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Homeless holding up hats and gloves from WI

Psalm 112

1Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. 2His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. 3Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. 4Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. 5A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

6Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. 7He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. 8His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. 9He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. 10The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish

Greetings,

Well no matter where you go people are hustling around buying gifts for one another, some for Christmas and some for Hanukkah. It is a boost for our economy but for others it is a real burden to buy presents that many just cannot afford. I am not trying to tell people not to buy by any means just stating a fact.

While I do not agree with the date of December 25th as being Messiah’s birthday, I do pray that people really do look at the real Messiah and try to extend the seasonal kindness I see so many display to the rest of the year. Loving one another as ourselves is a big job and it is some thing we are supposed to extend 24/7, 365 days a year, not something done in just one month.

Loving our heavenly Father first as Yeshua stated to be the greatest commandment in the Law is something that we need to pursue in each of our lives. Being politically correct and not speaking out when people try to take Yeshua out of the equation is just really against the whole concept of being Christian which means being Christ like or Messiah like.

Do you think Yeshua would turn His head to abortion, Homosexuality, lying, stealing, obscene talk, promiscuity in movies and really in all media and about all things. If He would not then why do believers think it’s okay just to turn their heads and be silent?

Remember we are to be like Him.

Then we come to the giving thing, first and for most the early Church or early believers gathered money to care one for another. The Money was not used for large buildings with such outlandish things inside such as tennis courts or bowling allies, yes there is a church about 7 blocks from the Wichita Mission Church such as this.

Money is supposed to be used to further the salvation of others and to care for the poor, not for cathedrals that stretch into the sky. The House of God should be a storehouse of God so the believers do not want for lack of food and so that the Gospel is furthered. The real poor will not even walk into these places let alone really be found welcome.

There really needs to be some cleaning up in the body of Yeshua in all sects of belief not just Sunday keepers but among the Sabbath keepers alike. As I said people right now are keeping both Christmas and 8 days of Hanukkah the feast of Dedication  (most believers celebrate the light of Yeshua coming into the world as Mary was impregnated with Yeshua during this feast) no matter which day or days you keep we should all look deeper into ourselves and make sure that we are indeed being Messiah-like all year round.

On the subject of December 25th, no we do not keep it but we are always open on December 25th. Why? Because most everything and everybody takes that day off. Stores are closed, the library is closed and the agencies that care for the homeless are also closed. So on that day they cannot get in the hangouts to get warm and must stay out side in most cases. This makes and extra day for us which means food, plates, gas etc…each day we are open not counting electric, water, gas bills etc. cost about $300 at the least to open. So we will be open on December 25th as a normal day without any fanfare, when the homeless say Merry Christmas we will wish them Happy Hanukkah but we need to be open!

Oh yes the pictures are last Friday of heavy duty winter, socks, hats, and gloves being given out. They have been shipped to us every year for the last what 7 years? from a family in WI. The homeless really look forward to these it is a great blessing. We gave out about half of what they sent on Friday and tomorrow Tuesday those they did not get them will show up as  they will have seen the others with theirs. I pray the father really greatly blesses this family that sent them, as these things are so looked forward to and needed by the homeless.

Also during December we see generally a massive drop in donations, it is generally our worst month for donations. We mailed a newsletter out but have yet to receive much from it. We however are paid up in bills to date due to a large donation of $5,000 that came in and from our online supporters, as well as some mail-in donations that were not reactions from the mail out newsletter. May the Father bless all of you!

We do need to stock food, medications, plates (paper products, mom is praying for $300 to go to Sam’s warehouse for this and stuff like pasta, vegtables..etc) medications I go to the dollar tree and buy. I get great deals on soaps, meds, and tolitries there.

OH yes if you donate by pay-pay and you for what ever reason decide that you need an in the postal mail thank you card, let me know and I will mail you one, email me for the details.

We are still in faith that this ministry is fixing to go through a positive change maybe even still this year, so keep up the intercessory prayers for us and please help if you can!

In His Perfect Peace,
Pastor Dan Catlin Messiah’s M
inistry

Wichita Mission Church

http://www.wichitahomeless.com/

900 south Broadway, Whichita, Ks

Romans 1:16

16For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

 17For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith:

as it is written,

The just shall live by faith.

 

 

Greetings Saints,

 Someone asked me how my faith was, after some thought and prayer it came though like this or close to it.

 I believe without one shadow of a doubt that our family is doing what the Father appointed us to do. We are “warning the world as it happens” as he called us to do. I am caring for the people as he called me to do and confirmed many times over and over with miracles of healed people, demons (of the Linda Blair type so to speak), 1000,s upon 1,000’s of people fed, ministered to etc, of never letting us down since he placed us in this ministry with a confirmation of 1000’s of dollars worth a food as well as a testimony from Steve Quail of just how the Father told him verbally to help us. That testimony is found on this link. http://messiahsbranch.org/mission_gotstarted.htm

   I know that he will provide, our Prophetic News list was created out of prayers, you see I was doing research for the Prophecy Club news letter and my own ( Mail out newsletters) way back in the 1990’s and I felt that the articles I did not use would be going to waste not sharing them with others.

