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Dick Senter Ministries

November 1, 2018

Friends and partners of Dick Senter Ministries,

Thank you for your generous monetary gifts and continued prayer support. Dick Senter Ministries (DSM) has achieved the goal of sponsoring forty National-to-National projects for 2018.  Twenty three projects have now reported results and 186,919 lost individuals have professed an acceptance of Jesus as their personal savior. Praise God for the harvest!

God continues to bless as we see the Holy Spirit working in lives of new believers.  We rejoice in having a part in spreading the Gospel of Christ throughout the world.  The harvest is ripe and the harvesters are few.  We need to do more for the glory of God.  Dick Senter Ministries (DSM) is planning to sponsor 50% more projects in 2019 than what was sponsored in 2018.  To accomplish this goal DSM will need to raise $60,000 by January 1, 2019 so twenty N2N projects can be completed in the first quarter of 2019.  Much prayer and trusting in the Lord is needed if sixty projects will be completed in 2019.

For new contributors and prayer partners of Dick Senter Ministries (DSM) it is important to clarify how DSM uses your contributions:

  • All contributions go to National-to-National (N2N) evangelical projects (unless otherwise indicated) and all overhead expenses are paid by the Board of Directors of DSM.
  • DSM identifies projects based on number of churches involved in the project, local acceptance of the Gospel and the needs of the churches involved.
  • Projects are administered and implemented by our ministry partner International Commission (IC).
  • Money designated for a specified project goes directly to the designated project to cover travel cost of National participants, material support, training of church members and other direct project expenses.
  • N2N projects are conducted by believers within their own country. Nationals share the saving grace of God with other nationals.
  • Please visit dicksenterministries.com for additional information.

2018 YTD Professions of Faith

  • Panama                                                   330 professions of faith (POF)
  • Kenya (North-Pokot)                                            32,473 POF
  • Kenya (Kikambala)                                                  4,136 POF
  • South Africa (Cape Town)                                    2,080 POF
  • Bolivia (Sucre Potosi)                                                820 POF
  • Cuba (Banes Antillas)                                             1,276 POF
  • Kenya (Kilgoris)                                                     13,835 POF
  • Kenya (Metro)                                                           4,296 POF
  • Kenya (KAPCHORWA)                                         61,532 POF
  • Romania                                                                           657 POF
  • Kenya (Huruma B. Assoc.)                                  21,391 POF
  • Malawi (Phalome)                                                    1,620 POF
  • Kenya (Nadabal Baptist Assoc)                          23,126 POF
  • Philippines (Misamis Occidental)                        1640 POF
  • Central Africa (Undisclosed Location)               4962 POF
  • Swaziland                                                                       1624 POF
  • Bolivia                                                                               880 POF
  • Zambia (Lusaka)                                                         1968 POF
  • Malaysia                                                                            250 POF
  • Indonesia                                                                         900 POF
  • Sudan                                                                               4657 POF
  • Tanzania                                                                         3460 POF
  • Nicaragua                                                                          610 POF

Total                                                186,919 POF

*40 National-to-National Projects to be  Sponsored in 2018

Testimonies from Projects:

Swaziland - When we were doing the door to door visits with one church called Devine Restoration we visited a man who had been sick for little over two years now. he has been bed ridden but able to talk. we were welcome to to his sick bed and we shared the Gospel with him. after a few discussions he gave his life to the Lord. the family was so much shocked because he was known to be very resistant to the Gospel for many years. "I thank God who has send his servants from different nations to come to this country and share the Good News with me and the people of my country. Iam so exited because I never realised that the issues of the Gospel are this serious" the man remarked. by the end of our project we got news that God was miraculously healing this man and he was now able to do things that he was not able to do before. we praised God by such a powerful testimony.

Tanzania - Our team visited an old man of 90 yrs. and also a leader of a  devil worshiper group, they shared to him about the true savior  of mankind Jesus. This man was convicted of his sins and he prayed to give Jesus his life. After the prayer, he requested our team to go and send the devil worship stuff back to the main group and he would come to church . The old man was so happy to have Jesus in His life. May God be given all the glory for He is able to change life of people who open their hearts in true faith.

We are so thankful to God for what you dear ones have contributed towards this project. For without you, it would be very hard to do it.  For you who prayed for us, we very much needed your prayers for our spiritual encouragement.

