NEW BEGINNING IN FLORIDA! A few months ago I shared, “God has great things, even surprising things planned in the coming year. The past is past, finished, and God is doing a new thing!” I did not realize at that time “new thing” would include moving. After being in Oklahoma since 1989, God is leading us to move to Tampa, Florida. Rhonda and I sense a great excitement in what God is doing.
Isaiah 43:19-21 reads, Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.”
This is what I sense for DMW and the Deaf Harvest Field—NEW BEGINNING! NEW LIFE! REVIVAL! LIVES CHANGED!
The past few years has been a trying time, a rough time. Since John and Marva moved to Oregon, two years ago, we still have not found replacements for them. In addition, it’s been difficult to find volunteers to help with the many ongoing and increasing ministry responsibilities. Much of the work has fallen on Rhonda and me. Add to that the health issues I’ve had, off and on since 2009 in regards to Lyme Disease—Oklahoma has not been the ideal place to be treated. Several times we’ve travelled out of state for me to see a specialist. Thanks to God, and the prayers of His people, I am doing well. God has renewed my strength and my spirit, and I am looking forward to this NEW BEGINNING!
Through a series of circumstances God has opened the door and given us favor with ministries, churches, and individuals in Florida. Out of the “clear blue sky” we’ve had Deaf and hearing people contact us in recent months about wanting to be involved in the ministry. And guess where they live? Florida! We are excited to learn that Florida is the #3 populated state in the United States for Deaf people. There is a huge mission field right there.
Now is a great time to join with us in the NEW BEGINNING God has started. We covet your prayers as God goes before us and makes the path straight. And we ask you to join us with your financial contribution today. Right now we are focusing on the costs related to the move—$7,500 right away.
We are praying and believing God to raise up Ministry Partners to join with us NOW and make a generous donation of $500 or more. As a token of our appreciation we will send you this “Moments of Faith” Lighthouse Sculpture.
You can either send a one-time $500 gift OR
donate $50 now and pledge $50 a month for the next nine months (total of $500).
On the Lighthouse Sculpture is inscribed one of my favorite scriptures, John 8:12, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness because you will have the light that leads to life.”
This NEW BEGINNING is a BIG MOMENT OF FAITH for us and we believe it will result in more Deaf people and their families having the light that leads to life!
On the comment section be sure to write “Ministry Partner”. If you prefer to mail your donation, send it to Deaf Ministries Worldwide, P.O. Box 10755, Tampa, FL 33679.
Every gift is important, large or small, and very much needed at this time. Please send your best gift now. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND GENEROUS SUPPORT!
I will keep you up-to-date in the days and weeks ahead regarding our exciting NEW BEGINNING journey.