Zechariah Update Oct.2016 & Letter of Endorsement

Greetings Precious Friends and Family.
I pray you are all well in the Lord and watching the signs of the times.
When you listen to the news or read the paper I believe we can apply the scripture
Luke 21:28 NIV
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
I pray everyday “Lord open our eyes and ears to see and hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to us the body of Christ and to obey and apply it in our lives.”
Thank you Lord that your Grace and Mercy that is new every morning and Great is your Faithfulness.
WOW! A lot has happened since our last update Including Miracles.

A Miracle door opened on Wed. September 7, I got a call from the Executive Director at the Salvation Army Half Way House in Brantford. I had left a message for her to call me. Praise the Lord she called and I got to tell her about Overcomers and she asked if I had any information. I said I was 10 minutes away and I had some flyers with me so she invited us to come over. Don and I had a half hour or so meeting with her and a social worker. She liked the program but said she had to present it to someone else. So I said OK and I prayed then Don and I left. Friday I got a call from one of the other social workers and she said it was approved and when could we start, I said Tuesday. I didn’t want to waste any time. Yea God! Now it would be in the Beaver Creek Medium Federal Institution and the Minimum and now in a half way house giving men some support to reintegrate back into society. We have another graduation coming up at Beaver Creek in November. We just had one last month were four more graduateds

September 10, Don, Tom and I went to Kitchener were Fountain of Hope Ministries and Healing Centre were have having a community BBQ outreach. Cal Maskery who runs Harvest House Ministries down East was there sharing his testimony. Cal started Overcomers this past summer when we were in Moncton. He told Helen  at Fountain of Hope about Overcomers and they are hoping to start a group.



Tuesday we were to start at Salvation Army 7pm so we would be there at 6.30 to set up, at 2.45pm I got a nose bleed that went on for 40 minutes. I said oh no you don’t devil you are not going to stop us starting this group. I prayed Father in the name of Jesus please stop this nose bleed so we can start the group, if I have to go see about it after I will and it stopped.

We went and started the group there was 5 of us two guys, Don and I and Cathy who facilitates the Thursday evening group at New City Church. It was wonderful. When we were leaving Don asked if I wanted to go to the hospital or go home, I said I don’t have a nose bleed and I feel fine so let’s go home. He said lets go get gas first so we did, he went in to pay for the gas and when he came out I had a nose bleed again so I said we are right next to the hospital so let us go and check it out. To make a long story short I got processed and they took me to a bed and took my blood pressure and it was 249/119. They wrote Hypertension Crisis and I spent from them until Saturday in the hospital. They were going to release me Friday, they had all the paperwork done but took my blood pressure and it was 208/99 and they said you are not going anywhere. Saturday I called a friend who had prayed his wife back to life after she had been dead 12 hours and he said I am coming to pray for you, and you will be out of there today. I told my room mate about him and said he is coming to pray for me now and I will be out of her today. He came in at 11 and I was out by 3pm YEA GOD!  I got out Saturday and Sunday we went to Barrie and then Monday to the Prisons in Gravenhurst, we got home about midnight. Tuesday we went to the Salvation Army again for our newest group. Friday we went to Minden to Gerry and Hilde’s, we visited some people from Haliburton and went to the church we attended in Haliburton ( Lakeside Baptist) and stayed with Gerry & Hilde until Monday. I had to go to the hospital there Saturday as I had a swollen mouth and had to get antibiotics, I went to the dentist office but this precious dentist was not in until Monday and by the grace of God he fit me in and I got my broken tooth fixed. Thank you to this miracle working dentist. You know who you are! You are a gift from God, bless you and thank you again.

We went Monday to the Prison, then Tuesday back to the Salvation Army, doctor on Wednesday & September 29, we were off to Montreal to the CAOG conference were we were graciously given a table for Overcomers. The conference was from Friday to Sunday. I was presented a Certificate of Recognition of Ministry.  We drove down Thursday and came back Monday and did our same groups. dsc04437

Oct. 12 we got a letter of Endorsement from Beaver Creek Institution.

beaver-creek-letter-of-endorsement       On the Oct. 15 we went to John and Pauline’s who are the other couple (coming to Jamaica with us) and Val who is also coming, met with us there and we discussed the mission. We all went to John and Pauline’s church Sunday. See group picture below.