Zambia - A man who was a Muslim drastically gave his life to the Lord when our team was making visits in one area called Emmasdale. He was captivated by the evangel-cube that was used to present the Gospel to one of his friend that he had visited. Even though he was not wearing the regalia of being Muslim he drew closer to the preacher and asked "can you please explain to me also the message you are sharing with my friend". The preacher explained to him and he began asking some questions. He first confessed that he was Muslim but he wanted to believe in Jesus because for the first time in his life he got hold of the truth that he has been ignoring for a number of years. The preacher then lead him to Christ and took him through the assurance of salvation.

Central Africa (Non-disclosed location due to safety for believers) - Our team had an opportunity to share to rebel soldiers and praise the Lord that they were convicted of their sins and they prayed to give their life to Jesus and surrendered themselves to  the Government. Praises to the King Jesus who changes life of people.

There were sixteen witch doctors saved in this crusade and they gave their charms and were burned. Sure our God is God praise His name.

We are so thankful to God for you brothers and sisters who contributed towards this crusade. Sure it would be very hard for us without this contribution. Glory and honor be to God and bless you all.  For you who prayed for us, we needed it for our safety and good health and courage to walk long distances on foot. God bless you also.

Ethiopia - A woman who was under demon control, she could fall down and faint, she heard that there were visiting  preachers in her area and she decided to look for them. She found them at their place they were staying. Our team of preachers were so glad to see this woman.  They shared to this lady about Jesus and what He can do.  The lady was convicted of her sins she prayed to give her life to Jesus.  After the prayer of confession for this lady, our team laid hands on her and cursed the evil powers out of her, praise Jesus for He set her free. After this prayer, she said " I thank God today I am set free from the evil powers, I give God all the glory " Praises to the name of Jesus our savior.

I am reminded of how many believers, in foreign places, are risking their lives for the kingdom of Christ.  We had the privilege of sending 250 Bibles (in support of National-to-National work) to the highlands of Vietnam where the Bible is illegal in the native language.  A local pastor smuggled the Bibles into Vietnam, from Cambodia, utilizing a underground network of believers.  These believers are risking their life while we sit back in comfort without fear of persecution.  This makes me ask how much more can we give financially for the work of the Lord.  Please pray how the Lord can use you to help spread the gospel of Christ to an unsaved world.

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38

Again thank you for your prayers and financial support.

Jim Warkentine

President

Dick Senter Ministries

Dicksenterministries.com

Newsletter

            Dick Senter Ministries

October 24, 2017

Friends of Dick Senter Ministries

God has abundantly blessed Dick Senter Ministries this year and it is a pleasure to inform you that the goal to sponsor 15 National-to-National projects in 2017 to honor the life and ministry of Brother Dick Senter has been exceeded.  The ministry has now funded 20 projects which were made possible through God working in lives of believers who have caught the vision of Christ to the World.

The words of the Doxology “Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  Praise Him all creatures here below!  Praise Him above ye heavenly Host!  Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  AMEN” remind us of how we are to praise our Lord in all things great and small.  Then we are reminded in Luke 15:10   “Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” We as believers who share in the great commission praise God for the work that He has accomplished this year through the N2N projects where the angels have rejoiced over the 104,000 plus, lost sinners, that have received the bread of life that trusting is Jesus as Lord and savior brings.

 The number of new believers accepting Christ through these projects is amazing; however, even if only one person came to accept Jesus as their savior all of these projects would have been a success.  All that we are asked to do is tell others about His saving Grace.  We recognize that God is in control as it says in 1 Corinthians 3:6-8 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.  Our reward is sharing in the blessing of seeing men and women come to the Lord.

The following are results (not previously shared) from DSM sponsored projects:

                        Kenya              March 3, 2017             44,287 professions of faith (held in large                                                                                          refugee camp)

                        Cuba                June 6, 2017                1,195 professions of faith

                        Costa Rica       July, 1, 2017                674 professions of faith

The following projects are scheduled and will go for two weeks.  Much prayer is needed so those who received the gospel message will respond and surrender their hearts to the Lord:

                        Philippines (Northern Samar)            Oct. 21, 2017,

                        Cuba (Isla de Pinos)                          Oct. 21, 2017,

                     North Africa (undisclosed location) Oct. 21, 2017

                      Bolivia                                                  Nov. 4, 2017

                      Ukraine                                             Dec. 9, 2017

It is the Goal of Dick Senter Ministries to do even more for the furtherance of the Gospel in 2018 we have set a goal to sponsor 40 N2N projects.  This will require much prayer and financial contributions, of believers, to accomplish such an ambitious undertaking.  We recognize that this is possible if undertaken by the urging of the Holy Spirt since God owns the cattle on a thousand hills and all we are to do is be obedient to his call on our lives whether contributing financially, pray or going to the mission fields.  We urge you to pray for guidance in considering what your part will be in helping to attain this goal.  It is very important that we sponsor no less than 15 projects in the first three months of 2018 if this goal is to be a reality.    Please pray that the Lord will provide the $40,000.00 needed.

