Monday, July 9, 2018

The Calling

Allow me to set the stage, if you please:

Early 1988
I was in Lindale/Tyler Texas doing my discipleship training when I heard the call. In the middle of the night I woke up and took a walk. It was then I heard God telling me to return to Oakland County Michigan. Like Sarah and Abraham I scoffed at this. After all Gid did call me to Texas now He wants me back in Michigan.
I told no one and went about my business of learning Gods Word and ways. It was at this time I met the late Reverand Leonard Ravenhill out of the blue on a Saturday night meeting at Last Days Ministry. 
The next day, at church a brother in the faith confronts me and says, "God wants you back in Michigan right?'  Of course I confirmed it and told him I had no way to earn or get the funds to return. Days later God provided the plane trip from Dallas to Detroit. That was good but getting from Lindale to Dallas was the next problem. Again someone came up to me and said something I already knew, God provides. And that He did and I packed my bags and I received help getting to the airport. Before leaving Texas a Christian lady gave me a very expensive Dakes Bible, a leather covering and what we call cheat tabs.

Back in Michigan in weeks before my birthday all legal ramifications were met and I had a temporary roof over my head all thanks to the Lord. Then the news came, from one Terry Davis, the very one that led me to the Lird back in April 1982. "I have someone for you to meet. You both have the same ministry" said Terry.
So on August 22 1988 I met Pastor Richard E. Blue. From that day until 9f his death some twenty years later it was a grand learning experience. I learned not only the scriptures but how to teach, preach and even did missionary work in WaWa Canada for several summers. All the while knowing God not only is on the throne but when God calls to be ready.

Summer 2018
Several months ago I heard God calling me to Arkansas but did not know to which city. That's when I sent away for travel material to learn more. One day Hot Springs & Little Rock popped off the map just like the Word of God does. Recently, and after much prayer and consideration Hot Springs came to mind while searching for a house and a church.
Then I seen this church, who will remain un-named until later, that was sitting on a hill.
Just why would want this writer not only in Hot Springs but why this church I never laid on upon was my first question.
The second was how am I to sell my present house when I'm committed to one of the two mortgages until the year December 2021?
And how can I buy a house unseen in an area virtually unknown to myself? After all, I'm on a fixed income and going back into the workforce is not an option.
Then, just like now I heard the voice of the Lord say, "Have faith, you've done this before." I agreed with the Lord on this, despite what the enemy will say along the way. God will even find ways and means to nicely furnish my house in Hot Springs as I will leave so much behind.

So, dear reader now you too know about this call on my life from the one who knows me the most.

So here I am taking another leap in faith but far better equipped in the ministry of Evangelism let alone the Word of God.

I'm NOT going to inform you of the financial aspect of this calling. But, I look at it this way; if this calling is truly of the Lord then God will supply to every need, want and aspect as He has done over the years.

So be it in the name of Jesus!

Yours in Christ Jesus
Littlethunder

Thunderdome Ministries Network Inc
C/O Rev. David Liebler
3513 Clairmont Street
Flint Michigan USA
48503-6602


Friday, July 6, 2018

Ministry Update

IF your a regular reader then you already know about Thunderdome Ministries Network Inc. So part if this may not be so exciting, but hang tight as the information gets interesting.

A. Background
Thunderdome ministry began as a prison ministry in the early 80's producing a newsletter with a circulation of 150 per month.
In Early 1988 the above came to a brief pause.

B. The middle years

From 1988 to 2016 yours truly was being mentored by a pastor who used this writers creative writing skills yo produce short lived newsletters.
At the same time I learned about computer basics, DOS & HTML coding to the point where Thunderdome Ministries rose up onto the World Wide Web and the Internet.

C. Today and Beyond

The ministry continues online in the form of a website and will rain there for quite a period of time. However, its at risk of failure as certain HTML errors have been exposed.
The problem with the future of the website and Thunderdome Ministries as a whole leads to one common factor  the two(2) laptops have been silent for at least  six months and are in dire need of repairs and upgrading.
You may wonder why I just don't use my personal funds to get repairs done. The answer comes down to one easy answer. I am on a fixed income and every penny is accounted for. Thus there is zero funding for the ministry and love gifts are extremely far and few between.

