Subject: FaithWriters June Newsletter - With a New Contest to Create Writing Opportunities

JUNE 2012





Hello Friend



FAITHWRITERS NEWSLETTER



FaithWriters.com news and information for the write-brained

Christian!



“The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children

after them.” – Proverbs 20:7



Okay, so we know our fathers aren’t totally blameless, and

they’re definitely not perfect, right? But some of us have

wonderful fathers. Dads who possess qualities we adore and who

have always been a positive presence in our lives. But perhaps

your image of your dad isn’t so positive. Maybe you have a

father who has hurt you or wasn’t there for you at all. Maybe

your relationship just isn’t as great as you’d like it to be.

While earthly fathers may hurt us, or disappoint us, or even

leave us, isn’t it awesome to know you have a Father in Heaven

who you can call “Daddy?” Who loves you more than you can

ever comprehend, and will never leave you or let you down?



If you have an amazing earthly dad, count your blessings! And if

you don’t, remember that you have a heavenly Father who longs

to be everything you need in a Daddy…and so much more! Praying

that you experience the love of the Father this month.



And if you are a father yourself, we celebrate you!



Be sure to read the Out of the Mouths of FaithWriters section at

the end of this newsletter to see what some of our members love

about their dads.



THE GREAT COMMISSION - THIRTY NINE AND GROWING



Did you know that as a member of FaithWriters you are helping to

lead people to Christ? As a group, our articles attract visitors

from all over the world. Someone from India or Australia or

France might Google the name “Jesus,” and end up reading one

of your articles. They were thinking about God before they

visited the site, and your article makes them think even more.

Then they notice the video gospel presentation, and the link

about Jesus on the right hand side of the article page. Since

February 26th, 1159 people have viewed the video, and thirty-nine

have informed us that they accepted Jesus as their Lord and

Savior. And many more have gone to the FaithWriters “Jesus

page,” where there are links to material in over 150 languages.

Those who write to us and let us know about their new commitment

to Christ are offered a helping hand to start their new walk. So

many seeds have been planted, and souls are being saved! Together

we are the Body of Christ.



If you are passionate about Jesus and in seeking and saving the

lost, and if you have some website experience, we would love your

help! We are looking for volunteers to help finish our Jesus

pages. It is a drag and drop website and very easy to work with.

You would be responsible for helping to expand the site with

Biblical material. Take a look at the site here:

http://faithwritersjesuspage.weebly.com/.



If you are interested in helping, just email Mike at:

mailto:writer-support@faithwriters.com



PORTFOLIO PAGES



Have you filled out your FaithWriters.com profile page? If not,

what are you waiting for? Besides a list of links to all of the

articles and Challenge entries you post to FaithWriters, your

Profile Page is where visitors/readers can meet you and read

about who you are, as a fellow Christian and writer. Once you

sign in to FaithWriters.com, simply go to your MEMBER LOGIN tab

and scroll down a bit until you see UPDATE AND MANAGE YOUR

PROFILE/ACCOUNT. There, you will be able to type your bio, a link

to your website, and even upload a photo. We look forward to

learning more about you! If you have any questions or problems,

please don’t hesitate to contact us at

faithwriters.contact.@yahoo.com.





UPGRADING PAYS OFF



New FaithWriters owners, Mike and Bea, are working hard to bring

you more paid writing opportunities. Is that cool, or what? These

opportunities are presented through the Private Messaging System

(PM), which is included with both the GOLD and PLATINUM

memberships. Many members have achieved publication, and even

landed contracts this way! Here are two messages we recently

received from satisfied members who obtained work through PM:



“The website is great, and has been a great asset to me as I

pursue writing for Christ. Beyond job opportunities, it also has

allowed me to share a lot of the stuff God has put on my heart

over the years, and to interact with other like-minded writers.

But yes, I did find the writing opportunity at PTL through

Faithwriters, and it has been a great experience so far. I really

can't thank everyone who makes Faithwriters possible enough for

helping me find this opportunity.” - Thomas H.



“Hi Mike- I wanted to let you know that I found out today that

the women's devotionals I submitted to Group Publishing, thanks

to a private message via Faithwriters, are being included in

their new book being published in October. They pay in books! I'm

over the top excited about this opportunity. So, another HUGE

thank you to Faithwriters (and God) for linking me up to this

writing opp!” – Beth C.



