Written stories featured on whyisthishappening.org website are original, nonfiction short stories. They are submitted by people who have faced a difficult challenge and found God to be faithful. The purpose of the submitted story is to encourage someone else who may be facing a similar challenge
The WITH site does not publish stories copied from news reports or biographies from press releases. The website also does not publish stories from people seeking financial support.
In order for your story to be considered for publication, please adhere to the following guidelines:
The undersigned CONTRIBUTOR acknowledges that he or she has been engaged by Grand Rapids First Assembly of God Church (GR FIRST) in a volunteer or paid capacity to tell of CONTRIBUTOR’S own experiences for use in GR FIRST’S “WHY IS THIS HAPPENING” project (THE PROJECT). THE PROJECT involves the creation of an on-line ministry for those experiencing tragedy, heartache, trauma, illness, pain, misfortune, depression, loss and other life challenges.
CONTRIBUTOR understands and agrees that his or her story, performance thereof, likeness and/or name may be used in any reproducible medium, including without limitation video recordings, sound recordings, photographic material, and/or print form, (the MEDIA MATERIALS).
CONTRIBUTOR understands and agrees that such Media Materials may be incorporated into or combined with MEDIA MATERIALS originating with others.
CONTRIBUTOR understands and agrees that such MEDIA MATERIALS may be widely disseminated publicly through the use of various communication media and vehicles, including without limitation, the world-wide web, television, radio, news media, books, pamphlets, and in other ways.
CONTRIBUTOR waives all rights to privacy and all rights to publicity in all such MEDIA MATERIALS and their dissemination. To the extent that CONTRIBUTORS performances or other contributions to THE PROJECT comprise works of a copyrightable nature made in whole or in part by CONTRIBUTOR, during the course of and within the scope of the PROJECT, and which are used in THE PROJECT, CONTRIBUTOR grants to GR FIRST a perpetual, non-exclusive royalty free license to do so.
We also need your permission in order to proceed with the story development process.
Thank you again for your interest in sharing your story.
May God richly bless you.