The Vision of E-quip.org Ministries – 2016
“And the LORD answered me, and said, WRITE the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” (Hab. 2:2 KJV) – Definition of Write – by implication to write (describe, inscribe, prescribe, subscribe)
DESCRIBE – (To tell or depict in written or spoken words; give an account of.)
E-quip is called to: Preach, publish, and proclaim the True Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world, around the clock. With a vision to reach the masses, yet with compassion to see the individuals IN the masses, we are using every way possible to bring in the “huge harvest” described in Matthew 9:35-38. We want to utilize every form of communication; from audio and video, to writing and speaking, whether in person, or through the Internet and satellite…to win, disciple, and train people for true Christian living. At the CORE of everything we do is the emphasis of people having an intimate personal REALationship with Jesus Christ; summed up as: “The created, alone with the Creator.” This ministry not only believes, but also lives by the undeniable truth that anything and everything can be found in a place of intimacy with God. It is our goal to speak, impart, and demonstrate this truth world-wide because “NOTHING is impossible (when we are) WITH God!”(Luke 1:37)
INSCRIBE – (To address or dedicate (a book, photograph, etc.) informally to a person, especially by writing a brief personal note in or on it.)
In December of 1988 as I was on my first overseas trip, I asked the Lord “when” He would allow me to “go to the world” full time. He replied, “Isaiah 55:4-5” which says, “I set him up as a witness to the nations, made him a prince and leader of the nations, And now I’m doing it to you: You’ll summon nations you’ve never heard of, and nations who’ve never heard of you will come running to you Because of me, your GOD, because The Holy of Israel has honored you.” (The Message Bible) We are seeing this happen as we have already been summoned to India, Romania, Turkey to train Iranian leaders for ministry in Iran. All of these were “set ups” by God in supernatural ways, which is part of the manifestation of Isaiah 55:4-5.
PRESCRIBE – (To lay down, in writing or otherwise, as a rule or a course of action to be followed; appoint, ordain, or enjoin.)
We take the Gospel to all that need it. However, one of our specific areas of interest is to TRAIN UP young people (teens through thirties) both nationally and internationally so THEY can win their own schools, colleges, communities, cities, states, and nations for the Lord. With a passion to reach the next generation we are currently pursuing to “preach, publish, and proclaim the Good News of Jesus” in the following ways…
NATIONALLY – Pastor Kevin, through the ministry of E-quip, preaches locally, nationally, and internationally when invited. There are no set fees charged. A love offering is appreciated but not required. With a call to go wherever the Lord opens doors, money is not always available for guest speakers. God always makes up the difference through those churches who can give and through faithful partners of this ministry.
INTERNATIONALLY – Many doors have opened up for this ministry in other countries. Here are some of the countries we are focused on at the present time.
INDIA – After our first trip to Amalapuram, India we have a passion to return to this country. Our goals are to assist Sister Lilly Pushpa, a sweet Indian lady in her sixties, who is passionate in reaching the 240 unreached villages where she lives. We have seen first-hand how successful Lilly is in training leaders and equipping them to establish churches with pastors and evangelists in each village. When Lilly first contacted us in 2008 she had reached 14 villages. Now, in 2011 she is reaching approximately 60 of these villages. The need to build a central Church/Bible College/Revival Center facility is desperate. Property has been located and prayed over for this. Other needs such as clean-water wells, bicycles for evangelism, Bibles in their Telugu language, eyeglasses, medical supplies, as well as leadership and evangelistic seminars are needed to assist in reaching these villages. They pray daily for us to return with teams of people to help them. Sister Lilly has a God-given passion for people, especially young people, and desires to train them up and send them out to win a country from its 4 million idols to the saving grace of Jesus.
ROMANIA – We made wonderful contacts with pastors and officials on our first trip to Romania. It is our desire to return with teams of people to conduct summer camps among the Romanian young people in some incredible facilities that are available to us. There are also many churches in cities and rural areas who desire us to come and minister. We have many opportunities to help in orphanages, youth events, radio programs, and evangelistic campaigns. Romania is currently suffering from a declining economy, a monetary favor-based government, and a lack of Spirit-filled events and churches. Our desire is to change this with the good news of a good God. We have connections with several Romanian pastors who are committed to reaching the next generation and have already shown themselves to be faithful in this mission. We are also about to release our book, The Secret Place, Revealed, in the Romanian language.
THE E-QUIP DEVOTION – The E-quip Devotion is now in its 12th year of reaching around the globe. What started as a single devotion going out via e-mail to 26 students has now emerged to hundreds of subscribers in more than 25 countries. Nearly 3,000 devotions have been written since that first one in August of 1999. This devotion is written and sent out fresh on a daily basis (Mon. – Fri.) as much as possible. The devotion is now in a BLOG format which allows the potential to add many more subscribers.
