Saturday, January 31, 2015


This may be hard to believe, but after over 40 years of basically preaching the same message (Jesus Saves) every time it is a fresh, exciting and rewarding time.  That certainly was the case for the Ice Fishing Derby that I spoke at on the bank of Lake Saratoga, WY.  Honestly I did not know really what to expect.  I knew it would be cold.  The only question was, How Cold?  The over night lows were in the teens and the daytime highs were in the mid 20's.  The big problem was the wind chill, with the wind gusts at times as much as 65 miles per hour.  Let me give you an overview of what took place.


I rented a car in Denver, CO and drove about 5 hours to Saratoga, WY.  It should have taken about four hours but because of the high wind gusts the speed limit kept going down.  At times I was a little concerned because of the amount that the car would shake with some of the gusts.  The last hour of my trip the snow was coming down so hard it was almost a white out.  Blowing across the road and into my headlights.  I made it just fine, but as I was walking up to the Pastor's door he was walking out and informed me that the police had just called and that there was an emergency at the tent at the lake where we would be giving out free coffee, hot chocolate, snacks, serving a meal and where I would be speaking the next morning. The emergency turned out to be that the wind had blown one side of the tent down.  There was a group of men and women from a church called, "Set Free", which is located two hours from Saratoga, WY where almost all of the men and women were former drug addicts, but have been set free through the liberating power of the blood of Jesus Christ.  They were able to get the tent back up.


Up at six o'clock a.m. to eat some oatmeal and travel to the lake.  When I got there it was light enough to see but the sun had not come up yet.  About a mile from the lake was a small herd of mule deer.  I stopped for a little bit to take in the beautiful surroundings.  The snow covered mountains and mule deer in Wyoming.  When I got to the tent everyone was busy getting generators going for the heaters.  It was 14 degrees.  It wasn't long until some of the fishermen started dropping in because they had confused our tent with the Chamber of Commerce tent, who had sponsored the derby.  We had a small line of people at 12:00 noon for lunch.  We served chili and hotdogs and then I spoke.  I spoke three different times throughout the afternoon with 12 people responding that they had prayed to receive Christ into their life.  It was a good day!


We just served coffee and snacks with the service at 10:00 am.  We had our largest crowd with 28 at one time.  There were 2 more who made public professions of faith with a total of 14 indicating they had been saved.  The Ice Fishing Derby was just a secular sponsored event by the Chamber of Commerce.  It had been done for years.  This time the First Baptist Church, Saratoga, WY made it a spiritual event.  I was so blessed and honored to be a part of it. 
Ice Fishing Derby, January, 2015, Lake Saratoga, WY

Dr. Morris Anderson, Founder of MORRIS ANDERSON OUTDOORS,
 Speaking under the Hospitality Tent during the Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Saratoga, WY

Dr. Morris Anderson, Founder of MORRIS ANDERSON OUTDOORS,
 Ice Fishing during the Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Saratoga, WY


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Soul Winning at Shoney's

Soul Winning @ Shoney's

Just a few weeks ago Kenny Evans, who sings at Country Time Theatre in Pigeon Forge, TN called and wanted to meet with me.  He had heard me preach a few years earlier in a revival.  We met at Shoney's for lunch.  We had a nice little waitress by the name of Shawn Hill.  In a few minutes it was my joy to lead her to Christ. 


A Great One Day Revival!

That is what we had in Thomson, GA.  At the end of the service after the invitation was given there were 28 people indicating that they had prayed and asked Jesus into their heart.   When you think among all Southern Baptist Churches 25% baptize no one in an entire year, that was a GREAT DAY!

You are cordially invited!

Be sure and put on your calendar the "Annual Friends of MANNA Ministries, Inc. Awareness Banquet" which will be on Friday, March 28, 2014, at 6:30 pm at the Dotson Memorial Baptist Church, CAC Building, 814 Dotson Memorial Road, Maryville, TN 37801.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP by email and let us know.

Coming UP!!

I will again be leading a group for our Spring Mission Trip during MAY 31--JUNE 4,2014 to Thoreau, NM.  We will be doing Vacation Bible School, Basketball Camp, Revival Services and some type of a remodeling project.

Plans are already being made.  We still have some vacancies, so why not travel with me and have the joy of working with the local church and the Navajo People.

Thank You,

It is my joy to have you following along through our various communications, your prayers and support to MANNA Ministries, Inc., and your concern in seeing our world come to Christ.  You are very important to the Work of God.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

"The weather outside is so frightful,

But, the evangelistic services on the inside are so delightful."

I realize I borrowed a Christmas Theme, however, the January weather for most of us has been so very cold. 

But, that has not stopped the revival services from being some of the best to start off a new year.  In the first week of January we saw 47 people come to know Christ through a Saturday afternoon Fishing Expo and Sunday morning through Wednesday night revival services.  Then the next week from Sunday morning through Monday evening we saw several more saved.  Below is a picture of a Mother, who came forward for baptism, and her Son who was saved the second week of January.

I wonder how many churches across America, regardless of size, saw people saved during the first two weeks of January.  We are seeing a great work of God in these days.  We only have to be available to His leading and tell others about Him. 

I have began the plans for our next MISSION TRIP to the NAVAJO NATION in NEW MEXICO.  If you would like to go with me on a mission trip, contact me and I will give you the details.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

What a Great Week in Texas!!

Just returned from a great week in Texas with 47 saved from Saturday afternoon at the Fishing Expo to Wednesday night at the end of the Revival.  God continues to bless.  Can't wait to see what He does next.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Contact Dr. Morris Anderson for your next Sportsman's Banquet or Wild Game Supper!!! You will see souls saved and live changed.