EmPowered Living Today with Dr. Daniel Gilbert – Holy Week – Day 7 – The Eerie Day!

Hello Friends!

Today is the 7th Day of Holy Week! Jesus has been buried and the followers and disciples of Jesus are in shock, dismay and fear!

You are in a treat today on EmPowered Living Today as my wonderful wife, Mary Beth Miller Gilbert, will be sharing the reflection!

If you are blessed by the message, please share it with all your friends! Then send us a comment on how God is ministering to you through EmPowered Living Today!

You don’t want to miss tomorrow’s reflection as we celebrate Resurrection Sunday!

Thanks for watching and God BLESS You!

Dr. Daniel B Gilbert

EmPowered Living Today with Dr. Daniel Gilbert – Holy Week – Day 6 – The Sufferings of Christ!

Hello Friends,

It’s Good Friday for Christians around the world! The climax of Holy Week! Today we discover what Jesus went through from His prayer time to His last breath on the cross!

I pray you you will not only be moved, but receive healing and wholeness today as you learn more about Jesus and His love for us.

If you are blessed, share this with your friends and send me a comment on how the Lord has ministered to you!

I can’t wait to share more and hope to see you tomorrow!

Have a BLESSED Holy Weekend!

God BLESS You,

Dr. Daniel B Gilbert

EmPowered Living Today with Dr. Daniel Gilbert – Holy Week – Day 5 – The Lord’s Supper

Today is Maundy Thursday and the 5th Day of Holy Week for the Christian Church!

This is a special day as Jesus institutes the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the Church!

I hope you will participate with me in celebrating The Lord’s Supper, so get some bread and grape juice.

I hope you will be blessed by the message and even more by receiving Holy Communion with me!

Thank You for watching EmPowered Living Today!

If you are touched by this show please share it with your friends and also comment what God did in your life as you received Communion with me!

You don’t want to miss tomorrow’s message on Good Friday! Until tomorrow, God BLESS You,

Dr. Daniel B Gilbert

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God Bless!

EmPowered Living Today with Dr. Daniel Gilbert – Holy Week – Day 4

Hello Friends,

It is Day 4 of Holy Week and today on EmPowered Living Today we will be learning about a simple but profound principle that occurred during the dinner with Jesus and the disciples. You don’t want to miss the EmPowering Moment today.

So, be blessed as you watch this brief message and the share it with ALL your friends.

Have a blessed Holy Week!

God BLESS You,

Dr. Daniel Gilbert

PS.  If you are ministered to through this series, please comment and then share it with your friends.  God BLESS You!

EmPowered Living Today with Dr. Daniel Gilbert – Holy Week – Day 3

Hello Friends,

Today is the third day of Holy Week! Jesus is being challenged by the religious leaders on this day while He is ministering and teaching during Passover in Jerusalem. These religious leaders are plotting together to trick Jesus so that they can discredit Him and even arrest Him if possible.

But how does Jesus deal with these challenges?

Watch Day 3 of EmPowered Living Today and find out!

God BLESS You & I hope to see you tomorrow! Oh, if you are blessed by this show, share it with your friends!

Dr. Gilbert

EmPowered Living Today with Dr. Daniel Gilbert – Holy Week – Day 2

As we prepare our hearts for the death of Jesus on the Cross and the glorious Resurrection to experience Jesus more during this Holy Week, watch Day 2 on EmPowered Living Today!

If this Vlog is ministering to you, please send me an email or a comment and then share it with your friends (as well as subscribe to my new YouTube Channel:  EmPowered Living Today with Dr. Daniel Gilbert!

Hope to see you tomorrow.

God BLESS You,

Dr. Gilbert

PS.  As we are growing our teaching ministry around the world, we also serve the Lord through Humanitarian actions.  Check out what we are doing in Siaya, Kenya and if you are led, give a special donation to support our work.  Thank You!

EmPowered Living Today with Dr. Daniel Gilbert – Holy Week Day 1

Hello Friends,

I have started a Vlog – EmPowered Living Today with Dr. Daniel Gilbert.  I hope you will be blessed by the words of encouragements and challenges I share daily with you.

