I am very grateful for my wife, Kim, who can come up with the most creative ways of doing the hardest and simplest of things, street evangelism not being the least of them.
As we brought to your attention last posting, here is a very simple, fun and effective way of spreading the gospel message whereverpavement and concrete might be found as in city sidewalks andparks. (Not buildings or other private property structures as that would be considered as vandalism.)
Think of all the Scripture verses you could use! Think of all thepossibilities! Great for kids to do, as well.
PS: if this post is looking a bit on the wonky side to you, it's because I seem to be having some layout and uploading issues today with my blog server. Ugh!
Kim has a wonderful habit of sharing the gospel wherever she goes. Here she demonstrates one of her many creative ways of doing simple yet effective gospel evangelism. With a chunk of sidewalk chalk she keeps in the car, Kim has been known to write a bible verse or two particular to the gospel on city sidewalks and park pathways.
On this occasion, we were in a park enjoying our church picnic last Lord's Day when Kim decided to present John 3:16 for passersby to notice. It was encouraging to watch people slow down and/or stop and read the passage on the pathway.
And until the next time it rains, many will unexpectedly come across this word from God that could very well touch their hearts in a way that might some day lead them to their salvation through Christ, should it be His will to do so.
Jesus said, "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up on the last day." John 6:44
God ignites His saving grace through all kinds of wonderful ways, even in the simplest of forms of "street" evangelism.
Out of all the civic and special events our evangelism team from Emmanuel Baptist Church attends to spread the gospel at, Canada Day is by far one of the easiest. People by the thousands are already in an upbeat mood and handing out Canadian million dollar bill themed gospel tracts is a breeze to do.
Joining our team this year for our annual Canada Day outreach were Tom Briggs from St Thomas in southwestern Ontario as well as newlyweds James and Carol Seabrook from Grace Baptist Church in Ottawa. It was a joy to spread these gospel seeds alongside our special guests.
Given that this year's Canada Day fell on a Sunday, our outreach time was cut short due to our first priority in regular morning Lord's Day worship followed by our weekly post-service fellowship luncheon. But that did not do much in the way of impeding our ability to hand out thousands of gospel tracts to Canada Day revellers.
Glory to God, we had a great day as many went home with the gospel in their pocket which we pray will one day end up in their heart!
Wayne Albrecht. A man I have had the true pleasure of knowing for a few years. A man I have never met. A man I might not ever meet until we are in Heaven. A fellow saint. A fellow soldier in Christ. A fellow gospel harbinger. And a very hard working one, at that.
Wayne is also a fellow blogger. He writes of his experiences of going on the street with the gospel in various places with his "team" in Georgia which in the past year has even included the likes of one Vernon Costolo, of Proclaiming the Truth fame, who moved to Georgia from West Virginia last year.
Wayne has amazing stories to share. His blog is called "His Feet On The Street". I highly recommend you take some time to peruse his blog.
You won't be disappointed. Encouraged and blessed, yes, THAT is what you will be. But not disappointed.
The man loves the Lord. It shows in his loyal service to Him, for His glory and for the sake of lost souls in Georgia.
Another Canada Day has gone by and with that another opportunity to spread the gospel.
By God's grace, this year's team was able to hand out 11,000 gospel tracts to Canada Day revellers just down the street from Parliament Hill. Ottawa was blessed with perfect weather for the occasion and handing out tracts on a day like today could not have been easier.
We were very pleased to have with us Tom Briggs from southwestern Ontario and semi-newlyweds James and Carol Seabrook from Grace Baptist Church here in Ottawa. The fellowship was sweet after we ran out of tracts accompanied by a lot of laughs. It was a great day to be a servant of our King.
Video to follow when, you know, I get the time.
Thank you, Lord, for the great joy and pleasure you give us in serving you.
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.