Saturday, August 20, 2016

MAD Live Event in NC today

I completed the first MAD Live Event since my knee surgery today in Canton, NC. 42 people attended and one man gave his life to Jesus Christ! PTL!! Although the numbers were small, it appears that there will be a number of additional bookings coming from this event. Even though I had to sit on a stool for most of the presentation, it went well. Thanks for your continued prayers!

Friday, August 19, 2016

From a reading plan in the Bible app..

Just Do It (Um … not the Nike slogan.) If you read today’s verse from Matthew in its original language, it actually starts off “As you are going ...” What this means for us is as you’re living your life, you should be sharing your faith with others. You don’t have to stand on a street corner shouting at people that they’re going to hell. Jesus didn’t do that, so you don’t have to either. Just live your life and be intentional about sharing what God’s done for you. Let’s say you play football—maybe you hate football—but for this example you play football. Would people say you’re a football player who happens to be a Christian or a Christian who happens to play football? See the difference? Are you a Christian first or the other way around? As you’re going out and doing the things you do, be a Christian first, and let people see it.

Monday, August 1, 2016

How The Lord Used Us In July of 2016

Hello Partners in Ministry:

At the beginning of this month we were in Utah, having just started this year’s Ultimate Adventure trip. There were a total of 13 on the trip. We had an amazing time of adventure and were able to plant and water some Gospel seeds on the trip. We were also blessed to have been able to stop and see my brother and sister-in-law in their new home in Breckenridge, CO on the way out and back.

We completed 2 MAD Live Events this month and 3 mini-MAD Live Events at the Kingdom Bound Christian Musical Festival in Darien Lake, NY. We praise God for 5 new followers of Jesus Christ and the equipping of more believers to share Christ every day as a lifestyle.

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

“I just have to tell you about the Lord's working in a young guy on our hockey team. As a reminder... I've been giving a Gospel of John booklet to each new teammate, with a note inside that I will pray for him on a particular day of the week, every week of the session. I include a request for specific prayer, along with my phone number and email address. In the middle of May, Randy, a 31 year old, new to the team, sent me an email informing me that he has cancer, been through "countless surgeries," and chemo sessions. He then said that he has a scan every 3 months to check on tumors they did not remove in the latest surgery. He asked if I would pray regarding the next scan, then scheduled for June 23rd. I assured him that it was my privilege to do so, and would periodically remind him at games that I was praying.

Last Thursday, the day of the scan, I wrote him and said that I had been thinking about him and praying often through the day. Friday he wrote with the news. The tumors had shrunk, without treatment or medication. The doctors were "literally speechless," and had NO explanation! I informed him that, "I love it when doctors have no explanation." He credited God and His power.

At our game, Sunday evening, I asked if he could hang around a few minutes so I could pray WITH him. He gladly agreed. We went to a private room where, after prayer I shared the Gospel of the grace of God with him. He received the forgiveness that is only available through the Lord Jesus Christ!! God is SO good! Thanks for reading this, and for your work. What a blessing we've received.”

“My 10 year old son is such a witness for Christ! He is not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! He wants me to "pull up a little" so he, from the back seat, can ask the drive thru window servers if they know Jesus as their Lord. I selected Pocket Testament Gospels of John that he and I can share at the walking trail beside our house. Many people walk their dogs and the Gospels of John will give us the tool to share the Gospel even more! Also, we enjoy riding bicycles around our town. The bicycle "Life is Good" Pocket Testament cover will be wonderful to have as we share Christ on our journeys. Thank you so much for equipping us to Go for Souls and live with eternal purpose!”

