Monday, December 30, 2013

End of the Year Financial Information

We know you are receiving a lot of requests for end of the year financial support. If God has placed it on your heart, any end of the year charitable gifts must be postmarked by December 31st to be included on your 2013 Giving Statement. Gifts can be sent to:
3:18 Ministries  P.O. Box 349  Globe, AZ  85502
You can also give through the Paypal "Donate" link on the top right of the main page on our website. Thank you for your partnership with 3:18 Ministries!
2013 Giving Statements will be sent out by February 1, 2014.  Also, any supporter who would like a copy of our financial report can request one by emailing  We believe 100% in financial accountability and financial transparency.  Financial reports will be sent out by February 1st as well.
We cannot do what God has called us to do without your support.  Thank you!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

2013 Christmas Project

We are excited to announce our 2013 Christmas project!  We will be doing our 2nd Annual Book Drive, as well as planning a Christmas Family Fun day for the San Carlos community, providing gifts for the children at the San Carlos Apache Youth Home, and blessing the young men and their families who work construction with us.

How can you help?  There are THREE ways!  First, you can send new books that are appropriate for children and teens.  We will be passing them out to families at our Family Fun Day.  Second, you can send Wal-Mart, Target or Kohl's gift cards to help purchase gifts for the children at the Youth Home and the families of our construction teammates.  The last way you can help is by sending money to help with the supplies we will need for the Family Fun Day.

We love being able to share with our Apache brothers and sisters that people from all over the United States send gifts to share the love of Jesus with them.  Your gifts make a difference!
Please have all donations to us by Friday, December 6th.  Gifts can be sent to: 3:18 Ministries  1210 E Crestwood Dr.  Globe, AZ  85501

Thank you in advance for blessing the Apache families God has put in our path!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Note From A Short-Term Ministry Team Member

We received this message from a high school student who was here last week on a short-term ministry team.  One of our prayers as an organization is that God will raise up the next generation of missionaries from the students and adults who partner with us through short-term mission.

"3:18! You guys are awesome! After going on this mission trip my heart has broken for the people of San Carlos Apache. Recently I have felt called to grow up and do full time ministry work, but I wasn't sure what this meant exactly, I didn't know if this meant to be pastor or worship artist or what? But now my eyes have been opened. I now know that I am called to be a missionary. I want to live the rest of my life serving and ministering to the children of God in different cultures. Thanks for this life changing experience 3:18 Ministries!"

God is moving!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Fatherless Generation

Most weeks I am overwhelmed by the brokenness surrounding us from this fatherless generation.  Here are some Facebook status updates from young men and young teenaged girl we are privileged to walk alongside.  I have slightly edited their statuses including spelling and censoring profanity.
“I finally seen my dad today and he seen my tattoo and he was like son when did you get your tattoo done.  I told him.  I’m proud to have my dad’s last name even though he never been there but I still have a lot of love for my dad...But hope he comes chill with me this evening and watch me play basketball.”
“Dear dad...I hate you.  Why?  Cause you don’t treat me like your son.  Maybe you should just go adopt one for yourself and leave me out of your life!  Out of all the people you would be the one treating me like this.  It’s like maybe you should of worn protection if you weren’t ready to raise me.  I’m very sorry though for being your son…</3” (heartbroken)
“Seen my father I'm glad I seen him. I missed him my whole childhood life.”
Last year I read Fatherless Generation by Dr. John Sowers.  As I read the book, reflected on a generation of young men God has called us to walk alongside, and dialoged with several young men; my heart was broken.  What drives a young man to tattoo his father’s last name across his forearm even though his father was never there?  Then he longs for his father’s attention and approval hoping for a few moments that didn’t happen (His dad never stopped by to see him play basketball).  How deeply hurt is a young man when he wishes his life never existed because of the way his father treats him?  How can you talk about a Heavenly Father when the only father image for so many kids is a man who shows up occasionally when it is convenient for him?  This fatherless generation is broken and crying out for the love of the Father.  How will the Church respond?  God use us.

Stay Up To Date With 3:18 Ministries

I apologize for not doing a better job at updating this blog!  Now that our crazy short-term ministry team filled summer is wrapping up, maybe we will be more consistent.  The best way to stay in touch with what is happening with 3:18 Ministries is our Facebook page.  There are updates and pictures.  Check it out!


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Short-Term Ministry Team Updates

Last week we had a short-term ministry team from Sandusky Avenue Christian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  This past weekend we had a team from Vail Christian Church in the Tucson area.  This week we have a ministry team from Foothills Community Christian School in Great Falls, Montana.  Updates and pictures are posted on 3:18 Ministries' Facebook page.  Be sure to like the Facebook page and keep up to date on all our activities!!/pages/318-Ministries/145105585511703

Monday, February 18, 2013

Fundraiser with Thirty-One Gifts

One of Tory and Kara's former youth group members is hosting a fundraiser for 3:18 Ministries.  For more information check out:!/events/534472789926428/

For every Keep-It Caddy sold, 3:18 Ministries will receive $6.  There are only a few days left!  Help out 3:18 Ministries and get a great organizer.

First Short-Term Ministry Team of 2013

We hosted our first short-term ministry team of 2013 last week.  The team from Olathe Christian Church did amazing!  Check out our Facebook page for some pictures from their time here:
3:18 Ministries' Facebook page