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Building Up a Local Church for Kids Evangelism (1 Day Training and Practice)

Posted on Jun 13 , 2017 in Blog & Church_Teams & Kids_Ministry & Training

Dear Praying Friends,

One of my favorite parts of the ministry is building up the Church to be more effective evangelists!

I LOVE it when local Churches send teams to train with us and go out to put what we’ve learned into practice!

Probably the best way to be trained and gain experience is to spend the week with us on a Mission Trip, but also valuable is a one-day Evangelism Training Day.

We had one of these a few Saturdays ago. A team from a nearby Church spent the day with us.

In the morning, Eric and I taught the team the following:

  • learned practical Evangelism and street Apologetics
  • how to run an impromptu Kids Bible Club in a neighborhood
  • teach a Bible Song to kids
  • lead a Bible Verse “hangman puzzle” with kids
  • share Christ one-on-one with a kid
  • sometimes a Church Member will learn how to paint up and deliver a Bible message to kids with the paint board!!!

This is a win-win for the Kingdom of God. A neighborhood is reached for Christ, and Christians go home to their Church more equipped to be effective ambassadors for Jesus Christ!

The photos really tell the story, so I pray you enjoy these…

Thank you for your prayers, notes of encouragement, and financial support. Without all of those, we could not be reaching the lost for Jesus Christ!

Remember to share Jesus with the Lost wherever you are, because the Lost are wherever you are.

Please feel free to share this with others you think would be encouraged by it, and who will pray!

all for Jesus,

Mark

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The Boy with the Fireman’s Helmet – 7 Years Later

Posted on Jun 01 , 2017 in Blog & Church_Teams & Kids_Ministry

Derek and me in 2010

This is TOO AWESOME not to share.

A lot of you have heard me talk about “Derek, the Red Firehat Kid.” And if you have heard me talk about Derek, I was probably sobbing, because Derek had a profound impact on me. In fact, Derek was one of the ways God called me into full-time ministry back in 2010.

My very first week with OAC in 2010, we did a Kid’s Bible Club and I met a 7-year-old named Derek. After the Bible message, I sat with him and took him through a gospel booklet. He told me he wanted to follow Jesus. I gave him the booklet and told him that it was my gift to him. This tenderhearted 7-year-old boy took his fireman’s hat off his head, put it on my head, and told me that it was “his gift to me.” I tried to tell him I didn’t want to take his helmet, but Derek insisted, and said, “I really want you to have it.” How can you forget a sweet kid like that?

I’ve had his firehat on the wall of my office ever since, with his name and date marked on it.

I have often told people how God used Derek to touch my heart, and I have often cried for him, praying for him, and wondering how he was growing up and turning out.

Meeting again in 2012

Two years later, in 2012, God orchestrated it so that we met again. My team and I were running a Kid’s Bible Club in the same neighborhood, and Derek was there. And he remembered me!

I reminded him about meeting him two years earlier and that he gave me his fireman’s helmet.

He said he remembered and he remembered the gospel booklet I gave him. I told him I have been praying for him for two years, and he smiled, and said, “Really? That’s so cool.”

I brought him through the same gospel booklet again and he said he wanted to follow the narrow path to Jesus Christ!

But that was it for five years. I’ve had a Bible Club in the same spot just about every summer, but I never saw Derek again, even though I always looked for him.

Well, a week ago I had a Church Team running a Kid’s Bible Club in the same spot, and kids were coming out for it. I was chatting with one of the Moms and told her that this neighborhood is very special to me because I met the coolest kid there a number of years ago.

The Mom asked me about it, and I gave her the story about Derek and the firehat.

Derek praying after the message in 2012.

She asked me how old he was and what year? When I told her that he was 7 in 2010, the Mom thought for a sec, and said, “I think that’s DJ. He goes by ‘DJ’ now. Oh, and there he is playing basketball…”

And just like that the Mom started yelling, “Hey DJ, get over here!”

Derek, or “DJ,” came over, and I introduced myself to him. I told him about the firehat when he was 7 and showed him a photo (the one of the two of us at the top of this post.)

