November 2015

Psalm 106:1 Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. 

This is the month when we focus on Thanksgiving, and we are grateful beyond words for God’s faithful provision for our widows and orphans through the generous and sacrificial giving of those who support us! Because of you, we will soon begin construction on the much needed orphanage in India. As a team of nine travels with me to India (Nov. 4-18), we will hold a celebration of God’s provision on the new property. Please pray that God will work in and through the dedicated team He has provided. We are also grateful to the area churches that continue to open their doors to us. God is providing through your love offerings, and we continue to hear that the message is touching lives.



HAITI PRAISE: Laza, the boy we asked you to pray for last month, was recently accepted into a home that specializes in working with children with special needs.

INDIA PRAISE: The $15,000 matching gift was matched. But another $12,500 was added as a challenge for additional matching funds!

INDIA REQUEST: We have a team of 9 in India this month.

ROATAN PRAISE: The children are doing well. Our Beacon School is doing very well.

ROATAN REQUEST: The former director left the Sandy Bay Lighthouse Ministries board with a lot of messes to clean up many years ago. More things recently popped up. Please pray for the SBLM board as they seek God’s wisdom in their decision making.

Hello, friends! As the days get shorter, and we enter into winter, my mind races forward to next summer! Don Shire Ministries has a wonderful opportunity to serve in the sunshine of the Caribbean from June 15th to July 15th! We begin in Roatan, head down to Belize, and finally end in Jamaica. The opportunities to serve are endless. We will teach the brothers and sisters, share the gospel, and work with our hands! This trip would be great for college students, or teachers on break, or possibly a youth group. We look forward to seeing who God brings along! There are only twelve spots available, so sign up quickly! If you have any questions, email me at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

YEAR IN GIVING IDEAS: Christmas fund for our orphans and widows in India and Haiti. Building funds in India and Haiti. 100% goes to the designated fund.

October 2015

Acts 13:47: For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth”. 

I received a call from 2 friends that want to put a challenge out there to raise funds for the India orphanage building project. They will match all donations in October up to $15,000. Can you help turn $15k into $30k? Go to the "GIVE" page and designate your gift to "India Orphanage Building" or send your designated gift to N6052 Bombinski Lane, White Lake, WI 54491.

I don’t know, maybe it was just that I turned 60. Or, maybe Jesus is about to return and it is the Holy Spirit nudging me. But there is a renewed burning desire to get the gospel to those that don’t know Jesus as Savior. Even here in the United States it seems that few are serious about a relationship with Jesus. Christians seem to be more of a laughingstock than citizens of a country that puts “In God We Trust” on our currency. But the good news is that people continue to respond as we share that good news. Thank you to our prayer partners and our share partners for making it possible for us to get the good news of the Gospel to those that need to hear it.

HAITI: Laza, the sick, naked little boy we rescued from the streets of Haiti a few years ago really needs our prayers. He is mentally challenged and does things that are damaging to him and to others. He picks up anything from the ground and eats it. He spent the past week in the hospital, sick from something he ate and had a severe reaction to it. When he is at the orphanage, he has severe temper tantrums. Please pray that we can figure out how to handle this situation and that Laza, our staff, and our other children will be safe.

INDIA: A pastor in Sweden has offered to sponsor 8 of our children in India into the homes of Pastors! 3 other children were also sponsored from people here in the States.

INDIA: Some of our children at our main orphanage in Vijayawada have the Chicken Pox.

INDIA: Pastor Prabhu’s brother, Victor, had part of his leg amputated in September as a result of his diabetes. Please pray for a full recovery as he is dealing with liver and kidney issues.

ROATAN: Orsy and Banesa celebrated their 7th anniversary of serving at the orphanage on the island of Roatan. We are very thankful to them and to our Lord for their dedicated service to the children placed in our care.

