Introducing new Staff. Daryl Davison Sr.
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Amazing Discoveries is excited to welcome Daryl Davison Sr. who joined the Amazing Discoveries team this past May. Daryl is serving in the Donor Relations Department as our charitable giving advisor. Some of you may have already been contacted by Daryl, as he has been working on getting to know our AD family of supporters.

“I have a passion for people,” Daryl says. “I feel that the Lord has blessed me with the gift of reaching others, sharing the truth, listening to their stories and truly caring about their concerns in helping them fulfill their passion to further the work. Working for Amazing Discoveries is a great privilege and a goal that I have had for many years.”

The work of Amazing Discoveries has deeply affected Daryl’s life and in his testimony he shares, “My life was forever changed and my eyes were opened after a fellow church member gave me the DVD series Total Onslaught. The truth that came from watching Walter present the facts contained in the series really impacted my faith and life. I was not hearing these topics in church and didn’t understand why.”

“Ever since I watched Total Onslaught, I wanted more! This was my first exposure to Amazing Discoveries, and I needed to tell more people about it. From that point on our small group in church started a Bible study and discussion class on Sabbath afternoons. It was during that time when the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart and convicted me to consider working in some aspect of evangelism work.”

Around that time, Daryl was visited by a man who worked for another media ministry. During their visit, the man thanked him for donating, talked to him about planned giving, and partnering with the ministry. He closed his visit with prayer. Daryl was so impressed that someone would visit him personally to talk about the ministry’s projects and the impact of giving, and to pray with him that he asked the man, “What would I need to get a position like you have?” The man explained the process and about a year later, Daryl found himself enrolled for the classes required in Planned Giving and Trust Services, through the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

At the time, Daryl was working for the State of Ohio and was not a church employee. He took money out of savings and, after much prayer, went to California where the classes were held, paying his own way.  Daryl was the only student in the large class that did not work for the church.

 As part of the certification process, Daryl was required to complete internships at two different ministries. He chose the General Conference and the Chesapeake Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.  During his time at the General Conference, he developed a relationship with the associate director. Knowing that Daryl did not work for the church but wanted to, his new friend and mentor sent his resume out to everyone he could think of, to help Daryl get some interviews. Daryl prayed hard asking the Lord to lead and guide him to where he was most needed. Daryl was happy with his current job but felt a calling to work for God.

Daryl received a couple of inquiries resulting in interviews. “I received an offer to go to a conference. This would require a move away from family and friends. My wife and I prayed about this and felt that the Lord was not directing me to that area.” About six months later, the Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventists contacted Daryl. Again, he and his wife prayed. After an interview and a couple of trips from Ohio to Colorado, Daryl gave notice at work, and accepted the position as Associate Director of Planned Giving and Trust Services.

Daryl enjoyed helping people, visiting, talking, and praying with them, as well as being a guest speaker in the conference. But Daryl still had a drive and passion for evangelism.  He received a call from the Voice of Prophecy which had recently moved to Loveland, Colorado. Loveland was only an hour away from his home and Daryl felt excited about working for the well-known media ministry. 

His new responsibilities with the Voice of Prophecy included administration and visitation of major donors across the US, work encompassed by two titles, Associate Director of Planned Giving and Trust Services and Associate Director of Development. Later he was placed into the Development Department 100% of the time.

“It was while working with major donors and gift planning that I felt God was using the talent and gifts He gave me. I loved building relationships with my new friends who were the financial lifeblood of the ministry,” Daryl says.

Due to some reorganization and staff reduction, his position was eliminated. Daryl started his own consulting firm and worked with nonprofit SDA schools and local community organizations to help with their development and fundraising programs.

Amazing Discoveries contacted Daryl to see if he was interested in working for us. He says working for AD is a dream come true.  He loves the work and feels blessed and honored to be part of a ministry that stands up and presents the truth. He is looking forward to building relationships that assist the projects and goals AD has to reach people around the world with the truth.

Daryl earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and is currently certified in Planned Giving and Trust Services through the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. He and his wife Gina live in Brighton, Colorado, northeast of Denver where Gina teaches at the Brighton Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School

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