Dear praying friends,
I’ve got GREAT news, God is still in the business of saving the Lost, and I’m so so glad!!!
I love love love LOVE Evening Beach Evangelism!
Please warm yourself up with this update on the outstanding things God did!
Lots and lots of people from around the world and all different ages gathered around and listened to the gospel message, many staying around afterward for one-on-one discussions! We gave out thousands of gospel booklets, Gospel of John books, and evangelistic DVDs! ! Very exciting!!!
I had a first this summer. I found myself talking with a Neo-Nazi (yes, really.) Perhaps I’ve spoken with a White Supremacist before, but this was the first time I knowingly did so. It was creepy and unnerving.
Here’s how it went:
I approached a young man in his 20s and offered him a Gospel Booklet. The title of the book is “Where Will You Spend Eternity?” and that’s an easy way to get into a witnessing conversation. I simply asked him, “Where will you spend eternity? Do you ever think about that?”
He was very animated but didn’t want to talk about eternity. He wanted to talk about Politics.
I kept trying to transition back to spiritual matters, but he wasn’t having any of it. It wasn’t long before he told me that, “Jews are responsible for Communism,” and that “People of Color are polluting our genetics.” He called Jewish people, “the guys with little hats” and he called People of Color “negroids.”
I had enough and told him that there is one race, the human race, and that God loves all groups. I told him that he needs to repent of the evil in his heart. Please pray for this man. He needs Jesus to save his soul and his thinking too.
You never know what will happen at the beach!
Also, Beach Evangelism is a great place to train and build up the Church! We had Christians from a number of different local churches come out this summer to participate and hone their evangelism skills! (And find out that it’s not so terrifying after all.)
And this really is a TEAM ministry. I want to express my gratitude to my ministry partners and friends, Chris McKinley and Chip Davis, who lead the ministry while I was away a number of times when preaching at Summer Camps. Also, I had an unplanned medical procedure that left me in pain, so Chris and Chip ran things while I was recovering. I thank God for these guys!!!
Please consider coming out and joining us on the beach next summer! I post updates and info at: https://beach.luke-15.org. And please email me to tell me you’re interested and I’ll add you to an email group of people who consider coming to the beach.
I’ll let the photos tell the story of how Jesus worked…
We love you and thank God for you! Please contact us (603-244-6292) anytime with questions, concerns, or to let us know how we can pray 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 pray, donate, volunteer, or tell others about our ministry, then you are reaching people for Christ through us. Thank you for your commitment to this ministry!
Please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would be blessed by it!
All for Jesus,
Mark, Shelby, Vivienne, Juliana, Caleb, and Gabriella