Monday, May 2, 2016

How the Lord Used us in April 2016

Hello Partners in Ministry:

We had an amazing month of ministry in April. Our first event with Billy Graham’s flagship radio station “106.9 The Light” went very well. We had just over 300 people attend that one event and 17 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ! Praise God! Many testimonies of how the training impacted people have come in. I’ll share some later in the report.

One of the most amazing evangelistic experiences I’ve ever had also happened this month. Long story short…I was at a small motel in Cape May Courthouse, NJ to spend the night before a MAD Live Event. I met two ladies working at the front desk and spent 80 minutes sharing Christ with them. One of the two ladies was an atheist from Taiwan. God worked in her heart and she came to the MAD Live Event the next day and was born again! She has been attending the church ever since and is sharing her new found Savior with her coworkers! The entire story is on the BLOG on my website. Check it out. What an amazing God we serve!!!!!

In all, we quipped 412 people to begin sharing their faith in Christ this past month. We were blessed to have seen God work in the hearts of the people in attendance and the names of 22 more people were added to the Lamb’s Book of Life! Glory to God!!!

Here are some testimonies to bless your heart and encourage you:

“Attended Make a Difference training in Hickory on Saturday and MUST report what a real difference it has already made in my life! Even though my husband and I read the Word every day and pray daily, I kept feeling like I needed to do MORE. Now I know exactly HOW I can make a difference to bring people to Jesus without fear. And live Evangelism every day. Plant the seed and let God do the rest! Everyone who is part of a church really needs to think hard about bringing Don Sunshine and his Make a Difference training to your church. It WILL change your congregation! Thank you 106.9 for making this happen.”

“My wife Sherri attended your Make a Difference seminar at Christ Church in Hickory, NC. yesterday, April 9th. I was called away to baby sit my grandson so I couldn't attend but I'm watching the 3 videos that are on Youtube of your presentation. Anyway, Sherri came home and was very excited about what she learned and told me all about it. She said it was life changing. In fact she's flying to Austin, Texas as I type this for a business trip and took some of your materials to give out to whomever she sits with on the plane, haha. You really made an impression on her and she's stepping out of her comfort zone already. I too have been impressed with what I've learned so far from the videos.”

“I want to tell you THANK YOU !! for the message today at Christ Church in Hickory. It truly was a game changer for me. I know that I should be doing all of these things, but simply not sharing the Gospel more. I have been in sales for 28 years.” “I am going to share the Good News of Christ with everyone!!”

“Don, the Make A Difference seminar was awesome. You told the truth when you said it would be entertaining. But more than that I got a good perspective on how to share my faith with others in a more deliberate, boundry-breaking way! I hope to attend next time you are in the area, and I will recommend your seminar to others with great enthusiasm.” “Been using them in restaurants; when leaving a tip and asking if they need prayer. Also have developed friendships with workers at 7-11 and one young family man is an atheist. I shared the gospel of John with him and he said he was humbled that I would share that with him!!! I continually am so blessed and daily have been sharing tracts for over 25 years - even when I mail out my bills. I am widowed for 4 yrs. after 39 yrs of marriage. Our Lord is good and so faithful! Thank you soooo much!”

ULTIMATE ADVENTURE TRIP TO UTAH

We still have openings for our trip to Utah at the end of June. More info is on our website. We really need at least 2 more people to come with us!

SUPPORT

I haven’t mentioned our support needs in several months. We are currently at 71% and still trusting God to bring this to 100% in His timing. In the meantime, he has blessed us with love offerings that have kept us afloat and made up the difference.

MAY & JUNE SCHEDULES

• May 1 - Preach morning message - Lehigh Valley Grace Brethren Church

• May 7 - MAD Live Event - Frontline Family Ministries - Elmira, NY

• May 14 - MAD Live Event - Conoy Brethren in Christ Church, Elizabethtown, PA

• May 15 - MAD Live Event - Nippenose Bible Fellowship Church - Jersey Shore, PA

• June 5 – Preach – Everett Hills Baptist Church, Maryville, TN

• June 18 – MAD Live Event – Sponsored by Billy Graham’s station “106.7 The Light” at Everett Hills Baptist Church, Maryville, TN

• June 29 – First Day of the 2016 Ultimate Adventure Trip to Utah

PRAYER REQUESTS

• Same request every month - For our 2016 schedule to fill – summer is always a slow time

