TO BE SUCCESSFUL, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
One of the goals of F.A.R.M.S. is to provide research grants for projects that are essential in bringing greater understanding to the Book of Mormon in light of its ancient origins. To do this properly takes money. F.A.R.M.S. has used contributions to sponsor a number of projects in the past; however, there is still a large body of important research that cannot be finished or even started because of lack of funds.
To move ahead on some of the more promising projects, we are asking for your financial support through direct contributions. We have selected a list of projects that we at F.A.R.M.S. consider the most important. We solicit your support of specific programs. Those who donate $500 or fund a complete project will be given credit as sponsors of the papers when they are published. These people will receive quarterly progress reports on how the work is going and a free copy of the paper when done, autographed by the researcher, and, with their permission, will be recognized as a contributing sponsor in future issues of Insights. Contributions of less than $500 to designated projects will also be recognized as the circumstances allow. It is only with these donations that F.A.R.M.S. can achieve its goal of improving ancient research and Mormon studies and making those results available to the public at reasonable prices. Eventually, of course, we will be able to bring our work together in a major Book of Mormon encyclopedia.
Through the continuing efforts of an unpaid board of directors and a solid core of volunteers, the everyday expenses of F.A.R.M.S.. are kept to a minimum. Therefore, our contributors can be assured that any money donated will go directly to this important work and not be lost in burdensome overhead expenses.
All of us have taken note this year of the great emphasis which has been given by President Benson to the importance of the Book of Mormon. With your help, F.A.R.M.S. can do its part in providing further insights into this profound and essential ancient scriptural record.
Your $500 contribution will sponsor a research project, and recognition will be given in the published report. The following is a list of a few important pending projects. Please indicate which you would like to fund.
1. Comprehensive Bibliography of the Book of Mormon
2. Ancient Temples Bibliography
3. Answers to Book of Mormon Questions
5. Olive Culture in the Book of Mormon
6. Formulaic Expressions in the Book of Mormon
7. Book of Mormon Critical Text, Vol. 3
A $100 contribution entitles you to the monthly Updates and the facsimile Book of Mormon.
A $50 contribution entitles you to the facsimile Book of Mormon 1830 edition.
A $10 contribution is necessary to keep your name on the F.A.R.M.S. mailing list.