Calendars are here!

2015 Calendars are HERE!

The first-ever, 2015 FaithSearch Calendars are HERE!

We’re trying a new project this year. We created a 2015 FaithSearch Calendar. I’m sending them out to members of my support team this week.

If you would also like to receive one, let me know. You can get one automatically by making a year-end donation to my individual support team.

I hope it will be a reminder for you to pray for our worldwide evangelism ministry. If you read its pages carefully, you’ll find special pricing on ministry resources in our Web store, monthly prayer requests, answers to frequently asked questions about the Christian faith, and loads of information about our ministry.

Thanks for your interest in my ministry here at FaithSearch. I appreciate you!

2014 Benefit Dinner Video

Some 175 friends of FaithSearch gathered for our annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction on May 17.

Last year it took me nearly a year to edit and post the video from our Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction. This year, having learned from last year’s experience, and equipped with the right tools, it was a much easier process. I was able to edit and post the video after only two months! If you were unable to attend or would like to experience it again, you can see it on our Web site.

Although I have learned efficiency with these tools, it seems there is always something that goes wrong. This year, it was the audio recording of the house sound: it didn’t happen as expected. As such, the video uses only the on-camera audio, which is dominated by my laughing and other reactions, since, as operator, I was the one standing closest to the camera’s microphone. Sigh. Continue reading

2014 Benefit Dinner Blessings

FaithSearch Board chair Fred Bills prayed for the staff at the conclusion of the 2014 Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction.

FaithSearch Board chair Fred Bills prayed for the staff and gifts at the conclusion of the 2014 Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction.

Nearly 175 friends of FaithSearch gathered at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, MN, on May 17, for our annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction. The event raised funds for the continuation of our ministry of proclaiming the Gospel with evidence to all peoples everywhere.

After months of preparation, the event went off without a hitch (well, maybe only a couple of them) and proved to be a very successful, entertaining, and enlightening evening. Michael Pearce Donley provided musical entertainment and kept the evening moving as emcee. The theme of the evening, “As You Say… LORD!,” played out well, through table decorations and the presentations, including the host’s composing a new verse for the theme of TV’s Andy Griffith Show.

No sooner was the event concluded that we began planning for next year’s event. We hope to see you there!

Shut Out of Heaven?

The run up to our annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction is always a very hectic time here at FaithSearch—so much so that my co-laborers have often heard me lament that it is my least favorite time of the year. It is also a very important time of the year, as the event enables a large part of our ministry budget. It also celebrates highlights of the ministry year and anticipates another year of active service in the mission God has called us to: “Proclaiming the Gospel with Evidence to All Peoples Everywhere.”

As they say, “No pressure.” Right!

As I was preparing to lead staff devotions on Wednesday, I happened to read a devotional by Charles Spurgeon, based on 1 John 4:13. Spurgeon was a nineteenth century pastor in London, known as the “Prince of Preachers.” He was also a prolific writer.

This devotional focuses on John’s discussion of love, as in “God is love” and draws out the argument that we “abide in Him.” (Read the complete devotional.)

Spurgeon Quote

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2013 Benefit Dinner Video

2013 Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

2013 Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

After nearly a year of schedule juggling and mid-stream retooling, I finally finished editing the video from the 2013 Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction.

The annual event was held on 27 April 2013, at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, MN. Video from the program portion of the event has been posted on our Web site. This year’s gathering featured the return of international award-winning illusionist Adrian Van Vactor (Web site), and was hosted by emcee Dr. Irv Woolf, director of the National Coalition for Purity (Web site).

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