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    Site News - Thread: How to Support Christianity Haven

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      How to Support Christianity Haven

      Our free year of hosting so generously donated to us from Jazzy over at https://yaketys.com/ will be ending sometime after May and that means we'll have to start paying again monthly. Currently our status is that we have some money from Supporting Members to keep us going briefly and we are very grateful to those who have supported the forum.

      We've come into an issue where our software is so antiquated that it could become unsecure and it doesn't support some of the upgrades by our host which means we'll need to figure out a solution. Romanos, the owner, would like to have a long term solution instead of a band-aid and we are considering changing to a different software even though that would mean changing the look and slight function to our site because our add ons and modifications would not migrate over. That also means spending money we don't have.

      I was asked recently by a member how to become a supporting member and I realized it's been a while since this has been brought up. http://christianityhaven.com/payments.php There are multiple options for supporting the site through that link and it's done through PayPal.

      When I asked Romanos to create this site for me, I vowed to not beg for money from people to help keep it going and I didn't want a slew of ads spoiling the site in order to earn some spare coins. I've learned that the ads don't really pay much anyway! Supporting the site through donations to PayPal are always welcomed but now for a brief time I will be offering commissioned pet portraits as a fundraiser for Christianity Haven.

      Maybe you've seen my work before? I prefer to work in pastels which are chalks.
      Click image for larger version. ChristmasPortraits.jpg

      I will be offering to those who live in the United States & Canada a pet portrait in the amount of $100 USD which will go entirely to supporting the forum. Shipping will be paid by me and done through USPS and however else it gets shipped from there to Canada if there is a buyer from there.

      The size of the portrait will be so that it will fit within an 8"x10" mat opening (mat and frame are NOT included) and the art will be done on pastel/charcoal paper and done in pastels/charcoals. I do heads and necks only as that is my style and it will take 4-6 weeks to complete. The work will be sprayed with a fixative to help prevent smudging but it will still be vulnerable so handle with care. Payment through PayPal to the site is expected before work can begin. I require a photo of the pet (cat, dog, horse, etc) and it will be 1 pet only for the portrait. The photo should be of the head and neck with clear detail.

      If you have questions please ask here or you can PMme about this. I want this site to keep going for a long time and so arrangements need to be started now in order for that to happen. God has blessed us for 4 1/2 years and I'd love for Christianity Haven to live for many more years to come.

      TLDR; Support CH by becoming a Supporting Member http://christianityhaven.com/payments.php
      or support by purchasing a pet portrait for $100 that will help pay for hosting costs, software upgrades and domain name renewal.
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus


      1 John 5:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

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      Your portraits are beautiful! I would absolutely love to purchase one and support the site but I don't make much money. I plan on working full time again but I really want to pay off my school default so I can go back to school someday..
      Maybe in the near future I can get you to do a portrait for me or at least help donate to the site.
      Ads don't really bother me because I use Tapatalk and I'm not buying the premium just to get rid of them, I don't even notice them anyway... I miss the good ol days of the Internet where ads didn't exist, but them again dial up was so horrible lol.
      I used to do html coding in the late 90s and the domain wasn't too expensive, but those days are long gone.. maybe I should go to school for coding!

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      Hopefully done for one year subscription.

      I don't want to be in the "contest" for anything....

      I "lost" my PayPal account so I apologize for not renewing this as soon as it expired, but hopefully it's okay now.



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      I sent another $25.00. It is a gift to Andrew, please give him "Supporter Member" status for a year.
      We are justified by works - just not our own.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Josiah View Post
      Hopefully done for one year subscription.

      I don't want to be in the "contest" for anything....

      I "lost" my PayPal account so I apologize for not renewing this as soon as it expired, but hopefully it's okay now.



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      This isn't a contest It's just a unique type of fundraiser based upon my 25 years of experience as a pet portrait artist.
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus


      1 John 5:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      This isn't a contest It's just a unique type of fundraiser based upon my 25 years of experience as a pet portrait artist.

      List Andrew as the possible "winner" for both. Thanks.
      We are justified by works - just not our own.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Josiah View Post
      List Andrew as the possible "winner" for both. Thanks.
      Andrew is always a winner in my book
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus


      1 John 5:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

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      Aw shucks you two! Don't make me blush!

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      Good to hear the changes Christianity Haven will undergo, will try to support the forum in someway.

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