In 1981, Doug Stringer was a fitness instructor running his own exercise studio. He knew there was a God…but he lived as if God didn't exist. Tired of his hypocrisy and disgusted with his life, he sat down one night...
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In 1981, Doug Stringer was a fitness instructor running his own exercise studio. He knew there was a God…but he lived as if God didn't exist. Tired of his hypocrisy and disgusted with his life, he sat down one night and prayed, "Lord, if You can use someone like me after all I have done to wound Your heart, I make myself available to You."
God listened and immediately started to send needy people to Doug. Runaways. Strippers. Drug addicts. Homeless people. And Doug's ministry, Somebody Cares, was born.
Mending the Net: Bringing Hope in a Hurting World is the story of how one man with a servant's heart was led to help others with the basic necessities of life while sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.
Doug's ministry has grown exponentially from its humble beginnings, now reaching tens of thousands of people around the world who are dealing with personal crises or disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes, or floods. Through it all, what has not changed was Doug's firm belief that we are all called to show the lost and hurting that Somebody Cares and be part of the mended net that saves souls with love and compassion.
Jack Hayford was the founding pastor of the 12,000-member The Church On The Way which he pastored until recently, chancellor of the King's Seminary in Los Angeles, and president of The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. He has written more than 36 books and 600 hymns and choruses. His daily radio and weekly television programs reach nationally and globally. This "Pastor to Pastors" now focuses his ministry chiefly on issues of church leadership and on expanded outreach to denominational and interdenominational gatherings at colleges, seminaries, parachurch and other organizations around the world. He and his wife, Anna, live near Los Angeles, California.- Publisher.
Doug Stringer is the founder and director of Turning Point, an international ministry of evangelism and discipleship. He is also the founder of of Somebody Cares America. His ministry reaches many regions of the world, including Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, Central America, and Asia. Doug is frequently interviewed on television and radio.