Pastor Tim and Renee’s 2017 Ministry Update


2017 Update:  Through Fresh Manna and Twitter , our numbers keep peaking at our highest levels ever for reaching people. Literally millions of people each day. On Friday,  July, 28, we were reaching 6.2 million people with the word of God.

Even though there is only 196 officially recognized countries in the world, Fresh Manna Daily Devotions has reached and been read in 213 countries so far! I’ve always understood how my Fresh Manna devotions would touch people’s hearts, but would have never believed that writing a tweet of 140 characters (letters, punctuation, spaces combined equaling about a sentence and a half in length) could impact people so powerfully. It has helped catapult my writing efforts beyond my wildest imagination. When I started writing 17 years ago, I would have never imagined God would use what I wrote in this way. But by being obedient to write 4 times a week, and tweeting daily, this is our current result. I have been able to lead people to the Lord,  receive countless testimonies of being helped grow in Christ, read testimonies of readers being delivered from pornography, drugs, and other forms of bondage. And I’ve watched people learn God’s Word and grow in the Lord. They write me to tell me!  I hope you are one of those people! So I am continuing to write my devotions and tweets to reach the world – and it is happening to the glory of God!  If you’ve ever benefited from all this, I pray you’ll consider helping us! 

Renee recently took a group of women to Peru to do missions work alongside the church Camino De Vida church in Peru, in an orphanage of disabled children, and amongst the Peruvian people.  This was in her second trip there in the past year. They always have a powerful impact and feel their lives are changed as much as the ones they are helping!  They were especially needed with the recent flooding and disasters. You can read about this trip on Renee’s page. 

My daughter Stephanie and her husband Daniel and their two daughters are missionaries in Peru and have a powerful influence in Peru. You can learn more about them here: The G’s Overseas.  It’s been a very difficult time for them recently. Lima, Peru is one of the largest cities (in population) in the world and a developing third world country.  It is a very dry, dusty, desert city with over 8 million people. The average rainfall  is 0.3 inches of rain per year – almost none!  They had huge rainfalls this year that caused mudslides around the country. People and their homes were swept away. Water was shut off. Electricity had been shut off for periods of time, and the flooding has caused unimaginable problems. Getting  clean drinking water was a huge challenge. This is a very short video to give you an idea.  We sent down money and some supplies to help.  This is our first area of outreach for Tim and Renee Burt Ministries beyond reaching people with the gospel through Fresh Manna.

This is simply the beginning of our new season of life and we praise God for the fruit we are seeing.  In the days and months ahead, we’ll continue to speak out, teach, inspire, and minister as the Lord leads. Renee will be heading back to Peru in August and we will both be traveling there in January. So… this is a little of how our lives are beginning to take shape.  We hope you’ll keep us in your hearts and prayers as we trust God in each step.

Regarding our “Donations” button, I would like to remind you that Renee and I take zero income from the funds that come in. It all goes to the work of the ministry so you can feel great about your donations doing a good work. Because of what is going on in Peru, in the orphanage, and in our efforts to spread the gospel through Fresh Manna and Twitter, we hope you will consider our efforts good soil for your donations to reap a harvest. I assure you they will.  For those that have contributed, thank you for believing in us, and for uniting with us to make a difference in reaching the world for Jesus. I know it blesses the heart of God and those whose lives are blessed and changed!  If you would like to donate, you can donate here.  Above all things, please pray for our efforts in reaching the lost with the gospel, the saved with words to encourage them in pressing into God, and for the Peruvian people as we reach them with the love of Jesus.  Proverbs 11:25 ” A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”

Mark 16:15 (NKJV) “And Jesus said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”

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Past Ministry Update: December 2016,  This month we met with the board of our ministry to give them the report of what we accomplished this past year.  One of the board members expressed “I’m blown away he was at how much two people could accomplish with so little.”

Renee’s Update Ministry  Page

What People are Saying About Fresh Manna! 

The following two notes are from the report of pages of comments from our Website, our subscribed readers and my Twitter follower that we’ve received this past year.

Pastor Tim – Fresh Manna is filled with love. I feel it from your writings. I know this love comes from your love of Our Father and Our Savior Jesus Christ. Only a heart full of the knowledge of the greatness of His Love has such a desire to share with everyone the joy of knowing what God can do. And you sir have the gift of putting into words how your heart feels. God Bless you. I look forward to reading everyday. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Teresa

On Twitter, I’ve been able to reach over 5 million people’s Twitter timelines virally! Its mind-boggling. The Lord has helped my effectiveness and I praise Him for it. We are excited about what we do and it drives us.  As of May 31, 2017, Renee and I both  retired from 32 years of ministry at the church we’ve pastored at all these years. In doing so, we are fired up and entering this next session of life focused even more on what God has given us through our efforts online with Fresh Manna , Twitter, through ministering at churches and conferences, mission trips and supporting the mission field. It is our desire to “Reach the World” with God’s good news and promises. Even though those words seem to lofty to even speak, we speak them having already seen what God has done in our lives! We promise to serve faithfully and with great stewardship so that your investment in the gospel through us bears great fruit. And just so you know, we do not personally take a penny for ourselves!  Every dollar is invested in reaching others with the gospel and the touch of His love. We pray Gods blessing upon you and pray that you and your loved ones are blessed daily by His love and presence in your life!

Proverbs 11:25 “The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” 

Renee and I use this page to bring you periodic updates on what we are doing to reach the world. How do we accomplish that? We do so through Twitter, literally reaching millions each month, through this website, and through hands-on mission work. For the first 15 years, we paid for all expenses on our own, with little exception. Because of the growth we’ve experienced, we now invite our readers to donate or partner with us in our efforts to reach the world with the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your consideration. Whether you partner with us or not, please know that we pray for all of our readers each and every day. We pray you have a wonderfully blessed New Year! 

Our sincere love and thanks,
Pastors Tim & Renee Burt

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