LAST HARVEST - THE OUTREACH!
The Journey of a Lifetime
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This is a documented autobiographical look at the living history of the Last Harvest-The Outreach. As you review our history, you will clearly see that the calling on our ordained Pastor who God used to pioneer to chart a path that many have followed through the years.
EARLY BIBLE STUDY FOCUS
– a small Bible study group of hungry fellow Christians and a tape lending library of Bible Study audio tapes to 450 listeners of Chuck Smith’ WORD FOR TODAY radio program.
I had the opportunity of meeting Pastor Chuck Smith, his brother Don.
I was mentored by them over the course of a week Pastors conference at Twin Peaks California. There I learned all about Calvary Chapel’s goals, met many of the pastors and came home to provide his audio tapes to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex for the next 3 years.
HELPED PLANT THE FIRST CALVARY CHAPEL IN DALLAS TX
Working with Bill and Cathy Philipp; led worship for the church for three years. The church grew to over 250 members at the time I step down to begin the Last Harvest. Today there are six Calvary chapels in the Dallas Metroplex area.
MY FIRST BROADCASTING EXPERIENCE
This to our radio show on Friday night is what led so many to ask questions about abortion that force me to pray and that’s what started Last Harvest Ministries Inc.
This show came about because of our work trying to save PPL which was to be replaced by playboy on store cable. As we fought that battle and won we saw this radio station invite us to be interviewed which led to our starting this radio show.
LAST HARVEST WAS BIRTHED TO HELP THE ABORTION MINDED AND HELP THE ABORTION VICTIM AND HELP LOCAL CENTERS
The ministry was incorporated for the benefit of the radio show however when we wrote Our purpose statement it was clear the Lord was leading us to become a Pregnancy Resource Center and serving local centers.
Judie Brown, of All.org, a pioneer of prolife action came to Dallas, Tx to help us with a public benefit program called Celebrate Life. This is Judie Brown and my wife in 1984.
PIONEERED SONOGRAM USE IN A CENTER-PIONEERED STRATEGIC PLACEMENT NEXT DOOR TO AN ABORTION CLINIC
The Center was opened as one of the first ever sonogram-based alternative to abortion located next door to an abortion clinic. We were there until November 1986. During our short stay, 1300 babies from “next door” were saved and we saw over 2500 clients total. During this period, I authored and recorded an audio tape called “OVERCOMING ABORTION’S AFTERMATH. This live interview with five of my former volunteers telling of their healing experience after abortion was the first tool used to help the after abortion client. It was produced in 1985.
KILLED BY NARAL NY AND ABC TV
With a script written by NARAL called “FAKE BOGUS CLINICS,” ABC used us as their poster child on their national TV prime time show. The result? We lost our space and funding by Dec. 1986 and lost the support of twenty churches.
APPEARED ON PTL WITH JIM AND TAMMY BAKKER
The appearance on the show led 18,000 women to ask for help after their abortions. After 6000 ensuing phone calls, the Lord showed me how to write recovery model that would ultimately serve 36,000 around the world. Pastor Ken authored “HEALING THE HURTS OF ABORTION” and held the first public recovery group in Dallas, TX in 1987.
PIONEERED AFTER ABORTION RECOVERY MODEL FOR CENTERS
After answering 6,000 phone calls between Feb 1987 and May 1987 I wrote the recovery model “HEALING THE HURTS OF ABORTION.” The book was initially printed for the first support group in Oct. 1987 and was picked up by hundreds of pregnancy centers.
Here is a photo taken in 1987. It was the attendees of our first public recovery support group and the closure memorial service for the unborn babies.
FIRST SUPPORT GROUP WAS HELD – PIONEERED THE MEMORIAL SERVICE USED IN RECOVERY
the first support group consisted of 13 women and 5 men. This model of recovery introduced the concept of a “Memorial for the Unborn.” The first support group served 33 abortions, 5 miscarriages, 8 incest victims, and 4 rape victims. This meeting series opened my eyes to the need for men.
PIONEERED AFTER ABORTION TRAINING FOR CENTERS
This first regional training event drew 80 center directors from five states to Dallas, Tx.
This training put me on a course that over the next 10 years would take me to 25 States training 2.500 directors and after abortion recovery.
PIONEERED FIRST ABORTION FOCUSED RADIO BROADCAST OFFERING HOPE TO THE VICTIMS
The radio show began to expand first through Marlon Maddox’s USA Network and then through Bob Larsen’s IBN network. Ultimately, 80 markets carried the show daily for five years. Over 2000 radio shows were broadcast across the nation.
