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Haiti Update… Books Books, Books

GREETINGS BELOVED!
WELL WE’VE FINISHED ANOTHER ACADEMIC YEAR. THREE GRADUATIONS IN ONE WEEK. 68 BILBLE SCHOOL GRADUATES WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE IN THEOLOGY . 16 SENIORS GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL  AND ARE NOW HEADED TO HIGHER LEARNIING, ALONG WITH 15 KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS HEADED TO FIRST GRADE. WE CONGRADULATE ALL OF OUR GRADUATES.
WE HAVE THREE  VERY IMPORTANT PROJECTS WE NEED HELP WITH IMMIDEATLY.
 
FIRST: IS A BOOK DRIVE.
 WE NEED BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS FOR OUR SCHOOL  LIBRARY. CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF BOOKS WE ARE SEEKING https://www.nypl.org/childrens100. WE NEED MULTIPLE COPIES OF EACH.  PURCHASE ONE BOOK OR PURCHASE 10. THIS WOULD BE A GREAT PROJECT FOR CHURCHES TO ACTIVATE THEIR CONGREGATION TO PURCHASE ONE OR MORE.
SHOULD YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE WE NEED ALL BOOKS SENT TO OUR WARE HOUSE NO LATER THAN JULY 5TH.
WARE HOUSE  ADDRESS:
FISHERS OF MEN MINISTRIES
4450-Q ENTERPRISE COURT
MELBOURNE, FL.32934
2ND PROJECT- MORNING STAR GOING DIGITAL
WITH NEW AND IMPROVED CURRICULUM WE ARE NEEDING 10 PROJECTORS, 10 SCREENS ALONG WITH 12 LAP TOPS FOR CLASSROOMS. WE ARE INTEGRATING THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL SUPLIMENTAL CURRICULUM WHICH IS ALL PROJECTED AND DIGITAL. THIS WILL BRING THE WORLD TO OUR CLASSROOMS. LAPTOPS CAN BE PURCHASED FOR $350 EA. PROJECTORS AND SCREENS ANOTHER $200 PER CLASS.
YOU CAN DESIGNATE YOUR OFFERING TO “GOING DIGITAL” YOU CAN SEND YOUR CHECK TO OUR STATESIDE ADDRESS OR GIVE ONLINE ON OUR WEB SITE. ADDRESSES ARE BELOW.
3RD AND VERY IMPORTANT…FINISHING OUT OUR ACADEMIC YEAR FEEDING PROGRAM.
FISHERS OF MEN MINISTRIES SUBSIDIZES EDCUATION FOR 3500 KIDS IN 22 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS. AS MOST KNOW WE FEED THESE KIDS A MEAL 5 DAYS A WEEK. HAITIAN SCHOOL SYSTEM CONTINUES INTO THE MONTH OF JULY.
THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS OUR FEEDING SUPPORT DWINDLED. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
CURRENTLY WE ARE BEHIND PAYMENT ON THE LAST CONTAINER OF FOOD RECIEVED  AND DISTRIBUTED LAST WEEK, ALONG WITH THE NEXT AND LAST CONTAINER FOR THIS ACADEMIC YEAR WHICH IS ON THE WARF NOW.
WE NEED TO RAISE ABOUT $9500 TO FINISH OUT OUR SCHOOL YEAR. NO OFFERING TOO SMALL OR TOO LARGE. WHETHER YOU CAN SEND $50 OR $500 EVERY OFFERING IS A BLESSING.  PLEASE CONSIDER THIS PROJECT. SEND ALL DONATIONS EARMARKED FOR “FEEDING PROGRAM” TO OUR STATESIDE OFFICE OR GO TO OUR WEB PAGE AND GIVE ON LINE.
STATESIDE OFFICE ADDRESS:
FISHERS OF MEN MINISTRIES
PO BX. 410953
MELBOURNE FL. 32941
OR ONLINE:
LINDA AND I ALONG WITH ALL THE STAFF OF FISHERS OF MEN MINISTRIES, MORNING STAR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY AND CHRUCH ON THE ROCK HAITI WANT TO THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. WE PRAY GOD’S ABUNDANT LIFE AND BLESSING UPON YOU ALL.
 BLESSINGS AND LOVE,
DR. JAY & LINDA THREADGILL

