De Von Jackson, M.D. Ministries, Inc - The Heavenly Mandate: "Tell People About My Son."



                                      
              Programs~

The De Von Jackson, M.D. Ministries [DJM] Scholarship is designed  to provide financial assistance to socio-economically disadvantaged students in their pursuit of higher education.  

Launching of the DJM Scholarship Program is effective January 2015.  Please see flyer below: 


                                                                        
       



                                                        
The Application Process includes completion of an application, submission of letters of recommendation and the arrangement of an interview with the DJM Scholarship Committee.




Ready to apply?  
Please click on the links below to download the 
DJM Scholarship Application (along with instructions for completion and eligibility criteria) and download the specific Recommendation Form (for Letters of Recommendation):





                          



                                     ACADEMIC YEAR 2019- 2020:
                APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE:   August 1, 2019





                                                             Events ~

Please click on the link below for details regarding the
College and Career Opportunity Program (CCOP). . .
an exciting event during which multiple professionals, representing an array of different industry careers, described their work and the educational training required for that position.  
Many  informational displays covered the walls--each describing a particular work industry and the impressive diversity of occupations available within it.  

Come and bring your Middle and/or High School student to this presentation of priceless information on careers and the college process.

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                       Complimentary Continental Breakfast
                                                                                         
                                                                               
                                                                      











Top Left:  Registration Desk

Attendees each received a packet which included an agenda, information regarding panelists and writing materials, in addition to a comprehensive Career Industry Package--similar in format to the informational wall displays.   

These packages detail the education and training required for each occupation within each industry, with descriptions of careers that require only high school diploma versus an Associates degree versus Bachelor's degree, etc.  
This broadens student awareness of the breadth of careers available and aids them in planning their future studies--tailoring their education to fit their career goals.  

                  



                        An Informational Wall Display
            











Both the morning and afternoon sessions, separated by a lunch break (brown bag lunches provided for all registrants), consisted of presentations by panels regarding their career paths, descriptions of their daily work activities and what they love about their work. Enthusiasm is contagious!  

 


Students and parents also had opportunity to interact with panelists through the Question & Answer period that followed the panelist presentations.  Further, students and parents engaged panelists in one-on-one discussions during the lunch and other break periods.




       






College and Career Opportunity Program 
on September 6, 2014



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                  Another College and Career Opportunity Program Event:   
                          A Tour of Sonoma State University!
   




              ~  Sonoma State University Tour  April 25, 2015  ~


Middle and High School students toured 
SSU Library, Recreation Center and the 
Student Center Lounge... 

On the far left...
Eveta  N. Jackson,  
(A SSU Alumnus)
Middle School English Teacher and Chaperone
Assistant Director of Education for
De Von Jackson, M.D. Ministries, Inc.









"I'm an Aspiring Actress and Costume Designer!"

(Local Student)









Current SSU Students served as Tour Guides, granting exposure to varied campus sites and concluding with students having lunch at the campus dining hall known as "The Kitchens" 

On the far left...
Monique L. Luke, M.Ed.
High School Resource Teacher and Chaperone
Director of Education for
De Von Jackson, M.D. Ministries, Inc.


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    One of the 2015 DJM Scholarship Recipients--
                                           Ms. Mia M. Elliott,
   Fundraising Chair of National Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 
   NAACP Representative for Black Students United 
   Liberal Studies Major at California State University, Monterey Bay







Mia Elliott in South Africa

















In the New Brighten Township with some of the local mama's who run the local shelter. 















                                                    Meet Dee Dee-- a child of the                                                                               SOS Children's Village in Port Elizabeth. 







        Mia states...

"First I would like to say thank you again for donating to a trip of a life time for me. I returned last week (July 2015) from my South Africa Trip. And I already miss it so much. I did not want to go in with many expectations--instead see what God had in store for me while in South Africa. 

I studied Human Rights, Conflict Management, and Community Service while there. At the end of my courses, we had to document our experience and capture what we learned. My group and I chose to do a video. This video captures what  Resilience and Reconciliation of the new democracy of South Africa looked liked to us. (Here is the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-zxlKyLGVA )  

Something amazing worth sharing is the principle of Ubuntu: "I am me because of you!"       
It is the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.  Such a beautiful philosophy! I wanted to grow as a person.  I wanted  to experience things that would push me out of my comfort zone and challenge me.  I wanted to be able to see the world from a different perspective and open my eyes to the world around me.  I am happy to say I was able to do that and so much more.  

