Josh Mitchell writes: Before I let you read Dave Strachan's report on the Gold Coast gospel team, I want you to know that the Gold Coast is an excellent opportunity to impact the world and local community for Christ. Many people come from the other side of the world, by God's grace to hear the gospel, and you can be a part of that. Please come and join with us, in evangelising with tracts, one2one, preachings or even just to help us with tasks that free others up to evangelise!
Dave Stachan: When we arrived at the beach it was very refreshing, upon opening the car doors, to breathe in the rich, fresh sea breeze. As we walked to the Cavill Ave beachfront we greeted some guys and gals from Helensvale Baptist who were keen to help out. Not long after I had put on some sunscreen and got my camera ready, Josh got up to preach and he did so for the whole time (for about an hour to an hour and a half).
He was quickly able to interact with those watching on and did so with a good number of people throughout the duration of his preaching. It was great to watch on as he urged people to put their trust and hope in the true Gospel.
There was a really decent bloke with whom Josh interacted called Bronson who reasoned fairly well and seemed genuinely interested in what Josh was saying. May God save Bronson for His glory!
'The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. (1 Tim. 1:15-17)
Report by Dave Strachan
JM: It was a really interesting day. Out of all the Gold Coast street cleaners, some of them are becoming very friendly. One Thai man, even accepted a gospel comic tract, which I pray God will use to help him understand anything I may have missed when sharing the gospel by preaching in his presence.
I was really excited when a whole adult Arabaic family accepted gospel tracts in Arabic, and spent a great deal of time together, each reading thier copy of the gospel tract. What a precious gift we have in translators, who can bring the word of God to the understanding of all peoples!
The wind made it difficult to preach today, but God was gracious with the conditions and his powerful gospel message was proclaimed. A number of young people debated with me, and will hopefully come to Christ in the coming days. God only knows. S D G!
Gold Coast Team (QLD)
Meets 7:15-10pm every Friday night at Surfers Paradise on Cavill Avenue.
Contact Ryan Hemelaar for more information.