At the beginning of 2018, it seemed good to the Board of Directors that we should cease operating Discovery Market Place & Thrift to invest more time in ministry. While DMP&T provided a portion of the ministry’s financial support, the greater portion came from individuals we served in various roles like pastoring, mentoring and teaching, none of which were salaried positions.
God’s ideal for Israel was to move from victory to victory as they conquered their Promise Land. By God’s supernatural intervention, they had defeated Jericho.
Their next challenge was Ai. According to preliminary reports, this would be an easy victory. But to their utter surprise and because of their presumption, little Ai ran them down and killed 36 of their men. Suddenly, Israel became paralyzed with fear and their courage melted like water. Verses 2-5
Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate; and they said to one another, “Why are we sitting here until we die? 2 Kings 7:3
Israel was in a difficult place. Ben-Hadad, the King of Syria, was threatening from without and the land was devastated with severe famine.
2 Kings 22:1-2 Josiah... did what was right in the sight of the Lord...; he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
Hear the dynamic testimony of Brandon Sanders!
- Lives in Katy, TX with his wife Cary serving as an Associate Pastor at PowerHouse Church
- Served on Staff under Pastor Chris Patrick at the Wings of Life in Mobile
- Launched the FatherHood initiative in cooperation with Mobile County Health Department
- Launched Urban Missionariez, an evangelistic outreach using “Rap” music to connect with the emerging generation
- Served as a Pastor on Staff at The Cave Ministries in West Mobile
Brandon personifies the mission of Discovery Family Ministries. Since being miraculously delivered from a lifestyle of addiction and family brokenness, Brandon strongly emphasizes men taking responsibility and represents Godly leadership!
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Location: The Original Oyster House, 3733 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Time: Awesome Dinner at 6:30 PM (for various palates)
Theme: Taking Action, Changing Minds, Removing Dependencies
Speaker: Brandon Sanders & Testimonies
Cost: $50 per person
RSVP by September 29th, Limited Seating Available
Special Music: Brett Gambino
For over two decades I have been calling on every local church to appoint a Recovery Pastor who, by experience, is trained to minister in this particular area. Because of the rapid rise in American addiction and death, every church should launch this ministry outreach immediately!
At our most recent NEXT STEP Seminar at Christ Anglican Church, Linda and I received many encouraging words. We thank those who participated and many others who have shared with us during these days when the playing field of recovery is changing.
Here are a few edited responses from NEXT STEP:
Personal motivation is a key to recovery. Over-familiarity with the system/structure destroys individual initiative to change permanently.
God is bringing us back to foundations: Before Addiction/Addiction & Recovery/Calling.
We own our responsibility for the problem, and we refuse to allow the problem to own us. Ex. I am an addict.
We embrace the Father’s grace and serve others as an expression of gratitude. Our allegiance is to truth, not what is popular!
Giving back creates personal empowerment. We continually visualize the steps to success and develop positive life-skills. The church once again becomes the prophetic voice of God.
Discovery Family Ministries is not the first or last to say this, but the modern recovery movement, as we have known it, is at a crossroads. Many are being faced with a “conscience” issue and are looking around to discover a fresh, new, innovative way to overcoming addiction. This approach will be focused more on where one is headed rather than where one has been. It is aimed toward living a purposeful, productive lifestyle as God intended.
Hear the dynamic testimony of Brandon Sanders! Brandon personifies the mission of Discovery Family Ministries. Since receiving salvation and being miraculously delivered from a lifestyle of addiction, Brandon strongly emphasizes men taking responsibility and represents Godly leadership among the emerging generation!
On June 24th Linda and I enjoyed a great response during the presentation of a three-session seminar that encouraged participants to move forward after gaining sobriety