Announcing the Des Ford Memorial Fund

Apr 2, 2019 2549

Des Ford

Dear Friend

First of all, thank you for taking the time to read this very special message. As you may know by now, Dr Des Ford, my father in the Gospel, has been called to rest in the Lord to await the glorious resurrection morning.

This news has filled all those who were blessed by his life and work with a mixture of profound sadness and gratitude to the Lord for such a man. Thank you for your prayers for his family.

Des founded the ministry of Good News Unlimited in 1980. I pray that his ministry has touched and blessed your life. I am humbled that Des entrusted his ministry into my hands, and I have been privileged by God to lead this ministry in recent years.

Des would often tell me in recent years that he wished his legacy to be about the Gospel and about bringing the joy and certainty of salvation to many. He started his ministry as an evangelist, and he was an evangelist to the end.

It is appropriate for us as the Good News Unlimited family to celebrate Des’ life in a special way.

Today, the Directors of GNU are announcing the establishment of a permanent  “Des Ford Memorial Fund,” to be used for:

  1. Preserving and making publicly available all of Dr Ford’s writings, audio, and video recordings. We have been working hard in recent years for this purpose, however there is still a significant amount of content that requires digitising, and we need to develop the right platforms through which to preserve and publicise his work.
  2. Any funds over and above item 1 will be used for special projects for the spreading of the Gospel, on an ongoing basis. Projects will  be selected by the Directors of Good News Unlimited.

We believe that this is how Des would wish your gifts to be used.

Des sacrificed so much for the Gospel. Good News Unlimited will preserve Des’ legacy by continuing to share the joy and beauty of the Gospel for which he stood as one of God’s giants.

Please help us to celebrate Des’ life with your prayers of thanksgiving and through this special memorial fund.

Additionally, we have put together a beautiful, large magazine celebrating Des’ life, and a very special DVD called “Straight from the Heart” in which you will see and hear Des himself reflecting on his life. All current donors will be receiving these free of charge. Unfortunately we are financially unable to send these resources to our tens of thousands of contacts at no cost.

If you would like to receive these memorial products and you are contributing financially to the ministry of GNU for the first time, we ask that you please make a minimum donation of the following amounts.

  • $A15 or $US14 to receive the special celebratory magazine;
  • $A20 or $US18 to receive the beautiful DVD “Straight from the Heart”;
  • $A35 or $US32 to receive both the magazine and the DVD.

Important: If you wish to receive the magazine or the DVD or both, please send an email to [email protected], with:

  • Your name
  • Address (for mailing purposes)
  • Amount and date of your donation
  • Whether you would like to receive the magazine, the DVD, or both.

All proceeds from these will go to the Des Ford Memorial Fund.

Important: To make sure your donation goes to the Des Ford Memorial Fund, please check the “Des Ford Memorial Fund” checkbox on the donation form.

Donations to the Des Ford Memorial Fund may be made here.

Grace and Peace in Jesus,

Eliezer Gonzalez









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Eliezer Gonzalez

Senior Pastor

Good News Unlimited

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Eliezer Gonzalez

Apr 12, 2019

Here is a wonderfully encouraging message, which I have edited to avoid identifying. Sometimes those who have lost all are the ones who appreciate the Gospel the most... "I count it a privilege to be able to help this fund. Des was my teacher... My second date with my wife started at a Good News gospel conference in Auburn. We would not have been able to donate a few months ago. Our house burned to the ground on November 9 in the Camp Fire that destroyed the city of Paradise, California. It took almost 4 months to receive insurance money's. We are still tight, but we are moving into our new home the end of this month.. We would love to have both the magazine and the DVD (we will have to watch it on our computer). We have life and faith. God suffered such a greater loss for our sake. Looking forward to our Heavenly home. "

Eliezer Gonzalez

Apr 10, 2019

You sure will!

Stojan Ninkovic

Apr 10, 2019

Thank you Eliezer for responding. We had a lovely chat. I trust something good will come of it up here in British Columbia. I will also become part of this Des Ford Fund to promote what has sustained me for many years. I keep telling my friends that if you want to really grow spiritually you need to open your Bible, get a pen and notebook and begin a series with Des on Vimeo. You will grow!

Eliezer Gonzalez

Apr 6, 2019

Hello Stojan. My apologies, I must have missed your message. I am available on [email protected] I will email you. Grace and peace - Eliezer


Apr 6, 2019


Christian Dickson

Apr 5, 2019

Grace and peace to Jesus!!!!

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