Living Sacrifice Ministries was founded when I was convicted by God after realizing that like many Christians, it had become too easy for me to simply go through the motions of living a "Christian" life without ever truly sacrificing anything. I could attend worship service, even Bible study, and read my Bible, but never give anything up that I didn't want to. It was easy to make it all fit into my little world, my schedule, and my budget. Paul writes to the Roman church in Romans 12:1, "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service". This strikes me as something that is not to be taken lightly. present my body that means live it, not just think it. A living sacrifice which means that with each day, I need to be looking at the things that I have, be they money, time, talents, knowledge, and give them to the point that I may actually have to do without something. Does this mean that I give up that extra cup of coffee so that I can feed a hungry person? Do I give money to missions instead of buy a new computer program? How about turning off my TV and helping the widow across the street by raking her leaves or mowing her lawn?
When I set out to establish this ministry, I thought it would be as simple as getting this message out, until I partnered with the saints of the churches in developing countries whose lives have been this way for years. Pastors who walk 5-10 miles a day to get to church. People who share one Bible for Bible study, and must go to an internet cafe' in the next town to check email or print of Bible study lessons.
Through this partnership, Living Sacrifice Ministries, as it now exists, was formed. Please enjoy what has been put on the pages here, sign up for updates, and visit often. We are a ministry that is growing constantly. Just this week we entered into Liberia, Ethiopia, and the Philippines.
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Serving Him through Serving Others,
Reverend James M. Dakis
Living Sacrifice Ministries
Founder and Director of Living Sacrifice Ministries Jim Dakis came to Christ in 1975 at age 12, and new very early that the Lord had plans of ministry awaiting.
The terms of service have changed through time, but with the blessing and guidance of the King of kings, and foot soldiers of God's Army, Living Sacrifice Ministries has reached people across the entire African continent, Pakistan, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Phillippenes, and most recently Haiti!
We invite you to partner with us in prayer and support of our Christian friends. Please sign up for updates to our web site, or send an email to [email protected]. You can also find us at http://jimdakis.wordpress.com or at https://twitter.com/Jimlsministries
Consultant Hilary Bingham is a dedicated Christian serving the Lord at First 5 Shasta, having previously worked at Simpson University, the same Christian university where she received her Masters degree in Non-Profit Organization Management. Previously she worked as a Case Manager at the Good News Rescue Mission, working with women who had battled drug and alcohol addiction.
Her caring and loving heart make her a perfect match for the Living Sacrifice Ministries team, and her contributions since she joined the staff have been remarkable.