May 2015

PSALMS 145:18 “The LORD is near to all them that call on Him, to all that call on Him in truth.”

PLEASE PRAY FOR PROTECTION

Last month Pastor Cenor wrote from Haiti asking for prayer. He informed us that orphanages have become a target for a gang of thieves. Some orphanages have not just been robbed, but also the directors were beaten, the girls raped, and anything of value taken. They have figured out that after mission teams visit they usually leave money, clothes, and other valuables. One recent attack was fairly close to our orphanage in Port Au Prince. Would you please pray specifically for the safety and protection of our staff and children?


THIS IS THE PROPERTY WE WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE IN HAITI

PRAYER REQUESTS AND PRAISES:

1. That God would provide the funds soon to build our orphanages in India and Haiti.
2. That God would provide English teachers for the orphanages in Roatan and Haiti.
3. Praise God for the efforts of children at the Fox Valley Christian Academy who recently raised $1900 for a playground at our India orphanage.
4. Pray for protection for our children in India and Haiti
5. Praise God for Colton Draeger joining our staff and pray that God would provide for his monthly financial needs.
6. Pray for Laza, the young boy we rescued from the slums of Haiti. He is a handful and needs special care. We need wisdom on how to best care for him.
7. Praise God for items that have been donated to the Haiti Garage Sale at the Judson Baptist Church in Joliet, IL and pray the sale will raise needed funds for our Haiti ministry.
8. Many have come to Christ, rededicated their lives to Christ, and have been called to missions at recent concerts. Pray that they will continue to grow in their new found faith.
9. Pray for wisdom as we plan for future ministry opportunities.
10. Pray for the adoptions taking place at our Haiti orphanage. The Haitian government is very slow in processing the papers needed to proceed.

April 2015

REVELATION 21:6 “And he said to me, “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”

WELCOME COLTON!

Colton Draeger, pictured below on the far right, has been a volunteer and an intern with our ministry over the past two years. During that time he also attended Nicolet Bible Institute. He feels called to serve in missions! He LOVES evangelism! As Don Shire Ministries continues to grow it is time to add to our team. We feel Colton will be a wonderful addition. His focus will be in the area of short-term missions. He will be needing to raise support. Would you like to help this young missionary get started?


THREE HARD WORKING TEAM MEMBERS TAKING A WELL DESERVED BREAK IN ROATAN. WE REPLACED A ROOF, FIXED DOORS, INSTALLED GUTTERS, REPAIRED SCREENS, SPENT QUALITY TIME WITH THE CHILDREN, MINISTERED AT THE LOCAL JAIL, ETC. IT WAS A WONDERFUL WEEK!

Guinea hens are popular love offerings in northern Ghana. We received 9 of them during our trip...ALIVE!!! Thanks to a local road stand with a grill, we would drop them off and return later to some very tasty fowl!

PRAYER REQUESTS:

1. Two of our team members came home sick from the Roatan trip. Please pray for their continued recovery.
2. Pray for Colton as he begins raising support and planning mission trips.
3. Don and Kathy will be doing a lot of traveling this month and next to 26 concerts from California to Virginia. Please pray for their safety and that the concerts will be Christ centered and effective as well.
4. Please continue to pray for the safety and well being of our orphans and widows in India and Haiti. Our orphanages are very crowded. As the children get older we really need better facilities and hopefully more will be sponsored into homes.

March 2015

REVELATION 21:6 “And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment.”

GHANA

Our trip to Ghana went well. We learned to be flexible as our plans changed, but we were able to see God’s plan unfold! Almost 200 came to Christ! To God be all the glory!!!


VISIT WITH CHIEF

On our last visit, this Muslim chief asked for water for his village. We prayed with Him asking God to provide, and many of you were led to provide a well for his village! We reminded him where the water came from, shared the gospel and prayed with him. He did not accept Christ, but he heard the gospel. May that seed be watered!


FAITH IN ACTION - POLAND?

Emil (left) enjoyed seeing our Faith in Action team so much in Poland that he started one there. We saw him in Ghana, building churches.


REMEMBER JIM?
We were able to go visit Jimmy in Ghana. He is the boy that we rescued from a garbage dump 5 years ago. He is happy at his new home and school. The home director said everyone that comes wants to know where Jimmy is! A family and church support the expenses for his care.

PRAYER REQUESTS:

1. PRAISE: The ministry trips to Haiti and Ghana in February went well. Thanks for praying!
2. We need to relocate our Haiti orphanage. We have found a property that would be wonderful to develop. The cost is $180k. Please pray the funds will be provided soon.
3. The security wall is being built around our property in India. After that, as God provides, we can begin construction of the new buildings for our orphans. We need an increase in donations like never before!
4. We will be taking a team to Roatan, Honduras in March. Prayers appreciated.

February 2015

Isaiah 40:31 Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.


COZUMEL CHILDREN HEARING ABOUT JESUS!

WHAT A TEAM!

The first week of January we took a group of 26 from the Minooka Bible Church to Haiti. Two homes were built for widows, the medical team treated hundreds of underprivileged children and adults, and day carnivals that included the Gospel message were presented to hundreds of children. It was not a good week…

IT WAS AN AWESOME WEEK!!!


DON SHARING CHRIST AT A SCHOOL IN MEXICO

MISSION CRUISE

Our two weeks of Mission Cruises in January went very well! Inmates came to Christ, Bibles were distributes in 5 countries, children learned that Jesus loves them, homes for the elderly were visited, churches remodeled,  homes were cleaned and painted and much, much more! Now is the time to make your reservation for January, 2016. Go to www.missioncruise.org to learn more


MODELING THE NEW DIRT SHIRTS MADE BY THE CHILDREN AT OUR CHILDREN'S HOME ON ROATAN. DYED WITH DIRT AT THE CHILDREN'S HOME!

PRAYER REQUESTS:

1. Laza, a boy we rescued from the Haiti slums has special needs. He was recently kicked out of school for biting. Please pray we see God’s plan for him as we seek special programs that will help him.
2. We have ministry trips to Haiti and Ghana in February. Prayers appreciated!
3. We need a new location for our Haiti orphanage. Don is looking at property in Haiti and hopes to make an offer soon. We will need to see a miraculous provision from the Lord.
4. The security wall is being built around our property in India. After that, as God provides, we can begin construction of the homes for the orphans. Please pray for a miracle!
THREE TO GHANA! This month we go to Haiti again with a team of 14, and then three of us are off to Ghana, West Africa to share in remote villages. Prayers are appreciated! FYI: Ghana is Ebola free.