Ministry Newsletter Archive
We publish a bi-monthly newsletter. PDF copies of our
past newsletters are available here.
We have a big problem, but it's a good problem. We have
so many opportunities and so much going on that there isn't enough
time to take advantage of every opportunity. Even as we've had more
volunteers join our ministry we've been slowed down. The management
time that is required to plan and organize events isn't available,
so we can't put all of the volunteers to work. One area that I am
cutting is our bi-monthly printed newsletter. We'll be going to a
quarterly printed newsletter to free up some of Steve's time. We will
continue to post monthly updates on this page.
See our 2011 Evangelism
Two big events coming up in June. The Portland, Oregon
Starlight Parade and the Cannon Beach Sand Castle Weekend.
I did evangelism on my own, or with a few friends, it was easy. No
planning was needed. If there was a good event happening, I'd make
a few phone calls and off we'd go. Now with over 40 volunteers it's
not so easy. Each event requires preparation and planning. Do we have
enough tracts? Who will carry water? What about transportation? Plus
we've moving into having a bigger presence at events. To do that for
Cannon Beach, for example, it took a week just to get permission from
the city to have a booth on private property.
Cannon Beach Sand Castle Contest
This photo shows the Hispanic Church in Cannon Beach
(Steve was invited to preach and did an evangelism training session).
We have partnered with them and SW Hills Baptist Church in Beaverton,
to share the gospel at this event in a number of ways.
The Cannon Beach Church will be heading our effort in
the Sand Castle Competition. They have their sculpture planned and
are gathering the needed materials. They will also be hosting a BIG
Mexican style dinner on Saturday evening.
SW Hills Baptist Church is leading the effort with our
booth. We are currenntly plannng a Child Evangelism Fellowship style
outreach using the wordless book and face painting. Plus we'll have
the MTA dinosaur tracts and, of course, a big selection of free tracts,
books and DVDs.
Overall it looks like we'll have 40 to 50 people participating
in this event.
A team will be heading to the Starlight Parade to talk
with who is interested in talking about the gospel, and -- of course
-- anyone who wants one can have a $1,000,000 bill.
Please pray for our Starlight Parade Team (June 4th),
that they will be humble yet bold in their witness to the truth and
power of of the gospel.
Please pray for the Cannon Beach Sand Castle weekend.
That through all of the activities the good news will be preached.
That we will be humble and an excellent reflection of our Lord Jesus
Christ. And that we will have many opportunities to share the gospel
and will be wise in our words and humble in our attitude.
Praise the Lord for the new volunteers who are now working
Please continue to pray for the Lord's guidance and
wisdom in creating the "How To Share Your Testimony" video.
Because of a lack oftime there has been no progress on this video.
Please pray that He'll provide volunteers to help with this project
or grant Steve the time to complete this video.
Pray continue to pray that the Lord will open the door
to many opportunities for sharing the gospel and that we'll have wisdom
in leading and training others, and we'll be bold and clear in our
presentation of His good news.
PRAISE THE LORD for His goodness, mercy and love! Please
pray that the Lord will lead us to grow in Him and in our living out
the fact that we are slaves and He is the master.
THANK YOU GOD!
And thank you for your prayers!
May 2011 News | April