Sunday, September 30, 2012
The highlight of the night was when we talked to Chavelle (not sure if that is spelled correct) and Deon. We were almost to the vehicle when we saw them walking our way. Chavelle said that she was a cancer survivor. She had cancer when she was 17 months old. She expressed that she wanted to get back in church. Deon said that he was a homosexual. He did go to with his family. I talked to him about the born again experience and how God changes lives. Then I took him through 3 of the Ten Commandments. Bro. JJ talked to him about the heart and the new creation in Jesus. They both took a Bible Belt tract. Please pray for these precious souls to experience the wonderful salvation that we have in Jesus Christ!
Monday, September 24, 2012
of men that I know. I saw a Spanish couple that had stopped for gas. I gave a Spanish Gospel coin to the man and asked him to give one to his wife.
At the NowSave by the I-20, I gave Gospel coins to Lloyd, Lavelle, and Ricardo. Ricardo came back in the store to ask for coins for his mother and girlfriend!
Super One was the spot for lunch. I talked to two Spanish men at the deli. I gave Antonio a Spanish coin. Anyo took one in English.
I went to Walmart after work. I gave a coin to an employee that had got a tract before. As I was going in, I gave a coin to a man that was smoking. Duane took one in the foyer. I spoke with a man at the pharmacy while we were waiting in line. I gave him and the man that was with him a million dollar bill. He said that he went to a local church. Alberto, Eswaldo, Victor, and his friend took Spanish gospel coins. After checking out, i noticed two men at the coin counting machine. I gave a coin to the man that was using the counter. The man that was waiting took one, too. I recognized him from when I had witnessed to him several months ago at the checkout. His name is Sylvester. I gave a million dollar bill to a man that was talking to John, who is the door greeter(and a Christian). Then, Clifford(who I have been praying for), got a coin, a million, and the Mitsake tract that is written by Tony Miano. Taylor, his co- worker got another million and the Mitsake tract. I spoke with Robert in the parking lot. I gave a million and asked if he knew where he was going when he died. He said that he hoped he was going to Heaven. He admitted that he was doing better than he was about 15 years ago. I also gave him The Bible Belt tract.
Two young men received Gospel coins at the gas pumps. Please pray that these seeds will take root and grow that these dear souls will be saved!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
God has given us a burden to bring many full Swahili Bibles and gospel tracts into Africa in the fall of 2012. We also saw a major need in the lives of needy and impoverished children, and felt the leading of the Spirit of God to build a small orphanage, outside of Kakamega, Kenya. After much prayer the Lord began to confirm through his word (more specifically: Psalm 68) that these desires would be met. God has proven His faithfulness by meeting many needs far above what we could ever ask or imagine!
We will be working mostly in Kakamega, Kenya this fall, from September 19-November 15 as we bring in 2,000 or more Swahili Bibles, over 40,000 gospel tracts, books and resources for pastors, and observe the construction of the Hand of Mercy Children's Home which we are building. We will also be assisting with a pastor's conference in Western Kenya. God has also opened a door for us to preach in the remote areas of Uganda that have not heard the gospel, and we will be spending time there to help them start a church in the future.
We look forward to seeing God move mightily in Kenya and Uganda this fall and would truly appreciate your prayers. We are so very thankful for those who have already supported us financially, prayerfully, and with words of encouragement. If you are interested in learning more about our foreign ministries, having a missions presentation at your church, or would like to know how you can get involved personally please feel free to contact us. 318.381.5592 Jtstrong1@gmail.com."
