Saturday, December 6, 2008
With us, were two families that live in RV's and travel around the country evangelizing( you can visit their website at www.agentsforchrist.org ), and some other people that came to our past crash courses. First we went to the parade and handed out lots of tracts and did some one- 2- ones.
This is an 82 year old lady named Josephine that my dad talked to. She wasn't open to the gospel.
Here are some other people that Dad talked to.
At one point, the little girl on the far left in the picture below was missing, and her family was distraught. We prayed for her and she was found within a matter of 15 minutes.
After the parade, we went and had lunch, and then most of the people went home. My family and Natalie (the daughter of one of the traveling evangelism families) stayed behind and went to the Courthouse lighting. We arrived a bit late, but it worked out perfectly, because we were able to tract the whole crowd that was leaving. Natalie and I were able to hand out a lot of tracts in a pretty short amount of time.
We had so much fun, and were so blessed to be able to serve our King!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
When we got there at about 6:00 there weren't very many people there, but they came very quickly. Before long there were thousands of people line waiting to get into the square. We were able to get out a lot of tracts and my Dad even got some interviews (He was interviewing people on God and country). We only stayed until about 9:00 because we didn't really care to be there when everything got SUPER crazy. But we had a wonderful time serving the Lord. It was so awesome! I'm so thankful that God gave us such a great opportunity to share the gospel with others. To God be all the glory!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
The first of these was yesterday on Halloween. We went and set up a table on the street side at about 4:00. The unsuspecting kids and their parents walked up and were ready to get their candy. But that wasn't all that they got. When they first walked up, Dad or Mom would tell them that they had to get the trick (the curved illusion tract) before they could get their treat.
After that, we would give them a choice of small candy, or big candy if they took a test. Most of them chose the test and then Mom or Dad would go through the law and the gospel with them. Towards the end we started just giving them a million dollar bill and a candy bar, but Mom and Dad had a lot of pretty good conversations. Also, we got out almost 400 tracts, which is pretty good considering we live in a town of only 4000.
Our second evangelism excursion was this morning when we went to the Prescott Courthouse. When we first arrived, there were a lot of people. Apparently, today was the Celebration of the Dead, which is a Mexican holiday. There was a Mexican band playing in the square and there was a crowd of at least one hundred people. We had no idea that there was even anything going on in the square that day and we were so excited. So we prayed, and when we finished, the band was picking up their equipment, and everyone was leaving. If we had known they were going to leave so soon, we would have tracted the whole crowd before we prayed, but we didn't. We were kinda disappointed, but we stayed in the square and just talked to the people that hadn't left. We had some good conversations, including one drunk guy who started weeping when Dad presented him with the law, a man that was running for County Supervisor and was completely wacked out in his beliefs, a 13 year old who seemed really convicted, and several people who claimed to be Christians. Overall, it was a really great witnessing time.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
This is Ron the Atheist. My dad talked to him for about 20 minutes. About 30 minutes later we ran into him again, and dad talked to him again!
When we went to Mill Avenue last week, it seemed like the people wouldn't really take the tracts. But not so at the fair! The people were really excited about getting tracts and we even had people coming up to us and asking for more!!
At one point we went on the Sky Ride (it is like a ski lift) and we dropped Million Dollar Bills so that they were falling from the sky. It was so fun to watch the people pick them up and even a couple of people running after them! This was us when we first got on the Sky Ride to drop tracts from the sky:
We had so much fun that we decided to do it again. But this time, when we were getting on the ride, the guy running it said, "I don't think you guys should drop those anymore." His name was Jason. My dad had already talked to him, and he claimed to be a christian. This picture of Jason was taken before he told us to stop dropping MBD's from the Sky Ride:
My dad and mom had conversations with about five other people, none of which were repentant or anything like that, but it was still really awesome. We had a great time, and I can't wait for next year's State Fair!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Then we talked to a black lady named Deedra, and her male friend Lexis. Deedra said she was a Christian, but said that Lexis was the one that we should be talking to. So Dad talked to Lexis and found that he had been raised in a Christian home, but was not walking with the Lord. Dad gave him the Law and he seemed convicted. Then Dad gave him the Gospel and finally ended up saying, "Lexis, is there anything that is stopping you from getting right with God?" And Lexis said, "No." So Dad encouraged him to read his Bible and told him to get right with God before he went to bed that night. Dad also gave him his phone number, but as far as I know Lexis hasn't called.
So we had a couple of good experiences, but the most encouraging event of the night happened to my mom's friend Donna. Her leader was named Dave. I guess what happened was this: Donna and her husband Joe were talking to some people and Dave kinda strayed away from their group and was talking to another guy. When Dave finished, he came up to Donna and Joe and said, "That guys seemed really convicted." So they started walking along when that same guy came running up behind them, calling Dave's name. When he caught up with them he said, "Dave, what do I do to repent?" Isn't that awesome??!!! So Dave and Donna and Joe prayed for him and then he prayed himself. Dave told us later that his prayer was really contrite and repentant. Isn't that awesome???!!! It just makes me want to get out and witness more!!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Then my Dad went to the Ambassador's Academy. I was expecting him to say when he came home that it was great, he had fun, etc. But he didn't. He was totally changed. When he told us about it he couldn't stop crying. It was amazing to see how broken he was before God and I could just tell that he was more in love with the Lord than ever before. It seemed like over a period of 3 days he had suddenly grown a heart for the lost and a greater love for Jesus.
It was like it was contagious. My whole family was suddenly energized by the thought of sharing our faith. And it didn't stop at our immediate family but wore off onto my cousins and many in our church. It was so cool to see everyone so on fire for God. Now my best friends are asking us, "Are you guys going to go pass out tracts toady? Can we come with you?" It is so cool. And now, to build an evangelism team, my dad is having a WOTM crash course at our church. Afterwards a bunch of people from my church are going with us to Mill Avenue to evangelize.
I just praise God for the change in our church and in our own lives. It is so exciting to tell lost people about Jesus!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The first one is Trent who is 13. He is Hannah's cousin. The second one is Jake. He is 12 years old.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Here is the video. Watch it and let me know what you think!