by Mary Buddemeyer-Porter
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Even after studying the Bible in college and over 60,000 hours of additional study and research on the Bible, I have found that there is still so much yet to be learned. I did not even recognize God's word on the subject of animal immortality until the late 1980s when God led me to specific scriptures. Never did I think I would be writing books, songs, and producing videos about the immortality of animals but God had His plan for my life and without fulfilling that mission I would not have peace and joy about life.
This road has been an amazing road. God sent so many encouraging people into my life during the five years of struggles to write and publish my first book. Some of these wonderful people gave me Christian books, Bibles and specific scriptures. Others helped research and one even helped to finance the publishing of my first book.
At that time, it was very difficult for a person to write on the subject of animal immortality. When I first started writing, there were only a few male theologians throughout the world who had mentioned this topic and only one of them within the United States. In fact, animal immortality had not been mentioned from the pulpits of America in over 200 years. Sadly, this has caused much heartache and misguided understanding about our loving God and His eternal plans for all creation.
Once my first book “Will I See Fido in Heaven?” was finished, I hesitated to have it published due to the possible criticism I expected from Christian clergy. But, after several Christian ministers reviewed the original manuscript and supported it, I was greatly encouraged. Since its’ publication, the support among Clergy both in the United States and abroad has been absolutely amazing.
In addition to the support I received from Christian clergy, I was also blessed to find someone else who was divinely lead to write a Biblically based book about the immortality of animals and we became close friends. Her name was Frances Svedbeck. Her book “Do Animals Go To Heaven?” was written in the early 1990s and Eden Publications, LLC had the privilege of selling her book until she joined her husband and beloved German shepherds in heaven.
I am now working on an e-book titled “The Miracles of Fido” which will soon be available. Within this new book, you will find details on many of the miracles and visions God provided during my struggle to get published as well as the many revelations God has shown to me since my first book came out. I did not understand why God led me to name this book “Will I See Fido in Heaven?” since it is about all animals, not just dogs. Do you know what the word “Fido” means? At that time, neither did I. It wasn’t until several years after the book was published that a teacher wrote and told me the meaning. The word “Fido” comes from the root word “Fidelis” meaning “Faithful”.
Along life’s wondrous journey, I have learned that when you obey God and accomplish the mission or missions He has given you to accomplish on this earth, you will be blessed.
God put it on my heart to produce these many books, the pet loss and music DVDs and the music CD and I would like to offer my sincere and humble thanks to all those who have helped me along the way. My prayer is that everyone has the opportunity to read and understand the truth that animals do have eternal life.
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Mary, The work God has given you to do will provide comfort to so many! Bless you for your faithfulness. ~Stevie
Mary, I am not aversed to discovering or learning new things, especially as it relates to God and His kingdom, but I wonder If Jesus actually died for men made in the image of God only, or inclusive of animals, which, though created by God, shares nothing in common with the Almighty God as do men! May be I need to know the concept and basis of your books on the subject of 'animals in heaven' or I didn't get you right? Ezekiel
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