26 June 2011

4th of July 2011 - Get ready!

It's that time of year again when thousands of people will come to watch the fireworks in Canton, Ga. and celebrate our nations independence.

Many people will arrive in Canton early to make sure they get the best places to sit and enjoy the big fireworks show; His Feet counts on this! We count on it because the earlier people get there, the more time we have to hand out tracts and engage people in conversation before it gets dark.

If you are in the area and would like to join us and help deliver the good news of the gospel to the masses, we would certainly love to have you...

“The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." Luke 10:2

Meeting time and place to be announced in the next few days. Please read of our past 4th of July encounters:

From 2010 - Click Here -

From 2009 - Click Here - Click Here -

From those who joined us for the first time in 2009 - Click Here - Click Here - Click Here -

19 June 2011

Car Show Saturday

Had a great hour witnessing with brother Cam yesterday at the car show - Had a tough conversation with a very self-righteous man who had been saved and born-again "many times", believed God was "all love" and picked and chose which parts of the Bible were true.

After we left Mr. Self Righteous we had a great conversation with a couple teens (boyfriend/girlfriend) where God's law seemed to truly convict them of their sins and the gospel really made sense to them for the first time. They both said that they had never heard the law and gospel explained that way before.

The gospel will always make sense to the lost when they are confronted by God's perfect Ten Commandments because they finally understand that they have sinned against a holy and righteous God.

Against the backdrop of the sinfulness of sin, the light of the gospel shines brightly as the only way man can be reconciled to God.


18 June 2011

Certified Medical Assistant and the gospel -

Congratulations are in order to my beautiful wife, Cindy, who graduated from Chattahoochee Technical College Thursday with a diploma as a Certified Medical Assistant!

She had certainly put in a lot of hard work over the last couple of years; long hours studying, cramming for exams, being a wife, being a mom, keeping house, finding time to go out with His Feet on witnessing adventures...whew; exhausting~

Over the last couple years in school Cindy has been blessed to meet new friends, had opportunities to share the gospel to other students on campus and has been an encouragement to all those fortunate enough to cross paths with her.

Cindy landed a job almost immediately after her studies were complete with a children's pediatrics center run by a Christian doctor; praise God!

A sold out Christian woman with an energetic work ethic as well as a compassionate heart for people, Cindy's new job makes for a perfect opportunity to share with a multitude of children and parents she will come into contact with on a daily basis.

May God bless Cindy's new career in the medical field and may He be glorified through the gifts He has so richly blessed her with!

11 June 2011

A funny thing happened while swimming in the ocean -

We are just back from our annual sabbatical to the beach for much needed rest and relaxation. As always, I try to make sure there are plenty of gospel tracts in the car, suitcase and pockets when we make our trip and this year was no exception.

One of my favorite things to do in the evening and early mornings while on the beach is a little prospecting. I bring my metal detector every year in hopes of finding a lost ring, loose change or something cool. Usually I find about $5-$10 in loose change or a kid's toy car; along with more pull tabs and beer cans to fill up a small cooler.

The cool thing with metal detecting is that many people will come up to you and ask you what you have found so far. This is the perfect opportunity to pull out a Million Dollar Bill tract and start up a conversation.

This year I found another way to give out tracts while at the beach...

One day while my wife and I were chilling on the beach and the kids were at the pool, I had to run back upstairs to the room and get the boogy board I'd forgotten to bring down with us. The waves were starting to roll in pretty good and this old man still likes to act like a kid at the beach when there are waves to be boogied. When I got up to the room I saw some tracts laying on the dresser so I grabbed them up and put them in my pocket so I would have some at the beach (just in case you know).

After stopping at the pool to check on the kids I headed back to where my wife was and chilled out a little more with her before I went out into the ocean with my boogie board. After getting out to the spot to wait for that perfect wave to ride, I swam around a little with the board and noticed that there was something floating away from me very quickly...gospel tracts~

Before I could gather a single tract up they swam away from me at breakneck speed and right into a trio of older teen girls about twenty to thirty yards aways. One of the girls plucked out a swimming tract and started to read it....out loud.

Well this is pretty cool, so I strained to listen to her read the tracts amid the sounds of the ocean.

She read the tract out loud to her friends but stopped and objected at the 7th Commandment. I could hear her say, "If you look with lust you are guilty of committing adultery in your heart."

"Wait" she told her friends, "that's not true...you can only commit adultery if you are married."

"No" said a friend, "it said in your heart...that's different than just being married."

They seemed to go back and forth over the lust/adultery issue for a few minutes and then an older lady (maybe a parent) walked out to where they were and joined in the discussion.

They ended up plucking out all of the tracts (which were 2 or 3 different types of tracts) and taking them back to shore with them.

Ocean evangelism without even trying!

04 June 2011

Open Air Preaching

From IANA Ministry (I Am Not Ashamed...of the Gospel):

Go Now!

Today, when sin is accepted and proclaimed in public, we should be taking the Gospel to the public too. It is biblical to preach in the open air….Examples include; Noah, Jonah, Jeremiah, Nehemiah, Stephen, Paul, Phillip, George Whitefield, John and Charles Wesley, Dwight Moody, Billy Graham , oh yes..and Jesus. The United States is one of the biggest mission fields in the world. The unbelievers need to hear the proclamation of the Gospel, and they are not going to churches to hear it, and even when they do, the Gospel is rarely preached anyway.

Quotes from Charles Spurgeon on Open Air Preaching….
Certainly, Moses and Joshua found their most convenient place for addressing vast assemblies beneath the unpillared arch of heaven. Samuel closed a sermon in the field of Gilgal amid thunder and rain, by which the Lord rebuked the people and drove them to their knees. Elijah stood on Carmel, and challenged the vacillating nation with “How long halt ye between two opinions?”

Jonah, whose spirit was somewhat similar, lifted up his cry of warning in the streets of Nineveh, and in all her places of concourse gave forth the warning utterance, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” To hear Ezra and Nehemiah “all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate.” Indeed, we find examples of open-air preaching everywhere around us in the records of the Old Testament.

We ought actually to go into the streets and lanes and highways, for there are lurkers in the hedges, tramps on the highways, street-walkers and lane-haunters, whom we shall never reach unless we pursue them into their own domains.

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