When I joined the Don Shire Ministries team, Don asked me to focus on the short-term missions part of the ministry. We recently published a brochure with our trips for the coming year. I can hardly wait!! All I need now are team members! The rest of this year and all of 2016 are filled with opportunities to serve the Lord. I would be happy to send you a copy or answer questions you might have. Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our office at (715)610-2982.

MISSION CRUISE 2016 There is still room to join us on one of our Mission Cruises this January. Go to for details.

September 2015

Mark 10:45 "For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."

The sack house project, headed by Colton, was a success! After the walls were covered by cement it looked like a typical house in Haiti. The benefits will be better insulation and it will be more earthquake tolerant. We want to thank those that volunteered to build this test building at Silver Birch Ranch in WI. The camp now has a building as part of their paintball area. We are hoping that we can provide a home like this in Haiti for about $2500.00. We have a special fund for home construction in Haiti. If you would like to help, 100% of your designated gift will go to that account.

I was speaking with a friend yesterday about how nice it would be if one or two donors would write big checks to cover the cost of building our orphanages in India and Haiti. He said, “Or a lot of people like me making small contributions!” He is exactly right. As I look at how God is providing, we see many small gifts coming together to accomplish great things. Kathy and I want to thank each one of you that continue to keep us moving forward in ministry. During tough economic times you have faithfully not just met our personal needs, but also the needs of the orphans and widows under our care. It is the $10, $25, $50, $100 gifts that make the majority of our monthly total. Those larger gifts always seem to arrive at the times when they are needed most. Many of you have been faithfully supporting us for years. Some have recently joined our team. We want to thank each and every one of you for partnering with us. Together we are seeing God do some incredible things. I do believe that Jesus could be returning at any time. Let’s serve Him today like it could be tomorrow!

This is exciting! We have our schedule of mission trips for 2016. We have it in print and I would be very happy to send it to you. Please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will get it to you ASAP! HAITI: We had a great time in Haiti as we worked at the orphanage, fed hungry children, and shared our faith. We have room on our Haiti trips this December and next February. Let us know soon if you are interested.

MISSION CRUISE 2016 There is still room to join us on one of our Mission Cruises this January. Go to for details.

August 2015

Philippians 4:19 (NIV) And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.

HAITI GARAGE SALE A HUGE SUCCESS! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! We want to extend a very special thanks to the members of the Judson Memorial Baptist Church in Joliet, IL! Their annual Haiti Garage Sale raised about $27,000.00 for the operating expenses of the Haiti orphanage! WOW!!!!! Our annual expenses for Haiti are between $50,000-$60,000 so this is a great help!

HAITI ONLINE AUCTION A HUGE SUCCESS! Again we give God the praise as He blessed the efforts of members of the Minooka Bible Church who held an online auction to raise funds for the Haiti land purchase. Over $12,000 was raised!!!

SPECIAL GIFTS FOR INDIA ORPHANAGE! Again we give God praise! After being interviewed on WRVM “Voice of the Master” radio here in Wisconsin, a listener contributed $25,000 towards the building of the new orphanage. In addition, there were also donations from our supporters for the roof that we replaced exceeding the $6,000 needed, and that money was also put into the building fund. Several others contributed to the building fund this month. We are so excited to be a huge step closer to providing a much safer place for our children in India.

FROM DON AND KATHY: So much is happening it is hard to squeeze it all in! We want you to know, that in spite of the busyness, people continue to come to know Christ as Savior! We appreciate each one of you who contributes and prays for our ministry. We are humbled and in awe of God’s goodness demonstrated through His family. Our new schedule is available for mission trips in 2016. It will also soon be updated on our web site. Please consider joining us!

We still need help as we build our sack house at Silver Birch Ranch in Wisconsin. We hope to build several of these in Haiti but we want to build one here first. This one will be used on the Silver Birch grounds as a part of their paintball area. The dates are August 15-21. Write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

MISSION CRUISE 2016 There is still room to join us on one of our Mission Cruises this January. Go to for details.