A Chance to Help Desiring God

A Chance to Help Desiring God

Update 6/26
We have received $225,000 of the $255,000 that we need in order for us to close-out our fiscal year in the black and balance the budget. Thank you for your generous support!


Dear Friends,

As many of you may know, the Pipers have left Minneapolis for a year to make space for the new leadership at Bethlehem. They are now settled in Tennessee, renting the home of an extended family member for the months ahead. For the first time, John is on staff full time at Desiring God, and he has plenty of travel and writing to fill his calendar as he works remotely for this season.

So what will John be doing? Here’s a short portion of an update and invitation he sent last week to some of our financial partners.

There are over 20 speaking engagements, including three trips overseas. I’ve plunged into three book projects. The first is Five Points: Towards a Deeper Experience of God’s Grace. The second is A Godward Heart: Treasuring the God Who Loves You. Third is a new volume in the series The Swans Are Not Silent. I’m working on a new Bible-teaching idea for the Web that we hope to roll out during the coming year, and I record Ask Pastor John for release five days a week....

With our fiscal year ending June 30, we are praying toward a goal of $255,000, representing 6.2% of our $4,152,254 annual budget. That’s what we need to press on with next year’s expanded goals. Thank you for anything you are able to give. I love this ministry and feel affection for every kind of support.

We are joyfully committed to helping people everywhere understand and embrace the truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. Whether you’ve been a long-time friend of the ministry, or you’ve been newly introduced to Pastor John’s teaching, we’d love to have you join us in this mission as we work together for the increase of joy (2 Corinthians 1:24).

In Christ,

Scott Anderson
Executive Director

P.S. We hope that you’ll be encouraged by this video. It provides a glimpse into the Spanish translation efforts in which we are engaged through the life and ministry of one of our translators, Luis Mendez. We thank the Lord that we’ve seen a 147% increase in Spanish-speaking visits to our website during the last year!


Scott Anderson (@anderson_scott) is the Executive Director of Desiring God.