Here’s where we let you know what’s been happening (or is about to happen) concerning matters we’ve asked you to pray about before, including our Summer Witnessing Campaign in New York, our outreach in Brazil and Massah, a new discipleship/evangelism program that just took place in Israel and India.
New York City Summer Witnessing Campaign
It was a smaller than usual group of campaigners, but they handed out 462,900 broadside tracts, received contact information from 155 Jewish seekers willing to hear more, as well as 344 Gentile seekers, and prayed with two Jewish people and 13 Gentiles to receive the Lord.
RIO PAN AMERICAN GAMES OUTREACH
From July 13 through July 29, the city of Rio de Janeiro hosted the Pan American games. Many countries were represented, and the Lord blessed us with a wonderful team of excited volunteers to greet them with the gospel.
A four-day training session preceded the campaign, which included 22 campaigners and two stewards. As the campaign progressed we noticed a major decrease in the number of discarded broadsides; it seems that people are hungry to hear about peace, life and salvation. A couple of campaigners had emergencies come up and could not be here for the second week, but we know that “little is much in God’s hands.”
The different sporting events were spread throughout Rio and neighboring cities and even though the government tried to prepare for the increased traffic, travel was chaotic. In some cases a 30-minute trip took more than two hours.
But the Lord was faithful and our campaigners were troopers. Despite some health trouble and our chaplain being robbed at gunpoint, the Lord strengthened us. We are reminded daily that His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways–they are much higher. Please pray for the follow-up from campaign.
During the outreach we handed out 210,000 broadsides, prayed with three Jewish people and 16 Gentiles to receive Jesus, and received contact information for 24 Jewish seekers and 146 Gentiles. Click here for campaign stories.
We reported a bit on Massah last month, but there is so much more to tell! Last month the group was about to leave for India. To pick up where we left off, click here, and for photos, click here. Please pray for all the gospel seed that was sown to bear fruit and for wisdom in continuing to develop this program.
CIVIL RIGHTS CASE IN LOS ANGELES
We’d like you to continue to lift our civil rights case with the Israel festival organizers in prayer. Please pray for the salvation of the defendants and their attorneys. The next meeting in the case is September 11.