From VISION to 


When Donnie got the vision in 2008 for what would eventually be LIKEWISE, it involved a PLACE. The place would be where our family lived. Where people can come to deep dive into a study of the Life of Christ. They would live alongside us for a time, working, studying, sharing meals, while they learned how to apply the disciple-making strategy of Jesus to modern life. Then they would leave with a customized plan for disciple-making in their own context. 

We believe that God gave us the vision for this place, and in July 2022, He provided the place! Likewise Ministry has now been established in South Bend, Indiana. 

It was clear that the Lord led us here, as it has the distinctives that we prayed for specifically:

  • within 1.5 hours of an international airport. Likewise is 7 minutes from South Bend Airport (SOB) and 1.5 hours from Chicago airports.
  • within a local community to serve. We are still uncovering all the opportunities to serve in this community. From meeting and caring for our close neighbors, to mentoring teens in the city.
  • room for hospitality. God has provided space for immediate use in our home. We invite disciple-makers to stay in the Likewise Ministry suite, spend time learning Jesus' model, and create a customized plan for making disciples back home. 
God is a faithful provider!!

We are still praying for the following:

  • Permanent housing for full-time ministry staff
  • Housing for more visitors (garage apartment, guest cabins, or tiny houses on the property here)

God prepared this place for Likewise Ministry and we are thankful for your participation in praying for it. 

 We prayed that we would know it when we saw it, and we did!