Battle Log

South-East England

South-East England (UK) Team

Meets regularly on Saturdays on the Romford Highstreet (in front of Marks and Spencer's).

Contact Chuck Bosio for more information.

Saturday 20 October 2018

Posted by Posted 28 October 2018, 5:24 AM by Chuck Bosio. Permalink

The Essex Team went to Romford on a warm late fall afternoon.  Romford is a busy market town 15 miles northeast of London.  The High Street is a pedestrian zone and well-suited for outreach.  Jacob and I were handing out tracts, talking to people and I preached for over an hour from Psalm 103 and Romans 8.  Jacob and a woman named Tem spoke for a long time, both coming from Zimbabwe.  We spoke in front of a group trying to get people to switch energy companies didn't mind our outreach and in fact spoke with us at length.

Please pray for Fiona and Kyle that they may receive the grace to repent and the faith to believe in the finished work or Jesus Christ.  Jacob said that he would speak next time, so I continued until I couldn't go any further.  As I finished, a young woman named Sophie came up to me and said that it was really good hearing Romans 8 from memory.  (We say that we love God's word, but I wished to demonstrate it by memorizing long passages of God's word.)  Some regulars had to work on that Saturday, but I hope that we'll get more people out next time.  

Saturday 15 September 2018

Posted by Posted 12 October 2018, 2:29 PM by Chuck Bosio. Permalink

I only had a few days notice that a mini-gay pride parade was to take place on the 15th of September through the town centre in Basildon. 

I got the meeting point early and hardly anyone was there.  I was going to start preaching from one corner at the meeting point when the organiser, Mr. Burton-Sampson, showed up with flag and banners in hand.  I went up to him and he kindly  let me ask him some questions. 

I first asked him whether the intention of the gay community was to silence Christians. I quoted a gay publication" LGBTQ+ Goldsmith" that said that those who disagreed with the homosexual agenda deserved the gulag.  He was not aware of the article.  Mr. Burton-Sampson was aware that the Bible defined the rainbow as God's covenant with Noah and pride was viewed as detestable by God. I was hoping he could define what was hateful in these Biblical symbols.

I then offered to define a gay philosophy based on Michel Foucault.  He picked up on that and listened to Foucault's definition of the post-modern mindset.  "If you love what I love, I will love you.  If you hate what I love, I will hate you".  Then I added, "But Jesus said, love those who hate you". Mr. Sampson replied, "Oh, I'm a Christian!".  But he didn't go to any local church because they wouldn't accept him. 

By that time we were surrounded by six police officers and I felt that it was time to leave.  I walked past the police van and started preaching further down the town centtre.  I expected the parade to start shortly, but it still hadn't started an hour later.  I had some good conversations with a number of people.  I was handing out tracts and preaching, which is a bit unusual.  Many were happy to see someone out there.  I only caught the names of Tom, the window washer, and his daughter and Paul, the heroin addict, who was out of the "slammer".

I was worn out after 50 minutes of preaching, so I left.  The parade still hadn't started, but maybe 30 people were standing around at the gathering point.

Saturday 20 May 2017

Posted by Posted 31 May 2017, 8:22 PM by Andrew Noble. Permalink

The Essex Team met in Romford today and we preached Christ crucified and risen from the dead.  The team was Andrew, Chuck and Jacob.  Many heard the Gospel and many Christians were also encouraged. SDG

Andrew Preaching

Saturday 26 November 2016

Posted by Posted 28 November 2016, 11:06 PM by Andrew Noble. Permalink

Today the team consisted of Jacob, Rob, Chuck, Wesley and myself.  I was very thankful for the turn out.  We preached and handed out Christmas tracts.  Christ was glorified. SDG

Rob chatting to a young man on the high street.

Andrew preaching a Christmas Gospel message from Luke chapter 2

Wesley chatting with a lady about the Gospel

Chuck preaching


Saturday 29 October 2016

Posted by Posted 31 October 2016, 9:08 PM by Andrew Noble. Permalink

The Essex team went to Romford today and had a blessed time of evangelism and encouragement.  I was joined by Chuck and Jacob and we decided to set up in a different spot to see how we would fare.  I preached and then was followed by Chuck.  Jacob spent a long time chatting with a woman who had been involved in mormonism.  Many Christians also approached us and said they were greatly encouraged by our presence.  SDG

Chuck preaches while Jacob and I are talking to pedestrians.

Me preaching from Acts 4.12

Chuck proclaiming the Gospel in Romford High St.

Jacob chatting to the Mormon lady.

Saturday 8 October 2016

Posted by Posted 10 October 2016, 1:43 AM by Andrew Noble. Permalink

On Saturday, Chuck and I went to Romford and preached, we were joined by Jacob briefly and we set up in our normal spot.  

