Looking Back & Praying for What’s Ahead

Hello friend, 

The sun will soon be setting on 2021. Before it does, I want to express my thanks to you for your support as I stepped out in faith to begin and grow Jay Johnston Ministries.

Let me share with you some highlights of how I have been ministering this year. In 2021, the Lord opened doors for me to serve nationally and locally. And because of the open doors God has provided, because of your prayers, encouragement, and financial support, I believe 2021 has been one of the most fruitful years of my life. Your support of Jay Johnston Ministries supports my ongoing efforts to minister and disciple men and families, walking alongside pastors to encourage and equip them, serving law enforcement as a chaplain, and assisting with disaster relief.  I implemented the Hope Call and prayer and testimony nights via electronic means. I served as an interim senior pastor for most of the year. I received an invitation to serve with the Family Research Council as their National Director of Prayer and Chaplain and am forever grateful for this opportunity. They do incredible work and ministry.

In 2022 I am focusing on growing the Prayer Network for the Family Research Council. In addition, I will continue to teach and equip men and pastors in prayer, discipleship, and evangelism. I will continue serving as a volunteer chaplain with law enforcement. I will continue my work on writing and recording resources on prayer that will be part of a Digital Bible that will be translated into many languages. I will be leading multiple prayer calls and prayer meetings that I welcome you to participate in with me and many others that join these calls. I will continue to look into developing radio spots that take on the idea of my social media posts by sharing scripture, encouragement, and application for radio listeners.

As you consider giving a year-end gift to Jay Johnston Ministries, I want to share three specific ministry opportunities that need financial support. The first is resources to support the ongoing discipleship ministry to purchase Bibles and Discipleship resources for law enforcement and men and families as I work with and disciple them. The second need is in disaster relief. As I work with other ministries, I would like for Jay Johnston Ministries to secure a trailer equipped with an ice maker and freezer to assist in times of crisis and disasters. The third area is to build up resources to establish city-wide prayer meetings and worship nights in addition to the written communication I am doing. This also includes the work to expand this ministry via other social media outlets and radio spots.

If you are willing to give a year-end gift or give monthly in 2022 to support the ministry, know that I am grateful for your love and support. I am committed to continuing the work God has called and commissioned me to do — to pray, disciple, and evangelize. I am grateful to be on the journey of being a Christ-follower with you.

I am often asked if I see myself continuing in this type of ministry or if I see myself being back on a church staff. I can say that I love doing what I believe God has called me to in leading prayer efforts, building a network for the Family Research Council, and developing Jay Johnston Ministries. The community involvement that God continues to open up for me as I serve the I-12 corridor of Louisiana and beyond is exciting. I am seeing other opportunities come to fruition with churches in developing prayer, evangelism, and discipleship ministries that multiply for the cause of Christ. I am committed to serving, supporting, and loving the local church. Most importantly, however God wants to use me, I am His servant.

Jerilyn and I wish you and your family the best in this coming year. I thank you for loving and supporting me and this ministry. May God receive all glory and honor. I pray Psalms 91 over you and your family as we begin this new year.

With a Grateful Heart,

Pastor Jay