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Joe Knapp

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« on: March 21, 2000, 05:27:00 PM »
A whole section devoted to Evangelism ! WOW!
I would love to hear whats working & what's not. Has anybody seen any success from ACTS 2000 ?

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2000, 07:09:00 PM »
Our church hasn't had much success in satellite evangelism since Net95. I'm happy to report that we have one strong interest in Stoneham, Massachusetts. The neat thing is that he told me that he had been praying that God would lead him to a group that was studying Revelation. Then he got our flier in the mail! I would rather see scores of non-SDAs attending, but I'd rather see one than none.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2000, 07:45:00 PM »
We have given up on TV evan., however last year someone found one of our eastside churchs on the internet. They came to see Doug B. . In the big city (Detroit) we have difficulty geting them back night after night.

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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2000, 04:05:00 AM »
I'm happy to report that Bill Ferrante today is worshipping for the first time with Seventh-day Adventists and keeping his first Sabbath!  He has attended almost all the Revelation of Hope meetings and accepted all that he's heard.  It's such a blessing to see God work in this way!
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2000, 06:48:00 AM »
Amen....that is wonderful news.

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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2000, 03:30:00 PM »
We rejoice with you Brother Craig in seeing
someone come to the Lord.

Dugald


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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2000, 03:37:00 PM »
Amen! Share our joy with our new brother and tell him he has a family from around the world that rejoices with him.

Richard

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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2000, 05:19:00 PM »
I am involved in a Van ministry. Today a person joined the Oakwood church thru profession of faith. It is realy no suprise. The people at Oakwood do all the right things. Small groups, fellowship,SS and more. It is the largest Church in the Detroit area. It also shows what momentum can do. When you get converts in they are workers & through their efforts more are brought in.

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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2000, 04:06:00 PM »
 Acts 2000
  My ministry is  supplying video tapes, 1 week later from actual time....we have a small group, but 5 non SDA members attending..a follow-up from Net 99...2 of leaders work in prison, and are also showing Mark Finley to 5+ prisoners...We expect good results...a branch SS has started also from this group...EVERY Sabbath. PTL!
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2000, 08:03:00 PM »
I love hearing success stories. Here in Michigan we are getting ready for the ASI convention in Aug. On april 8 we will begin the seed planting. The Grand Rapids area will be the target. The MI conf, has called for volunteers. We will distribute 100,000 new magizines. They are requesting 1000 vol.
We will be coming from all over the state to Go D. To D. on that day. Andrews & the two academy's will also participate. It sounds quite exciting. Please keep us in your prayers.

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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2000, 08:25:00 PM »
Brother Joe, share with us the conncection between the seed planting in April and the August ASI meeting.  :)

Richard

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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2000, 02:39:00 PM »
ASI will be holding an Evangelism program before & during the convention. Last year it was quite successful even though they were not encouraged by the locals. This conference is excited.

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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2000, 06:25:00 AM »
Our church here in Tawas City,Mi. has also given up on TV evangelism,we do more D to D and seem top get a lot better response.
My son in law in Muskegon is involved in a new church planting in their area.
The last real response we had to television was in '96.
Guess to many are getting annoyed with tv evangelists.

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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2000, 09:28:00 PM »
Dear Gerry,

Sounds like its time to give the medical ministry a chance for evangelism.

Sincerly
Dugald


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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2000, 05:27:00 AM »
It is nice to read what the Lord is doing around this country. We here in So. Berwick Maine have seen alot of activities with ACTS2000. On opening night we had 10 non-adventists came to our house. We have been meeting here since September 5, 1998. Each week we use 3ABN Sabbath School at Central (Sacramental) then the Worship Hour on ACN along with all the specials that they run. Ministry Professional Seminar, Flordia Campmeeting and many others specials. We have been blessed. We have had 7 baptized and have made over 100 contacts with people who have come visited us. We have a Discover Bible School where 10 people have completed the course along with maybe 20 others who have signed up but never finished. Getting back to ACTS2000. We had a drop off after the first weekend. But a family of 4 has started to come each Sabbath for the last three weeks. We have also given out over 20 video tapes of these meeting to those who didn't come. We have made over 50 phone calls to those who have viewed It Is Written program. We got a list from them and have really have a good list of people who are searching. We would like to see more but sometimes it is seed planting time in alot of cases. Our job is to act on those whom He brings into our lives.

Just yesterday April 6th we needed our piano tuned. We found out that he watches Mark Finley each week!! We shared a video tape with him and praying that will because friends. What a joy to see the Lord work in so many ways. We need only to pray Lord used us and He will bring people into our lives to help, listen, and to encourage. Many are just waiting to see us reflect His love.

I have another great experience that I would love to share with you folks. About a month ago I saw an ad in the local newspaper about a church having Bible Studies in three difference locations. So I prayed Lord do you want us to sign up to meet new friends? The answer came back and it was yes. So with the directions from the Holy Spirit we call and got directions etc. It was on Sunday night and ACTS2000 only had one Sunday night meetings. So I said why not??? This will blow your minds. When we walk into the home on the kitchen table was two Uncle Arthur's Bedtimes story books!!! Wow I didn't say anything but that was surely a confirmation that we had followed the Lord Spirit. Well it has turned out to be a wonderful blessing. The group consist of a family of 3 plus a son and daughter in law along with another lady. They are such wonderful and dedicated Christians. They are of the Assembly's of God faith but they really believe alot of what we believe. We are gaining their confidence and not trying to show them what is right or wrong. The Holy Spirit is working and we are starting to be good friends. Please pray for them. Their pastor go out each Sabbath morning and they go up and down the main street praying for all the house and people in their city for Christ. Man I just can't wait to study with them each Sunday night. Oh BTW they are studying Chritian character!!!
To date they have never asked us what faith group do we belong to. We will tell them but I can see that the Lord wants us to be friends first and not put up on barriers.

Sorry for such a long post but we can see how the Lord is really pouring out His Spirit in our lives and those we are allowed to meet. At times we do have trials but we focus on the victories!!!

John & Sheryl


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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2000, 06:03:00 AM »
No need to apologize for what the Holy Spirit is doing! Our people need more such testimonies of God's leading in our lives. How much does Jesus want us to know that He wants to duplicate what you are doing a thousand times over all around the world. Yes, there are difficulties in the church, but does this stop God's people from doing personal evangelism? The work will be finished in such a manner. When we as families take up our responsibilities to live and share the truths entrusted to us as a people.

Thank you Brother John and Sister Sheryl for sharing. Would you please repost your testimony of God's working in the Missionary Testimony topic in the testimonies forum. It will be seen by more of the members there and the blessings multiplied.  :)

May we add the AG family to our prayer list in the prayer forum?

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