Our God is an Awesome God. People ask how we do it, how we keep going and I just quote

                                         NEHEMIAH 8 v 10 B

                                             THE JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH.


God bless you all and thank you for any prayers or support.

May you be blessed in all that you do.

See you here, there or in the air.

Judith McKay


September 4, 2016, update & Upcoming Mission Trip & PRAYER REQUEST.

Greetings  Friends in Jesus Precious Name.

We pray you are all well in the Lord and growing daily. We are praising the Lord for all that has been going on. Thank you Father for the work of the Holy Spirit in so many lives.



We as children of the King are messengers sent to do the will of our Father just like Jesus did with the help of the Holy Spirit if we are listening. 




 The Overcomers groups in New Brunswick are going well and lives are being changed because of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We have had 17 graduates from The Beaver Creek  Institutions in Gravenhurst, Ontario, 12 men from the Medium and 5 from the Minimum.

Yesterday the 3 groups in Brantford joined together for a graduation at Yong Great Wall Buffet Chinese Restaurant. There were 32 people in attendance. 13 people were to receive Certificates. Eleven people graduated and Tom Murphy Became a Program Director and Marietta MacDonald became a Certified Instructor. This is wonderful how the Lord is blessing lives.







Some of you may remember about five years ago I was handing out booklets called “Satisfy the Hunger” I know Pastor Brian would remember as I believe he may still have a few. Any way this is a wonderful little booklet about who Jesus is, who he hung around with, etc. It talks about a personal relationship it points you to Him not a religion or a denomination. It shows how He was rejected and persecuted and hurt by others it shows He can relate to how  many of us have suffered too. It also shows how to recognize wolves in Shepherds clothing. It tells a story of how the author of the book and movie Ben Hur was an Atheist and became a Christian trying to disprove Christianity.

Satisfy the Hunger 001

Last month I was going to visit this friend who claimed to be an atheist. Here is a short testimony, when I was in the hospital for 46 days  I ministered to this atheist who was visiting her mother. She was looking for a nursing home to get her mother and her sister into and I asked if I could pray with her and she said I am an Atheist I don’t believe. I said it doesn’t matter if you believe or not, God believes in you or I wouldn’t be here because He sent me and He doesn’t waste my time, I asked again if I could pray for her. My husband and I had to moved due to my medical problems, and I had prayed about her mother getting into a nursing home and about my husband and I getting an apartment down the street so we could visit her and  God answered both prayers Her mom and her sister got into the nursing home  and we got the apartment.

When I got out I went to visit her were she was selling her mother’s house. As I was leaving my apartment the Lord laid it on my heart to bring the booklet with me. She came out to the car to meet me and I said to her have you ever seen the story of Ben Hur. She replied that is one of my favorite stories so I gave her the booklet turned to the page about General Lewis who wrote Ben Hur and left it with her.

She sent me this text and it said “Congrats. So happy for you. You and Don are helping God to make a believer out of one who had been impossible to reach in the past.” I was so thankful and praising the Lord that He could show His love to her.

When I left I said Lord I need more of these books so I called the company were I got them before and they said they had not had the rights for a long time. I called another name in the book and they did not know what I was talking about. Then I noticed a printers name so I Googled it and got a number for them in Germany. I prayed Lord it is only a phone call to Germany so I call them. When I got to someone who spoke English I explained I wanted a 1000 books or permission to print them. He said he hadn’t had the rights since 2007 but he would put me in touch with the author.

To make a long story short the author got in touch with me and I told him what I just told you and he wrote back giving me permission to copy them. I told him I would not sell them. If anyone would like to contribute to the cost of the printing that would be fine. I ordered 1000 then the day after I ordered them I found out that on August 19 the remake of the movie Ben Hur would be showing everywhere in theaters. What wonderful timing the Lord has. All for His glory. Lives are being touched by these books. God is making Himself real to people and He is quite able to direct them to were He wants them to fellowship and that will bring the most glory to Him. I just love watching what God is doing.

