Footprints of God DVDs in Iraq!

by Steve Ray on October 21, 2007

Dear Steve: Thank you so much for sending the Apostolic Fathers. I hope it arrives soon. I've been using the other 6 DVD's in our Bible study/RCIA meetings. They are well loved be everyone.

I've had hundreds of reverts, many non-Catholic interest, actually have had nearly 50 converts, about 20 baptisms and 30 more confirmations. I've had thousands of participants in our bible studies beginning last November. These DVD's are invaluable. Steve Ray's series with the Catholic Defender, what a team!!!! Thank you so much!

Don Hartley
United States Army
Chaplain in Iraq

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reidtgang October 21, 2007 at 2:04 PM

Swweeet! My parents (Chuck and Micky) and my niece (Tiffany) loved Rome. Thanks, it was nice to see them beam. Reidtgang

 Reidgang: They were delightful pilgrims. I had a great time with them all. Steve Ray

Mary October 21, 2007 at 10:13 PM

Just wondering, what is the 'Catholic Defender' reffered to here. This is just what we have been talking about offering at our parish. We are just now starting to use the Footprints DVDs. Thanks!

STEVE RAY HERE: "Catholic Defender" is the nickname of a soldier in Iraq. He is using my Footprints of God series to evangelize and teach soldiers in Iraq. I am glad you are using the series. Let us know how it goes.

Catholic Defender November 6, 2007 at 12:52 PM

I’ve been called “The Catholic Defender” going back to my college days in 1978. It began with a weekend retreat at Carthage Missouri called Cursillo. From that time on I became open about my faith raising the eyebrows of many friends who challenged me many times to get me to join their churches. I studied more on religion my senior year in college than I did any of my classes combined. My softball uniform I would have “Defender” spelled out on my back. In the course of time, I have been involved with many people’s conversions to the Catholic Faith. That has been a great grace to participate in this cause.

Catholic Defender November 6, 2007 at 12:56 PM

PS, Steve, these DVD’s on “The Footprints of God” series has been a Godsend. I’ve shown all seven and that has aided me so much on speaking to the teachings of the Catholic Faith. Keep up the great work there my brother!

Catholic Defender November 8, 2007 at 9:55 AM

I received the latest DVD, “Apostolic Fathers” and have shown it twice in public for two different chapels. The attendance was great for both viewings. Steve, it is going very well as many people have become familiar with the series and have had their faith enriched, several finding it here! Thanks for the work you have done putting these together. I know it isn’t all fun and games and many times you have had to sacrifice for them. Know this my brother, every person we reach you have played a part. Along with many others associated with us.

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