I was able to grow in who I am and I was able to obtain a more specific perspective of what I want to do in the future.  I was also able to grow in my faith while abroad. I was a little nervous not to have my constant faith support while away.  But I learned that I always have the Lord and He is my biggest support system. My trip abroad has ignited a passion of traveling and I can't wait to continue learning on a global level. With much love and gratitude, I would like to thank you for making this trip possible."  








Mia with some of her peers at 
the National Arts Festival












                         South Africa
                         July 2015























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One of the 2015 DJM Scholarship Recipients--
                                           Ms. Miana Coleman,
Membership Coordinator of Black Student Union (BSU) of Sonoma State University
Art Studio Major at Sonoma State University



                                                

            First Day at Sonoma State University--                          
                      Moving into The Dorms...
                                                                                                       




              Preparing to begin Freshman Year!

                              August 2015









Looking back and reflecting on her first year as a University Student, Miana states:

          "If I was to give advice to a freshman coming in to a university, I would say-- 
Don't procrastinate, and if you are moving away from home, try to find a church-home. It will help you in the long run, especially being in a new area." 


                        ~  A  Few Highlights of This Past Year


  • Starting College 
  • Joining the Black Student Union (BSU) 
  • Starting the second semester on the BSU Board as Membership Coordinator 
  • Passing my classes both semesters 
  • Attending the African Black Coalition Conference:  "There I learned a great 
          deal about black history and heightened my knowledge of human rights."









           Miana (bottom right) along with classmates and
           colleagues in Santa Barbara, California while
           attending the "African Black Coalition" Conference
              (February 2016--Winter of Freshman Year)



         
The African Black Coalition was created in 2003 by Black students within the University of California system, who found the low admittance and retention rates of Black students intolerable. They work towards liberation for all African and African-American people.  



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         Another College and Career Opportunity Program:  

         Career Panel Presentation with Group Discussion 
            Involving Various Professionals and Students




 Panelists described a "Day In The Life" of        persons in their Profession




                    The Panel included persons working in  
                              a wide variety of Careers

                               







Attendees included elementary, middle school,
           high school and college students
                     ...and a few parents.

 




          Professions on The Panel included--
          
  • County Court Clerk  (Legal Career)
  • Registered Dental Assistant  (Dental Career)
  • Retail Marketing and Purchasing Agent  (Retail)
  • Registered Nurse  (Medical Career)
  • College Administrative Assist. (Administration)





       Below, 
Attendees, of all ages, were able to engage in
Question & Answer Session with Panelists.










        College and Career Opportunity Program 
                               on July 17, 2016






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One of the 2016 DJM Scholarship Recipients--
                                           Ms. Gabrielle Bains

"I did not know that this scholarship would bring so much to me and educate me in such a different way. I thank you so much for this and I cannot stress enough how greatly I appreciate this. It has really changed me life and I hope this essay reflects the life-changing experience I had."


"The Value of a Dollar"

"Everyone dreams of fulfilling a life goal, a vision. It might have been a thought they had when they were little, or a passion developed when they graduated from college, but everyone wants to have an established purpose. But it's the means of accomplishing the dream or goal that begin one's journey and defines who one shall become. And through certain steps you are able to become that person- whether through money, experience, relationships, prophesy, or in my case-education. And so with the help of God and this scholarship I was able to take that huge step to becoming who I believe I was meant to become.

I believe people change. I believe that as you grow older and experience different things, you start to think and understand differently, your begin to realize the smell of a flower rather than just the color. I also believe though there is something constant in everyone, a core, that makes you you, and nobody can take that away; your soul. So while I was studying away at Azusa Pacific University I constantly felt like something was missing internally. Like everyone was in on this big secret and I was left out because, well, I didn't know the secret. It was something about God. But I couldn't put my finger on it. I was going through trials and tribulations and was fighting sickness after sickness. Repeatedly I had questioned who I was, who I've been, and who I was going to be. I fought mental battles, to which some I lost and some ended in a truce from mental and physical fatigue. I cried out to God on multiple occasions and prayed harder and harder begging for a sweep of spiritual comfort. I had given up and felt empty.  


