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!