The question has been asked why such a big goal?  Again, we want to be reminded that the harvest is ripe but the workers are few and the lost will not accept Jesus as Lord and savior unless they hear.  It is the will of God that none should be lost when Jesus returns.  It is our prayer that we not be caught sitting still but trust in God.  2 Peter 3:8-10  says “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”

Let us do our part until Christ returns,

Jim Warkentine

President

Dick Senter Ministries                                                                                                                                                                    dicksenterministries.com

Project Report

 

    Dick Senter Ministries

 

Friends and Partners of Dick Senter Ministries                                                          August 29, 2017

 

We at Dick Senter Ministries have been engaged in efforts to expand the Ministry.  As most of you are aware the support of DSM has come from those that knew brother Senter personally or had at one time attended a church that he pastored.  It was felt the results of the mission projects sponsored in the past by DSM warranted expanding the base of support for the ministry so more mission projects could be completed.

 

We now have completed a DSM web-site (www.Dicksenterministries.com), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DickSenterMinistries) and a twitter account (twitter.com/Dsenterministry.)  Do take the time to like Dick Senter Ministries on Facebook, visit the web-site and share information with Facebook and twitter.

 

God continues to bless the N2N crusades and am happy to report the latest information received concerning the projects completed in Kenya and Uganda are as follows:

 

                  Kenya     July 14, 2017

Profession of faith................................................ 2322.

Rededication.......................................................15.

Those baptized ........................................... 40

            Uganda July 7, 2017   

                        Profession of faith..................................................   5210.

Rededication..........................................................     122.

Baptisms made.......................................................      13.

 

The following is a testimony concerning the Uganda Project:

“An amazing thing happened in this project through the power of the living God.  Our team of preachers were invited to preach to a XXXX school, all was under God's grace, the students listened to the word of God, Jesus being proclaimed as the one way to heaven, and who is the savior of every human being, praise God that 180 students prayed and gave their life to Jesus.  Praise God that He is able to save all who come to Him in truth.”

 

“A XXXX priest was visited by our team and he welcomed them to share the living gospel of the Lord Jesus.  The XXXX priest was touched by the spirit of God and he was convicted of his sins and he said I need to be saved.  He prayed the sinner’s prayer. He said pray for me for the danger around me from the other XXXX.”

I am really encouraged how the Spirit of God is moving in Africa.  It is good to see that the redemptive power of the word of God is moving even in these XXXX areas.  The time is short and the harvest is ready but the workers are few.  Now it is more important than ever to do everything that we can do to sponsor as many evangelical projects as possible.  Please pray with us that Christians throughout the world will catch the vision and urgency to do whatever they can to win the lost for Christ before Jesus returns.

 

It was a goal of DSM to honor the efforts of Brother Dick in spreading the Gospel of Jesus throughout the world by sponsoring fifteen mission projects by the end of this year.  The ministry, un-expectantly, received a $10,000.00 gift making it possible to fund the additional mission projects needed to meet our mission goal for 2017. 

 

Another mission minded individual at Churchill Baptist Church, here in San Antonio, felt the call of Christ to extend the Goal for 2017 by an additional five projects.   He took on the task of paying for the printing of 1,500 brochures in honor of his daughter who passed away in March of this year.  These brochures are to be distributed by the friends of the ministry to their friends and other churches so they too will have the opportunity to be involved in world missions.  These additional projects will be to sponsored to honor his daughter, Phyllis Riley Gustafson, who throughout her life had a heart for spreading the Love of Jesus to those she met.

 

Please help us raise the additional resources to fully fund these five additional projects to be completed in 2017.                    Argentina              September 30, 2017

                                    Columbia              October 7, 2017

                                    Cuba                         October 23, 2017

                                    Cuba                         October 29, 2017

                                    Cuba                         December 5, 2017

We will need approximately $15,000.00 to meet the extended goal of twenty mission projects completed in 2017.  Your contributions will make this possible and I can only think how happy Brother Dick would be to see the work continue and many individuals come to a saving knowledge of Christ. 

 

Apostle Paul said in Rom. 9:1-3 I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.  He was in great sorrow for those that did not believe.  Let us join together in prayer of those that have not yet accepted Jesus as their savior.

