Our Story

How it all started...

Arlie Francis became a follower of Jesus in 1971, a product of the Jesus revolution. The day he came to faith in Jesus, a young man who prayed with Arlie said, "It's my job to show you what walking with Jesus looks like." Discipleship became his passion. From 2004 to 2011, Arlie served at Ariel Ministries. During that time, the Lord began to impress on him the need for a simple disciple-making process that would empower everyday folks to make disciples who make disciples. Following a two-week tour of Israel, Arlie resigned from Ariel Ministries. Together with his wife, Noemi, Disciple Daily was founded in February 2011.

Keith Myer and his wife, Alice, served at T-Bar-M Camps in New Braunfels, Texas. Keith was the director of a nine-month discipleship program called the Timothy Team, a life-on-life residential discipleship experience. Arlie and Keith co-led sixteen Timothy Team tours of Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. They had dreamed and prayed about serving the Lord together. Jesus used COVID to make it happen.

Expanding the vision...

Arlie & Noemí and Keith & Alice have modeled the disciple-making lifestyle for hundreds of young men and women. Many of them are now active disciples who are making disciples. Two years ago, the Lord added Lori Thompson to our team. We are currently running our second edition of The Fellowship, a one-year residential disciple-making school for single young adults. The home base is the Fellowship House at 2050 Lone Oak in New Braunfels, TX.

We have seen the Lord do a lot with a little. Think five loaves and two fish. Do you have a little bit of extra bread that we can use? 

Where are we headed?

All we are promised is today. Like every morning, we started by reading the Bible with The Fellowship Team this morning. We prayed, "Lord, lead us." He always says, "Come and see." It's an exciting life.

Today, we built semi-permanent tents for people who lost everything except their lives during the recent fires in Maui. Two days ago, we helped a farmer in Maui rebuild the greenhouses where he grows food that he is giving away to the people living in the tents we built. We arrived in Maui to do more than physical labor, which is important. But before we departed the mainland, we had memorized the overarching narrative of the entire Bible so we would have something to say to people who need Jesus.

Yes, we plan for the future. But as we train new disciples each day, we wait on Jesus!
Psalm 1
Lord willing, by the end of 2023, we will have trained five disciple-makers at the Fellowship House on Lone Oak in New Braunfels, TX. They will have read and discussed the entire Bible and practiced the spiritual disciplines of a Jesus follower for all to see wherever they go throughout the year. They will acquire the knowledge and experience to train more disciples where they live, work, and play for the rest of their lives. More than likely, Keith and/or I will have traveled with members of The Fellowship Team domestically and internationally to teach more disciples here, near, and far away.

Does this sound exciting? Join us. Come and see!

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