PRAYER REQUEST -I had to go for some test because I had a heart attack in January, a CT of the heart was done Aug. 11 and I got the results on Aug. 22 it revealed that three of my main heart arteries are blocked so this Wednesday at 7am I go for an angiogram/angioplasty. If this can be repaired with stints I will be out the next morning. Otherwise I would have to have bypass surgery. Please pray for the Lord’s perfect will to be done. Thank you

UPCOMING MISSION TRIP God Willing  Five maybe six of us are going to Jamaica Feb. 13-22 Prison Ministry and Overcomers. Trip of FAITH led of the HOLY SPIRIT. It came together so fast. Pauline, her and her husband John do some music for us sometime at the prisons for graduation like they did last Monday. Anyway we were talking on the phone and she asked when we were going to Jamaica again I said Pauline only God knows for sure and that was it.

The next day when Don and I were doing devotions as I was reading and half way through a sentence out of my mouth came “sure Lord John and Pauline could come to Jamaica with us and do Prison Ministry” I said out loud what was that all about. I immediately called Pauline and told her and said I think you better pray about this that was not me. I added I better get in touch with Pastor Mark in Jamaica and see if it is even feasible again to make a long story short he said yes and our tickets were booked the next day and a deposit put on our accommodations. I shared this story with Val Jarvis a friend from Haliburton and said do you want to come as she has been on the mission field before and she said she would pray about it. She called me the other day and said when I asked her she thought I was joking but she said the Lord is telling her to go. So her air and accommodations are booked. We don’t know what God has planned but we know He has a plan. We have an idea  but His ways are higher than ours and His thoughts higher than ours. We are flexible in His hands and will change our plans to meet His any day for His glory. HIS WILL BE DONE, AMEN

In Christ

See you here, there or in the air. Be blessed my friends.

Love Judith McKay,                                                                                                                                                                         Servant of the Most High God.

Mission N.B. June 2016

July 12, 2016

Greetings Friends in Jesus Precious Name
We pray you are all well and praising the Lord, remember “the Joy of the Lord is your strength” Nehemiah 8:10. NIV
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths:
Proverbs 3:5,6 NKJV

I have learned this over the years, the sooner I can say in any situation “Thank you Lord for the opportunity to trust you” the sooner I get the peace of God even if it looks like nothing has changed on the outside. (I challenge you – Try it yourself, if you don’t believe me believe the results)

We got moved to our new apartment April 29 and on April 30 we went to meet Cal Maskery of Harvest House Atlantic , in London at the Ark Aid Street Mission were he was speaking. We went to talk to him about Overcomers and let him know we were going to New Brunswick and could we come and present it to him. He agreed.

We left for New Brunswick on a mission June 7 – 22 even though I can not walk unaided. We brought my cane, walker and scooter. It was an active trip.

A picture is worth a thousand words see them below with words.

I do have one story no two, I would like to share. Olive loaned us her van and Saturday night June 11 the night before we were to go to Moncton we stayed at her place. When Don went out to load up the van in the morning first of all it was raining on top of that the van had a flat tire, he came in and told me. Olive said what are you going to do. I said “I AM GOING TO TRUST THE LORD” I started singing “I GOT THE JOY, JOY, JOY DOWN IN MY HEART, DOWN IN MY HEART” and I said and I do too. She said I can see that.  She said Canadian Tire in Oromocto  is open at noon maybe you can get a new tire, she lives in Lakeville Corner. I went and did some book work with total peace and she did some laundry for us. Thank you Olive you are such a blessing. When her husband got up he put some air in the tire and gave us a spare tire that was not on a rim but said it was OK. They loaded the van in the rain and we headed for Oromocto. It took us better than half an hour because we could not find Canadian Tire and when we did the store was opened but no one in on Sunday to change a tire. We bought a can of that stuff that you can put in a flat for a short distance but we didn’t use it then. Don said what do you want to do. I said put some air in that tire we are going to Moncton. We had a quick lunch and in FAITH headed of for Moncton as we were to be at Harvest House for their 19 Anniversary at 5pm and we were to meet Chaplain Eden first. I called Eden and explained what was happening, he said we could meet for coffee when we arrived. We didn’t arrived in Moncton until about 4.30 because of the weather so he said he would meet us at our hotel. I called Olive and told her we were in Moncton, she said oh good you got the tire fixed. I said NO, she said you drove all the way to Moncton on a tire full of holes, I said YES I HAD FAITH, the reason it was full of holes is because they bought some crushed shale for the driveway and it was sharp and it put a bunch of little holes in the tire. She just laughed. I told her we would get it fixed tomorrow.   We check in to the hotel and  Eden & Carolyn told us they would direct us to Harvest House so we followed them and they went home. PRAISE THE LORD, I THANKED HIM ONCE AGAIN FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRUST HIM.

