Wow, I do not know today if the Lord wants this to be printed again or not. The advertisement could read that it was "paid for by 18 people" and I would pay $828 maybe. It could be that the Lord does NOT want it printed again and I would give the $18 back to those people. It is very interesting trying to figure this one out. What does God want? Then again, I did get a "Customer Coupon" from the Omaha World-Herald for a "Buy one ad, get your second ad of equal value FREE" for the Entertainment Magazine. So I guess it is paid for already, since we will have an advertisement in the paper on September 22, 1996 . (Janet from the World-Herald has sent me a proof copy of what it will look like and it will have the new Internet address of http://spring2life.com near the top of it.) Then again, there is a special section in the newspaper that will be titled "Paths to Success" on September 29th. Maybe I should put it in there. Wow, I do not know. Maybe at the bottom of the advertisement for September 22nd tell them that "To Be A Success In 1996" will be reprinted the next week on September 29th. That sounds cool! And both advertisements will refer to each other "back to back" like that Nebraska football team . (I graduated from there (UNL) in December 1974. My first job started on March 10th, 1975 at Mutual of Omaha . On September 1, 1977 (I think) I went to work at Union Pacific . On May 21, 1985 I started work at U S WEST . (This is like a resume or something.))
Pray for me that I do what God wants and not what I want. Thanks!
I talked to the Omaha World-Herald yesterday (August 29, 1996). I called Janet Rogge and asked her how much it would cost to reprint "To Be A Success In 1996" . Would I get a discount or not, since it was already printed once on August 18th. NOT! It will cost $845 again. Janet also says the rates will go up on October 1st. Great!
So I thought of TEAM 845. Have 845 people contribute $1 to "Spring 2 Life" to pay for the advertisement. This is like going to the moon. Is it possible to get 845 people to each write a $1 check for this cause? I do not know. This is very interesting. Do I have 845 friends?
The names and locations of the 845 people will appear at the bottom of this page. If you have a Home Page and/or e-mail address on the Internet, include that also. (You can be Anonymous also like that guy that wrote that book, but at least give us your location. Thanks. Just write Anonymous somewhere on the check.) Write "TEAM 845" on the check somewhere. When the total gets to $845, I will call Janet and tell her to print it again as soon as possible in the Sunday paper in the Entertainment Section. You might collect $1 checks from people at work or church or in your neighborhood or on the street. Do we have a common vision? Let us work together to achieve this goal! Cool! Just like Apollo 13. Make your $1 check payable to "Spring To Life". This is tax deductable. (Big deal!) If you want to contribute more than $1, it will go to pay for the next advertisement on September 22, 1996 ("Friday, December 31, 1999") or other advertisements. Do this on a separate check from the TEAM 845 check. I call an effort like this GRR (Grass Roots Revolution) like in the 60s and 70s. I will not deposit the checks in the bank (the bank will love this) until I get all 845. If we get more than $845, we will just print it again the next Sunday and over and over until the message gets out. Some people that I've talked to do not get the newspaper, so make copies for them.
A line will be added to the bottom of the advertisement that reads:
"This was paid for by 845 people who want you to be a success!"
I ask that you wear a name tag when you are out and about. We need to get to know each other. That is one of my dreams that we would know everybody's name in our town, school, church, business, neighborhood, etc.. Just how many friends can someone have?
The snail mail address is:
Spring To Life
P.O. Box 991
Omaha, NE 68101-0991
These are the names of TEAM 845 so far:
Dan Boeckman, Omaha, Nebraska USA
(2) Joe Ferrante, Council Bluffs, Iowa USA
(3) Ron Lenhart, Omaha
(4) Pam Westphal, Council Bluffs
(5) Alan Vu, Omaha
(6) John Chambers, Omaha
(7) Dola Mehsling, Council Bluffs
(8) Larry Legler, Omaha
(9) Ron Kramer, Omaha
(10,11) Rachel and Jacob King, Omaha
(12) Bill Altman, Omaha
(13,14,15) Anonymous (at Bakers 132 & Center), Omaha
(16,17) John and Bridget Boeckman, Bellevue, Nebraska USA
(18) Anonymous, Boys Town, Nebraska USA