We pulled over to view Exit Glacier near Seward, Alaska, when I looked back at our Motorhome sitting at the base of a gorgeous, snow-topped mountain. Was it just a Diesel Pusher RV, and what impact did we have on our surroundings driving through the United States of America? First, it occurred to me that that vehicle was our Ministry Home, not just another big recreational vehicle. The Gospel shines from every window, and Christ is displayed and reflected through our life and work wherever we go. I hope our impact (and yours) is measured through our Christian Footprint rather than simply our Carbon Footprint. Good News Chalk Talks leave a lasting impression, or Christian Footprint, on the lives of many who otherwise might never clearly see the Gospel. People look at “ChalkTalks.net” on our MH and ask what we represent. We simply say, “Christ,” and engage each one in a conversation of faith. Pray for God to use our Christian Footprints, and yours!
Joy in Christ,
Dwight & Ann HAYNES & family
Golden Arches to the Golden City
Dwight, that man just said, “Nobody cares about me.” At 11:30am, Friday, August 11, 2017, our family stopped at McDonald’s for lunch in Southbury, Connecticut. As we are finishing our meal, my Wife Ann overhead a tall, slender young man standing nearby say, “I’m not worth anything, not even good enough for someone to tell me to have a nice day. Nobody cares about me!” We all looked over at the fellow talking to himself at the fountain drink dispenser. Walking over to refill my cup, I said to him, “Jesus loves you, and I hope you have a Great day, a very blessed day!” Dwayne replied with a smile, “You must be a Christian. I want to be part of a church. Do you think a church would accept me? A half hour later, this 26-year-old heroin addict had prayed to receive Christ into his life as Savior and was reading the Bible we shared with him. What a joy to keep God’s appointments for missions and ministry. Pray for our new Brother in Christ, Dwayne.
Golden Arches to the Golden City
Evangelist Dwight Haynes & Family
Each series of services on our 2017 Summer Mission began with a clear illustration of Psalm 33’s declaration that souls saved brings God’s blessings on any nation.
These two weeks of Navajo Bible Camp and meeting with leaders of the Navajo Nation for prayers for God’s wisdom and blessings on our National heritage, we believe that God is working in mighty ways because you and others are investing in souls for Christ. It’s been our privilege to sow the Gospel seed here in America’s Southwest. Keep praying for God to renew the spiritual zeal of Christian laborers among our Native American brothers and sisters. Pray for God to send more laborers in the Gospel to this field that is indeed ripe for harvest. Pray for the President, Vice President and other Christian leaders on the Navajo Council to lead with wisdom and godliness to bless this nation. Our family moves to the Great North Country, Alaska, for ministry in mid-July. Many people need Christ, many pastors need encouragement, many believers need a refreshing from above, so we go to serve our great Lord. Joy in Christ!
“Your travels sound a bit random! Is there an order to where you go and when?” asked one supporting church member after seeing our ministry slide
Evangelist Dwight Haynes & Family
presentation. The answer is a resounding, “Yes! There is order and efficiency in our travels.” The Lord opens the doors for our broader travel destinations, and we plan a year or more ahead of time to work out a reasonable route and schedule of events. So, we are traveling and ministering all along the way, often having the privilege to stop at inspirational and educational venues between Chalk Talks. For example, when we passed by The Ark Encounter last summer, we spent a day touring that amazing testimony of God’s Word. We often take the time to travel the highways and byways of America, passing through small towns to see our American heritage, history, and many tributes to our military heroes. We plan our travels to visit missionaries, spend time with pastors, fellowship with retired Christian servants, and generally share the Gospel with all those we meet along the way. So, our family travels together in an effective, efficient way year-round for God’s Glory! Thanks for your prayers as we set out on a 3-month journey of just such amazing ministry as I described above…to Alaska and back on a mission for Christ.
Haynes Family on a Mission
We plan to hold chalk-art services in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, in JULY. This is a unique ministry where three culturally diverse churches meet in the same building, rescuing people from the wrecked lives of addiction to new hope in Christ. Pastor & Mrs. Wayne Graves will join us with a mission team from Ada, OK, to help us in Anchorage (Pray for God’s preparing hearts to receive His Word).
From there, we continue on to open-air evangelism and outreach ministries in Wisconsin and U.P. Michigan before a mid-August revival in Moscow, Pennsylvania. We should be home by August 20 to regroup for a packed Fall schedule of revivals, schools, and special services in VA, NC, AL, WV, and beyond!
Pray for the Good News of Jesus Christ to touch many hearts. Every time a sinner turns to Christ for salvation, we rejoice with heaven’s angels. As you pray, spread the word about our ministry, as we need both monthly support to sustain our family as well as special offerings to make all of this summer’s travel possible. Thank you for helping us spread the joy of Christ!
Thank you for praying for our family in ministry as full-time, faith missionaries encouraging local churches and their surrounding communities. The chalk-art opens many doors for ministry, and we very much appreciate your support to keep us available for God’s use.
We leave Virginia in our RV on the evening of May 27th, after sharing the Graduation Address for Pathway Christian Academy in Christiansburg, VA. Then, in North Carolina a dear friend, Pastor Randy Winn, his wife and daughter will caravan with us for 6 weeks of mission work. Memorial Day begins our trek to a church/school ministry in Louisville, KY (pray for good response from students and families in the community). Then, we head to Oklahoma for revival, outreach, and multi-ethnic ministries in Oklahoma City and Albuquerque, NM. We will spend two weeks in mid-June as keynote speaker and workers at Whispering Cedars Bible Camp on the Navajo Reservation in central New Mexico (Pray for additional workers for this camp).
As our family prays daily together, we often give thanks for God’s blessings of you being in our lives. We appreciate His weaving us together in unique ways to encourage one another. You probably ask, “Is that Haynes Family always so excited about what they do?” The answer is “Yes. Yes! YES!” Because, it’s God’s calling and His giftedness for us!
This year is FULL of ministry all across the United States. Spring & Fall brings revivals, community events, and special services near and far. We spend about 3 months a year helping missions in America, from inner-city and multi-cultural works to Bible camps. We commit to every invitation, depending often on missions support and faith-promise giving. God always makes a way for the Gospel to be shared, believers to be enriched, and church leaders encouraged. It’s amazing to watch all of this unfold! This year is our biggest endeavor yet, so please share this with your church congregation and/or missions committee for a possible special offering for this season of missions.