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Saturday, 11 May, 2013
The Essex team had a blessed day of ministry on Saturday 11th May in Romford. The gospel was proclaimed by Rob, Andrew and Chuck in the open-air, with many hearing the truth of God's Word. There were also some very encouraging one-to-one conversations, with two people taking a Bible. Although there was much indifference, we praise God that the gospel went forth. To God alone be the glory!
Watch the following 7 minute video evangelism report from the day:
Click here to listen to the open-air message from Rob Hughes.
All praise to the name of the Lord!
Saturday, 10 March, 2012
Today the team consisted of Rob Hughes and myself. We made our way to Brentwood High St and prayed. I managed to hand out loads of tracts and I had one very long conversation with a gentleman called 'John'. Our discussion began with Him claiming he had never broken any of Gods Laws; ever... So I continued with the proposition of either Him being God himself ie - perfect, or He's calling God a liar since Gods Word says that he has sinned.
John eventually realised that he was calling God a liar and back tracked on his initial statements. He had quite a lot of Biblical knowledge but was using it to justify his rebellion against God. We eventually got to the Gospel and I tried to expound upon it a little so He didn't miss the point. I gave him a good person tract and we eventually parted. He seemed to understand what his predicament was by the end of our talk. I pray he repents and gets saved. SDG
Andrew chatting to 'John' courtesy of Rob Hughes
Saturday, 3 March, 2012
Today the team consisted of Roman, John, Michaela and Myself. We headed for the High St, and after prayer began to hand out tracts. I entered into a conversation with an elderly man and his wife. They both seemed quite happy to talk about these important issues. I began to ask if the gentleman who's name is William, had stolen things or lied etc. He was very open and honest in agreeing he had. His wife later showed up and joined the discussion, so I kept talking about the requirements of Gods Law and repenting and putting faith in Christ. They took tracts and left with much to consider.
My only other conversation was with 3 teenage boys who were very rude at times but still seemed to want to talk. One of them decided to try "the Bible is false because evolution is proven" card and after pushing on his conscience with the Law, he decided that he didn't care that he was going to be accountable to God (whom a moment ago he said didn't exist). I kept pressing the Law and repentance and eventually they seemed to understand. They were very distracted and quite crude but they are Gods creatures and never out of reach of His Irresistible Grace. They took tracts and we all shook hands amiably. May God grant them repentance. SDG
Saturday, 14 January, 2012
Roman talking to a lady sitting on the benches.
Saturday was cold this morning, but shoppers were quite active even in this chill. Perfect opportunity to share the Gospel! The team consisted of myself, Roman and a gentleman from another church named Ola. This was his first time out doing evangelism in Brentwood, and he was very excited to be able to come along. We all handed out quite a number of million £ notes, but because of the cold few people were stopping to chat. The best conversation I had was with a bunch of young boys who I use to teach music to at Doddinghurst Public School. They all took tracts and listened intently so I hope seeds were sown into their lives this day.
Andrew chatting with some young kids.
Ola enjoyed himself and said he would return when his family commitments allow. Hopefully this will be the beginnings of regular combined church evangelism in Brentwood! SDG
Saturday, 24 December, 2011
As it was Christmas Eve today, I didn't want to miss the opportunity to hand out tracts to the manic shoppers of Brentwood. Steve Smith and myself arrived early afternoon, armed with a mountain of million pound notes and red Santa hats, we began to distribute the Gospel in written form to a multitude of frenzied pedestrians.
We were later joined by Elyske and continued to hand out tracts in various parts of the high st.
I had only one conversation with a young woman named Holly. She enquired about the tracts we were handing out and I began to share about Gods righteous requirements and judgement upon sin. This led into the Gospel and discussing the only solution provided by God for mans sin - Jesus Christ. She appeared to understand, and she went away with a handful tracts and a head full of Gospel. Thanks be to God for the opportunity to share the Gospel in this community - SDG and Merry Christmas
Saturday, 26 November, 2011
Brentwood High St had a special event this Saturday. The council had partitioned off the road for the "switching on" of the Christmas Lights. Naturally this means more people to share the Gospel with! As well as regular stalls with food and drink, the churches in Brentwood worked together to give away warm mince pies and put on some live carol singing for the public.
The OP513 team consisted of Rob, Roman, and Myself and were later joined by Elyske and Ingrid. We began handing out tracts and soon enough I came across a gentleman who said "heaven was a myth". I gently began by asking him how he 'knows' heaven is a myth. This started destroying his naturalistic worldview and as you would expect, he didn't appreciate it. When it came time for him to explain how non material things such as "laws of logic" can exist in his purely material worldview he became frustrated and decided to end our conversation. He did take a tract as he walked off and I pray he would think about our conversation and how his worldview comes up short.