TOURED ISRAEL AS PART OF THE NRB (National Religious Broadcast Association)
I was chosen to travel with a goodwill tour made up of 33 religious broadcasters. Dr. John Wilke and I were the only pro-life broadcasters on that trip. I had the opportunity to lead prayer at the opening of the tomb and to record the Beatitudes unamplified with a man standing at the waters edge reading from Matthew 5, while we were at the top of the mountain with a recorder running. That was a unique experience that confirmed that a speaker could be heard because of the natural amplifier the water and curved land-side created.
TRAINED 2,500 CENTERS IN AFTER ABORTION RECOVERY LEADERSHIP
For 10 years I conducted weekend training events in 25 states reaching 2500 pregnancy center leaders with abortion-recovery training. This led to 450 active support groups nationally.
APPEARED ON FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
I was called to Focus on the Family to be interviewed by Bill London on his Pastor to Pastor audio series. Additionally, I had the opportunity to pray with Sydna Masse, then the pregnancy center director of Focus on the Family, before she began her after abortion outreach. This was also when I had the opportunity to minister to Joan her assistant over her need for healing.
ASKED TO HELP ORGANIZE FOCUS ON THE FAMILY MEETINGS FOR PREGNANCY CENTERS NATIONALLY
We met with Focus on the Family to plan the first Pregnancy Center Meetings held at Focus on the Family over the next 3 years.
WROTE FREE ME TO LIVE
This was my college dissertation version of recovery after as an expanded, amplified, extended model of recovery based on being gender and issue neutral – a whole person approach to true Biblical recovery. This book spread quickly around the world with copies going to Russia Australia South Africa Brazil and Canada.
BLESSED WITH MIRACLES
The anonymous gift allowed the ministry to purchase and build a Christian Recovery Safe House facility in Marshall Tx, an East Texas town.
During the next 3 years, over 650 clients visited Samaritan Springs including over 141 cases of Satanic ritual abuse. The use of the house as a recovery support group location ended abruptly as our house mom was deported under the Clinton years back to Wales. With me in Dallas, this meant the house was uninhabited. This led me back to Marshall to work part-time building websites for clients in Marshall while taking care of the property. At this location,there have been multiple miracles. Two fires, the setting free of 650 hurting clients including 141 cases of Satanic Ritual Abuse. My little grandson was standing watching me repair a swing high in the big oak tree near the facility. When I climbed down the fully extended ladder, I was putting up my tool when a strong wind blew the ladder down. As it fell, I helplessly watched it fall directly at my grandson. The ladder hit the ground with a rung surrounding him but never touching him.
PIONEERED WEBSITES FOR CENTERS
This first site HOPE-NET.COM grew over three years to 10,000 visitors; It included a directory of 1700 centers. CPCLINK was online seven years before Optionline.
LOST OUR WEBSITE – WHICH LED TO 850 OTHER SITES TO BE BUILT
Started rebuilding and launched the first database-driven directory for center referrals online. Because of the sites I created, others started asking for our help and this became a tent-making enterprise to allow the ministry to continue without having to pay me a salary. This work became my permanent tent making for 20 years during which time I built over 800 websites, over 150 Pregnancy Center websites, spanning some 25 SIC codes.
BEGAN HOSTING SITES FOR OTHERS
After creating over 40 websites for the ministry and businesses asking for my help, started hosting websites. Hosting started in 1997 and went from one data center to the next to the next until we finally landed at Liquid Web on the highest speed SSD servers known to man. During these 20 years, I was very involved with WordPress and an active member in the Dallas Metro WordPress meetup group. After 20 years of web design and hosting of 850 websites, I semi-retired in 2016.
The DARK YEARS
Silenced the ministry while care-taking my family. After a ten year dark period during which I lost virtually all income from donors, lost my only sister after care-taking her during her bi-polar/schizoid battle after seven years. Then, a legal battle in Dallas, Tx tied me up for three years. These ten years took me away from focusing on ministry to focusing on family.
SERVING CENTERS IN NEW WAYS
I began serving others again. Almost like starting over, I began editing our older sites and building new ones. I also launched a telephone outreach to reconnect with pregnancy centers nationally serving centers in the USA and Canada.
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OUTREACH TO CENTERS
This was a weekly advisory report to rebuild relationships with today’s pregnancy directors. This weekly webcast lasted 5 years until I retired. I served/ministered to/ and referred clients to over 1000 directors weekly.