Derek got all excited, and said, “Hey, that’s me!”

And he remembered me again, even 7 and 5 years later.

I told DJ that I have always remembered him because of his kindness and he was clearly moved.

And even though he’s a bit old for our Kid’s Bible Club, he sat down on the mat and participated in our Bible Club again!

DJ is 14 now, and here’s the BEST part: he’s going to a good Bible Church, part of the Youth Group, and he told me that he’s still following Jesus.

Wow wow wow wow WOW WOW WOW! I’m so so so thankful to God for such a gift like this! I’m over the moon!

I just had to share.

Me and Derek (DJ) in 2017


 

God is still seeking and saving the lost, and sometimes, we get to see a bit of the way God is using us. And there’s NOTHING better than being used by Jesus!

We love you and thank Jesus for you!

Thank you so much for your prayers, financial support, and notes of encouragement, without which we would not be able to reach the Lost for Jesus Christ!

If you’re supporting this ministry, then God is using you to reach people with the gospel, and that’s exciting!

Please contact us anytime and let us know how we can pray for you!

And please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would be blessed by it!

For Christ and His gospel,

Mark, Shelby, Vivienne, Juliana, Caleb, and Gabriella

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Basketball Outreach – Teaching Christ Through Magic Tricks

Posted on May 13 , 2017 in Blog & Kids_Ministry & Object_Lessons

Dear friends,

It was so awesome being the Bible Teacher at a 6-week Church Basketball Outreach. Parents from all over the city send their kids to learn how to play basketball, and since the Basketball program is run by a Church, it’s understood that the kids will get a 15-minute Bible lesson each time.

This is an outstanding opportunity to reach unchurched kids and their families every week!

Every Saturday I had 15 minutes to share with three different age groups. First the youngest kids. The next hour the Intermediate boys, and then the next hour the Intermediate girls.

Between the 3 age groups, more than 150 kids and adults heard a Bible Message every weekend! Praise God!!!

How do you keep the attention of a gaggle of kids who are bursting with excitement and want to run and play Basketball rather than sit and listen? Well, God has made us very visually oriented. We retain information better when we hear it AND SEE IT. That’s why I love love love Gospel Magic Tricks!

Gospel Magic Tricks, or “Object Lessons,” can be an outstanding way to grab kids attentions (and the attention of the adults too!) and have them REMEMBER what was learned!

The topics were selected to build up to the gospel message. Here is what was taught each week:

  1. 2 Things That Make God Different From Us.
  2. We need God’s directions, and can’t make it to God by doing what “seems right” in our own eyes.
  3. Sin can look fun, but it hurts us. Sin is a trap.
  4. What is Eternal Life?
  5. Is the blood of Christ applied to you?
  6. The Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Please feel free to watch one or all of the videos below. The sound quality is not superb in some of these, so you might have to increase your volume.

Part 1: Who Is God?

 


 

Part 2: We Need the Bible!

 


 

Part 3: Sin is a Trap!

 
 


 

Part 4: What is Eternal Life?

 


 

Part 5: Why is the Blood of Christ Necessary?

 


 

Part 6: The Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Here are some photos from the six weeks. Please feel free to click on them to enlarge them.

We love you and thank Jesus for you!

Thank you so much for your prayers, financial support, and notes of encouragement, without which we would not be able to reach the Lost for Jesus Christ!

Please contact us anytime and let us know how we can pray for you!

And please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would be blessed by it!

For Christ and His gospel,

Mark, Shelby, Vivienne, Juliana, Caleb, and Gabriella

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May Newsletter: Big News – We’re Opening a New OAC Branch!

Posted on Apr 25 , 2017 in Blog & Newsletters

Dear friends,

Recently I mailed off our latest paper newsletter.

We’ve got BIG NEWS! Open Air Campaigners has asked us to start a brand new OAC Branch in New Hampshire! All the details are in the newsletter, and they’re all in the mail now.

I pray that you’ll be as encouraged as I am!!!

This newsletter has mostly photos in it, so it doesn’t take too long to read.

