Sunday, March 20, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Parade - 2016

2016 is already flying by!  We preached and handed out tracts at the St. Patrick's Day Parade last week.  You can watch the video of it below.

Many tracts went out, a lot of preaching, but we also were able to deal one-on-one with people during the day, too.

One particular occurrence happened as we were making our way back to the preaching area when a group of young people came by.  I offered the person at the head of the group a tract, but they refused.  Following the "herd mentality," each subsequent person in the group refused to take a tract--except the last one.  A young man at the back took it and asked me in all sincerity what it was.  When I told him it would tell him what the Lord Jesus Christ did for him, and how he could have eternal life, he told me, "I'm going to read this!"  We briefly introduced ourselves, and he left to catch up with his group.  Thank God he didn't just "go with the flow" of his group.  Pray that the Lord has, and will, open his eyes to the truth of the gospel.

Thanks again for praying, enjoy the video!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

2015 End of Year Update

Since the last update we have evangelized the Hartford Marathon and other events, seen some souls come to Christ, provided many who needed a Bible with one--Spanish as well as English, and distributed countless tracts and John & Romans as well as continued to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ!

We closed out the last Saturday of street preaching in 2015 with a good turnout and some good as well as not-so-good reception!

Seven men were on Main St. to preach the gospel this past Saturday, praise the Lord!

The not-so-good reception came in the form of a young woman who claimed to be a Christian and argued that our banners and signs were not at all good Christian behavior, and that we were all a "bunch of @#!!%* fakes!"  When we challenged HER behavior as un-Christian she began to get really irate!  I calmly asked her that if she was a Christian as she claimed, could she please tell me what the gospel was.  She then threatened to "punch me in my @#$!% face!"  Needless to say, there wasn't much point in continuing the conversation, but she got a good 10 minute message while she was waiting for her bus as we preached on the sidewalk.

A second man we met initially refused a tract, but when questioned stopped to talk.  He claimed that he trusted only in Christ for his salvation, but when Herb asked what he would reply when standing before God, he responded, "I've done the best I could do."  It was his own admission that he was relying on himself that allowed us a very good opportunity to present the gospel, and by the time he had to leave, you could see that the lights were going on in his head, and hopefully in his heart as well.  His name was George.  He ended up taking a tract, and thanking us for explaining to him "the way of God more perfectly" as it were.

John Stavola spent quite some time with a young man named Decarty.  He was very receptive, and left with a tract and a promise to read the John & Romans booklet we gave him as well.

The last encounter was with a man who spoke very little English, but who received a tract in his native tongue of Hindi.  He stood and read the tract, and then filled out the questionnaire on the back leaving his contact info.  He seemed to indicated that he received the message and believed it, but the language barrier made it hard to tell.  Pete is trying to contact someone who knows the language to interface with him.  His name was Ashok.

Thank you all for praying!  It's been a good year, and we're looking forward to what God will do next year!

Stay tuned to the PublickMinistry YouTube channel and Twitter accounts for updates as well.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Video Update - 6.27.2015

Below is a video summary of our work on the streets in Hartford today.  Pray for one man in particular, Jodi, whom we dealt with, as well as the many others who heard the gospel preached and received the tracts.