History of DWJ ministry
Started on October 06, 2016
Dining with Jesus Productions is our Lord’s Jesus Ministry. He is our head and Executive director, our Lord and Savior. Amen
I want to start by stating that I love my ABBA Father with all my heart, soul, mind and all my strength. I give all the honor, glory, and praise to Him and to His Son, my Savior and Lord Jesus and to the Holy Spirit who is guiding me. Thank you for your Grace, Love and Blessings. Amen.
History of this ministry
My name is Argelia Curran, I am happily married to my best friend and sweetheart, Steve Curran. The Lord had blessed me with my husband, all my family and all my good friends.
In the year 2002, I accepted the Lord Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I went to church on Sundays, I remember reading the bible sometimes. I thought I was fulfilling my role as a Christian. I was not dedicating very much time to the relationship with my Father in heaven as I was very busy all the time.
Around the year 2010, I was diagnosed with a chronic medical condition, a very painful one. After I received that bad news I was feeling very frustrated. It was a big life changing event for me as I was used to being very active and healthy.
It was hard for me to accept my new reality of life. I went through a very deep depression as I did not feel the same as I had before this chronic painful condition. The months were passing by and my chronic pain was there day and night. I was praying to God to take my pain away. I was praying and studying the bible and I began to start spending more time with God by listening and learning from His word and through prayer.
Understanding more, about His love and grace for all of us. I started to realize that even when my body was feeling very weak and my chronic pain did not go away, I was experiencing a spiritual healing day after day. Something good and new was happening inside my heart. I was experiencing a strong spiritual strength and desire to get to know my Lord and Savior more and more. The relationship with my Father kept growing stronger every day up to the present day. This relationship continues to grow.
I can see how my chronic medical condition brought me to have a closer relationship with my God as I was praying to Him to heal my body. He knew that the main healing I needed to have was not so much my body but my soul. He started changing my way of thinking and feeling; restoring my mind and heart to the point that my depression turned into strength and hope.
I now focus on my Lord and savior and not so much on my chronic pain. My Savior makes me feel complete. His love, grace and mercy brings hope into my life. I strongly believe that, He showers me with His love, mercy and grace every day now and forever. Amen
When I look back, I can clearly see that, my chronic condition was not the end of me, but, the beginning of a new life with God directing my steps towards Him. He comes first, above all; He is my refuge in my painful times, He is my doctor and my Father.
For my own experience, I can say that, a chronic medical condition or any life changing circumstance can bring us closer to our Creator more than ever. Now I have much more time to spend with Him as I am working for Him every day.
I cannot explain with simple words all the love and passion I feel for my creator. I cry up to Him often with tears of love, joy and gratefulness.
As I was learning from His word the Lord was speaking into my heart. The Holy Spirit motivated me to serve in His Kingdom. I feel very confident to state that belief. The Holy Spirit is working and transforming my heart every day and as He continues to do that, I feel very blessed. Philippians 1:6 states:
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (NIV)
In the year 2012 my husband Steve Curran and myself started serving in God’s Kingdom. My husband started serving as a deacon at Table Rock Fellowship in Medford, OR. and both of us started a bible study group from 2012-2015.
A few years back, I had produced some secular local TV shows in community television. Around the beginning of the year 2015, the Lord spoke to my heart and He led me to produce “Dining with Jesus Christian TV show”. He gave me the mission to produce Dining with Jesus, to bring to this ministry qualified faithful Pastors to cast out His word to all nations, to gather His church. Dining with Jesus is inspired by: Revelation 3:20 which states:
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20 NKJ
“Dining with Jesus” is a fitting name because according to this verse He is at our door waiting to be invited to dine with us and start a relationship with us forever.
The Lord has been working in my heart and mind. He has been molding and refining me. As I have been learning from His word He has arranged all the features of this Christian episodes. He also has removed many obstacles that were before me to accomplish His will. He has blessed me with my husband’s full support, my children and grandchildren and all my family and friends. The Lord also has given me the full support of pastors and brothers and sisters in Christ that have the mind of Jesus; all of us united in the same genuine feeling to serve in God’s Kingdom by taking the Gospel to all the nations in the world to gather God’s church.
