Gateway Vineyard’s Food Ministry’s 2nd annual Fundraising Dinner will be held on November 15, 2013 at 7:00pm at Gateway Vineyard Fellowship. This year’s event is called “The Heartstrings of Richmond” and features live performances and dramas honoring the great musical history of our city. We want you to come and discover Richmond’s amazing history while being given the opportunity to invest in our city’s future. Last year our fundraiser brought in over $12,000 to help provide food for the needy in the Richmond area.
Gateway Vineyard’s Food Ministry began in 2006 in a side room in the church building, serving about 20-40 families a week. Within a short time, we began to increase, adding on a food warehouse and box truck to handle the needs of our community. Our 4th Saturday Food Give-A-Way is open from 9:00am to noon and continues to serve the needs of the community. Gateway Vineyard’s Food Pantry serves an average of 300-400 households per month. Our staff and crew average a work force of 50-60 volunteers every month to complete all tasks involved in making the pantry a success. Gateway also provides emergency food bags that are distributed on an as-needed basis upon referral or approved emergency. The bags are distributed by appointment Monday through Friday.
Since 2006, Gateway has distributed over 1,250,000 lbs. of food and purchased over $120,000 from Gleaner’s food bank of Indiana. These numbers do not include food distributed from Midwest Food Bank and other sources. Please consider joining us on November 15, 2013 to help fund this vital ministry to our area. Tickets are available by calling (765) 966-6016 or purchasing online (go to our donation section and mark fundraiser). Cost is $25 per person or $125 per table. The night will also include a silent auction with items donated by individuals and local businesses.
In 2009, Jonathan released his first book, The School of the Seers, which has become a runaway bestseller. Then in 2011, he released Normal Christianity which is a complete paradigm shift for the modern Church. Not intending to slow down, in 2012 Jonathan released two more books: Eyes of Honor, which is being heralded as one of the best books ever written about sexual purity; and Raptureless, An Optimistic Guide to the End of the World. The year 2013 has already included the release of his fifth book, The Advancing Kingdom. While he continues to write more manuscripts and travels lecturing full-time, Jonathan also manages to remain relationally accessible on Facebook and writes a weekly blog at: RogueTheologian.com. In September 2013, Jonathan is launching the Supernatural Bible School Online. He is currently finishing his Doctorate in Theology.
For more information on Jonathan go to his website: http://www.weltonacademy.com
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The ministry of Dr. Leon van Rooyen has spanned over thirty-five years and five continents. As an apostolic leader, he has served as a missionary, pastor, teacher, evangelist, church planter, and relief worker throughout the globe. In both his public and private life, Dr. Leon strives to promote a love for God, a loyalty to the Church, and a passion for souls. In this case, he is committed to raising up servant-hearted leaders within the Body of Christ. From this vision, Global Ministries and Relief (GMR) was born.
As Founding President of GMR, Dr. Leon exemplifies that one can have a global vision without losing sight of the individual. Although reaching the masses is never far from his mind, specific and individual needs are undoubtedly close to his heart. As a result, much of his time is spent mentoring pastors, apostles, and developing leaders. In this case, he stands firm in his conviction that empowering these individuals through training is the greatest investment he can make. Every year, Dr. Leon travels to several nations to conduct leadership-training seminars in which he imparts powerful Biblical truths into thousands of eager spiritual leaders. Ultimately, he desires to foster maturity in these individuals and to see them reach their full potential by impacting their communities.
Although Dr. Leon now resides in Florida, he was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in South Africa. As an African, he understands the diversity of cultural needs and social concerns throughout his continent. Moreover, he is a compassionate man who has committed his life to aid the suffering. In this case, he has lived and worked in troubling areas, such as refugee camps, affected by civil war, famine, and flooding. Through these experiences, he has learned how to communicate effectively with people from all walks of life, from presidents and high-ranking officials to rural villagers. With this in mind, not only has Dr. Leon facilitated medical teams and equipment throughout the globe, he has also built numerous orphanages and fed thousands in their heartbreaking fight for survival. His ministry is ever-expanding and currently operates in the USA, Canada, India and the UK as well as in various parts of Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Unsurprisingly, Dr. Leon uses the motto of David Livingstone to describe his passion for the global harvest: “Anywhere, provided it be forward!”
Together with a united ministry team, Dr. Leon is resolved to train one million students. Thus far, he has launched over one thousand locally operated, church-based Bible schools or Schools of Ministry. In addition to having written numerous Bible training materials and books, Dr. Leon has developed an online Diploma program as well as an accredited Theological program. In an attempt to further expand his influence and accessibility, he has translated his training materials into a variety of languages such as Spanish, Telugu, Romanian, and Chichewa. With this in mind, GMR is currently committed to continue translating all training programs into even more languages including French, Urdu, Russian, Portuguese, and Swahili. Most recently, River Bible Institute the online Bible Training program was launched in almost every African nation.
Dr. Leon understands that global evangelism fundamentally begins with individuals who have experienced the healing, maturing, and equipping power of the Holy Spirit. With this in mind, Dr. Leon endeavors that every believer be equipped and mobilized for the purpose of the harvest by building the glorious Church.