 So the people on my PNS list andMissionupdate list became a large part of the supporters for this ministry. We also get support from that mail out newsletter (which has not gone out for May) and from radio. These are the people that when I pray about it the Father points me to ask.

  I know that things are bad or course I do I work with the kind of people that the economy is hurting in the extreme. I know that it is not supposed to be easy, that ministries should have some of your blood in them, which means sacrifice.

  It is just like fasting, fasting hurts, it is hard not easy, well this is how you should be all the time in your efforts to follow HIM. You must place HIM first and HIS work no matter how hard it hurts.

 Also when you make efforts to donate your time money or other resources to the Kingdom that should all be the same way, gifts that are serious, and these you will gain a reward in heaven for, as that should be your goal anyway.

 We right now are getting what we need but we are faced with much, but we will not be moved I know he will provide, that is my faith, I ask you for sacrificial prayers for this ministry and if you feel led to help then please do so in the manner that the Father tells you.

  Our family will keep going as long as we can breath or until he tells us to stop, as am obedient and do what HE has told us to do, as best I can. I told the news media when they asked when would you stop? I said “when they stop coming though the door” and come though the door they do, needing miracle prayers, food, clothing, first aid, counseling, the gospel, Bibles, shoes, someone to cry on, well that list goes on.

 We care for mean, women, and children, many more women this year so far, as last year was the biggest for women this year I fell will be much larger.

 One day I fell HE will give us funding for an increase, but then again we increase with people daily with half as much to do it with…..

 I know that I am in HIS will and I would be no other place, so if it is tough as Yeshua warned us that if they hated Him then clearly the world would hate us, he never said it would be easy to follow Him but who cares about gaining the whole world the loosing one’s soul!

  I have given my life for HIM and HIS works, I could do nothing else…

Lift us in prayer and help if you can, we are in a time of great need.

In His Perfect Peace, Pastor Dan Catlin

Messiah’s Branch

 Donation info at this link below

http://www.prophecyhour.com/p/contact-information-and-usful-items.html

Matthew 5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

 
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Greetings,
Wow today we are really packed; we have 40 chairs in one room, 3 in another and two picnic tables outside, and a table outside! We have standing room only, we have served over 200 eggs with cheese on Tortilla shells (no bread Unleavened Bread week).
 On the way here we were wondering about where to pull money from to buy meat etc for supper. Then a man drops by from the city of Clearwater with, about 25 pounds of hamburger, large cans of vegetables, toiletries, painkillers, some socks and even some candy bars! He listens to our radio program and says we are right on the money; we thank the Father for sending him!
  We ask you today to keep praying for this ministry, as with many other people gas prices are killing us! Today the bus needs gas and I am sure from somewhere it will come. We log 60 miles one way to get here then have to run around to the store etc then of course use the bus for rides. It would be better if we had a car to get here that was cheaper on gas, I think I must only be getting about 10 miles a gallon…but it is what it is…but the people are being fed, clothed, cared for, ministered to, and miracle prayers are being given…
Lift us in prayer and help if you can,
In His perfect peace, Pastor Dan Catlin
Have a great Sabbath
Luke 7:21
22Yeshua answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them. 23“And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

James 2:17
17Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
 As he walks in the door the people all look at him with great expectations some look like they are in pain, others hungry, others just look worn out and cold. He rushes on to his office to take his coat off and pray.
“Father just how are we going to provide today?” About that time the Pastor’s Wife walks in the office “well I forgot that case of salmon I had at home, so with no money I do not know what I am going to feed the people? Oh well somehow some way” She says as she heads out the door.
   Now the people start to ask “ Pastor do you have pain killers, I need gloves, have you got socks, I lost my coat, what are you having for dinner,” It just goes on and on as the pastor tries’ to look strong he says “ My pockets are dry today”
  Then a call comes and he has to go out and pick up even more people as the place is already packed, he wonders where gas money will come from for bus that is almost on empty. He knows as his wife does that somehow someday they will make it through the day and the greatest needs will be met somehow, someway. He knows that way is by having faith when all else fails he knows that he is in HIS Father’s will.
  The city outside just goes on without notice of these people because the Holiday season has passed so much of the well doing will stop until next year, so sad. You see during the season that just passed the people in the city mad an effort to help the people with clothing, socks, food etc…but as teh season passed so did the giving.
  These people in the gap in services will have to just rely on the pastor you see the People know the pastor and his wife, they know that when he has it they have it, today they all rejoice in the food mom will make and the warm building they are in and know that God the Father loves them because the pastor and his wife were sent to them from 60 miles away.
 Help The Wichita Mission Church, make a donation today here
Or mail one in to 900 south Broadway, Wichita, Ks 67213
316-619-4886

Greetings,

 Messiah’s Branch ” Mission Church” will be sharing their 11th Thanksgiving with the homeless. The Day will start at 1 PM and dinner will be served at 3:30 PM. Foot ball will be shown all day long.

  By request of the homeless found in the gap in Services have asked to do a sleep over so the Mission Church will be open all night Thursday night.