Mark 16:15 states: And he said unto them, go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
I have chosen to accept the privilege and opportunity that the Lord gives us to communicate with Him every day at any time through prayer. I know He is listening to me because I am His daughter, I believe in Him and He leads my heart to obey Him.
Having a daily ongoing relationship with my creator is the most powerful and fulfilling lifestyle I have ever experienced in my life. I can give testimony to that. I am a follower of my Lord Jesus as He guides my life through His Holy Spirit and He is always with me. He is my refuge and my inspiration. Amen
God’s intervention on this ministry
Even when I had doors closed before me and no financial support I felt confident because I had faith in God. I knew that the Lord had planned something good for this ministry or He wouldn’t have sent me to start it. The Lord tells us in the Bible that everything has its time.
I remember wiping tears from my eyes as I did not have a Pastoral advisory team and the financial resources to start the first production and I was feeling very sick; but God’s mercy and grace was greater than everything. God made this miracle happen in His time and in His season and with the people that He chose to be part of this ministry.
Pastor Mark Anderson
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJ Around September 2016, God blessed me by sending my way two pastors that have the mind of Christ: Pastors Chris White from Trail Christian Fellowship and Mark Anderson from Ashland Christian Fellowship. Even when they were extremely busy with their work and personal lives and though I had not met them before they showed kindness, willingness, love and support for this ministry. They both gave me strong spiritual encouragement to keep moving on with this ministry and be obedient with God. Others at the time were thinking contrary to our new ministry and suggesting to abandon this idea. Others discouraged me stating that English was not my first language!
Pastor Chris White and Pastor Mark Anderson (rocks of foundation in this ministry) not only gave me strong spiritual encouragement and support to move on with this ministry as God’s will, they also provided the financial support that was very crucial at that time to start our first production of “Dining with Jesus”
Pastor Matt McAuliffe
Another foundation rock of this ministry is Pastor Matt McAuliffe with Trail Christian Fellowship who also has been giving me his strong encouragement and support. Matt also has been helping DWJ with financial support, along with his faithful work at DWJ ministry. His love, encouragement, wisdom, compassion, biblical discernment and participation at DWJ is very much appreciated. He serves as a Pastoral consultant and he also is one of our presenters on DWJ episodes, sharing his love, kindness and compassion to the world. He certainly has the mind of Christ.
Pastor Tomas Alvarez
Another rock of foundation in this Ministry is Pastor Tomas Alvarez, with the first Church of Nazarene in Medford OR. He is another faithful man of God who also has been giving me his strong encouragement and support and he also provided financial support to this ministry. Pastor Alvarez is serving on our board of directors and he brings us love, compassion and understanding to our ministry.
The Lord also sent my way brothers and sisters from Evangelical churches to support and serve at DWJ. He selected people from His body to support this ministry. My husband Steve Curran is one of them; he has been there with me since day one. We started the production of Dining with Jeus on October 06, 2016. Pastor Chris White he has been with us since then and he also has been faithfully serving at DWJ. He is a big rock of foundation for this ministry as he brings love, compassion, wisdom and biblical discernment to lead this ministry.
Back then facing a lack of financial resources but with faith in God and our open hearts, we continued walking in the Spirit following Jesus direction, having faith that He is in control, believing that He will provide the financial resources for the upcoming productions. God’s love, mercy and grace started moving the hearts of other pastors from local evangelical churches along with private donors and from 2016- 2018 the Lord blessed us with the financial resources to produce 9 episodes, but, His grace did not stop there, His grace was overwhelming.
On August 16, 2018 our Father in heaven provided the financial resources and He officially constituted a 501C3 Non-Profit Organization called DWJ Productions (“Dining with Jesus Productions”). He also provided us with a strong and very well committed board of directors, Pastoral Advisors (that think like Jesus) and a production crew with a great number of brothers and sisters in Christ from several evangelical churches. What a blessing! Thank you Father for your ongoing blessings.
