Calling generations of all nations to the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ!
2018 Ministry Summary
Join the Celebration!  
"... I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents" (Luke 15:10). Heaven is keeping track of those who are born again. There's a celebration with each person who humbly trusts in Jesus Christ and receives the gift of salvation. Much as a physical birth captures the attention of family and friends in joyous celebration, spiritual birth -- the saving of a sinner who was lost but now is found -- captures the attention of the angels of heaven in celebration.  
Please take a few minutes to read through the fruit of 2018 (listed below) and celebrate what God has done and continues to do through this ministry. Your partnership in the Gospel is what allows me to focus full-time on evangelism and discipleship. Your support through prayer, encouragement, and monthly giving was used by our Lord to bring the fruit reported here. Thank you for faithfully partnering with us! I look forward to sharing with you in 2019 what God does through Simplicity Ministries ® .  -- Mike Thibodeaux 
Fruit of 2018 
Praising God for every opportunity to preach the Gospel and make disciples.  Rejoicing for every life impacted and changed by Jesus!!
  • 23 ministry events
    • 3 Church Revivals
    • 5 Youth Events
    • 3 College Events
    • 7 Men's Events
    • 1 Marriage Event
    • 3 Pulpit Supply
    • 1 Honduras Mission Trip
  • Preached 205 times (104 of these with the weekly Men of Simplicity groups)  
  • Ministered to 2,667 people
  • 73 people publicly trusted in Jesus as Savior and Lord
  • 96 people made a public recommitment to Christ
  • 107 men discipled in Men of Simplicity
    • Jan-June 4 MOS groups, 73 enrolled; trained in apologetics
    • Sept-Dec 6 MOS groups, 72 enrolled; taught to live simply devoted to Christ
  • Taught and led 38 weekly youth meetings at Open Door Baptist Church discipling 25-30 teens
  • 125 adults trained in evangelism in Honduras
  • Debbie taught two weekly discipleship groups
    • S.E.A.D.S. - 10 women
    • BRIGHT Lights - 13 teen girls
Celebrating 20 Years of Ministry
2019 is a special year for Simplicity Ministries ®.   August 19th will mark 20 years of full time evangelism and discipleship ministry for Mike and Debbie Thibodeaux. 18 of those 20 years, they have lived and served based out of the Portland, OR area.  
To start the celebration, we are launching 20/20. If you are not a financial partner, would you join our team by giving $20 a month to celebrate our 20th anniversary? If you are a partner, would your share our ministry with a friend and invite them to invest in Christ's Kingdom through Simplicity Ministries ® by giving $20 a month? 
See our online giving options at Thank you for your prayers and support! Your partnership makes a difference.
Upcoming Ministry Events
Our Prayer List
Back row: Michaela, Debbie, Jordan
Front row: Zach and Mike
  • Sundays @ 5:45pm Men of Simplicity (MOS 1) weekly discipleship at Open Door Baptist Church, Troutdale, OR.
  • Mondays @ 6:45pm MOS 1 weekly discipleship with men from Gresham, OR, and First Baptist Gresham, OR.  Also connecting online via Zoom our MOS Connect groups from North Addison Baptist (Spokane, WA), Driscoll Baptist (Spokane, WA) and Generations Church (Salmon Creek, WA).
  • Mondays @ 8:00pm MOS 3 weekly discipleship with men from Gresham, OR who have completed years one and two of MOS.
  • February 24-27 - "Fanning the Flame" Marriage Bible Conference, First Baptist Church Oxford, Alabama
  • March 8 & 22 - Open Door Christian Academy, Troutdale, OR - Chapel

Visit our website for full schedule, booking info, and scheduling Mike to preach and minister at your church. 

  Simplicity Ministries® | Mike Thibodeaux | 971-219-6964 | P.O. Box 388 Fairview, OR 97024 |