More Than a Description

More Than a Description
December 31, 2016 Ric Shields

Faithful is not only a description of what God does. Our experience does not define Him. Faithful is His very nature and character and is reason enough for us to be thankful in this season.

Our 2017 plans call for ministry outreaches in Mexico City (January and July), Egypt (March), and Argentina (April). Plans for additional outreaches in the fall are also in development. The support of our partners and friends is what makes these outreaches possible. We estimate our travel and outreach expenses for 2017 will be nearly $30,000 above our regularly budgeted expenses. We hope you will join us by giving generously to help make these possibilities become realities.

We are pleased to report that the trademark registration for Simply Sisters® was granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on September 13, 2016.

The process of the legal name recognition and trademark registration has been ongoing for 24 months. Our special thanks to Steve Meleen and the legal team at Pirkey Barber, PLLC for their efforts to help make this registration possible.

As you prepare for the onslaught of holiday shopping, did you know there is a way for you to shop online and bless DoorWays at the same time?

The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of each eligible purchase to DoorWays. Simply follow this link ( and select DoorWays (Open Doors, Inc.) as the charity you wish to support. If you bookmark Amazon Smile in your browser, each future eligible purchase will continue to provide funds to DoorWays.

Because of all you do, we do all we can to share the joy of following Jesus wherever we go. Thank you for being a part of the answer so many people need.


Ric & Sheila Shields


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