If you want to read it right away, or if you don’t get a paper one, please feel free to read an electronic version by clicking on the graphic below…

If you don’t usually receive the paper copy of the newsletter, but would like to, please contact us and let us know your address and we’ll gladly add you to our mailing list! 🙂

We love you and thank God for you! Please contact us anytime and let us know how we can pray for you!

And please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would be blessed by it!

For Christ and His gospel,

Mark, Shelby, Vivienne, Juliana, Caleb, and Gabriella

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My First Time Preaching at Snow Camp (It Was GREAT!!!)

Posted on Apr 11 , 2017 in Blog & Camp & Kids_Ministry

Dear praying friends,

God came through big-time!

You see, I typically am asked to preach either to Adult audiences, or to Grade-School audiences. I’m not sure why, but I tend not to be invited to minister to the “not kids/not adults” High School audience. Though that seems to be changing as of late.

A camp up in Maine (about 3 hours from my home) invited me to be the speaker to approximately 30 High Schoolers at a Snow Camp 3-Day-Event. I was honored, but a little afraid too. But God came through! It was a tremendous time!

One unique aspect of this Christian Camp is that it attracts a number of kids from unchurched homes. The staff tells me that nearly half the kids come from unchurched homes, so they don’t get to hear the gospel very often, if at all. And not only that, but they have a relationship with the State and a handful of the students were from Foster Care homes. It’s quite the Mission Field! Awesome kids!

Before I share photos, I want to highlight a young lady who God really put on my heart. Please pray for her a lot. Here’s the prayer request I sent out, naming her “L” to protect her identity.

Please pray for L, an intelligent, thoughtful, hurting 15-year-old young lady who cried and shared her hurts with me and Pastor Phil. At 15, L has already experienced a lifetime of emotional and physical trauma. Her Mom killed herself because she was being physically abused by her partner. At age 12, L was told that it was her fault that her Grandfather died. She’s currently in a Foster Home, separated from her little sister who she adores. L has cut her own arms on purpose. She’s been hospitalized for suicide. And she wants to know if she can trust Jesus. Wiping tears away, she told me that she wants to be held safe by Jesus, like in my paintings, but wants to know why all this happened to her. She asked if Jesus can love her? She asked if Jesus can stop people from hitting her.
 

She told me, “You said that I could be adopted by God, but I don’t know if I want to be adopted.” She also said, “You said that God can be my Heavenly Father, but I don’t know if I want a Father.”
 

My heart is so heavy for L. I don’t cry much, but I want to sob for her.
 

Please pray for this precious, injured young lady. She needs spiritual, emotional, and medical healing. Please cry out to God on behalf of this girl. Thank you so much and God bless you!

Here are some photos from Snow Camp. Feel free to click on them to enlarge.

In addition to those photos, here are the sketches from the messages I preached (click to enlarge):

Great news: They invited me back next February to be the speaker next year. Praise God!

We love you and thank Jesus for you!

Thank you so much for your prayers, financial support, and notes of encouragement, without which we would not be able to reach the Lost for Jesus Christ!

Please contact us anytime and let us know how we can pray for you!

And please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would be blessed by it!

For Christ and His gospel,

Mark, Shelby, Vivienne, Juliana, Caleb, and Gabriella

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Proving Jesus is God: Who Laid the Foundation of the Earth???

Posted on Mar 28 , 2017 in Blog & Training

Dear friends,

I’ve found that what most Cults have in common is that they’re wrong about who Jesus is.

Let’s face it, the concept of One God existing in Three Persons is tough to wrap our minds around. No wonder satan has a field day creating false religions that deny the Trinity.

We believe in the Trinity, not because it makes sense to us, but because it is taught in Scripture. We always have to rely on Scripture.

Here’s a Biblical question that you can ask a Jehovah’s Witness, or anyone who denies the Trinity.

Who Laid the Foundation of the Earth?

Ask the person you’re speaking with to read Psalm 102:25-27. It’s best if you ask them to read it from their own Bible, out loud, in front of you.