D. What will it take?
Back in January 2018 Computer Junkies of Burton Michigan stated it would cost about $150-$175 to repair & update both laptops. Then there is the cost to resupply printer with ink(HP 61 both color and black) plus the cost if restocking its paper supply.

E. How can Thunderdome Ministrylive on?
The small staff is not asking for millions of dollars to buy fancy cars, jets or homes, God forbid! In fact the staff does not get paid a single dime because they do the work on a volunteer basis just ad I have since the ministries beginnings.
All the ministry ask is enough funding to bring the ministry up and running once again.

Allow the Founder & CEO of Thunderdome Ministries to ask you a few questions
#1. Do you stand in doubt about buying food? Paying bills? Buying cloths? Of course not these are important to maintaining a lifestyle your comfortable  with.
Fact is as follows:
#1. All churches and ministries have needs. Most of the time their needs are met via offerings and sponsorships.
B. Thunder dome Ministries Network Inc has zero reluable income. It also has zero sponsors. The ministry is based on faith that God will supply to all it's needs and its various goals. However, it take people like yourself to meet the needs and its goals.

After reading all of the above I now ask you 2 questions, #1. Will you sent a love gift to Thunderdome Ministties? #2. Will you follow through and actually mail the live gift?

Send your "Love Gift" in US dollars to the following:

Thunderdome Ministries Network Inc
C/O Rev. David Liebler
3513 Clairmont Street
Flint Michigan USA 48603


tyvm&gbu


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Ministry update

UPDATE:

ALL churches and ministries need financial help. Whether it be your place of worship, a ministry that wants to buy a multi million dollar jet or a ministry like Thunderdome Ministries Network Inc.

Not long ago the ministry attempted to assist a young Christian  couple. In the process the basement was destroyed to to floods.
Now, the basement needs the hands of professionals to restore the basement. However, there is a problem and that is financial.
What is needed first is to bring in Rotorooter to free up 3 drains.

Then remove all wall paneling and fix the cylinder blocks from any leakage and stop any molding.

Next redesign a logical and useful floorplan creating several rooms. Such ss laundry room and storage etc.
Of course my brand new washing machine/drier combo needs to be replaced as well so I can do laundry freely.

If you would like to send give a love offering there is
two ways you can do so.

#1. https://www.gofundme.com/helplittlethunder

                        Or

#2 by snail mail with a money order or check in US dollars,  made out to
Thunderdome Ministries Network Inc.
C/O   Rev. David Liebler
       3513 Clairmont Street
       Flint Mi. 48503 USA


Monday, June 25, 2018

DHA vs DHS Whose the winner?

This post is about two different DHS offices in the fine state of Michigan. After you read the following you get to be the jury and judge. Afterwhich you can communicate your ideas either to my Facebook timeline, the respective DHS office, leave a comment here and it contact the DHS Headquarters in Washington D.C.

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A.  DHS office northern Oakland County Pontiac/Waterford Michigan
I lived in Oakland Country Michigan from 1968 to late 2014. From the 1970's with my first dealings with the office they were respectful, understanding and helpful to name a few qualities. They also, in all the dealings I have ever had personally with this office, never was late with paperwork and decisions. Every worker I ever had could read not only what was penned by doctors and so forth but what was not said to cause a client to be disrespected.

