Friday, September 30, 2016

Praise God for 2 incredible days of blessed ministry!!!

Wow! I praise God for an amazing two days of ministry. Last night I was honored and blessed to be the Keynote Speaker at the 35th Gala Anniversary Fundraiser for the Lehigh Care Net. As of last night their new name will be "Bright Hope" going forward. The goal was $90K which was just enough to pay the bills. Their dream was to get closer to $100K. God was at work in people's hearts and $92K was raised and from what I understand, there will be another $18K coming in! PRAISE GOD!!!!!

Today I did the MAD Live Event for the 5th-8th grade students at the Lehigh Christian Academy. 88 students attended and we praise God that 20 students surrendered their lives to Christ in repentance and faith! Praise God AGAIN for what He had done!!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

What an experience I had this weekend in Dumont, NJ

This weekend I had one of those rare incredible experiences while ministering in a church. I am truly at a loss for words as to how to describe my experience with the Body of Christ at Living Word Community Church in Dumont, NJ. From Pastor Frank on down, this group of people "ooze" the love of Jesus Christ. I saw joy on almost every face and a love for our Lord that blessed my heart beyond words. Their generosity, support, love and testimonies touched me deeply. I would't hesitate to recommend this church to anyone looking for a place to worship. You will be welcomed, accepted, and loved from the time you enter the building. I am looking forward to going back next spring to do a Walk thru the Bible OT seminar. All I can say is THANK YOU for making my weekend with you one I will never forget! We had close to 150 people attend the MAD Live Event on Saturday and 4 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ. PTL! On Sunday I preached and several more people got saved and the altar was pretty full as people made things right with God. Amazing! Thank you Jesus what for you did this weekend and for allowing me to be a small part of it.

Monday, September 19, 2016

MAD Live Event in NY State

I completed a MAD Live Event for the folks in Richfield Springs yesterday. 53 people attended and we praise God for one new follower of Jesus Christ!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

MAD Live Event in VA

I completed MAD Live Event #477 today in Chester Gap, VA. Wonderful people attend this church up on the mountain above Front Royal, VA. We praise God for one lady who got saved today!!!

Walk thru the Bible Old Testament seminar in NJ

I completed an Old Testament seminar on Saturday at Cape Community Church in Cape May Courthouse, NJ. We had a great time with a small group of people at the church. We were competing with the "Roar at the Shore" motorcycle weekend in Cape May so many of those who ride motorcycles could not attend.

Monday, August 29, 2016

August Ministry Report

How The Lord Used Us In August of 2016

Hello Partners in Ministry:

We started our month with knee surgery. The few people I know whom have had the surgery, said it was easy, pretty much painless, with a VERY fast recovery. Unfortunately, that was not my experience. Complicating a complex tear of the meniscus, there was some arthritis that they needed to grind off. Perhaps that was the difference in recovery and healing time. I was unable to walk for four days, and as a result, I reluctantly had to cancel a full weekend of ministry in Cape May Courthouse, NJ. I had a Walk thru the Bible Old testament seminar scheduled in one church, and preaching at 3 services at another. For the first time in our eight years of doing this ministry I had to postpone the ministry due to health issues. It just wasn’t possible to drive 11 hours to NJ just 3 days after the surgery. But God is in control! The Walk thru has been postponed until September 10th and the preaching will have to wait until some time in 2017. I am hoping to finally get off the crutch this week.

As a result of the surgery, we were left with only one MAD Live Event for the month of August. It was held in Canton, NC and was a direct result of the Live Event we did with Billy Graham’s 106.9 Radio Station in April. We praise God for one man who gave his life to Christ at the event and it looks like doors will be opened for several more trainings in the area. I also had the opportunity to speak to a group of church leaders at the Shenandoah Christian Alliance in Front Royal, VA. I shared our ministry with those in attendance and expect doors to open there. Finally, to close out the month I preached at 3 services at the Valley Forge Baptist Temple in Valley Forge, PA. One lady gave her life to Christ at the first service! Hallelujah!!

