Battle Log

Tuesday 19 April 2022

Posted by Posted 19 April 2022, 11:32 AM by Glen Richards. Permalink

Praise God!  Over Easter weekend, there were 2 outreaches in central Christchurch where over a 1000 gospel tracts, with chocolate Easter eggs were given away.  But even more encouraging, were the amount of Christians representing many local churches that got involved!

Saturday had lovely weather, and I was shocked at the amount of people in Cashel Mall.  It felt pre covid.  We had bought 500 eggs to give away over both outreaches, but in just over an hour, we had pretty much given away all 500!  It was so awesome watching and listening to people’s stoked reactions at getting the gift.

I spent all my time of the 2 hour outreach, walking up and down the mall, making sure Christians had enough stock of both tracts and eggs, and trying to be an encouragement.  I didn’t have a single gospel chat myself!  But that’s okay, I have plenty of opportunities at other times. :)

After the outreach, we had to scramble to find a new supply of eggs to buy.  The first shop we went to had sold out! :O  But, the supermarket next door had some.  So, we were all sorted for Monday

Monday wasn’t quite as busy as Saturday - the weather wasn’t quite as good.  But, there were still plenty of people out and about, and a whole new team of Christians gathered to give away the gift of Jesus.

This time I did have the opportunity to get directly involved.  I had a great follow up chat with one of my regulars, and at the end of the outreach I was able to power out a tray of chocolate and tracts.

Our prayer is that many will read the tracts.  We leave the results in God’s hands - knowing the simple gospel message is the power of God for salvation (Romans 1:16).

Thanks to all those that got involved.  I was very encouraged.  Looking forward to doing something similar next Easter, God willing!

View previous Christchurch (NZ) report (10 March 2022)


Christchurch (NZ) Team

Weekly outreaches:
Tue 3:30pm - 5:30pm - Riccarton (corner of Riccarton Rd and Rotherham St)
Fri 1:30pm - 3:30pm - City (Bridge of Remembrance)
Sat 11am - 1pm - Riccarton (corner of Riccarton Rd and Rotherham St)
Sun 1:30pm - 3:30pm - City (corner of Colombo St and Cashel St).

Contact Glen Richards or Andy Barlow for more information.