Mozambique calls, Sarasota pastor answers
Thursday, July 28,2011. Day Three. Monday was D-Day. Pastor Dan Minor, worship minister at Harvest Tabernacle, and his mother Peggy Minor boarded a plane for Mozambique, Africa. What’s in Mozambique besides the Bush? Heidi and Rolland Baker and ‘Iris Ministries.’
Relationships in the Kingdom are born of the Spirit. For Pastor Dan, relationship between the Minor family and the Bakers was birthed eight years ago. Eastman Kodak award winning photographer Steven Katzman was bringing sixty prints to a trade show. One of the pictures transfixed Dan. It was a black and white print of Heidi Baker praying for a man’s healing. The message and anointing were powerful. The impression stayed with him for years. At that time, Pastor Dan owned his own company, JD Fine Art Photography, and had developed a reputation of some renown. He had worked his way up to being one of the top four wedding photographers in the nation.
Five years later, Mel Tauri introduced Heidi to Dan and his family. Relationship grew. Heidi and Rolland came to Sarasota February 17,2011, to introduce their ‘Stop For The One Child’ sponsorship program. The conference was called ‘Love Them to Life.’ Her commitment is to sponsor one million children. At present, the Baker’s ministry, Iris Ministries, feeds three meals a day to 1200 children.
The Bakers are quoted: “We find that we cannot just be an orphanage, a church, a Bible school, or a humanitarian aid organization. We cannot just hold bush conferences, plant farms and engineer micro-investments. We cannot just specialize in education and technical assistance. We, as a broadly-based international family, must embrace all of the above, and more. For us revival includes relief and development with a difference. We trust God and aim for His glory in everything. We are after the establishment of God’s Kingdom on the earth.”
In April, Shara Pradhan, former assistant to Heidi Baker, prophetically ministered at Harvest Tabernacle. During the course of her visit, she recognized Pastor Dan displayed talents as a Videographer. She knew that Heidi was looking for the right media ministry to produce a video that could be taken to the 150-200 speaking engagements she did each year. This video would give an accurate and anointed pictorial of what God is doing in the Bush, in Pembra, in Tete, and in the Garbage Dumps of Mauposoto. Shara knew she had found ‘just the right man for the job’ and called Heidi to make the connection.
Not many people get a personal call from Mozambique from Heidi Baker. Three weeks ago, Dan was asked by Heidi herself to come and make a video promo that would be powerful, and influential. “Can you come this week?”
Dan and Peggy made the trip halfway around the world. They are trekking over rivers and stream, filming the leader who follows the Cause…Bring them Jesus. Heal the broken hearted. Heal the sick. Manifest the presence of our Awesome God. Be His hands and feet. Feed the Children.
Dan and Peggy return to Sarasota on August 4th. The editing job will begin with the Ryan Bodie Studios. An original musical score will be created by Steve Rosen Music. Heidi will get just what she wanted…a Powerfully Anointed, Persuasive, and Influential Video.