Please let me know how you are being ministered to by the show, and even share it with others and subscribe to my YouTube Channel:  EmPowered Living Today with Dr. Daniel Gilbert.

God BLESS You,

Dr. Gilbert

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Lives Changed in Recent Ministry in Kenya and Other Exciting Updates


Dr. Daniel Gilbert







Dear Friends,

HAPPY RESURRECTION Weekend!  “Jesus is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!”

I cannot express my gratitude for all your prayers and support for my recent teaching and ministry trip to Siaya County and Kitale, Kenya!

God did some amazing things with the Pastors at ELIM Theological Institute.  Because of your blessings, over 60 Pastors were able to continue to be educated, equipped and empowered for ministry!

Before I share some glorious highlights, I want to give an important update on Ebenezer Children’s Home and School:

Ebenezer Children’s Home (Orphanage) and School:

New Kitchen Almost Complete – Ebenezer Children’s Home!

With everything happening during the week training pastors, there is some news with the orphanage and the Word Academy School.

The kitchen we have sponsored is almost completed!  The cost has increased due to more plumbing and electrical work that needs to be done.  And we are committed to completely finishing it.

The kitchen is already functioning and able to feed hundreds of children in need, not just the orphans at Ebenezer.

No Water at Ebenezer Children’s Home – Orphanage! Please Help!

However, there is another very important need, which has become an emergency!  The region has been in a prolonged draught, which has now dried out the water well at the orphanage and at the school!  Along with this, the 2 – 10,000 Gallon Water Tanks we supplied a couple of years ago (which collects water from the rain) have also run dry!

The orphans and the school have

They are having to truck in water that is very expensive and is NOT a long-term answer!

I am working on a plan as I write this Newsletter and will send out a detailed update this weekend!  We can make a huge difference, in not just helping with the extra cost of the water, but by bringing in a Deep Water Well Drilling Company to drill 2 water wells, 1 in the orphanage and 1 at the school!

No Water in the Well at Word Academy! Please Help!


I will be talking with the water well company this week to get the exact cost and will let you know.  So PLEASE be looking for the special request this weekend to help provide clean, plentiful water for the orphans and the students and community.

Please be praying for all the children and the people in the Siaya County area dealing with this terrible draught!  More to come!


Exciting Update from 6 Days of Training Pastors at ELIM Theological Institute:

The Pastors in Breakout Sessions studying Ephesians 5:1-2, 21-33 on Christian Marriage!

Pastor Brad and I taught on the foundations of biblical marriage, the biblical understanding of the Father-heart of God, and on New Testament Survey.  However, every time we are there, The Holy Spirit also brings forth other important issues and topics that we need to address and deal with.

Highlights of God’s Work:

Spiritual Heart Surgery by God!
God did some major heart surgery, especially with the men regarding how to love and treat their wives as Christ loves the Church! The pastors consistently indicated they had never been taught the principles of a godly, biblical marriage and that they can’t wait to implement what they have learned, ministering to their wives and children in a new way!

Dr. Gilbert Teaching at his Bible School – ELIM Theological Institute – Siaya, Kenya

However, there will be some challenges, because it is counter-cultural and they will be ridiculed, even within the church!

Will you pray for the pastors and their wives (and the female pastors and their husbands) as they begin to transform their marriages and then teach this to their members and see their churches and communities transformed?

Addressing Theological Issues Beyond Our Courses:
We dealt with a few “small issues” like the assurance of one’s salvation, church discipline and biblical interpretation and application. With major breakthroughs in understanding!

The Holy Spirit Has His Way Daily!

Worship Leader being delivered and emotionally healed!

Every day in the classes, The Holy Spirit moved in a special way. On Tuesday, as I was about to teach on God’s Way in Marriage, The Spirit clearly led me to teach on Colossians 3:1-17 about living in victory over the old nature.  Then, The Holy Spirit moved in a powerful way!

The pastors started to repent for living in the flesh and others were delivered from demonic strongholds!  It was glorious!

Healings and Prophetic Words!
Another day during the prayer and worship time, The Holy Spirit began to move in the prophetic and in healing ministry.