 

With the Love of Christ,

Jim Warkentine

President

Dick Senter Ministries

Project Report

 

Dick Senter Ministries

                                                                                                                                    July 14, 2017

Friends of Dick Senter Ministries

God continues to Bless the National-to-National projects with the outpouring of his Holy Spirit drawing unsaved to Him.  We rejoice in what is taking place in Africa and energized to seek your help to sponsor more evangelical projects.  Jesus pleads for individuals to get involved in spreading the gospel to the unsaved, “He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Luke 10:2.”  There is much work to be done and the time of the Lord’s return is upon us.  What can we do to help harvest the lost for salvation before he comes?  Most of us are not called to be a foreign missionary but we are called to do our part to provide necessary support, both prayer and material to local ministers who implement projects that spread the gospel of Jesus to the unsaved in their communities.

It is exciting to share with you the impact National-to National projects, that Dick Senter Ministries sponsors, has had on the harvest of souls for the Kingdom of God.  We received reports that a total of 56,872 individuals accepted Christ as their personal Savior, 5,824 individuals rededicated their lives to the Lord and 2,372 individuals were baptized.  We give praise to the Lord for this! 

This year your financial contributions have made it possible to sponsor the following ten National-to-National projects:

Kenya              April 7, 2017               Project competed with 3737 Profession of faith                                                                       

                                                                        609 Rededications, 28 Baptisms

            Kenya              April 21, 2017             Project competed with 25017 Profession of faith                                                                           294 Rededications, 1794 Baptisms

            Kenya              May 5, 2017                Project Competed with 25,181 Professions of faith.

                                                                        4468 Rededications, 409 Baptisms

            Tanzania          June 2, 2017                Project completed with 2,937 Professions of faith.

                                                                        450 Rededications, 141 Baptisms

            Uganda            July 7, 2017                Currently Going on

            Kenya              July 14, 2017              Scheduled and Funded

            Tanzania          July 14, 2017              Scheduled and Funded

            Cameroon        Aug. 12, 2017             Scheduled and Funded

            Venezuela        Aug. 20, 2017             Scheduled and Funded

            Cuba                Sept. 9, 2017               Scheduled and Funded

            Your prayer and financial support was appreciated by the brethren who worked on the projects.  Following are some comments that we received from them; (these comments are as received):

Comments from the Kenya Project of May 5, 2017 his was the first crusade in this area, the people had not heard such sharing of the gospel, that is people visiting house to house. Lake Ziwa is in the Turkana county. This place is desert like, it is too hot and dry and there was nothing going on as an activity of agriculture. There has been no rain for many month. Most of their cows , goats camels and goats died because of the drought. This place has no water, the people walk about forty kilometres to go and get water.

Many older people of 80 yrs gave their life to Jesus and we praise the Lord our saviour.

Some muslim somalis and sudanees also gave their life to Jesus. 

DENOMINATIONS FOUND HERE.  Catholic, Muslims, Legion maria, AIC, pentecoste, baptist , devil worship , ancesterical worship  and so many cults.

In this crusade we had seventeen churches which  participated in this crusade.

Ten associations send out their preachers to come to lake ziwa to serve the Lord for the week. Twenty men from the seven associations  gave themslves to come to this dry land to serve Jesus the saviour.

We praise the Lord and thank you all who made this crusade a success, you who send your contribution to us , served a lot for this place, so many people were suffering because of hanger caused by the droughts. Dear ones you fed them and gave at list water to drink and continue serving Jesus. For you who decided to come, to share Jesus with us, we surely needed your joining us to serve the Lord in this hard place.  For you who prayed for us, we thank God for you for He gave us patience, so to endure all the hardship in this area.

Thank you again for joining with us in every way possible .

Keep praying for us for the follow up to be done by the churches in the area.

we are also praying for you all who were obedient to God and did all that you did to give God all the glory

Comments from the Kenya Project June 2, 2017

A back-slide pastor who was visited by our team and shared to him again about Jesus.  He was convicted of his sins and he prayed to give his whole life to Jesus. This man had turned to be a witch doctor and also a devil worshiper. He gave a testimony saying he did all this to be able to get money with the devil's powers but he got nothing. Praise the Lord who really blesses people who come to Jesus by faith.

Our team had a divine appointment, that they came to a chief's camp and there was a meeting of about 89 people.  They were convicted of their sins and they all surrendered their lives to Jesus.

Praises to our savior Jesus.

For you brothers and sisters who contributed towards this project and its success, you sure did a great job to make this project successful.  We praise the Lord for your support to the many nationals who walked in the homes of people in the area to share Jesus and then you made them return home.  For you who prayed for us, we surely needed God's presence be with us in the entire week and our team saw Jesus at work with them.  We praise the Lord for being with us all in His great business of changing lives.

