It’s Official

I want to continue to keep everyone updated and seek prayer on a number of topics.

But before I do that, I realize that there are some who come to this blog that may need to hear some good news! Who doesn’t want to hear good news?
Ephesians 2:8-10
8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

It says you are His masterpiece! Did you see that? It says you are not inferior! That is good news isn’t it? God doesn’t make junk and right here He tells you what He thinks of you!

Alright, it also says He created us so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago! And that is where Breakthrough Ministries is at. We are doing the good things He planned for us long ago. Watch out, because here it comes – I believe if you are reading this blog, you are apart of the “Breakthrough Ministry” God planned long ago! Don’t you? As my Pastor Bill Bohline says, “let that thought lean against your mind for a moment”!

Alright, enough already. On with the updates!

It’s official!
First, Breakthrough Ministries is officially incorporated in the state of Minnesota as a nonprofit and is registered with the IRS. We are in the process of applying for the nonprofit 501c3 status. Once the application has been presented we will be officially able to receive tax deductible donations and the goal is to have that completed by Thursday next week! This is an 8 hour online application process that has to be completed once started. I am thankful that I have an attorney (Wendy Brandt) to help me through this process.
Specific Prayer Request Lord, please be involved in this very detailed task and provide both David and Wendy insight and wisdom that can only come from you and that Breakthrough Ministry would receive much favor.

First Board Meeting!
We conducted our first official board meeting just last night. Jim Busscher, Steve Pierce, Sheri Richards and Hector Matascastillo represent the Executive Team (Pictured) and Wade Humphries, Walt McFadden, Sam Raia, Dean Milner, Cindy Downy (not pictured) have accepted nominations to be on the board. For those nominated members – the Executive Committee and myself will be meeting on October 1st, and determining a date (Sometime in October) to have you enter the official process for approval to sit on the board.
Specific Prayer Request Lord, please provide wisdom to this group of individuals you have called to this group of spiritual advisers. May they always keep you in the center of what we are doing.

Staff
Besides myself, we have Tim Walstead – Development Director and Meghan Harrington – Administrative Assistant fully committed to the ongoing daily development of this ministry.
Specific Prayer Request Lord, please provide for double portions of faith as we seek to simply be obedient to your call to YOUR ministry! Father, we pray that you provide for this ministry financially in ways that prove to the world that it could only be you!

Ministry



Here if you look closely you can see an encampment where three people live and have for the last 2.5 years. The middle picture is Pastor Rich and Me. The last picture is of Tim under that same bridge in St. Paul.

We have a fully committed effort to minister to the homeless and have started going in to the encampments and are establishing relationships with homeless people such as “Nick”, “David” and “Terry”. From there we have started to develop other relationships such as the one with Pastor Rich of Jesus Delivers. He feeds about 300 people per day! Lord, Bless Pastor Rich’s ministry. We are filming the documentary on Friday, September 11 through Saturday morning. Our focus is going to be on Nick, with interviews of others as well. We will follow Nick to the places he goes in an effort to show the world a different kind of reality.
Specific Prayer Request Lord, we pray that hearts of all people you reach with this ministry would break for what breaks yours! Please provide favor with homeless people we seek to interview for the documentary.

Housing for the Homeless

We have three properties we can move people into immediately. The picture on the right is one of them. We would like to move a as many as six people into this house. We have another house that is a duplex that we are planning to move two seperate families into. We are also looking at purchasing as many as three apartment complexes. We are so close to accomplishing the vision the Lord has provided that it moves me to tears! Thank you Jesus.

A special thanks goes out to Mark Olson for aquiring these properties and his willingness to work with this ministry.

Thanks Mark!

Lastly, please add this link to your favorites and check it out often. Consider becoming a follower of this blog. Also, make comments as this is a wonderful way to hear from you about your thoughts. I would like to know what you would like to see on this blog.

Would you like to contribute financially to this ministry? If so, please be sure to send your contributions to the address listed on the blog. Thank you so much for the support!

Lord, please bless this person who has come to this blog. Give them a special touch from you right now. In Jesus name, amen!

 

David Engman

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