AUGUST - OCTOBER SCHEDULES

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

• Aug 6 - Walk thru the Bible Old Testament seminar - Cape Community Church, Cape May Courthouse, NJ

• Aug 6 - Preach at Saturday evening worship service - The Lighthouse Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Cape May Courthouse, NJ

• Aug 7 - Preach at both Sunday morning worship services - The Lighthouse Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Cape May Courthouse, NJ

• Aug 20 - MAD Live Event - Crestview Baptist Church, Canton, NC

• Aug 24 - Speak at the Shenandoah Christian Alliance’s Men’s Breakfast, Winchester, VA

• Aug 28 - Preach 3 times at Sunday morning worship services - Valley Forge Baptist Temple, Valley Forge, PA

• 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 29 - Speak at the 35th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser for CareNet – Lehigh Valley, PA

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

• 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 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

PRAYER REQUESTS

• For a successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in my right knee. Surgery is scheduled for the morning of August 2nd. Also, please pray for a very speedy recovery. Thanks!

• We are really in need of your prayers and help filling the schedule for the fall and beyond. I continue to be amazed at how hard it is to get commitments, and even just return calls from pastors I have contacted.

• There is a HUGE training opportunity coming up with the Pocket Testament League in late September. It could provide us the largest and widest exposure of our teaching that we have seen thus far. Please keep this Facebook Live event in your prayers. More details later.

• I would like to start a Bible study in our neighborhood. Please pray that we will find receptive hearts willing to come and learn.

Love in Christ,

Cathy and Don

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

June Ministry Report

Hello Partners in Ministry:

June has traditionally been a slow month for teaching as are the rest of the summer months. We will have gone 5 weeks between MAD Live Events. I was blessed to preach at the Everett Hills Baptist Church in Maryville, TN this month. Later in the month I did my only MAD Live Event in June. We were privileged to partner with “106.7 The Light”, Billy Graham’s other radio station in Knoxville, TN to do the event. 105 people showed up and we praise God that 3 more people gave their lives to Jesus Christ!

After the MAD Live Event, we packed up and headed west to Colorado and stopped to see my brother Doug and his wife Diane. They just moved into their new home in Breckenridge. What a beautiful house and view of the Rockies! From there we left and completed the journey to Utah to host this year’s Ultimate Adventure trip. We have participants from PA, NJ, and NY, 10 in all. More info on the trip will be on our Facebook page and in the July report.

I did have a number of opportunities to share the Gospel with individuals this month. One of my favorite ones was when we had some landscapers come to remove some intrusive bushes that were growing behind and into our electric service and siding. They did great work and I had a wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel with them. I used the Way of the Master to show them their sin and need for a Savior and gave them Gospels of John to read. They were very attentive and asked a number of questions. Based on the expressions on their faces and questions they asked I am certain the Holy Spirit was at work in their hearts. Marty is a US Army veteran and a Native American. Chris is from the Bayou. I gave them my card and asked them to call me with questions. Chris told me he would read the entire Gospel tonight when he went home. Please pray for them as they come to mind.

“Hey Don and Cathy! Today was a great time to read your ministry report as I have the opportunity in a couple of hours to share the gospel with the man who is coming to fix my car in a couple hours. Your prayer request that God would continue to help you recognize and take advantage of the divine appointments really applies to me recently. I´m waking up from another stagnant season, and thrilled to see God answering my prayer for a witnessing buddy. Being on Nantucket (I came to listen to Don in Brewster, MA last Summer) is a totally different and intimidating culture for me. What a spiritual battle! Praying for Matt who was mentioned in the testimony and praying for your leg, Don. Can´t wait to meet you someday Cathy! Keep up the good work friends!”

JULY - SEPTEMBER SCHEDULES

• July 1-7 - Ultimate Adventure trip to Utah

• July 16 - MAD Live Event - Mountain View Community Church, Culpeper, VA

• July 20-23 - Present 3 mini MAD seminars and have a booth display - Kingdom Bound Christian Music Festival, Darien Lake, NY

• July 28 – Arthroscopic surgery to repair the completely torn Meniscus in my left knee

• July 30 - MAD Live Event with Pillar College, Somerset, NJ

• July 31 - MAD Live Event - Crossroads Community Church, Indian Mills, NJ

• August 6 - Walk thru the Bible Old Testament seminar - Cape Community Church, Cape May Courthouse, NJ

