Monday, August 29, 2011

Find The Gospel Tract

This " Get Out Of Hell Free " tract blends in with the gift cards on this display ! There are so many places you can leave gospel tracts for someone to pick up. Be sure to read the last Gospel Tract Spotlight if you haven't seen it yet. You can find it in last month's archive. Happy soul-winning !

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bar Preaching - August 26, 1011

Bro. David, Bro. JJ, and I arrived at our trio of bars around 10:15 this Friday night. We get the most responses and heckling from the Tsunami. Bro. JJ and I both preached for about 20 minutes each. This was the first time for us to bring our cross. It attracted some attention. A few patrons took pictures. One man said that Jesus wasn't on the cross anymore. We told him that he was right and that the cross still has power. Many tried to justify there sin. One man, who we have had several encounters with, said that God wanted him to be in the bar to witness and that it was ok to drink. He also said that he is going to seminary. Another man said that he was a Mormon; that their prophet told them to blend in to win converts. He had no problem drinking and hanging with the bar crowd. I have heard that the Mormon church has changed some things, but I don't think they condone drinking. Nevertheless, they still need the real Jesus. Bro. David knew his friend, Petey. Over a month ago, he was partying with him at the same bar. Now he was witnessing to him. Petey was very intoxicated. J. D. told me
that he was delivered from satanism two years ago. He was wearing a satanic metal band shirt. He said that he went to a certain church. I asked if he knew a friend of mine that goes there.
He said that he did. I told him to tell him that I said hi, but he said that I would see him before he did. Kenny told us that no one was listening and that they were making fun of us. We are used to the heckling. We don't mind because we believe that we are doing the will of God. We are sowing seeds, expecting God to deal with someone to get right with him ! We can't wait till next time !

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake !

Luke 21:28  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. 

By now, you have heard about the magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck near Mineral, Virginia on Tuesday. This is 83 miles from our nation's capital. Some feared that it could have been a terrorist attack at first. I read that there were cracks in the stones at the top of the Washington Monument. Washington's National Cathedral suffered some damage.No one expected this to happen. People were taken by surprise. California usually has all the earthquakes ! What does this have to do with soul-winning ? Jesus said in Luke 21:11. " And great
earthquakes shall be in divers places,
and famines, and pestilences; and 
fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.  
These are the end-times ! Be encouraged in soul-winning ! We must take advantage of every opportunity that we get to reach the lost ! Somebody's eternal destiny may depend on our efforts. God can put us in the right place at the right time for the right person to get right with Him ! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Louisville Ave Evangelism - August 16, 2011

I mentioned in an earlier post about a young man praying at our church. He tagged along with Bro. JJ today as they witnessed on Louisville Ave. His name is David ( also known as Spud ). He had attended our church several years ago. He has been with us preaching and distributing tracts. He helped us one time in Texarkana as we witnessed at a bar that was having a outside rock concert. Later on, we found out that the bar got shut down that night ! Bro. David has been away from the Lord for several years, but now he is back ! We have been praying for more to go out with us. They were out today from around 10:00 am - 11:45. After preaching for a little, they witnessed as they walked for a few blocks down Louisville. Bro. David was able to share his testimony with a few men. I came out around 11:20 on my lunch. Bro. JJ preached for a little longer. I talked to Glenn, who was interested in coming to our church. A friend, who was in my wedding, stopped to talk when he saw me there. Bro. JJ and Bro. David gave out several tracts. Have you witnessed to someone today ? God Bless !
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 1 Thessalonians 5:5,6

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Evangelism Update - August 14, 2011

Walmart seemed to be the hot spot for this week. I haven't been holding any signs or crosses on the corners because of the extreme temperatures. I am ready for cooler weather ! I talked to a young man named Phillip while waiting in line at Walmart one day after work. We talked about fishing. I gave him a tract after I got my purchase. I talked to Roosevelt and Marquez at the pharmacy area. Roosevelt was from Minnesota. I asked him if there were any Christians up there ! He said that he was saved. He saw a tract that I had put down. I told him that I do this everywhere I go. I pray that I encouraged him. There is a man named Victor that I worked with at Sam's about sixteen years ago. Everytime he sees me, he will ask " What you got for me ? " . He knows that I have tracts on me all the time. I saw him and his wife this week. He is going to saved one of these days; hopefully soon !
We just finished our Youth Awakening tonight ! We had a refreshing time in the Lord. Bro. Ben Brock from Bristow, OK. preached every night except Saturday. A young woman, who came to
our church when she was younger, prayed that night. We had at least 4 prodigals pray this week ! One of them will be preaching with us on the streets like he did several years ago.
We are praying about going to evangelize at a rap concert in two weeks. The local fair will be here on September the 22nd. We may be able to do both Friday nights. This attracts many young people. We have witnessed there several times before. Please pray for our outreaches. Thanks for taking the time to read our blog. Let us know if we have encouraged you in any way by leaving a comment. May God bless your evangelism efforts this week !

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Evangelism Update - August 6, 2011

" We have all eternity to tell of the victories won for Christ, but we have only a few hours before sunset to win them. " - Amy Carmichael

I tried to give a tract to a man that was in line at Walmart last Saturday. He didn't want to take it, so I told him that Jesus loved him and I asked his name. He did shake my hand as he told me that his name was Charlie. I pray that he remembers the kindness of a Christian and that others are reaching out to him. I have distributed tracts every day this week.
On Wednesday, Bro. J.J. went out In over one hundred degree temperature to preach at Walmart for about twenty minutes. He said that two women listened to him after they exited a city bus.
I preached at our Thursday night service. Our pastor went to Alabama to
preach at a campmeeting. A young man that used to attend our church prayed at the altar call. After church, my wife wanted me to get her something from the Waffle House. I sat near the
checkout while I waited for the order. One man asked the waitress about his ticket. I asked if
he had his ticket for heaven. " Probably not " was his response. I asked him to
read the tract I gave him. He was with his friends, so I couldn't talk with him much. The
cook asked me for a tract after he saw me witnessing. I call that a two for one ! This has
happened a few other times before.
Friday - I went to McDonald's at lunch, expecting to talk to somebody . I gave a Spanish
" Are You A Good Person ? " tract to Victor, who was bilingual. I talked to Lonnie,
who asked me for a handful of tracts after I gave him one. He said that he was going to give
them out at work. I gladly gave him all that were in my pocket.
Saturday - Several members of our church went door-knocking, inviting people to our Youth
Awakening that will take place Aug. 11 - 14. We were able to give out flyers, tracts, and talk
to a few about the Lord. Please pray for Hosea, Brandon, and the
others that we talked to. How was your week ?