I would love to share more stories but most people would rather see pictures.

We were in Moncton Sunday night at Harvest House for their 19 Anniversary

Monday morning until after lunch for the Overcomers Leadership Training in Shediac at Naomi & Ruth’s, back to Moncton Monday night with Eden at Firewatch Ministries.

Tuesday morning back to Shediac till after lunch  then back to Moncton for dinner with Eden & Carolyn

Wednesday morning back to Shediac until late afternoon and finish the LTS, Francine prepared lunch for the three days for Her, and Norm her husband, Eden and Ben and Don and I.  Thank you Francine for all your loving kindness Dear One. After we finished eating I looked at Ben who is an ex inmate who had done 27 years and asked him if he would pray from an inmates point of view from the inside for Overcomers to get in Dorchester and all the prisons across Canada, he replied he never prayed before. I put my hand on his arm and said don’t worry the Holy Spirit will give you the words to say so he started to pray. Oh you should have been there, the Holy Spirit was and after he finished some of us were in tears. I put my hand on his arm again and thanked him and said it is going to happen, I don’t know how but it will because whatever is asked of the Father with two or more agreeing without doubting in Jesus Name it shall be done and just by your prayer I know it is done.

After lunch we all went  back to Moncton and Don and I headed off to Harvest House and join with them for diner with the people that come to Harvest House for diner and  to start the Overcomers LTS there. We were going to do it Wednesday and Thursday because we were suppose to be in St Stephen Friday for lunch but we needed to go back Friday morning to finish the LTS there, so we went to St. Stephen to meet with Michael and Cathy from Calais, Main for supper then met with Bruce and Karen after supper. Saturday day of rest at Bruce and Karen’s trailer at their camp ground.

Sunday off to St. Croix Church. Pastor Jody called me at 10pm Saturday night and asked me if I want to share for about 15 minutes in the morning. what an honor that was especially being Father’s day.

Monday we went back to Fredericton and met with Brent and went over Overcomers and asked what the chance was to get it into Dorchester and he said pretty good as they were just finishing a course. He said he would check. He called me after we got home and said it is a go. It is starting next month.

There is more but your safe for now, I am done for now and believe me it takes a lot to stop because the stories about what our Lord is doing is burning inside of me to tell, but I am also learning they can only take so much at a time.

PS God provided for our seconded printing of Overcomers from a Dear One who passed away in the States and her son who I volunteered under when he lived in Canada and his sister put in a word with he church and they donated the funds. Thank you to the Church and the family over five hundred lives will be blessed because of your obedience and kindness. To God be the Glory.



Judith McKay


May 23, 2016


My son Eddie giving Pastor Nathalie a ride.


My Son Eddie on His bike

My Son Eddie on His bike

I.A.M.B.Kk giving gifs for the Philippians

I.A.M.B.K giving gifs for the Philippians






Hi Friends

Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We have moved to our new location we are now at:
#306-575 Park Rd. N. Brantford, On. Canada N3R 0A7
phone # 1 (519) 805-9714.
We moved in with the help of my two sons (PRAISE GOD) and some of my youngest son’s motorcycle friends who call themselves I.A.M.B.K . I AM MY BROTHERS KEEPER. They just finished doing a fund raiser to send clothing, craft supplies and toys to a missionary in the Philippines http://www.ncclive.com/missions of the church we attend New City Church in Brantford, Ontario http://www.ncclive.com/. And a special thanks to Bell Cartage for the the truck. God bless them all in Jesus name.

