2017 Ministry Highlights

Can you believe 2017 is coming to a close?! Wow, what a great and busy year it’s been for us, filled with various accomplishments and highlights.

2017 Highlights:

  • Dustin turned the big 40!
  • He also started a new job at a popular local magazine as an account executive.
  • Dustin completed the rough draft for his first book, The Christian Dad… more on that to come in 2018!
  • Dorothy Anne released her debut EP entitled Always Hope.
  • We also built her brand new website at www.dorothyanne.com and opened her online store featuring her hand stamped necklaces and T-shirt designs.
  • Dorothy Anne wrote a new song and performed at numerous venues throughout the year.
  • We participated in the biggest local outreach our ministry has ever done reaching over 1,000 families with the gospel.

Only A Few Days Left!

In the upcoming year we will continue to have a laser focus so we may excel and increase in what the Lord has put in our hearts to accomplish.

We want to continue to share our story and testimony to the world. With your partnership, together we can reach even for Christ in 2018!

Would you join us to start this new year strong by contributing a special end of the year tax-deductible gift of $50, $70 or $100 to our ministry Defining Moments?

Please visit our secure website and donate today at www.DefiningMomentsTV.com/Donate

What Did We Do With Over 2,000 Pieces Of Candy?!

Despite the fact it rained on Halloween, our outreach at the Scare on Square in Cedar Hill, Texas was still a huge turn out. When we first heard about the opportunity to participate in this community event we knew we wanted to get involved. For us, one of the best ways to reach people is to collaborate locally. What’s great is that we didn’t even have to spend a dime to market this citywide event. Instead all we had to do was sign up to run a booth, bring candy and lots of gospel tracts.

5,000 People

Interestingly, out of 50+ local businesses, Defining Moments was one of only two ministries in attendance. The other was a church. It was estimated that about 5,000 people came out to trick or treat that night.

To summarize, if the average family is made up of 4 people that would be about 1,250 families represented at the event. Since we were able to pass out at least 1,000 gospel tracts, that meant we reached approximately 80% of the families that night!

From the start of the event the line at our booth never slowed down. We had people coming to our booth for two hours straight. Sometimes people would return and ask for extra millions dollar bills or the giant hundred dollar bills for their other family members. That was pretty encouraging and a joy to see so many smiles on peoples’ faces. 

Thank You!

Halloween can be a dark and an evil night, but we shined God’s love and truth in the darkness. Thank you to those who prayed and especially our 12 sponsors who gave towards this specific outreach. Because of you we were able to reach hundreds of people for Jesus! Thank you for being our partner in the Great Commission!

Our Halloween Tradition

Help us reach 3,000 people with the Gospel! This Halloween, our ministry has the amazing opportunity to reach 3,000+ people with the gospel during a local event called Scare on the Square in Cedar Hill, Texas. We will be passing out candy and the most creative gospel tracts around to trick or treaters young and old.

Every year when we participate in Halloween outreaches we get such a great response from visitors. Many times kids and parents ask for extra tracts to give to their family members.

Why are these tracts so popular?! We believe it’s because they are eye-catching, fun, quality-made and have a great message.

Scare on the Square & the Cost Breakdown

Last year Dustin passed out over 1,500 gospel tracts at this event. In our entire ministry existence we have NEVER run out of tracts until that night!

The year before we passed out over 400 at another fall festival event we participated in DeSoto, Texas.

This year Scare on the Square is expecting at least 3,000 people to attend. It’s very exciting for us to have this opportunity, but we need your help.

Here’s the cost breakdown for this ministry outreach:

1,500 pieces of candy for $100
3,500 creative gospel tracts for $200

If only 12 people give $25 we can reach 3,000 people with the gospel.

Would you prayerfully consider being 1 of the 12 people to give $25 towards this outreach?

Your contribution will help us plant a seed in the life of a child, teenager or parent this October.

Contribute Now


Christian Vocalist and Homeschooling Mom of Five, Dorothy Anne to Release Debut EP Always Hope, Despite Major Obstacles

Independent Christian singer/songwriter Dorothy Anne is releasing her highly anticipated debut EP, Always Hope on October 20, 2017.  Since debuting her single “Don’t Let Me Go” which drew high praise on iTunes she’s earned a following of more than 16,000 fans on social media.

What fans are saying on iTunes:

Amazing song with great vocals and arrangement. I can hardly wait to hear more songs from this talented and inspirational artist!

 Great lyrics… voice of an angel.

 This song is so well done, great writing, catchy melody and man those vocals! Beautiful!!!

A passionate storyteller and minister, Dorothy Anne’s songs evoke the journey of life and struggle. She captures a theme of hope in the midst of pain with her lyrics, pairing them with bright, catchy melodies and beautiful orchestrations. Drawing comparisons to Kari Jobe and Lauren Daigle, her music is marked by powerful, soaring vocals.

Always Hope is a collection of deeply personal songs that represent different seasons in my life,” states Dorothy Anne. “It’s been said ‘Everyone has a book in them.’ Well, I think everyone also has a song in them that represents significant moments in their life. As I reflect on the completion of this project, I’ve realized that not everyone who has this dream makes it this far. Sometimes people give up too soon. But, if I can do it, as a homeschooling mom of five, anyone can. It is possible to pursue your dreams, if you create a game plan and never give up.”

In addition to “Don’t Let Me Go” the romantic, upbeat song “Hold on to You” is a favorite for wedding celebrations. The album also features the intimate worship song “God Above It All,” co-written and especially meaningful as it was completed after the loss of her daughter Gracie Jade. The inspirational song “The Sun Rises” was written after Typhoon Haiyan tragically struck the Philippines in 2013. It has quickly become an anthem as Dorothy Anne advocates raising relief aid for impoverished communities. Finally, the emotional worship song “Jesus You Saved Me” rounds out the EP and reflects her faith in Christ. 

Always Hope EP is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and everywhere digital music is sold.

Originally from the tropical islands of the Philippines, Dorothy Anne currently makes her home in Dallas, Texas. She leads worship in her church and is a mentor to other artists. She is the co-founder of Defining Moments Ministry with her husband Dustin Dauenhauer.

For more information visit: www.DorothyAnne.com

For booking contact: info@dorothyanne.com


Creative Artist Internship

Have you ever wanted to write a book?  Do you have a dream to record a CD?  Are you interested in developing your gifts as a minister?

Defining Moments is now accepting a select group of individuals to join our ministry’s new and exciting Creative Artist Internship program.  Participants will use their skills to assist the ministry and provide support at special events and outreaches.

Quick facts about the Creative Artist Internship program:

  • Accomplish your #1 goal in 100 days.
  • Learn essential keys to growing your ministry support.
  • Gain insight to marketing your ministry online.
  • 1 semester commitment.
  • 2-4 hours a week.

Who qualifies:

  • Authors
  • Ministers
  • Singer/Songwriters
  • Audio Engineers
  • Website Developers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Video Editors

Supplemental Material-

The Freedom Journal

To apply contact Dustin Dauenhauer at Dustin@DefiningMomentsTv.com