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Discover the Book - Nov. 27, 2008

  • 2008 Nov 27

Thanksgiving For You


It was ten years ago that God led me through the encouragement of others to expand the fruitful ministry of pastoring that He had given into what we now know as Discover the Book Ministries. I have been so richly blessed over these years as I have seen the Lord use His Word to reach the hearts of thousands around the world with the truth of Christ.


A decade ago this ministry began with my family and I around our kitchen table in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I would write and Bonnie would type. The children all gathered around would stuff envelopes, fold letters, record cassette tapes, and whatever else was needed. Our family ministry grew over the years to where our home was no longer sufficient and we moved to a church office. We then grew beyond what the church offices could hold and the Lord supplied our current office location.


Now from the pulpit in Kalamazoo, Michigan where God has led me to minister and from our office in Tulsa Discover the Book Ministries reaches regularly into the lives of people in over 170 nations around the world. Discover the Book Ministries’ books and MP3’s are shipped to nations like Australia, Malaysia, Benin, Scotland, Bermuda, and many others. Thousands of people read this daily devotional that you are a recipient of. Thousands of people listen to the instruction of the Bible each month on websites like and Unknown thousands hear the preaching of God’s Word daily on radio stations from Europe to Maine and south to Texas and the Caribbean.


We consistently receive testimonies of how God is working in the hearts and lives of people all around the world. Here is one of the most recent. A pastor of a small church in need of materials to use in a limited/to no budget situation wrote us with gratitude, "You have a fantastic web site. There are a number of "quack" Christian sites out there; yours is not one of them. Thank you for being true to your calling from God." That ability to provide churches, missionaries, and pastors 1200 free audio/text messages, 36 free MP3 libraries, and now 4 complete books, some or all of them in 7 languages is what we offer for God's Kingdom.


All this that God is doing has been made possible because of your generosity and your faithfulness to pray for Discover the Book Ministries.


On this Thanksgiving Day as you prepare to sit down with family and friends, share a meal together, laugh and share stories, and as you give thanks for God’s bountiful blessings please know that I and all those who serve at Discover the Book Ministries are offering our thanks for you. Your prayers for this ministry and your financial support mean more than you or I will ever know on this side of Glory.


We are so grateful for your faithfulness in prayer support. God’s spiritual work in the hearts and lives of men is really done by His people being on their knees praying for a great harvest. Your prayers on behalf of this ministry have been depended on for the last 10 years of this ministry and are essential for the work to move ahead. Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer!


Your faithful generosity has been so humbling and we are thankful for each gift that is given. As a great missionary once said “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply” and that has been abundantly true. Our goal is simply to proclaim the truth and to help men and women mature in the faith and we have seen God supply our needs through you over and over again. Thank you for a decade of generosity!


“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen(Eph. 3:20-21

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