And then I felt Him move.  I felt the presence of something greater that took hold of my soul and carried me into battle with the full armor of God. I had an answer to the agonizing questions to which I desperately sought out an answer and had attempted to fill in the blank with that of false secular security. The answer to who I was, who I've been and who I was going to be, rained down on me when I could do nothing but look                         up. And I knew I was a child of God, I had been a child of God, and I would always be- a child of God. I had always struggled with hearing Him and feeling Him. I envied those who spoke in tongues or could speak His word or dance with the spirit moving from within and for so long I had truly believed that God had forgotten about me. That I was alone and unimportant. That I had no spiritual gift and I would continue to go through the motions for as long as I lived. 

But then this door was opened for me. It is the door that has stayed opened for the Caucasian male and the door that has been locked for generations and generations of African Americans. But we have found the loophole of which that door can be opened, a key that has been passed around. And because of that the next generation and next generation has the ability to hold open more and more doors and even create them. So with the blessings of God, I am writing this essay to you because just as someone finally held open a door for you, you did so for me. 

I was accepted into a Christian university- Azusa Pacific University, because this scholarship program opened that door for me and let me walk through it. But that is not the only door it opened for me. It allowed me to breakthrough and have that connection that I so craved and needed with God. I had fought to get to that school and this scholarship helped bring me there. I was blessed twice, and not many can say they were blessed so greatly once.

Here in America we hold the value of a dollar as the equivalent of the American Dream. The more dollars you have, the more access you have to a better world. Your chances of success rise, as your standard worries lower. It's like this "secret club", in the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, that one finally gets invited to after trying to obtain membership for years. Society has allowed a simple item such as money to become perverted, but with great hope, not beyond repair. 

But what this scholarship program does is more. It truly brings the real value of a dollar. It gives hope, creates doors. It educated me not only in an academic light to which I hold a great amount of importance, but it educated me spiritually as well. 

The school wasn't at the top of my list but I felt something pulling me there. And when I got there I went through a series of things that changed my mind, my heart, and my soul. I experienced something of the greater on that Christian campus. And I would have never had the place nor that exact experience if it were not for the impact and helping hand of this scholarship and more directly the ladies who bring this scholarship to those in need. And to those ladies, to those God helping hands, I say thank you and God bless you and I have begun my journey." 


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One of the 2017 DJM Scholarship Recipients--
                                           Ms. Hannah Pigg


"How did the DJM Scholarship impact my life and my educational pursuits?

Being a recipient of the DJM Scholarship has been a blessing beyond anything that I 
could imagine. Receiving this scholarship has made it possible for me to buy textbooks, pay for some of the costs of tuition, and help with other miscellaneous expenses. 

The DJM scholarship has been not only a great financial help, but has also positively impacted my educational pursuits. I am inspired to become the best student that I can be, and am happy to announce that in the two quarters I have been at UCSB, I have received all A’s in my classes.

 The DJM Scholarship has made it possible for me to pursue my dreams of becoming an attorney with the utmost confidence and faith in my future educational pursuits."










                           Hannah (far right) with some classmates 
                           from UC Santa Barbara!




















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One of the 2017 DJM Scholarship Recipients--
                                           Ms. Nour Homsi


"One of my best moments happened to me since I came to United States is receiving my first scholarship from Sister De Von (DJM).  

This scholarship is so meaningful to me because I received it at the instant I felt I was rejected by The United States.  I was not qualified for FAFSA neither Dream ACT program (both are financial aid 
programs for students) since I was an "illegal immigrant" (green card approved but had not yet arrived), and didn't live in US for at least three years.    
                                                        
My father's salary was not enough to cover college 
fees and tuition.  After few days of knowing that I 
was not qualified for FAFSA, I received an email 
from Sister De Von informing me that I was the 
DJM Scholarship Recipient for 2017. 

