Jesus Booth Africa Flyer

On March 17, 2010, in Jesus Booth, by sonserver

The Great Commission 4 New Churches 1500 New Christians. New Hope! New Inspiration! New Meaning! What do all these things have in common? They are all the result of how the Lord can take the smallest things and make them great! Los Angeles, California 1997. Nathan Gunn received a calling.  A directive to begin a […]

The Great Commission

4 New Churches

1500 New Christians.

New Hope!

New Inspiration!

New Meaning!

What do all these things have in common?

They are all the result of how the Lord can take the smallest things and make them great!

Los Angeles, California 1997. Nathan Gunn received a calling.  A directive to begin a street ministry aimed at reaching out to the lost and un-churched.  Stepping out in Faith and with meager means…Jesus Booth Ministries was founded.

The concept was simple. Construct a mobile booth, set it up on a highly trafficked side walk, stand in the booth and share JESUS with those who inquire.

It was noninvasive evangelism… AND THE LORD IS BLESSING IT.

The team and the Jesus Booth traveled from the West Coast to the East Coast, from Los Angeles to New York and many places in between. Often times met with opposition, they continue to pursue that, to which they were called, and to which we have all been called.

THE GREAT COMMISSION

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,”
– Matthew 28:19

In 2007, the Jesus Booth made it’s first trip overseas, along with 4 HIM, to Sierra Leone, Africa.  You talk about opposition; the country is 70% Muslim.  The odds were stacked against them as they set out to find a suitable perch from which to offer this unpopular message.

Do you know what happened?

OUR GOD WAS BIGGER AND CONTINUES TO MULTIPLY THE REVIVAL IN AFRICA!

We ask that you would consider supporting Jesus Booth Ministries, Inc. by partnering with us in PRAYER for the following:

  • Resources for the evangelistic teams in Africa and support for the new churches that God is raising up.

The LORD has only just begun restoring the nation of Sierra Leone and we are watching what the SPIRIT is doing through Jesus Booth Ministries, Inc. and feel honored and blessed to be a big part of that process.  You may send all donations to :

Jesus Booth Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 13343
Oklahoma, OK 73113
(405) 413-0038

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Overview of Jesus Booth Ministries in Africa

On March 17, 2010, in Jesus Booth, Newsletters, by sonserver

During the summer of 2003, I met Steve Hollingsworth, president of His Healing Helping Hands, International Ministries (4 H. I. M.). It was through 4 H. I. M. that Jesus Booth Ministries, Inc. (JBM) was able to expand to several cities. From JBM’s inception, God was good to lead us to people with existing ministries […]

During the summer of 2003, I met Steve Hollingsworth, president of His Healing Helping Hands, International Ministries (4 H. I. M.). It was through 4 H. I. M. that Jesus Booth Ministries, Inc. (JBM) was able to expand to several cities. From JBM’s inception, God was good to lead us to people with existing ministries with which we could network. Each time we took the Jesus Booth to a new place, we were able to leave the booth with local pastors and church members to use as an outreach tool in their own towns. As a ministry, we were blessed and assured that we were working within God’s plan by the positive response we received from the people we met. However, in May 2007, JBM joined a 4 H. I. M. team to Sierra Leone, West Africa, and we were overwhelmed by God’s greatness in a way we had never understood or experienced.

As we arrived in Freetown, I was introduced to M. S., a local pastor. Immediately, I recognized M. S. as a dynamic leader who would become a key player in helping our mission team during our stay. In getting to know him, I learned that M. S. had been the janitor and caretaker at Wellington Orphanage, a home and school for over sixty children left orphaned by Sierra Leone’s civil war.

While serving at Wellington, M. S. also helped at his church and took theology classes in his spare time. His sweet spirit, quiet yet resolute nature, and servant’s heart made him the perfect person to head up JBM in Sierra Leone. The Jesus Booth, in its simplicity, was the perfect tool for a man with limited resources in a country torn apart by war. In providing M. S. and other church members with a booth, we took ourselves, our agendas, and our expectations out of the equation and allowed God to work.

While our team conducted a free medical clinic at a local church, we instructed M. S. and other local pastors, on how to build, set up, and run the Jesus Booth for the first time. During the two-day clinic, over 300 people came to Christ. In the history of our ministry we had never seen anything comparable. Content in our station to plant and water God’s seeds, we were experiencing a harvest of epic and unexpected proportions. Like never before, we were overwhelmed by God’s ability to change lives when we are willing to simply show up. God’s sufficient grace allowed the Jesus Booth to transcend doctrine, race and culture.

