When I was a teenager, our church volunteered yearly with the Amazing Grace Mission. This is a ministry that travels to fairs and carnivals all over the country and sets up a tent for the purpose of sharing the Gospel. Churches in the area can volunteer shifts at the tent and pass out tracts while people are walking around the fair. Our church in Indianapolis was always ready to help when the state fair came around. Since I left for Bible college, I haven’t been able to help out every year like I did before.
Recently, my wife and I were traveling on deputation to churches in Florida. We got the opportunity to spend some time with friends who live down there. Before we arrived, they let us know that they would unavailable our first night in town, since they were scheduled to help at the Amazing Grace Missions tent for the Florida State Fair. My wife had not known about this ministry, but we both agreed it would be a great opportunity.
That night, we went to the fair and got to have some fun with W___ and B___ before our friends took the kids, while R___ and I manned the tent. It’s amazing how fruitful these times are, since you normally have to knock on several doors before getting to speak with someone. At the fair, there are crowds of people walking by the tent, and you get to talk with so many people in a short time. In just the two hours we were there, R___ and I got to share the Gospel with almost two dozen people. More than half of them got saved, and their information was taken down to connect them later with a local church.
A___ was the most memorable man I got to talk to. After a short conversation in front of the tent, he came inside to sit with me, where I was able to show him from the Bible how he could be saved. He had some questions about good works, but I was able to show him verses like Ephesians 2:8 & 9, which teach us that we cannot earn Heaven. It is only by the finished work of Christ that we can be saved. A___ eagerly accepted Christ then and there, and he was excited to leave his contact information. He promised to get into a good church and learn more about God’s Word. Many of you know that this is one of the most rewarding things we can experience as a Christian. Praise the Lord, someone told me how to be saved, and praise the Lord, I get to do it every day as a missionary.
Answers and Requests
R___ and I have been on the hunt for a good vehicle since we found out we will be outgrowing our SUV. It’s been a great answer to prayer that we have found a minivan that will work well for deputation. Thank you for the prayers you have given for us. Please pray now that we will be able to sell our old vehicle for a good price and sell it quickly.
We ask for your continued prayers for R___ through the pregnancy. Her health has improved quite a bit from earlier in the pregnancy. We are also praying for the timing of the pregnancy while we continue to travel around the due date. We only have wonderful praises to sing, as God takes such good care of us. Thank you for your faithfulness, and may God bless you as He has us.
Here for Him,