Christmastime Already?

Nashville Christmas Parade - IMG_3030
Nashville Christmas Parade – IMG_3030 (Photo credit: stephenyeargin)

I’ll admit it– it snuck up on me. With Thanksgiving being so late, I wasn’t ready yet for December! Early December is usually somewhat busy for me. For the past few years I have been going to Christmas parades around the Nashville area to hand out Gospel tracts. It’s a great way to get the Gospel to hundreds of people in a short amount of time. The parade-goers are eager to take whatever you are handing out. Many of them even say, “thank you”. Today, December 1, 2013, was the Hendersonville Christmas parade. I didn’t get there as early as I had hoped and I didn’t have anyone else go with me, so I only got 1 side of the street covered, but I handed out about 300 tracts. Please pray that people will read the tracts and that God will save many who received them.

 

A life-changing experience

In March of this year (2010), I got to attend the Ambassador’s Academy in southern California. It was 3 1/2 days of intensive evangelism training. After a day and a half of classroom instruction, we hit the streets. We went to the Hollywood strip, Huntington Beach and Glendale to share the Gospel with whoever would listen. God had already been working in me to prepare me for doing evangelism and this was a much-needed shot in the arm.

We learned how to share the Gospel biblically and hopefully with passion and patience. I got to share the Gospel with more people in 2 days than I had in the last 20 years put together. It’s sad, but true. It was so humbling being used by God to reach out to people who don’t know Him.

Now I’m trying to obey God’s calling for me to make a difference in the Nashville area.

God is raising up a bunch of sold-out teachers and preachers of the Word!