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Ron Wheeler

The purpose of Ron Wheeler’s work and Cartoonworks.com is to create cartoons to be a communication vehicle for spreading God’s Truths.

There is a rich and varied history behind this calling that has taken many twists and turns over the last few decades, which you can read about from the Tabs Above.

One of the recent turns for Ron has been an increase in public speaking opportunities all over the globe. Click Here (Adobe Acrobat reader required) to learn more about Ron and Cindy’s latest travels and how you can help be part of the adventure with your tax-deductible gift. We need your help.

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Except for the work of a few syndicated cartoonists, cartooning is rarely a financially lucrative venture. It’s especially challenging when the cartoon project has a ministry or benevolent purpose behind it. Yet Ron Wheeler’s riches from his cartooning profession have come from a different kind of payment.

Important Links: Click on the "Important Links Tab Above" where you can learn more about the amazing story of how this calling came about and some other aspects about Ron and his work.

Testimonial: Many people who know Ron don’t know the full scope of what God has opened the door for him to do. Here’s a video testimony from a pastor who “gets it”. Pastor Jim Zidan from Tennessee offered to tell the world how Ron Wheeler’s work is uniquely effective for the Kingdom God.

Speaking Engagements: There is also one more thing the Lord has opened the door for Ron to do … speaking engagements … LOTS of speaking engagements: from Cartoon Camps, to Ron giving his testimony at Christian schools, Sunday School classes, chapel services at Christian ministries and publishing companies, Comic conventions, etc. He even spoke at a recent VBS family gathering at a local Chinese church. Ron has taught and given his testimony locally as well as around the world. The Lord just keeps adding speaking engagements as Ron enters the senior phase of his career. Here’s information about his latest trip.

Donate now: The challenge is, many of these speaking assignments take time (which Ron is eager to give), but they don’t pay all of the bills. This is where you come in. We need your help. If you have a heart for this ministry you can help in four ways, (click on "support options" above) which includes donating to this ministry.

Thank you so much for your willingness to help. If you would like to learn more about how Ron will be putting your money to use in his latest trip or speaking engagement, click "Speaking Engagements" tab above.

Many, many people have benefited from Ron’s work over the years. Ron’s work has either touched their lives personally or has enhanced their ministry efforts.

Here’s a video testimony from a pastor in Tennessee who “gets it”. He sees how powerful cartoons are in communicating the Gospel message. It’s worth watching.

Here also is just a sampling of email testimonials from scores of people who have been touched or benefited from various facets of Ron’s ministry.

Watch Pastor Jim Zidan’s Testimony click here.

There is also one more thing the Lord has opened the door for Ron to do … speaking engagements … LOTS of speaking engagements: from Cartoon Camps, to Ron giving his testimony at Christian schools, Sunday School classes, chapel services at Christian ministries and publishing companies, Comic conventions, etc. He even spoke at a recent VBS family gathering at a local Chinese church. Ron has taught and given his testimony locally as well as around the world. The Lord just keeps adding speaking engagements as Ron enters the senior phase of his career. Here’s information about his latest trip.

Ron and Cindy's Great Adventure

Ron and Cindy Wheeler’s GRAND ADVENTURE itinerary details:

January 15th, 2014

Cindy and I need your support … prayer support, emotional support, spiritual support and yes, financial support.

Follow Ron and Cindy on FacebookAlthough we have more on our plate than what we can handle, we are convinced it’s not more than what the Lord can handle. With God’s help, we are “scrambling” to get ready for this trip. We have found someone to watch our house, and we’re slowly whittling away at all the other details involved in a journey like this. We will keep an ongoing account of our adventure on Facebook so you can follow along with us, and continue to lift us up in prayer as our names come to mind. Go to my Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/207726332761088/ or type in “Grand Adventure Mission Trip” in Facebook and join our event.

You can also learn more details about our trip from my CartoonWorks.com Donor Website. http://donor.cartoonworks.com/

Please pray that …

  •          We’d be able to prepare for our trip details in a timely manner,
  •          We’d be able to stay on top of our future bills, taxes, and other financial issues,
  •          Ron’s free lance work wouldn’t suffer,
  •          We’d be able to survive two months with little or no income,
  •          God would open the door for the Gospel through our efforts,
  •          God would reveal His future ministry plans in the wake of this trip,
  •          We would be a blessing to our hosts as well as the people we encounter,
  •          God would teach us more about Himself from this experience,
  •          That we would be able to see our lives and our culture in a new light,
  •          God would grant us safety and good health along the way,
  •          Our kids would be able to do well in our absence,
  •          Our home and our house sitters would be protected while we are gone,
  •          God would provide sufficient prayer and financial support for this trip.

If the Lord leads you to do so, we could use your financial support. The tickets alone for this trip cost $8000, which doesn’t account for food and lodging while we travel. If this is something you would like to do to help us, you may financially support Cartoonworks by sending your tax-deductible gifts in the following ways:

Give online. Using a secure website, you can give by credit card, checking account or savings account. You may make a one-time gift or enroll in a regular giving plan. Giving online saves the ministry the cost of paper and processing. Donate online here.

Write a check. Gifts by mail are always welcome. Please make your check out to “Faith & Learning International” and note in your memo line “for Ron Wheeler CartoonWorks”. Mail your check to P.O. Box 480, Wheaton, IL 60187.

Trip itinerayRegarding our trip agenda, it is still unfolding, but here is a sampling of what we’ve got lined up thus far. You can follow along on the attached map.

