I would not be able to do my life's work without the generous contribution from donors, donors who believe there is life bigger than life.  Your support has the power to transform someone’s world today. All of your support goes towards communicating life to anyone, anywhere. Every penny counts. We look forward to working together and being a voice that says, "I see you. I believe in you."  As always, please pray for me as I tell them, and walk with them.

life conversations

For over 30 years our culture has been obsessed with connecting and accumulating lists of all the people they are connected to.  In the process, we have lost the art of simple conversation.  We may drink more coffee and bottled water than we planned to, but we are having some very powerful and safe conversations about messy faith, redemption, fear, hope, fresh air, and life rediscovered.  

ABOUT 26 LETTERS Ross DeMerchant, Founder of "Life 2 8 Ministries"

"26 LETTERS" is the voice of that says "I believe in you."


26 Letters was launched as a 501c3 non-profit organization in the fall of 2016, and is named after my first book of the same title which tells the stories of my life and how they shaped me.  I started this organization as a direct result of my 44 years of telling anyone anywhere,"I believe in you."  Frankly, I want this next chapter of my career to be my strongest effort yet.  Greater than the success of any program, nothing compares to an individual realizing that someone sees them and believes in them.   I founded 26 Letters to be my platform in communicating life.  Your support for 26 Letters gives oxygen to my voice and efforts to say "I believe in you."  I would not be able to do what I do without your support of 26 Letters.  I am sincerely humbled and energized by the generous contributions from donors across our global community.  Whether it is in a coffee shop having numerous one-on-one conversations, writing, creating talks for social media, or speaking to small and large crowds, know that your support goes towards communicating life to anyone, anywhere. Every penny counts. I look forward to you partnering with me so that together, we can be a voice that says, "I see you. I believe in you."  Would you consider becoming a partner with me?


I believe in you.




where life is experienced

social media presence

There once was a time where the "word" social was an event where you would see your friends.  Now, all the friends of just about everyone live 24/7 through the tech community of social media/networking.  At blazing mental gymnastics, people are drawing immediate impressions and conclusions without the benefit of "earned" understanding.  All that to say that since most of the world is living online, we will endeavor to be another voice.  But our voice will champion life, purpose, encouragement, faith, and conversation.  Follow us on Instagram at

public speaking


Ross has a communication style that is part storytelling, part conversation, part funny, and part "ahah moments." Regardless, the message is always motivating.  His topics include such things as "I believe in you!', "Between the Ditches," and "The Letters of Life."  One very important message is for those who deal with anxiety and depression.  From his own life experience, Ross brings a smile and encouragement to anyone, especially those who share in this journey.  For more detailed information on themes and how to book

Ross DeMerchant, please visit his web site.

If you want to know just how important life is to each of us, take time to read this book.  More of a memoir than an instruction manual, nothing in this book is fictional.  Translating his public speaking style into print, the reader is invited along as we discover how the events, people, and experiences of our lives profoundly affect us.  And in that regard, it gives the reader lot's to talk about during that next cup of coffee with a friend.

As a special gesture of saying, "I believe in you," we will be glad to send you a copy of this book at no charge for any donation you make towards to the work of 26 Letters.  Just ask for the book in the message field when you make the donation!  

We thought you might like to know the story behind the picture.  It represents thousands of other stories from thousands of other people who reflect the vision of 26 Letters.  The picture includes youth groups, international work, student mentoring, life coaching, faith based projects, legacy experiences, lifelong friendships, laughter, grief, anxiety, hope, messy faith, depression, and redemption.  Most of all, we hope this picture represents the message,

"I see you.  I believe in you."

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