People have been asking for this information, forcing the information out of me. Don’t forget, I can’t solicite donations, so you have to force them on me. A Canadian athiest group quipped that they should punch me unconscious and then stuff ten bucks in my shirt pocket!
So, if I mention my AMAZON WISHLIST, it’s not there for solicitation, it’s just there to remind me of some things I’m wishing for. Kind of a way of organizing things for me. If I mention my mailing address way down the mountain — which acts as a physical address for the delivery of any size package – that’s also just a reminder to me, as is the phone number of the UPS Store (which is what that address is), the phone number being useful for filling out shipping details.
FATHER GEORGE DAVID BYERS
102 COLLEGE STATION DRIVE
SUITE 3 — PMB 233
BREVARD, NC 28712 USA
Tel: (828) 883-4701
There are, at present, insurmountable logistics beyond my control, which prevent me from getting a non-profit status here in North Carolina. Without that status, I cannot solicit donations. Also, to get that status, I would have to get a federal charity number. That would be easy, but I couldn’t do it in conscience. According to the Obama persecution of religion, I would have to pay for insurance for the employees of the hermitage, which would be me. To get that Obama insurance, I would be paying into an abortion on demand fund. I just won’t do that. So, there we are! Saint Francis, eat your heart out. I can’t even beg!
Also: I’ll try to get to the bank tomorrow. Some of you have sent in some checks and I really need to get them in. Sorry! Also, there’s a package at the UPS Store waiting for me… Thank you!
An example of what I can’t do:
This is the last loaf of Trappist bread to be made by the monks. They sold out a while back to a private enterprise. I got this from the Soup Kitchen in town. I can’t do that because that’s soliciting donations. No coffee either. No soaps. Zilch. Not even a paypal button, since you have to be a 501c3 for that. But I’m content with nothing. Makes life a bit easier! A bit barbaric, but easier!