1)      Phoenix (Feb. 1st – 2nd)… we spend the night and visit with Ron’s brother.

2)      Kona, HI (Feb. 2nd – 9th) … we stay with Cindy’s brother and family while Ron shares his testimony with a home school group and some classes at YWAM’s University of Nations.

3)      Sydney, Australia (Feb. 9th – 22nd) … we stay with friends while Ron shares his testimony at a businessmen’s study, and shares his testimony and teaches cartooning to two churches.

4)      New Zealand (Feb. 22nd – Mar. 6th) … we are the guests of a longtime ministry partner who does puppet ministry. He has several churches, schools (Christian and secular) and camps lined up all over the country for Ron to share his testimony and teach cartooning.

5)      Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Mar. 6th – Mar. 16th) … we are the guests of a fellow disciple of the late Jake Combs (Ron’s spiritual mentor for 34 years). He owns a business school of 12,000 students plus an elementary school. Ron will teach and share his testimony at several gatherings of all ages as well as provide Biblical counsel to people individually.

6)      Taipei, Taiwan (Mar. 16th – Mar. 22nd) … we will be the guest of YWAM’s School of Animation, where Ron will lead a workshop and share his testimony. We will also stay with a friend from Kansas City who is a pastor there.

7)      Kona, HI (Mar. 22nd – Mar. 30th) … rest and recovery with Cindy’s brother’s family before we head back.

8)      Kansas City (Mar. 31st) … home.

Even though we will be gone for two months we will still be able to stay in touch by email ron@cartoonworks.com and cindy@cartoonworks.com and through our individual Facebook accounts. Feel free to contact us along the way as the Lord leads. In this way, we’d love to take you right along with us on our … GRAND ADVENTURE!

Ron and Cindy Wheeler

Ron Wheeler has been writing and illustrating cartoons full time since 1980. His calling before the Lord is to create cartoons to be a communication vehicle for spreading God’s Truths.

He has had the privilege of creating a line of 70 different Gospel oriented cartoon tracts that have sold over 50 million copies. He has also had several Christian books and CDs of clip art and comic strips published. Most notable is a long running weekly comic strip that was published in a youth magazine for 20 years. Plus, Ron’s humorous illustrations can be frequently found in Sunday school curriculum, VBS materials, magazine articles, and book covers as well. He also enjoys illustrating children’s books for various Christian publishers and individuals. Plus, Ron has a line of published children’s books he wrote and illustrated.

Ron has also ventured into self-publishing with an online collection of clip art, coloring books, greeting cards, T-shirts, mugs, calendars, ball caps, etc. In addition, he is often a guest speaker on cartooning all over the world. In the summers Ron runs a Cartoon Camp in his home/studio to teach others about cartooning for Christ.

Ron and his wife Cindy have been married since 1984 and their three children, Audrey (26), Byron (23), and Grace (18), have been home schooled from the beginning. Ron and Cindy both grew up in Nebraska where they both received their Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Nebraska. They met at Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri, where they still attend, and have lived in the same neighborhood nearby for over two decades.

To see his work and contact Ron, visit CartoonWorks.com.

“The challenge is, many of Ron’s speaking assignments take time (which he is eager to give), but they don’t pay all of the bills.” This is where you come in. If you have a heart for this ministry you can help in four ways:

1) Pray. This task is God’s calling. He opens doors. He shuts doors. Please pray that Ron is able to hold it all with an open hand.

2) If you are a client of Ron’s, keep using his services. He’s not retiring from cartooning any time soon. He will most likely work within the budget you provide, so make sure you can pay him as much as you are able.

3) Buy his books, tracts, clip art, etc. CartoonWorks.com was set up by Ron to provide resources of Ron’s work that people can use to augment their ministry purposes.

4) Consider donating to his ministry. Through an organization called Faith and Learning Ron now has non-profit status set up to raise support to cover the costs of his time and travel spent on speaking engagements.

You may financially support Cartoonworks by sending your tax-deductible gifts in the following ways:

Give online. Using a secure website, you can give by credit card, checking account or savings account. You may make a one-time gift or enroll in a regular giving plan. Giving online saves the ministry the cost of paper and processing. Give today.

Write a check. Gifts by mail are always welcome. Please make your check out to “Faith & Learning International” and note in your memo line “for Ron Wheeler CartoonWorks”. Mail your check to P.O. Box 480, Wheaton, IL 60187.

Ron came to the Lord in 1979. The day after he gave up all his desires (including his desire to be a cartoonist), and he placed his total trust in Christ, God opened up a job "visit profile" for him to be a full time cartoonist right across the street from his apartment. As a result, his calling is to create cartoons to be a communication vehicle for spreading God’s truths. The doors began flying open for him to do this with Christian ministries and publishing companies when he began free-lancing in 1980. He’s written a line of cartoon tracts that have sold over 50 million copies, wrote and illustrated a Christian comic strip for 20 years titled Jeremiah , and created thousands of illustrations for children’s books, VBS, curriculum, magazines, etc. click here.

Here’s a few places where you can learn more about the amazing story of how this calling came about and some other aspects about Ron and his work:

Text version of Ron’s testimony

PowerPoint video of Ron’s testimony  

PowerPoint video follow-up story on perseverance  

Unshackled” radio drama of Ron’s testimony

Ron’s Resume & Bio

Endorsements

Clients

CartoonWorks Full Website

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Ron & Cindy Wheeler

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CLICK HERE to Watch 2 Short Videos from my Latest Cartoon School Presentation!!!