Ministry Support 2018
Well, we have returned home from our 2 month mission to the USA. What an amazing time with so many powerful things the Lord has done during this time. God has done much to stir the army, encourage weary souls and raise leaders up. Many divine appointments, words in season and a huge amount of travel through areas across the USA that were as cold as -50C to a warm 32C. God has kept us through this season and fulfilled all He promised. Thank you to all of you who prayed and journeyed with us as we ventured out into our calling to Go!
Please consider helping us reach our final Ministry finance goal above. We are nearly there!
The Hannaford Family.
We so love you and appreciate you and your prayers for us. Once again, we have had the call from God to return to the USA to minister, knowing that it is a strategic time in the spirit. We are being obedient to the call and are planning our mission of arm lifting, foot washing and bringing people the mandate of Proverbs 25 v 25, “Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.”
The Lord has always opened the doors for us to minister in the nations and has protected us. Our work, as you know, is predominately to Pastors, Leaders and Government officials many of whom are in need of refreshing, refined vision or simply burnt out. There is a huge need in the Mission field for this type of Ministry as often, these men and women of God have no or very little mentoring, Pastoral care or personal peer to peer encouragement. Our call and emphasis is also to prisoners, the broken and downcast - the forgotten men and women in society who are simply brushed aside. We recognise many of tomorrows leaders and soul winners are awaiting a simple word in season and Godly love. Many times while 'on the road' we encounter dramatic situations requiring flexibility in our plans, trevail and perseverance to get the result. We have made it a priority to listen to the 'call' in the Spirit and always go on time- never late or early. We face another Christmas away from family in the middle of a Northern Hemisphere winter for the love of the mission and obedience to the One who sends us at His will.
All this to say, just as in the past, we have such a burden, we were willing to minister and believe God through prayer and through our own toil to pay the thousands it costs to go to the USA and minister. But again, our second time in 24 years of ministry, we have been told by the Lord to reach out to our Christian family for support. A sense of timing and a real propelling forward is what we feel in this season.
We are confident in each one of you to be led by the Lord in how you can support us.
1. WE NEED PRAYER!! The road is hard, tough and at times very lonely. We covet prayer as we give out and serve God's people. The attacks can be very severe especially with all the travelling and time zones.
2. We humbly ask for financial support. Our hearts in writing this to you is to respectfully explain our request to you. We love you and are truly thankful for all you do in His kingdom.
Yours in Christ, David, Melise and Matthew xo
Our Story So far:
Since 2001, we have been entirely self funded as Ordained Christian Ministers with a mandate to travel and Minister to Christian Leaders and Churches and God's precious people during crucial and much needed times in their respective churches and personal lives. Going right out on the edge, sometimes travelling thousands of miles for a single person's benefit, our call, birthed in prayer in 1995, has taken us at times away from home 9 months of the year, with exhaustive travel and often considerable hardship and dangers.
Our Ministry responded to the call to 'Go!... No matter what the cost; both financially and personally,' and at any time the Lord calls - to anywhere in the world a cry is heard for help . Since we graduated from Bible College in 1995, and in all the years of 'Go Ye,' we have never asked for an offering in a church, yet have preached and Ministered all these years as a blessing. On occasion, a generous soul, humbly responding on their own accord, sowed in a blessing to us and although eternally grateful to them, it has been extremely few and far between.
During these years of travel we bought and sold our house a few times, injecting all the profits into the Missions, along with our small business revenue. In doing so, we have helped pay for other churches rent, electricity and heating and sowed money into other Ministries, supported young Ministers around the world Spiritually and financially and sponsored several children. More than $275,000 of our own finances, by the grace of God, has been sown into this calling thus far. Now, since stepping out into full-time Ministry in December last year, we are actually giving more than ever with the smallest amount of income ever! God is faithful!
My dear friends in Christ, we have been challenged to respond to the urgent call to preach and Minister to God's people in the USA again; our much beloved second home, from November to January 2018.
In December 2016, the call to absolute, full-time Ministry made it necessary to scale back our time working to fund missions trips and to now rely partly on the Body of Christ to assist our growing commitments to reach the church and the world with the critical and much needed service to leaders and people, many times of whom are at the end of their ropes. Our focus has been on burnt out Ministries and people needing vital encouragement. As 'team' players, we minister across Denominational/racial lines. For us, we are all one big family!
May I humbly ask, if we have been a blessing in your lives, help us fulfil the Great Commission.
Please consider helping us with this Missions trip. We intend on travelling to 4 states and 6 cities and will be Ministering as the Lord leads in churches and meetings with ministers and leaders. It has taken a lot for us to post this request as we are so used to being self sufficient. This is entirely the call and will of God to give you, our dear friends and supporters a chance to sow into the Kingdom!
Our business now is very small and unable to sustain the Ministry calling we have. The Lord has literally caused us to step out more than ever before. May the Lord bless you as you prayerfully consider supporting the Hannaford family who have given the Lord their all in His service. Thank you in advance for considering us!
Ps. Dr. David and Melise Hannaford
Founders and Missions Directors