Don & Katie Fortune have traveled the world teaching Christians
their motivational gifts based on Roman 12:6-8.
They are the authors of "Discover Your God-Given Gifts",
Children's Gifts", and "Discover Your Spouse's Gifts".
- Raised in a Methodist family.
- Accepted Jesus Christ as Savior at age 10.
- Graduated with a BA in journalism, University
of Washington, 1955.
- Two years of graduate study at Boston University
School of Theology.
- Director of Christian Education, Sand Point Methodist
Church, 1957- 63 (7 years).
- Baptized in the Holy Spirit, 1960.
- Writer of Junior High Sunday School Curriculum
- David C. Cook Publishing Co. (3 years).
- Union Gospel Press (3 years).
- Founder/Editor of Aglow Magazine and Publishing
- Producer of the Aglow television series,
Women Aglow (3 years).
- International Vice- president, Women's Aglow
Fellowship (11 years).
- Receive All God Has to Give (Aglow, over 3 million
copies in print in 30 languages)
- How to Avoid the Pitfalls of the Passive Mind (Aglow)
- Guidance Guidelines (Aglow)
- Aglow Advanced Leadership Training materials, Discover
Your Motivational Gifts
- Raised in a Baptist family.
- Received Jesus Christ as Savior at age 12.
- Served in the U.S. Marine Corps (6 years).
- Letter carrier with the U.S. Post Office (30 years).
- Baptized in the Holy Spirit, 1968.
- Leader of interdenominational charismatic meetings
- Youth group leader/counselor (3 years).
- Christian Service Brigade leader (3 years).
- Home meeting leader (25 years).
- Retired from U.S. Postal Service, March 1982.
- Refired (same date) for full-time Christian service.
- Elder, Cornerstone Community Church (17 years).
- On staff of Cornerstone Community Church (17 years).
- Head of Missions, Cornerstone Community Church (15
- We have worked together in leadership and
teaching in churches and para-church organization for 40 years.
- We have worked together and individually
in prayer ministry and counseling and established the interdenominational
Prayer Counseling Ministry Teaching Series.
- During the last 28 years we have developed and taught
the seminar, Discover Your God-Given Gifts, around the United States
and in 37 nations of the world.
- During the last 14 years we have developed
and taught the seminar, Discover Your Children's Gifts. Recently
we've developed the seminar, Discover Your Spouse's Gifts.
- During the last 25 years we have developed
and taught the seminar, Be Free, on spiritual warfare and deliverance.
- During the last 23 years we have developed
and taught the seminar, Let Jesus Be the Counselor (as you work
in partnership with Him), on prayer counseling.
- During the last 9 years we have developed
and taught seminars on Flowing in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
(based on I Corinthians 12:7- 10) and Ministry Gifts (based on
- We have taught in churches, Bible schools,
Christian schools, Bible study groups, prayer groups, conferences,
retreats, pastor's groups, Aglow, FGBMFI, YWAM, U.S. Base Chapels,
and other groups around the world including: Australia, Belgium,
Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, the Feroe Islands,
France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Honduras, Hong Kong, India,
Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, the
Philippines, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa,
Spain, Sweden, Swaziland, Switzerland and most of the United
- We are the authors of three books published
by Chosen Books (owned by Revell/Baker).
- Discover Your God- Given Gifts (published
in September of 1987)
- Discover Your Children's Gifts (published
in November of 1989)
- Discover Your Spouse's Gifts (published in
- We have been married since 1962.
- We have three children and one grandchild:
- Linda Simms has her own landscaping business,
and one son, Jon.
- David Fortune is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University
in Biblical Studies and has a master's degree in Theology from Yale
University. He is currently working in Boulder, Colorado in an executive
- Dan Fortune is a graduate of Northwest College in
Missions. He has been a missionary in the Philippines for a year and
is currently a full-time missionary/director with Alternative Missions
in Honduras on the island of Roatan in the remote community of Helene.
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