August 2014 Newsletter
Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus. We have just returned from a ten-day furlough in NY to visit with our children and grandchildren. One of the hardest things for us in moving to Colorado was leaving them behind so we make it a point to visit once a year. While we were there we visited our old Church, Higher Ground. No one was around so we took pictures of the building and property. A lot of fun memories were brought to mind. As I contemplate our journey here on earth, we have traveled all over the globe preaching the gospel, seeing hundreds if not thousands saved, healed and filled with the Holy Spirit. We have planted three churches and met many wonderful people. We have done our best, with the help of the Lord, to sow our lives into anyone and everyone that has called us for help. I believe the most important aspect for Christians today is integrity and honesty. Our word is our bond and we take that very seriously.
When we came to Denver, Colorado in April of 2010, we came to help another ministry establish a headquarters and bible school. Within six months, that ministry left and we stayed and formed Dominion Life World Outreach Center. We also relocated Dominion Grace Ministries from New York to Colorado. Much has gone into our time here, my wife and I were separated for 7 months the first year and it took us 2 years to sell our home in NY. I tell you this to let you know that the ministry, life itself, involves sacrifice and dedication. We take this very seriously and the people we pledge our heart and life to are very important to us. We are honored and grateful for anyone that has helped us in any way and we will always be available to anyone that contacts us or we are in relationship with. When we left NY in 2010 we committed our dependence upon the Lord and have not taken a salary, but lived by free-will offerings now for four years. The Lord has been gracious to us through you the people and we are very thankful for all your support.
I just received an e-mail from Pastor Amos Freeman in Liberia asking for prayer for the nation of Liberia and West Africa. As some of you may know there is an epidemic of Ebola there and many are dying including Americans that visit West Africa. When we were there this year in April-May, the Ebola was already there and since then it has gotten worse. Join us as we command that Ebola to die in Jesus name and that the life giving power of the great and mighty Holy Spirit will sweep through those nations and drive that Ebola into annihilation. As many of you know, we are starting a bible school there and building a home on some property for missionaries. Our cost is around 15,000 dollars. We have started the Liberian project in order to raise the funds for this project.
Finally, we are going to be in Australia September 1-15 doing seminars with the Dominion Grace team in Sydney, Portland and Melbourne. If anyone would like to contribute to our trip it would be greatly appreciated. This ministry is much needed as there is not a clear understanding of the gospel of grace in Australia and the power and love of God that accompanies it. We had been told that healing ministries have gone in there, but very little results have been seen. Last year we saw many healed and set free in all of our meetings and we give all the glory to Jesus and the message of grace. We will get our September newsletter out early before we leave for Australia. We are available for speaking engagements in the US and abroad and are at anyone’s service for anything any time. Until next month, God bless you and thank you all for your love and support.
Joe and Elsa Funaro
DGM / DLWOC IN CO.