New Jesus Booth, July 2009

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

Hi guys. I just wanted to let you know that we have started up a Jesus Booth in our area. We display the charter as well. One of the things we have a vision for is to provide informational tracts (as well as straight out Gospel tracts). We just finished our first tract and I […]

Hi guys. I just wanted to let you know that we have started up a Jesus Booth in our area. We display the charter as well. One of the things we have a vision for is to provide informational tracts (as well as straight out Gospel tracts). We just finished our first tract and I wanted you to see it.

After engaging the culture we see a great need for good info to be made available to those who really want it. We will be making other tracts on How We Got the Bible, Church History, All Roads do NOT Lead to God, Homosexuality (a loving, Biblical response), and others. Charlie Campbell’s ministry has much to be gleaned from (AlwaysBeReady.com).   At some point soon I will send you guys some photos of us out in our community.

Thanks so much for the inspiration.we have set up 4 times now and are having incredible success!  People just flock to us.to mock of course, but many have walked away silenced and really challenged to reconsider the lies they have been told. To God be all the Glory!

In Christ,

Jerry Cesario

“This hope we have, both sure and steadfast; an anchor for the soul.”
Hebrews 6:19

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Pray for Sierra Leone

On April 28, 2009, in Jesus Booth, Newsletters, by sonserver

As you all know God has shown us a wonderful time of Grace in Sierra Leone. We have been tremendously blessed in seeing tremendous miracles and many, many people come to Christ. Yesterday we had our first setback in Sierra Leone…….. Yesterday, a group of approximately 1000 Muslims descended on our new church building in […]

As you all know God has shown us a wonderful time of Grace in Sierra Leone. We have been tremendously blessed in seeing tremendous miracles and many, many people come to Christ.

Yesterday we had our first setback in Sierra Leone……..

Yesterday, a group of approximately 1000 Muslims descended on our new church building in Rookbop and burned it down.

This morning Pastor Dewey and a team on 8 others are leaving for Sierra Leone and it had been the plan for the team to travel to Rookbop and dedicate the new building. Obviously, they will not be going to Rookbop…. and they are absolutely not in any danger.

As most of you know, Rookbop is the village where the man was raised from the dead and is where we have conducted several medical clinics, drilled a water well, and of course built a new church/school for all the new believers. The villagers had asked for a church and we also had sent a new Pastor to lead the people.

The information we have is that a Iman from another area had stirred up the poeple as the news of what is going on in Rookbop has spread around the area. He had sent a smaller group to Rookbop and threatened to burn down the church, but the people of Rookbop had rejected them and told them to leave. They also contacted the authorities, because the elders had heard that others where coming back to stir up trouble.

The police sent 3 or 4 officers to assess the problem. While the police were still in Rookbop, a large group estimated to be about 1000 people, came and told them that everyone should leave the village or they would be killed. Then the mob set the church on fire and knocked down the ruins.

WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD.

The enemy is mad at what God is doing. This kind of thing is to be expected when we are making such great progress for the Kingdom of God.

I would ask that everyone pray. Our team is as safe as ever, but let us sincerely take time to pray for them.

Also, let’s pray for Hassan and all of our friends in Sierra Leone.

Hassan and I have discussed our response and strategy.

We are taking a humble posture. We are calling a Moritorium on all of our activities in the Rookbop area until the authorities have investigated everything and handled it amongst themselves through proper channels. We will make every attempt to stay under the radar on this and we will re-establish that we have come to “Be a Blessing”. We have not come to fight the Muslims. We have come to “Be a Blessing”. To ” Be a Blessing” will be our mantra.

I believe the people of Rookbop will stand up for Christ and for justice. I know that our best strategy at this time is that we leave it in the hands of our God.

Apparently this Iman has tried to “radicalize” the Muslims, which in the past,has not been a big problem in Sierra Leone.