• August 6 - Preach at Saturday evening worship service - The Lighthouse Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Cape May Courthouse, NJ

• August 7 - Preach at both Sunday morning worship services - The Lighthouse Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Cape May Courthouse, NJ

• August 20 - MAD Live Event - Crestview Baptist Church, Canton, NC

• August 28 - Preach 3 times at Sunday morning worship services - Valley Forge Baptist Temple, Valley Forge, PA

• Sept 6 - Walk thru the Bible Old Testament Seminar - Cape Community Church, Cape May Courthouse, NJ

• Sept 6 - Preach at the Saturday Evening Service - Lighthouse Church of the C&MA, Cape May Courthouse, NJ

• Sept 7 - Preach at both Morning Services - Lighthouse Church of the C&MA, Cape May Courthouse, NJ

• Sept 20 - MAD Live Event - Crestview Baptist Church, Canton, NC

• Sept 28 - Preach at both Morning Services and the Evening Service at Valley Forge Baptist Temple, Valley Forge, PA

PRAYER REQUESTS

• For safe travels for Cathy, me, my granddaughter Maya, and those attending the 2016 Ultimate Adventure trip to Utah. Due to the impending surgery on my knee, I will not be able to lead most of the trip. More importantly, we have a family of 4 who are coming who don’t know the Lord. Please pray that the truth of God’s word will take root in their hearts and salvations will occur.

• We are really in need of your prayers AND help filling the schedule for the fall. It amazes me that it progressively gets harder and harder to get commitments, and even return calls from pastors. I struggle with frustration over the lack of interest and response.

• For us to be faithful with the Divine appointments God brings us each day

• I would like to start a Bible study in our neighborhood. Please pray that we will find receptive hearts willing to come and learn.

Love in Christ,

Cathy and Don

Saturday, June 18, 2016

MAD Live Event in TN

Today I completed MAD Live Event #470 in Maryville, TN. 106.7 the Light helped put this on and Pastor Doug at Everett Hills Baptist hosted it. We praise the Lord for 105 in attendance and for the three souls that were saved today.

Divine Appointment

I am in Maryville, TN for a MAD Live Event tomorrow with Billy Graham’s radio station, “106.7 The Light”. I had plans to go to Ryan’s for dinner upon arriving here. As I pulled up to the restaurant, to my surprise, it was closed! Ryan’s was no longer in business here..ugggh. So I selected another restaurant nearby and got a very nice waitress named Kirsten. As I usually do I offered to pray for her when I asked God’s blessing on my meal. Her eyes welled up in tears and told me I was going to make her cry. She said she has worked in this restaurant for the past year and a half, and I was only the second one who ever offered to pray for her. I told her that I teach people how to this and share their faith with people. She asked some questions and told me that she is off tomorrow and would like to come. She asked if she could bring her boyfriend and I said, “Absolutely!” She told me her Dad had just been transferred to the Middle East for 6 months. He is a civilian and flies drones. He will be located just outside the Syrian border. Bothe she and her Mom are concerned for his safety, so I told Kirsten that I would pray for her Father’s safety and for comfort for her Mom (April) and her. As Kirsten gave me my bill she asked me to write down the name and address of the church. I also took her through the turn-by-turn directions and she was confident she could find it. Pray she comes tomorrow and that the Lord works in her heart! 387 people reached

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Divine Appointment today

We had some landscapers come today to remove some intrusive bushes that were growing behind and into our electric service and siding. They did great work and I had a wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel with them. I used the Way of the Master and gave them Gospels of John to read. They were very attentive and asked a number of questions. Based on the expressions on their faces and questions they asked I am certain the Holy Spirit was at work in their hearts. Marty is a US Army veteran and a native American. Chris is from the Bayou. I gave them my card and asked them to call me with questions. Chris told me he would read the entire Gospel tonight when he went home. Please pray for them as they come to mind.