June 12, 2014
Dear Friends of St. Paul Street Evangelization,
We want to share with you the difference you are making. Your support has led to the evangelization of over 28,000 people with life-changing results:
Over 9,000 people hearing the Gospel message;
Over 2,800 men and women consecrating their lives to Christ or making a commitment to consider the Catholic Church;
Over 1,400 of our brothers and sisters becoming Catholic, joined RCIA, or have "reverted."
Without your support none of this would have been possible.
A key part of our teams’ success in planting seeds in the hearts of these men and women has been a very simple, but powerful tool: pamphlets about Jesus Christ and His Church. We have 27 royalty-free pamphlets for our teams to freely print and give away.
During their evangelization outings, our teams have given away hundreds of thousands of these pamphlets—a takeaway that people can read and prayerfully reflect upon on their own.
As you know, we are a non-confrontational apostolate dedicated to sharing our love of Jesus with everyone. Our goal is not to win arguments but to share the love of Jesus Christ with a hurting culture that is seeking truth, and our pamphlets have been a key part of our initial success.
What we need
In the past few months the demand for these pamphlets has been extraordinary. The SPSE staff and volunteers have spent many hours printing them on two office printers, spending thousands of dollars on toner and staff time.
These printers we have used were not made for printing the volume we need. Printing them professionally saves time and money. In fact, we were able to arrange a discount of over 50 percent, in part thanks to a generous last-minute offer on top of the regular rate. Our arrangement was only $4,500 for a minimum of 100,000 pamphlets.
Your help is needed today.
Please help us pay for the printing costs. Cash flow is vital, especially for a young non-profit like ourselves. Keeping the money flowing helps us distribute our pamphlets, and it lets us continue to grow, and at the very least it's just good business sense to keep a reserve in the bank for other special opportunities or crises.
Any extra money beyond our target will go directly toward our mission.
As a thank you, we have put together a few reward levels:
For any donation, we will include a miraculous medal as a gift to you.$10
Any five pamphlets. High-quality 80-pound matte paper!
Pamphlet variety pack (small). You get one of each pamphlet. High-quality 80-pound matte paper!
St. Paul Street Evangelization T-Shirt, plus five pamphlets.
Pamphlet variety pack (large). You get 100 various pamphlets from the printer. High-quality 80-pound matte paper!
You get a membership to our Web site for one full year. Supporting membership includes online catechist training modules, full access to PDFs of our pamphlets, business card templates --- in fact, all the special access we give our teams!
Miraculous medals, qty. 100.$500
Street evangelization starter kit. This includes: 1 SPSE A-Frame Sign; 100 Miraculous Medals; 100 Miraculous Medal Holy Cards; 50 Crucifixes; 500-Pamphlet Variety Pack; 100 CDs; 1 Evangelization Handbook.
Note: Please add $30 for international shipping
Who we are
St. Paul Street Evangelization is a 501(c)3 non-profit headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. Founded in May 2012, we support over a hundred chapters throughout the United States and several others internationally --- Australia, Canada, Denmark, and the UK --- and most of our pamphlets are available in English and Spanish. Our Web site features training modules and special resources designed to help you get out on the street and start sharing the Gospel.
Thank you in advance for considering a gift to help share the love of Jesus Christ with a hurting culture that is seeking truth.
In the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
Steve Dawson, National Director
St. Paul Street Evangelization
P.S. Please prayerfully consider making a monthly donation so we can supply this vital resource for our Street Evangelization teams throughout the year. Your gift will change hearts and minds; you can change lives.