Any resistance or confusion we had encountered in the United States, whether it come from passionate Atheists looking for an argument or overzealous Christians who distorted the message of Christ, seemed to virtually fall away. Jesus’ words from Matthew took on new meaning as we, the few workers, began to witness a plentiful harvest. Up to this point, it was as if God had hidden his plan behind a cloak, lifting it ever so slightly to show us a tiny corner of the landscape of his love. As we accepted the challenge of overseas missions, God pulled back the cloak to reveal a panorama of fertile soil.

It was during that trip to Sierra Leone that I began to understand another part of God’s plan for our lives. Sierra Leone is the poorest country in the world. Destroyed by civil war, the people of Sierra Leone are literally sifting through ashes to rebuild their lives. Much of what spurs them on to work toward something better is the hope found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Spiritually, many of the people we met were what could only be described as joyful. They were quick to rely on God as their hope and salvation and his promises for the future.

What struck me as so powerful was seeing how the message of Christ offered by the men and women standing in the Jesus Booth, became complete or perfect when partnered with the work our 4 H. I. M. team was doing at the same time. In Matthew 25, Jesus says, “35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” When his followers asked him when this had happened, he replied, “45I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Jesus calls us to preach the gospel and to take care of not only the lost, but also a deeply needy and hurting world. I believe God blessed our efforts because we recognized both the spiritual and physical needs of his people.

Shortly after this first trip out with the Jesus Booth, we got word through email from one of the pastors of a truly miraculous event, reminiscent of what was common during the time Christ walked the earth. An illiterate widow who had worked in the Jesus Booth with M. S. in Freetown traveled to a remote village known as Rookbob to attend a funeral.

Before she left to come home, she heard that another man in the village had fallen in the fields while he worked. As the crowds gathered to see the man, the Muslim imams announced that the man was dead. After a medical official was consulted, they began to prepare the burial rites, wrapping him in linens and praying prayers for the dead. As difficult as it is to believe rationally, firsthand witnesses agree and continue to affirm that the man was unequivocally dead. Emboldened by the work she had been doing, the widow asked if she could say a prayer to Jesus Christ for the man. At first, the imams told her no and continued with their rituals. Persistently, she asked again and they acquiesced. After saying a simple prayer, the man sneezed three times and sat up.

Because of this woman’s faith, a man was raised from the dead. Soon after M.S. brought the Jesus Booth to the village and 166 Muslim people from the village of Rookbob became Christians on that day. Since then, the village, which had had no Christians before this woman prayed her prayer, has converted their mosque into a church.

For the people of Sierra Leone, the Jesus Booth has become much more than an outreach tool. M. S., who is now the pastor of an amputee camp and a missionary through Jesus Booth Ministries, is leading the call to care for his community with the love of Christ. He is building Jesus Booth’s and training others on how to use the Jesus Booth’s. Hundreds of people have come to experience hope and healing spiritually, and with the help of 4 H. I. M., many of them are recovering physically and financially through prosthetic limb and micro-loan programs.

Suddenly we find our ministry in an unexpected and exciting new place. As we prayerfully consider the near future, we are consumed with questions about where God will take us next. Aside from the work we will continue to do in the United States, we are already planning trips to Sierra Leone, Togo, and possibly India in 2009.

The success we have experienced with M. S. is awe-inspiring. Our hope is that God will multiply his ministry and allow him to find faithful, motivated helpers to come along side him and continue the tremendous work God has begun. With M. S. as a model, we are praying that God will direct us to similar men and women in other nations around the world who can serve as in-country missionaries on behalf of JBM. We praise God for His continual blessings, and ask that you join us in prayer for his guidance and direction in making this possible.

So often, our vision is limited. Even with clear purpose and the purest intentions, our best plan is mediocre when compared with the perfect plan of God. In reference to hardship, I have heard people say that God will only give us what we can handle. Likewise, sometimes God gives us one piece of the puzzle at a time so as not to overwhelm us, like Moses, with the glory of his face. My prayer for JBM, for the people who benefit from the ministry, and for anyone who reads this is that we are all overwhelmed by the bright power of God’s gaze and that our lives are a reflection of his marvelous light.

For more information about Jesus Booth Ministries or 4 H. I. M., visit www.jesusbooth.com or www.4-him.net.

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2008-2009 Sierra Leone Annual Report

On September 21, 2009, in Jesus Booth, by sonserver

Click here to view the .pdf report.

Click here to view the .pdf report.

