We are Richard and Cheryl Schatz, a Christian couple living in British Columbia, Canada who has been actively involved in ministering to former Jehovah's Witnesses. We have never been Jehovah's Witnesses ourselves, but we have a great deal of love and compassion especially for Jehovah's Witnesses who are contemplating leaving the Watchtower.
For 16 years we operated a recorded message for Jehovah's Witnesses. The weekly messages challenged Jehovah’s Witnesses to research their organization’s history, and it brought a gospel message to encourage Jehovah’s Witnesses to study the Bible without the Watchtower. We also had the privilege of leading a support group for former Jehovah's Witnesses from 1988 until 2003. The support group helped us to understand the dilemma of Jehovah's Witnesses when they come to realize that there is something not quite right with the Watchtower organization.
It is difficult for Jehovah's Witnesses to leave their family and friends behind when they come out of the Watchtower Society. It is also very difficult to sort out doctrinal issues that would allow them to feel comfortable enough to attend a Christian Church. We originally created a website just for Jehovah’s Witnesses to help them sort out doctrinal issues in the privacy of their own home. That first website was jwinfoline.com. It was created to present Christian doctrine in a way that will allow Jehovah's Witnesses to better understand the Christian faith and how the Watchtower has indoctrinated their followers to be prejudiced against Christians and historic Christian doctrine.
Later, other former cultists heard about the support group and they joined with the ex-JW support group. Our hearts expanded to welcome them and we had a desire for all of them to find the real Jesus Christ of the Bible.
This website mmoutreach.org is a work in progress as we expand our areas of ministry. This is also where we list our products for sale. Our goal is to combine all of our websites to serve a wider audience and to help many more find biblical answers to the challenge of the cults. Our other website mmoutreachinc.com deals with a broader range of cults and aberrant movements. However, the format was very dated and it was easier to start fresh than to try to fix the older websites. There were many challenges as we expand and renovate the website, Please bear with us as we continue to put up new material and edit older material to offer a fresh new face. We are also working on a brand new web store that will allow us to sell downloadable video files.
Our focus will be on multi-media as we work to produce and distribute videos that both educate the public on these groups as well as provide an evangelistic outreach. The web site mmoutreachinc.com started with the ministry work of Keith and Lorri MacGregor of MacGregor Ministries. Keith and Lorri worked with us in ministry for several years and then they resigned so that they could retire in the spring of 2011.
Our ministry is dedicated to providing audio, video and internet outreach that will impact the world of the cults and aberrant Christian movements for Christ. Our ministry partner in a separate US ministry is Marlene Mercado. Marlene is a former Jehovah's Witnesses who has a heart for ministry to those trapped in the cults.
Melanie Ryzuk has been a tremendous help to us as she has worked hard on editing the hundreds of articles from the former MacGregor Ministries website (now MM Outreach Inc). These articles will find their way onto this new site in time as we are able to complete our ministry projects.
Cheryl also have a blog at mmoutreach.org/wim that deals with the issues of women in Ministry. This is a safe place to learn about what God's word says about women's ministry and a place to meet others who are in the process of researching and learning about women in ministry. Cheryl’s other blog is at mmoutreach.org/cheryl. This blog is dedicated to her faith journey during the time when she was going through cancer treatments.
While we are working on updating this new website, you can still look through the old websites at: