Heart's Desire Ministries - Mike Holcomb
"Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer
to God for Israel
(my people) is, that they might
be saved." -Romans 10:1
Our Desire is to see a Lost World
come to know OUR SAVIOUR
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The psalmist David declared “Bless the Lord oh my soul, and all that is within me bless His Holy name. Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all His benefits.” He goes on to describe and declare some of the most precious of the benefits of the believer who is redeemed, saved, settled, and secure in the knowledge of the Holy One living and abiding in them. There are some wonderful benefits indeed in the Living Savior abiding in my life as if He had no where else He wanted to be! For all of us who have that knowledge it is not a hard matter to be truly thankful, and be thrilled with this season of the year when we celebrate the incarnation of the WORD from heaven. When GOD was manifest in the flesh, that all who would believe upon His name could receive Him as their own personal Lord and Savior, inherit everlasting life and an eternal home in heaven! That’s just the greatest Christmas present ever possible! There is nothing or no one to compare with JESUS! And thank God HE never changes. He has no flaws, no faults, no failures!
But we, on the other hand, have lots of changes. Some for the better. We have had a great change in our family that we are so glad for and that is our new grand-daughter Brinley Michaela Holcomb. She was born May 27th, and is truly delightful. Thank you so much for the prayers in her behalf when she was so sick. Thank God for the benefit of healing HE placed upon her. She is wonderful! Nathan, Brandy, and Jackson all seem to be doing very well. Niccole is a teacher’s assistant in one of our elementary schools and Aubrey is in the third grade! WOW! Time is moving swiftly! Praise the Lord for His goodness to us and our family!
Another change that most of you know about by now is the fact that I left the Inspirations on October 1st. The Lord made it plain to me that my season there was over, and that I needed to get in line with His good will proclaiming the Gospel in WORD and in song. Though there have been several who have contacted us to invite us to their church or gathering place, we do need anyone who is interested in us coming to their particular place or area to do so soon so that we can get the date book as full as possible for the coming year. I am convinced that the greatest mission field in the world is right here in the United States right now. The changes that have been taking place in this country for several years now have not been for the better. In fact things are waxing
true and living God to do whatever the people desire to do in their own
carnal being which is an enemy of God. Please help us to get the word out that we are available to come and share the good news of salvation.
We also want to tell you something that we are excited about.
Song Garden Music Group contacted me a couple of days after I resigned and offered me the opportunity to record a new solo project! I was surprised, but grateful. Lord willing it will be available to order from us by the middle of January. Please, remember any product that you order directly from us goes to help pay our TV ministry bills.
May the Good Lord bless you and yours during this season. Thank you for everything you have done to help us. We love you.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Bro. Mike and Bavaria Holcomb
(Dec. 16, 2013)
Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ! Hope this finds you all wonderfully and greatly blessed during this most precious season of Thanksgiving and Christmas!!! The weather has definitely changed, as it is supposed to do this time of year, and brought with it some beautiful and exciting changes that make impacts upon all our lives. The most celebrated change that we should be looking for is that surely JESUS is coming very soon! All indicators that we know about, or should be concerned about, tell us to “look up, for your redemption draweth nigh.” Therefore it’s time to be excited about leaving with Christ, grateful for the blessings HE has brought our way and the benefits we have in Him who loved us and gave Himself for us! Yes change, even great change is definitely in the air. And, speaking of change, there have been some great changes in our lives this year. First, the 27th of May, a beautiful new grand-daughter, named Brinley Michaela Holcomb was born. Then, just 9 days later she was put into Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital with a rare form of bacterial meningitis. She was treated there for 17 days, then allowed to go home with her Mom and Dad to finish her treatments of antibiotics. By a miracle of the Good Lord she has been given a clean bill of health, to which we say PRAISE THE LORD! She is living proof that our Lord still does all things well. Then, after much prayer, deliberation, and meditation it became apparent to me that my season with the Inspirations had come to an end. And so, on October 1st, I left the only full time job I’ve ever known, (41 years) and became a more than full time evangelist. I leave the group with regret, disappointments and some hurt, yet knowing that the Good Lord has blessed us there far more than we ever could deserve. HE has certainly been very good to us all these years and we are appreciative of it. We have been very busy so far, travelling with Nana Boo, preaching the Gospel in several places. We are currently trying to get next year lined up with bookings that will keep us very busy telling the wondrous story of His grace and glory. Now it just might be possible that we could come to your church to declare the grand old Gospel in word and song. Pray about that, talk with your pastor and have him to pray about it as well. We definitely need your prayers and your support more than ever before. Thanks to some very special friends at Song Garden Music Group I have the opportunity to record a solo project that should be available sometime in January. It will have some of the very best songs I’ve ever had the privilege to sing on it, and I’m very excited about it. It is of the Lords doing and bidding and you cannot improve on what He does. The great I AM still amazes me with His care, and all that HE does to see to our well being.
We trust you will all be wondrously blessed, and that all of us will take the opportunity to be thankful, grateful and acknowledging of the benefits of our dear Lord. HE is worthy of ALL Praise and Honor and Glory! BLESS HIS NAME! We love you very much. (11-12-2013)
Bro. Mike and Bavaria
Co-Laborers with Christ,
July 22, 1964 is the day when God given faith did a work
of grace in my soul that changed my life for time and eternity.
My hopes, my plans, my future was given a new direction and a
new destination. Heaven became my home, the Holy Ghost my
comforter, the Lord Jesus my Savior, and an Eternal God my
Everlasting Father all in one moment of time. Some six years
later, the Holy Spirit interrupted my routine life to inform me
that He had plans for me. He showed me that I had been chosen
of God to proclaim the Gospel of the Lord. That news was not
what I was expecting or wanting to hear. My first passion was
singing, which I had done since the age of 4 and desired to
continue to do. Some eight years later, the Lord got my
attention as to the fact that I had no choice in the matter,
because He was in charge. He made me understand that I had
been bought with a price and it was my duty and responsibility
to present myself a living sacrifice which is my reasonable
service. According to His will and grace, he has blessed me to
sing with the Inspirations now over 35 years and to preach the
Gospel of Christ for more than 29 years in several states, as
well as in Israel and Honduras.
In May of 1999, the Lord dealt with my heart to go from
pastoring to evangelism. The burden of Romans 10:1, "Brethren,
my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel (my people) is
that they might be saved." became the foundation for Heart’s
Desire Ministries. It is my desire that my people of this
nation, as well as people on foreign soil, may see and hear the
Lord Jesus through my ministry and be drawn to a saving
knowledge of Him! My life’s verse is Psalms 37:4, which
declares, "Delight thyself also in the Lord, and He shall give
thee the desires of thine heart." What a wonderful promise
from the Lord! The Word shall not return void, but it shall
accomplish that which the Lord purposes for it to do.
The Lord has opened the door for "Heart’s Desire
Ministry" to air on thirteen cable systems and one radio station
in the southeast. There are three of these stations that are
also on the internet each week. The Lord blessed us to record
solo projects entitled "My Heart’s Desire" and "Hymns from my
Heart" available in CD and cassette. I also have available DVD,
videos, CD and cassette tapes that have been recorded at
services where I have been blessed to preach. The revenue from
these products helps to pay the expenses of a television
To serve the Lord Jesus in any way He directs is my
life. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to share
the ministry that my Master has chosen me for with your people.
Please, feel free to contact me or my wife, Bavaria, with any
questions or concerns.
May the Good Lord bless you and your ministry is our
In Christ’s Name,