My next most interesting conversation was with a young Catholic man. We began conversing on the street and eventually decided to go have a coffee and talk. I asked various questions about the Roman Catholic understanding of salvation, works and mariology. Since I didn't have a working knowledge of Catholic theology I decided to keep asking questions and let him talk. Eventually I challenged him about a few issues and he quoted some scriptures that were quite out of context. We agreed to continue the discussion and I took his email.
This is Me talking with Sean the Catholic
Later we decided to get some lunch and went to a cafe. Rob began handing out tracts to the staff and engaged them in conversation.
Rob and I also met a Christian from a different Brentwood Church who is very interested in sharing the Gospel with people. I'm praying this will be the beginnings of Christians from different churches uniting together in Brentwood towards consistent evangelism! SDG
Saturday, 19 November, 2011
Today the team consisted of Roman, Elyske, Rob and Myself. We spread out in our usual spot and began to hand out tracts to pedestrians. Not long after we began, I approached a young couple sitting on a bench. Chris and Ellie were their names and I began to share with them how we as Gods creatures, have all broken Gods Law. Chris had quite a few questions regarding apologetic considerations and I attempted to answer them. They both seemed quite happy to talk about religion and philosophy. I explained the Gospel to them, gave them a few more tracts and we amicably parted ways.
Later I came across a lapsed Catholic from Ireland. He believed the Bible and what is said about humans and sin, He also had a few questions regarding how the Bible and darwinian philosophy are compatible and I explained that they aren't!!! He listened intently and took a tract from Creation Ministries International. He was very interested in the topic, may God open his eyes to see!
Roman began a conversation with a Muslim named Hammed, which went on for over an hour. Eventually Rob and myself went over to listen and began to add to the discussion. Rob brought up a very powerful and logical argument against the Koran which made Hammed think a bit more regarding the grounds of his belief in Islam. Unfortunately we had to go by that time and I gave Hammed a tract to take with him. We had a great time sharing the Gospel today, may God grant repentance to those we shared with!!
Saturday, 5 November, 2011
Saturday, November 5th, Rob Hughes and I both hit Brentwood town centre. 'Armed' with loads of tracts and a willingness to preach the Gospel to the lost, we were soon joined by Elyske and Ingrid to make a team of four. The High St was consistently busy today which made handing out tracts a lot easier. My first conversation came from a gentleman named Mustafah. He took a tract, read it while waiting for his girlfriend in a shop and came back to me asking questions. He was very amiable and had a great interest in different world religions. I explianed the Biblical view of Creation and fall of Man into sin, Gods Law and how we break it, how Christ came to save those who repent and why the Biblical Worldview is the ONLY way to account for human experience of the world. He appeared to take in every word and we eventually parted with him taking more tracts and an ear full of the Gospel.
Saturday, 29 October, 2011
The Essex Team broke loose on the Brentwood High St today, sharing the Gospel to anyone and everyone who came our way. We began with a small team consisting of Rob Hughes and myself, and were soon joined by Roman, Elyske, Ingrid, Wesley and James. We spread out and handed out loads of tracts and got into a few conversations with pedestrians that would lend us an ear. I had a wonderful conversation with an ex roman catholic priest from India. His name was Thomas and he expressed "belief" in the Bible but when pressed, he only acknowledges the 'red letters' of Jesus. I asked if he was born again and he said he got born again at his "christening". We talked about Gods righteous requirements in his Law and how he matches up, and discussed Hell and justice. We parted amicably and I stressed 'faith in Christ alone' NOT in the roman church or a human priest! A great time of sharing was had by all. May God grant repentance to those who read or heard the Gospel this day!
Saturday, 13 August, 2011
Today Peter Ruck and I hit Brentwood town center. After prayer we both walked up to the main street and began to hand out many tracts. Peter had a few conversations with some people who were sitting on the seats near the ruins and I too, managed to speak to a number of people. Firstly it was a young girl named Taylor who said that during the last few weeks various people had been talking to her about Jesus and giving her Bibles etc. We discussed the Law of God and the need for Jesus death for forgiveness of sin. She appeared to be taking these truths seriously, perhaps God is drawing her to salvation! The second person I spoke to was a young guy named Grant. He just wanted to "live life while He's got it" and we discussed the notion of Divine Justice for law breakers. He agreed that people will be held accountable for their sins, but didn't want to think of the penalties he will incur at the moment. He did take a tract at the end, may God break his capricious spirit! The last gentleman I spoke to was a Dave. He was a Scotsman who had a Presbyterian up bringing. We discussed the Law, condemnation and Jesus' death for those who repent and believe. Dave didn't seem to take much interest. I reminded him that even if he didn't believe the Bible was true, it wasn't going to change the reality of Gods judgment on His and everyone's sin. I think he tuned into what we were talking about then and even thanked me for chatting to him. SDG