Seven new CDs
Dear Friends (and especially our faithful supporters):
Christ is Risen! A happy and joyous Easter to you! I'll make this posting extremely (and uncharacteristically) brief. I have been incredibly busy during the entirety of Lent, spending literally hundreds of hours preparing seven new CDs:
1) "Easter Impact: How to PROVE that Jesus Christ Rose from the Dead"
2) "Seven Sermons from a Painful Pulpit: The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross"
3) "Jonah's Journey to Hell and Back: A verse-by-verse study of one of the Bible's most amazing books"
4) "Five Sins That Damn and Doom Any Society: The Message of Malachi, Fierce and Final Prophet of the Old Testament"
5) "Being, Knowing, Doing: The Three-Dimensional Master Key to Unlocking Sacred Scripture, the Catholic Faith, and All of Reality"
6) "A Friendly Open Letter to Michael Voris of RealCatholicTV.net"
7) "Decoding Dan Brown: Mass-Market Prophet of the New Age Gnostic Christ"
Each of these new CDs will sell for $10. My problem is that I have absolutely NO money at present to produce or package these seven CDs. The Biblical Foundations International bank account is literally empty, and has been for several days now. Nor does my personal bank account hold any help, as it too will be completely empty once my mortgage, car payment, and utility bills are automatically deducted from it during the new few days.
I know that once these seven new CDs are produced and available for sale from our online store (to which I've not been able to add any new products in quite a while), my cash flow situation will significantly improve (God willing), and I will be able to not only meet my obligations but finally produce two larger CD sets I am way behind in production on, due to lack of funds: a 4-CD, more detailed analysis of all five of Dan Brown's novels (the single CD mentioned above only provides a galloping overview of his work and its most egregious errors), and the 25-CD "Riding the Train of Truth All the Way to the End of the Line" complete apologetics course I've been struggling to complete for over a year and a half now.
But first I need a quick infusion, right now, to jump-start the process so as to get these first seven single CDs rolling out the door. Can you help? If you can donate at least $100 to help get these CDs produced during the next several days (my goal is to get all seven of them funded and completed before the end of the month), I'll send you all seven CDs.
If you can't send as much as $100 but can spare a smaller amount, I can send you at least some of these new CDs (say, one for each $15 or so that you donate): please specify which one(s) you'd be interested in.
I know you read appeals like this from me more often than you might care to. Believe me, I am (most reluctantly) forced to make them more often than I care to: I wish sales were sufficient so that I never had to appeal for donations. But I make a shockingly meager income -- well below the poverty level (as the 1040 federal tax return I recently filed amply attests!) -- from my work as a no-compromise Catholic apologist, which is the only source of income I have with which to provide for my family of eleven, and every month it's a right-up-to-the-due-date challenge to scrape together enough to pay each bill.
I do what I do not because it makes any real money, but because I believe in the truth of the real Catholic Faith with all my heart and believe that people are lost without it, and my wife and children all feel exactly the same way, which is why we're happy to make the sacrifices we do.
As always, the quickest, easiest way for you to donate is to click on the gold "Make a Donation" button in the upper right area of this website to use PayPal to make a secure online donation. If you don't already have a PayPal account, PayPal will give you the option to set one up -- it takes less than two minutes -- or to use a credit or debit card as a "PayPal Guest."
If you prefer not to use PayPal, you can send your donation via Visa, MasterCard, or Discover to my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. I would suggest, for security reasons, that you send me in one email only the first half of your 16-digit credit card number, along with your name exactly as it appears on your credit card, and the amount you wish to donate; in a second email please provide the last 8 digits of your card number, the expiration date, the 3-digit security code found at the end of the signature box on the back of the card, and the billing address for the card. (Unless I provide them all that information -- again, for security reasons -- your credit card company will not allow me to charge your card. If you wish to avoid having to type all that information, simply choose payment option 1 and use PayPal.)
A third option would be to call me at (570) 969-1724 and leave on my voicemail the above information. A fourth option would be to fax the above information to me at (570) 969-1725. A fifth and final option would be to mail a check or money order, payable to either "Gerry Matatics" or "Biblical Foundations International," to: Gerry Matatics, PO Box 569, Dunmore PA 18512.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and thank you for whatever you can sacrificially give to keep this full-time apologetics and evangelization apostolate (now in our 21st year!) moving forward. I pray that Almighty God is granting you and your loved ones a glorious Eastertide.
In Christ our Risen King and Mary our gloriously reigning Queen Mother,
Updated On: April 30th, 2011