Cross Canada Cruisers or "C3" is a Canadian ministry for college-age men to receive field training in evangelism and to be servants to all people. In doing this, they will be able to show God's love in an effective way. Another goal of this program include the encouragement of New Testament local churches to pray more and to be effectively involved in their local
The group of young men travel in two teams, each with experienced mentors. Their road trip extends over 5 months (May - Oct) from the East and West coasts of Canada towards Southern Ontario where they will be re-united for a final week of special events.
One unique feature of this program is the use of restored 1950s classic cars to transport the teams. The reason for this: these cars provide modern parables of each of the men's lives - they were ruined by sin, but reclaimed by Jesus Christ, and restored for proper service towards all people and for God's glory.
Please visit www.crosscanadacruisers.com to learn more about this outreach. If you would like to receive an 8 1/2 X 11 poster in PDF format as a prayer reminder, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. This poster includes photos of the team and the cars, along with the dates and 38 locations where C3 East and C3 West will visit.
C3 East is presently in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and C3 West is in Victoria, British Columbia. Updates from these locations will be sent early next week. The following is from the team as they completed two weeks of orientation at Guelph Bible Conference Centre in Ontario.
To all saints everywhere in Christ Jesus,
From the Cross Canada Cruisers,
May grace and peace be multiplied to you. (I Peter 1:2 b) Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable. (Psalm 145:3)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, (Ephesians 1:3)
We have been very aware of His blessing in the past week of evangelistic training. We have been reminded of His grace and mercy as we examine the Gospel of our blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, drawing from our hearts a love for Him that could only be from Him. The Joy of the Lord is indeed our strength.
As mentioned, we are being trained in the work of evangelism. We all have a common burden for the lost, and it's great receiving tips and "tricks of the trade" from those with experience in this work. Learning to fish for men is a delicate process. People are different, and one of the challenges is to tailor your message for your audience. That's the essence of what we've been
learning: how to be a soul winner; how to meet a person where they're at; how to show them the love of Christ, for it is only His love that can win a person.
We've also had our motives challenged. Are we going out to witness to as many as possible? Or are we going out to win as many as possible? It's possible to witness to many, but win few. If we're witnessing just so we look spiritual, just so we can say "look at how many people I've told about the Lord", we are doing it out of selfish pride. You might pray that we would be constantly reminded of the Lord's love for us, so that our motive is His love. We need to witness to win, to witness because we love people with God's love. It starts with a personal love for the Lord, for when we appreciate His love, and only then, can we love others.
It is with great anticipation that we look into the future. We hope and pray to see God work mightily through us. Emphasis on through. It's humbling to think He would choose to use us. He doesn't need us, He wants us. That's amazing.
Please continue to pray. We've sensed the prayers of the saints already, we cannot express our thanks enough. We're all in this together, and prayer warriors are as important as anyone in this work.
Pray for those we will come in contact with, that the Spirit of God would be working in their hearts to hear the Gospel. Pray that they would respond by putting their faith and trust in Christ. Pray for us, that we would be bound together with love. Unity is essential. Also pray that our message would be clear, that we would communicate the Good News with people. We have a life changing message, and we'd hate for anyone to miss it because of our weakness, so we need the Lord's grace in communication.
Watch for His appearing, press on toward the high calling.
Till He comes,
Dale Martin, on behalf of the Cross Canada Cruisers