February 12, 2015

Calling generations of all nations to the 
       simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ!

GWL Retreat:  16 Stand Confessing Faith in Jesus  

Made Much of Jesus in January      


God opened the doors wide in January to preach Jesus and encourage believers.  Mike returned to Open Door Christian Academy, in Troutdale, OR, to preach their chapel service, sharing a current message called Rough Water.  Students were reminded that courage in the midst of storms rises out of the simple yet profound truth that Jesus is there with us-Jesus said, "Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid." (Mt. 14:27)  


This message was shared again at Wenatchee Valley Baptist Church, in Washington, the day after Mike met with the executive board of Coulee Baptist Association (CBA). At the meeting, they discussed ministry possibilities to teens, youth workers, youth parents, and men in in the CBA in coming months.  


At the end of January, Mike and his family joined several churches from the Snoqualmie, WA area for ministry to teens. 310 teens and leaders gathered at Great Wolf Lodge. Over the course of three days and four sessions followed by open small group discussion, students heard the Gospel and entered into authentic evangelistic conversation. By Sunday morning 16 students stood confessing publicly their new faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Discussions with students have continued in the weeks following the retreat. Curtis Lily of Lifepointe Church reported, "The Lord has been drawing our kids to Himself and He used the GWL weekend in a mighty way. One sophomore boy is starting a group to reach out to his friends. A group of senior guys are starting accountability this Saturday." Thank for your prayers for these events! 

Inside Office

Outside Office

Office Move - Almost Done  

Informed in December, 2013 that Simplicity Ministrieswould need to move its office from the current location, Simplicity Ministries' board of directors began to consider options for relocation.  

Since May of 2014, friends and ministry partners have invested many hours of work to remodel a10x12 shed into the new office of Simplicity Ministries. We are so grateful to the Lord for His provision through these people.

We have begun the move and will soon begin the process of selling office furniture that will not be used in the new location. We need these items to sell to keep us on budget for this project. Please join us in prayer for God's favor in selling the furniture, packing up the few remaining items, and sorting through files!
Since Simplicity Ministries uses a post office box, our mailing address will remain the same. We are grateful to Greater Gresham Baptist Church for providing us free office space for the past 14 years.    
Rwanda Map

Rwanda Mission 2015 Update


Plans are under way for the upcoming mission trip to Rwanda, September 2nd-16th. After the first meeting of this year with Rwanda partner, Emmanuel Sitaki of ERM Rwanda, excitement for this mission trip is high.  


Mike and Emmanuel will again be equipping an estimated 170 Rwandan pastors and evangelists in Simple Evangelism at Simplicity Ministries' fourth pastors conference in nation. They will also preach an area crusade where, Lord willing, a church will be started. Finally, this mission will include several days of ministry at the ERM vocational training center in Kigali. There they will share the Gospel of Jesus with the 200 students enrolled in the program. Furthermore, they will train several dozen graduates of the program in Simple Evangelism.  We are asking God to raise up from among these graduates future church planters for Rwanda. Pastor Emmanuel is in Rwanda presently, coordinating with the nationals the many details for this mission.  


Please join us in prayer for these plans, and most importantly, pray for the Rwandans whom we will be serving.

Simply Devoted to Christ! Mike & Debbie
Upcoming Ministry Events

Feb 27

Open Door Christian Academy, Troutdale, OR-chapel

Mar 20

Open Door Christian Academy, Troutdale, OR-chapel

Apr 24-25

Northwest Baptist Convention-Student Conference
Vancouver, WA

Men of Simplicity (MOS)
Simplicity Ministries�
Mike Thibodeaux
P.O. Box 388
Fairview, OR 97024