November 14, 2016
I am so so thankful for you! A GREAT THING HAS HAPPENED JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING! Have you ever seen God do something and it turns out to be something better than you ever thought?
While I was in Nashville for the ICM awards show, I was booked at a Cowboy Church program in Gallatin, TN. After checking into my hotel, I came out to see I had a flat on my car. AAA was going to make me late arriving at the service so I called and had someone from the church come and pick me up.
The next day AAA came to change the tire and I took it to a tire shop almost within sight. The man asked, ”are you a NASCAR Chaplain?” He said “I used to race with Morgan Shepherd” (who I am now Chaplain with). He said ”no charge”… WOW little things can be BIG things.
Many folks were at the altar in services in Dayton, OH and much response from folks at the Martinsville Race Chapel Service praying for our country.
Even with the pain management program they have me on, I am able to travel and work and still do shows and programs. A little slower and little more painful but God gives me what I need when I need it! The side effects of the meds make me a little dizzy when I stand up but for the most part it doesn’t affect my driving.
Now here is another great thing! While I was doing a couple of nursing home programs back in the summer, I saw that most of those residents were in wheel chairs and walkers. Some could not feed themselves and many could not outwardly respond to the entertainment. I saw that THEY are dealing with WAY more than I am!
I have done the race ministry, prison ministry, church ministry, school ministry for over 25 years and I will continue to go to these places. But now the Lord is leading me to do Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility ministry. I have already booked 5 shows in January! These all will be at NO CHARGE!
I did not know how God would use me in all of those past settings and how I would be able to make a living but WE did it!!
So now here I am again, a little nervous but still excited for how I am hoping to encourage, uplift and bring some new hope to those that have been forgotten!
While seeking the Lord about all this new priority and direction, I believe he gave me a plan! Since there is usually no budget for these type programs, I am inviting anyone to be a *day sponsor*. Anyone that would like to partner with me as I go into Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities can do so with financial support of *any amount*!
For planning purposes and to help guide folks as to how they can partner withme as a *day sponsor*, maybe you can help by recommend a business or individual to underwrite several shows a day or several shows a week at the same facility depending on their residents schedule. To be a *day sponsor*, I am asking for a $300.00 donation to help me continue as a ministry as I make this transition. They can go with me and/or with the prayerful financial support help send me!
I am still called and anointed to minister regardless of any physical, financial or other obstacle! I still get JOY from praying with teens at youth events, praying with folks my age at Senior Adult Events, Racing Events, Prison Events and Church Services of all kinds and now Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities.
THANK YOU for being my partner with your donations to our 501c3 Agape Ministries Inc.