THIS IS A SPUR OF THE MOMENT
HOLY GHOST INSPIRED IDEA FOR OUTREACH
An e-mail update
I sent out recently:
PRAISE THE LORD! I have to tell you what we did yesterday
(June 18th 99).It was great!
The Sunday before last, I spoke at the Victory Christian
center in Houma (LA) It went well. Anyway, two brothers there wanted to come
up to Morgan City and minister on the streets with me. We made plans to do
that. Yesterday they came. It has been raining a lot here. Everyday since
last Monday. So I just figured it would rain Friday, too, so I didn't make
any big plans. But these guys showed up anyway, and we prayed that the Lord
would show us what to do.
AND HE DID! I NEVER DID THIS BEFORE, BUT IT TURNED
OUT TO BE A WONDERFUL THING!
We went to Walmart and bought 10 cases of assorted flavors
of soda. For you northerners, that's pop. We bought a lot of ice, and put
it all in coolers, and went to a busy intersection, stood up the cross, and
gave out free sodas to everyone who stopped at the lights! My two oldest girls,
their friend Kristen, and sister Mary Bell also helped us. With the free sodas,
we handed out a piece of paper to everyone who got a soda....this is what
MANY PEOPLE PROBABLY WONDER WHY WE ARE DOING THIS.
NOT MUCH IS FREE THESE DAYS WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED...
BUT TODAY, WE ARE DEMONSTRATING OUR LOVE AND CONCERN
FOR YOU AS A PERSON, AND WE ARE DOING THIS AS A TOKEN OF OUR APPRECIATION
FOR THE VERY PERSON JESUS CHRIST DIED ON THE CROSS FOR...YOU!
HIS GIFT OF SALVATION IS FREE FOR THE ASKING TO
ANYONE WHO WILL ACCEPT IT. JUST AS PEOPLE HAVE A CHOICE OF ACCEPTING OR REJECTING
OUR FREE GIFT TO THEM TODAY, THEY ALSO HAVE A CHOICE OF ACCEPTING OR REJECTING
GOD'S GIFT TO THEM OF ETERNAL LIFE.
JESUS SAID "UNLESS A MAN IS BORN AGAIN, HE CANNOT
SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD" (JOHN 3:3). HE WANTS YOU TO EXPERIANCE THE NEW BIRTH
THAT ONLY THE SPIRIT OF GOD CAN GIVE YOU. AND IT'S FREE.
WE JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE BELIEVE YOU
ARE SPECIAL TO THE GOD WHO CREATED ALL OF US, AND THAT YOU ARE SPECIAL TO
US. WE ARE GOING TO BE HERE A WHILE. IF YOU HAVE ANY PRAYER NEEDS, OR IF YOU
NEED TO JUST TALK, OR IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU NEED THAT FREE GIFT OF SALVATION,
WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO HELP YOU, AND IT'S FREE! THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE
FOR PRAYER, CALL:
(Various phone numbers of churches were listed)
WONDERFUL JESUS! MAN, IT WAS A BLESSING TO SEE THE REACTION
OF THE PEOPLE. WE DIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF TIME AT EACH LIGHT, SO WE WOULD JUST
SAY," HEY, IT 'S FREE, IT'S ON JESUS," AND GIVE THEM THE SODA AND THE PAPER.
IN ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF, WE GAVE 240 CANS OF SODA OUT, AND GOT 200 TRACTS
AND THOSE SHEETS OF PAPER OUT! 240 PEOPLE RECIEVED THE MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL
FOR JUST $45.00! MAN! WHAT A BLESSING!
Just before we started, a police officer saw us setting
up on the corners and came to ask me what we were doing. I told him, "hey,
man, I was just sitting at home, and got this crazy idea that I wanted to
bless a bunch of people today. So We are going to just give some free drinks
to the people who stop at the lights. We aren't asking for anything at all,
just giving it away."
He had a pretty puzzled look on his face, and then I
let him know that I'm the guy who's carrying the cross through town, and he
looked like he got it then. I said, "man, I'll do anything I can to touch
people for Jesus!" Then I showed him the paper I had printed up, and
he couldn't quite fathom the "Why" of the situation, but he and his partner
recieved the Word of God before they left. I offered them a soda, but they
turned them down.
It was so good there yesterday, that I think I'm going
to do it again next week. GLORY! Well, I hope you all are being blessed today.
JESUS IS LORD, and this is the day that the Lord has made. We need to rejoice
and be glad in it! Remember: Someone you may cross paths with today may never
have another opportunity to hear about Jesus. Don't hesitate to tell them
about the ONLY WAY to heaven....
I love you all
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