First, there has been a hack through our website Giving Page. Our bank assures us that none of our donor’s data is, or will be, affected (thank the Lord). So please don’t worry about your data. But pray for this situation… DBM has been the target of an attack on freedom of speech and an attack on Christian values. It is likely an attack especially on preaching in the name of Jesus. We are not alone, as we are told this is becoming more widespread in America than ever before.
Ironically, our ministry checking account (accessed through the website) has incurred thousands of dollars of fraudulent charges. For example: 28,333 automated attempts to acquire funds were conducted as late as Friday. Due to the massive number of transactions processed illegally, our small checking account balance was quickly emptied. Every day since, we have been working with our bank and our merchant account to minimize the losses and recoup as much as possible.
Our budget is very small… we are still very much a ‘ma and pa’ operation.
Please pray for favor with the banks, merchant account and technical help and for a complete recovery, so we can be stronger and more protected than ever. Also pray that a volunteer business man or business woman will come join us here in the Carlsbad, CA area, to help run the business side of this ministry.
On the other front of the attack, our home had a massive slow water leak that went undetected until mold was discovered on a large scale. We’ve been living with mold for some time but didn’t know this. Now the mold and the damaged flooring, walls, and cabinets in two adjacent rooms is being removed, dried and prepared for replacement. We have been dealing with insurance people, plumbers, water and mold remediation, and various workers non-stop for several days—removing carpet, tile flooring, drywall in three adjacent rooms, and two wood cabinets and book cases, etc. Dale uses this space for his office and often for studio work. It’s been a real mess. We are now waiting for reconstruction, having lost the use of almost half of the home.
Satan is robbing us of time, energy and resources that belong to God’s kingdom. But due to such strong attacks at the same time, we are convinced that this is a strike from the enemy. This gives us great joy in this battle because, “Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world!”
Of course, your financial participation is very much needed and appreciated now as well. Thank you for all you do to support this ministry and keep us moving forward.
May God bless you multiplied back dear partners, for all you give to Him!
Dale and Paula Black
Dale Black Ministries * P.O. Box 130085, Carlsbad, CA 92013