Who is David Hogan and what is Freedom Ministries?
(This information is what I have gathered from listening to many recordings of David
family.A more complete and accurate account is given on their website: http://www.freedom-ministries.us/)David Hogan is the director of Freedom Ministries, a non-denominational Christian mission to the indians of Mexico.He
has several missionaries that work for him in the mountains of Mexico reaching out to several tribes.David
started out life as a 4th generation preacher's kid, but was turned against the church because of the hypocrisy he
saw in the churchgoers.He spent a number of years running away from God, getting in fights, and working in the oil business.His
wife, Debbie, got saved and kept praying for David
to find Jesus.One day David
was flying to a job in Alaska when God spoke to him audibly that David
needed to follow Him.David
thought everyone could hear the voice and so he
spoke back saying that he
didn't have anything against God, it was just that he
didn't see anyone living like the Bible said to.God told him, "I want you to."Always one for a challenge, David
said "Ok," and excused himself, got down in the aisle of the plane and led himself to Jesus.
Some time later David
was given a vision of a people group that God wanted him to go to in Mexico.He
started asking missionaries from that area about these people.It took some work, but eventually he
was able to find them.They are what is left of the once mighty Aztec empire and the other indigenous peoples.They are outcast and rejected by the larger Mexican population, but very much loved by Jesus.As they drove out to the mountains, He
knew from the vision exactly what the village would look like and described it ahead of time to those in the vehicle with him.When they reached the village, he
found out that the Spanish he
had studied so hard wasn't the language of the people he
had been called to!They spoke Nahuatl, not Spanish.So he
was off to language school again.
Now, 25 years later, he
travels around the world telling of the many miracles that God has done in the Freedom Ministries
challenge is clear: God's word is true, all of it.The reason most people don't see God doing much is because we are so entirely self-centered.The biggest obstacle to God moving in and through me, is me, not the devil.Submission to God in all things, with fasting and prayer, hungry after the very presence of Jesus, sacrificing our flesh for His
Kingdom - this is what will move God and allow Him to move through us to help others.David
men work very hard in the mountains and jungles to carry the word of God to people who have never even heard of Jesus.They have been beaten repeatedly, stoned, cut, whipped, shot, and some have been martyred.Freedom Ministries
now has a ranch in Mexico where large gatherings can take place and a school for the indians is being built.The indians have initiated David
into their nation and adopted him as one of their own, because of the great love and committment he
has shown them over the years, and for bringing them the gospel of Jesus.
If you believe that God wants you to come to this work, write a letter to David
and say what is on your heart.