Joe McDonald Ministry News July 4th Edition

Here is where you can see it: “The Evangelism Trail” July 4th 2024 Edition” Remember two pages. Look for two arrows at the top left corner.


I have also attached in PDF format. Check us out and know we love and appreciate you.


1 Thessalonians 2:4 NKJV “But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.”



Joe and Patti

Reverend Joe McDonald  Isaiah 6:8
sharing “the message of grace”
Joe McDonald Ministry Inc.
a 501(c)(3) donation supported ministry


As full-time missionaries, Joe and Patti McDonald travel wherever (near or far) God directs to tell people about Jesus. If you would like to participate with us by praying, giving or even going, please let us know. You can email us through my contact page and if you send your mailing address we will send you a monthly newsletter. (email if you prefer.)

Take care and hope you have a great holiday,

Patti McDonald, Professional Mom

Heart of Flesh, Literary Journal by Veronica McDonald

Be sure to check out “Heart of Flesh” Literary Journal, Issue 11 is just out!

Click below:

Heart of Flesh Literary Journal – “I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh” -Ezekiel 36:26

Veronica Sosa McDonald, Creator and Editor, and my beautiful Daughter-in-Law, gave us Issue 11 in May. Be sure to look through all of the issues if you haven’t seen them. They are brilliant!

On that same link you will find “Pure in Heart,” (Issue 7) a literary magazine for children, by children! My awesome granddaughter, Mia McDonald co-edits this with her mom.

Check these out for your perfect Summer activity, for both you and your kids!

Patti, Professional Mom

Joe McDonald Ministry June Newsletter Father’s Day 2024

Take time to read about the foster kids camp in Georgia and Patti’s Mom’s life celebration, both this month.

See it here: “The Evangelism Trail” for June 2024  It is also included in PDF format.

Let us hear back from you if we can help you in any way.


Joe and Patti

Reverend Joe McDonald  Isaiah 6:8
sharing “the message of grace”
Joe McDonald Ministry Inc.
a 501(c)(3) donation supported ministry

Joe McDonald Ministry Newletter for May 2024

Note: I hope you are receiving a Joe McDonald Ministry Newsletter every month either by mail or email. This issue has a tribute to my mom, Norma Nodar, who passed away on April 16, 2024. If you knew her, you loved her. Please comment with your thoughts. If you want to receive a physical newsletter every month or be on our email list,  go to the “Contact Page” in the menu and let me know. Patti McDonald, Professional Mom. (You have to click into the post to comment.)


Running a little late with the May Joe McDonald Ministry newsletter. You can see it here: “The Evangelism Trail” for May 2024


One of the reasons we are running late, is because as many of you know Patti lost her mother on April 16th. You can see her obituary

here: Norma Nodar Obituary


Please take a couple of minutes and see what we have done since last month’s news and  read Patti’s mom’s obit.


Joe and Patti

Reverend Joe McDonald  Isaiah 6:8
sharing “the message of grace”
Joe McDonald Ministry Inc.
a 501(c)(3) donation supported ministry

Joe McDonald Ministry News (April)

Here it is! The April Joe McDonald Ministry news. Busy month you can read about here: “The Evangelism Trail” for April 2024.

It is also attached to this email.

Thank you for all your prayers and support this busy year. Let us know how you are doing.


Joe and Patti

Reverend Joe McDonald  Isaiah 6:8
sharing “the message of grace”
Joe McDonald Ministry Inc.
a 501(c)(3) donation supported ministry

Patti: Even though this newsletter went out to our supporters early in the month, my mom, Norma Nodar, 94, went to be with Jesus on April 16. There will be more news and the obituary ( in the May Newsletter. And her service is scheduled for June 6th.
Thank you for your prayers and support!

A Trio of Found Recipes by Professional Mom (a repost)


I don’t really remember what I was looking for, but the kitchen drawer was the spot I chose to start. Everyone has “that drawer” in the kitchen, be honest, everything paper and otherwise that you have saved is there. Addresses, recipes, pens, birthday candles, I could go on and on.  As it turns out I found several recipes, some I had made before and some not. I picked three and decided to rustle up all the ingredients and make them.

After a hundred-dollar trip to the grocery store, I was ready to proceed. My son and his family were on the way home from a trip and I wanted to prepare a great meal, so I chose three out of the ordinary (for me) recipes to make. I will share these recipes at the end of this post.

