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Support Rocks!

At the end of the year and the start of the year, I got a few donations in for FlockHosting’s Church Hosting! It’s an awesome blessing and really does help me out tremendously!

I’ve also gotten some notes from people wanting to donate quarterly and monthly – everything helps! I’m not asking for anyone to go hungry, but even if you just gave up a cup of coffee a week (I’m talking Starbucks PSL’s) and donate that for a month, you would be helping out churches galore!

But how does it help? Well just got an email yesterday from a church hoster who had this to say:

I want to say, once again, thank you for your ministry! We recently had a young couple come and join us at LUMC in large part because of our Website! That’s such a huge blessing! Jim N.

Awesome blessing to know that these website tools are helping to build a presence online that can help folks find the good news in their local area, visiting a nearby town, and more! Donations like those that have come in of even $5 one time help me to cover costs of many services including Weebly! It has some advanced features I can’t just foot the bill for – so this helps me help churches who need advanced features!

So thank you guys so much who’ve donated and agreed to donate – I wish I was a non-profit and could give you a perk back, but I know God won’t let your donations come back void! God Loves a Cheerful Giver! Thanks for cheerfully supporting FlockHosting’s free Church Hosting!

Mission Trip Donations!

Now some of you may or may not know the true “SIZE” of FlockHosting, some folks login and write “To Whom it may concern” some however know the simplicity of it “Hey Chuck!” 🙂 since day one FlockHosting has been a one man shop, granted now days I have some hired help so to speak with some of my datacenter agreements, so I can branch out and have a bit of a personal life, and fixes can be deployed without me having to cancel on say my youthers and a trip to the movies (or a date) 🙂

To that end, FlockHosting isn’t just a business to me, it’s a personal investment of time and effort, and today I am asking for a favor – a friend from a local church is trying to raise funds to go to El Salvador for a week on a mission trip, she is trying to raise funds quickly as it’s in July – she needs just over $1000 and has already reached just past the halfway point but could use some help.

Now I know there are some of you that’d in a heart beat jump in and offer some funds without hesitation, and I appreciate that – however I want to do my part too and thank folks for helping out – so if you’d like to donate here’s what I’d like to offer in return:

  • You can choose to give and ask nothing in return. I do appreciate those who can give freely!
  • For any donations over $10 gets you up to 5 – 1GB Email accounts on the enhanced email service for 1 year
  • Any Donations over $50 gets you the above 1GB emails, however instead of 5 -> 10 and an additional 250MB of Storage for your website & 5GB of additional bandwidth for your website, for the life time of your account.

I wish I had the t-shirts I have been working on for the new website launch ready, but I’ll throw in a t-shirt or coffee mug to anyone who does donate the moment they are ready!

Again, this is completely optional, and I know money for most is tight, but every little bit helps, and I am happy to offer some perks for donations please don’t consider them a bribe to do it, I just like to bless those who bless others!

If you would like to donate, please either open a trouble ticket or email me chuck (at) flockhosting.com and let me know how much you’d like to donate, even $5 is awesome! I’d say I’d even take a buck, but sadly credit card or paypal fees would eat that entirely. So if you can donate I appreciate it, it’d help my friend out and help her get a week to share the love of the Lord in El Salvador for a week!