30 July 2010

Mike "The Beast"

I was going through some of the footage from our trip to New Orleans and found a witnessing encounter that features Mike and a gentleman on Bourbon Street.

The second day of our trip found us near a park on the waterfront in New Orleans. I broke out The Cross and decided to hold it awhile while my partner handed out tracts. This location was a perfect spot as hundreds of people were passing by every five minutes.

While I was holding the cross a guy comes up to me and introduces himself as Mike and explained that he too was down there on an evangelism trip during Mardi Gras.

Mike had heard about folks who had been making and holding crosses and asked if he could hold the cross for awhile. No problem...I gave him my cross and he promptly jumped up on the retaining wall and started preaching like nobodies business!

We stayed there with Mike for the rest of the evening until dark. Mike told me in conversation that he was going out to California in a few months to start helping with the Ambassador's Academy...I just looked at him. Mike, I said, I am going to be a student at the Academy in August!

Talk about a God thing!

The next morning Mike found us (how did he do that in New Orleans during Mardi Gras anyway?) and hung out with us the rest of the day. The three of us wandered the city handing out tracts, witnessing with folks, and, the best part, me getting to pick Mike's brain on all kind of evangelism related topics.

Well after the day was over we said our goodbyes and never saw Mike again. That is until I saw Mike preaching in a promo video put together by "Go, Stand and Speak".

Click here to watch the promo and watch for Mike. He will be in the first clip after the speaker introduces the video. Mike is on the right hand side preaching in what looks like a subway area.

Pretty cool.

Anyway, here is the witnessing encounter I filmed as Mike gives the Law and Gospel to a dude on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras.

I have been having problems with video and voice syncronizing while uploading this video... If those problems are there this time after uploading I will keep trying to get it corrected.


  1. Awesome story about meeting Mike and good 1-2-1.

    Hey, Wayne, if I'm not mistaken, is this not the same "Mike" whom Steve Sanchez dubs "Mad Mike"? He looks familiar. If he is from New York, I think it might be the same dude.

    Can't wait for the Go Stand Speak video release. Should be real soon.

    I am cringing that I cannot make it to the Go Stand Speak conference in Brooklyn later this month. Just an hour and a half flight away and I would have had a free place to bunk for the time there. Maybe next time, God willing.

    Speaking of this month, this is YOUR month to go to Amabassador's Acadmeny in California! Just thought I would remind you :)

    You have been and will continue to be held up in prayer as God prepares your heart for this most wonderful opportunity to be educated, edified, equipped and encouraged in your quest for greater Kingdom work on the street. You could not ask for better mentors than those at AA.

    God bless you, brother. I praise God with you. Press on and be blessed.


  2. This Mike is from New York, so I would say it's the same Mike! He is mad....madly in love with Christ and spreading the gospel!

    Sorry about the video quality. I don't know what is happening on upload to youtube. Everything works fine and there are no problems on the original editing work...but once the video is uploaded something happens and things get out of sync.

    Wow...is it August already...I have forgotten all about the Academy.....not!

    Thank you for all your prayers brother!