ABOUT THE FOUNDER:
A primary goal of the Foundation of Praise
has been to keep operating costs to an absolute minimum.
Many organizations pay thousands of dollars to their
presidents or leaders. Not so with the Foundation
of Praise. Merlin and Mary receive no
salary. We have resisted all tendencies to become a
“large organization” with many employees
and magnificent buildings. Since seventeen million of
Merlin’s books have been distributed, we could
have grown in size rather than in ministry. We have
chosen to reach needy people to tell them about our
Lord and Savior, Jesus.
Our small overhead costs permit us to send thousands of free books every month
to the darkest corners of the world. Donations are tax deductible.
Merlin Carothers has
served his country in Europe, Korea, Vietnam, and the Dominican Republic. Proudly,
his life has been devoted to public service in
the following areas: Lieutenant Colonel,
U.S. Army, Retired; 82nd Airborne 1943, WWII, Demolition Expert; Guard for
Dwight D. Eisenhower; Graduate Marion
College, Marion, IN; Graduate Asbury Seminary, Wilmore, KY; Chaplain U.S. Army
1953-1971; Master Parachutist (90 jumps); Civil Air Patrol Pilot; Methodist