It's that chilly time of the year again when certain members of our evangelism team (true cold blooded Canadians) from Emmanuel Baptist Church get all bundled up and brave the biting cold to spread the gospel and be a witness for Christ to attendees of the city's annual Winterlude festivities in downtown Ottawa.
For the two hours that we stood at the gates to Confederation Park we were privileged to hand out hundreds upon hundreds of gospel tracts as people entered and exited the park. Pastor Bob Doble and Elder Denis Pomerleau brought their "Are You Ready" crosses and utilized them during our gospel giving efforts there, as well.
Pastor Bob and his wife, Marie-Josee, were stationed at one entrance gate and Elder Denis and his wife were stationed at another one block away. I was miked up and went back and forth from each gate standing on the corner reading excerpts of Scripture that pertained to the greatness and love of God as found in Psalms 145 and 146. As well, I read encouraging excerpts of Scripture from the Book of Isaiah focussing on God's invitation for all to come to Him for salvation.
Chilled to the bone after two hours, we packed up and headed across the street to a coffee shop where we defrosted with hot chocolate and coffee tied along with rich fellowship for over an hour. Many went home with the gospel in their pockets, with the memory of seeing the cross and a hearing from God's word ringing in their minds. May God bless all those whom He has sovereignly predestined to receive and respond to His calling.
"My sheep hear my voice; I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand." - John 10:27-28
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.