Published March 3, 2005
Throughout the seventy-plus years of ministry of Michael Guido, he has depended on God to provide his most basic needs.
Now, the 90-year-old evangelist, a member of First Baptist Church in Metter, is more dependant than ever. Last month both he and his wife, Audrey, were admitted to the hospital due, in part, to breathing problems.
Later it was learned Guido had actually suffered a heart attack, coming thisclose to death.
In previous years, much of the Guidos' income was earned through honorariums and love offerings via speaking engagements. Known as "The Sower," Guido ministered nationwide through various media and writing his daily devotions, Seeds from the Sower.
Now however, Guido's health has left him physically unable to preach as before, effectively slashing the couple's income in half.
"Dr. Guido has never asked for money during his ministry," says Andy Haman, pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Metter and friend of Guido for the past 15 years. "He's helped provide for so many over the years."
One way Haman and other friends want to provide for the Guidos is through the 2005 Guido Golf and Gala being held March 19 at Willow Lake Golf Club in Metter.
The far-reaching aspects of Guido's ministry cannot be denied. He and Audrey have produced radio and television spots for the last 30 years. A staff of twelve works to produce three daily radio broadcasts and release more than 3,500 programs each week extending around the world.
In addition, they turn out a weekly column for 1,600 newspapers and devotional materials to 35,000 subscribers - free of charge.
A women's seminar sponsored by New Life will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch is included in the programming. Tickets are $15 per person.
Cost of entering the golf tournament will be $400 for a foursome and $125 for each individual participant. All proceeds go directly to benefit the Guidos' ministry.
For more information or to register, contact New Life Baptist Church in Metter at (912) 685-9700.
To learn more about Guido visit www.the-sower.org.
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