Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Proclaiming the Truth at Marietta Square!

I woke up Monday morning and briefly checked out the news on FB. I saw that brother Shane Sands and his wife Holly were passing through Georgia on their way to Florida.  A fairly big rainstorm blanketed the southeast and changed their plans. It has rained on Monday the past seven of nine weeks. We messaged back and forth for a few minutes then decided to meet at Marietta Square to share the gospel with whoever would be there.  God was so gracious to us and held back the rain the entire time we were there. This is the account of out time together as posted on the United in Christ Jesus Facebook page. I hope you are encouraged!

Two brothers in Christ, humbly seeking the Father's favor to pour them out and use them for His glory and praise - salvation of lost souls.

Shane proclaiming Christ Jesus - Him crucified, Him risen, Him reigning and returning. Compassionately calling all to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. 
The drops of water could accurately describe the pain we saw on this lady's face. She actually began listening across the street and walked over to hear the gospel. We didn't get a chance to talk to her. Please pray for her.

This is Ryan at the beginning. He ended up staying the entire gospel proclamation.

While Shane preached, Vernon was actively engaging people walking through the park, handing out numerous tracts. 

Shane and Vernon laboring together in the LORD's fields. May He have granted a harvest this day!

Young man reading a tract Vernon gave him.

Another man whom God, the Holy Spirit, brought into the park to hear the good news.

This man was given a tract and though he would not look at Shane preaching, he sat and listened very closely. 

Brother Vernon handing out tracts and engaging people with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Such a blessing to meet up with brother Vernon again - a humble servant's heart, filled with compassion and love for the lost.

As Shane interceded for Ryan and asked the Father to grant him life through His Son, it became very clear something was happening inside of Ryan. We quite possibly witnessed God, the Holy Spirit, regenerating Ryan's heart! Praise the LORD!!

Vernon and Shane helping Ryan to find a local church where he could go worship and grow in Christ.

Shane and Vernon in Historic Marietta Square. Shane is holding the cross that Vernon made for him. The cross has traveled thousands of miles and has been used countless times in the proclamation of the gospel. Such a BLESSED day. We are grateful God changed our plans, redirected our steps, and brought us together to labor with him. We eagerly look forward to our next meeting!

Its was truly a wonderful few hours with Shane and Holly. I so enjoyed being able to sow seed with them. Please pray for them as continue their Spring Evangelism Tour!  For more information about United In Christ Jesus check out the link on the right side of the page. :-)  GO!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

A Good Friday in the Backyard!

Wayne and I decided to spend the day in our backyards of Pickens and Cherokee County! More specifically..Jasper and Canton, Georgia. After about an hour in Jasper the local police were called out by someone at a nearby BP gas station that we were soliciting. The police came and saw that we were not soliciting and not breaking any laws so we continued then later moved to another location in Jasper and having no issues.

Our next stop was Canton.  We went to several locations and as usual we had no issues. Thousands of cars came by Highway 20/ I-575. We were encouraged there as well by many waves etc.. One guy even brought us some bottled water.

After several hours in Canton we visited Ball Ground which has a great rush hour!  Many cars came by and we had some great conversations. Wayne was encouraged by a brother and sister in the Lord and I was able to share the gospel with two teenage boys. These boys rode up on their bikes and said, "Ready for what?" Lee and Josh were their names.  Lee attended a nearby church but didn't have a clear understanding of the Gospel or what baptism is all about. Josh didn't have much to say but still listened.  By the end of our conversation Lee understood the gospel and he also learned about baptism.  Both Lee and Josh received Gospel tracts.

Wayne and I had a great Good Friday. Pray for those who received gospel tracts and saw the crosses and thought about if they were ready for eternity. GO!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Autumn Seeds in Ottawa.....

Dear friends let this be an encouragement to you. The work continues in Ottawa! Pray for Paul and Kim... Paul: This is a short compilation video of some of the gospel spreading work my wife, Kim, and I did from one end of the city to the other this past fall in our spare time. Well, actually the Lord provided the time and we took advantage of the opportunities. My hope is that this will be of encouragement to those who are prayerfully contemplating doing street evangelism in 2015 wherever they may be. There are many ways to spread gospel seeds and one no more important than the other. Christ is Lord and Savior! Spread the word. "And he has committed us to the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us." 2 Cor 5:20

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mission Ottawa 2014: Day 4

Our fourth and final day of Mission Ottawa saw us take some time for ourselves for a change with a few shopping errands for the boys of Georgia and a lunch treat at a Five Guys hamburger joint. Vernon and Wayne twisted my arm to get me to go and I have to confess, I've been converted! Mmmm gooood!

Our time on the street was shorter than usual but not without effect. We made our annual appearance during the four o'clock rush hour at the Metcalfe Street transit station where Vernon held the cross, Kim handed out tracts as Wayne and I took turns proclaiming the gospel to the waiting (and seemingly indifferent) commuters.

This was the same bus station where last year at this time I happened to film a man named David who was waiting for a bus and whose heart was being warmed to the hearing of the gospel by the faithful and powerful preaching of brother Robert Gray. As it turned out, David's heart was softened and as God had it be he died just three weeks later, no doubt ushered into the glory and rewards of heaven through His Saviour.

The bus terminal was busy. As Wayne proclaimed the gospel, Satan attempted to shut him down through the protest of a woman shouting the familiar line, "Nobody wants to listen to you!" Kim immediately intervened and successfully led her away from him and tried to reason with her. The women refused to hear her plea but did not pursue the silencing.

As I preached the gospel on two separate occasions, two men tried the same thing, loudly trying to convince me to shut up and take the message elsewhere. It didn't work and the full gospel was presented. And, despite what the hecklers might have assumed, there WERE those in the crowd who were clearly listening the word of God being preached.

Following our time there, we headed for one of the bridges that cross over to the Province of Quebec. There with four of our crosses, including one with that asks, "Are You Ready" in French, we stood in line about 40 feet from each other for over a half an hour as hundreds of cars made their way across the provincial border with many more eyes falling upon the messages, planting seeds of contemplation for some we are sure.

Mission Ottawa 2014 is now over. Vernon and Wayne are done but only for now. They have left for Toronto where they will join Bill and Jenny Baker for "Mission Toronto" for three days of gospel spreading before heading home to Georgia.

We are so grateful to the Lord for giving us yet another opportunity to put on Mission Ottawa. It is such a special time of the year for those of us involved. We are grateful for God's kind provisions, His grace and His power to help us "boldly make known the mystery of the gospel" to the lost of Ottawa. We are already looking forward to Mission Ottawa 2015.

Thank you, Lord, for the joy and the privilege it is to serve you and bring you glory in the process.