In the Jehovah’s Witness New World Translation, Psalm 102:25-27 says the following:

25 Long ago you laid the foundations of the earth, And the heavens are the work of your hands. 26 They will perish, but you will remain; Just like a garment they will all wear out. Just like clothing you will replace them, and they will pass away. 27 But you are the same, and your years will never end.

Ask them, “According to this Scripture, who laid the foundations of the earth?” If they are honest, they have to say Jehovah laid the foundations of the earth.

Then ask them to turn in their Bible to Hebrews, chapter 1. Have them read verses 8-12, from their own Bible, out loud, in front of you.

In the Jehovah’s Witness New World Translation, Hebrews 1:8-12 says the following:

8 But about the Son, he says: “God is your throne forever and ever, and the scepter of your Kingdom is the scepter of uprightness. 9 You loved righteousness, and you hated lawlessness. That is why God, your God, anointed you with the oil of exultation more than your companions.” 10 And: “At the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands. 11 They will perish, but you will remain; and just like a garment, they will all wear out, 12 and you will wrap them up just as a cloak, as a garment, and they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will never come to an end.”

You can even have them look at the footnote for Hebrews 1:11 in their own Bible, and it will reference Psalm 102:25-27.

Ask them, “According to this Scripture, who laid the foundations of the earth?” If they are honest, they have to say Jesus laid the foundations of the earth.

Jesus is Jehovah God. What is attributed to God is also attributed to Jesus.

I pray that this was helpful to you, and will help you in your ministry to those who deny the Son of God. This is merely the very beginning. There are so many more Scriptures that show the same thing.

I have a much more in-depth essay showing from the Scriptures that the teaching of “The Trinity” is true. It is available to anyone as a free download and I invite you to check it out. You can click on the graphic below, or you can get the essay at: http://Luke-15.org/JCGB.pdf.

If the above essay is a tad too lengthy for your taste, please feel free to download a “Cheat Sheet” on the Trinity at: http://Luke-15.org/trinity.pdf, or click on the graphic below:

More free resources on the Triune God of the Bible can be found at http://trinity.Luke-15.org.

I hope this page has been a blessing to you and helps you draw closer to our God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Thank you so much for your prayer support, financial support, and notes of encouragement, without which we could not be out reaching the Lost for Jesus!

And please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would be blessed by it!

all for Jesus,

Mark (and Shelby, and Vivienne, Juliana, Caleb, and Gabriella)

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Exciting Subway Update: Jesus reaches Atheists, Muslims, Mentally Ill, and So Many Others

Posted on Mar 23 , 2017 in Blog & Subways & Training

Dear praying friends,

I love love love LOVE Subway Ministry!

I remember when I first heard that OAC goes into the subways to evangelize, I was thinking, “Eww, it’s gross down there, and dark, and people aren’t friendly.”

After all these years I’ve learned I was wrong – big time!

Well, it is gross down there (thank God for hand sanitizer!), and sometimes dark. And every once in a while someone acts unfriendly.

But for the most part, Subway Evangelism is some of the most effective ministry we do all year!

God always seems to work so amazingly in the subway. And He seems to bring people from around the world to us.

I’ve also been inviting Christian High Schoolers to be part of the ministry in the subways during their school vacation weeks (in February and April) and it’s been super to see the next generation of the Church get an excitement and vision for reaching the Lost!

I trust that, whether on the streets, or underground, at the beach, or in a housing complex, God will work wherever His Gospel is faithfully preached. And for that, I am grateful!

I want to keep you updated on some of the neat things God has down underground over the past few months. Very exciting stuff!

I’ll let the following photos do the explaining of some of what went on recently.

Please pray for us and those we meet!

In addition to the people in the photos, some other people who stood out are:

  • Miranda: Miranda was a young woman in her 30’s. She opened her heart to me and told me so much about herself. She asked me why God doesn’t give her more money. Not in a greedy way. She clearly had a need. She told me about her young son, and that her own Mother told her to be a Prostitute in order to make money. I listened to her, gave her a hug, and gave her a little money. But I also told Miranda that she needs salvation more than money. We need our sins forgiven. “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” (Mark 8:36). She asked me to pray for her.

