Mike and Sue Dowgiewicz

January 2015

"May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine upon us, that Your ways may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations" (Psalms 67:1,2)

Mike and Sue Dowgiewicz have been married for 43 years. Mike was a career officer in the Navy, having served on three shipboard deployments to Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. They became followers of our Lord Jesus in 1977 and have ministered together for over 30 years. For 10 of those years they taught over 5000 people at a retreat center ministering to a variety of churches and denominations. While at the center, Mike was a counselor to church leaders throughout southern New England, while Sue used her opportunity to teach conversational English for six years at a nearby university to share the Gospel with the wives of international students. Their ministry was recognized by the Associated Press in an article that was published nationally. Mike also was featured in an article in New England Church Life, "Who Pastors the Pastor?"

Restoration Ministries has its basis in revelation and research they did while living in Israel. For the past 19 years through Restoration Ministries International Mike and Sue have been sharing our Father's re-establishment of the relational priorities that strengthened the early followers of Christ to boldly reach and disciple others.

The Purpose of Restoration Ministries

1. Awareness
Proclaiming through written word and media presentation the Hebraic foundations of understanding and practice upon which the early Church was founded.

2. Equipping
Providing practical resources—books, DVD's, CD's, Hebraic articles and other training materials—for God’s people to live out His restorative truths and fulfill His purposes.

Each of the materials produced by Restoration Ministries International is interconnected with a family of information related to what our Father told us to call "The Hebraic Restoration". Each item is designed to stand alone to equip you to apply these foundational truths and principles to your life. Yet the real strength of each is found in its interrelationship to the other facets of the Hebraic Restoration.

Through these truths our Father is revealing the trust-based, obedient lifestyle of our father Abraham:

“The promise comes by trust, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. As it is written: ‘I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he trusted—the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were’” (Romans 4:16,17; Galatians 3:7-9).

Followers of our Lord Jesus are children of Abraham, the first Hebrew. Abraham trusted God in love-grounded obedience, willing even to sacrifice his son at God’s command. Therefore, God called him into covenant union with Himself, and through him poured out precious promises for all his children to come.

When most people hear the word “church” they think of a building in which people gather and disburse. But our Lord sees His Church, the ekklesia or “called-out ones”, as the sons and daughters He has called out of the world system. Like Abraham, whose life pattern of love-grounded obedient trust is “Hebraic”, followers of Jesus are called out of the world to live in Covenant union with our Father through His Spirit.

The Restoration Diagram
Relational Priorities of the Earliest Church


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