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Don Sunshine Ministries has been privileged to touch tens of thousands of lives and see thousands come to faith in Jesus Christ through our teaching people how to share their faith in Christ every day...without fear, embarassment, or hesitation.

Jesus commanded His followers down through the ages to “Make disciples of all nations”.  So let me ask you a question, “How are you doing with that?”  If Jesus commanded us to make disciples and if you are not sharing your faith and beginning the discipleship process, do you really believe that one day you’ll hear Him say, “Well done, My good and faithful servant?”  As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to be His full time Ambassadors representing Him to the lost people in our lives. Yet for some reason most professing followers of Christ never share their faith in Christ with anyone!

The "Make a Difference” or "M.A.D. Live Event" is a 4-hour event that is presented “Live” in churches. Don has taught this over 600 times in 30 states and Canada, equipping over 36,000 people. God has blessed us to see over 1,600 give their lives to Christ at the Live Events. All praise, honor, and glory be to God!  This “Virtual” M.A.D. Event is a 3-hour shortened version of the full program.  You may participate free of charge, but there will be an opportunity to donate to the ministry to keep us serving the Lord full-time.

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Virtual Event with The Journey FM Completed

Tonight we completed part 2 of the 2 evening M.A.D. Virtual Event. We have now completed 649 events in total. All glory to God! We had about 70 participate. Almost all were from VA. I want to thank "The Journey FM" for promoting this event to equip their listeners. Our next "Virtual Event will be on October 5th and 6th. You may sign up on our website.

How the Lord Used Us in August 2020

This has been a VERY strange summer, and hard to believe it’s coming to an end.  The beautiful fall colors will soon be here, and I always love that time of year!  Although formal ministry continues to be slow, we thank the Lord for 2 events in August. For the first time we were partnered with the folks at “Spirit 105.9” out of Austin, TX for a virtual event.  We had a small number of people attend, but we were blessed to impact those who participated.  We also had one MAD Live Event at a church in Johnson City, TN at the end of the month.

Even as training events were few, I was able to share the Gospel on-on-one with a number of people and quite a few police officers.  I am still actively praying for and looking for someone to disciple one-on-one.


We have now entered the cover design phase and I am looking forward to this being done.  Then we can move on to printing.  As we already have a cover design that we are happy with, that phase should go quickly once they get to me in the queue.  The pricing has been set and the book will retail for $14.95.  We are anxious to get this book on the market to equip people we may never be able to train in person, and Lord willing it will open some doors for some Live Events in churches.


We praise the Lord that we only lost a couple of regular monthly supporters due to the pandemic.   For those who have continued to support us during this difficult time, Cathy and I would like to say “THANK YOU”!  We are so grateful for your faithfulness, and we can continue to serve Christ through this slow time!  Our regular monthly support is at about 60%.  We have always counted on the love offerings to make up the difference.  We have only had 2 love offerings since March 8th so things have gotten tight.  We would appreciate your generosity in this regard. 


·       Schedule - As things begin to return to normal, please pray that all of the cancelled events will be rescheduled, and many new events will be added.  We have nothing booked after September.

·       Finances - many of you are experiencing these struggles in your personal life as well.  Our prayers are with you as you pray for our needs as well!

·       Health - please pray we continue to remain healthy.

·       For God to provide the $3,400 that we need to publish our book


·       Sept 2 & 3 - MAD “Virtual” Event # 649 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Eastern) - sign up on our ministry homepage - in partnership with “The Journey FM”, Liberty University’s Radio Station

·       Sept 19 - MAD Live Event # 650 - First Baptist Church, Brevard, NC

·       Sept 20 - Preach - First Baptist Church, Brevard, NC

·       Sept 27 - MAD Live Event # 651 - Grassy Branch Baptist Church, Asheville, NC

·       Oct 5 & 6 - MAD Virtual Event #652 - Sign up on our website


Dear Friend,

I call you “friend” because we connected by our appreciation for Don and Cathy Sunshine and the ministry to which the Lord has called them.

For several years I worked alongside Don at Family Life, and not only enjoyed his friendship, his passion for Christ, and his work ethic; but also I learned much in those early days of his “Rescue” seminars.

I’ve been in “vocational ministry” for over thirty years, and I seldom meet people with the zeal combined with knowledge and passion evident in Don.

For all those years I’ve been “on support,” just as Don is. Don and Cathy ask the Lord to raise up folks to stand with them as co-laborers in the gospel by investing the powerful combination of finance and prayer.

As you are probably aware, thus far the incoming funds are not matching the needs. I asked Don if I could write you to simply encourage you to prayerfully consider a couple things:

In this age of “it’s all about me” “Christianity,” is it valuable…even critical…to have someone like Don training teens and adults in effective, Christ-honoring evangelism?

In fact, is there any other investment more valued?

Will you pray and think about standing with the Sunshine’s in order to ensure the continuance of their ministry?

If you are already giving, could you increase your giving at least a bit? If you are giving occasionally, could you contemplate giving monthly that the Sunshines might better budget?

And, if you’ve not given to this point; would you allow for the possibility that the Lord has prompted me to write in order that you might sense His leading to be a vital link in the chain of effectiveness that is Don’s ministry?

I encourage you to call Don should you have questions, and if the Lord leads you to action as you pray, let him know of your decision,

Literally thousands have heard Don’s training…and those thousands have impacted countless others with the gospel…Let’s keep this unique, effective, and on-the-heart-of-God ministry going!

Thank you for your time…

Serving in His grace,

(Rev) John R. (Jack) Hager

Ministry Liaison

Midland Ministries             [email protected]