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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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M.A.D. Live Event # 667 is in the books

Today I was in Henderson, NC, completing M.A.D. Live Event # 667. We had a group of about 75 complete the training. We are grateful to William, who worked hard to get us into the church for their kickoff Sunday when they begin a new, post-pandemic push to impact their world for Christ. This facility was incredible. It was huge! Check out the outdoor picture and inside video.

April, 2021 Ministry Report

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

We completed 3 M.A.D Live Events in April. God used our events to draw 2 people to Himself for salvation. Praise the Lord! We are grateful to have picked up a few new events for the coming months. I continue to call the pastors I have been referred to and try to get events on the calendar. Lord willing, more will be coming!

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 mean 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 more locations as time passes. 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!

Here’s some good stuff: “Every once in a while, a ewe will give birth to a lamb and reject it. If the lamb is returned to the ewe, the mother may even kick the poor animal away. Once a ewe rejects one of her lambs, she will never change her mind.

These little lambs will hang their heads so low that it looks like something is wrong with its neck. Their spirit is broken. These lambs are called “bummer lambs.”

Unless the shepherd intervenes, that lamb will die, rejected and alone. So, do you know what the shepherd does? He takes that rejected little one into his home, hand-feeds it and keeps it warm by the fire. He will wrap it up with blankets and hold it to his chest so the bummer can hear his heartbeat.

Once the lamb is strong enough, the shepherd will place it back in the field with the rest of the flock. But that sheep never forgets how the shepherd cared for him when his mother rejected him.

When the shepherd calls for the flock, guess who runs to him first? That is right, the bummer sheep. He knows his voice intimately. It is not that the bummer lamb is loved more, it just knows intimately the one who loves it.
So many of us are bummer lambs, rejected, and broken. But He is the good Shepherd. He cares for our every need and holds us close to His heart so we can hear His heartbeat. We may be broken but we are deeply loved by the Shepherd. From one bummer sheep to another… I love you!”


Our 2021 Adventure trip to Utah has been planned. We have 9 people registered and we still have room for more people. The trip will run from June 28th to July 7th. The cost is $1,795 per person plus travel to Salt Lake City. All we need is a $500 deposit per person. The balance isn’t due until late May. No experience is necessary, and you don’t have to be in great shape to participate and enjoy what we have planned. There are 2 videos on our website so you can get a feel for what we do on the trip. There is also a spiritual emphasis on the trip. If you’re interested or have questions, please contact me ASAP. We hope you can come on this trip of a lifetime with us!


My VLOG is now available on the “Make a Difference” page of my website. There is a short daily video update from each day at Bike Week there that will encourage you. There is always some humor and some touching things that happen. Please click the “Follow” button and be encouraged by what you see and hear!


• May 2 - M.A.D. Live Event # 667 - New Sandy Creek Baptist Church, Henderson, NC
• May 17 & 18 - M.A.D. Virtual Event # 668 - Pass the word! Sign up on my website
• 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 - 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


• HEALING - Thank you for your prayers! Cathy’s colonoscopy went well. She had one polyp that they believe is benign, but we are awaiting the test results. She is scheduled to have the polyps in her uterus removed and tested on May 13th. Please be in prayer about that.
• SCHEDULE - This is always a top prayer priority. My goal is to be 2 churches every weekend except holidays!
• For at least 2 more people for our Utah trip. We need them to financially break even on the trip.
• 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