B. DHS office Flint Michigan: I moved into Flint Michigan November 14 2014 realizing it could be a fresh start. I also had expectations to receive a quality of life I had come to expect from the above.
While I'm grateful to those who got yours truly into his first house. It can not ever be my home and this falls on many levels.
#1. You know your being disrespected when you look at a water bill realizing they are poisoning you. And they expect the people of Flint to be commit suicide with their water as if their name was Jim Jones.
#2. In so short if time DHS has been late with my paperwork a total of four(4)times. Thus a person has to take time of his work schedule to help fix a matter that was fixable without the publics help.
And every time you go to the DHS office in Flint you are met with a representative who sits behind bulletproof glass and does virtually the speaking for the Social Worker, so you may never get to see your worker face to face. Then there is "oh the mail must have come late" excuse thus shifting the blame if some helpless and unprotected organization instead of taking the blame themselves.
When I lived in Oakland County when I needed to talk to my social worker 85% I talked to a live person. In Flint ones chance to talk live on the telephone comes to 25 to 30% chance; otherwise you hear voice recording that's either very long or out dated.

When I worked as a Customer Service Representative we knew we were to help EVERY single person who called. We never put a customer on hold unless we had to get our supervisor involved and that only took two minutes to long.
So EVERY company, organization every form of business is evaluated on my seven(7) years experience at a local newspaper as a Customer Service Representive

Where could improvements be met between the two DHS offices? Ought Social Workers be retrained on how to relate to the general public? Has respect been thrown out the door, if so how does it get replanted into the hearts and minds? Or is respect a dying breed of ethics in and for this generation? And lastly could or should Social Workers be able to clearly take the blame for late paperwork? Instead of mailing thing only days before expression date perhaps mail them out a week or so early, say on Mondays instead if Fridays?

One thing I know, from experience, is the following: there is no such thing as a perfect Social Worker, client and it business or organization. That's why I never give a perfect ten(10) in any performance survey.

So, here us YOUR chance to leave a comment about the above.

Thank you for reading the above and all my posts.

Disclaimer: no wise does the comments above represent all those at their respective places of employment, only a very select few.


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Discipleship Training?

Disciples a person who has underwent discipleship training from his/her spiritual leader(s)

We are not talking about making a cult like the late Jim Jones. But teaching a group of committed Christians
#1. Gods Word
#2. Commitment
#3. Discipline (but not on a cruel and barbaric level)

When yours truly underwent discipleship training I was blessed part way into it with a mentor. In fact my mentor was not only a Pastor but also a Minister of Evangelism. I was blessed to have my mentor from August 22 1988 until March 16 2016 when he went on to be with the Lord.
That, dear reader is about 20 years or more of commitment not just to a teacher but moreso unto God.

Sadly to many in this day and age cannot seem to commit to any length of time. Some saying its time to "retire" or that they "are burned out." Both are cheap excuses and hold no foundation whatsoever.

Pastors and Sunday School teachers should worry less about who ate the fruit in the Garden of Eden first and more about making disciples out of what they have and of course showing those the way down the Romans Road, aka salvation or in 2nd Corinthians its called the Word of Reconciliation.

Can discipleship traing be possible in this day and age? The answer is s big yes. What's the end result? Look at the inner circle of those around Jesus; they gave up all they had even to the point of death.
Can discipleship train transpire in your city or state? The answer is yes.
Want to know how?
#1. Read Gods Word see and hear what Gods own Son taught.
#2. Pray for guidance. God will never lead you astray only men like Jim Jones.
#3. IF God so leads look into buying 100 acres of land to build and harvest on. God will show you more on this.
#4. Find a group of Christisns to be on staff on a rotation basis.just like working 9 to 5 perse.
#5. Find a indivuals willing to live on campus for a six month basic training. Out of those you may find your next leaders and teachers.

It's time to get back to doing ehst Gods one Son told us to do, "make disciples."

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The following was posted in #Facebook #Instagram #Google+ and #Vero before the above commentary was penned. In fact the following actually rekindled what I went through myself. Safe to say I believe that IF discipleship training is done properly there just might be more of the United States population sitting in churches today. Thus, its safe to say that those in the church are not doing the jobs even Jesus did Himself.

The task of discipleship training is a lost art. Mostly because people rather sit in pews doing nothing than get their little hands dirty.
#bible #discipleship #godswordforgodspeople #bibleverseoftheday
#teachinggodsword


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Teenage Wasteland?

