Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October Praise Report

How the Lord used us in October of 2014

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!

We completed four MAD Live Events this month and I gave a seminar and had a display at the annual Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference in Hamburg, NY. We pray that the seminar will open new doors of sharing the life changing MAD Live Event in some area churches. Besides equipping the church for the work of ministry, God was pleased to use us to help rescue 18 people for eternity during the month of October! Praise the Lord! It NEVER gets old seeing the Father draw people to Himself for salvation through our efforts.

We have some exciting news that we pray the Lord will use to open new doors of ministry for us. As you know from last month’s letter, our brothers in the Lord, Rick and Brian, recorded the Live Event at the end of September. We now have the entire MAD Live Event posted on Vimeo so prospective pastors can check out what we do and how I present the material. It is password protected and it will be used as the need to evaluate us arises. In addition, we posted the first hour of the MAD Live Event on our website (no password required) so anyone can check out the content and our presentation style before they book us. Again, there is no password needed for this first hour of video.

I have been challenged by some friends in the Christian radio industry to record one-minute snippets of the content of our MAD Live Event. The purpose for this is to burn CDs and send them to smaller market Christian radio stations so they can evaluate them and possibly use them as one-minute fillers on air. If they choose to do this, it should give us additional exposure which we hope will lead to more bookings.

We received a nice surprise from the Pocket Testament League on Saturday, Oct 18th. They put together a one-page endorsement of what we’re doing, and did an email blast to all of their members! We have already received a few contacts from this (and hopefully more will come) that we hope will translate into new bookings of our MAD Live Event. I’ll attach a .pdf for you to see and forward on to church leadership.

Here are a few testimonies to encourage you:

“My friend Sarah and I were out shopping and were heading home when we saw a woman holding a ripped piece of cardboard on a busy street saying "Will work for food to feed my family. Anything helps." Sarah and I both had the same voice pop into our heads from the Holy Spirit - ask her if she knows Jesus and give her a booklet. Sarah said she had them in her other bag but I had some in my purse. I suggested we drive down to Arby's to get her a few sandwiches, fries and a large coke. That's exactly what we did and got out a booklet as well. In the booklet we wrote, "Jesus is our hope and He wants to be yours too! Enjoy this gift, but these words will explain how to accept the greatest gift you can ever receive!" When driving back around the light was green so we pulled over and waved the lady over. She came over to my side and I began to explain what we got her and then asked her if she knew Jesus. She smiled and shook her head yes. I went on to explain how Jesus is our hope and I was giving her the booklet to let her know that Jesus wants her in Heaven. She was extremely grateful and couldn't thank us enough. Before we left we asked for her name, which was Cindy. We told Cindy that we will be praying for her and that we hope we meet again someday. As we drove off we could see in our rear view mirrors Cindy flipping through the booklet.”

“I've been looking for opportunities to give out gospels of John since having Don Sunshine come and minister in our church. So far I have personally handed out about 6 pocket gospels to people I've encountered; a biker on his way to California, a couple stranded at the fast food place where I work, and some others. but I make and distribute warm winter hats for homeless people around the country, and I thought it would be great to put a gospel of John in each hat that i send out. I will write a personal note in each one encouraging them to know that God loves them no matter who they are. I'm excited to see what happens.”

“Hi Don, I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated your talk at Living Faith church on 10/19. You have a great presentation and a way of making it easy to share Christ. I will do this with the help of THE HOLY SPIRIT. I will have more questions later. Keep up the good work and God Bless you and yours. I have been praying for you too.”

“The Lord gifted me so that I have an incredibly easy time talking to strangers, something which I always knew was a way I could reach others with the good news, but I was afraid. I never knew what I was supposed to say or how to start the conversation, but now I have a way to do it. There's hardly any fear for me to deal with - the Lord's put me through social situations that make sharing Him to others seem like a breeze. Having those little Gospel of John books is like having a good pair of running shoes; I feel like I can go anywhere and do just about anything with the Holy Spirit moving inside of me and a booklet in my hand. Thank you so, so much!”