TAUGHT BIBLE ONLINE FOR FOUR YEARS
This Bible study website started with only six friends and have watched the traffic grew to an audience of 60000 viewers. Since May 2012 until April
2016, more 1,167,750 plus visitors were served.
EXPANDED PROMOTION OF CENTERS
I also launched Contributelife.com to bring awareness to funding for centers and Considering-Abortion.com to reach the abortion-minded woman.
CONNECTED WITH CARENET
This allowed me to connect with hundreds of center directors by telephone in an effort to rebuild our database of centers and expand our services.
EXHIBITED AT HEARTBEAT INTERNATIONAL
I exhibited at HeartBeat International, Dallas, Tx. My-Donations.com was launched in 2014 and served to help about 50 organizations. More modern services came along and My-Donations and My-EZFundRaiser were both finally shut down in 2016.
MODERNIZED AND PRUNED 50 WEBSITES
Converted all websites to mobile ready responsive sites. Since 1994 when the first site was built, the ministry managed a network of 50 websites and social media platforms. Most are fully responsive to any size device. As I modernized, I also pruned the inactive, unnecessary sites to bring our network to 22 primary sites.
DISSOLVED THE NONPROFIT – REPURPOSED THE OUTREACH
After losing our last donor and facing no public support, the 501 (C)(3) was dissolved. Last Harvest – The Outreach has since reopened as a for-profit Christian service organization. A donor listening to our Bible studies wanted to make a donation to the ministry. This ended when a donor deceptively drew us into a Nigerian scam that robbed us of $72,000 and paid us back with stolen money, putting Pastor Ken in prison for three months (*110 days) for which he was finally no-billed in 2017.
NEW OUTREACH-NEW TRAINING-NEW SERVICES
2015 Created an extensive online training resource for men needing a recovery course for men. The new focus on Men helping men and serving the unserved community of abortion’s related victims.
PLACED ALL ARCHIVES ONLINE-SOMEONECARESRADIO.COM
The website, SomeoneCaresRadio.com became a full on-demand worship playlist of eleven hours of unbroken worship, plus complete archives of Monday-Minute.com, LastHarvestFellowship.com and MyWordPressHelpDesk.com for center staff, board members, even clients. Of these three sites, only SomeoneCaresRadio.com remains functional.
PASTOR KEN THE FOUNDER MANAGES ALL OF THE MINISTRY’S DAILY OPERATIONS
Under the direction of Pastor Ken Freeman, Last Harvest-the Outreach has written 300 one minute devotionals. These devotionals have become radio PSAs, a series offering one year of daily spots to Christian radio stations and networks free of charge. This PSA is going to provide hope to the hopeless of our nation. The broadcasts will also eventually become a YouTube channel.
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NEW SUPPORT AND TRAINING FOR CENTERS 2017
Launched a new announcement of new support services for centers. Learn More! including advertising marketing event planning web analysis publishing support and full access to our archives.
New training courses have been completed now providing full support for the staff and volunteers of Pregnancy Resource Centers.
* Men’s training for serving men in recovery.
* Women’s training 4 serving women in recovery
* Board of directors training
* Client services or client Advocate directors training
* Executive directors training
* Volunteer Training
* Church Liaison Training
VIEW OUR SEVEN TRAINING COURSES
PASTOR KEN NOW COMES ALONG DIRECTORS TO PROVIDE IN-DEPTH MANAGMENT, MARKETING and ADVERTISING SUPPORT
Center directors, old and new, face many hats required of them. Often, you are required to accomplish things you were never trained for. Allow Pastor Ken to come alongside, to be a compliment to you, to be a partner with you to ‘figure out’ the best path to follow when putting on an event, banquet or run or golf tournament, to discover new ways to advertise and market your center, to learn how to be most effective when interviewed on radio or television, and how to engage more volunteers and donors. His service is straightforward, with no hidden fees. $99 flat fee ensures six hours of research, an in-depth white-paper outlining your next steps that you can easily take to the board for approval. Get started today!
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PASTOR KEN IS READY TO INSPIRE, ENLIGHTEN AND BLESS YOU AND YOUR CENTER
His stories of how God has performed miracle after miracle as the enemy tried to take him out will bless your donors, bless your volunteers and staff. His 35-year experience working with the hurting as the Father of After abortion recovery helps him to share hope for the hopeless. His experience on 2600 radio shows and 250 television shows helps him to be a most engaging speaker you will be happy to have speak to your next banquet.
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