• For good health and safety as we travel and minister

Love in Christ,

Cathy and Don

April's Month of Ministry Ends on a High Note

Saturday we finished out the month with an amazing weekend of ministry. I taught the MAD Live Event to 26 people at the Lehigh Valley Grace Brethren Church in Bethlehem, PA. One man gave his life to Christ at the training. PTL!!! Although a small group, these people were fired up! I then was honored to bring the message at the 25th Anniversary Dinner for the Lehigh Valley's "Share The Power" Ministerium at the Calvary Baptist Church in Bethlehem. 165 pastors and church leaders attended. The response was a huge blessing and encouragement to me. All glory goes to God though. Sunday I then stayed over and preached the morning message at the Grace Brethren Church and headed home. I can't wait to see what God will do in May!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

More testimonies form the MAD Live Event with 106.9 The Light

“Attended Make a Difference training in Hickory on Saturday and MUST report what a real difference it has already made in my life! Even though my husband and I read the Word every day and pray daily, I kept feeling like I needed to do MORE. Now I know exactly HOW I can make a difference to bring people to Jesus without fear. And live Evangelism every day. Plant the seed and let God do the rest! Everyone who is part of a church really needs to think hard about bringing Don Sunshine and his Make a Difference training to your church. It WILL change your congregation! Thank you 106.9 for making this happen.”

“I will use the Gospels of John because we currently have family members who need to be reached. My husband also goes to work with many unchurched people. I recently did the Make a Difference training with PTL speaker representative, Don Sunshine and I am ready to equip myself and share my faith and reach as many people as we can!! It really hit me hard hearing a quote about "how much do you have to hate someone to not share Jesus with them"

Monday, April 25, 2016

We serve an amazing God!

While I was away, we got a new neighbor. As I unloaded the rental car in my driveway, I heard the distinct sound of a Harley-Davidson firing up. I looked over at the neighbor's house and Cathy commented she thinks he has two. SO when I left to drop off the rental car I pulled up into his driveway to say hi and welcome him to the neighborhood. Long story short, he is from Gilbertsville, PA...Berks County...not far from where we moved from in February! We had a great conversation and he told me if I ever wanted to ride to let him know. He has 3 Harleys. I have a new neighbor and friend, and another Divine appointment for sure!

Divine Appointment

I was driving towards home after the MAD Live event in NY. I stopped for dinner then headed south. I was looking for a Comfort Inn to stay at because I was getting tired but wasn't having any success. I searched the GPS and none appeared anywhere near my location. In Washington, PA there was an exit with a number of hotels, but Comfort Inn wasn't mentioned on the signs. I looked to my left as I passed the exit and there was the hotel I wanted! I drove to the next exit, turned around and went back."

I met a man from India named Serma behind the desk at the hotel. He checked me and and saw the cross on the from of my short and asked what the shirt said. I showed him the front of the shirt. It read, "This shirt is illegal in 53 countries; Restricted Nations - 40; Hostile areas 13" He read it and asked me if that was true. I said, "Yes and it's probably worse now then when the shirt was printed." I asked him ro read the back of the shirt and turned around. The back had a large cross on it and quoted Romasn 1:16 - " I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes." He read it out loud and asked what that meant. I asked him what he believed and he said he didn't follow any particular religion but believed there was a man named Jesus. I shared the Gospel with him and he listened intently. I told him that I was going out to get my luggage and I would bring him something to read. I retrieved a "One Second after you die" booklet and a Gospel of John. I have him both booklets and explained them to him. He told me he would read them and let me know if he had any questions. I gave him my card with my contact info.

Praising God for this Divine appointment.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

MAD Live Event #465 is complete

I completed MAD Live Event #465 today at the Park UM Church in Sinclairville, NY. 56 people attended and we saw the Lord work in hearts resulting in 2 more people giving their lives to Christ in repentance and faith! PTL! Next week I'll be in Bethlehem, PA.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Iron Sharpens Iron, Grand Rapids, MI

We had a great day at the ISI Conference. The numbers were low (around 300 I am told), but for a first time conference that's fine. I spoke with a number of people at my booth, but no pastors. My seminar had 45 men attend. One man came up afterwards and told me he gave his life to Jesus Christ. Praise God! A Pastor also approached me and wanted to know what I was doing tomorrow. I told him "driving". He asked me if I wanted to come and speak at his church tomorrow! Sadly I had to decline as I need of get back. He wrote his info down and will most likely book me for a MAD Live Event sometime soon. Another person also wrote down their contact info for me to follow up.

Ont he way home I stopped for dinner and prayed for a young waitress named Quinn. We had a great discussion and she came back to my table and asked how she could pray for me! I asked her to pray for safety as I had 18 hours of driving ahead of me. It turns out she is a follower of Jesus Christ and a college student. We had some nice fellowship in between her waiting on other tables. I blessed her with a 70+% tip.