Call for prayer! The perfect storm

Greetings my Beloved,
I’m sending this email to enlist you and your intercessors to stand in prayer with us. It seems we’ve found ourselves in the perfect storm. I along with Linda and staff are standing in the boat along with our Master and Savior, speaking strength, peace and power to that storm. Calling for those to stand with us as we seek God for his miracle.
FIRST, God has blessed us through the efforts of Church on the Rock-Haiti, along with our stateside partners,  to raise and order almost $20K  of floor tile to cover the flooring of the church. It took a year of special offerings through the local church in the poorest nation of our hemisphere. This in itself was a miracle of God, as we were able to order the highest grade of porcelain ceramique  tile for about a third of the retail price. The deal was, get it now while its available or it will be sold and gone. God is so good.  God’ has used several people to assist us in paying the freight charges for 2 containers to Haiti. Now the containers are on the Warf. Oh, and did I mention I have a food container on the Warf too! We are estimating around $6,000 to pull those containers out of customs. The longer they sit they begin to charge us daily storage charges. Stand with us my beloved, We need a release!
SECOND,  With the blessing of the tile within our grasp, and knowing hungry kids will be fed,  it happens to be the same month of our Annual Mardi Gras Evangelical Crusade. This crusade is a Christian Alternative to the demonic dark Haiti Mardi Gras Celebration. We have seen the crusade  grow to 50.000 plus by the final night. This has been one of our main strategies to reach the lost for the past 24 years. We’ve seen thousands saved and hundreds and hundreds of Miracles. During the same week we host our Annual Leadership Conference. We’ve had over a thousand leaders come and be spiritually refreshed. Paying for the province pastors travel, creating host homes for those traveling.  At a time I would need to appropriate funds for the crusade and conference,,…WE ARE NOW STUCK BETWEEN TWO MAJOR PROJECTS. The total of the crusade along with conference costs close to $25K. Thanks to our God we’ve raised from  both our Haiti believers and partners in the US, just over half. Thank you Jesus for what you have done and thank you Jesus for what you will do.
THIRD, one of my invitee’s to speak in the crusade had a tragic family accident and of course had to bow out of ministering with us. I’m now a minister short with just two weeks until kick off. Any Holy Ghost power, speakers of truth and righteousness out there that want to come! Shoot me a email.
AND FINALLY FOURTH!- Many of you know and some may not, that in early November my 89 year old  father was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and basically sent home, to await his day of graduation. We have and continually stand for his healing miracle, please stand with us. My sister, Leslie is the primary home care giver. Linda and myself are there as often as we can be, along with our  daughter Taina who also helps with his daily care as well. This has been a strained time for all of us. Please keep us in prayer. Nothing in the bible says that when you go home to be with Jesus, do you have to do it sick and in torment. Healed in Jesus Name.
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT! The perfect storm. One thing I am sure of. God is good and God is faithful. Linda and I have walked on the water many times over the past 30 years of ministry here in Haiti. However you, our friends and partners, have walked with us through it all.  One thing is for sure, Jesus is always there to lift you up even if you are seemingly sinking. We do declare victory over these challenges. Our eyes are on Him.
SHOULD YOU WOULD WANT TO HELP FINANCIALLY-  Please send your gift to Fishers of Men Ministries, P.O. BX 410953, Melbourne Fl. 32041 or, go to our web site www.fomhaiti.org and give electronically on PayPal.
We love you guys, and are determined to labor…..”UNTIL THE NETS ARE FULL!”
Pastors Jay & Linda Threadgill

Haiti Kids Christmas

Dear Beloved,
Fishers of Men in the midst of our relief efforts for Hurricane Mathew survivors,  are still pressing forward for our “Haiti Kids Christmas”.  It’s not too late, let’s gear up and give these Kids something to smile about. $10-15 dollors of love can bless one of these Children in some of the poorest areas. Many of these box’s will go to the kids hit hard by the hurricane.
HAITI KIDS CHRISTMAS!
Every year we ship Christmas shoe box’s or we use the inexpensive nylon book bags, fill them with toiletries, small toys, Hard candy and assorted goodies for the Kids. We are believing for 3,500 box’s. We are asking churches, small groups, children’s ministries, and individuals to help out and get involved.
We need the box’s shipped to our stateside warehouse no later than November 22nd.  So we need everyone to ACT NOW! For any additional information you can contact our stateside administrator Jennefer at 321-752-6766 or email at Jennifer@fomhaiti.org . Please drop her a email to let her know you are in and how many box’s you will be sending.
Ship the box’s to:
Fishers of Men Ministries
4450-Q Enterprise Ct.
Melbourne, Fl. 32935
If you want to donate towards Haiti Kids Christmas, you can send your gift on line, on our web site: www.fomhaiti.org. Or you can mail your gift to our stateside office:
Fishers of Men Ministries
P.O. Bx. 410953
Melbourne, Fl. 32941
Linda and I along with all the staff of Fishers of Men want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support. Together we are touching a nation with the Love and Gospel of Jesus Christ. Love you all.
Pastor Jay Threadgill

Haiti update and prayer requests

Hello Saints,

I trust all of you are catching some of that summer fun and hopefully some time off from the grind. Linda and I along with our staff are working to prepare for our next school year. We have run into some temporary challenges but our faith is strong in our Lord and we know, we have the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! Most of our battles at this point is what I call the “Summer Slump”. However it seems to be slumping more than normal. For this reason I ask you to pray over a few of our challenges below. Matthew 18:19, tells us that “if any two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” So my brothers and sisters, we ask that you lift up these requests with us, knowing that our Father God will respond.