Pastor Jenifer’s Right Shoulder Healed! No more pain!At least 3 people were healed of back pain and problems;

At least 3 people were healed of back pain and problems;
A pastor with arthritis in her right shoulder and could not lift it without pain, was healed (see the photo); and
At least 10 leaders were emotionally healed and delivered from strong-holds and lies!

The Miracles Serving Holy Communion!

The time of sharing communion was probably one of the most powerful and meaningful in my entire life and ministry! The real presence of our Lord came into the room!  A strong breeze blew in from both the East and from the West at the same time!

People began to weep and others were full of awe at the glory of God as we served them!  All of us became overwhelmed with The Presence of Our Lord and this went on for over 1 hour!  I really can’t
describe it.

Then at the end of this special time, one of the pastors who had left earlier in the day because of a terrible headache, decided to return, but still in excruciating pain.  He was not going to receive communion, but as he was walking past me, I stopped him and asked if I could serve him communion.  As I served him, Jesus healed himHis headache immediately left him and he testified of this miracle and everyone began praising and dancing unto the Lord!

I want you all to know that, one reason all this happened, was because of your prayers and your financial partnership!  Because of you, I am able to develop my teaching materials and travel to Kenya with plans to travel to other countries, to not just educate pastors, but to really impart the love and grace of God into them and to equip and empower them to transform their communities!  THANK YOU!

Other News of Our Mission & Work:                

We Blessed 25 Students/Pastors with a New Translation of the Luo Bible
(The local language)!

We Blessed 15 New Students/Pastors with New Study Bibles









We also blessed 50 people with reading glasses (sorry the photo would not load) and we blessed the 7 members of the Leadership Team with Pastor Brad’s new commentary on 1 Thessalonians (Buy it here:


Soterian Hospital – Kitale, Kenya

After the tremendous teaching in Siaya, I flew up to Kitale, Kenya, one of the fastest growing areas in Northwestern Kenya (about 300 miles Northwest of Nairobi). I had meetings with
Dr. Ron Clark (the Pastor who married Mary Beth and me, now a full-time missionary in Kenya and has built numerous hospitals around the world), Dr. Nathan Matasi (One of the leading OB GYNs in all of Kenya) and Dr. Evan Manuthu (a leading Family and Internist Doctor).  We worked on plans to build a much-needed Critical Care Hospital in Kitale, with further plans to expand bringing health and wholeness to the people throughout Kenya!  I’ll be sharing more about this exciting expansion of our ministry in the weeks to come.

Once again, you are one of the reasons why we are making a true spiritual, physical and medical impact in Kenya and beyond!  We continue to need your support as we expand our ministry.  Just go to our Donation Button and give a special gift today!

THANK YOU for making all this happen through your faithful and continued partnership!

May God BLESS You,

Daniel B. Gilbert, Ph.D.
President – EmPowered Living International Ministries

New Season for EmPowered Living!

Daniel, Mary Beth and Maria Gilbert

Daniel, daughter Maria, & Mary Beth Gilbert Founders of EmPowered Living International Ministries



As we celebrate the Holiday Season, it is a new, exciting season for EmPowered Living International!

In October I took a step of faith and resigned from the church I had been pastoring for the past 6 years in Los Angeles to pursue our international teaching ministry!  Over the past 18 months, I have been invited to over 15 other nations to educate, equip and empower more pastors and leaders throughout Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia and Eastern Europe!  The Lord made it so clear that now was the time as the vision continues to expand.

We officially started EmPowered Living International Ministries (ELIM) 7 years ago and since then, God has continued to expand the vision, ministry and impact.

The Story:  How ELIM Was Started

In 2009 I was in South Africa with about 24 major donors for another international ministry where we were visiting the orphanages and showing them what their investments and partnerships were doing to impact the orphans and poor.

While we were in Kruger Park area (an area out in the “bush”), a couple of pastors found out I was a Professor of Theology. They pulled me aside and the following conversation took place:

“Dr. Gilbert, are you a Professor of Theology?” I said, “Well, first you can call me Daniel, and yes I have been a Professor of Theology, but I am serving now in this ministry.”

“Dr. Gilbert, we need you.

Pastors here in Africa are grateful for the Evangelists who come and save our people.

We are grateful for the ministries teaching us leadership.

