Though not officially summer yet, our evangelism team at Emmanuel Baptist Church considers the local annual music and art festival known as "Westfest" to be the one event that marks the beginning of our busy summer season of street evangelism here in Ottawa.
Gospel tracts are purchased. Gospel tracts are made. Crosses at the ready. Backpacks packed and off we go.
This past Saturday, seven of our team members were able to make it to spread the gospel at Westfest where a long stretch of Richmond Road (the main street that runs through the "Village of Westboro", as it's known) is closed off to vehicles and is used for the attending thousands to walk along as they peruse the various attractions and venues.
Westfest is a great opportunity to hand out a plethora of gospel tracts in a short period of time and this year's event was no different from past years as we are faithful in attending annually to hand out the good news of the saving gospel of Jesus Christ to the multitude of people there.
Next week will see us busy with Mission Ottawa 2012 as street evangelists from Georgia and Toronto join us for a four or five day gospel blitz throughout the city. Before we know it, that be followed another tract giving extravaganza at the Canada Day celebrations on July 1st where we will be situated and spread out not far from Parliament Hill.
After that, well, let's just say the list is long. What a great summer it's going to be!
An everyday Christian's effort dedicated to encourage fellow believers who regularly share their faith with others and to hopefully motivate those who do not.
There is nothing more important for people to know than where they are going to spend eternity, for certain. There is no other truth that must be offered to others than the saving gospel of Jesus Christ.
But the same good news for us is bad news for others if we but keep it to ourselves. And that would be wrong.
Christians are called by Jesus Himself to get busy telling others about Him and what He has done to secure eternal salvation for those who hear and believe.
"Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation." (Mark 16:15)
My name is Paul Latour. My gospel giving partner on the street happens to also be my wife and best friend, Kim.
It is our prayer that our gospel giving efforts seen here and other content viewed on this blog, would be of encouragement to fellow Christians everywhere whose hearts' desire is to herald the Good News of eternal salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to a lost and dying world by various means of street evangelism.
If we can be of help to you in any way, then this blog will have served its purpose for your benefit and for the glory of God.