E-Mail Ministry is Seven Years Old


Tomorrow (December 3, 2005) is the seventh birthday for E-Mail Ministry.
This ministry started with 15 “volunteer” subscribers. Today, E-Mail
Ministry reaches around the world!

The E-Mail Ministry messages are used by its subscribers for Bible studies, sermons, Sunday School lessons, prison ministries, missionaries, evangelism and outreach, talking with children about God and Jesus, etc.

I thank God for giving me this opportunity to help others to do His work.

In response to various questions I am asked, the following is some basic
information about E-Mail Ministry.

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All of the messages I send out come from subscribers like you. In many
cases, you receive something from a friend and forward it onto me. A
vast majority of the messages are “Author Unknown”. At times a
subscriber will recognize the author and notify me. I will then update
the Archives page with this information so that proper credit can be given.

Speaking of the Archives page, all of the previous E-Mail Ministry
messages can be found in the Archives section of the web site at:

You can then search for any message using either a key word or a
category. Once you have found the message, there is a link at the top
of the page to send the message to a friend (or to yourself if you
accidentally deleted a message you meant to keep).

So, without your submittals, E-Mail Ministry would not have any messages
to distribute.

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I get a lot of requests to change people’s e-mail address. Please note
that instructions on how to change your e-mail address are at the bottom
of each message sent out.

* Go to the “Change your Email Address” web page at:
– or –
* UNSUBSCRIBE from the old e-mail address: Send a blank e-mail
message from the OLD email address to:
and then…
SUBSCRIBE from the new e-mail address: Send a blank e-mail message
from the NEW email address to:

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The Great Commission has always been a guiding verse for E-Mail Ministry.

“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth
has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And
surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'” (Matthew

Based on this verse, E-Mail Ministry’s Vision Statement is:

“To provide, free to all who ask, inviting and inspirational stories via
e-mail to Christians and seekers of all nations as one of many means to
build and strengthen the Body of Christ.”


“free to all who ask” – Like God’s grace, E-Mail Ministry is free for
the asking. Always has been and, with God’s grace, always will be.

“inviting and inspirational stories” – These messages are meant to
encourage people to think about their lives and how God wants to be a
part of them. The messages are intended not only to be read by the
subscribers but by others with whom they feel inspired to share.

“via e-mail” – The primary means of providing messages to subscribers is
via e-mail. E-mail is about the only cost effective way of reaching
people in all the nations.

“to Christians and seekers” – This ministry is meant to grow Christians
to be disciples as well as provide a low key way of introducing seekers
to God.

“of all nations” – The goal is to have subscribers from all the nations
on this earth.

“as one of many means” – God uses many means to reach His people.
E-Mail Ministry is just one way God is reaching people.

“to build and strengthen the Body of Christ” – Making disciples, as the
Great Commission stipulates, is what all Christians and Christian
ministries are meant to achieve.

I want to thank all of you for your support of E-Mail Ministry and
for sending these messages on to others!

“If God is for us, who can be against us.” Matthew 8:31b

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One of the more popular features of the E-Mail Ministry web site is the
Prayer Request web page. To post a prayer request, go to the following
web page: https://www.emailministry.org/prayerRequest.asp
Then click on the link at the top of the page to add your prayer

All prayer requests will be posted immediately to the web site. Please
note, your name and email are optional, and if they are submitted, they
will be displayed on the web site along with your prayer request. Please
do not enter your name or email if you do not want them displayed.

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Another popular feature is the web links page. Web links are grouped by
category to make it easier for you to find something of interest. The
Christian web site page can be found at:

You can also add a site to the list using the link at the top of the web

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Many of you have posted nice notes about this ministry in the Guestbook.
Your notes are uplifting and help others to become comfortable with
this ministry. If you would like to post a note you can at:

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There are other features on the E-Mail Ministry web site. I hope you
spend some time and check them out. Simply go to:
and start clicking.

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I would like to thank all of you who have sent in donations. If you have
been blessed by this ministry, please ask God how He would have you
support it. There are three key ways this ministry needs your support:

1) Please forward the messages onto others. E-Mail Ministry does not
advertise but relies upon you to tell your friends, family and work
associates about this ministry. You can also use the E-Mail Ministry
“Tell A Friend” web page at: https://www.emailministry.org/tell_a_friend.asp

2) Please pray for this ministry. Pray that this ministry will reach
seekers and believers around the world.

3) Please support this ministry with your financial gifts. Consider
making a year end, tax deductible contribution. Contributions can be
made by check or online donation.

Contributions by check can be sent to:
E-Mail Ministry, Inc.
P.O. Box 6293
Plymouth, MI 48170

Online donations can be made via PayPal from the link at:

E-Mail Ministry is exclusively supported by its subscribers. I do not
accept any compensation for my efforts with this ministry. Donations
are solely used to offset the growing costs of this ministry. It is my
prayer that, like God’s grace, EMM always remains free.

E-Mail Ministry, Inc. is a recognized 501(c)(3) organization. For those
who don’t speak the U.S. tax code, E-Mail Ministry is now a recognized
non-profit organization and all donations made to E-Mail Ministry are
tax deductible on your U.S. federal income taxes.

In this Christmas season I ask that you bless those who have blessed you
and those who need your support.

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I would like to thank all of you for allowing me to perform this
ministry. I have enjoyed it greatly. I pray that you, and your loved
ones, will enjoy this CHRISTmas season.

God Bless All of You!

Have a blessed day!

— doug

— The Entire “Staff” of E-Mail Ministry

“E-Mail Ministry” is a trademark of E-Mail Ministry, Inc.