I make it a point to not ask for money or subscribers on Youtube. But I do view Youtube as a ministry to encourage fellow believers.
Here are some facts about my Youtube videos:
Some videos are planned well in advance, and some are spontaneously created by randomly selecting a hymn from hymnbook.
Each video takes anywhere from 4 - 8 hours to make, spread out over a period of several nights. Larger videos with 8 or more parts can take 24-60 hours to make. My largest project took over 6 weeks.
Almost all of my videos are arranged, recorded, edited, and filmed after my entire family goes to bed, from 10 PM till 2 AM.
Making Youtube videos is on top of my regular full time job, church responsibility, and my computer business.
I do not make Youtube videos for the money. Full disclosure: I do make some ad revenue every month from Youtube; about enough to fill my van's gas tank a few times or paying for a portion of my electric bill. If it were for the money, it would not be worth the time, effort, or exhaustion.
I do not intend for Youtube to become a career; I want to work to provide for my family. However, money earned from Youtube or your donation does help to pay some bills, and I'm grateful for that.
We do have a mortgage and debt. We moved in April 2021 from a 2 bedroom to a 4 bedroom house to open our doors for foster care in South Carolina. We had to extensively renovate it and replace both of our vehicles in the same year. We still have about $10,000 in debt from just the renovations and the mortgage on top of that. We are not calling this a "fundraiser" but your support helps us to pay off these debts. (We do not have any student loans or auto loans).
If you feel led of the Lord to support our family and our "ministry in song," we are humbly grateful for your kind support.
You can make a one-time donation through Paypal/Venmo or a recurring donation through Patreon/Youtube Channel Membership, or mailing a check through our church.
ONE TIME DONATION
MAILING A CHECK
To donate by check (tax deductible), please mail to:
Bethel Baptist Church
Benevolence Fund / Lining Family
403 Sulphur Springs Rd
Greenville, SC 29617