 Messiah’s Branch Mission church is a family church located at 900 south Broadway. Pastor Dan Catlin and His wife Linda Catlin have been driving over to Wichita for the last 11 years opening on Tuesdays and Fridays as a day center for the homeless.

 They give egg sandwiches out from 1-3 PM and a meal at 4:30 PM. The reason for only two days a week is that their homeless is 60 miles away so that makes it a 120 mile round trip. There is a clothing closet, they do first, and really many other things.

 Pastor Dan is widely known all over the city by the many thousands upon thousands they have helped over the years. Many in the homeless community rely on the Catlins for many things other than the physical, spiritual needs are met such as prayers, comfort, family atmosphere, basically LOVE.

   To know what all they do you would just have to come see.

 They also have in the past acted as overflow and everything they do is not funded by any agency or the government in any manner, mostly they rely on a radio program twice a week to bring the funding in.

  Right now they are trying after 11 years to bring in donations from Wichita as do to the economy it donations from across the world and the USA outside of KS have slowed down. Messiah’s Branch is the last hope for people without hope.

 If you would wish and interview call Pastor Dan at 316-619-4886, email pastor@wichitahomeless.com , or drop by open times are Tuesdays and Fridays 1 PM till 6 PM and Thanksgiving 1 PM open all night as overflow.

 Oh yes if you wish to really see them and see what others have said about them go to

http://www.wichitahomeless.com/links.html

In His Perfect Peace, Messiah’s Branch

Matthew 5:2

3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

6Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Greetings,
 Today when we opened we filled up all the chairs and there was standing room only, our best guest is we had about 80 people in here, we have 40 chairs and a bench inside and two picnic tables outside.
 When I I got back in the bus from picking up people the helpers from the US Air-Force were here, they dropped off some bags of clothing and some tolitries. They save up the tolitries when they are shipped around and bring them in. In the bags of clothing that came was some coats and some much needed boots for the man who cooks egg sandwiches for us. They also renewed their offer to do work on the building, we have a awaing that needs built, but no funds yet for it…..
 There were three litte girls about maybe 3-4 years old her waiting on food and clothing with there mom. The Bench is from a church and it is in the hallway, well they were jumping up and down on it making noise, as I walkked by I heard their mom say ” stop, too much noise” So I tuned around and got up on the bench with them and jumped up and down, it was very funny…..I love children.
 Two women came from my doctor’s office with offering of some food and other things, that was a real blessing!
 My sister is talking with a local new station about doing a clip about us, they seem real interested, but you can never tell about the media…..
  We are starting to get things rounded up for Thanksgiving Amen, I know the Father will not let the people go hungry, money is trickling in but nothing has been shut off yet, Amen….
 I am in great need of large print KJV Bibles and over the counter pain meds, but again I sure He will provide just as we got gloves the other day we are in bad need of gloves coats and hats…..
 The people are so thankful and they they know that what we do is because of Yeshua and come expecting miracles and mostly they get them, just us being here and open is a miracle, the people understand.
 If you are reading this and live in Wichita or somewhere close, come by and see what we do, maybe you will find the work we do worthy of your support? If you want to make a donation use this link support online or look for the pay-pal link if need be you can call me, 316-619-4886…..
It was a good radio program with former PLO terrorist Walid Shoebat, we had a good talk you should listen if you have not, he helped renew my spirits as he talked about tribualtion that those who follow Messiah will go through and how the church is in denial of tribulation, but that is part of the walk for those who truley follow HIM, as HE said.
 Lift us in prayer and help if you can, we are not going anywhere no matter what the devil thinks!
In His Perfect Peace,
Pastor Dan Catlin
Messiah’s Branch

TERRIBLE

Matthew 25:41 

Greetings,

 Today I thought I would help in the kitchen while my wife was gone and cut up potatoes to fry. Over the sound of me chopping 20 pounds of potatoes I hear this cough, cough, hack, hack, wheeze…..So I still my head out in the hall and it’s the woman who is waiting, praying that I will come up with the money to fill her prescriptions.

 You see the hospital let her out with a bad bought of asthma and bronchitis, she flat could not breath! So I loaded her into the bus which thank the Father had enough gas to make it to the hospital and back.   

 It does not make any sense to me, let her out only to have her come back and run up thousands of dollars more in hospital costs which could have been avoided if they just would have given her the medications she needs?

 So what will happen, well she will get calmed down and they might keep her over night but the same thing will happen no inhaler, no meds, so back to the hospital if she even makes it before she dies, I mean really.

 You know how hard it was to listen to her suffer? You see when I say I am broke I mean it, all the money that comes in goes to mission bills and caring for the people including over half of my personal income, no complaints but this is a ministry of faith we have many people to care for and if I will give my last $1 to help them, literally…

 Today I have a ministry bringing enough food for a meal and some other items, a real blessing.

 Keep praying with me for more support for this ministry and it would be a great thing if we had Wichita support in this our 11 year, but I really do not care where it comes from as long as it comes, and of course it all comes from the Father….as normal the preacher is the brokest guy on the block.

 Lift us in prayer and help if you can,

 
In His Perfect Peace,
Pastor Dan Catlin
Messiah’s Branch

41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Terrible

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