Because of ALL YOUR SUPPORT — from so many of you who reached out to us in our time of need – we are still sailing — at least for another month! Thank you! Each day we are grateful for your prayers and financial help to keep us afloat in ministry. Through the generous response of people to purchase books and share them, the life-changing message of purity is reaching many more people. Praise God!
A Real Life “Brandon” Story
I want to share with you a great testimony that came to us on the wake of our S.O.S. Marcus’ story below is yet another example of how when someone is bold enough to share the life-changing message of purity, God can work miracles in their lives and touch others beyond!
I have been meaning to e-mail you for a very long time, I just kept putting it off but I think now is a good time to reach out to you.
I, like so many others, was deeply impacted by your book some years back in college. I relate very much to Brandon and while in college I went through a rough couple of relationships. I went on a retreat and met a girl, and I was attracted to her innocence and purity (which I knew I had lost). We became good friends and when I told her I had feelings for her, she gave me three tasks I had to complete before we could seriously consider a relationship.
One was ask her father for his permission to “date”, the second was to read your book, and she told me she would give me the third task after I read the book.
I loved the book, and I read it very quickly (partly to find out, and complete, the third task). The book struck a chord with me because I related to Brandon at the start of the book, I had grown sick of my behavior in relationships, and because I wanted to be like Brandon at the end of the book – it gave me hope for my guilt-ridden self.
After I finished the book she told me the third task: one night, after a humiliating experience with a guy she went before Our Lady of Guadalupe with tears and – inspired by your book – she made a promise to save her lips, from then on, until she was standing at the altar… married.
To cut the story extremely short, the promise was exactly what I needed to cure me of my tendency to lust (though it wasn’t at all easy in the beginning), and April 17th of last year we had our first kiss at the altar in front of all our family and friends.
A month later Dianne (my bride) became pregnant, and last Tuesday – February 8th – Dianne Elizabeth was born.
We are now involved in various ministries, including radio. I’m in the process of developing a four or five part audio set on courting/relationship/theology of the body advice and I’m slowly trying to write a book about our story to try and help inspire others. I’d like to help you, and maybe in the process we can help each other. I would like to contribute a small monthly donation to your ministry – but more than that I would like to obtain one or more interview(s) with you to air on our local radio show here in San Antonio, Texas (part of the Guadalupe Radio Network) to help promote your books and ministry.
“I read Arms of Love because my (girlfriend) thought that I might further understand her life if I read it, and it really changed who I am as a person…. I wasn’t nearly a pre-Joanie Brandon Vaughn, but I was not living the life that a real man should lead…. I’d like to thank Carmen for making sure a boy found out what it means to be a man.”
Drop the Pebble and Watch the Ripples of Evangelization Grow!
Bring Christ to one person and change many lives along the way! You have a chance to help in this life-changing ministry of promoting purity! Look at what happened in Marcus’ life, when someone was bold enough to share a simple Catholic novel! Someone had first shared Arms of Love with his now-wife Dianne, and she was brave enough to risk sharing it with him! Now they are evangelizing to many as a couple. From one heart touched to one marriage blessed … the course of history has been changed for many!
YOU are the connection between these powerful books and those souls who are waiting to be awakened to the goodness, truth and beauty of Pure Love!
Our Commitment to Stay the Course
Thank you for helping us continue on our mission. We will keep sailing as long as we possibly can — that’s our commitment to you and to our Lord!
Thank you for the many one-time donations we’ve received. What a blessing!
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So far we’ve raised just under $600 per month in monthly support. We have a ways to go … but we trust if the Lord wants this work to continue He will inspire those who are able to share the gift of financial support with us!
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JUST THREE DAYS LEFT
Books are still on sale until the end of this month at $9.95 each!
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You are the wind in our sails!
Your words of encouragement, your generous support, your prayers and your efforts to share this work … all these things have made a difference! Together we are changing history, one heart, one life, one marriage at a time! We cannot do it without you!
to live lives of purity, pleasing to you,
that will make us to shine as
lights in the darkness of our world,
drawing souls ever closer to You!