Please be in prayer for our ministry team as we go to The Bridge Church on the 15th of March during the Sunday school hour. I will hold an information session. This is the second such class I have held this year. Pray the Bridge church will have our team back to do a training soon and that many people will sign up for that training. Pray it will be informative, effective and powerful for the growth of the ministry.
From Tom Red, a Faithful Foot soldier for the LORD! Praying For God to give the increase and for all storytellers to have strong voices and keep the main thing the Main thing! Sharing the Gospel.
I'm working the Port St. Lucie County Fair (Feb 28 thru Mar 8) with Ray and the crew, really small tent with no overflow area but the results are Awesome!! Many divine appointments!!! Please pray for us!!! God bless you!!!
Your friend and Brother in Christ,
News from DENNIS W CLARK Regarding the Florida State Fair Results
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Thank you for your prayers. 5119 adults, teens and children heard the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ at the Florida State Fair. 2025 prayed to receive Christ as their Savior. Pray for the Holy Spirit to bring them into Bible believing churches to be discipled. The Saint Lucie County Fair needs your prayers as we minister to those who will come in to hear the Gospel of our wonderful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Just visited Macon Tent Rental to discuss replacement of worn out tent components. God is awesome! We have made arrangements to use a larger tent top with our existing tent sides. The new tent set up will provide a 20ft by 20ft ministry space with no center poles needed! It will require some changes to our tent arrangement, but will give us more space without upgrading our tent site! What an answer to prayer. In addition, we have made arrangements to procure replacement sides for the 10ft by 10ft tents which were damaged in the 2018 hurricane winds. What does this all mean besides not having a leaky tent? It means we have room more more harvest. Are you ready to help fill the extra space this year to reap? The fair is October 8-18 this year. Mark your calendars and plan to serve!
Here is a picture of me stuffing the current gospel tract with the Mailbox Club Card. Once this particular Gospel tract is depleted, I will not have a good Gospel tract to hand out. Please pray that I can have one designed that goes along with the Wordless Book presentation. I hope and pray to work with the Mailbox Club Team and others to create the tract in 2020! Also, I need to find a sponsor to print them!! Much to pray about.
Please be in prayer for the Florida State Fair starting this Thursday through February 17th. Pray for traveling mercies for all the missionaries coming in from various states. Pray God will draw many souls to Himself. Help all storytellers voices stay strong and to keep the Main thing, the Main thing! Sharing the Gospel.
It has been a while since my last post! Trusting God all the way in 2020 to provide ALL my need according to His great riches in glory by Jesus Christ. I just reserved my space for the 2020 GA National Fair! Save the dates: October 8 thru 18. Hopefully, it will be a bit cooler.
Some prayer request/concerns I have for this year are:
Mattie Lynn is conducting an Ministry awareness presentation in Dublin, GA. The purpose is to acquaint the group with the GA National Fair Ministry and to share the Gospel presentation methodology: The Wordless Book. Planting seeds to garner more storytellers for the Fair Ministry.
Mattie Lynn was a part of the Houston Lake Baptist Church (HLBC) team which prepared 211 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for the Samaritan's Purse Ministry. Many members of HLBC brought in shoeboxes stuffed with goodies for the kids. The team went through the boxes and made sure all items were as allowed and properly packed. Some of the boxes were so full, items had to be placed in other boxes! The team worked several hours and now all the boxes are ready to go to the children. On this years Moldova Mission, Mattie Lynn saw some of the shoeboxes which had made it to the little village of Anenii Noi. They were empty of course, since the gifts had been distributed to the village children. Great to know the children received the gifts and more importantly, information about Jesus!
The 2019 GA National Fair is history. Of the over 500,000 people who attended, 4065 found their way to the Wordless Book Tent and heard the Gospel Story. This was no accident! God appointed them to be there according to His will. Some were already believers, but found a new way to witness. Some of those want to be storytellers next year. Some heard the story, but refused the free gift of salvation. Pray that a seed is planted and they will someday accept Christ. Most exciting are the number of salvations. 1022 people accepted Christ!. There were 262 children, 599 teens, and 161 adults who professed. Praise God! A bountiful harvest indeed! The 2020 fair is less than a year away! You can be a part of this exciting work. Contact Mattie Lynn Coonce to learn how.
Here are a few more pictures of the Fair. The first is of Jean Snow, the original "Fair Lady." She is 88 and not too old to share the Gospel! In fact, we had another faithful storyteller this year who is 90! God can use anyone to tell the Story. Next is Missionary Eric with new story teller Lisa sharing the Gospel. She is on fire for this ministry! The next picture is of one of our new Spanish speaking storytellers, Carolina, sharing with a group. We were so blessed to have several Spanish speaking storytellers this year to witness. In previous years, many Spanish speaking people would pass the tent by because we had no one to witness to them in their language. The next two pictures are of believers who came into the tent and received "commisioning books." Developed by Eric, with inputs from many seasoned storytellers, the books provide step-by-step training and a script for using the Wordless Books These folks will use these tools to tell others about Christ! The last picture is of several of our Florida based missionaries leaving on the last day of the Fair. So long until next year!
Here is a pic of the daily tallies and the totals.