  • Hymen: Eric met and spoke with Hymen a man fighting to recover from heroin addiction. Hymen did testify that he believes that Christ died for his sins.

  • Marique: Marique is a Muslim young man from the Sudan. After talking with Eric about the gospel, he took a pamphlet from a Biblically solid Arabic-speaking Evangelical Church! Praise God!

  • Francisco: Francisco is a young man who identified as an “Atheist.” He told me that he thinks about Eternity every day, but still doesn’t believe in God. I shared some simple Apologetics (proof for God’s existence), and he said he’d think about that because it made sense.

  • Bruce: Sometimes people come right up to us and start the conversation. That’s what happened when Bruce came up to Chris and asked what he was giving out. That lead to a gospel conversation. Bruce told Chris that he thinks he’s good enough to go to Heaven on his own. Chris took him through the commandments to demonstrate that none of us are good enough by God’s perfect standard.

  • Charlie: Charlie is an older Jewish man. He asked me, “You really believe this stuff about Jesus?” and then said, “Why?” What an opportunity! I opened to Isaiah, chapter 53, and had him read it and tell me who he thought it was about. I told him this is about Jesus, and it was written 700 years before Jesus came to earth! And I told him that I’m a Jewish believer in Jesus. I gave him a paper copy of my testimony, entitled, A Jew and His God.

  • Willet: We were praying as a team when Willet approached us, but it was obvious quickly that he wasn’t saved despite thinking he was. He was open to us sharing the gospel of grace and assurance with him, and he took literature from us.

  • Renee: Renee is another example of someone who approached us. She came up to us and admitted that she was a “backslider,” and told us outright that she knew she was in rebellion to Jesus. We pleaded with her to follow Jesus and know Him. We told her, “If you truly know this amazing man, how could you or anyone ever walk away from Him? Could it be that you didn’t know him?” We shared a gospel booklet with her.

  • Korean Family: I don’t know the names of the members of a family from Korea, but God does! Eric tried to talk to them, but it became apparent that they didn’t speak English. But they were soooo happy to receive gospel booklets in Korean, and communicated with their enthusiastic smiles that they appreciated us giving them to them!

  • Grabta: Eric was using a real rat trap in the open air to demonstrate faith. He asks for a volunteer to see if anyone is willing to set off the trap with their own finger. Usually nobody volunteers! But Grabta said he was willing. Eric asked him why he’d trust him, since they’re strangers, and Grabta said, “You have a Bible. I can F*&!@ing trust you.” It made or a remember-able open-air message, for us, and for the crowd too!

  • Anthony: Anthony spoke with Eric for quite some time. Anthony had some Bible knowledge, but it was polluted with other philosophies and religions. When Eric asked him how long it’s been since he read his Bible, Anthony told him, “3 months.” Eric implored him to be in The Word daily.

  • Tom: When I asked Tom what he thought of Eternity, he said he wasn’t sure if there was an afterlife. He said he “hopes so.” He told me that he had already undergone an experimental medical transplant that only one surgeon in the world does. This was because of Cancer. And he recently had open-heart surgery. I told Tom that I was so happy that he’s survived those, but one day we all die. I told him God has been patient with him, keeping him alive through those diseases. He promised me he’d think about the gospel message I shared, and would read the booklet I gave him.

We love you and thank Jesus for you!

Thank you so much for your prayers, financial support, and notes of encouragement, without which we would not be able to reach the Lost for Jesus Christ!

Please contact us anytime and let us know how we can pray for you!

And please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would be blessed by it!

For Christ and His gospel,

Mark, Shelby, Vivienne, Juliana, Caleb, and Gabriella

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New Paint Message on Queen Esther and Why We Celebrate Purim

Posted on Mar 13 , 2017 in Blog & Sermons

Dear Saints,

A few months ago I got to teach an Adult Sunday School class on the meaning of Purim, and the Biblical account of Esther, Mordecai, and Haman.

Since Purim was this past weekend, I thought it was a good time to post the video of that teaching online.

Have you ever seen the Book of Esther taught with a paint board???

