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April 2012 Newsletter

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Bones and Bonuses


Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass." Psalms 37:3-5

It’s difficult to know where to start with this story. But I want to share it with you for encouragement. A year and a half ago my wife died unexpectedly. She was, in everyone’s mind, a picture of health. It has been the most difficult thing I have ever had to deal with. Really, it has been indescribable pain and yet God’s grace has been very rich and I have found comfort from His Holy Spirit, His ministering angels and great friends.

I am not writing to complain for I am blessed. Then 6 months ago I experienced a ruptured appendix...I was in the hospital for 10-days. My biggest concern was someone to take care of my bulldog Dolly, who had been my faithful companion for 11-years. She was well-cared, why am I telling you this?

I knew the time would come when she would die and inwardly this was very heavy in my heart. I didn’t talk to anyone about it, but it was there. Less than six weeks after the surgery I had a deliverance seminar in Houston that would include five services. The church was a Nigerian Church pastored by, my now good friend Dave Arogbonlo. There were people at the seminar that had come from various parts of the country. One family of nine had travelled from California and were staying in the church parking lot in a travel trailer. I did not know this until the close of the final service on Sunday evening.

Sometimes God "Singles You Out for A Blessing." Many of our team members were with me for this seminar, I’m glad because they got to participate in this "miracle" as well. They are all witnesses.

After the last service Pastor Dave asked if I go into the Church lobby and sign books for people. I was glad to do this. The first lady who came up to me was from the California family. The mother of seven children. I actually found out they were from Montana but drove from a meeting at Bethel Church in California to attend our seminar. Her name is Dari. She handed me a scroll with a ribbon around it, a big smile on her face. I was a little puzzled at first. "Open it." She said. I opened it and there was a picture of a bulldog puppy and this letter…

"Dear Don We cannot fully express into words how your ministry has changed our lives. God has used you to be a doer of the Word and show people how to receive their freedom. God spoke to my wife in a vision last night about purchasing a bulldog for you. She will be healing to your heart and will bring joy and comfort to you...she asked for the Lord’s angels to minister for you, for your grief to be lifted and for healing of a broken heart…"Eleanor (puppy) is from truly exceptional World Class Euopean English Bulldog bloodlines...we have made arrangements for her to be driven to an address of your choice...with love, John, Dari and kids."

Pictures of Ellie were included in the scroll. A $2,000.00 bulldog bred near Kansas City, purchased via the internet. I was overwhelmed. ONLY God knew my heart...surely not this lady visitor. Tears filled my eyes, but I still didn’t know how special this was.

They gave me a phone number and e-mail address so I could contact them when I was ready for the delivery. The next morning our ministry team went back to the Dallas-Ft Worth area. I didn’t know where they went. As I thought about it, I thanked God and in a couple of days I called them. They didn’t know where I lived and I didn’t know where they were. I talked with John, he told me they thought I lived in North Texas and they had rented a space at a mobile home park until the transaction took place. He told me that Eleanor was being driven to them and they would transfer her to me on Monday.

I looked up the address of the trailer park and found it was less than a mile from where I had an appointment that Monday evening! Amazing. I had never been to this town some 40 miles from my home...Eleanor was to be delivered to them about 5:30, I had an appointment there at I finished my meeting and literally drove right around the corner to pick up "Ellie" Team members Fred and Nesta Partin drove me there, they were familiar with the location. They had also been at the meeting with me in Houston.

This was becoming like a chapter right out of the Bible...about me. God and I knew...even if no one else did! They presented me the puppy and we talked...I asked "Where will you go from here?" John, the husband, said, "That all depends on you, right now you are our assignment!"


The family stayed and all went thru deliverance the following week. After the sessions, prior to them leaving, Dari said to me, "God gave me another vision for you, but I don’t want to upset you." I encouraged her to share it. She first explained to me how she had experienced so much grief in her life and how she could see the pain of loss in my life.

Then she said, "In this vision I was out of my body and in my spirit I was on the edge of heaven. There was a veil separating me from those on the inside. I saw a group of people talking and one of the ladies in the group turned and walked toward me. She was beautiful and had the biggest brightest smile. She came up to me and only said with a huge smile, "Tell Don, I’m OK!"

I knew!! Tears filled my eyes. I knew! Dari had never met my wife but described her perfectly.

The family left and are now back in the Norhtwest. It was like a chapter out of the Bible and I was featured. I cannot adequately describe how special this has been for me. My faithful bulldog, Dolly, died the day after Christmas, what a sad day. My new friend Ellie brings me comfort and joy. I hope this encourages you. God is so aware of your heart and desires. He’s bigger than you think He is and wants so much to just love us!

I shared this testimony with much greater detail in a church recently and it is available on DVD...WHEN GOD SINGLES YOU OUT. You may call our office at 817-581-8860 or go to our website. Great blessings!

Just for Jesus,



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