September 2015

Mark 10:45 "For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."

The sack house project, headed by Colton, was a success! After the walls were covered by cement it looked like a typical house in Haiti. The benefits will be better insulation and it will be more earthquake tolerant. We want to thank those that volunteered to build this test building at Silver Birch Ranch in WI. The camp now has a building as part of their paintball area. We are hoping that we can provide a home like this in Haiti for about $2500.00. We have a special fund for home construction in Haiti. If you would like to help, 100% of your designated gift will go to that account.

I was speaking with a friend yesterday about how nice it would be if one or two donors would write big checks to cover the cost of building our orphanages in India and Haiti. He said, “Or a lot of people like me making small contributions!” He is exactly right. As I look at how God is providing, we see many small gifts coming together to accomplish great things. Kathy and I want to thank each one of you that continue to keep us moving forward in ministry. During tough economic times you have faithfully not just met our personal needs, but also the needs of the orphans and widows under our care. It is the $10, $25, $50, $100 gifts that make the majority of our monthly total. Those larger gifts always seem to arrive at the times when they are needed most. Many of you have been faithfully supporting us for years. Some have recently joined our team. We want to thank each and every one of you for partnering with us. Together we are seeing God do some incredible things. I do believe that Jesus could be returning at any time. Let’s serve Him today like it could be tomorrow!

This is exciting! We have our schedule of mission trips for 2016. We have it in print and I would be very happy to send it to you. Please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will get it to you ASAP! HAITI: We had a great time in Haiti as we worked at the orphanage, fed hungry children, and shared our faith. We have room on our Haiti trips this December and next February. Let us know soon if you are interested.

MISSION CRUISE 2016 There is still room to join us on one of our Mission Cruises this January. Go to for details.

August 2015

Philippians 4:19 (NIV) And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.

HAITI GARAGE SALE A HUGE SUCCESS! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! We want to extend a very special thanks to the members of the Judson Memorial Baptist Church in Joliet, IL! Their annual Haiti Garage Sale raised about $27,000.00 for the operating expenses of the Haiti orphanage! WOW!!!!! Our annual expenses for Haiti are between $50,000-$60,000 so this is a great help!

HAITI ONLINE AUCTION A HUGE SUCCESS! Again we give God the praise as He blessed the efforts of members of the Minooka Bible Church who held an online auction to raise funds for the Haiti land purchase. Over $12,000 was raised!!!

SPECIAL GIFTS FOR INDIA ORPHANAGE! Again we give God praise! After being interviewed on WRVM “Voice of the Master” radio here in Wisconsin, a listener contributed $25,000 towards the building of the new orphanage. In addition, there were also donations from our supporters for the roof that we replaced exceeding the $6,000 needed, and that money was also put into the building fund. Several others contributed to the building fund this month. We are so excited to be a huge step closer to providing a much safer place for our children in India.

FROM DON AND KATHY: So much is happening it is hard to squeeze it all in! We want you to know, that in spite of the busyness, people continue to come to know Christ as Savior! We appreciate each one of you who contributes and prays for our ministry. We are humbled and in awe of God’s goodness demonstrated through His family. Our new schedule is available for mission trips in 2016. It will also soon be updated on our web site. Please consider joining us!

We still need help as we build our sack house at Silver Birch Ranch in Wisconsin. We hope to build several of these in Haiti but we want to build one here first. This one will be used on the Silver Birch grounds as a part of their paintball area. The dates are August 15-21. Write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

MISSION CRUISE 2016 There is still room to join us on one of our Mission Cruises this January. Go to for details.

July 2015

Psalm 9:10 (NIV) Those who know Your name will trust in You, for YOU, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.

INDIA REPORT: Below is this month's report and request from Pastor Prabhu in India for our ministry there to orphans, widows, and the blind. We thought you would find it interesting. Should the Lord bless you or your church in a way that you can help with some of this month’s additional expenses, please designate your gift and 100% will go to that fund. Going back to school fees make this time of the year exciting as we see how God touches hearts to meet the need.


Dear Beloved Evangelist Don Shire, Greetings in Jesus name from Faith In Action India. The summer was hot, but now the country is cooling. All 266 orphan boys and girls in our two Children Homes and sponsored orphans in pastors homes are back in schools and colleges as they were reopened in June. These kids may be orphans but have so much potential in them that can be developed if somebody like you cares to sponsor them. I am very happy to be a little part of the shaping up of their lives with shelter, 3 meals a day, clothing, schooling, and medical needs etc. I am able to do this ministry because of God’s providence thru faithful partnership with your ministry. I would like to request you to release the support for July 2015 and academic year of school and college fee.
Faith In Action Children home 91 children $2730
FIA Vijayawada orphans school fee $2552
School Books $1536
Two pairs uniforms $1440
FIA Widows in 4 widow homes $3280
Blind feeding program $200
Widow home rent $290
Electrical charge $29
169 sponsored children $7,925
TOTAL: $19,982

Please continue to pray for Pastor Prabhu as he leads our growing ministry in India. Also, please remember Pastor Cenor in Haiti and Orsy Cruz in Roatan, Honduras as they head up the orphanages in those countries.

Hello Friends, I just joined the ministry this past year, but there is no time to waste! We have mission trips to Haiti, Zambia, India, and the Caribbean in the upcoming months. We also have a special trip from August 15-21 to Silver Birch Ranch. We will be building an alternative type of home to see how well it will work for the homes we build in Haiti. There are only 10 spots, so sign up quickly! Applications are on the website. The cost will be $300 which includes food, housing, and helps out with the building supplies. By the way, a good cook/chef would be a much appreciated addition to the team! I’ll see you in August!

June 2015

PSALM 96:3 “Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples!”

Colton Draeger, the newest member of the Don Shire Ministries team, will focus on our short-term missions outreach. Sign up now for one of our mission trips! Check the schedule to see when and where we are going.

“About two and a half years ago I was in a very dark place, but by God's grace Don Shire reached out to me to show the love of Christ. I stayed at his orphanage in Haiti for a couple of months where I finally cracked open my Bible. It was by reading in Romans that I finally understood the vastness of my sin, and at the same time the infinite depth of Jesus' forgiveness! I attended Nicolet Bible Institute for a year where God set a fire in my heart for the lost, and towards the end of that year, I received the call from God to be a missionary. It was through short term service where He grabbed a hold of me, and now I have the beautiful opportunity to witness our Father work the same miracle on countless others! I am looking forward to serving with YOU! Where is God calling you to serve? Jer. 4:1-8 “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak for I am only a youth. ”But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.”

Pastor Prabhu, the pastor that oversees our India ministry, recently visited us here in the United States. We had a great time thanking God for the blessings of the past as well as planning for the future. One immediate need he presented is a roof over our present orphanage. He said our current roof leaks terribly and the children cannot stay dry when it rains. A new one will cost $6,000. As God leads, will you help us provide a dry covering for the children? There are 90 children sleeping on the floor. When the floor is wet, they are wet too. Thank you very much! PS: If any extra is raised it will go into the fund building the new orphanage.