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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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Ministry Report November 2021

How The Lord Used Us in November, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We have so much to be thankful for and trust you had a blessed time with family or friends. November was an amazing month of ministry that brought back memories of the months in previous years when we were extremely busy. We completed 4 M.A.D. Live Events in one week and completed a total of 5 this month in 4 different states. We drove about 4,000 miles this month. It was exciting to see the Lord save one 60-year-old man in PA! Glory to God! The text below is from an email from one of the members of the NH church that I taught in encouraging his fellow congregants to attend the M.A.D. Live Event. I’d love to see our churches filled with men like him!


“This Saturday we have an opportunity to be better human beings!! As mentioned in the announcements during service, we have Don Sunshine (yes, his real name) coming to our blessed community to impart something upon us that we could have only asked for in a dream. Don Sunshine is going to come here to share his research, experience, and knowledge about sharing the word of God with others who need to hear it.


My understanding is that Don Sunshine (I love his name!!) is/was just like the rest of us. I understand that Don Sunshine has been called or moved by God to try to find a way to talk to people about the saving Grace of Jesus Christ, our Lord. I believe that we all (most especially me) could use nudge (or a swift kick) in order to move us in the direction which we all know that God has asked us to.


We need to be more comfortable sharing the WORD amongst our families and friends as well as with complete strangers. God compels us to do so and we will do so because we love our family and neighbors. We have learned in our own church that we need to make disciples of all men (at least we can try!!). This man, Don Sunshine, has figured out how to do this and he is now sharing that simple message with us.


I cannot be more hopeful that you will take this Saturday to attend an event that will actually move you closer to God. I will be there if it takes an ambulance to get me there!! Please, Please let us come together.
I hope that you all know that I TRULY love you. I am moved by this opportunity. I hope that my words can help you understand the need for us all to be together for this. You are my family, I depend on you. Please trust your heart and be at the church on Saturday.”


Our home church has an amazing Food Pantry Ministry that provides food for needy families twice a month. The last food pantry before Thanksgiving the church was prepared to give away 100 frozen Thanksgiving turkeys with all of the fixin’s for a complete family meal on Thanksgiving. I was told we provided food for 98 families that night! We always share the Gospel and give an invitation at the Food Pantry as well. I was asked to share on this night.


After registering, the people came into a closed-off area of our fellowship hall and were given a Bible to keep. I explained why the Bible is a unique book and it is the Word of God to us. I then went into a graphic description of everything Jesus went through the night he was betrayed through the resurrection and gave a private invitation to surrender to the Lordship of Christ in repentance and faith. I did the same presentation 7 times as each group came in before going to their cars to get their food. Groups of 3 of our church people bring their food to their cars and pray with them at their cars. One lady left in tears after I shared, and I had a nice conversation with two men, who were veterans and former special forces soldiers. They were not attending church anywhere so I invited them to come to our church, and mentioned that our Senior Pastor is a 21-year Special Forces Instructor. They agreed to show up on Sunday. PTL!! Our church secretary also led a lady to the Lord after she received her food. I love our church and its ministries to the lost around us!


After the M.A.D. Live Event at my home church in November, I realized I had a great opportunity to disciple and assist my local brothers and sisters in how to share their faith every day. With the blessing of my pastor, about 10 of us gather weekly and have a time of sharing what Divine appointments we had this week. Did we share? Did we pray with them? Is there a follow-up opportunity with that person? And also, did I chicken out and not share? Why? I began to see how vital this weekly gathering is in order for more people to make sharing Christ a lifestyle. The sharing, teaching, learning, encouraging, especially from one another is so critical. Even after the first week, a number of people had stories to share. I am convinced that this will increase over time as we meet and more people will be encouraged to participate.


SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER – FEBRUARY


Whenever you see only one event in a weekend, please understand that I would like to fill the other weekend day at a church within driving distance. Any help you can provide to help us fill a date within driving distance of the location on the calendar would be a blessing! Thank you!


• Dec 4 - Don Sunshine Ministries Annual Board Meeting
• Dec 11 - M.A.D. Live Event # 684 - Trinity of Fairview, Fletcher, NC (last on the 2022 calendar)
• Jan 8 - M.A.D. Live Event # 685 - Orwell Bible Church, Rome, PA
• Jan 15 - M.A.D. Live Event # 686 - in partnership with “The Light FM”, Rock Hill, SC (exact location TBD)
• Feb 4 - M.A.D. Live Event # 687 - Valley Forge Baptist Academy, Valley Forge, PA
• Feb 5 - Walk thru the Bible Old Testament Seminar - Valley Forge Baptist Temple, Valley Forge, PA
• Feb 19 - M.A.D. Live Event # 688 - Calvary Chapel of Fluvanna, Palmyra, VA


PLEASE PRAY WITH US


• SCHEDULE – We continue to battle to get into churches, and your prayers are being answered as you can see from the above schedule. Please make this request a regular priority if you would. There are many open dates in 2020 to fill! Thank you!
• I was the most-sick I have ever been in my life for about 5 days leading up to Thanksgiving. 103.8-degree temperature, migraine headache 24x7 for 4 ½ days, nausea, vomiting, and the rest. I tested negative for Covid twice and once negative for the flu. The Doc said it as a very bad unnamed virus that took me out. Please continue to pray for our good health so we may serve our Lord in what He has called us to do!
In my daily quiet time with God, I always thank Him for each of our faithful prayer and financial partners. THANK YOU SO MUCH for investing in God’s Kingdom and partnering with us in prayer and financially! We thank God every day for you! We love you all!


Love in Christ,


Cathy and Don


 

M.A.D. Live Event # 683 in NJ and a police encounter

Today I was in NJ completing M.A.D. Live Event # 683.  This morning I had to run out and find us some breakfast, so I went to a local bagel shop for some egg sandwiches and juice.  I was able to share some Gospel literature with the young lady who made our breakfast.

 

We had a small group attend our event today, and we headed to VA to spend the night.  We pulled into a Sheetz gas station in Front Royal and I saw a police car parked on the side of the store.  I walked over and saw there was an officer sitting in the car.  I went over and introduced myself to him and asked if I could share something with him that changed my life and pray for his safety and salvation.  He heartily agreed.  His name was Zach and he was a sergeant with 17 years’ experience.  I laid my hand on his shoulder and prayed for him.  After the prayer we had a conversation about the job.  He said they have lost so many officers, that they are short one whole shift.  As a result, the remaining officers are working lots of overtime to cover the town.

 

I told him to call me if he had any questions about the Gospel, and he agreed to do it.  He kept thanking me for taking the time to share and pray for him.  A good day!  Praise the Lord!