Michael and his wife Donna surrendered themselves to Jesus on Easter Sunday, 2017. Since then, Jesus has taught them how to love Him and to love others, changing their lives forever. As a result, they have the ambition to partner with DCPI in the Great Commission to share what God has done, with the hope that His love transforms others.
How did God call you to DCPI?
God introduced us to DCPI as we prepared for our Philippines’ mission to help children suffering from being abandoned and tossed away. Seemingly curtailed by travel restrictions imposed on us by a global pandemic, we found ourselves waiting on God to show us the way. His vision, far greater than we ever imagined, to overcome all restrictions by joining with DCPI to help find the lost and suffering all over the world.
What is your personal vision statement or life scripture?
Life guiding scriptures:
Follow the commands of Jesus, beginning with the Greatest Commandment of all.
36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:36-39
What is love?
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
What excites you most about what God is doing through DCPI around the world?
I am amazed by God’s ability to weave together the hearts and minds of people separated by space and Pme in ways that achieve His will for mankind. Personal hindsight and testimony from those far and wide show His great works, magnificently orchestrated in finest of detail, all to save people he holds so dear.
What miracles have you seen God perform?
Eleven years later undergoing life-saving brain surgery to remove an invasive tumor from Donna’s precious head, we found ourselves lost, broken, and alone. Previously and despite the turmoil associated with a long-term fight with a severe illness, it took a meeting with an extraordinary and young Jesus follower to find us invited into the safety of a local church. That meeting led us into the arms of our savior, healed, free, and entirely in love with Jesus Christ.
What have been the most influential books or movies in your life?
- The Bible
- The God Ask
- AoC Network Youtube Channel