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Tapestry Project Benefit Concert for Churches in Africa Sept. 17, 2009 @ Skyline Church

On September 15, 2009, in Jesus Booth, by sonserver

THIS THURSDAY JAMI SMITH, ART, COFFEE, and Lots of ways you can plug in and serve alongside us at the Tapestry Project. ALL PROCEED FROM THIS CONCERT WILL BENEFIT CHURCHES IN AFRICA!!! You can’t miss this event!!!!

Rebuilding the ChurchTHIS THURSDAY JAMI SMITH, ART, COFFEE, and Lots of ways you can plug in and serve alongside us at the Tapestry Project. ALL PROCEED FROM THIS CONCERT WILL BENEFIT CHURCHES IN AFRICA!!! You can’t miss this event!!!!

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Africa trip…Ghana, Togo and Sierra Leone

On September 15, 2009, in Jesus Booth, by sonserver

Nathan leaves to Africa the morning of September 17 along with Steve Hollingsworth from 4HIM ministries and plans to return on October 12. He will be visiting Ghana, Togo and Sierra Leone. He has been partnering with 4HIM in Africa, evangelizing and providing the local believers with Jesus Booth’s. He will be taking with him, […]

Nathan leaves to Africa the morning of September 17 along with Steve Hollingsworth from 4HIM ministries and plans to return on October 12. He will be visiting Ghana, Togo and Sierra Leone. He has been partnering with 4HIM in Africa, evangelizing and providing the local believers with Jesus Booth’s.

He will be taking with him, 2 more Jesus Booth’s for the believers in Ghana and working along side MS in Sierra Leone. While there, he will be visiting the three churches that were started in remote villages, through MS, using the Jesus Booth’s to share the Gospel.

It is a very exciting time! We hope to have updates for you all, while he is in Africa. Please keep Steve and Nathan in your prayers.

Thank you again for partnering with us.

Jesus Booth Africa Update

On April 15, 2009, in Jesus Booth, by sonserver

Sierra Leone Africa We are so excited to share what God has been doing and how He is using MS to be a part of a revival in Sierra Leone, Africa. As you may know, one of the many things the Lord has called him to, is taking teams out to different parts of Sierra […]

Sierra Leone Africa

We are so excited to share what God has been doing and how He is using MS to be a part of a revival in Sierra Leone, Africa. As you may know, one of the many things the Lord has called him to, is taking teams out to different parts of Sierra Leone and evangelizing, (using whatever public transportation they can find), with the Jesus Booth. As a result, at least three of those areas began Bible studies and discipleship for the new believers that came to the Lord. Each group has been meeting under a tree and each group has decided to build a mud brick church for their new congregation. They have everything they need, except materials for the tin roofs.

It has just been so exciting for us to see how the Lord is moving in this part of Africa. There are two areas we feel led to assist MS with; one is funding for the church roofs and the second is to provide MS, Jesus Booth Africa , with a vehicle. The cost for each roof is about $1000.00 and we believe we can provide a vehicle for MS for $3000.00.

As you know, we also provide MS with a salary, finances for team mission trips, building Jesus Booth’s and administrative costs. We know times are tough, but if you feel led to help in anyway, big or small, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your faithful support and prayers!

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Jesus Booth Africa Updates

On March 10, 2009, in Jesus Booth, by sonserver

Greetings in the name of the Lord! We have a few updates from Jesus Booth Africa. Emess was able to travel with 4HIM to Togo and Ghana and introduce the Jesus Booth there and teach them how to set it up and utilize it. We thank God for Emess and all that God is doing […]

Greetings in the name of the Lord!

We have a few updates from Jesus Booth Africa.

Emess was able to travel with 4HIM to Togo and Ghana and introduce the Jesus Booth there and teach them how to set it up and utilize it. We thank God for Emess and all that God is doing through him.

Here are some pics from his visit to Togo and setting up a Jesus Booth.



Please continue to pray for Jesus Booth Africa and all of their needs. For the Lord to give Emess and all those that serve along side him, the wisdom and favor to do what the Lord has called them to do.

YOU NOW CAN DONATE ON-LINE TO JESUS BOOTH

If you would like to donate to Jesus Booth Ministries on-line, you can now do that through 4HIM. Just follow this link

https://www.4-him.net/html/donate_now.php

once you are there you will see “for the benefit of” and you will see a box next to it that says “select” from that list choose Jesus Booth and continue to follow the directions.

Again we just want to thank you so much for all your prayers and support.

We should have more updates soon.

Lord bless you and yours!
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