36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:36-38)

Delight in Disorder Ministries is much more than just a hobby of Tony Roberts. We are an international ministry, with the mission of informing and inspiring those impacted by brain illnesses and other mental health conditions. We have a five-person board of ministry shepherds who volunteer their time, talent, and prayerful oversight to see that we stick to mission and carry out God’s calling in an ever expansive field. If you would like to learn more about our ministry efforts, follow this link — https://delightindisorder.org/supporting-didmin/.

The first and best you can do is pray for us. When Jesus saw that his message and ministry were reaching growing crowds of people, one of the first essential things he did was ask his disciples to “pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers…” I can not perform ministry miracles alone, but with God’s help, I am confident we will see miraculous growth for good. Would you please pray earnestly today and in the coming days. Three areas of need include —

  1. Book sales. Now through October 1, we are taking pre-orders for our book Hope for Troubled Minds: Tributes to Those with Brain Illnesses and Their Loved Ones. To find out more and make a purchase, follow this link — https://delightindisorder.org/hftm-preorder/.

2. Book promotion. I will be busy in the coming weeks and months through the end of the year doing some travel, and appearing on podcasts. I have a great need for assistance from someone with experience in book promotion who can help me strategically map out a plan and coordinate the work of volunteers and we are good stewards of our time, talent, and treasure. Our board of ministry shepherds will be reviewing a job description soon and we hope to have someone in place by October 1 to serve a 3-month paid internship or contract assignment on a temp basis.

3. Financial stewardship. Our current fiscal resources are largely coming from one major donor who has made a monthly pledge. We recognize the need to spread the load and believe we have many who would invest in our 501 c-3 organization not solely for the tax benefit but out a passionate desire to support our mission. If you or someone you know sense a calling in this direction, go to the following link to find out more about us and make a secure financial donation: https://delightindisorder.org/supporting-didmin/ . If you would prefer sending a check in the mail, our address is Delight in Disorder Ministries c/o Tony Roberts 1351 Brookside Ct. Columbus, IN 47201.

As many if not all of you know, I have a great “burden” for mental health ministry and I know I am not alone. Please join me in earnest prayer in the coming days, weeks, months, and years, that God help us identify and coordinate labors to go into God’s harvest for the sake of God’s people.