New Blog for Turning Point Ministries 25th Anniversary!
Thursday, March 2, 2006

It’s been 25 years!
The year 2006 marks a year of celebration and reflection on the mighty works of God over a quarter of a century for Turning Point Ministries, the parent ministry of Somebody Cares.

We invite you to be part of our WEBLOG, which will serve as a meeting place and point of encouragement as we reconnect with each other and plan for things to come! Part of our plans include a weekend reunion/conference in the fall, concluding with a celebration banquet. You won’t want to miss it, so be sure to “blog on” and keep in touch!

You can access the blog directly at or by visiting and clicking on the 25th Anniversary link.

If you’re a “Turning Pointer,” past or present, please post a comment with your name, when you were part of TPMI, a brief testimony, and where you are/what you’re doing now. We’re looking forward to hearing from each of you and re-connecting as we celebrate this milestone year of ministry!

More Web Developments…
See what’s new at, including our recent reports and photos from “We Love New Orleans,” our Valentine’s weekend outreach.

AND be sure to check out our newest feature, our Media Player, which features audio sermons by Doug Stringer, DVDs from hurricane relief, and more, including our soon-to-be released “podcasts.” Add this page on your “Favorites” and come back often, as we will be adding more items very soon!  You can even install this player on your computer and connect directly to our media when on the internet by clicking HERE.  Our Media Player can be a shortcut icon on your desktop to connect you with all our newest media releases.

Revival in Missoula
Doug Stringer will be the keynote speaker at a series of revival services next week at The Church, Rediscover It! in Missoula, MT. He will also be meeting with church leaders on Saturday evening to share God’s heart for compassion ministry. Please pray for Doug’s time in Montana!!

Thank you from City Cathedral/Somebody Cares New Orleans East
Dear Doug,
Your people were so wonderful here during the Valentine’s Day weekend. They continually exhibited a servant’s heart in their work with Jerry Davis at the Good News Camp. Jerry is doing a great work at City Park. Right after your team left, we began a partnering effort with them to start discipleship groups and had 19 at our first meeting a week ago—19 hungry souls! It was a great start to what we can see will be a great outreach as FEMA trailers move to the area.  Special thanks to BloodNFire [Somebody Cares San Antonio] for their donation to us of clothing. What they brought us was in excellent condition and was greatly appreciated by the community in New Orleans East, which we serve.
Doug, your partnership with us is a joy, and it was a joy to have some of your staff in service that Sunday morning. Financial assistance is a blessing, and your gift of $2500.00 toward our forklift is so wonderful (Operation Blessing unhesitatingly matched your gift the same week); but true fellowship in the same spirit, to meet your people or you, and to know the joy you have serving Jesus, is the best.  I have often told my church family about how, when I was a geeky student in college, that I dared to pray one day, “Lord, I don’t want to live with average Christians, but I want to work one day with your finest!” As I reflected on that this past week, I know that working with you all is part of the answer to that prayer.

Thanks for your friendship,
Andrew Benson
Elder/City Cathedral

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