January 2014 MAP Update
| P.O. Box 128 | 575 US Highway 250 | Savannah OH 44874 | Office: (419) 962-1515|
In This Issue
|Our Goals and Vision for 2014|
Greetings from Ohio!
At this time, Jonas, Melvin and I would like to share our vision and goals for MAP in 2014. To all the ones who have been called of God to pray regularly for us and this ministry, we seek and cherish your intersession on our behalf and the goals that are set before us.
Goal 1: Amish Awareness Conference: We are praying that God would use this two day conference to train and equip His people to evangelize and disciple the Amish culture. Go to AmishAwareness.com and join our mailing list and register for the conference, April 10-11. Early bird discounts are available.
Goal 2: Plowman’s Academy: For years, I have envisioned a physical school of ministry and, Lord willing, someday it will happen. But for now, our own Paul Miller has been putting adult level Bible study courses together and making them available to Amish who have a desire to get involved in deeper studies of God’s word. At this point, we are running about 25 students. We have been making special efforts to promote this ministry and believe it will easily triple by the end of the year.
Goal 3: Amish Voice Conference Line: This ministry outreach was started in 2013 and continues to be used of God to draw both Amish and former Amish together for healthy discussions that vary from abuse, ministry opportunities, family rearing, addictions and Bible topics. Some of our special guests are prominent leaders and authors, such as John Regier, Bruce Lengeman, and Michael Pearl. Every discussion is recorded and made available via phone line and web site. This allows Amish people to call in at a later date and listen to previous discussions more than once.
Goal 4: Housing: This goal seems so huge and costly; however, it is a need and could be greatly used of God as a tool to minister to young adults who come to MAP for help. We will continue to seek God and wait. If God provides, we will forever be grateful. If not, we will continue to make do with what God has given us.
Goal 5: Continue Other Ministries: With the help of God and His army of supporting people, we hope to grow and expand the Bible Club and Amish Voice. We will also continue the weekly Bible classes, prayer meetings, help with birth certificates, Cross-Point activities, Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses, prison ministry, housing, jobs, counseling and speaking in churches.
Goal 6: Increase Financial Support: As the ministry spreads out and grows, so does the need for finances. As much as I’d like to just focus on ministry and leave this part entirely up to God, I also recognize the fact that God included this as something we must do as part of our day to day ministry.
— Joe Keim
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations (Psalm 100).
Goals for 2014
Goal 1: Becoming more active in witnessing among the Amish.
Goal 2: To love Jesus more is to love the lost more, and to love the lost more means that I will witness more actively. Pray that I would love Jesus more each day.
Goal 3: Continue speaking in churches. If you would like to hear more about how you can help reach the Amish for Jesus, please contact me and I would be glad to share our heart’s burden with your church.
Goal 4: Build up my financial support. Please pray about how God would have you support this ministry. I do not know many who like to ask others for money, and that is why I count it an honor to be able to go to God and give our needs over to Him. I pray that God would cause the hearts of many of you to share our burden and partner with us financially, freeing us up to be able to spread the Gospel.
— Jonas Yoder
I want to update you about the Lord’s work in our lives. We are grateful for all of your prayers, and we want to keep you informed so that you can continue to pray for us daily.
In September of 2013, we presented the ministry for the very first time. It was a good experience, and we hope that was only the first of many, many more opportunities we have to share MAP Ministry with churches, seeing them get excited, and joining with us as we take God’s love and truth to the Amish.
My goal for the rest of 2013 was to do one presentation per month, but the Lord blessed us with more. We were able to speak at seven churches in the last part of the year. We already have a few scheduled for 2014. If you are interested in learning more about MAP Ministry and our missionary work among the Amish—especially if you are anywhere near our home area of Turtle Lake, WI—please contact us.
Our goal for 2014 is to do two church presentations a month, and also to be able to quit my part-time job in order to free up more time for the ministry. Your prayers and support can help us reach that goal soon. We thank God daily for those of you who already support us, and we already thank God for those who will begin supporting us in 2014.
If you have any interest in having us come and speak at your church, if you have any questions, or if you would like to know more about how you can pray for us or support us, by all means contact us.
You can find more information about us on the MAP website, or you can email me directly at email@example.com.
|Amish Awareness Conference|
Two Full Days of Teaching On:
Register Online: AmishAwareness.com or call (419) 962-1515
Schedule Layout: Click here
Costs: Before March 1, individuals: $40 (four or more: $30 each)
Free promotional materials, call us—DVD, Bulletin inserts and posters
Download from AmishAwareness.com/Promotional-Materials
Effective Teaching Sessions!
Come learn how to share the Gospel with your Amish Friends and Neighbors!
|PBS Special on February 04|
Details, click here.
|Broken for God's Glory|
Bible Club: Greetings to you in Jesus Holy name: Thanks for the 5 pieces of gum. As soon as I got it my little sisters right away wanted some. So I took a half piece for myself and divided the rest among the other 8 people that are in my family.
Bible Club: Although I have already taken Jesus as my Savior doing your lessons still encourage me a lot to keep strong in God and spend some time with Him each day.
We'd like to leave you with an opportunity to partner with Mission to Amish People by giving a gift on behalf of the many who are searching for purpose and everlasting life.
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