I do not want this event be a rallying cry to “radicalize” Christians. We are the people of God, we are not there to bring a fight, we are there to bring the Light. We are there to establish Jesus as the Prince of Peace and the Lord of Sierra Leone and the world. Hopefully we are already “fully dedicated followers of Christ”, as Craig Groeshel, puts it and we do not need to be “radicalized”.

Pray with me and our friends of Sierra Leone. God is still in control. He will see that justice is done. The Bible says to pray for our enemies, so let us pray for those who perpetrated this terrible act and those who lead them. May they all come to know Christ and the Wonderfulness of His Grace.

Let us all pray.

Until all have heard,

Steve Hollingsworth, President

4 H.I.M.
2410 W. Memorial Rd
Suite C #133
OKC, OK 73134
405-473-3214
okc4him@yahoo.com

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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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Its a New Year!

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

We finally did it! A Jesus Booth Ministries, Inc. Blog page. We hope this will be a better, more efficient way of keeping you all updated. So, here we go… 2008 WAS FILLED WITH MANY NEW EXPERIENCES/EVENTS… * JESUS BOOTH MINISTRIES ALVA, SCOTLAND SEPTEMBER, 2008 Alva Illuminations: David Fraser took out the booth and a […]

We finally did it! A Jesus Booth Ministries, Inc. Blog page. We hope this will be a better, more efficient way of keeping you all updated. So, here we go…

2008 WAS FILLED WITH MANY NEW EXPERIENCES/EVENTS…

* JESUS BOOTH MINISTRIES ALVA, SCOTLAND SEPTEMBER, 2008

Alva Illuminations: David Fraser took out the booth and a Puppet of Joseph to the Alva Glen Illuminations in Alva, Scotland. This fun family fair is a community gathering where they light up the cleft in the rock caused by Alva Burn ( a freshwater stream that cuts through the Mighty Ochil Hills and flows on through the town. We preached the Gospel at the headwaters to the town, literally!

With LCI in Stirling: Alva Baptist Church teamed up with Life Connections International to reach out to the community in nearby Stirling. Jesus Booth is such a compatible means for reaching out to people; because it represents an invitation to a conversation rather than some ‘Christian’ intruding with an agenda.
We know that others share our zeal for the Lord and have effective methods to reach the lost. But the Scots really warmed up to this presence of the body of Christ and saw us as a public service. The booth declares the gospel by its very presence and the demeanour of the occupant. Then when we get to give an answer for the hope that we have, that’s just so much more dear. People are truly hungry for the truth. What great fishing!
Thank you Nathan and Celia. Love, Dave

Please continue to pray for the Frasers and all that God is doing in Scotland. Here is a link to their blog for updates. http://www.firstlove.org.uk/

* SALLY TRAVELED TO SIERRA LEONE, AFRICA, FOR THE FIRST TIME.

It was an awesome experience that was life changing. She was part of a team of 16 that went with 4-HIM ministries http://www.4-him.net/. She took part in several medical clinics. The team provided medical assistance and prayer to the people in the villages and amputee camps they visited. There is such a need for medical assistance in these villages and camps because they have no way to get to a hospital or even a doctor. And if they are fortunate enough to see a doctor, they usually cannot afford the medication.

She and the team also stayed with the children at the Wellington Orphanage. It was an amazing time of getting to know the children and God knitting their hearts together. The children are amazing! They love the Lord and are an encouragement to all they come in contact with. At times, you think you are going there to minister to them, yet they are the ones ministering to the missionaries. The Gunn family looks forward to the day they can return to Sierra Leone, Africa.

A big thank you to all of those that gave generously so that Sally could go on this mission trip! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

* M.S. THE EVANGELISM DIRECTOR OF JESUS BOOTH WEST AFRICA.

We have been so blessed, because in 2008, we were able to bring on M.S. as the Evangelism Director of Jesus Booth Ministries in West Africa. We are still praising the Lord about that. Also, at the end of 2008, Sally was able to meet M.S. and his wife on the mission trip that is mentioned above. While there, she was able to discuss the needs for Jesus Booth Ministries, West Africa with M.S. and what their specific needs are. Sally was also able to see and experience for herself what their needs are.