Americans of adult age need to wake up and realize they are not teenagers any more. All the bickering, complaining, fighting, shootings, robberies and gang related crimes will get you no place fast. At least not in the society you know now. Where it will get you is time behind cold steel bars for up to your natural life.

This is America and if you treasure your freedom then protect it peacefully as possible. After all your not a teenager any more where bitching and complaint might get you a "time out" from mommy or daddy.

Oh and by the way: if something offends you? SO WHAT! Lots of things will offend you in life. You just got to be a big boy or girl and ignore it. Here's the skinny, people may have the right to freedom of speech but you still can not cry "fire" in a theater. Freedom of speech has limits and some limits have penalties.

Want to know what it means to grow up? Watch the behaviour of 500,000 young adults at the 1969 Woodstock. There they were at peace with their neighbors, police, National Guard and the community they were near.

You have a choice: continue to live in your little teenage wasteland and pray you don't wind up behind bars forvthevrest if your life. Or you can grow up, be at peace with your neighbors and community and you might live a more fruitful life.


Monday, June 11, 2018

Time To Help, right?

The following was posted moments ago on #Facebook.  Please do not take this lightly:

AMAZING!

on Saturday yours truly posted an update to the emergency facing my 1st house:

I provided a recent video, gave my Gofundme account, provided my Paypal account link and so forth.

Sadly, but thankfully, one person was the first to add a little assistance via the PayPal account. However, said amount will only scratch the surface to repair the issues in the basement.

So, in light if the urgent situation here again are said links

#1. Youtube video @ https://youtu.be/ZUpqi_ESrYU

#2. Gofundme link @https://www.gofundme.com/helplittlethunder

#3. My Paypal account link @ https://www.paypal.me/caliber007

Lastly if you desire to send a love gift via snail mail please PM me for address.

Make no bones about it reader, repairs need to transpire BEFORE another flooding transpires.

Consider it this way: if you were on a fixed income you too would reach out for assistance from the Facebook community as well as the Christian community.

So, the question becomes, will you send a gift if love to help with the flooding and other repairs?

Monday, May 21, 2018

WARNING,: Watch & Learn

2nd Timothy 2: 15 reads ad follows,

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
Each and every day a person ought to read Gods Word. Why you ask. Do you will not only know the truth but to build up your mist holy faith. That's right, to build up your faith. Because your faith is like a bank. The more faith you put in the greater you can "fight the good fight of faith."

But, regretfully there is more to this adventure as you hopefully walk with God:

Along your way you will come across those who will put aside godliness to talk about just about anything they desire. However when and if any person brings forth a scripture they seem to play a magic act and slowly sweep it aside. Maybe even going to say its "out of context." You see as you study Gids Word you will, or ought to recognize that a person just might fall into s certain category. And mind you here I will use scriptures that can not be denied.

A.
No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2 Timothy 2:4 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/2ti.2.4.KJV

B.
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Romans 1:21‭-‬22 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/rom.1.21-22.KJV

C.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;  And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.  But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
2 Timothy 4:3‭-‬5 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/2ti.4.3-5.KJV

D.
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.  For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,  But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Hebrews 10:24‭-‬27 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/heb.10.24-27.KJV

I believe I have given ample evidence what one ought to look for when listening to a "teacher."

When a person says they don't assemble with fellow believers in a church setting thay alone ought to raise a red flag.
You see when your with other believers in a church setting such as Sunday Scool or the main service your faith is built up. Not so much by the preaching or teaching but by the interaction with other believers. In other words your sharpening your faith skills aka iron is sharpening iron.

Be diligent dear reader.
Watch what you see.
Listen carefully to what you hear.
And if a person pushes away scriptures to aside I frankly would be careful to his or her instructions and teaching.

Always test the teachings and see if they lineup with Gods Word.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

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Monday, April 30, 2018

New Home

Please keep in mind that Vero is now my new social media home. Won't you please join me and say hello?

http://get.vero.co/vero