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Betts Ministries began in 2007 with God's call on my life to build a Retreat Facility on my ranch in Caney, Oklahoma.  God took my husband, Jack, of thirty years, in a tragic accident shortly after we moved from California, leaving me to become solely dependent upon and trust fully in Him for everything.

Within two weeks of Jack's death, I knew God had a plan for my life.  It was not easy by any means, but as I learned to depend more and more on God, my faith grew and my trust in Him became greater with every passing day.  He began to reveal Himself to me in great and marvelous ways by the power of the Holy Spirit.  In the midst of loneliness and despair, I saw miracles of provision and blessing everywhere and I knew God was with me and would never leave me or forsake me.  His Word began to speak to my heart like never before and as I surrendered more of myself to Him the greater my faith became.

In January of 2007, He called me to take the greatest step of faith thus far in my life.  He asked me to build a retreat house on the ranch.  Although my friends and relatives thought it was a ridiculous idea, it was clear to me that this was God's plan.  With my eyes fixed on Him and His Plan, I moved forward with the construction.  At one point I came under Satan's attack on the project and almost quit, but just in time God sent a sign of encouragement meant specifically for me!  The moment I saw it I knew I was to continue; that I was doing the right thing.

God made everything fall into place perfectly and The Treehouse was completed in March, 2008.  The first retreat group came the next month and it has been non-stop ever since!  Since then, thousands of people have visited The Treehouse and I have been blessed beyond words by the opportunity to serve in this capacity.

With every answer of "Yes" on my part, God has asked more of me.  In January of 2009, He clearly told me to begin writing a daily devotional via email and call it the Morning Message.  Again, this was not easy but my response was, "Yes".  God has been faithful to give me the words for the Morning Message every day since and the mailing list has grown dramatically and can now be viewed here on the website.

In August of 2010, God took me completely out of my comfort zone when He insisted I write a book.  He sent the needed confirmation, time and ability for me to do this and in May of 2011, "A Wave of the Baton" was published.  It is a true-life testimony of the goodness of God in my personal life.  His use of people, and the miracles and wondrous things He has caused to happen, were revealed to me and although writing it was one of the most difficult things I have ever done, again my answer of "Yes" has resulted in tremendous blessings!

The next phase of the ministry was the creation of the House of Praise early in 2013.  This was God's Plan and I received it as a spiritual vision.  Again, I answered "Yes" and went to work to make His Vision become a reality.  Even during the construction process, the anointing of the Holy Spirit was a powerful and evident force.  The House of Praise was dedicated in April of 2013, and since that time countless people have fallen to their knees and been brought to tears in response to the presence of God in that place.  What a Mighty God we serve!  He alone is worthy to be praised!

God has been faithful to provide people to help with His ministry here. I have been blessed with a wonderful Board of Directors who have a heart for the Lord and this ministry. Over the years God has given me great strength and energy and has provided the help I have needed, but in April of 2013 He caused a young woman to come here who is the answer to many, many hours of prayer by myself and others.  When Dawn Moses answered God's call on her life to move here and become an intricate part of Betts Ministries, God was preparing us for something none of us saw coming!

His call for Betts Ministries now is to build the Tabernacle on the HillImmediately I responded "Yes", but this project is so huge, it is beyond what I can do on my own.  Now He is calling me to REALLY trust Him to make the divine connections needed to make this Vision a reality.  God is on the move in a mighty way and it's a very exciting time!

The plans are down on paper and the site work is complete.  The Tabernacle on the Hill will be a special event center for Christian concerts, conferences, revivals and crusade-type events.  Hundreds of people will come at once to hear the Good News of the Gospel and the Holy Spirit will be present and operating.  Lost souls will be saved.  Many will be baptized in water and in the Holy Spirit.  People will be healed physically, emotionally, and spiritually as they are delivered from the bondage of sin and shame.  Once again we have answered "Yes".  Now, we will wait and watch as He moves the people into place who will make this happen.

While we are waiting on the fulfillment of God's plan for The Tabernacle, we are blessed to have an event tent where we are already hosting events.

I have surrendered my life, my property and my all to this ministry and the furtherance of the Gospel of Christ.  Nothing is more important and what better way can we spend our time, assets and money?

Matthew 6:33  "Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you."

It is for Him I live and serve every day of my life.  My answer to Him will always be "Yes".

Doreen Betts

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