Part of living abroad and working in the nonprofit sector is fund raising. From the beginning Kate and I have been hesitant to employ traditional methods to raise money. You know stuff like, mailing fliers, constant pleas for money or we might die, promising blessings and 100 fold returns, guilt, and any kind of manipulation. We have not always succeeded in avoiding attempts at manipulation, but we have tried. Funny thing is when we try to get someone to give, it rarely works.