We have had our hopes built up from American ministries so they video our children, our women and poor and then take what little we have (they used more graphic terms) and promise us all the financial help we need, but only to go back and raise money for their ministry, never to return or give the resources back!

But Dr. Gilbert, we don’t need leadership conferences and more promises, we need to be trained in sound theology because we will never be able to go to Bible College!

Will you come back and teach us?”

Wow, at that moment, my heart broke and I sensed the Holy Spirit speak to me, “Daniel, do you want the prestige of being a ‘Visiting Professor’ at different Universities, or do you want to make an eternal impact for My Kingdom?”

From that moment, EmPowered Living International Ministries was birthed in my heart.

When I returned from South Africa, Mary Beth and I developed some teaching materials to teach weekend conferences and seminars (which you can learn more about at, but this desire to go to the “bush” in underdeveloped nations, as well as developed nations to educate, equip and empower pastors with sound theology to transform communities continued to grow.

ELIM’s Accomplishments

In the summer of 2012, I took 8 members of the church I was pastoring to Siaya County, about 280 miles West of Nairobi, and I taught 24 pastors two intense courses, “The Power of the Blood” and “How to Study the Bible”!

Over 70 Pastors & Spouses on the last day of class!

Over 70 Pastors & Spouses on the last day of class August 2015!

It was not only life-changing for me, but for these pastors.

Following that trip, I committed to train these men and women at least 2 times a year, as long as my church allowed me and we partnered with an orphanage.

The New Kitchen at Ebenezer Children's Home!

The New Kitchen at Ebenezer Children’s Home!

Ebenezer Children in their New Kitchen!

Ebenezer Children in their New Kitchen!

Well, I want to share just a few of the things we have done since our small beginning: EmPowered Living has started a Bible School, now with 110 pastors, provided almost 100 Study Bibles, and 7 laptops for the leadership. We have built a kitchen for the orphanage, Ebenezer Children’s Home, supplied two 10,000 Gallon water tanks and a new water pump for a well at the orphanage, put in the first of many planned water wells, and help feed over 300 children and families!

All of this has happened because of many partners like you helping with these projects!

The Opportunity

Worshiping in Class at ELIM Theological Institute in Siaya County, Kenya

Worshiping in Class at ELIM Theological Institute in Siaya County, Kenya

As our ministry in Siaya, Kenya continues to grow and be established, I have been invited to over 15 other nations to educate, equip and empower more

pastors and leaders throughout Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia and Eastern Europe!


In addition, I am in the middle of producing a “EmPowered Living Radio with Dr. Daniel Gilbert” program that will begin airing on Voice of Hope Africa Radio, which will cover 75% of the Continent!

Along with this, we need to produce more teaching materials by filming my and Mary Beth’s seminars and courses!

The Big 5 Book Cover

The Big 5 Book Cover

And in early 2017, my first book, The Big 5: Discovering the Five Foundations Every Christian Should Know!, is coming out!

I am looking forward to expanding my role in pastoring the pastors in these developing nations and beyond by equipping them and other leaders who have absolutely no opportunity to attend a Bible College or Seminary.

So, we are taking “Seminary” to those who can’t afford to go!

Approximately 85% of all pastors in the world have zero Bible or theological training and don’t have the opportunity to get it!

Also, there is 1 trained pastor, with at least a Bible College degree, for every 250 people in America!

But there is only 1 trained pastor for every 450,000 people in the rest of the world!

The needs and opportunities are so great!

Our Need

For us to fulfill this expanding vision and ministry we need a team of partners, like you, to help us have an eternal impact on pastors, their congregations, the orphans and the most needy people in the world!

In light of my resignation from the church and taking this step of faith, I will need to raise my own support.

In addition, over the past 7 years, we have only raised support for particular projects and for the Pastor’s training and our travel.

Going forward to accomplish all the humanitarian and educational goals, and to establish EmPowered Living, our entire budget for 2017 is $468,950. We need to raise the first quarter of that by the December 31, 2016!

Your Help & Partnership

Friend, will you join Mary Beth and me on this exciting adventure by becoming a monthly partner to empower lives in Africa and other underdeveloped Nations?

Dr. Gilbert at Voice of Hope Radio Preparing for His new "EmPowered Living Radio with Dr. Gilbert" program!

