AUGUST 15, 2017
First of all, I would like to apologize to our benefactors, patrons, priests, prayer communities and friends who have supported and prayed for us in the past, for not being timelier in the publication of this Newsletter. There were reasons that there was only one Newsletter published in each of the past two years. Without going into detail, let me just say that this Ministry has been under attack in the most vicious way by the media and by certain government agencies seeking to destroy this Ministry and all that it stands for. Because of the never-ending stream of letters and phone conversations in dealing with these entities and their issues, as the President and the Officer responsible for all legal and financial responsibilities of this Ministry, my time for Newsletters has been extremely limited. That being said let me assure you that OUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!
Our benefactors, patrons, priests, prayer communities and our friends have committed themselves and contributed not only financially, but prayerfully and spiritually to see us through this crisis, under the direction of our Blessed Mother and her Most Holy Son. EVIL HAS BEEN TRIUMPHED OVER once again and I thank God for all of you. Please be assured of our continued prayers for you all every day!!!
I promise that I will do my best to provide you all with Newsletters at least every three months (even if they are short) to begin with and hopefully, over time, will expand it to monthly.
Again, let me personally assure you that JMJ MINISTRIES is a vibrant, service-based organization committed to helping us grow a deeper spirituality that draws us ever-closer to our Blessed Mother and her Divine Son.
There is a spiritual fact for all of us and very especially for Ministries in that we all have crosses we must carry. Obviously, it is the case with JMJ; however, the miracles, answered prayers, healings that have occurred during this time have been awesome. There are more people coming here to the store, we have handed out over 3,500 Our Lady Untier of Knots prayer cards , one Deacon ordained, one young man leaving this weekend for the seminary, prayers for another Priest that had thoughts of leaving the Priesthood is serving at a Parish and much more. As long as we can stay focused on God’s will under the guidance of our Blessed Mother I am so happy to know that we will be here for as long as she desires.
That being said, Our Lady let me know that this Newsletter has to go out today! 23 years ago today, August 15, 1994 was the day I was in Betania, Venezuela and through the visionary Maria Esperanza Our Lady had me repeat a consecration to do as the Holy Spirit directed me. Without going into all the details, that day was the beginning of what is now Jesus, Mary and Joseph Ministries.
Our Lady told Maria that she would not appear that day BUT the clouds would be the whitest white, the sky the bluest blue and the heat of the sun would be her love for us. We saw the Blue Butterfly and experienced the miracle of the sun. As my consecration to her I had to go and drink the water and wash in it (it was muddy) as a sign that I would do as she asked.
At 5:00 p.m. and as we headed to the bus it started raining. As we drove back to Caracas we found out that the worst storm of the century had flooded the whole of the city all that day. Even Father Otty, (the Priest that held the Eucharist when it blead) mentioned that day when he came here to the USA.
H. Gayle Sims, President and Board Member
David Galaz, Vice President and Board Member
Eddie Lopez, Secretary and Board Member
Sharon Schaum, Treasurer and Board Member
Angel Gonzales
T Limon
Barbie Urias
Lissa Thornburgh
Delia Wood
Monica Moreno
Lillian Moran
George Thornburgh
Here are the Pilgrimages that we have planned for 2017-2018:
These are to be confirmed with dates by the Priests, please check the website for updates:
Egypt and the Holy Land, 2017 and 2018 (two in English, one in Spanish)
From Washington: Fatima, Santiago de Compostela, Lourdes and Spain
Italy and Medjugorje
Special pilgrimage to JAPAN being provided by friends that will be our guide. More information as we continue communication
2018, December: Pilgrimage to Colombia for Deacon Guito’s ordination. Date to be announced
Also working on: Poland, Czech Republic and Germany as well as a France pilgrimage.
With the information on the Web Site regarding Priests as spiritual directors, we have been having more communication that will develop into pilgrimages from other states.
We are planning a yard sale for later in September here at the store. The date will be on the website as well as Facebook. This will help us to continue the ministry as well as fellowship. Also, if you would like to give a financial donation to the ministry, you may do so on the website via Pay Pal. That would be greatly appreciated.
In closing, let me just say that I thank God for all of you; for your talents, time and tenacity, for your prayers, petitions and supplications, for your trust, confidence and your assurances but most of all for your FRIENDSHIP, FELLOWHIP and most of all for your FAITH in me and this Ministry and what it stands for. May God bless you all abundantly and richly.

God Bless You

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