Chuck preached after me and I took over handing out tracts.  I was met by a Christian lady who said that she was very encouraged by what we were doing.  A little later a Catholic lady named Mary told Chuck that he was too quiet and needed to be in the middle of the pedestrian area if he wanted to be an effective evangelist.  This led to me having a conversation with her about what she believed.  Unfortunately I found her difficult to dialogued with as she was not interested in discussion, but only telling me her opinions.  Still I managed to engage her on a few important issues like mutual exclusion between the Christian Triune God and the unitarian god of islam (because she believed all religions pray to essentially the same god) and I also asked her to go find the Bible verses that supported purgatory.  We parted amicably and she took a roman catholic worldview tract, so I pray she will read it and be converted.  Over all, our time was successful as the Gospel of Jesus Christ was proclaimed. SDG

Chuck preaching in Romford.


Saturday 6 August 2016

Posted by Posted 8 August 2016, 10:31 PM by Andrew Noble. Permalink

Romford was busy today with buskers and shoppers so Chuck and I (the only team members present) went to the "green door", as we can preach without hindering shop fronts or pedestrians.  After we prayed, I spoke from Mark 7 while Chuck handed out tracts, then we swapped.  

While Chuck spoke, I had a number of different people chat to me about the tracts I was handing out.  I asked a man who was a buddhist some tough questions about absolutes in morality and he really didn't want to engage the conversation or justify his position.  I met a pantheistic type of lady who told me I was wrong to make people fearful of hell and that god is in all of us etc.  Her self righteousness was couched deep in a quasi humility.  She did not like the idea of being branded a sinner in violation of 
Gods law and she also walked off, after not wishing to deal with tough questions on absolutes.  The last person I spoke to was a lady who had a tough upbringing, and while initially trying to deny breaking laws like lying and thieving, she succumbed to not honoring God with heart, soul and mind, as the first and greatest commandment.  She listened to the Gospel, thanked me and took tracts.  SDG!!

Monday 27 June 2016

Posted by Posted 30 June 2016, 6:44 AM by Andrew Noble. Permalink

Today I was able to meet up with some visiting preachers from America and a couple of UK evangelists.  All these men are a real blessing and encouragement to me.  We decided to meet near Hackney Central train station, which is in East London.  It is quite a rough area, full of liberal and pluralistic attitudes.  However we did have a small Christian contingent of locals pass by and encourage us in our ministry.  I arrived to find Bobby preaching and some community officers talking to Mike and Tony.  This was to be a regular occurrence this day.  After much discussion and a later visit from "real" police officers, we were able to keep preaching unhindered and we had a group of community officers monitor us for our safety and to see that we didn't say anything "offensive".

Adrian preached next and had a quite a few local Christians stop to give thanks and praise to God!

I preached next from Mark 7...  what comes of a man is what defiles him!

Tony preached after and was very engaging with people, a number of hecklers passed by but not many had the courage to stay and chat about where they will spend eternity.

During the preaching many tracts were being distributed to pedestrians.  Robert preached and also had a number of people asking questions.

Here is Mike talking to a very animated fellow who is suppressing the truth in unrighteousness.

Today we had a successful day as the Gospel went out unhindered and with as much clarity as possible.  SDG




Saturday 24 October 2015

Posted by Posted 2 November 2015, 9:59 PM by Andrew Noble. Permalink

Today the team consisted of Steven, Chuck, Jacob and Myself.  We found a spot on the High St in Romford and prayed that God would help us preach accurately and that He would bring those He wants to hear the Gospel.  

I have also begun to use a gorpro camera to record and take photos of the preaching.  This helps protect us if people accuse us of saying things we did not say and to critique our messages.

It is leading up to Halloween and Jacob came across a number of people dressed up for the occasion.  He gave them a tract and began to talk to them.

Jacob also preached later, while we were handing out tracts.

There were other Christians who were greatly encouraged by our activities today and mentioned that they would like to join us so we collected a few phone numbers from them.  SDG

Saturday 19 September 2015

Posted by Posted 21 September 2015, 10:06 PM by Andrew Noble. Permalink

After an extended hiatus, OP513 Essex went and evangelized Romford High St on Saturday September 19th.  The team consisted of Chuck, Jacob and Myself (Andrew).  We found a location to speak in front of a closed shop.  We prayed for God to bless our meager efforts and then proceeded to preach the Gospel and hand out tracts.  

While I was preaching the others handed out tracts and had one to one conversations.  There were no hecklers but quite a few pedestrians stopped and listened.  I spoke from Luke 16 about Lazarus and the Rich Man.  Specifically about how if people will not hear "Moses and the Prophets" (aka the Bible),  neither will they believe if one was to rise from the dead (aka see a miracle).  Peoples hearts need to changed by the Holy Spirit before they will believe and then I talked about sin, repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus.  

Chuck spoke after me and during this time, I was approached by a young Philippine man who asked about the ministry and my theology.  As the conversation developed he explained that the church he attends (not a jehovahs witness church) does not believe in the Triune nature of God.  I began to show him some salient verses where Jesus is explicitly named "theos" or God.  He listed intently and was very courteous.  We later exchanged numbers and he suggested we meet up for a bible study to discuss the the topic further.  

I later spoke a second time, and again expounded on the Luke 16 passage to which a number of pedestrians stopped and listened.  We wrapped up the event with prayer and asked for God to use the tracts and preaching to save his people!  SDG.

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