There is a certain significance to these recipes in that my mother-in-law, Kathleen McDonald, who had a huge impact on my cooking and all-around housekeeping skills, wrote one of these recipes with her own hand. She’s been in Heaven for about ten years now, so it was particularly moving for me find this recipe. That was the Broccoli Salad. The Four Layer Pie, our all-time fave, was another recipe, although written by me, but was another family recipe I got from Grandma.

She was what I would call a precise cook. As I put these recipes together, I was reminded of her special and neat way she cooked, especially the Four Layer Pie, because you could see the layers both defined and beautiful. The Broccoli Salad was cut in tiny little pieces, again, precise and beautiful to behold. My daughter pointed this out when we ate mine, but, oh well, it’s me. As I was pressing the crust into the pan for the pie, and thinking of Grandma McDonald, I sized my cooking skills up as too good for “Worst Cooks in America,” yet not good enough for “Chopped.” Funny what you think about when you’re cooking.

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Joe McDonald Ministry January 2024 Newsletter

Here is the January Newsletter “The Evangelism Trail” for January 2024!


Follow us all year and email me if you want to receive your own copy either email or snail mail!



Reverend Joe McDonald  Isaiah 6:8
sharing “the message of grace”
Joe McDonald Ministry Inc.
a 501(c)(3) donation supported ministry

New Year, New Goal to Read the Bible Through!

I’m one day away from reading my Bible through. Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and I am so excited to have experienced this! Thank you to the folks at Teach Sunday School (.com) for putting together this chronological guide, that is both extremely easy to follow and keeps you on target to finish in a year!

I have been a Christian and Bible student since my teens but 2023 was the first year I actually read the Bible from cover to cover!

You can too! Simply download the guide link and either print it out, like I did, or follow on line. It’s that simple.

I plan to do it again in 2024, starting Monday!

Click Here For Your Download

*Disclaimer: This does cost $9.99, but you can copy and use multiple times.

Be sure to comment when you get started! Patti (Professional Mom) Click the title of this post to comment.

Joe McDonald Ministry December Newsletter and Family Update!

Time is moving right along and Christmas morning is just around the corner.

Check out the December two page ministry newsletter by clicking here: “The Evangelism Trail” Christmas News


I have also attached it in PDF format for you to print or share with friends and family.

Thank you for all you do for us and let us hear back from you after you look this over.

Merry Christmas,

Joe and Patti

Honoring Veterans 2023


I am grateful to all veterans who have served on my behalf to allow the freedoms we enjoy to continue in perpetuity. That said, sometimes the history is lost on younger generations and I in addition to thanking veterans for their service, and I have many veterans I love in my family, I decided to give a short bit of history, with information from the web, written and researched by the Editors of Encyclopaedia Brittanica, November 10, 2023.

Although the original celebration of Veterans started in 1919 after the First World War;

“November 11 became an official national holiday in the United States in 1938. In 1954 the name was changed to Veterans Day to honour those who had served in all U.S. wars. Ceremonies are held each year at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and floral tributes are placed on the graves of service men and women and at memorials throughout the country. Naturalization ceremonies have come to be an important part of the day’s activities.”

Again, thank you for your service, all veterans that have served in all of the branches of the military to keep us free!

Professional Mom

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 "The Gospel Parade!" Second printing!

A great way to share the Gospel with your children

and grandchildren. A "read to" or read on their own,

    target audience is 4-9, but all ages will enjoy this!

The first edition was published in 2011, with just a few changes in the pictures, this is the same story that thrilled all of our readers!

Joe McDonald Ministry has made a parade float for local parades and church events! Complete with pictures from the book and gospel music!

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Volume XII Sunsets on Mobile Bay 2024

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Sunsets on Mobile Bay 2024 Volume XIII is available now!!!

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Sunsets on Mobile Bay Calendar 2024 Volume XIII is available on, featuring the award-winning photography of local artist, Tommie Peterson. Tommie has delivered on the most fantastic photos yet! Volume XIII, 13 years of calendars and if you've been getting one every year, you won't be disappointed! Lovely views of the Mobile, Alabama skyline with the most gorgeous sunsets ever! $2.00 per calendar is donated to Joe McDonald Ministry after printing costs. Thank you to all of our ministry supporters for your faithful giving! For more information on Joe McDonald Ministry, visit our FaceBook Page or website,

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