Jack Shaw Ministries International*
A CHRISTMAS STORY & BREAKING NEWS!!!

Our Mission to Kenya

You may help our work in Kenya by mailing your contributions to Jack Shaw Ministries International at P.O. Box 5250, Johnstown, PA 15904

"Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble. The Lord protects them and keeps them alive. He gives them prosperity in the land and rescues them from their enemies." - (Psalm 41:1-2 --NIV)

You may also contact us with your prayer requests or to make a credit card contribution via telephone Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST at 814.269.3377 or 800.537.1714

To invite Jack to speak at your church, ministry, or other function­, or to be a guest on your media broadcast to talk about the JSMI mission in Kenya click here.

Free Book & CD

For a limited time, JSMI is offering your choice of a free copy of "From Darkness to Light", my personal testimony book, or a collection of Gospel Songs on CD with every contribution or pledge of $30.00 to the ministry. For a contribution of $50.00 or more, you will automatically receive BOTH the book and the CD.

"From Darkness to Light" will help readers understand more about JSMI, its mission, and its message.

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Feel free to contact me personally here.

Please click here for your personal prayer requests.

A Christmas wish: May you never forget what is worth remembering, Or remember what is best forgotten. - Celtic toast

This is the lesson: Never give in - never- -- never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor or good taste. - Winston Churchill

Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so. - Robert Ingersoll

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and receive without forgetting. - Jimmy Fitzgerald

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. - Bill Eardley

"A LITTLE GIRL AND 57 CENTS"

A poor widow came and dropped in two small coins. Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I tell you the truth; this poor widow has given more than all the others who are making contributions. For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on." (Mark 12:42-44 --NLT)

A sobbing little girl stood near a small church from which she had been turned away because it "was too crowded." "I can't go to Sunday School", she sobbed to the pastor as he walked by. Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the pastor guessed the reason and, taking her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in the Sunday School class. The child was so touched that she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have no place to worship Jesus.

Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor tenement buildings and the parents called for the kind-hearted pastor, who had befriended their daughter, to handle the final arrangements.

As her poor little body was being moved, a worn and crumpled purse was found which seemed to have been rummaged from some trash dump. Inside was found 57 cents and a note scribbled in childish handwriting which read, "This is to help build the little church bigger so more children can go to Sunday School. For two years she had saved for this offering of love.

When the pastor tearfully read that note, he knew instantly what he would do. Carrying this note and the cracked, red pocketbook to the pulpit, he told the story of her unselfish love and devotion. He challenged his deacons to get busy and raise enough money for the larger building.

But the story does not end there! A newspaper learned of the story and published it. A Realtor read it, and offered them a parcel of land worth many thousands. When told that the church could not pay so much, he offered it for 57 cents.

Church members made large donations. Checks came from far and wide. Within five years the little girl's gift had increased to $250,000.00, a huge sum for that time (near the turn of the century). Her unselfish love had paid large dividends.

When you are in the city of Philadelphia, look up Temple Baptist Church, with a seating capacity of 3,300 and Temple University, where hundreds of students are trained. Have a look too, at the Good Samaritan Hospital and at a Sunday School building which houses hundreds of Sunday scholars, so that no child in the area will ever need to be left outside during Sunday School time.

In one of the rooms of this building may be seen the picture of the sweet face of the little girl whose 57 cents, so sacrificially saved, made such remarkable history. Alongside of it is a portrait of her kind pastor, Dr. Russell H. Conwell, author of the book, "Acres of Diamonds"---a true story.

This shows what our gifts to Him, no matter the size, can do. Just as He fed the multitude with a few loaves and fishes, built a university with a little girl's 57 cents--doesn't it make us wonder what miracles He might create from our gifts to Him--no matter the size. Luke 1:37

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- - Breaking News!!! Breaking News!!! - -

We at JSMI are praising God that a prominent Nairobi based Christian ministry has committed to help build the stone security walls for our Grace Christian Mission Hospital (GCMH) project in Nakuru, Kenya.

Work is scheduled to begin in January and will take about three months to complete. The costs savings are tremendous. While prior estimates have come in at well over US $100,000 through this vital assistance with which we are being blessed, the project is now estimated to be at under US $40,000.

Will you also help us? You too can be a vital part of this initial, long sought GCMH milestone.

To help build the walls, send any amount to Jack Shaw Ministries International at P.O. Box 5250, Johnstown, PA 15904. Indicate that you want your contribution to go the 'Nehemiah Project'

You may also contribute to the 'Nehemiah Project' by credit card via telephone Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET at 814.269.3377 or 800.537.1714


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You may contribute to JSMI by mailing your contributions to Jack Shaw Ministries International at P.O. Box 5250, Johnstown, PA 15904

"Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble. The Lord protects them and keeps them alive. He gives them prosperity in the land and rescues them from their enemies." (Psalm 41:1-2 -- NIV)

You may also contact us with your prayer requests or to make a credit card contribution via telephone Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST at 814.269.3377 or 800.537.1714

JSMI Video - Visit Kenya
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Free Book & Gospel Songs CD!
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For a limited time, with every contribution or pledge to the ministry of $30.00 you will automatically receive your choice of a free book or a CD of Gospel songs. For a $50.00 or greater gift, you will receive BOTH the book and the CD.

Jack Shaw Ministries International is offering a free copy of "From Darkness to Light", Reverend Jack Shaw's personal testimony book. With a foreword written by Johnny Cash, "From Darkness to Light" gives insight into Jack, his ministry, and its mission.

Also included is a collection of Gospel Songs by Jack Shaw produced in Nashville by Grammy winner, John Carter Cash.

Click here to make your contribution of $30.00, $50.00, or more and to automatically receive your free gifts.
JSMI & Estate Planning
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Our goal to bring spiritual renewal and better health to the Kenyan people is a long term commitment. The construction and ongoing staffing of the Grace Christian Mission Hospital requires continuous funding. Please think of JSMI and our work in Kenya during your Estate Planning.
Charisma Magazine Interviews Jack Shaw
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Jack talks about the ministry's Grace Christian Mission Hospital project in Kenya and much more in Charisma magazine.
Jack Shaw Ministries-ECFA Member
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Jack Shaw Ministries, Inc. has been a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability since 1989.

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability is comprised of over 1,200 charitable, religious, and educational organizations that are qualified for tax- exempt, nonprofit status. ECFA's steadfast purpose is to enunciate, maintain, and manifest a code of financial accountability, ethics, and reporting which is consistent with enlightened and responsible Christian faith and practice.


*JSMI is a part of Jack Shaw Ministries, Inc.
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Your Help is Appreciated
Thank you in advance for joining with us in taking this exciting and very important first step in establishing a multifunctional medical and educational complex that will touch the health and lives of the hurting and underprivileged in Kenya for many, many years to come.

*JSMI is a part of Jack Shaw Ministries, Inc.

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