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.
The really hot days are past and folks are coming to the Fair in droves! Nearly 3000 people have heard the Wordless Book Story and 759 have accepted Christ as their Savior! Just three days to go! Please continue to pray for the Fair and the workers that the work would continue to be blessed. Below are some pictures from the Fair. The first is of a daughter of a Storyteller leading her friend to Christ. What a friend! Look how excited she is! Next is a young believer, also excited about just trusting Christ. The third picture is of a very tired missionary storyteller. There is some rest for the weary when there are other fresh storytellers. These missionary storytellers come from long distances, some using vacation time, to work the long hours (0900AM-1000PM) every day in the Fair tent! The last picture is of a food donation from Sonny's BBQ, one of several local eateries that support the ministry at the Fair. many thanks to them and the others for their support. All of these wonderful folks will be recognized in a future post and I encourage you to support them with your patronage as a thank you for their support.
431 people have accepted Christ as their Savior and there are six more days of the Fair to go! Below is a picture of the "original" Fair Lady, Mrs. Jean Snow. Unable to come for the past few years, she is back this year and still on fire to share the Gospel with a lost world. Also below is our newest storyteller, Antoinette. Bilingual, she is able to witness in English and Spanish. What a blessing!
So far, 1037 have heard the Gospel at the Wordless Book Tent Ministry. 278 of those made professions of faith. Praise God! Please pray that more would come into the tent and hear God's Word. Also pray for strength for the workers. The days are long and hot!
The GA National Fair started Oct 3 and the last two days have been scorchers. But people are hearing the Gospel and receiving Christ. You can be a part of this Gospel outreach too! The days will be cooler now and the harvest is great. We need workers for the harvest. Contact Mattie Lynn Coonce at 478-952-2745 if YOU would like to tell others about Christ at the Fair. Below is a picture of the tent just before the gates opened Thursday.
Our next Wordless Book Training session for the year is happening soon! It is not too late to sign up OR just show up! If you want to schedule a separate training for your group, please use the sign-up under the Wordless Book Training tab above.
Where: Unity Baptist Church, 479 US Hwy 96, Bonaire, GA 31005 in the Youth Building
When: Sep 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM (thru 7:30 PM).
Big, big kudos to Lamar Colman for the donation of these wonderful bags to support the ministry operation. Also, many thanks for your generous financial support for the rental space at the fair. Without your support, the Wordless Book tent ministry may have not happened 2019. Thank you for these wonderful blessings!
Another big praise is the support of the Little Red Book Ministry in Spencerport, NY. These wonderful folks are dedicated supporters who supply our fantastic Wordless Book bracelets each year. Thank you SO much to Michele Feathers and her team for your AMAZING donation! I PRAY GOD WILL BLESS THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS. I pray the ones who receive these bracelets will use them to GO and tell others the plan of salvation using the color beads!
Our first Wordless Book Training session for the year is happening tomorrow! It will be held at Houston Lake Baptist Church at 6PM in the Fellowship Hall. It is not too late to sign up OR just show up! If you want to schedule a separate training for your group, please use the sign-up under the Wordless Book Training tab above.