Please keep the people who heard this message in prayer, that God would water the gospel seeds planted.

I’m including here a synopsis of the teaching, the complete message on video, a “before” photo of the painting, and an “after” photo. Please feel free to click on the photos to enlarge them. I hope they are a blessing to you! And if you’re trained to teach with the sketch board, then I hope you’ll be able to use this message yourself!!!

Before:

After:

Video:

Purim, Queen Esther, and How God Protects His People:

Description: It’s intriguing that the book of Esther is the only book in the Bible that never mentions the name of God, yet God’s presence and providence is EVERYWHERE in the events. God put it on the King’s heart to chose Esther to be his Queen, out of all the eligible ladies in the 127 provinces from India to Africa to Europe. It was God who arranged for Mordecai to overhear of the plot to assassinate the King, and God who arranged for this heroic defense of the king to be chronicled. It was God who saw to it that, though all bowed down to Haman, Mordecai bravely would not. It was God who arranged for Haman’s plans to be reversed. It was God who gave Esther the strength and courage to approach the King uninvited, a crime that meant death. It was God who gave favor to Esther in the eyes of the King, and prompted him to give Esther mercy, and believe her story. It was God who arranged for the King to have insomnia and have his chronicles read to him, and God who arranged for the passage to be about Mordecai saving the King’s life. It was God who stopped Haman, and it is God who is praised for defeating the wicked plans of Haman, Pharaoh, Herod, Pilate, Hitler, and finally Satan. The Book of Esther is a clear reminder that GOD IS IN CONTROL!!!

Note:

If you have access to a large-scale printer (34 inches wide, or 36 inches wide), like the kind a Land Surveyor or Architect might own, then you can download and print full-size outlines of the messages at: http://luke-15.org/scanned-messages/#Purim.

We love you and thank God for you! Please contact us anytime and let us know how we can pray for you!

Thank you so much for your prayer support, financial support, and notes of encouragement, without which we could not be out reaching the Lost for Jesus!

And please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would be blessed by it!

For Christ and His gospel,

Mark, Shelby, Vivienne, Juliana, Caleb, and Gabriella

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Presenting… Next Generation Evangelists!!!

Posted on Feb 25 , 2017 in Blog & Church_Teams & Subways & Training

Dear Saints,

Can God use High Schoolers to reach out to the world for Jesus Christ? You better believe He can!!! And it’s very exciting!!!

Recently I was asked by the Headmaster of a Christian School if I’d be willing to come in twice a week to teach an Evangelism Elective Class to a group of High Schoolers.

And I thought, “Are you kidding me? This is what I live for!

Honestly, I was a bit skeptical over whether or not 14-17-year-olds would have the spiritual and emotional maturity to take in the deluge of information I wanted to share with them. Would these kids just be taking the class because “they have to to get credit?”

I was astonished EVERY class at how mature the students were. They paid excellent attention. They participated in the discussions so well! They asked great questions. It was sooooo encouraging!

Here are some photos of the students, and how it went when I took them into the Subway in Boston to put their Evangelism skills in action!

Here is the Syllabus I developed for our sessions (each session was an hour and a half):

  1. “Evangelism is Great News”
    Evangelism is great news for Christians, yet many Christians see evangelism as a chore they know they must do, rather than a gift we get to do. Sadly, many miss the WONDERFUL BLESSING it is to be God’s ambassador. How amazing that God would include us in His plan to save others! It’s love in action.
     
  2. “The Theology of Evangelism”
    Purpose: To warn of the danger of presenting a man-centered gospel, and to warn of the danger of making the gospel about “happiness” instead of “righteousness.” (The Bill Gates dilemma – he’s the richest man in the world with whatever he wants, but if he dies without Christ, he’ll go to Hell.) Our job is to plant seeds and we are “successful” if we do that, regardless of how people appear to respond. Show Hell’s Best Kept Secret video.
     
  3. “Rubber Meets Road Evangelism”
    Practical, practical, practical! How do you share the gospel with anybody. How do you avoid “rabbit trails” and how do you keep the conversation on what is important. Vital class! Watch Way of the Master “WDJD” video. Give out “Evangelism Cheat Sheet” cards with WDJD and CCCTTTT. Kirk and Gang Members video. Hand out “Write Your Own Testimony” assignment.
     