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Evangelism Update - Sept. 8 and 10, 2012
We went out for two hours on Friday night to the Tsunami. Bro. JT, Bro. Garan, Bro. Charles, and Bro. JJ were on hand to witness. There were a few bands playing. We didn't preach, but we got to talk to several people. A few patrons yelled at us from the porch of the club. Will, who we talked to last time, was trying to convince us that he was ok. He is very prideful. John told us that he asked for forgiveness every night. He didn't comprehend the born-again experience. He cried when he talked about his father. His girlfriend, Julia, asked for prayer. Bro. Charles, Bro. Garan, and Bro. JT prayed with her. Rod had seen a preacher that lived in hypocrisy. He had his girlfriend on the phone as he talked with him. I gave him the blog address and contact info. He said that he would like to come to church. Jerry played in the same band that John was in. He goes to church with a man that I know. One man stopped as he was passing by. He recognized Bro. Garan. Bro. JT and Bro. Garan talked with him for a little while. Eric, who had yelled at us from the porch earlier, came over to talk to us. Bro. JT had went to school with him. He calmed down as he spoke with everyone. Please pray all these that we spoke to.
On the way to work, I listened to another stirring message by Keith Daniel. The title is "Open Your Eyes!"
Here is a link: http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/singlefile.php?lid=20921&commentView=itemComments
As I was listening, I was going to Starbucks. I didn't have a lot of time to wait there. I decided to go to the Now-Save by the interstate( one of my favorite spots to witness). I gave an Are You Ready? tract to Ron as he was pumping his gas. He said that he hoped to go to heaven. I asked him to read Romans 10 and 1 John 5 when he got home. As I was going on the store, a man held the door open. I gave him a Get Out of Hell Free tract. He said that he was saved. As we talked, he asked if I had been to Union Parish Detention Center in Farmerville.
He had been in there over 8 years ago when we went there for ministry. He remembered my testimony! His name is Mack. I gave a tract to Richard Thomas as I was leaving. I told him that my first name was Richard.(My full name is Richard Scott Thompson.)he said that he knew that he was saved.
On the way home from work, I did a Walmart walk-about in the Monroe store. All I needed was a gift card. I gave a tract to a man that had a six pack of beer in one hand. He gladly took it. I gave tracts to Courtney, Rico, and Terry. Terry was reading his in the foyer when I was leaving!
Time is short and laborers are few! It is time for the church to shine out the light as the darkness increases! We can be soul-winners in this last hour! Don't let the fear of man keep you from witnessing! Ask God for boldness to talk to people about their souls! He will answer your prayer!
Saturday, September 8, 2012
1) Don't leave a tract if you are not leaving a tip for your waiter or waitress when you go out to eat. I don't think that person would want to read it if they didn't receive a tip for their service.
2) Don't give a tract out that is stained, torn, wet, or creased. You want to make sure that it is in perfect condition.
3) Don't get upset if someone refuses a tract. If the person doesn't take it, there is always someone that will around the corner. For every reject, there are many takes!
4) Don't place them in mailboxes. It is against the law. Read this from the As You Go blog : http://www.bezeugen.org/asyougo/?p=1359
5) Don't go anywhere without tracts. There is always someone to witness to everywhere and many places to leave a tract. Gas pumps make great tract holders! The ministry of Gospel tracts can go a long way! God will use a tract when a person will not listen to you. When I give a tract to someone and time does not permit a conversation, I'll ask that person to read it when he or she can.
And last on this list: 6) Don't be discouraged! Discouragement is one of the greatest tools of the devil. He will tell you it's useless in giving out tracts. One of the biggest lies of the enemy is that tracts aren't effective. Tell that to Hudson Taylor! Tell that to Frank Genor! Tell that to all this who have been saved by reading a Gospel tract! Tell that to those who have put tracts into the hands of souls who are lost without Jesus! One cashier at Walmart told me that the tracts I gave her has her thinking! She is not saved yet, but I pray that she will be soon! Don't get discouraged! Don't give up! Keep on sowing seeds! Tracts do work! And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Galatians 6:9 KJV)
Monday, September 3, 2012
Nail the colours to the mast! That is the right thing to do, and, therefore, that is what we must do, and do it now. What colours? The colours of Christ, the work He has given us to do - the evangelization of all the unevangelized.