Praise! God has provided us with a huge opportunity for exposure and impact in September. I was contacted by the Pocket Testament League and they asked me to partner with them to help equip the Pro-Life movement to effectively share the Gospel. The plan is to begin with a half hour Facebook Live session near the end of September. This date will be dedicated to identifying the fears that keep us from sharing our faith and how to overcome them. Lord willing, many more will follow. Spread the word!

Some MAD Grad testimonies to encourage you and praise God for:

“Upon arriving for Sunday School, Mike and Brenda (he's the one who was a former policeman and truck driver) who attended M.A.D. on Saturday excitedly told me that shortly after arriving home a neighbor lady whom they had been supporting emotionally because of a recent split up with her husband came by and inquired about where they had been. When they explained about the M.A.D. event and what it was all about, she unexpectedly said, "I've never been saved, how do I do that?" Talk about a door opening! Mike and Brenda proceeded to explain the plan of salvation, prayed with her, and she accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior there in their living room!! In this case, I think Mike and Brenda sowed the seed, watered it, and saw the harvest. Who knows what other human influences entered into her decision but God definitely was at work all the time.”

“Another M.A.D. attendee told me Sunday that the event was "life changing" for him and that he would never leave home without his tracts and pocket testaments again as tools to enhance his witness for Christ.”

“I meet many people every day. I have seen young girls with cuts running up their arms. They hurt so much until they cut themselves to dull the pain. I have seen some who just need someone to tell them that someone loves them. They need to know that Jesus loves them. We can do it through God's Word. I will use the Gospels of John.”

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER SCHEDULES

Thank you for your continued prayers regarding our schedule. God is at work answering them!

• Sept 10 - Walk thru the Bible Old testament Seminar – Cape Community Church, Cape May Courthouse, NJ (Rescheduled from August 20th)

• Sept 11 - MAD Live Event - Chester Gap Baptist Church, Chester Gap, VA

• Sept 18 - MAD Live Event - Richfield Springs Bible Church, Richfield Springs, NY

• Sept 24 - MAD Live Event - Living Word Community Church, Dumont, NJ

• Sept 28 - Speak at the Lehigh Valley Care Net 35th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser, Allentown, PA

• Sept 29 - MAD Live Event - Lehigh Christian Academy

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• Oct 1 - MAD Live Event - Agape New Testament Fellowship, Schnecksville, PA

• Oct 2 - Preach - Maranatha Family Christian Fellowship, Nazareth, PA

• Oct 3-7 - MAD Live Event - Lehigh Valley Christian High School Spiritual Life Week

• Oct 8 - MAD Live Event - People’s Church of Potterbrook, Westfield, PA

• Oct 9 - Preach at morning worship service, People’s Church of Potterbrook, Westfield, PA

• Oct 15 - MAD Live Event - Worldwide Christian Scuba Divers Association meeting, Hollywood, FL

• Oct 22 - MAD Live Event – Round Hill Baptist Church, Lexington, SC

• Oct 22 - Preach at Saturday evening service - The Harvest, Lexington, SC

• Oct 23 - Preach at both morning worship services - The Harvest, Lexington, SC

• Oct 23 - MAD Live Event - The Harvest, Lexington, SC

• Oct 29 - Speak at Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference, Rochester, NY

• Oct 30 - MAD Live Event - Community Bible Church, Lockport, NY

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• Nov 6 - MAD Live Event and preach at both AM Worship Services - The Harvest, Columbia, SC

• Nov 19 - MAD Live Event - Emmanuel E.C. Church, Bethlehem, PA

PRAYER REQUESTS

• For continued and complete healing of my knee

• Please continue to pray for our schedule. We are now working to fill 2017!

Love in Christ,

Cathy and Don

Sunday, August 28, 2016

August Ministry is in the Books

We completed our August formal ministry today. I was privileged to preach twice this morning and at the evening service at the Valley Forge Baptist Temple. I met some wonderful brothers and sisters in the Lord and we praise God for one salvation this morning. I am SO looking forward to presenting the MAD Live Event sometime in 2017.