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A brief history of Elder Don's ministry

In 1968 Don and Mil Mansager were immersed at the Feast of Tabernacles gathering with brethren of the Holt Michigan Assembly. Elder Don and family joined  Elder Jacob O. Meyer and the Assemblies of Yahweh of Bethel, Pennsylvania (chartered in 1969.)  

Because Yahweh's work needed room to grow, Elder Mansager (ordained in 1969) urged acquisition of the Whitehall Motel during the Feast of Tabernacles in 1970 at Brightbill's grove in Bethel, Pennsylvania.  

Later the adjacent Spayd's Motel was for sale, and again, Elder Mansager sent letters urging brethren to help purchase this motel also. Thus, adequate space was assured for setting up a viable working ministry which included a meeting hall, printing and radio broadcasts, and eventually television. 

In March of 1980 Elder Mansager, along with several other elders and deacons, resigned from their association with the Bethel group and later that year formed Yahweh's Assembly in Messiah at Rocheport, Missouri. At the Feast of Tabernacles that year, at the recommendation of the assembled brethren, additional elders were accepted into YAIM.

At the Feast of Tabernacles of 1980 at Blackwater, Missouri, future growth and outreach were discussed. In May of 1981, the defunct Lewis and Clark campground at Rocheport, Missouri, was purchased and Yahweh's Assembly in Messiah had a home. Because three of the elders had been on Bethel's Ministerial Board, the teachings are substantially the same, as they had helped establish Bethel's "Statement of Doctrine."  

Another separation was forced upon the Rocheport group when two leaders of the Rocheport group admitted to adultery, but refused to step down from the ministry.

At the 1988 Feast of Tabernacles, Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly came into being with Elders Ralph Henrie, Dennis Bitterman, Donald Mansager, and Roger Meyer, along with a number of dedicated brethren. Eugene Rodgers was anointed an elder during this feast. 

2006- A time of renewal!
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