Wednesday, March 22, 2017

An open letter to Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

Russian Branch Office of Jehovah’s Witnesses
would be shut down and liquidated
Dear Honorable Vladimir Putin:

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I know you and your staff are working hard to provide a fair and peaceful environment for the citizens of your country. At the same time I would like to implore you to reconsider the treatment of Jehovah’s Witnesses in your country.

In 1633 Galileo was convicted of heresy for publishing information that the earth was not the center of the universe. The Church used heavy-handedness to silence anything or anyone who challenged their authority. It took 300 years for the Church to admit that Galileo was right and clear his name of heresy.

Today in the 21st century, Jehovah’s Witnesses have become the target of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian government. Consider the steps that your authorities have taken:

Monday, March 13, 2017

Join us in the Ministry in Ecuador! (Virtual Preaching Trip)

Yesterday, my family and I had the privilege to help out a small isolated group about an hour and a half from our home here in Quito. We had a great time, and we stayed all day until the meeting, which started at 6:30 pm. Our toddlers (aged 1 and 3) especially enjoyed making some new friends, including horses, llamas, and a few dogs and chickens! Here are some pictures that I’m sure you'll enjoy.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Press Release: Ministry Ideaz Honored with 2016 Bizrate Circle of Excellence

Recognition of Superior Customer Service and Satisfaction Among Nation’s Online Retailers

Quito, March 1st, 2017: Bizrate® Insights is one of the largest sources of consumer-generated reviews of online retailers in the United States. Earlier this year, they announced the winners of its 17th annual Bizrate Circle of Excellence Award. The award recognizes retailers that received outstanding online customer satisfaction scores throughout a one-year period, as rated by millions of verified online buyers. This is the fourth time running that, thanks to you our customers, we’ve been awarded this prestigious prize.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Product Spotlight – The Sophia Bag Preaching Tote for Girls

The Sophia Preaching Bag

Have you seen the Ministry Ideaz’s Sophia Bag preaching tote for girls? As little girls usually aspire to be like their mothers, this girl’s leatherette briefcase can help them dress up like their mothers. It is also a way of helping them start their ministry at a young age. They can carry the little sling briefcase when they walk beside their parents while out in service.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

5 Bible Verses That Help Strengthen Our Marriage

Photo credit: @tifenlu
When a marriage goes through its ups and downs, where do you turn for guidance?

Looking to the Bible throughout my marriage is an excellent way to remember the importance of the vows that I took to stay engaged with my faith and my spouse on a daily basis. Here are some Bible verses that have helped me, both in good times and in bad.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Top Ten Things I Tell Myself When I’m Discouraged...

Whether we are talking about marriage, parenting, homeschooling, friendships, family or work, we always need to be encouraging. Encouragement often involves commending a person for something he or she did well. We can also be encouraging by reassuring others that they have good qualities or by speaking “consolingly to those who are depressed.” (1 Thessalonians 5:14)

However, more often than not, it is we ourselves that have the need for encouragement. Discouragement is something we all face daily. Sometimes, the encouragement we need may not be readily forthcoming. People who should know better may belittle or berate us. I myself, have been a victim of such comments quite often, particularly with the business we are in as the owners of Ministry Ideaz.

However, here are some of the ‘little things’ I try to tell myself each day. I try to let these scriptures affect my daily life: my attitude, my heart condition, my thought processes:

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Welcome to the Family, Zayra!

We’re so excited to welcome Zayra as our Christian sister.

Ministry Ideaz has worked closely with Zayra and her extended family for the past 9 years. They are the main suppliers of many of the excellent products we provide.

This is a transcript of the interview that I had with her shortly after her baptism: