Brian and Liz Hebert2019-10-14T15:20:19-05:00

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BRIAN AND LIZ HEBERT

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Brian Birthday 10/01
Elizabeth Birthday 10/23
Brian & Elizabeth Wedding Anniversary

Brian

The Lord saved me at the age of 15 as a result of the infamous 9/11 attacks.  I had been attending the St. Amant Baptist Church in St. Amant, Louisiana, as a bus kid since I was five years old.  I remember being talked to about salvation often as a child, but I don’t think I really understood it.  When I became a teenager, my understanding of the Gospel changed. I knew that I was a sinner and that I must trust Jesus alone for salvation; however, my pride, rebellion, and self-reliance made me confident that my sinful lifestyle was okay the way it was without becoming one of “the church people.”  Yet, when I heard that the Twin Towers had fallen to terrorists, I didn’t feel so invincible after all.  As a result of that tragic day, I neither slept nor ate well because of the deep fear in my heart that I might go to Hell. God definitely had my attention. I thought, What if I had died in one of those crashes?  On the next church service that came around, I fell under the conviction of the Holy Spirit for my sin and asked Jesus to be my personal Saviour.  He has forever changed my life.

Liz

I was privileged and blessed to be reared in a loving Christian home.  My parents made sure from the time I was a baby that I was at church three times a week. My kindergarten Sunday school teacher asked me in class if I knew for sure when I died if I would go to Heaven. I told her, “Yes, I would go to Heaven,” and I honestly thought I would because my parents took me to church three times a week and made me behave.  She told me I would not go to Heaven, because being good does not save you. I realized I was a sinner and could not go to Heaven on my own. That day after class, I bowed my head and asked Jesus to come into my heart.

 

Through much prayer and listening to the Holy Spirit’s leading, my wife and I have decided to join forces with veteran missionary Brian Johnston and his family in reaching the people of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.  Bro. Johnston has labored for ten years in the Toronto area to win souls, disciple believers, plant churches, and build a strong, pattern church, the Gospel Light Baptist Church.  Our plan is to join his team in planting, multiplying, and strengthening churches all around the Toronto area.

St. Amant Baptist Church

stamantbaptist.org

10414 ACY Rd,

Saint Amant, Louisiana

225-675-5346

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919-399-9178
5914 Jameson Drive
Rougemont, NC 27572
 

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Brian Hebert Prayer Letter: Opportunities and Victories

Brian Hebert Prayer Letter:  Opportunities and VictoriesSoul winning up here is always a wild card, not only with regard to whom you are going to meet but also with regard to how you’re going to meet them. On our monthly Ministry-Involvement Sunday, our plan was to knock doors as usual with our door-knocking team, but those plans got dampened by rain. Having to make a quick decision, I sent our group to a high-rise apartment building that I knew would be open for us. This was where I met Isa, a Muslim man from Iraq. He was very courteous when he asked me and my soul-winning partner, “What is the best religion?” He challenged us on our belief in three Gods, a common misconception Muslims have about our faith, and I did my best to give him a Bible answer. Knowing the answer would take longer than we had time for, I asked him if I could come back sometime to discuss this topic. We emailed back and forth a few times and got a meeting set up for me to visit him. Our meeting got cancelled, unfortunately, due to a family matter he had to settle back in Iraq; we’ve recently reconnected as of this writing, and I plan to meet with him soon. Please pray for me as I try to witness to this man. This man is a devout Muslim, who chose Islam because he considers it to be true, not because he inherited his religion like so many do. He is open to talking about our opposing beliefs, which I hope will someday lead to him believing on the Lord Jesus Christ. His name, Isa, is the Arabic word for Jesus. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Isa could truly know his own namesake for Who He really is?!

Three of our recently saved young people have gotten baptized since I last wrote to you. Tony, Paul, and Jason, along with some members of their families, got baptized together on October 3. It was a very exciting and moving service. Tony and Paul are nearly finished with our discipleship series and are doing well. Jason, our teenager from Iran, has been going through the same discipleship materials, and he’s roughly halfway finished. These one-on-one meetings have brought up many questions, ranging from “What is a saint?” to “Can I lose my salvation?” Their questions are sometimes comical, while at other times, they are eternally significant. It’s so awesome and inspiring to see new converts grow and to see them learning things for the first time that I’ve known for a long time. These young men have even started going soul winning with our Saturday soul-winning groups to varying degrees. Please pray for these young men, as well as our other teenagers. We have some great young people. I don’t have the time and space to tell you about all of them, but they are amazing to work with. We need wisdom and grace to help them, so please pray for us. Our teenIMPACT program has started once again, and at the moment, we’re covering godly character traits. Soon we’ll move into a new topic that came from some of the questions about the Bible that I was getting from our newer teens. I’m currently planning some lessons to teach them things like How We Got the Bible, What Is Inspiration, What Is Preservation, Why Use the KJV, etc. I’m excited about the prospect of this series. Pray for our young people to grow in their faith and knowledge.

We’ll soon be taking a trip back to the States to visit our families around Christmas, and we’ll have a limited amount of openings to stop in for a personal update to your church if you’re in or near the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, area or the Southeast Louisiana region. Also, would you pray about joining us for a missions trip? Pastor Johnston has suggested some dates to us that would give your church a chance to help us in reaching our area for Christ. These are some of our big outreach days: May 27-31, 2020; June 24-28, 2020; and August 5-9, 2020. It would be great to show you what we’ve been writing about.

Pressing toward the mark,

Brian Hebert

November 12th, 2019|Tags: , |
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