* JESUS BOOTH FOR MEXICO MISSION TRIP
This was the first Jesus Booth with the banner in Spanish. I hope to give you an update soon, hopefully in the next newsletter.

* JESUS BOOTH IN BRICKTOWN~OKC, OK
We continue to set up in downtown OKC~Bricktown every Saturday night. Except for Winter, which is a season of prayer.

* 2009

As we begin 2009, we will be focusing on raising money for Jesus Booth Ministries, West Africa.

M.S. provided us with a detailed report of their activities, challenges and needs. I am posting excerpts from the report below:

The expected result of this ministry is to show that there is one body and one spirit, just as there is one hope to which God has called us, and there is one faith, one baptism, there is one God and the father of all. We have been saved, so we need to pass the message to each and every one so that the kingdom of heaven will rejoice.

Activities:
* We evangelize with the Jesus Booth
* We teach them how to build a Jesus Booth
* We train them how to use the Evangecube

We did all these activities for them to train others for the spreading of the Gospel.

Challenges:
* Lack of Materials ~(a)We need more Jesus Booth’s
(b)Transportation and lunch
(c) Video camera or camera
(d) Insufficient Tracts

(a)More Jesus Booths needed~I have trained several people in relation to the Jesus Booth but there is no sufficient Booth. So we need more Jesus Booths to spread the Word of God.
(b)Transportation and lunch~Public transportation are too expensive and I can not get to my destination on time and I spend lots of money on public transportation and I waste more time and spend more time on public transportation.
(c)Video Camera or camera~Video camera can help me show the life events of things that have been done during the Jesus Booth Evangelism and we can then send it all to you. For the camera, we can use it to take pictures of those that have accepted Christ as their personal Savior.

(d)Insufficient Tracts~After evangelising to people and leading them to Christ, we give them tracts to go home with them and they are not sufficient, we need more.

Recommendations:

I recommend that all these challenges are to be fulfilled so that people can get more willingness to do this work for the success of the ministry. I recommend that you help the guys that volunteer and are working along side me, so they too can be motivated to do the work.

Future Plans:

In the future I would like to form a team to go round the country and spend a week or two on evangelism just to win souls for Christ and this will mean transportation and lunch. I would like this to be in your prayers, we need a car or whatever can be provided. ~ M.S.

FYI: I have to mention that M.S. wrote this all by hand. It was such a nice outline. My computer typed letters do not even compare to his handwritten letter. It probably took him most of the day to get it down on paper. I share this to let you know that providing him with a computer was one of the needs. Well…God answered that one right away. Thank you so much to those that helped with the computer and getting it all set up for him. You know who you are and thank you for allowing God to use you in a big way!

We ask for your prayers in regards to the needs of M.S. and Jesus Booth Ministries, West Africa. It can seem overwhelming at times to look at all the needs, but we serve a big God, where nothing is impossible with the Lord. Our hope and prayer is to raise $4800.00 annually to cover salary, new booths, transportation and meals.

We are also trying to raise money for M.S. to buy a vehicle and a video camera that connects easily to his computer to upload videos and pics. This would be separate from the amount listed above. Again, we ask for your prayers.

There was an article in the Timesonline that was e-mailed to us in regards to Africa. We wanted to share it with you all.

We look forward to what the Lord has in store for Jesus Booth Ministries in 2009. If it is anything like 2008 and the years prior, then we better hold on tight. 🙂 We have been in awe of all that He has done. Our God is an awesome God!

In closing, please keep us in your prayers. If you feel led to support us financially, would like to be put on our mailing list or would like to request additional information, you can contact us with the information listed below.

Jesus Booth Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 13343
Oklahoma City, OK 73113
Tel: 405*413*0038
We thank you so much for all your support and prayers! Lord bless you!

Nathan Gunn

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