SUPPLIES CONTAINER!
Every Summer we put together a supplies container that gives a strong foundation to what we need for the next 10 months in Haiti. Text books, School Supplies, school desks, teacher desks, chairs, tools, kitchen equipment, are just some of what is loaded each year. Presently we are about 70% done with our “gotta have Needs List”. We’re probably about $4,000 short so far. In addition we will need another $5,000 to ship the container, and to move it out of customs. We cannot start the academic year without this container. To make it all worse…we need to ship this container no later than the 15th of July so that it arrives in time to pull it off the wharf. That is about a week away. I need you to pray saints!

FEEDING HAITI’S KIDS
In addition to the food container we continue to feed kids in some of the poorest villages imaginable. I am talking about kids that cannot get a meal a day any other way. This month’s container has arrived and is being distributed… but I still need to pay the shipping of that container. $3800. I need us to pray together saints.

CONTRIBUTIONS AND DONATIONS
Linda and I continually thank our Lord for all of you who have so faithfully given into Fishers of Men Ministries. We have and will continually pour our lives into this work for the Lord. 30 years now! wow! We do need your help! We need to raise a emergency $15,000 for the above needs. Pray strong with us as we stand believing that Jehova Jira will provide.

Should the Lord put it on your hearts to financially help, you can donate by sending a check to our stateside office, or you can give on line by PayPal on our web site. So many people think… “what can I do with such a big need?” Brothers and sisters you don’t know how far a donation from the heart can go…..Below are those addresses.

Mail: Fishers of Men Ministries
P.O. Bx. 410953
Melbourne, Fl. 32941

PayPal: www.fomhaiti.org

FUTURE PROJECTS FOR PRAYER!
Two projects we have not started yet but are on our hearts. #1- We want to tile our sanctuary. That is 150,000 sq. ft. of tile. Ykes! BUT GOD!

#2- We are in dire need for a new truck for Linda and I. Presently, we do not have our own vehicle. We use ministry vehicles….old and tired. God is good, and he takes care of us. Probably about a $20,000 project.

We ask you all to keep us in prayer…

We love you all! We know Fishers of Men Ministries is good ground. We know that seed sown will produce a Harvest.
God bless you for standing with us.

Until the nets are full,
Pastors Jay & Linda Threadgill

Haiti Update!

Greetings Beloved,

It’s been a good while since I’ve sent you an update. God continues to move mightily here in the Nation of Haiti. It’s been a great academic year and we are looking forward to some summer rest.

GRADUATIONS, GRADUATIONS, GRADUATIONS!
Just this last week we had 3 graduations in 36 hours. Whew…that was a challenge! We were so blessed to graduate our Kindergarten class Friday night, our 26th graduating class of Fishers of Men Bible School Bachelors Degree students Saturday Morning, and then our 22nd graduating class of Morning Star Christian Academy Saturday night. I’ve attached some pics. We are so proud and congratulate all the graduates for 2016.

FEEDING KIDS PROGRAM FORGES ON!
Fishers of Men Ministries continues to press into educating, and feeding over 3500 kids, 5 days a week. It is one of my greatest joys to know these kids get a meal and a education in some of the poorest areas imaginable. Presently we need prayer. We have a $3700 bill for a container of food on our desk that is not yet paid. Pray with us saint! Should the lord lay it on your heart, you can donate into this great program either by sending your check to our stateside office or by giving on line on our web page.

Office address:
Fishers of Men Ministries
PO Bx 410953
Melbourne, Fl 32941

Web site: www.fomhaiti.org

NEW WEB SITE DESIGN!
Speaking of web sites… we have just redesigned our page. I know, we were way over due. We are still adding information and we have it where we update it with short term team reports, it carries our facebook page with face book updates, along with news and projects. GO TAKE A LOOK!

SUMMER PROJECTS!
ITS PAST TIME….When we purchased our current campus in 2000, we repaired and piecemealed our kitchen equipment that was probably purchased in the “60’s”. This kitchen pushes out 300 snacks and 300 lunches every day….Well folks it is shot! I’ve price a new front line for the kitchen. Cost is about $10,000. This includes 8 burner stove with 2 ovens, a flat top, a grill, and a convection oven….We ask that all our partners and churches to please give prayerful consideration into donating towards this must purchase. Just think, 20 churches at $500 does the trick. 100 partners at a $100 and we are done. Now we all know donations never work out so nice and neat, so please pray. Ask the Lord what He would have you to do. You can donate on line at our web site or you can send a check. Ear Marc the check “Kitchen equipment”.