  4. “The Heartbreak of False Conversion”
    Many people have been hurt by the wrong gospel message. Changing the gospel hurts people. Not only that, but it inoculates the lost. And some of the people who are most against our message are those who think they’re saved. Watch Way of the Master “True and False Conversions” video.
     
  5. “Real-World Apologetics”
    How do you answer skeptics, seekers, mockers? Ask good questions. Learn to notice logical fallacies. Learn that it’s okay not to know. Ask for permission to look into their question and to meet up with them later. Resources: “8 Reasons” video. Proof of God website, various tracts that show our fallibility.
     
  6. “Answering Atheism”
    Show and discuss “The Atheism Delusion” video.
     
  7. “Getting Off the Ground with Evangelism”
    After most people are trained in evangelism, their reaction often is, “Now what?” Getting started in an evangelistic conversation can be the most difficult part. How do you engage a stranger and swing the conversation form the natural to the supernatural? How to make evangelism a “lifestyle” and not an “event.” Resources: Gospel Tracts. “George Street” short video. Rope Trick. Bible Coloring Book trick. Paint Board example.
     
  8. “Evangelism Road Trip”
    To watch evangelism in action and give opportunity for people to participate if they are so lead. Heading down to the Subways in Boston to be part of Open Air Campaigners outreach to people from around the world!
     

I didn’t get any photos of this, but it was REALLY GREAT that Kristen, a Chinese student, got to meet a BUNCH of Chinese people and share the gospel with them in their native Mandarin language. How exciting is that??? Kristen gave away all my Mandarin gospel tracts (which is a very good problem to have.) I was really excited for her because she’s a relatively new Christian and wants to share Jesus back home in China when she goes back. Please pray for her.

I praise God for this opportunity to partner with the Christian School to spend time teaching these young people how to make Evangelism part of their life. Hallelujah!

If anyone wants me to provide similar training for your group, please contact me so we can chat about it.

That’s it for this update. We love you and thank Jesus for you!

Thank you so much for your prayers, financial support, and notes of encouragement, without which we would not be able to reach the Lost for Jesus Christ!

Please contact us anytime and let us know how we can pray for you!

And please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would be blessed by it!

For Christ and His gospel,

Mark, Shelby, Vivienne, Juliana, Caleb, and Gabriella

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Evangelism Dream Come True: A Million People Flood Into Boston!!!

Posted on Feb 13 , 2017 in Blog & Street_Evangelism

Dear Saints,

A quick disclaimer: When I say “Saints,” I mean it in the New Testament sense, and I’m not referring to the Football Team, the New Orleans Saints.

Anyone who knows me at all knows that I love Jesus, I love sharing Jesus with the Lost, and I love the New England Patriots! So I’m so so so excited that they won the Superbowl because it means that my team and I got a SUPERB Evangelism Opportunity! The City of Boston had a Parade for the Patriots and ONE MILLION PEOPLE showed up!!!

A Million People all showing up within a few hours of each other meant lots of traffic, TONS of people on public transportation, and TONS AND TONS of people to talk to and give gospel tracts to!

In just a few hours, we gave out over 6,000 gospel tracts!!!

Just imagine if only a small percentage of those got read. 6,000 in a few hours! I have to believe that God will bring many people to faith and repentance because the gospel “is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16).

It was a cold cold day. It snowed, and then rained, and then hailed, and then snowed again. We were very cold, but it was so worth it!

I’ll let the photos tell much of the story…

We love you and thank Jesus for you!

Thank you so much for your prayers, financial support, and notes of encouragement, without which we would not be able to reach the Lost for Jesus Christ!

Please contact us anytime and let us know how we can pray for you!

And please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would be blessed by it!

For Christ and His gospel,

Mark, Shelby, Vivienne, Juliana, Caleb, and Gabriella

P.S. Let’s pray that the Patriots win the Superbowl again next year so we can do this again!!! 🙂