At that moment, that feeling of being not welcomed was vanished and I felt I was accepted.  The Scholarship helped me to pay for all of my books 
and reduce the payments for my classes.  Now I 
feel very motivated to apply for more scholarships." 




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One of the 2017 DJM Scholarship Recipients--
                                 Evangelist Yvette Carr


"Hi Dr. Jackson,

Thank you and your foundation so much for the $500 scholarship award.  It was 
such a blessing and it help me to meet the financial needs to further my education.  
I don't have any pics to offer but the money was used for course fees and supplies. 


I appreciate you and your foundation.  Most awards are given to young people and not so much is focused or given to older people furthering their education.  These days not all companies offer tuition reimbursement, so that leaves loans and paying out of pocket."  




Yvette Carr






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One of the 2018 DJM Scholarship Recipients--
                                           Ms. Alexus Greer


"Hello,

My name is Alexus Greer and I am so blessed to have been awarded a scholarship from De Von Jackson, M.D. Ministries, Inc. a few days before I found out that I was awarded the scholarship, I was very worried about how I was going to pay for my textbooks for my classes. I was filled with so much joy when I found out. My mom was also very excited and told Pastor Meeks about it and he announced it at church. 

Because of this scholarship, I finished the Fall semester of my senior year with a 3.8 GPA. Without the scholarship, I would not have the funds to purchase my books so I could study for exams and complete my homework. I am also thankful because I was able to save the rest of the money that I didn’t use during he Fall semester and save it towards the textbooks that I will need to purchase for the Spring semester. So now, all I need to do it focus on graduating." 

                                                                      
             

"This semester I was also able to go to Cal Poly Pomona for a CSU conference. I was able to go because I work on campus and I was asked to go by my supervisor. I was able to have a say in what happens on my campus and other CSU campuses. 

I am also very excited to say that I applied to The Ohio State University for graduate school and got accepted. 2019 will be a very exciting year for me because I will be getting my Bachelors in Social Work from Sacramento State and I will be starting the online Masters of Social Work program at Ohio State. 

Thank you so much for your help in my education."

Alexus Greer





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Benevolent Outreaches: 

The word benevolent means a "good action" or "a deed of  good(will)."  Since we have been charged by our Savior to occupy until He comes again, we must do as our Savior did--spread the Gospel (meeting spiritual needs) and help people (meeting natural needs) as acts of goodwill.  

Some of our Benevolent Outreaches are as below--


Hurricane Victims
A family who suffered great tragedy from Hurricane Harvey in Summer of 2017 in Texas.  They are having to essentially start their lives all over again.  Financial support was given.   This is a response to the Benevolent gift they received:     

"This is just to let you know that I received your letter and donation from the De Von Jackson, M. D. Ministries for (name).  It has been forwarded to him.  Thank you.
Please know that we are thankful to you and your members for your generosity.  (Name) and his family are grateful for the generosity of all those who have aided them in their recovery efforts.  Again thank you."


Senior Citizen in Need
An older single woman who is childless had an urgent need for a replacement vehicle.  Hers had become un-repairable.  Without one, her ability to continue to work (she is self-supporting) and retain her independence would be extremely difficult.  An excellent replacement vehicle had been located but funds were needed to purchase the vehicle.  Financial assistance was given.     


International Crisis Aid 
Through "Voice of the Martyrs" (VOM) ministry we can minister to displaced  and Persecuted Christians around the world thru the Action Packs, which contain a blanket, jacket or windbreaker, socks, T-shirt, bed sheet, bar of soap, etc.  They also contain a Bible or Gospel story book because per VOM:   
      “This vital spiritual food strengthens our brothers and sisters, enabling them to continue living for Christ despite hardships and persecution.”  These packs also encourage them, “knowing that their Brothers and Sisters in the USA have not forgotten them.”   Multiple Action Packs were purchased and sent. 


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Medical Outreaches:

The Fijian Islands
A shipment of a variety of quality medications to help the poor rural villagers of Fiji.  Vital, first-hand information was provided to us that many families, who reside outside of metropolitan areas of Fiji, are suffering greatly.  Many persons lack access to electrical power and general living conditions are poor.                                                                                                                                     
In particular, request was made for eye therapy (eye drops) due to the large number of Fijians suffering with red, dry, painful eye ailments--often being treated with drops of breast milk since no other treatments were accessible to soothe eye irritations.