They then moved Don and I and my son Tom came over and helped to unpack some things and move things around for us. It has been a difficult time but the Lord has been with us and proof was when a cross appeared on our wall and my son Tom saw it. It was not a reflection of anything we all checked inside and looked outside to see if it was a hydro poll or something. IT WAS THE LORD. Thank you Jesus. I took a picture of it and it has not been there again. He was confirming His presence with us.


Cross appears on the wall of     our new place.

Judy on scooter April 30 2016

I got permission to bring my scooter into the prison so I could go back in, I started going back in On April 18. It was my first long trip since getting out of the hospital March 11.

The first week Don and I stayed at a hotel the day before and the day of the prison we alternate with Tom and Charlie. The other times we have gone we drive up the day before and got to the prison from 2 – 730 or 8 pm then drive home. We were tired last time but PRAISE THE LORD for the privilege of being able to go in. There has been 23 Overcomers from the  2 prisons complete the program since April 18 including 4 on May 30. And we have had 22 new guys start.

Pray for us especially Don, he has an infection in his ankle that has been fused. He has to see a surgeon. We have seen three before over the years that have said if they had to go in and clean up any infection they would have to amputate but we are trusting God to keep us going. I was told I am a candidate for another heart attack and have to go for an angiogram but we are trusting God to keep us going. God didn’t save me from the last episode for nothing and we are not out of here until we have completed the work God has for us. We will glorify His name.

Pastor Ray, Tom, Don and I went to Goshen this new ministry by the Lion’s Safari, Goshen Renewal Ministries exists to bring hope, healing, renewal and transformation to men who suffer from spiritual, psychological, and/or emotional pain by learning the love and joy of Jesus Christ in a peaceful rural environment through Christian discipleship, professional counseling, practical life skills, and connecting to the community. There we met two other ministries ,   Corrine and Marion from Helping Hands Street Mission in Hamilton, and Christine from Urban Hope Street Mission in Cambridge

Christine started an Overcomers group 3 weeks ago and has 10 people and wants to start another group.The group is on Tuesdays.  Praise God.  services available Tue 9am-1pm (lunch 11:30am), Sun 11:30am-1pm, Provides emergency food hampers * provides free clothing and household items to those in need * serves lunch Tuesdays and Sundays * free haircuts * provides toys to parents in need on children’s birthdays * laundry and shower services.

Christine Lakatos, Urban Hope Volunteer Coordinator

Office Tue-Thu 10am-4pm.  519-623-4639
147 Elgin St N
Cambridge, ON N1R 5H6

Possibly one Overcomers group is going to start in Orillia, Don and I will meet with this couple Sunday and they will be observing our group at the prison on Monday.

The funny thing about this is some of the inmates were asking if there waS a group in Orillia as they were being release to a halfway house in Orillia so we prayed about it. Let us see what the Lord has planned. YEA GOD!

Finally God willing we will be going to New Brunswick June 7 – 22 and helping 3 groups with Overcomers in Moncton, a Community Chaplain, A men’s residential rehab and a women’s residential rehab.

Well that is about it for now God bless all of you.

See you here, there or in the air.

Don & Judith Mckay




Miracle, I’m Alive, March 27, 2016

March 27, 2016

Hi Friends

First let me say I rejoice with you as you celebrate the resurrection of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.

For those of you, who are not aware of what has been happening since January, read on. And those who know this may include more detail.

It has been a long hall since the last update I went for my surgery at the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton on January 26 and that was the start of an adventure I did not expect. It was supposed to be 1 – 1 ½ hour surgery which turned out to be a 3 hour surgery with complications. The doctor told Don after that he was amazed I was even walking as I had no pelvic or hip bone holding things together. I was in Hamilton for 10 days and that was really stressful then I was transferred to Brantford Hospital on February 4th. I was on the 8th floor then I was transferred to Rehab on the 2nd floor on February 12th until I was finally released March 11th. A total of 46 days altogether and Don was there every day accept when he went to minister at the prison every other week.

