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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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A Full Weekend of Ministry!

This weekend I completed M.A.D. Live Event #s 669 and 670.  I was at the Believer’s Fellowship of Prattsburgh, NY teaching on Saturday, and at the Community Independent Bible Church in Little Meadows, PA on Sunday.  We had a great time meeting new people and reconnecting with others.  We are excited to see how the Lord will use these newly equipped followers!

May Ministry Report

How The Lord Used Us in May, 2021

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ!  

We completed one M.A.D. “Live” Event and one “Virtual” Event this month. We praise the Lord for one new follower of Jesus Christ this month! 

I also had several opportunities to do trail ministry in May. On one of the days out, I was blessed to share the Gospel and pray with seven people. We pulled up to the security officer at an intersection of two trails, and when he saw me, he exclaimed, “Hey! You prayed for me and my wife last year!” I had a nice conversation with Jonathan and again prayed for his wife who is still struggling physically. The last person I prayed with was a St. Paul Police officer running radar. I stopped and shared the Gospel with him using the police Gospel card that I had printed and prayed for him. When I said, “Amen”, he asked me for 6 more cards to share with the other officers in his department. That was very cool! We also traveled to a new trailhead in Grundy, VA to do more trail ministry. Our family with all the grandkids came down for the holiday weekend. We rode the trails and shared the Gospel with the Divine appointments that God lined up for us. When we arrived, I really connected with the manager of the campground. She is a believer and we had a great time talking. While I was there, she set up a Gospel display at the front desk using our Off-road themed Gospels of John and also wants me to come back next year, have a booth, and share the Gospel at the “UTV Takeover” Event – the largest event of its kind in this country. I was privileged to share the Gospel with a number of people at the campground, and while we were sitting around the campfire on our last night, a couple walked by, stopped, and exclaimed that they had attended a M.A.D. Live Event in Roanoke that I had done years ago! When it came time to leave, my son went to drop off his trash and was greeted by the fellow in the picture.

Here’s a testimony I received this month:

“Once again it was terrific to have you come speak to us at Gateway Bible Church back on April 18th. We have continued to pray for open doors and several have occurred. About 3 weeks ago I went to get a haircut. I have been going there for 19 years. But this time as I was about to leave the man who owns the shop asked me to pray for everyone. There were 3 barbers and 8 additional customers, so about 12 of us. As I began to pray the guts of the Gospel flowed into my head and heart and out through my mouth. We are grateful for your challenge.”

We are grateful for the Lord’s provision of the RV for the ministry. We try to keep travel expenses down for the churches we teach in, and usually, that means renting a car from Enterprise. Last year Enterprise sold off much of their inventory and didn’t re-order due to the pandemic. That, combined with the semi-conductor shortage has created a shortage of rental cars, so they have blown up the rental prices to unaffordable dollars. It is far less expensive for us to use the ministry RV and have the church just pay for our gasoline, and eliminate the expensive rental car, gas for it, hotels, and meals out.

My book is available for purchase! It is available at Amazon and a number of other locations. The title is appropriately, “Make a Difference”. The ISBN # is 978-1-0980-5724-4. Lord willing it will equip people we may never have a chance to train in person, and we hope it will lead to Live Events in churches! The book lists for $14.95. It will not only equip people who have never been to one of our M.A.D. Live Events, but if you’ve been to one of our events, it will reinforce what you learned and present some real-life experiences that I’ve had sharing the Gospel with people. These true stories may help you better see the Divine appointments that God has for you in your life. If you’d like a signed copy, you may buy one from me directly. Please send me a check made out to “Don Sunshine Ministries” for $20 to cover the book and shipping. Thanks for your support!

SCHEDULE FOR JUNE - AUGUST

• June 5 - M.A.D. Live Event # 669 - Believers’ Fellowship of Prattsburgh, Prattsburgh, NY

• June 6 - M.A.D. Live Event # 670 - Community Independent Bible Church, Little Meadows, PA

• June 28 - July 7 - Our 14th Ultimate Adventure Trip to Utah

• July 10 - M.A.D. Live Event # 671 - Soggy Bottom Campground, MO

• July 11 - Speak at morning worship service - Kidder Baptist Church, Kidder, MO

• July 17 - M.A.D. Live Event # 672 - Harvest Baptist Church, Blacksburg, VA

• July 25 - M.A.D. Live Event # 673 - Grassy Branch Baptist Church, Asheville, NC

• Aug 22 - M.A.D. Live Event # 674 - South Clinton Baptist Church, Clinton, TN

PLEASE PRAY WITH US

• HEALING – Cathy is back to normal! Her polyp biopsy came back cancer-free. PTL! Now you can pray for me. I partially tore my left rotator cuff. Of course, this happens right before our adventure trip later this month. I’ll have some limitations, but I can still lead most of it. I’ll seek treatment when I return from Utah.

• SCHEDULE - This is always a top prayer priority. My goal is to be 2 churches every weekend except holidays! The schedule is slowly filling. We continue to minister as people speak with their church leadership. Calling pastors almost never works. Any help you can provide in spreading the word would be appreciated!

• For God’s Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of the people we share with

• For the Lord to bring us, someone, to teach our training in Spanish

Again, all of this ministry happens because of your commitment to helping us serve our Savior full time vocationally. We are so grateful for those who have “hung in there” and kept us afloat financially during this difficult period. THANK YOU SO MUCH for investing in God’s Kingdom and partnering with us in prayer and financially! We love you all!

Love in Christ,   

Cathy and Don