We are a Christ-centered Ministry that has been reaching out to the needy in the U.S.A., Nigeria and Peru since 2001. We work with more than one orphanage in Peru, dozens of American homeless shelters, jails, schools, and youth facilities, in 12 states.
Special Visit Ministry is a non-sectarian, non-denominational, non-organizational, non-institutional, privately-run “ministry” (in the least formal, non-professional, and non-institutional sense of the word); in other words, it is a “serving” of love to you the visitor of this page and to those we serve. It is not supported by any church organization nor does it endorse such. It is mainly self-supporting and all information available directly from this site is free of charge.
While Special Visit Ministry is maintained at some cost to Pastor Thom Miller personally, donations to this Ministry/website are not requested, suggested or implied because this outreach is a labor of love to the body of Christ and not posted with any intent to make a profit. If God intends this Ministry and site to continue I believe He will provide the means to finance every aspect of it. That being said, we do know that at times some wish to help us and we have therefore provided a link for donations. We do NOT send out bulk letters or emails requesting help. The truth, in my opinion, MUST ALWAYS BE FREE. All materials we provide are free! I wholly identify with the heart of Paul the apostle when he said:
1 Corinthians 9:15-27 (The Message) – Still, I want it made clear that I’ve never gotten anything out of this for myself, and that I’m not writing now to get something. I’d rather die than give anyone ammunition to discredit me or impugn my motives. If I proclaim the Message, it’s not to get something out of it for myself. I’m compelled to do it, and doomed if I don’t! If this was my own idea of just another way to make a living, I’d expect some pay. But since it’s not my idea but something solemnly entrusted to me, why would I expect to get paid? So am I getting anything out of it? Yes, as a matter of fact: the pleasure of proclaiming the Message at no cost to you. You don’t even have to pay my expenses! Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized–whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ–but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. I did all this because of the Message. I didn’t just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it! You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally. I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself.