Archive for June, 2012

A Family Wanted To Know

June 28, 2012

family of believersTom and Carolyn stopped as there seemed to be a problem with the motor home generator.  They stopped at a rest stop where a man and his three daughters approached Tom.  The man asked about the message on the side of the motor home and wanted to speak with Tom about it.  They were invited to have a seat inside and Tom shared the 3 things God cannot do.  The man said he and his daughters were 100% sure they were going to heaven; they had accepted Jesus as their personal savior.  They had a short prayer together before departing company.

Meeting Troy in Johnson City, IL

June 27, 2012
Troy, after accepting Jesus Christ.

Troy accepted Jesus as his personal savior this day. 77 years of age and had not heard of salvation, nor of being able to have a personal relationship with Jesus.

Stopping in Johnson City, Illinois the next day, Tom knocked on the doors of four different churches. He stopped into a business across the street from one church, meeting a local businessman named Troy. Tom asked about where he might find the pastor of the church, explaining how there were no signs of hours or phone number or any contact information posted at the church. Troy wasn’t sure, saying the pastor was gone most of the time.

So Tom shared with the man about being in ministry and Troy shared with Tom that he was 77 years old and working in his last year of business before retiring. Tom asked Troy if he had heard about the 3 things God cannot do. Troy hadn’t heard, but said, “sure” when asked if he’d like to hear. Tom shared how He cannot lie, He cannot change and He cannot let anyone into Heaven unless they are born again. Tom asked, “Are you 50, 75 or 100% sure you would go to Heaven if you died today?” Troy said, “not at all”. If I could tell you how you could be sure, would you want to know? Troy said yes, so Tom shared the plan of salvation and lead Troy through the sinners prayer and the Troy received Christ right then.

Tom wrote down his contact information and explained the need for Troy to start attending church and that he would receive a Bible and a study in the mail. Troy then gave his permission to have his picture taken, that Tom could share the good news with others. Troy was 77 years old and had never heard of salvation or that he could have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Rejoice!!! Praise the Lord Almighty!!

Tom left Troy and went on to another church around the corner, and did find it open with people. They did know Troy the businessman, and were surprised and thankful for the opportunity to have their pastor follow-up with Troy. The church also expressed a desire to seek further engagement with SOS Events. Hallelujah! We celebrate the body of Christ and His Kingdom work together!

Arrowhead campgrounds

June 26, 2012

Wednesday evening after parking the motor home at Arrowhead campgrounds, Tom and Carolyn received a telephone call.  The women calling was distraught saying, “I do not think it is appropriate to have a sign like that on your motor home.”  Which sign are you referring to?  She said, “3 things God cannot do.”   Carolyn explained being in the ministry and this is what we do.  We go to events and tell people the 3 things God cannot do.  He cannot lie, He cannot change and He cannot let anyone into Heaven unless they are born again.  Let me ask you, “Are you 50, 75 or 100% sure you would go to Heaven if you died today?”  The women said she was sure and her life changed when she was saved.   She said she was trying to have a better relationship with her Mom and trying to have a closer walk with the Lord.  Her name was Mary and she apologized for getting upset about the signs on the motor home.   She was told we were happy she called, and then we had a word of prayer with her. The signs installed on the motorhome just days before leaving are working!!

Iowa Trip – Another adventure with the Lord Almighty!

June 25, 2012
Side view of motor home: Would you like two birthdays?

“Except that a man be born again…” Would you like two birthdays?

Tom and Carolyn started their trip to Burlington, Iowa this yesterday and headed out in the motor home fully packed and prepared for the Lord’s work at hand.  New on this trip, each side of the motor home has a different message.  They will be visiting churches along the way and working with churches in Iowa.   They encountered a little mechanical difficulty in Georgia the day after departing Florida, and the next day a mechanic in Tennessee resolved it by discovering a loose battery cable.  PTL!