Did you get one? ~ : ) (new and improved)
Dear friends and fellow laborers, 06/19/2008
Wow! What an incredible year this has been, and we know God has even more neat things still to come for those who seek Him first and follow Him with all of their hearts!
ANNOUNCEMENT ~ : )
Living Waters has updated their $1,000,000 with some new colors and features : )
This tract has the Gospel message written on back of the bill.
The million-dollar question: Will you go to Heaven when you die? Here's a quick test. Have you ever told a lie, stolen anything, or used God's name in vain? Jesus said, "Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart." Have you looked with lust? Will you be guilty on Judgment Day? If you have done those things, God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. The Bible warns that if you are guilty you will end up in Hell. That's not God's will. He sent His Son to suffer and die on the cross for you. You broke God's Law, but Jesus paid your fine. That means He can legally dismiss your case. He can commute your death sentence: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." Then He rose from the dead and defeated death. Please, repent (turn from sin) today and trust in Jesus alone, and God will grant you the gift of everlasting life. Then read your Bible daily and obey it.
And you can find it at: http://www.livingwaters.co
Also, just because it caught our attention, I wanted to mention the $7 bill gospel tract, with Dwight L. Moody on the front - : ).
Here it is:
In 2005, it was reported that more people visited casinos than attended Broadway shows or major league baseball games. Why? Because money is such a hot commodity! If you don’t have it, you want it; if you have it, you want more. But is that all there is to life? Most would say “no,” yet we spend the majority of our lives trying to make more. Listen to what the Bible says about money. “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” Is God pleased with who you serve? Here’s a quick test. Have you ever lied, stolen or coveted anything? If so, you’ve sinned against God and broken His laws, the Ten Commandments, and you have to stand before Him on Judgment Day. Will you be innocent or guilty? Heaven or hell? Listen to your conscience. You know you’ll be guilty and end up in hell. But God doesn’t want that. The Bible says, “God demonstrated His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” You broke the law and Christ paid the penalty by dying on the cross. He then rose from the dead and defeated death. If you will repent (turn from your sin) and trust in Jesus Christ, He will forgive your sin and grant you the gift of everlasting life. Then read your Bible daily and obey what you read. (See John 14:21).
You can find that at: http://www.facebook.com/ed
Mom, Deanna and I had a number of interesting conversations – it was another interesting night downtown. I guess the summer rowdiness brings out strange things sometimes. Like Deanna mentions below, there were quite a few of the people downtown that were sort of mocking death. A lot of them were bent on sin and didn’t really want to talk, so I prayed for a lot of them as they passed by. Mom and I had a really neat conversation with 2 ladies. The one lady has been noticing that she has been drifting from the Lord, and realizing that she needs to give all of her life to Jesus Christ. Mom and I encouraged her to do so and reminded her of some Bible verses that would help her. Then her and her friend went on to party, but I hope and pray that those seeds that were planted grow and that she does surrender all of her life to Jesus Christ. Also talked with a number of guys there. Talked with Giovanni – a security guard briefly, and met one of the regular hotdog venders. Please continue to join us in praying that God makes all who we talk with restless, and that God uses that conviction to bring them to a new life in Jesus Christ. Thank you for your prayers! :)
Not sure why it seems every week there is a different theme circulating around downtown Orlando amongst the Lost but it never fails. This week was everyone dress like a dead person week. So of course I would approach them saying "Wow you look dead.... what do you think happens when you really die?" As I have heard from Mark Cahill before Satan brings them together so we can witness to them and this week he provided me with a great open liner as well. As I looked at my fellow laborers this week I could almost see the light shining off them in this dark place. Recently I saw a gentleman with a belt that I thought described most of the scene here appropriately. It read "Don't follow me I'm lost". If only he knew the true significance of that one statement. Praise God for opportunities that so easily present themselves. I spoke with a number of people this week who all seemed to be listening. Maybe in their heads there were thinking about the yummy hotdog stand that was sending delicious aromas our way but I like to think they were listening. I spoke with mainly men b/c frankly for some reason women intimidate me slightly. Plus as my friend pointed out the other day they seem to be captivated by my beauty. hee hee In other words to them I'm just a pretty face but while they’re googling I start my conversation. Now let me just say I do think I'm pretty but I'm not saying this to be conceited but it is a point to be spoken for. Men do give me the time of day cause they think there going to get a hook up or something. Now I do believe as long as I have two legs I have a sure bet but my friend suggests this is a tool I should use. Hey whatever makes them bite. As long as I dress modestly and am not flirtatious I will use there second glance as a way to start a conversation. Anyways I talked to a guy named Kevin. To start with he confessed as we were talking he had sinned as I saw him googling over a girl behind me. I always thank them for their honesty and move on. It seems there are always lots of distractions out here so I don't like to humor their obvious lack of concentration. He listened politely and engaged in conversation curtly. We talked for a grand total of about five mins which is really all I like to give people to leave room to talk to others since time is restricted. Unless someone is asking a lot of questions I might make an exception. I'm not intending to control the conversation but I do feel some people can be time robbers. I love how God directs the conversations and sometimes they surprise me. I talked with one girl who had been an athiest since four she says. Sounded as though she had alot of hurt in her past and I only got as far as the building parable before she took off. Those are always tough and I find myself yelling after them as they leave as a final warning. Just something to make them think. Like "WHAT IF YOUR WRONG" or one that I learned from Ray Comfort which seems harsh but true. " If my eyes meet yours on Judgment Day and your still in your sins I'm free from your blood" That I say rarely but if some one has proved to be very self-righteous I may slip it in. Please keep Mr. Ireland in prayer who wanted to go drink beer more than he wanted to talk about God. Peace to all! God Bless you in your work!
Your friends and fellow servants of Jesus,
David, Barbara, Steven and Paul