Maranatha River Glory Ministries
Newsletter: December 2017 - February 2018
Issue 3 Greetings & News

Dear Friends,
Christian Greeting!

It is good to be home from the ministry with the Native American Indians and the revival in Manchester, MD. We are thankful for the safe travels during this time. We are doing short revivals and one-day services during the next three months. This has been an awesome year! God has blessed our revivals and this ministry.

"Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (Luke 2: 4-14)

It has been an honor to be with the Native pastors and their congregations. They said, "We appreciate the meetings and what was done." In every revival God blessed and gave us a great move of His presence and power.

To our knowledge, there we 31 people who received salvation, many refillings, and others came to renew their commitment to the Lord. There was joy and hope restored and encouragement in their relationships they have with the Lord.

A lady testified of being healed of shoulder neck pains. There were many healings of back and knee pain and other pains as well. A young boy was healed in his right eye. He came believing God for healing. Don and the other pastor prayed for him, tested the eye, and God restroed his vision! He was so happy! A mom brought her daughter for prayer. She has a lot of fear and could not sleep. We prayed for her, told her that she needed to stop wearing the jacket and shirt she has on. She went home and took them off. She came back the next night dressed as a young girl should. She testified that the fear was gone! You could see the difference in her countenance. This is what the Holy Spirit wants to do, set the captive free of their captivity. This is why it is so important to flow together in ministry.

2017 has been an awesome year. We want to thank all of you who have been supportive of this ministry through your prayers, love, and faithfulness in financial support. Doris and I are so grateful that God uses you as part of what is being done. As we go in His name and love, we are still praying for a better motor home. We will continue to keep the one that we travel in repaired and ready for the road.

We did lose our exhaust pipe... went through some rough construction, then felt led to pull off at a rest area. When we got out, smoke was coming out of the side of the motor home. A trucker came and helped us. We put out the smoke from the wires were burning then called Triple A. They towed us to Amarillo, TX, 60 miles west of where we had stopped. We spent the night there. The next morning, we took the motor home to an RV place to repair it. By the evening we were on the road again. The Lord really sent us a special tow man. He was very helpful in getting this taken care of.

The beginning of the new year, we will take the motor home and have the motor and other parts fixed, tires if needed, and the furnace fixed. There were some cold days and nights in Maryland, but the Lord brought us through it! Pastor Greg Georg gave us an electric heater, which was a tremendous help. Buddy, our dog, really liked it! His bed was in front of the heater. He didn't want to move! He is a chihuahua and is very cold natured. His is Don's buddy!

We pray for all of you that through this time of the Christmas season your life, home, and family will be blessed abundantly in all you are believing God for. Psalm 51:12 says "Restore unto me the joy of Thy Salvation." We get so busy and caught up in what we are doing that sometimes we lose the joy and the blessing that He wants to give us.

Tabitha, Mickey, Carissa, Eli, and Alec and doing well. Carissa is really enjoying college.

Be refreshed and encouraged as we enter 2018... That we serve a loving Father who sent us His Son so that we can say, "Joy to the World, the Lord is Come!"

Love and peace to you!

Don & Doris Carver
Happy Birthday Jesus  ......Dec 25
Don's birthday  ...... Jan 1 (82 years young)
Carissa's birthday  .....March 19th