THE SECRET PLACE, REVEALED – E-quip has published its first book, The Secret Place, Revealed. Based on Scripture and personal experience, The Secret Place, Revealed is written to bring you to the undeniable truth that anything and everything can be found in a place of intimacy with God. This book and its contents will be a good foundation for any type of discipleship or leadership training. Plans are being made to translate the book into Farsi, Spanish, Romanian, Vietnamese, and Telugu. Romanian interpreters have already been secured and have finished translating the book which will be released soon. We have already begun work on two other books with about six other book titles we would like to begin when the time is right.
SERMON MEDIA PLAYER – All messages that are recorded as Pastor Kevin speaks are posted on the Sermon.net player in audio and video. These messages are available 24/7 for people to enjoy via their computers or iPods/iPhones and other media devices.
LIVESTREAM – (Coming Soon) E-quip now has a LiveStream Internet Channel hosted by LiveStream. This allows an unlimited number of viewers to watch LIVE broadcasts that can be made from anywhere in the world. These live broadcasts may be in the form of Teachings from the E-quip offices, Discipleship and Leadership Training, Prayer Meetings, International updates and Interviews as Pastor Kevin travels, Instructional Training of Bible Tools and Software, etc. All live videos are recorded and archived for on-demand viewing from the E-quip Ministries Livestream Channel.
SUBSCRIBE – (To pledge, as by signing an agreement, to give or pay (a sum of money) as a contribution, gift, or investment.)
With all the things involved in taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world, around the clock, there is a never-ending list of help needed. The vision God has for this ministry is bigger than what Margie and I can fulfill by ourselves. Below is a list of areas people can “subscribe” to in order to partner together with us in the ministry of E-quip.
PRAYER – Prayer partners are essential above every other need for this ministry. People who become prayer partners will be part of a prayer group and will be updated via email for specific prayer requests as necessary. This includes ministry requests and also requests sent in to the ministry. Prayer is the KEY foundation for the success of any ministry…including this one.
FINANCIAL – Though the Gospel is free to those who desire salvation, it is costly to spread that good news around the world. E-quip.org Corporation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is totally supported through the donations of others. People can become financial partners of any amount on a one-time or an anytime basis. People may also become a monthly partner for as little as $10.00 per month. Each type of donation can be made using the following methods. ONLINE – Donations can be processed online from the E-quip.org website and directly from The E-quip Devotion. BILL PAY – Donors can set up their bank’s bill-pay system to send checks directly to the E-quip mailbox. PERSONAL CHECKS and MONEY ORDERS are also accepted using the E-quip mailbox. Partners who sign-up for a monthly donation from the E-quip.org website are given the option to apply their donation to: General Fund, Television Broadcast, or Overseas Mission Projects. ALL donations are tax-deductible.
THE E-QUIP DEVOTION – The more who read The E-quip Devotion the more the message of Jesus spreads throughout the world. Everyone who subscribes to The E-quip Devotion can assist in this. E-quippers can: Forward the devotions to their friends, groups, and chat rooms, etc. using the “forward” button. They can also do this with the Facebook link on each devotion. E-quippers can post the devotions on blogs, websites, social-networking sites, or other means to encourage readership. Also, invite others to subscribe to the free devotion via the website at: PastorKevin.com. Of course, word-of-mouth is still the best advertisement available. Some have even put information in their church bulletins. No permission is necessary from E-quip to do this.
SHORT-TERM MISSIONARIES – Certain missions trips we take are open to others to go along. These people will assist in a variety of ministry projects that are taking place in each destination. People desiring to travel on one of these trips will need to visit the website for details.
BOOK PROMOTION – The new book, The Secret Place, Revealed will be released soon. Help is needed to promote the book online, in local bookstores, in churches, Bible studies, Sunday school classes, television and radio interviews, and book-signings. Also, creative and effective ways of spreading the news of this book are needed and welcomed.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS – I am willing to travel where invited to speak, both nationally and internationally. We do this on a love-offering basis and of course under the direction of the Lord. All information is available on our website.
TRANSLATORS – Translators are needed to translate our book, The Secret Place, Revealed, into every language possible.
FIELD EDITORS – E-quip is always interested to hear from the E-quippers and Partners. Articles and testimonies written by them are welcomed. We also look for short videos that reinforce a message concerning topics discussed on E-quip. All messages and videos will be read or viewed and possibly used to enhance E-quip Devotions. Anything that is relevant to “the secret place or intimacy with God” is helpful as well.
INFORMATION AND FEEDBACK – We always appreciate “inside information.” This could be anything from a heads-up on incredible air fares to new technology that could be used to spread the Gospel around the world. Feedback is always welcomed as long as it is done with integrity and compassion.
As the ministry of E-quip progresses and increases there will be needs for help beyond what has been identified so far. Hopefully, the television broadcast and our books will present many more opportunities for the need of people to answer phones, to become translators, and shipping and receiving help, etc. We will always be expanding our reach and our vision as the Lord directs. All of the things given in these details are for the purpose to take Jesus to the world 24/7 and not for the purpose of growing “our” ministry. We DO desire for the ministry God has given us to grow…but only for the purpose of expanding God’s Kingdom. We thank you in advance for becoming partners and investing your prayers, finances, time, and energy into the ministry of E-quip!