Linda and I want you all to know how much we love you and appreciate you standing with us. Remember, Together we are taking a nation for Jesus!

Until the Nets are Full,
Jay & Linda Threadgill

This is the Year of the Open Door

Pastor Jay spoke on March 3rd at Church On The Rock in Melbourne Florida! He gave a great message about the Year Of The Open Door!! ChurchOnTheRock

 

 

 

Click Below to hear the complete message!!
Church On The Rock

Feeding program crises

Greetings Beloved,

AS most of you know, Fishers of Men Ministries has been in a feeding program for the past 15 years. We are feeding and educating, 3500 kids, 5 day’s a week, at 22 locations. All of these locations are in the poorest areas imaginable. For many of these kids, it’s the only meal they receive in the day.

Since the turn of the year the income to cover this outreach has been in a deficit. We have a container of food on the Warf and we still owe on the last container. WE NEED YOUR HELP! I cannot abandon these kids. I cannot let a child go hungry..especially when I never go hungry… It’s just not in my DNA!

Presently we are about $8,500 in the red. We need to ask each and every one of you to prayerfully give into this great endeavor. AS always no gift is too small and no gift is ever too great. Please consider this and send a gift today. You can do it via PayPal which is on our web site: www.fomhaiti.org . Or you can send a check directly to our stateside account.

Fishers of Men Ministries
P.O.Bx. 410953
Melbourne, Fl. 32941

Please earmark your gift “feeding program”.
Linda and I thank you for your consideration. I know the Lord will bless you for your seed sown. Thank you,

Until He comes,
Pastors Jay & Linda

Haiti Update-Crusade count down

Greetings Beloved,

We are just a week and a day away from our greatest annual Event… Our Mardi Gras Crusade and annual Leadership Conference…. This is an awesome alternative for the church and the lost to come worship the Lord in the midst of the darkest hour of Haiti… Mardi Gras.

We need Prayer …. please pray with us!
First- We are about half way there on a $25,000 budget. I want to thank all of those who have given so graciously. My prayer is our Lord will in turn bless you back. Pray saints that God will move on  hearts to continue to sow seed for the budget to be met.

Second- Pray for a great outpouring of God upon this crusade and leadership conference. My heart yearns for a move of God.

Third- Haiti is in a very tense moment politically. I’m not seeing much news on television, but the internet is full of articles. With accusations of fraud in the primaries, and one of the main candidates pulling out of the final vote in protest… the climate in Haiti is dicey at the very least. Lots of threats to riot etc.

Please pray the peace of our Lord over the nation of Haiti. That God will lead and guide this nation in this challenge.

Fourth- Please keep Linda and myself in your prayers. Challenges are everywhere as we plow through one at a time. Pray for our health and strength.

Should any of you be led to sow a seed into the budget of our crusade , you can make a donation via PayPal on our website. Www.fomhaiti.org… Go to the donations/contributions tab.

Or you can mail your check to our stateside office:
Fishers of Men Ministries
P.O.Bx. 410953
Melbourne, Fl. 32941

Thank you saints for standing with us. We have the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Busy Filling the Nets,
Pastors Jay & Linda Threadgill

23rd Annual Mardi Gras Crusade and National Leadership Conference February 25 – March 1, 2017

Dear Beloved,

We are in the final weeks of preparation for our largest event every year. Our annual Mardi Gras Evangelistic Crusade and National Leadership Conference, February 25th through March 1st. Thousands will gather each year and participate in the crusade. Last year there were close to 50,000 people in attendance the last night. Our pastors conference will gather over a thousand pastors and leaders for 3 days of teaching, encouraging and impartation. This has been one of our main strategies to reach the lost for the past 24 years. We’ve seen thousands saved and hundreds upon hundreds of miracles. What a great event it is for the Kingdom of God!

WE NEED YOUR PRAYERS AND FINANCIAL HELP!
For the crusade and conference, this year’s budget is $25,000. We need partners to join with us and sow a financial seed to this great event. The budget seems high, but we have great favor. Should a outsider try to do this event, it would cost them $50,000 or more but because of our long term relationships with sound companies etc, we get a terrific deal.   Please, Pray with us that God will help us meet this budget.

Would you consider giving?  No gift is too small. You can send your tax deductible gift directly to our stateside office or send it electronically by PayPal from our website. www.fomhaiti.org.

Office address:
Fishers of Men Ministries
P.O.Bx. 410953
Melbourne, FL 32941

We can’t do it alone, but together we are making a great impact on the nation of Haiti. Thank you all for your consideration and your seed sown. Together we will realize the harvest. May God bless you all.

Blessings, and Until the Nets are Full,
Pastors Jay & Linda Threadgill