Monday, July 14, 2008

Brookings, South Dakota outreach

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Dear saints,
Please be praying for the work of the gospel in Brookings the upcoming two weeks. The Lord has brought together a crew of about 20-30 believers to carry the gospel to Brookings, SD. We are trusting our Lord to open doors, touch the hearts of the unsaved, restore believers and encourage those who are walking with the Lord. Your prayers are an important part of this labor. The past week of preparation activities has gone well. In the mornings the thirteen people here for the outreach have been studying Haggai and Hebrews 1-4. These have been sweet times of viewing the beauty of our God andSavior. It has been encouraging to see the young people spend their late evenings sitting on couches or congregated together reading and studying for the next morning sessions asking themselves questions like... How can we contribute to the building of the Lord's house? What will be evidences of the Lord being with us in the work of the gospel during the next few weeks? Are we like Israel? They delayed in building the temple for many years before Haggai spoke to them; are we delaying in doing the work of being involved in the building of God's temple? What do we learn about the beauty of Christ in this chapter of Hebrews? What should our response be to all that He has done for us? Are we diligent to enter into His rest or do we act in unbelief? Etc.

This past week we prepared gospel packets with the help of local believers from Sioux Falls. We distributed invites to children's clubs at two parks. We prepared supplies for the next two weeks of evangelism. Along the way the Lord has provided opportunities for the gospel. Bob met a young man by the name of Robby B. who is interested in Bible study and visiting with someone about the Lord. Derrick is open to someone calling him to talk more about the gospel. Angela wants someone to visit her and discuss the Bible. Please pray for the salvation of these individuals and open doors for further contact with them.

Please pray for the following items during the next two weeks.

1. Open doors for the gospel.
2. Holiness in the lives of those doing the work.
3. Glorification of Christ in all the activities.
4. Working of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of believers and the unsaved in Brookings.
5. Wisdom, insight and grace to respond to situations and people during the upcoming weeks.
6. Discernment to do what the Lord would have us to do.
7. Unity among those doing the work of the gospel in Brookings.

Your labors together with us through prayer are highly valued and have an impact. We look forward to the time spent together and one day rejoicing together as we see the fruit from the upcoming proclamation of the gospel. In Christ, Brookings outreach crew

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