Dr. Gilbert at Voice of Hope Radio Studio Preparing for His New Radio Program!

“EmPowered Living Radio with Dr. Gilbert” program

With your partnership, we will be able to potentially touch 91,000,000 Africans through our new radio program; 100,000 people through training 1,000 pastors in Africa, Southeast Asia, China, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

We will also give fresh water to approximately 10,000 people through new water wells; help feed at least 300 orphans and poor children daily through Ebenezer Children’s Home and School, and provide life-changing medical help to those in desperate need.

Your monthly gift will go a long way in bringing life to those who need it most! We cannot do this without you!

As we come to the end of 2016, will you partner with Mary Beth and me and have an eternal impact in some of the most needy places in the world?

Your gift now will assure us that we will be able to fulfill our commitments to the pastors in Africa, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Your gifts are tax-deductible.

Gifts can be made by check, online or through Debit Card or Bank giving (done online at our secure website).

  • Checks may be made out to EmPowered Living International Ministries. An envelope & Partner Card are enclosed for your convenience.
  • Online Donations can be made via at on our secure website.

God’s Glory: Thank you in advance for your gift and partnership with us! Your donations will go a long way in bringing renewed hope, joy, health, and strength to the orphans, women, pastors and leaders in Africa and the other nations of the world.

May God BLESS you!

Daniel and Mary Beth Gilbert

P.S.  Your support now will help us touch orphans, train pastors, help communities and reach thousands for Christ!


Hold the Press! Update: Major Matching Gift Challenge for Ebenezer Children’s Home New Kitchen Under Construction!

Help These and other Orphans have a fully functioning New Kitchen to feed them hot, healthy food!

Help These and other Orphans have a fully functioning New Kitchen to feed them hot, healthy food!

Hold the Press!  Major Donor has offered a Major Matching Gift Challenge of Up to $4000.00!

Thanks to a special couple to EmPowered Living, a $4000.00 Matching Gift Challenge has been given to us to help us complete the kitchen sooner!  Every dollar given to the new kitchen will be matched up to $4000.00!  That means, if you give $50.00 for the kitchen, then this couple will match it with another $50.00 to make $100.00 all the way up to $4000.00, which would bring it to $8000.00!

Please donate now!  We have until July 15th to double your gift!  Just go to the Secure DONATE NOW Button and mark, Kitchen and every dollar given will be doubled!

Please give a special gift to make a life-changing difference!

THANK YOU for making this happen for the children in Siaya!

The old kitchen is finally demolished and the New Kitchen for Ebenezer Children’s Home is almost complete! Thanks to the generous gifts of our partners, the contractors are hard at work to complete the construction of the new kitchen we committed to build!

Now we only need $6,800 more for the cooking stove, counters and other necessary items to be able to feed all the orphans at Ebenezer Children’s Home and the Word Academy students!

We are so close to completing this life-giving project!

Will you prayerfully consider helping fulfill our commitment for a fully functioning kitchen for all the precious orphans and needy children in the area of around Ebenezer Children’s Home?

Just click on the secure “Donate Now” Button on our website for blessing the children quickly!  Your gifts are tax-deductible and the sooner we receive your gifts, the sooner the children can eat, hot, healthy meals!

THANK YOU for your help in making this dream project come true.

God BLESS You,

Dr. Daniel and Mary Beth Gilbert

See all the updated photos!

Help us complete this major project!  Thank You!


Waiting Upon the LORD!

377-e28093-waiting-patientlyHello Friends,

Just 2 days before the New Year, so I wanted to encourage you will a few words:

“Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” (Psalm 27:14)
“But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint!” (Isaiah 40:31) and,
“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I hope! My soul waits for the LORD!” (Psalm 130:5-6a)

I want to encourage everyone to take some time at the end of 2014 and “wait upon the LORD.”

Andrew Murray, one of my spiritual heroes, writes this about waiting on the LORD:

“Wait on God–that He may reveal Himself in us; that He may teach us all His will; that He may do to us what He has promised; that in all things He may be the infinite God.”

