Dan Keeton’s take on the economic Crisis
This is not the first time Dan Keeton has thought outside the box, but it is decidedly one of the most innovative. His most recent newsletter (reprinted by permission) states:
I’m listening to the President explain the loans given to the U. S. automakers. I am well aware of the financial struggles we are all facing. The steel plant here in the area closed till after the 1st of the year, leaving many without jobs during Christmas.
Driving home a couple days ago I heard the most disgusting thing I’ve ever heard from a “Christian” radio station. A pitch for money and donations was fronted by, “we know times are hard and some have lost jobs and some can’t even put food on the table, but the Bible says, “seek ye first the Kingdom of God”…so, consider giving a donation to us.” A almost hurled right there in the car. I AM ASHAMED of what we have become. This is the exact reason we cannot reach people and we are not compelling ANYONE! I even know of groups raising cd prices to $20 or more. But I am realizing our problem…are you ready….?
NEED BREEDS MORE NEED! The automakers need more, so they charge us more, The gas companies need more, so they charge more, the price of everything goes up so we need more, we need to work more, make more, more, more, more! IT’S GOT TO STOP!
This past weekend a long trip to Branson on Saturday, yielded us a grand total of $15. Not $15 after expenses but $15 minus gas, food and expenses. A good crowd in attendance, but they were bombarded every 15 minutes by “give a donation” for this book and cd or this video and package. People were simply drained dry. Then $100 on Sunday morning and not much more on Sunday evening.
So, I am praying asking God, what do you want me to do? I hear, “Give and it shall be given unto you”, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
So here’s God’s plan for me. Our CDs are currently $15 each plus $2 shipping. I refuse to follow the world’s direction. I am turning around and swimming upstream. Just a test of God’s word. It’s faith, I guess.
Until further notice all Keeton CDs on the web site are $5 each plus $2 shipping. even if you already have some. Give some away. We can even ship them as a gift to whomever you wish.
Then (read carefully now) if you are laid off or in any financial stress but, you really would like to have a cd or give one as a gift, KEEP YOUR MONEY, pay your bills. send me an email at [EDIT, 3/16/13: Broken link removed] and simply tell me you really want to but you cannot afford to, and I will ship you or your loved one a cd and you can return to the web site and pay when you can. Am I crazy? Well, maybe a little, but I believe, this upward spiral has got to stop before someone CRACKS!
I only have a limited supply on hand and I do not know for sure if I can get them to anyone before Christmas. If everyone would step back take a breath and re-evaluate, and drop prices to what people can afford, we will make it thru the terrible storm.
The Keeton Ministry