THE VISION OF THIRD DAY MINISTRY:
Barry and Beth Moen, founders of Third Day Ministry, have a very clear vision of what has been mandated to them by the Lord; To reach the nations, within the nation, for Him.
Here within the borders of the United States there are hundreds of sovereign Native American nations, and God has spoken directly to both Barry and Beth about specifically ministering to the Native American nations of Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, and wherever else he shall guide them.
THE MISSION OF THIRD DAY MINISTRY:
This vision was birthed in Barry during an important time in his life, a time of transition. In 1992 he had moved his family to Sheridan, Wyoming, after he and Beth both graduated from RHEMA Bible College, located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where eventually they pioneered Good News Bible Church, a ministry to reach the people of Sheridan. However, in time they began a circuit ministry traveling to the Crow Indian Nation in Montana and ministering on the Crow Reservation some 18 years. By 2004, both Beth and he started to feel a stronger call to reaching Native Americans…or better understood as the First Nation.
In 2004, Barry went to the mountain, literally, and sought God’s direction for what he needed to do next, what would be Father God’s continued plan for he and Beth’s lives in ministry. So in September of that year God lead Barry to go camping by himself in the Big Horn Mountains to seek His face…to get the direction that both Beth and Barry needed…because they both knew that they were in a transitional phase of their ministry. While Barry basked in God’s presence and love, getting a newer personal revelation about his relationship with God, Father God, or as Barry likes to call him, Daddy, the Lord, on the third day of this mountain top sabbatical, gave Barry a “Moses” type of encounter to speak to Barry about what was to happen next. While Barry was sitting before a fire of not only cleansing, but revealing’s. The Lord spoke to Barry and told him to two specific things: 1) “You’re a messenger and lamplighter…” and 2) “I’m giving you a new ministry and you are to call it ‘Third Day Ministry’…”
This encounter was very important to Barry, because it was during this sabbatical that he understood something new in his relationship with God the Father and the message…that he was to begin to share…”Give up yourself…and cling to the intimacy that can be found with Daddy”. Barry of course was extremely excited about what had occurred there on the mountain, and begin “to put his ear to the track to hear for the train of revival” as it traveled towards he and Beth.
But…God did something else they didn’t understand at first, in 2008 after closing down Good News Bible Church, He started guiding them towards reaching out to various Indian Nations through an outreach that touched some 27,000 Native Americans over a three year period as Beth and Barry traveled from one Pow-Wow after another, sharing God’s love, praying for salvation and ministering healing to the indigenous people of three Western states, and even traveling to the far reaches of the Navajo and Hopi Indian Reservations in the Southwestern United States .