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Meet Brother Charles
Evangelist from North Nigeria

The following is a testimony from a young Evangelist we will call Charles in North Central Nigeria, primarily Muslim territory. Charles evangelizes unreached villages using the Relational Discipleship Series to make disciples after their conversion. Recently Pastor Charles organized his first church, as seen in the picture.


By the grace of God our mission outreaches continue to reach the [unnamed] community where crowds of souls surrendered their lives to Christ. Testimonies of healing were common. On March 17th, we recorded four instant healing testimonies. At least 52 people gave their lives to Christ as we ministered using the Jesus film, summarizing it with evangelical sermons and prayers. Visitations to our mission fields have been going on effectively encouraging and teaching the brethren in faith. Meanwhile, I embarked on a one-week mission trip to [unnamed] state this week to reach a cluster of churches as we encourage them on the need to train the young ones. I appreciate your prayers and request for more prayers as we find ourselves in a critical moment in Nigeria - politically, financially, and otherwise.



Nigeria, Benue state  

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Cruz and Keydi Paniagua Launch Global Vision

In 2023, Cruz and Keydi Paniagua from Ecuador launched their global vision to train and equip pastors globally. Along with leading church revitalization in Latin America, the Paniaguas in the first three months of the year have already accepted invitations to equip pastors and church planters in India, South Africa, and in Europe. Please also remember the Paniagua’s oldest daughter, Sofia, who is currently serving in Portugal training and equipping European pastors and laity in disciple-making. If you are interested in partnering with Cruz and Keydi please visit their new website at

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New Book Release:
May 29th 

“The family is God’s primary means for building healthy churches, cultures, and civilizations. In Sharpening Arrows, I hope to offer understanding and vision for how God is bringing the father and the children’s generations together in these last days for purposes of repentance, discipleship, reformation, reparation, and the restoration of His spiritual kingdom on earth.”

Email me at randy@rdm-nations, and I will send you a link to purchase your copy on May 29, 2023 at a thirty percent discount price.

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RDS Video Series Update

The RDS Levels 1 and 2 lessons on video have been filmed and are currently being edited. Level 3 and half of level 4 will be filmed in October with the remaining lessons scheduled to be completed in November.

The purpose of this project is to send the RDS into the nations by satellite for the purpose of making disciples. We also plan to make the video series available on the RDM website for churches and individuals. Please pray with us that God use the RDS Video Series as a tool to make disciples in the nations!

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Relational Discipleship Ministries under the direction of Randy and Annette Ballard work with area churches, Christian businessmen, and the YMCA to provide new coats for men and women in drug and alcohol recovery centers. If your church or organization would like to Join with us in providing coats or Christmas gifts for the children of men and women in recovery. Please contact us by email at


We are presently taking donations for coats that we will distribute the second week in November. You can provide a new coat for a recovery client for a $40 donation.


We will begin collecting donations or gifts for children the weekend after Thanksgiving. We suggest a $25 donation to sponsor a Christmas gift per child.


To make a donation toward the coat drive or the Kids Christmas project, send your gifts to RDM, 8610 Dallasburg Road, Morrow, OH 45152. Make our your check to Relational Discipleship Ministries. We will post pictures and the results of both the coat drive and kids Christmas project. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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RDM to Partner with Impact Nations

Relational Discipleship Ministries will continue to partner with GLOBAL IMPACT NATIONS as they now began to plan crusades here in the U.S. Impact Nations President and Founder, Jeff Battles, has a vision to see people saved in their crusades but also evangelists trained, discipled, and sent out to win souls. RDM will partner with Jeff and Impact nations in discipleship training as well as providing tools and resources for churches and new converts from the crusades. IMPACT NATIONS crusades are now being planned for Cleveland (Ohio), Gary, Indiana, and Cincinnati

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