Dear Friend of Our Lady,
I have written you many letters, but there comes a time when it is better to just let the facts speak for themselves.
Believe me, today is such a time.
FACT: With each passing day, the world is becoming less safe and our nation less secure. The dangers to our faith, families and freedom have never been so grave or so great as they are at this moment!
Whether it's the growing chaos and violence in Russia or the deepening economic mess at home ... whether it's famine, ecological disaster or millions upon millions leaving the Church, the "signs of the times" could not be clearer.
Let's not fool ourselves. We are in the midst of a crisis of monumental proportions and it's only getting worse!
The Mother of God warned us at Fatima that the world would face these terrible chastisements (and more) unless we obeyed Her requests. Yet millions continue to put their faith in politicians, unaware that Our Lady told us that "Only I can help you."
FACT: The Fatima Crusader (and Our Lady's TV and radio programs) are the only large-circulation outlets in the world for the full Fatima Message.
As the world plunges ever deeper into sin and confusion, Our Lady's Fatima Message is our only hope for true peace and safety.
But how are people to know this unless we tell them?
14 years after its first issue, the Crusader remains the sole "voice in the wilderness" able to cry out to millions of souls around the world with Our Lady's full Fatima words.
Yet time is running out ... We need to reach millions more with the Queen of Heaven's saving Message before it's too late!
FACT: Our Lady is calling YOU! Don't let Her Fatima Messenger be silenced forever.
While the recession has hurt almost everyone, it has truly devastated our already tiny resources. There have been many times in the last year when we didn't know if or how we could go on.
It has only been our faith in Almighty God, Our Lady and in you that has kept our doors open. But the fact is that we need your prayers and financial help today more than we ever needed them in the past!
You see, just to send this magazine to you and other friends has cost over $100,000. At the same time, bills for Our Lady's TV and radio programs continue to mount into many tens of thousands.
As in the past, I have had no choice but to go out and borrow the money to get this issue to you. As always, I have sent it to you in faith ... because I truly believe in you.
But now in the midst of this terrible recession, I need to know you are still with me.
FACT: The ONLY way we can continue this urgent work for Our Lady is if you and others help us today.
Believe me, it's just that simple. Without your prayers and financial help today, we cannot possibly go on.
That's why I am praying with all my heart and strength that you will give whatever you can to help. Yes, even a modest offering of any size is critically important today.
But the most important. thing is that I hear from you as soon as possible. Please write back to me as soon as you can.
More than ever before, I am asking you to remember me and all Our Lady's workers in your prayers. You can be sure that I am praying for you every day and remembering all your intentions in every one of my Masses. God bless and keep you!
Yours in Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Father Nicholas Gruner
Here's one last FACT. We continue to work day and night to bring Our Lady's Message to RUSSIA via television, but we are still many thousands of dollars short of our goal. Your offering today will help make this wonderful dream a reality!
A gift of $1000, $500, $100, even a small sacrifice of $50 or $25 will help pay for this magazine as well as bring the saving Message of Fatima to millions across Europe, including to more than 40,000,000 households in Russia and the Ukraine.
Our meager resources force me once again to beg you to pray a rosary today so that we can maintain and expand our present Apostolic efforts to make known, understood and loved Our Lady and Her full Fatima Message.