Greetings in the Names of our Heavenly Father and Savior, Yahweh and Yahshua the Messiah!
We begin by offering a heartfelt thank you to all those who supported us in 2017. Your generosity allowed YRM to reach many more with Yahweh’s truth.
This was a year of amazing Internet and electronic outreach growth for YRM. With our transition from national TV to more internet-based broadcasting, we can report many successes. The most notable achievement was on YouTube. We’ve had a YouTube channel since 2013 and we have been gradually adding subscribers and views to our channel. However, this year we made a quantum leap in both subscribers and viewing minutes. We added more than 28,000 subscribers with 4.2 million views.
This has given our YouTube channel more authority. This means that YouTube lists our videos nearer to the top when someone is searching for related keywords. Perhaps the best example is the recent interview that Elders Randy Folliard and Don Esposito did in Israel on the real temple mount location. When searching for “temple mount” on YouTube, this video appears as number one out of about 1.1 million. As a result of this ranking, YRM has been contacted by two documentary producers for possible interviews, one being associated with the History Channel.
In addition to YouTube, we have also made strides on Facebook and our video-on-demand channels, including Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Android TV. On Roku, this year we had over 3.6 million watched minutes with 451,643 total views. For those who have these platforms, you can add our channel free of charge by simply searching for “YRM” or “Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry.”
Another accomplishment is from the 2017 Feast of Tabernacles. This was the first year we observed this Feast at our home facilities in Holts Summit, Missouri. While there were a few lessons learned, overall the Feast was a huge success. With about 200 in attendance, everything went off without a hitch. The worship and messages were inspirational and insightful, the activities were fun for all ages, and the meals left nobody wanting.
We plan to again observe all Feasts here in Holts Summit in 2018, including the Feast of Tabernacles. While we will make a few minor changes to the schedule, it will be similar to this past year. One significant difference between last year and this year is that we hope to finish our multipurpose building before Tabernacles. In addition to the gym, which is nearly completed, this facility will include a lodging portion containing two communal bathrooms with showers, communal kitchen with a small dining area, and 26 lodge rooms split between two levels. The lodge rooms will be approximately 10’x10’ in size with two bunk beds in each room. Some rooms will have a door between them to accommodate larger families.
To save on funding, the Ministry will do most of the work ourselves with Ryan Mansager leading the effort and assisted by Lucas Cecil. It is our hope to finish the communal bathrooms and the 5 lower lodge rooms by Passover and to have the lower kitchen and the second level rooms finished by the Feast of Tabernacles. Please consider helping with this much-needed facility. This will not only be a blessing for the Ministry throughout the year, but especially for the annual Feast days, providing critical lodging during these times. To give or learn more, visit us online.
In closing, we warmly invite you to this year’s Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread in Holts Summit from the evening of March 31 – April 8. As a side note, those who partake of the Passover emblems must be baptized into “Yahshua’s” name by an ordained minister, which, for those interested, we can provide on the Sabbath before the Passover. These observances promise to be a blessing for all in attendance. We have scheduled several worship services, Bible workshops, and activities, including roller skating, bingo, board games, an afternoon on Katy Trail, open gym time, and several group meals. To learn more or to register, call the ministry or visit yrm.org/passover-2018.
Once more, we humbly thank all those who gave to YRM in 2017. We pray that Yahweh’s blessings would be poured out upon all those who support this work and live according to His Word. Malachi 3:10 provides this promise, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith Yahweh of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”