Sunday, May 27, 2012

Witnessing Update

This has been a great and encouraging week. The Lord has challenged me to do more! The harvest is ripe! I've been challenged by listening to Mark Cahill. Bro J.T. asked if I had read "One Thing You Can't Do In Heaven" written by Mark Cahill. I found the PDF version, but I am going to get the book.
Please check out this video on YouTube :

Mark Cahill - One Thing You Can't Do In Heaven (FULL) via @youtube

Last Monday, I gave a New Testament to a Hindu man that owns a convenience store down from where I work. I have been wanting to do this since a few days before. There was a can of beer on the counter near my purchase. He jokingly asked "This, too?" I said that I didn't drink and that I was a born-again Christian. I didn't have time to talk, so I made it a point to go back with the New Testament. I also gave him the trillion dollar bill and his employee got one,too. I have handed these to two other Hindu people at two other stores this week. At one store a man looked at the trillion with interest until I told him that it was a Gospel tract.
On Friday, I made it a point to go in Taco Bell to pick up lunch. While there, I spoke to a Spanish man that was with his family. I gave them million dollar pesos and trillion dollar bills. After seeing me give the trillions, four women asked me for them! One asked if she could have one for her husband. She said that she was trying to get him to go to church. I went to Super One after work. I gave out several tracts there. James told me that he knew that he would go to hell if he died within ten minutes. I asked him to think about what we talked about before he retired that night. I asked another man where he would go when he died. He said "In limbo." He almost gave the tract back, but he kept it when I gave one to his girlfriend.
On Saturday, we went to the Morehouse Challenge thrift store in Bastrop. I talked with Wesley who was from Oak Grove. He told me that he had preacher friends who had talked to him before. He told me that he didn't want to give up some things. He liked smoking marijuana. He appreciated me talking to him. I may never see him again here, but I hope to see him in Heaven! I was studying for my message on Saturday night for Sunday night when I had an urge to go to the Chevron before they closed at 11. I gave out 4 trillion dollar bills on the way in and while checking out. On the way out, two men that looked like rockers were coming in. As I gave them the tracts, they were on the phone with their boss. As one gave the phone to the other, he called him J.D. I remembered talking to J.D. last July in front of the Tsunami. He was still on the phone, so I didn't talk to him anymore. He probably remembers! Thank the Lord for divine appointments! Remember: somebody near you needs Jesus!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday Night Evangelism

We had great time Friday night as we we went to evangelize at the Tsunami and the Hookin' Bull. We were joined by Bro. J.T. and Bro. Garan from the Holly Ridge area. I met Bro. J.T. at the Family Christian Bookstore one night when I was talking to his friend, Bro. James, who works there. He said that he put Chick Tracts in beer cases at stores. I told him about what we did in street ministry and witnessing. He contacted me Sunday about wanting to go with us. We have been praying that there were other brothers out there who were doing street ministry. Bro. J.T. And Bro. Garan met with Bro. Day, Bro. J.J. and I last night to proclaim the Gospel! Bro. Gary, Bro. Garan's father joined us later at the bars. They were a blessing to the ministry!
At first, we stopped at a convenience store to get a drink. I think we all gave out and put out at least one tract! Then, we arrived at the bars. The first one we talked to was a woman that went to church, but was ok with drinking and going to the bar. Josh came over about the same time she did. We talked with him for a long time.
He said that he watched Christian videos all the time on YouTube. He said that he was addicted to prescription drugs. As Bro. J.T. was giving him a "This Was Your Life" tract, he said that he had got the same tract from inside the bar! (He showed it to us.) Somehow, this tract had got in the bar before we got there! We prayed for him, for God to deliver and save him. This was definitely a divine appointment!
We had a few conversations with some. We gave out several tracts. Bro. J.T. brought the trillion dollar bill tract.
Donnie, the bar manager, came out with young men that had cameras and video recorders. He wanted to talk to us about why we thought gay people were sinners. He always brings this issue up. After he left, his friends took tracts from us.We talked to two men that cleaned the bar. After talking to Samuel for a little, I found out that I had led his niece to the Lord back around 1996 when I worked at Sam's. I had gave her a Chick tract when I was leaving to place tracts out where a casino picked up patrons to go to Vicksburg. She came out to where I was, crying, and we prayed right there! Another man came out and asked if we did any gardening. He didn't want to hear what we had to say. He had been drinking a little.
One man slipped a "This Was Your Life" tract into his back pocket as he went into the Hookin' Bull. Prayerfully, he read it when he sobered up!
Please pray for us as we continue to reach out to the lost. We were really encouraged from last night's efforts! There is joy in obeying God!

UPDATE ON JOSH: 5/20/12 pm Josh came to church tonight! We were thrilled when he walked in! He came down to the altar after Bro. Tracy preached on "Things That God Breaks" out of Psalms 107. He is the first one to come to the church from our bar ministry. He told me that he felt something lift off him tonight! Please pray with us that God continues to work in his life and that he gets everything he needs! This is so encouraging! Let's keep on reaching out for souls!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

This Week In Witnessing

I pray that the fire of evangelism
Is burning bright in your life! I am looking for opportunities more than ever. On Tuesday morning, I went out with the cross on my favorite street corner for about 20 minutes. One woman honked her horn several times as she drove by.
I have had good conversations with a few men at Walmart. I am trying to talk to more people as I am out and about . On Thursday evening, I spoke with Raymond after giving him The Biggest Gamble tract. He said that he went to church, but wasn't saved. I challenged him to stop delaying and turn to Jesus. I also gave him a Get Out Of Hell Free Card. Please pray for Raymond.
On the way to work on Saturday morning, I went though the drive-thru at McDonald's. I asked both employees at the windows " For a free Gospel tract, are you going to Heaven or hell?" The second woman said that she was going to heaven.
After work, I went to get a few things at Walmart. I gave tracts to a few workers as I went through the store. One named Kenneth admitted that he was far from God. One asked where the tract came from. (When I give a tract to some, they will turn the tract over to see where the tract is from. I explain that I am not a Mormon or Jehovah Witness.) I talked with Steve and Roy at the checkout. Steve seemed to have a church background. He said that God had a blessing for him. Roy was probably about 55. After I gave him The Biggest Gamble tract, he said that he was on of the biggest gamblers with
his soul.
Thanks for stopping in to read this post. Have a great soul-winning week!

(The picture is from the Ouachita River in Monroe, La.)