Introducing our Founder – Abraham
Founder of ‘For Your Good Ministries’; There’s ‘ONLY ONE’ short books series’, author of other books, and Conference Teacher.
Abraham became husband to his beautiful wife Vanessa in 1983. They bore two children who today are aged 35 and 33 respectively. Both their children are happily married and have blessed them with three of the grandest of grandsons now aged seven, four, and three years old.
Abraham and Vanessa adopted two other precious children from their birth; daughters who are now 17 and 14 years old respectively.
Both Abraham and Vanessa came from challenging childhoods and boast the testimony of how God can totally transform lives.
Abraham always talks about the transforming power of the Word of God. He credits all he may have become, all he may know, all he teaches, and all God has done through his many ministry years, to the transforming power of the Word.
Abraham is a Word man; he’s a man who gets revelation from the Word. It is this deep revelation of the Word, that is impacting so many lives. Many people comment on the depth of deposit in Abraham’s heart, his deep love for all peoples, and the immense wisdom he has.
Abraham is an author. He writes into multiple areas that relate to daily life challenges as well as into various ‘confused/confusing’ doctrines. When Abraham writes the Word of God comes alive. Abraham has a father’s heart and is the Pastors Pastor.
Abraham too is a Conference or Context speaker who teaches and trains into many areas. These include among others, Pastors Training and Equipping, Marriage and Family, including Parenting, the healing and restoration of the broken marriage and family in its various representations. He also teaches into the mental, emotional, physical, and circumstantial situations of the individual.
Abraham, as our founder, founded the ministry based on the following scripture: –
“For I long to be with you, that I may impart some good gift ‘FOR YOUR GOOD”.
In essence this scripture is conveying God’s heart, which is for your good! Consequently, Abraham felt God say he was to call the ministry – “For Your Good” Ministries – We exist expressly ‘for your good’.
Whatever the situation of your life our good God has a good solution to it. There is no situation beyond God’s good solution and outcome; no situation at all!
It is our deep trust and expectation that you will find this ministry to be “For Your Good”.
‘FOR YOUR GOOD’ – THE VISION – “TO GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND MAKE DISCIPLES”.
Matthew 28v19-20 – The Great Commission
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
‘FOR YOUR GOOD’ – OUR HEART
11 “For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, for your good.”
This is the founding scripture of ‘For Your Good’ Ministries.
In this scripture Paul is ‘writing’ about a deep longing and desire that was in his heart. He longed to be with them that he may impart some spiritual gift for their good.
‘For Your Good’ Ministries longs and desires to impart some good gift ‘For Your Good’.
6 Be strong and courageous, because you will help the people ‘to’ take possession of the land, I swore ‘to’ give them.
Our heart is a heart to ‘help all’ to take possession of what God has already given them in Christ. The Word of God is an ‘unveiler’ of what we have; of what God has given us; of what we’ve already gotten.
MISSION – HOW WE WILL ACHIEVE THE VISION
By reaching out as far and as wide as possible to disciple all peoples throughout all the world by the teaching of the Word of God – Scripture/The Bible.
VEHICLES – WAYS OF ACHIEVING THE VISION
- Pastors Conferences, Training & Equipping contexts
- Marriage and Family Seminars
‘For Your Good’ Ministries – Let’s Partner together and change the world.
‘For Your Good’ Ministries has three primary objectives as its vision. These include: –
- ‘For Your Good’ Ministries has the vision to reach the world through its many books and resources. The Ministry desires to reach all peoples ‘where they are at’ in a personal and intimate way by availing books in both soft (eBooks) and hard copy (Printed copy).
- ‘For Your Good’ Ministries is also a Ministry that reaches out to Pastors and Churches through its books, Pastors Conferences, and training of Leaders contexts.
- ‘For Your Good’ Ministries also teaches into Marriage and Family, and Parenting, through its Conferences and Training sessions.
A note from Abraham our Founder to our Partners: –
We have a HUGE vision as a Ministry – To reach out to and impact the world!
Matthew 28v18-20 – “Go ye into ‘all’ the world.”
It is our Partners who make the vision possible. Without our most valued and appreciated Partners our vision would be unattainable. We’re a Team attaining our HUGE vision together!
May I take this opportunity of thanking and appreciating every one of our precious Partners all around the world for making this vision possible – You are a deep blessing to both this Ministry and to me personally; I love, value, and appreciate, each one of you most dearly – You are and ever will remain a point of my daily prayer.
To those who are prayerfully considering partnering together with us, we say thank you, and to those who do decide to partner with us we say – “Welcome to the Team, thank you, let’s walk together and impact the world – God Bless you!”
19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
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When is the best time to go to the Word? = “In the Beginning.”
1 In the beginning ‘was the Word’, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Imagine how many marriages, the raising of children, choices of career, lost jobs, business failures, relational breakdowns, would have been avoided if we consulted with the Word before we embarked on any of the aforementioned.
Conversely, how many elongated challenging situations would be solved if we went to the Word right now to find our solution to the problem.
Jeremiah 1v12b says that “God is watching over His Word to perform it”. This word perform means – to fulfil the Word; bring it into existence; bring it to pass; bring it into manifestation; fulfil or realise its promise.
There is only one ‘sure thing’ on the planet, in our lives, today, and it is the Word of God. As we find the scripture/s that relate to a new season we are going into; or, as we find these same scriptures in the areas we are battling in, so we have found our guaranteed solution. When we apply these scriptures by faith; IE by a corresponding application, so the all-powerful Word goes to work on our behalf and God ‘takes responsibility’ to watch over His Word and fulfil it.
I’ve had the privilege of taking hundreds of weddings over the years. I too have counselled into hundreds of marital breakdown situations. Whenever I start training or counselling into marriage I always say – “If both of you as spouses will agree to adopt the Word of God regarding marriage then I can guarantee you that your marriage will work out; the Word has never failed.”
Go to the Word in the beginning of any new venture and/or at the beginning of any challenging or breakdown situation you may be in. Apply that Word by Faith and watch God ‘watch over it’ and bring it to pass!
Our fondest love and blessings to one and all – Abraham