October 2013

Don Shire Ministries October 2013

Isaiah 6:8 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.

TEAM OF 9 GOING TO INDIA NEXT MONTH!

This will be Kathy’s first trip to India! I can’t wait to introduce her to the widows and the wonderful children I have told her so much about! Our team of nine will travel to several of the orphanages and widows homes, visit our feeding program for blind street beggars, hold outdoor evangelistic services and also hold pastor’s conferences. It will be jam-packed with opportunities to serve our Lord! Would you take time to pray for us November 5-18 as we travel? Thank you very much!

PRAYER REQUESTS /MINISTRY NEEDS:

1. We have orphans that are still waiting to be sponsored into the homes of pastors in India. Our ministry spends about $3,500, or about $30 each for them until they are sponsored. Would you consider making a special contribution to the “India orphans” fund?

2. PRAISE THE LORD! We were able to purchase a van for the orphanage in Haiti!

3. We are still waiting for the final paperwork for being able to do international adoptions from Haiti. We are so close but are seeing one delay after another. Please pray that this will happen soon.

4. We are still about $15,000 short of being able to complete our 2 homes for widows in India.

5. One of our sponsored girls in India has been diagnosed with AIDS. Her name is Kukamusi Sailaja. Her picture is below

6. Pastor Cenor (Haiti) and his wife are expecting their baby girl around the 16th. Please pray for them.

Don and Kathy

 Kukamusi Sailaja.

September 2013

Don Shire Ministries September 2013

Matthew 25:35 “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,”

WATER IN 2 MORE VILLAGES IN GHANA!!

VILLAGES OF KONGO AND DENUGO SAY “THANK YOU VERY MUCH!”

We are so thankful for those of you that have given towards providing water for those that are desperate for it. What a joy to inform these villages that they would receive wells. In this picture the local Christians have gathered together to give thanks to the Lord for this provision. When was the last time you had a special service of thanks over your water faucet? We are blessed! Thank you for sharing your blessing with those in need!

Don Shire Ministries June 2013We took in a boy much like this into our orphanage in Haiti during our trip there in August. Would you pray for 3 year old James as he adjusts from living on the street to being part of our Haiti orphanage family? He was covered with infected sores and bruises from the severe abuse he was receiving.

PRAYER REQUESTS /MINISTRY NEEDS:

1. We have orphans that are still waiting to be sponsored into the homes of pastors in India. Our ministry spends about $3,500, or about $30 each for them until they are sponsored. Would you consider making a special contribution to the “India orphans” fund?

2. We have received $15,000 for a used van for our orphanage in Haiti. We have been looking for a quality used van. We have one we would like to purchase, however, the cost for it is $18,000. $3,000 needed to purchase it.

3. We are still waiting for the final paperwork for being able to do international adoptions from Haiti. We are so close but are seeing one delay after another. Please pray that this will happen soon.

4. We are still about $25,000 short of being able to complete our 2 homes for widows in India.

5. We will need to move our orphanage in Haiti next year. Our lease is up and the landlord is being unreasonable with his demands. This is a big issue. Please pray as we look for a new home or property and the funds to be able to make the move. It will be exciting to see how God works!.

Don and Kathy

August 2013

Don Shire Ministries August 2013

Acts 1:8 (NIV) “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”.

Don’s newest recording, “Trumpet Praise” is now available at concerts and on the web site.

I had the opportunity recently to visit with several friends that have traveled with me in past years to the jungle of Venezuela. Mike and Keila Dawson were the special guests. Mike was born in the jungle to missionary parents that raised 10 children in a small remote jungle village. Today hundreds of the Yanomamo tribe know Christ as savior as a result of that family’s ministry. We watched video of a few tribal men that once worshiped spirits. Their spirits had them convinced that the Creator Spirit hated the Yanomamo. Because of the Dawson’s ministry they now understand that the Creator Spirit loves them.

Isn’t it interesting that before the missionaries ever went to the jungle that they already knew about Creator God? Isn’t it also interesting to see how Satan uses lies to deceive them into staying away from God? What lies have we allowed into our thinking that keeps us from really trusting Him and believing His many promises found in His word? What keeps us from really exercising faith in the Creator God? It sure gives us something to think about, doesn’t it!

Please pray for Mike and Keila as they return soon to the jungle of Venezuela. They face many trials as the government continues to be more antagonistic towards foreign missionaries. The malaria, extreme heat, lack of supplies and fuel are all specific requests to remember as you pray.

Mike has written two books. Both of them are of his first hand experiences of being raised in the jungle. One of them, including another one written by his mother are available on my web site store. If you like to read, especially about missionary adventures, they all are a great read!

Kathy and I recently held our annual “Camp Grammy and Grandpa”. Six of our grandchildren were here. Each day started with praise and worship, Bible time and Scripture memorization. It was a wonderful week!

In August I will be taking a small team to Haiti, doing concerts in churches and also a prison.

Once again Kathy and I want to thank you so much for making it possible for this ministry to continue.

PRAYER REQUESTS:

1. We have 116 orphans that are still waiting to be sponsored into the homes of pastors in India. We receive very few donations towards their support. The cost each month for them is about $3,500, or about $30 each. That account is currently in a deficit. Would you consider making a special contribution to that fund?

2. We have funds for a used van for our orphanage in Haiti. Now we are looking for a good deal to get the best quality possible. Would you pray for that to be provided?

3. We are still waiting for the final paperwork for being able to do international adoptions from Haiti. We are so close but are seeing one delay after another. Please pray that this will happen soon.

4. I made a promise to a young man that is really seeking assurance about God that I would pray for him every day throughout the month of August. Would you join me?

Don and Kathy

July 2013

Don Shire Ministries June 2013 Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

This month we have seen much answered prayer! Yes, He is truly an awesome God! He provided over $35,000 to care for our orphans in India and Haiti. He also provided through faithful donors a 10 year old RV with only 25,000 miles on it! IT IS LIKE NEW!!! The people we bought it from even made a contribution back to our ministry. It should serve us well for years to come. (It probably has more miles left on it than we do!). We saw people accept Christ as Savior at concerts. Several of our India orphans are now in the homes of India pastors as the Lord provided sponsors. To God we give all the glory as this would have been thought impossible by us! Please rejoice with us and praise our Lord for His goodness! Check out the Ministry needs list below from last month and see how He answered your prayers! Thank you for your continued support in helping us meet these monthly needs!

Don Shire Ministries June 2013 Don’s newest recording, “Trumpet Praise” is now available at concerts and on the web site. Below is a nice note we received after one of our supporters received her cd: "As awesome as your others are, this one is off the charts! LOVE LOVE LOVE every song! ...and love the unique sounds in He Reigns! ... Praise Him!"

The children in India were thrilled to receive new backpacks and books for school! Thank you for helping!

CURRENT MINISTRY NEEDS:

1. Someone to help organize mission trips.
2. ANSWERED! Part time book keeper in our White Lake office
3. Sponsors for India children ($50 per month) 116 children still need sponsors
4. ONE HOME PROVIDED!!!Home for widows ($30,000) (Need 2 homes)
5. Funds to build church in India ($20,000)
6. ANSWERED!!! $14,940 total needed ($83 per child for uniforms/shoes/books/tuition)
7. ANSWERED!!! It is time to replace our 1985 RV for a newer one for ministry travel. We are currently saving toward newer wheels.

Don and Kathy