Posts Tagged ‘outreaches’
Friday, April 10th, 2015
I believe a scripture that we really need to believe for every day and all the time is Psalms 37:23, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.” If you have received Jesus into your life as your Lord and Savior then you are good in Christ Jesus and you can claim that all your steps are ordered by the Lord. What a great promise that we will always be at the right place at the right time because our steps are ordered by the Lord. So when it comes to business opportunities, job opportunities, witnessing opportunities or any kind of good deals, we can always be at the right place at the right time to be a blessing or to get a blessing.
This is one reason why our Friday night street ministry goes so well. Every Friday night that we go out God leads us to the right street to talk to that person who is ripe and ready to hear the Gospel. If we will continue to listen to the Holy Spirit He will even show us the right words to say. A good example of this was this past Friday night. A Good Samaritan type woman had picked up a 17 year old girl off the streets of East St. Louis out of concern for the girls safety. She had been telling the girl that God would take care of her. Not long after that, the Good Samaritan lady pulled into the metro link parking lot where we had just gotten out of our van to witness. When we gave food and drink to the woman and the 17 year old girl she had picked up, the lady said to the young girl, “see I told you God would take care of you.” Needless to say, after I blessed the 17 year old girl with provision and witnessed to her about Jesus, she ended up praying with me to get saved.
If we will claim and believe Psalm 37:23, everyday of our lives can be fruitful and exciting like this.
Monday, November 15th, 2010
Jeff and the others who joined him had a wonderful, fruitful outreach to the Navajo Reservation. We hope you will enjoy flipping through the photos. For more information about the trip check out our newsletter JGM News October 2010
Friday, October 8th, 2010
I have just returned from my annual outreach to the Navajo Indians at the Northern Nation Navajo Fair in Shiprock, New Mexico. I have spent most of my adult life doing outreaches and mission trips. Sometimes I went as a participant under another ministry and sometimes I have led the trip or outreach. Missions trips are fun, being able to see new sights and experience a different culture, and they can be life changing not only for those who are the target of the ministry but also for the participants of the trip but we also need to realize that ministry is hard work. After all, Jesus said in His word, “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:38. Notice the word laborers. I have been on different outreaches (more…)
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 I am heading off for the long journey from St. Louis to Shiprock, New Mexico to minister to the Navajo Indians at the 99th annual Shiprock Northern Navajo Nation Fair. There will be at least 120,000 Navajos at the parade on Saturday, October 2nd. I will be taking 6 other people with me; 5 students from the St. Louis Dream Center Ministry Academy and one man from the Genesis program. We will also be meeting a couple from Joel Osteen’s church in Lakewood, Texas down in Shiprock. We will be loaded with Gospel material to pass out. We will have around 15,000 Gospel tracts, 2000 Jesus stickers, over 1000 salvation bracelets, Navajo Bibles and other material to pass out. Pray that the material will get into the right hands and that it will bear much fruit and that we will have many divine appointments.
The scripture I feel like God has given me for this outreach is Joshua 1:3, “Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you…” I believe that we as the body of Christ need to start claiming this scripture for our neighborhoods, schools, cities, workplaces and wherever we go, claiming that people are going to be saved and that revival is going to take place wherever our foot shall tread. Joshua 1:3 was not written (more…)
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Some people may want to argue or disagree with me on this point but I believe a Christian who wins souls for Christ is going to encounter a lot more attacks from the kingdom of darkness than a Christian who just warms a pew every Sunday. This is one reason why soul winning is not for wimps. In case you haven’t noticed we are in a spiritual war. The devil wants to bring as many people to hell with him as possible and God wants everyone to go to heaven. 2 Peter 3:9b says that God is, “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” On the other hand the devil comes to kill, steal and destroy.
I can especially notice this warfare when it gets close to an outreach where a lot of people are going to get saved. (more…)
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
As some of you know I do a lot of street ministry and different outreaches to the lost every year. Recently I have been ministering in the inner city of St. Louis and at Fair St. Louis where thousands gather at the St. Louis Arch during the 4th of July for a concert, air show and fireworks. I also just evangelized the Four State Farm Show in Pittsburg, Kansas. One thing I have been struck with lately is why more people aren’t out evangelizing because there are so many people in this world who are without Jesus and therefore without peace and, to put it bluntly, headed to hell.