They also lack access to the medical care that is much more readily available to those who live near or within cities.  If medical therapies are provided through us, these families can now receive quality treatments.  We are shipping directly thru a known Fijian Pastor/Evangelist.  Personnel are already in place to assist with distribution of medical treatments.  Medications were purchased and sent with our Fijian Pastor/Evangelist.





Letter from Our Contact Missionary/Pastor from Fijian Islands--


                                                                                                        5th June 2018

"To Whom It May Concern:

Dear Madam, 

I, Pastor Simione Navara, take this time to extend my sincere thanks and 
appreciation for the donations received from your ministry, during 
Summer of 2017.

The donations of books (Christian Literature) and medications had enhance
my present and future mission outreach, and evangelistic ministry in 
Fiji Islands.

Hoping that we will be working together in future."            


Yours Sincerely,

Simione Navara

Pastor Simione Navara






Multi-National Medical Outreach
Through "Voice of the Martyrs" (VOM) ministry we can further minister to Persecuted Christians who have been driven from their homes thru Religious  Extremists around the world.  The packs are customized in the field to fulfill specific needs in different nations, including Iraq, Syria, Sudan and Nigeria.  Family Med Packs include items such as:  bandages, medical tape, toothbrush & toothpaste, dental floss, chapstick, bar of soap, hair comb, nail clippers, infant formula, diapers, feminine hygiene products, pharmaceuticals (meds), etc.    Multiple Family Med Packs were purchased and sent.



Ghana, West Africa
Upon her return to Ghana for continued building of a high school in a small village, our Missionary to Ghana, Mother Mary McKelvy of Salvation Miracle Faith Ministry (SMF), was provided with a shipment of high quality medications. 

This shipment was especially highly anticipated due to its focus on skin care products.  Because so many Ghanians suffer with fungal and bacterial skin infections, particular efforts were made to secure anti-fungal and anti-bacterial topical treatments.  





In addition, an array of treatments were sent for common ailments, such as arthritis, stomach disorders, fevers, pain, etc. 


Considering the fact that treatments were 
needed for infants, children and adults, medications were provided in multiple formulations--drops, liquid, tablets and 
capsules. 
















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Evangelistic Outreaches:

"Wall Street Evangelism"  
Evangelistic efforts are often focused on the poor and disenfranchised (providing food, clothing, shelter for the homeless, etc.), which is definitely Biblical to do.  Yet, we must not fail to fulfill the Great Commission to “Go ye into all the world…”  
Professionals (“The Wall Street Crowd”) also desperately need Christ.  Targeted Evangelistic materials were purchased and distributed intermittently thru the years.



"God's Word for China"
Such a wonderful opportunity came our way through the American Bible Society, which for over a century has spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world.  They provide Bibles that are translated into the native language of the people--this greatly increasing the effectiveness of Bible distributions.  Thank God we were blessed to send 150 Chinese Bibles to the wonderful people of China.  What a privilege!  And we are so grateful to The Lord!



"God's Word for Angola/South Sudan"
The in-depth study of God's Word is one of the most vital and enriching experiences for all Believers of every nation.  Unfortunately, so very many of our brothers and sisters around the globe do not have access to the Holy Bible at all.  But the Lord is changing that!  The Jimmy Swaggart Ministries has produced a powerful tool to study the Word of God entitled the Expositor's Study Bible, which is scholarly and comprehensive yet simple to understand.  We were blessed to send a full case of these Bibles--in their native language--to Pastors and Church Leaders who will preach and teach across Angola (in Central Africa) and/or South Sudan (in Northern Africa).  Praise God!   



"God's Word for Fiji"   
The church is growing in the Fijian Islands, and Believers in Fiji need Bibles—especially study Bibles.  We were able to find and send multiple copies of two wonderful options:           
NKJV Giant Print Personal Size Reference Bible.  Sale: $7.99 (Reg $24.99)           
NKJV Personal Giant Print Reference Bible.  Sale: $8.99 (Reg $19.99) 
          
In response to the request of our Fijian brothers and sisters for Bible study notes and outlines, many copies of  Topical Bible Study Guides (written by Dr Jackson) were sent to the people of Fiji at no charge.   Further, multiple other Bibles were purchased and sent thru our Fijian Pastor/Evangelist.





