Family Safe at Border Crossings: Preaching Christ, Nurturing Believers, Encouraging Pastors

We are so blessed toHaynes Chalk Art Ministry have crossed many state borders in 28 days of travel in our Good News Toyota RV without dealing with restrictions, violence, or breakdowns.  Yes, this Summer, we ministered in several states, crossing physical borders, social borders, and religious borders.  Everywhere we went, from the Mountains of Kentucky, to the towns of Michigan, to the cities of Wisconsin, we preached Christ, nurtured believers, and encouraged pastors.

Enjoy this Testimony from a Church-Planter we visited on our month-long U.S.A. Mission Trip this summer (2014):Dwight Haynes Chalk Art Ministry

Hi, I’m Pastor James Burke, and I’d like to share with you a first-hand testimony of the blessing Brother Dwight, his wife Ann and their family are to a struggling church. I have known Brother Dwight for a quarter of a century, and I am impressed with his consistency, both in his personal walk with Christ and in his ministry.

We began to plant Menominee Grace Church in June, 2012, with a clear vision of reaching those who have no connection to Christ at all.  To our people, seeing the Bible as real and relevant to modern life is a brand new experience.  We asked the Haynes family to come and share our first anniversary with us.  One of the things I appreciate about Dwight is his open vision and heart for the lost.  Throughout the week, we went all over town, wherever people were gathering, and he set up his easel and presented the Gospel boldly, clearly and in brilliant color.  

Dwight street MIWhen Dwight preached our anniversary service, God used him to open the eyes of our baby believers to see the possibilities of what they could be in Christ.  In the second year of our church, we faced some very painful challenges, and many of us, myself chiefly, became discouraged. The Haynes family once again came and spent a week with us, ministering to me, my family, our people and our community.  

The greatest challenge I face as a church planter far from my home base is the lack of fellowship.  Proverbs 27:17 tells us, “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.”  I had gotten pretty dull.  Dwight listened with compassion, counseled with wisdom, and challenged me to focus on Christ and not on circumstances.  He reminded me of the whitened fields by talking with me, praying for me, and taking me back out to see my community with fresh eyes.  Once again, we went where the people are, set up and preached Christ.  His family spent time with my people, eating with them, listening to them and reminding them to look at what we had gained rather than what had been lostDwight Haynes Chalk Art Ministry.   

Our Sunday service with the Haynes family was joyous and refreshing.  Dwight and Ann skillfully shared God-honoring music, and Dwight preached a sound expositional message colorfully illustrated in chalk.  God used this ministry to rebuild and reignite a flickering fire.

I strongly recommend Good News Chalk Talks to your ministry and for your missions support!   Feel free to contact me for more information.   – Pastor James Burke, pastorjburke@menomineegrace.org

     This is one of ways we ministered this year.  Our schedule remains full of God’s appointments well into December of this year.  This summer, we ministered in Bible Camps, VBS outreaches, and Evangelistic Block Parties and saw many souls saved!!!

     Serving in full-time evangelism, we have been asking churches to provide our travel expenses, feed us, and take a love offering.  The past two summers, we have raised additional support to travel more extensively and assist missionaries like the Burke family.  Please pray about how the Lord may lead you to support our ministry. 

     You may invest in us to encourage struggling churches that need the ministry of an evangelist.  We live frugally, serve whole-heartedly, and only desire for God to expand our outreach and ministry while we are able to serve with great energy.  Thank you for praying as God opens doors for our family to preach Christ, nurture believers, and encourage pastors.  Thank you for giving one time or on a regular basis—it sure made a difference for Pastor Burke and his family this summer!     Joy in Christ,

Great Bible SONG & Character Sketches at Dublin UMC July 13 & 20, 2014

When did you learn to sing the “Doxology?”  Join us at 8:45am or 10:55am on July 13, 2014, as Master Chalk Artist Dwight Haynes illustrates the pastor’s Children’s sermon about Praising God from whom all blessings flow.  Ann and Dwight will also provide special music for the morning services at Dublin United Methodist Church.  JULY 20, 2014, at 8:45am and 10:55am, Dwight & Ann will return to share special music and Chalk Art illustrating Jacob’s Ladder Vision from Genesis 20.  Invite a friend and open your eyes, the windows of your heart, to receive God’s Word.  Check out www.ChalkTalks.net to see more about Rev. Dwight Haynes and his family in ministry.7_13&20_14 Dublin United Methodist

Good News Chalk Talks in Dugspur, Virginia–July 6-11, 2014

Calvary Bible Church and Mountain View Bible Camp welcome you to SEE, HEAR, and EXPERIENCE Gospel Chalk Artist, Rev. Dwight Haynes, as Picture2he preaches, sings, and illustrates a Bible message on Sunday morning, 11am, at 1000 Double Cabin Road in Dugspur, VA.  He will also be the Bible teacher for Junior Boys this week of summer camp.

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Chalk Art Coming to Elliston, VA–Seneca Baptist Church

Looking for a unique way to expose friends and family to Scripture, bring them to see Rev. Dwight Haynes, Master Chalk Artist this coming Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Seneca Baptist Church, 8572 Roanoke Road, Elliston, VA.
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VBS Chalk-Talk at MAX CREEK Baptist off I-81 Exit 94

Dwight DrawAction2See what is coming to the canvas at Vacation Bible School opening and closing services this week.  Evangelist Dwight Haynes will be sharing Bible Chalk Art at Max Creek Baptist Church off of I-81 Exit 94 service road on MONDAY (6/23) & FRIDAY (6/27) Nights of VBS at 6:30pm.  Bring your children every night of the week for a great experience in learning of God’s true love through Jesus Christ and his disciples.  Meet Dwight and his family–ALL VISITORS WELCOME.

America, Home Sweet Mission Field

10464033_10152582369032160_528077717866653931_nGod continues to take us to His many appointments this Summer, sharing the Gospel and Bible teaching in many VBS ministries, two week-long Bible camps, several Community Day/Evangelist Block Parties, and many church services. Thankfully, the new tool of large sheet-drawings is has become a great tool for outdoor events. We are also headed West again and to Northern Michigan to encourage several church planting works, share in local helps ministries, help with community outreach in established churches.

These are exciting days following God’s leadership as a family in full-time thermometer2250evangelism.  If you can share in regular support or help us raise funds for this year’s mission travels, please give online by CLICKING HERE or mail a love-gift to Missionaries Dwight and Ann Haynes, 4582 Miller Lane, Pulaski, VA 24301. We leave July 25, 2014 for a month of ministry travels.

Thanks for your support and encouragement,

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Randolph Park BIG CHALK DRAWING at 11am, Sunday, June 8, 2014

Join Dwight & his family in ministry at Randolph Park in Dublin, VA, at 11:00 am on Sunday, June 8, 20ad 6_8_1414!  We have been invited to speak at the Faith Bible Church annual picnic.  Meet us at the main shelter–bring a side dish if you like, and enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, great music, and a GREAT BIG CHALK DRAWING!  We’ll even give it away.  Cake-walks. Games. Fellowship.