Thank you Jesus, for Don’s patience and perseverance. Bless him abundantly Lord.

I had opportunity to pray, share the Lord and minister while in the hospital, it helped keep my mind off the pain I was going through.

The last hip replacement I had in 2001, I was told was good for 5 – 10 years but I pushed it to 15 ½ and the ball had worn through the cup and lining and ground away the pelvic & hip bone. The doctors had to build bone out of synthetic material. I lost blood, had a (M.I.) heart attack and stopped breathing. I had a DNR but I am still here. I was told that 1 in 10 people that go through what I went through die within 30 days. THE SPIRIT THAT RAISED CHRIST JESUS FROM THE DEAD RAISED ME! I guess what was ordained for me before the foundations of the earth has not been completed so I am here until my purpose is complete no matter what or who tries to stop it. As I have said many times I will be where He wants me, when He wants me there, to accomplish what He wants to accomplish for His glory then I am going home and not until then. Believe me when I say there are times I wish that was sooner because it has been a long hard life however if what I have or am going through will bring one person to or closer to the Lord than it is all worthwhile.

An occupational therapist came out to our place before I came home from the hospital to see how I could manage, but after once around she said you have to move. Between her and the hospital OT, and the social worker at the hospital they were able to get me the equipment I needed. The social worker at the hospital told us of an apartment that was only four years old and was a non-smoking building so we called it. We were told there was nothing available a two year waiting list but we qualified for a reduced rent apartment. Two weeks later she called us and we firmed up the apartment last Thursday. We are moving in on April 30.

Our new address as of MAY 1, 2016 will be:

#306 – 575 Park Rd. N, Brantford On. N3R 0A7.

Same phone number. 519 805-9714

By God’s grace we were able to break our lease with no penalty due to medical reasons. I am in a wheelchair/ scooter and walker. The doctor said it will take 6 months to a year to recover. BUT WHOSE REPORT AM I GOING TO BELIEVE? I SHALL BELIEVE THE REPORT OF THE LORD.

While in the hospital I asked Don to bring in my computer and portable scanner so I could do some ministry work between when the medication kicked in and wore off. The only thing I could not get in was my printer, go figure. With the help of the Lord and others I managed to arrange a graduation at the prison where 14 men, 7 from each the Minimum and Medium completed the Overcomers program on February 29. We have been in Beavercreek Medium for two years now and Beavercreek Minimum for one year as of this past February. We have had a total of 89 guys complete the Overcomers program and several are on their second or third time around because they love the program and the fellowship. We love all the guys. Some have been released and continue the program on the outside with some of our groups.

John and Pauline went in and did the music, and Don, Tom and Charlie did the graduation and presented the certificates to the inmates. The certificates were printed by Rachel the secretary at New City Church. GOD BLESS HER without her help we would not have had the certificates for the graduation. This is the first time that I was not at a graduation at the prison and it did my heart good to see that it could and would go on if I was not able to attend. I am so proud of the entire team. Thank you all.

I saw the surgeon on March 21 and asked if I could fly in June and he said yes so in faith when I got home I booked a mission trip to New Brunswick, we will be taking our mobility scooters as I cannot walk on my own yet. We will be going to Moncton to help a Community Chaplain with the Overcomers aftercare program and as usual whatever else the Lord wants and leads while we are down there.

Needs for the mission sponsors for Overcomers books for prisons,curriculum,  a projector with sound and a DVD player. If  anyone would like to donate to the mission or has this item they would like to donate or the funds to purchase it down there it would be greatly appreciated, you will receive a charity receipt for your partnership. You can contribute by mail, e-transfer or by credit card or PayPal for the mission or the DVD player and or projector at: info@zechariah4v6.com https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4ZGF36TT8C7M2

Thank you so much for all your prayers that have helped us through this difficult time.