Pastor Chris White
With love and kindness and under the authority of our Lord Jesus, Pastor Chris White, is leading DWJ Productions Ministry, surrounded by very well qualified and faithful Pastors that think like Christ (including himself) from several Evangelic churches; Pastor Chris White is serving at DWJ as President of the board of directors. Chris also is a DWJ Pastoral consultant on the advisory board and DWJ presenter. Chris also is our friend and brother in Christ. We feel very blessed to have you with us pastor Chris.
All our DWJ Pastors are well qualified and committed to faithfully deliver the truth (God’s word).
Pastor Rick Booye
I want to express my most profound gratitude and love to Trail Christian Fellowship in Eagle Point, OR for their strong support to DWJ Productions. Thank you very much to: Pastor Rick Booye, as you for lead your church to think like Christ! Pastor Matt McAuliffe, Pastor Garret Harrington, and to all the Pastors and the staff at Trail Christian Fellowship for your prayers, hard work, participation, love and support to DWJ Productions.
Special thank you to: our sister in Christ, Debbie Conley, Sunday School Teacher at Trail Christian Fellowship. Debbie has been helping us with the “Kids Kingdom segment” at DWJ. Debbie is a great qualified Christian Teacher and a well-qualified presenter that has the mind of Christ. Thank you, Debbie, for your hard and faithful work at DWJ.
My God continue blessing you.
The Lord continues sending Pastors from His church from all over to participate and to support this ministry. DWJ Productions is working, gathering and supporting God’s church. DWJ always will welcome qualified and faithful Pastors to share the truth (God’s word).
All the Pastors and volunteers serving at DWJ Productions receive daily portions of love that Jesus pours into our hearts to share with others. We all have the same feeling; we are a family, the family of Jesus.
We will continue walking every day relying on God’s grace, blessings, Love and Mercy and we will go where His will wants to take us. We communicate with Him daily through prayer. He speaks to us through the bible, speaking to our hearts and minds. He is in control, we are His children and we obey Him. Amen.
Hebrews 4:16 states
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (NIV)
Ephesians 1 5:7 states
he predestined us for adoption to sonship[b] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. (NIV)
Why God wants for us to produce this Christian Episodes?
Followers of Jesus know this world is not getting better. Non-believers call the bad good and the good bad. The Good News is that the Lord loves us. In fact, He has been calling us and reaching out to us since Adam and Eve disobeyed Him in the garden. He wants to restore us and give us back eternal life. But, most of the time we do not listen to Him as we are very busy working, are preoccupied, or are comfortable and we therefore feel no need for God. Other times we are wrestling with our lives, trying to solve our problems ourselves without God’s direction. Many times, we do not listen to Him because we hide in our shame, pain, insecurities and broken hearts.
The Lord spoke to my heart and moved me to produce Dining with Jesus Christian Episodes in English, however some Spanish will be spoken, so He will call and reach out to all His children from all the Nations to offer them eternal life.
Dining with Jesus is a Spiritual Arc that navigates in the world with God’s word as a net to bring to Him His lost one’s. Please pray for Dining with Jesus to be an instrument that the Lord Jesus will use to create awareness about His love, His grace and mercy and the importance of having a relationship with Him forever, strengthening families with love, faith and hope. If we believe in Jesus, confess our sins to Him, sincerely repent and accept Him and love Him as our Lord and Savior and follow Him with obedience, then He will restore our hearts minds and souls and will give us eternal life and we will be with Him forever. He is THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. Amen.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. John 14:6 New International Version (NIV)
If we dine with Jesus, He will bring blessings into our homes. He will bless us with love, eternal life, faith, hope, peace, mercy, forgiveness, and joy. He will give us our daily bread and will be there with us in difficult times. We never will be alone as He is faithful to us. Let us be humble before Him and open our hearts. He has a future for us all! Amen.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NKJ
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20 NKJ.
This is not the end of DWJ History, this is only the beginning of DWJ Production’s History.
The story keeps building every day as the Lord will bring in new people, new opportunities and new blessings. Amen
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