The Private Messaging System is only one of several benefits that

come with your upgraded account. To view a list of all the GOLD

and PLATINUM perks, click here:

http://www.faithwriters.com/finish-signup.php



BIG NEWS!!!!! BLOG CONTESTS ARE HERE NOW!!!!! POTENTIAL FOR MANY

PAID WRITING ASSIGNMENTS



Did you vote in our important poll about our new proposed project

to increase paid writing opportunities for members? The response

was 98% yes as long as the site or ministry was Biblically sound.

You can view the general guidelines for this program, it’s

potential to create paid writing opportunities and the first

contest in the program here -

http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=92&sid=

2cda535441453b2deef1ba32719d2a0d





You can also start writing your initial “Invitation to accept

Jesus” article. These can be posted anytime in the locations

specified in the instructions on the forum. The deadline for

posting is 10 am New York time 6-15-12. Please limit your

questions to us by carefully reading the instructions in the

forum link above.



HAVE YOU BUILT YOUR FREE FULL FEATURE WEBSITE YET?



Free up front and no monthly charge. Just like our FaithWriters

Jesus page. Easiest site builder.

http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=366029&u=618789&m=37723&urllink

=&afftrack=





LOOKING AHEAD…



FAITHWRITERS CHALLENGE BOOKS - It’s been a long time coming,

but the wait is almost over! The FaithWriters Challenge books are

about to be resurrected! More than 50 FaithWriters members will

be featured in the Hobbies and Pastimes anthology! Thank you for

your patience through the restructuring and rebranding of these

books, under the new publishing label, Breath of Fresh Air Press.

And if you’ve placed in the top 10 at any time over the last

few years, your time is coming! Watch for the release of the

Hobbies and Pastimes book very soon!



BEST OF THE BEST – Only one more month until a new B.O.B. is

crowned! There have been lots of awesome first place Challenge

entries over the past year, but who will win the Best of the

Best?



Stay tuned!



In the meantime, why not pop over and read some of the current

Challenge entries? Encouraging comments are always welcome!

http://www.faithwriters.com/writing-challenge-intro.php



Also check out the FaithWriters blog, where a few recent posts

provide links to this year’s Best of the Best contenders.

http://faithwriters.com/blog/







OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF FAITHWRITERS



In honor of Father’s Day this month, members were asked the

following question:



NAME THREE QUALITIES YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR DAD.



Here are a few of the many responses submitted:



“I love my Dad's DEDICATION TO THE LORD. I also love his

POSITIVE ATTITUDE and the ENCOURAGEMENT he has always given

me.” - Diana Behrens



“He was FEARLESS, when Dad was around I felt safe. He was

FAIR-MINDED, without prejudice, and he LOVED ANIMALS.” – Iris

Boyce



“PROTECTOR, GOD-SERIOUS, STRONG.” – Marilyn K. Smith



“Having lived more than 60 years of my 62 without my dear Dad,

his most precious qualities to me are: His LOVE FOR CHRIST, made

known to me by others' memories, his amazing GIFT OF POETRY,

preserved in his handwriting, in a tattered book, his ridiculous

sense of humor - I'm sure in part inherited by my zany

children.” – Margaret Kearley



“I loved my father's ZEST FOR LIFE, his SPONTANEITY and his

WIT, which could all be summed up by one of my childhood

experiences. Papa brought home a 28-lb tuna. Because of it, we

were forced to eat tuna every day and, believe me, that was not a

treat!



“My Father was so PATIENT, and a QUIET MAN of few words. He

was always DEPENDABLE, sticking by me throughout my life.” -

Susan Allen



Next month’s question:



WHAT IS THE NICEST COMPLIMENT YOU’VE RECEIVED ABOUT YOUR

WRITING?



Send your brief (2-3 sentence) answer to:

Faithwriters.contact@yahoo.com. Then check the July newsletter to

see if your reply was selected to appear.





THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING FAITHWRITERS.COM! WISHING YOU A

JOYOUS AND JUBILANT JUNE!