In March we received an email at our church(Desert Life Church) from a Korean military man who received a gospel track on Mill. He said after reading the track he decided to seek help. He expressed a belief in the gospel and wanted to change his lifestyle of sin and destruction. Never underestimate the power of something as silly as a track. When the word of God goes out it will not return void!
“so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”-Isaiah 55:11
Missy, handing out some gospel tracts on Mill. Read more
Last february, Micheal Grecco came to Mill for the first time. He spent a few preparing to come out by means of prayer, getting in the word and Kirk Cameron’s “They Way of The Master ,” training course. Micheal and myself spent about thirty minuets speaking to a collage age student named Kyle. He was not very receptive at first and simply thanked us for the conversation. He said he had his own notions of who or what God was. He said he would like to speak with us again however, so we exchanged contact information. I received an email from him later that week. Kyle expressed that since having the conversation about Jesus he had kept continually getting awakened throughout the night thinking about the message we had spoken to him. He said he “believed the conversation we had at Mill avenue was “God ordained,” and they he felt we were sent there to serve as a wake up call.
This was certainly an unforgettable, and ridiculous day! Jonathan preached the gospel open air at a gay rally! I was entirely thankful that I was just the camera girl and not the one up on the mic. As soon as Jonathan began explaining the gospel, about twenty-five very un-happy gay rights activists ran over to him and began chanting, “MARRIAGE EQUALITY FOR ALLLLLLLL,” while exposing their activists signs and posters in his face. I guess they kinda felt like we were stepping on their toes and crashing their party by showing up; which I can understand. However, what’s funny is Jon didn’t say a thing about homosexuals or marriage; so we were a bit confused as to why they so passionately hauled about equal rights. He started with the fundamentals of the gospel but rallyers found us to be downright offensive. As they got closer and closer to Jonathan I managed to inch my way closer and closer to the police in case they came and cussed me out too haha.
Our desire was to go out their and preach the hard truths and good news in love. We aren’t sure if it was received that way but the good news is the cops protected us,we didn’t get kicked out and the gospel was successfully delivered to several hundred people! Check out our video:)
Whats your craziest evangelism or open air story? We’d love to hear about it!
Each Friday we spend our evening on Mill Avenue witnessing, unless some college kids invite us to a keg party…haha jk! Last November we ran into one of the workers on Mill named Russ. Russ was a man who was adamantly opposed to the gospel for reasons that never seemed to make much logical sense. He claimed he was an atheist and that there was no evidence or hope that could turn him toward Christ. Russ was commonly spotted debating a Christian on Mill avenue and most likely elsewhere. However, one cool November night he rode his bike up to the team, exclaiming that he had been saved! Russ is now a follower of Christ. Since salvation, Russ describes his daily activities as reading the word, praying and fellowshiping with other believers.
I encourage you to continue to speak to the unbelievers in your life about Christ. You never know when breakthrough and deliverence is about to occur! Continue to pray on their behalf as well! Read more
Each Monday myself and the Evagie Team witness on ASU’s campus for a few hours. While Jonathan Myers, Missy Myers and myself( Emily Verrelli) were handing out gospel tracts to some students we came across an international family( I believe they were from Pakistan). Within the first few moments of our conversation we realized these people had never even heard of Jesus. After sharing the gospel with them they said they were going to go tell all of their family about “the Savior!” Think everyone has heard of Jesus? Think again! Don’t forget to share the gospel with people from other countries. Odds are they may not know who Jesus is; or perhaps they have never even heard his name.
One to One Evangelism at with Internatinal students at ASU. Image is not in reference to above story.