We have some additional exciting news. We got a new supporter for the next 36 months and that very generous supporter brings our regular monthly support up to 71%! Praise God!!!


• Nov 9 - MAD Live Event - Mountain View Alliance Church, Jersey Shore, PA

• Nov 15 - MAD Live Event - Waxhaw Bible Church, Waxhaw, NC

• Nov 16 - MAD Live Event - Northgate Baptist Church, Florence, SC

• Nov 22 - MAD Live Event - Harvest Fellowship, Stevens, PA


• Continued prayers are requested for our schedule in 2015. It is still very light and the task of filling the schedule literally gets harder each month. I know you’re probably tired of hearing that, but it is true. In addition to praying, please speak with any pastors and church leadership you know and ask them to check us out. They can watch the first hour of the training on our website and I can provide a password to view it in its entirety on Vimeo if needed.

• We have not heard anything from the national motorcycle ministry that I mentioned in last month’s report. I don’t know whether that is good or bad news. Keep praying!

• For Word FM to partner with us on a pilot MAD Live Event in their listening area

• For Kingdom Bound to allow us to do some kind of a MAD Live Event, whether the full 4 hours or an abbreviated version of it at next year’s Kingdom Bound.

Love in Christ,

Cathy and Don

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Our waitress Kaila

We decided to go out for a bite to eat for dinner tonight. We got a waitress named Kaila. I asked how I could pray for her and she was totally taken by surprise. I asked her if anyone had ever offered to do that for her and she said that she had been waitressing for 7 years and no one had ever offered to pray for her. She thought for a second and asked me to pray for her family's health. I asked her if there was someone specifically she was thinking of who could use the prayers. She said her Mom had just finished cancer treatments and she was hoping it wouldn't come back. I asked what her name was and she replied, "Donna". I said we'd pray for her Mom. She left our table and after I prayed I got up to go to the car for something and Kaila was standing at the computer and one of her co-workers was rubbing her on the back consoling her. Kaila was wiping tears from her eyes. I guess it really impacted her. She returned to our table time after time giving us exceptional service, each time beaming with a smile on her face. We left he a Gospel of John with a nice note in the front and a great tip. I pray the Lord uses the experience and the truth of His Word to rescue Kaila and her family for eternity.

Iron Sharpens Iron, Hamburg, NY

I had a display at the Hamburg, NY Iron Sharpens Iron Conference yesterday. I was blessed to be reconnected with many brothers who have been through the MAD Live Event before, and to have made some new contacts. I was asked to do a 75 minute version of the MAD Live Event for the seminar I was scheduled to present. I had to cut out hundreds of slides to fit it in. I only went over about 3 minutes, but was short 10 minutes to show the closing video. So I encouraged the men to say on an extra 10 minutes and most of the 40+ men did so. Lord willing we'll get some bookings from it.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MAD Live Event in nearby Boyertown, PA

MAD Live Event today in nearby Boyertown, PA. Another 3 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ today! Great rejoicing in the presence of angels in Heaven!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

MAD at Flat Mountain Baptist Church

What a time we had on the mountain in TN today. I was at Flat Mountain Baptist for a MAD Live Event. Amazing, loving people. God's Spirit was at work as a number of people came to the altar in tears after the event. They actually donated the entire Sunday morning offering to our ministry. That's never happened before and it was quite a sum! Praise God! Looking forward to going back down as the two churches that I have been to may schedule a Walk thru the Bible OT seminar.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

MAD Live Event - Morgantown, PA

I did a MAD Live Event for the folks at Morgantown Community Church today. What an amazing group of people....all very supportive, loving, friendly, and personable. About 120 were trained and according to the evaluation forms, 12 people surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ in repentance and faith! Praise God!!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

MAD Live Event in Tioga County, PA

I did a MAD Live Event today in our old stomping grounds...Tioga County, PA. We had a small group attend from various churches. It was a great opportunity for exposure. What a beautiful ride up Route 15! The colors of the autumn leaves are almost at peak. It was gorgeous! Tomorrow I'll be at the Morgantown Community Church for another MAD Live Event.