For you dear ones who came in person to the crusade area, we very much appreciate all that you did in the whole week with the Savior Jesus. We all strengthened each other as we every day walked on the streets of Sabot.

Glory and honor to God our Father for the great work He used His people to serve in the feeds of sabot.  Please continue to pray for us as we all do for you that our God may continue to use us all for His glory in all projects.

Love all in Jesus.

W.Fondo

Regional Representative Eastern Africa.

We solicit your prayers for those that committed their lives to the Lord so they will grow in Christ.  Please Keep Dick Senter Ministries in your prayers as we continue to trust in the Lord to provide the funds necessary to sponsor additional National-to-National Projects.  As an act of faith, we have committed to fund the following projects:

            Peru                         Sept. 10, 2017

            Cuba                        Oct. 29, 2017

            Philippines              Oct. 29, 2017

            Bolivia                        Nov. 4, 2017

            Cuba                          Dec. 4, 2017

We pray that, with the Lord’s help, we will be able to finance these projects as soon as possible.  Dick Senter Ministries will then have completed 15 National-to-National projects in 2017, 50% more than the best year since 2004 when 10 projects were completed.  This goal is being set as a memorial to Brother Dick Senter who dedicated his life to spreading the gospel to the lost. 

Please give prayful consideration to what part the Lord would have you make either as a prayer partner or providing a generous contribution to the cause of Christ.

May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Bless you,

Jim Warkentine
President
Dick Senter Ministries

Dick Senter Ministries

To Our Friends and prayer partners,

Dick Senter, the founder and President of Dick Senter Ministries, was unexpectedly called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 5, 2017.  Because of his death, the ministry was suddenly at a crossroads of either discontinuing the ministry or leaving it in the Lord’s hand concerning the future of the ministry.  It was the decision of the board of directors that the ministry should continue and to grow it, as we felt this is what Brother Senter would want.  New officers were elected: Jim Warkentine as President, Marsh Gentry as Vice President, Pat Johnson as Treasurer, and Jim Kerr as Secretary.

Prior to his passing, Brother Dick was excited about the prospect of expanding the support base for the ministry thus providing additional funds for National to National mission projects.  The ministry had always relied on those that knew Brother Dick and opportunity of growth was limited.

  • We, the board, have taken on the following projects to get the word out to those that are looking for a way to get involved in foreign missions:

  • Utilize e-mail for all newsletters in an effort to reduce cost, and improve our ability to get information to our prayer and or financial partners in a timely manner.

  • Complete a Dick Senter Ministries web site so those that are interested in getting involved either through prayer or donations have the opportunity to do so.

  • Utilize social media such as Facebook and Twitter so individuals will be made aware of our ministry through the efforts of friends of the ministry.

  • It has been requested by a few of our prayer partners that we need to have brochures printed up so they can distribute them to their friends and other churches to encourage support.

All of these projects are in the process of completion and soon you will be able to visit the dicksenterministries.com web site.  Please take the time to visit our site; if it is not up yet you will see a page saying “site under construction,” so please be patient and try again a few days later.  We are working as fast as we can.

The Board of Directors are committed to the following premises:

  • Dick Senter Ministries is God’s and we are His servants committed to do His will.

  • We are God’s stewards and have to be good stewards of the donations that the ministry receives.

  • We have made a decision that minimal dollars be spent on administrative or other cost to maintain the ministry.

  • We will not have any paid employees, but rely solely on volunteers to do the work.

  • Goal is that 98% of donations go directly to mission projects.  Wish this could be higher but any donation that is received via credit or debit card is subject to a 2% processing fee.

  • We are committed to maintaining a partnership with International Commission who implements all of our National to National projects and our sponsorship goes only to the cost of the project and not to the financial needs of International Commission.

  • All mission projects are selected only after much prayer and discussion with our missions committee.

  • We will only support and partner with those whose beliefs and values are in line with ours.

We are asking all of our prayer partners and those that support Dick Senter Ministries financially to send your email address to info@dicksenterministries.com

We want to express our deep-felt thanks for your past support and our desire is to honor our Lord and savior Jesus Christ through our service to Him.  Please keep Dick Senter Ministries in your prayers as we have begun a new chapter and moving forward in uncharted waters.  It is our prayers that many souls be saved as a result of your continued pray and financial support.

Thanks, be to Jesus Christ who we owe our all,

Jim Warkentine
President
Dick Senter Ministries