Think about this great quote as you wait on God. You see, it is so important to make waiting on the LORD a daily habit or discipline, but there is something special when we take extra time in our day, especially at the end of a year, and wait upon our LORD, quieting our soul and mind. As we wait, things begin to happen. We begin dwelling on His goodness; dwelling on His faithfulness; dwelling on His great mercies in our lives; dwelling on His salvation and His BLESSINGS that He has done in this past year.

It also is a time to wait upon Him to reveal Himself to you and His plans for you for the New Year! So many times we make goals and “New Year’s resolutions” without truly waiting upon the LORD and getting His word for us.

When we wait upon the LORD, wonderful things begin to happen. Just reading these three (3) passages on waiting on God (and there are many others), we discover He makes us strong, He fills our hearts with courage and faith, He gives us fresh hope (vision) and He gives us His word! A word to stand on for the New Year!

So, in the next two days, turn the television off, log-off of the internet (and yes, Facebook) and find a quiet place and wait upon our gracious, loving, merciful, good, guiding LORD! And when you do, He will flood your heart and mind with His goodness and give you a word to stand on for the New Year! Then write it down and enter 2015 with great faith in a great and faithful God!

Hey, after you do that, why don’t you send me what the LORD revealed to you and I’ll agree with you on His plans for your life!

May God BLESS You as you wait on Him. And may 2015 be one of the BEST Years of your life.

Think about it!


Dr. D.

Admiring The Christmas Tree!

IMG_3636Mary Beth, my wonderful wife, always decorates our tree & does a glorious job! I’ve been sitting in our living room drinking my tea, reading the Word of God, listening to some Celtic Christmas music & admiring the tree with all the lights, ornaments, & the angel on top!

As I was admiring the tree and meditating on the Season, I was touched by the moment and wanted to share it with you.

This tree resembles numerous ideas:

1. The tree is the symbol of life, in two ways to me: a. the precious life of each person that is uniquely decorated and is beautiful to the Lord; b. the tree also represents eternal life that is found in Jesus!

2. The tree with the angel on top depicts the glorious night the angels declared to the shepherds that the Savior of the world had been born in Bethlehem! (Luke 2:8-20)

3. The beautiful ornaments resemble both the gifts the Maji brought to Jesus and how each ornament has meaning to us. (Matthew 2:1-12)

4. All the lights resembles Jesus being the light of the world and the call for all to follow the Light & then be the light to the world (John 1:4-9; 8:12; 12:46; Matthew 5:14-16). It also is sad to think how many Christians, including myself, don’t always shine brightly to the world and show the true love of Jesus, the heart of Jesus, the peace of Jesus, the joy of Jesus, the compassion of Jesus, the healing of Jesus, and the grace and truth of Jesus. Oh, how I want to shine brightly!

I hope you enjoy our tree and what it represents to me, and that you will take time to quiet your soul during this busy time, read the Bible verses listed and be BLESSED.

Have a wonderful Christmas time!


Dr. D.


The Greatness of God!

Nothing to hard for God

Good Morning Friends,
Be encouraged today:

Just a few thoughts from the greatest book to build you up:

“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable!” (Psalm 145:3)

“O Sovereign LORD!…Nothing is too hard for you!…You are the great and powerful God, the LORD Almighty! You have all wisdom and do great and mighty miracles!…[and the LORD said] ‘I and the LORD…Is anything too hard for Me?'” (Jeremiah 32:17-19, 27)

Over the past few weeks, I have been struggling in ministry, battling doubts and feeling overwhelmed in life. One thing I always do, during good times and difficult times, is continue reading the Word of God, even when it is hard. This morning I was moved by these passages and many others on how great and awesome God is. As I meditated on the greatness of God, some wonderful things began to flood my soul and mind.

So, whatever you may be going though, even during the joyful season of Christmas, FOCUS on these verses and let your faith grow strong in the knowledge of what a great and wonderful and powerful and good God we serve and see God do miracles in your life this Christmas season!

Think about it!

I hope you’ll take some time to watch and listen to this beautiful worship song by Chris Tomlin. God BLESS You!


Dr. D.


Orphans Singing for You

Some of the Orphans from Ebenezer Children’s Home singing for you! Please check out the updated photos and projects we hope to fund and go to our Donation button and help. God BLESS You!