More often than not, we hear stories of prayers being answered in the way that we want. When the results are not what we prayed for, we say that God did not answer our prayers or we question why God would want to punish us.
How wrong could we be?! God always answers our prayers! The answers may not be what we want but we can be assured that they are what we need, at the time.
God always knows what is best for us under any circumstances. Therefore, as long as we truly trust God and allow Him to lead our lives, He will always take care of us.
In all honesty, it isn’t always easy to accept God’s answers to some of our prayers. We can be narrow minded, impatient and just plain stubborn, at times. We refuse to accept His answer, claiming that He isn’t listening or He just doesn’t care.
We couldn’t be further from the truth. That is why we want to do something to offer encouragement and hope to the world. We want to show that everything happens for a reason. We want to help people realize that God is truly taking care of us, even when He calls someone Home to Heaven. There is a reason…
With all of this in mind, we want to put together a book of stories from people from all over the world about their experiences with God answering their prayers in ways that they did not ask for but in ways that they discovered, in the long run, were best for them.
Therefore, we want to give people an opportunity to share their stories of how God has shown His love for them.
We want personal stories of how God has answered their prayers in a way that was not expected or asked for but, has obviously turned out for the best.
We will not be offering compensation for the stories that are included because all of the proceeds from the book, if successful, will be going to a very special project that will begin with benefitting stray animals and battered women, and hopefully, eventually, will also benefit orphans, lonely senior citizens, and others needing help. Names will, however, be put with each story and if the contributor would like to dedicate his or her story (in honor of or in memory of) to someone, a brief dedication will also be included. Additionally, once published, each contributor, that requests it, will receive a free copy of the book.
We will also be self-publishing the book through Westbow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan so, we will need financing, which is where Go Get Funding comes in. We hope to collect enough, not only to publish the book, but also to help get a good start on our project, which we want to be self-sustaining. We hope the book will be successful enough to continually help sustain our project along with other money making ideas we can come up with.
Because of the nature and purpose of this book, it is very important that all of the stories be truthful. We want to be able to present a book full of honesty and hope to everyone who reads it. We want to provide, not only reinforcement to those strong in faith but, also encouragement to anyone and everyone whose faith might be lacking or whose belief in God and/or the goodness of the world may be in doubt.
Please submit your stories to: [email protected]
Or, if you prefer snail mail, send to: L. Burney (For the Love of Strays)
2096 Copperhill Cove
Memphis, TN 38134
We would also welcome volunteers, helpful suggestions, and/or anything else that would benefit our cause. Just contact us at either of the above addresses and we will respond as quickly as possible. We realize that most of you have no idea who we are but, if you would like to find out something about us, you can go to the following website:
If we have a positive response to our letter, receive enough stories, and can finance the publishing, we will notify each person whose story we want to include in the book for their final approval and permission to use their story. We will include as many stories as possible.
We appreciate all of your attention and thoughtful consideration as you put your stories and/or donations together for contribution to the book.
May God bless you and may you live forever in His love.