I believe the reason why many Christians don’t witness is because they don’t realize or believe the power there is in the Gospel. The Apostle Paul said, “I’m not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God unto salvation.” When we open up our mouths and preach Jesus and the Word of God, the anointing of God will come down upon people and cause deliverance and salvation. If Christians believed this more they would be out witnessing. The Apostle Paul said in 2 Timothy 3:5 that in the last days people would have a form of godliness but deny its power. When we as Christians don’t witness because we don’t believe it will do any good, then we are denying the power of the Gospel.
We need to confess every day Luke 4:18-19 over our lives, that the Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He has anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. When we are full of God’s anointing and Holy Spirit we can’t fail. Blinders will come off the spiritual eyes of people and they will be saved, delivered and set free from any and every kind of bondage. So, like the Apostle Paul, get out there and quit being ashamed of the Gospel. Witness with confidence that there is great power in the Gospel to see the greatest harvest of souls this world has ever seen.
Friday, April 2nd, 2010
In 1 Kings 19: 11-12 Elijah the prophet said the Lord passed by and there was a great and strong wind but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was a fire but the Lord was not in the fire. Then there was a still small voice. In verses 15 and 16 this still small voice gave Elijah instructions on where he was to go and told him to anoint Hazel to be king over Syria and Jehu the son of Nimshi to be king over Israel. When it comes to witnessing, and in every area of life, it is so important that we learn to listen to and obey that still small voice of the Holy Spirit.
At one of our latest outreaches in Salina, Kansas I saw, as I had in times before, the importance of being led by the Holy Spirit. There were a couple of different times while I was ministering at that farm show when I was about to leave the Fellowship of Christian Farmers booth to take a break but I got a check by the Holy Spirit in my spirit to not leave. The Holy Spirit proved faithful in this because great divine appointments would follow. On one of the these occasions six Cloud County Community College students came along and I was able to pour my life into them, ministering for quite a while about how to be saved and how to live the Christian life. All six of those kids prayed with me to receive Jesus. (more…)
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Sunday morning, February 14th, at the St. Louis Dream Center I was with a policeman from the St. Louis Police Department and he was telling me that the St. Louis Mardi Gras celebration that took place on Saturday, February 13th had its biggest crowd ever here in St. Louis. Some others and I had passed out Gospel tracts and witnessed at that Mardi Gras celebration and I had noticed that the crowd seemed awfully large. At first it seemed discouraging that the Mardi Gras celebration was growing in numbers but the more I thought about it the more I realized that it is just a sign that people are (more…)
Saturday, October 10th, 2009
On Wednesday morning, September 30th, I and 5 students from the Ministry Academy in St. Louis began the long journey to the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. On our way we stopped at Faith Community Church in Great Bend, Kansas where we testified and ministered at their youth group. We spent the night at Faith Community and then on Thursday drove on to Navajo Ministries in Farmington, New Mexico where we stayed during our time in New Mexico.
Outside Navajo Ministries
Friday morning we were able to testify and minister at the Navajo Ministries early morning devotional meeting. One of the Ministry Academy students, Jimmy led praise and worship at this meeting. They then asked us to be guests on the morning show of their Christian radio station KNMI (more…)
Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Be praying for me as I take 5 students from the Ministry Academy of the St. Louis Dream Center (SLDC) to the Northern Navajo Nation Fair in Shiprock, New Mexico to minister to the Navajos. I am excited that God has opened up the door for me to bring these students because I feel like part of my ministry is to train people in evangelism. On Friday nights I am able to do this as a route leader for the Street Ministry in North St. Louis and now I am able to do it on a missions trip. This is a great opportunity to train young adults in mission work.
I’m looking forward to seeing all the good things that God is going to do at this outreach. On Monday I met with the students and we put together over 500 salvation bracelets to use as a ministry tool to reach the Navajos of all ages; the children, gothic teenagers and adults. (more…)