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About Veterans for Christ

My name is Mike Saunders out of Shady Acres Baptist Church, Pastor Danny Farley.  The Lord called me to the Veterans for Christ Ministry in September of 2015. There are Approximately 181,000 Veterans just in Harris County where we live.  We have an open door to visit at the Michael E. Debakey Veterans Hospital here in Houston where there are from 1,000 to 1,500 patients there in different areas five days a week.

In addition there are two apartment buildings close to downtown with 1,100 Veterans living there who are without families. According to VA policy we are not able to have services there or go door to door soul-winning. However, we can go there and visit with them any time in the recreation/dining area where we have made many friends and have brought some to church. One Navy Veteran, Robert Young was saved this past December and is a blessing to everyone he meets.  You can enjoy his testimony in the Veteran Presentation.

We have two goals. One is to give these men and women the gospel and bring them to church to hear the preaching. The other is to have them spend as much time with us to learn the joy of the Christian life and get a burden for souls themselves.

 

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Ron. Vietnam Veteran. 155 MM Howitzer 109 Mechanic. Rockville, IN (1)

Ron. Vietnam Veteran. 155 MM Howitzer 109 Mechanic. Rockville, IN

Ron. Vietnam Veteran. Artillery. Rockville, IN (2)

Ron. Vietnam Veteran. Artillery. Rockville, IN

Rev. Walter Taylor Sr. Baptist Pastor Lexington, Ky. Marching beside Martin Luther King in Frankfort, KY 1964. To the right of MLK is Jackie Robinson.

Rev. Walter Taylor Sr. Baptist Pastor Lexington, Ky. Marching beside Martin Luther King in Frankfort, KY 1964. To the right of MLK is Jackie Robinson.

Loading gift bags for Mercer County Fair at Bluegrass Pike Baptist Church. Danville, Ky. Pastor Travis Alltop

Charles Burkhead. Vietnam Veteran. Mercer County Fair. Harrodsburg, KY.

Charles Burkhead. Vietnam Veteran. Mercer County Fair. Harrodsburg, KY.

Brother Walter Taylor Jr. Marines. Vietnam. Force Recon. Called air strikes on Ho Chi Min Trail

Brother Walter Taylor Jr. Marines. Vietnam. Force Recon. Called air strikes on Ho Chi Min Trail

Ben Broyles. Driver for Carnival at Mercer County Fair. Harrodsburg, KY. Been saved one month.

Ben Broyles. Driver for Carnival at Mercer County Fair. Harrodsburg, KY. Been saved one month.

I left Houston on May 18 for a meeting in Arkansas and Mississippi. Since then the Lord has opened doors for me to minister to Veterans all along the way. After the Memorial Day Event in Batesville, MS, brother Tim Ellis, brother Pat McMahon and I had a service at the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford on Wednesday, May 30th. I was invited to speak at the Batesville Exchange Club on Wednesday morning June 6th. Calvin, pictured with the VFW that invited me to come speak at the VFW on Thursday June 7th. The Women's Auxiliary Club cooked a good supper. What an encouraging evening we had as I was able to tell these men that America is great because we have a great God that planned it that way. They were glad and hopeful when the meeting was over and I loved the question and answer time we had. Everyone received military New Testaments and tracts and the Lord was pleased. Everyone I've met on the road has been very receptive to the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Mississippi State Veteran's Home of Oxford, Mississippi

George Dickey. 93 years old. Three Purple Hearts from action in WWII. One of the ladies asked
him how he got them. He replied, "It wasn't easy!"
George Dickey. 93 years old. Three Purple Hearts from action in WWII. One of the ladies asked him how he got them. He replied, "It wasn't easy!"

March 2018 Update

Mr. Vince Grenfell a 94 year old WWII Veteran was saved February 24th in the Sunday afternoon service at DeGeorge At Union Station Veteran Apartments.

Mr Grenfell photo

December 2017 Update

Brother Doug Williams, Martin, and I

A very special "Thank You!!" to OMNI Construction Inc. in Beachwood, Ohio for their generous donation of 47 bundles of unusable lumber to G.I's Friend Inc. Total value is $56,000.00 and we were able to sell it for $18,500.00. A warm "Thank You!!" to their project manager, Doug Williams, our friend for many years out of Hamburg, NY, who initiated the donation, and to Mr. Dennis Opsitnik, OMNI's Controller who gave the OK to release it to G.I's Friend Inc. 100 Percent of all donations are used to assist the Veterans of Texas and we are looking to do more for them in 2018. 

Veterans Breakfast and Christmas Gifts

October 2017 Update

The bus is paid off and we have a new paint job and the Title!

The photo below is Tim, the painter and his wife/helper Melody and I at Interstate Bus Sales, Anahuac, Tx.

Tim and Melody

The photo below is Greg Simon, who  is an Army Veteran. Specialist E-4 Anti- Tank Weapons. He is now the manager at Interstate Bus Sales. Brother Greg was saved September 19th in his office at the bus company. He's got circulation problems in his feet and needs our prayers.

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The photos below are with Mrs. Lynda Green, Director of DeGeorge Veteran Facility, at the Houston Stand Down Event helping Veterans affected by the flood from Hurricane Harvey. We were able to get out many Military New Testaments and Chick tracts to the Veterans attending.

 

Veteran for Christ Veteran Appreciation Lunch

5/20/2017  - "Food donated by H-E-B Grocery"

Recent Ministry Photos

The Picture Below is:
with
Mr. James Rosso - WWII POW Germany
Birthday Party March 22nd 2017 -He turned 102 Years Old
Mr Rosso
The Picture to the Right is: 
Brother Anthony Johnson (Center) - 
Corporal - Marines 

We at Veterans For Christ were able to purchase the necessary tools so Anthony could return to work as a barber.

 

To the left is Brother Robert Shaw at Daigle's Barber Shop in Pasadena, Texas. Brother Robert was able to get the order shipped to Brother Anthony within four business days.
Anthony Gets His Tools

Ministry Photos

Contact Us

Mike Saunders

Phone - 281-460-7355

Mailing Address: 
PO Box 1478 
Tomball, TX 77337

Support / Sending Address: 
Shady Acres Baptist Church
7330 Vogel Road
Houston, TX 77088
Pastor Danny Farley

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