"God's Word for Nigeria"
Yet again, the blessing of spreading the Gospel in fulfillment of the Great Commission from Christ:  "Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel..." (Mark 16:15).  Through our Nigerian Missionary/Pastor, we had the joyful opportunity to send an array of Bibles and Bible Study materials to our fellow Believers in Nigeria, West Africa.  The shipment included:
(1)  Over 250 Sunday School books and Bible Study books (including materials for adults and age-appropriate lessons designed for children)
(2)  2 Year-Long Sunday School Lesson Commentaries
(3)  90 copies of Meet My Best Friend--His Name is Jesus  with Expanded Edition Study Guides 
(4)  150 "Gospel of John" booklets  
(5)  Varied Bible Study materials:  Study Bibles, New Testaments, The Bible Promise Book, etc.




"God's Word for Zambia"    
An Open Door to aid the precious believers in Lusaka, Zambia in Central Africa through Nations Mission Church of God in Christ (COGIC) congregation there led by Bishop Justine Gondwe.  He is very active in ministry thru preaching and teaching and travel.   He stated they “desperately” need Bibles and Christian study materials.

                      (1) We helped to send 100 Sunday School, Bible Study & YPWW Books 
                      Note:  YPWW is a youth-focused Bible Study created and published by 
                      the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) headquarters in Memphis, TN.

                      (2) Plus 75 Copies of Meet My Best Friend--His Name is Jesus Study 
                      Guides.  These two shipments were done jointly 
                      with Greater Powerhouse COGIC in Santa Rosa, California under the    
                      leadership of Pastor/Administrative Assistant John Jackson 

                      (3) In addition, DJM shipped approximately 100 KJV New Testaments in
                      December 2017 as a Christmas Gift! 



           




Right Below:  Sunday School books awaiting arrival
 of the students...


          




Above:  Bible Study Classes praying together








         







          Left:  Men studying their Sunday School and 
          Bible Study lessons while on break...at work! 










            Right:  Open Air Sunday School is in session!










Right:  Bishop Justine and First Lady Vailin Gondwe of Nations Mission Church of God in Christ (COGIC) located in Lusaka, Zambia, Africa.  They are leading this wonderful ministry and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the area!   

They have driven to rural areas outside of Lusaka to teach from the same Sunday School, Bible Study and  YPWW booklets.  These areas include Nkonkwa, Mungule churches, remote Kisasa and more. 
  
Additionally, they have opened a Lending Library with these materials!  Already persons are borrowing the books for their Home Family Bible Devotions and other Group Bible Studies.  

Also, they have begun a series of Discipleship Classes using the  Meet My Best Friend--His Name is Jesus! Study Guides, written by               Dr De Von Jackson.  Copyright in 2013.
 
These Study Guides are in-depth studies of the Person and Ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ.  They include a study of the Names of Christ, all the Miracles of Christ and all the Parables taught by Christ.  Further, it has a table of key Bible Prophecies regarding the Messiah and their New Testament fulfillments.  It also includes an outline for New Believers entitled,  "I've Just Become a Christian...But What Does that Mean?"  


Bishop J. Gondwe states: 

"It is a miracle to connect with you and your ministry at such a time as this.  We are very grateful to you and to the Lord for the material that has already started changing lives in a very powerful way.  The classes are awesome now and the discipleship programs with your book is taking shape .  May the Lord bless you for it.  We are praying for you and your ministry to keep doing what the Lord has called you to.  We love you and appreciate you."



                                    He also states:

"Good morning Dr De Von Jackson.  How are you and the family.  We received the booklets and we are currently running a class of disciples with them.  We are so grateful.  I am going through your website and watching messages on your YouTube Channel too.  Came across your scholarship program.  Are children from here eligible?  We have lots of students who need help with tuition and exam fees."   

And, of course, our response was "Yes!"  What a privilege to help educate children in varied nations of the world!  Thank you Lord Jesus!