Archive for March, 2014

Youth

March 11, 2014

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The girl in this picture is Beka, 15 years old and already a soul winner. The 2 young men got saved at Strawberry Festival. There was a total of 213 decisions this year.
Beka loves to be in the booth and started when she was 13. She also works in the office after school 2 days a week. Beka is a great example to other teens.
The youth of America needs to be busy about the Lord’s business.

1 Timothy 4:12
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Spring Ahead, Fall Back

March 10, 2014

Time change. One of the difficult things in life for me is the time change that we, in many states of the USA, go through twice a year.
Spring ahead, fall back is how we remember which way to set our clocks.
Man is always trying to improve what God has done.
God created the times and the seasons and before our lives got so “scheduled”, in simpler times, people got up when it got light and went to bed when it got dark.
If you, like me are finding it difficult to adjust to the new time schedule, let us rejoice that in Heaven there will be no time change. Looking forward to that Day.

Revelation 22:5
And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light:and they shall reign for ever and ever.

Jesus is Coming Again

March 9, 2014

“He came the first time to die; He is coming again to raise the dead. When He came the first time, they questioned whether He was King; the next time the world will know that He is King of kings and Lord of lords. The first time He wore a crown of thorns; the next time He will be wearing a crown of glory. The first time He came in poverty; the next time He is coming in power. The first time He had an escort of angels; the next time He will come with ten thousands of His saints. The first time He came in meekness; He is coming again in majesty.”
Adrian Rogers

Acts 1:11
Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Tornado Warning

March 8, 2014

Events like fairs, flea markets and other outside activities depend on the weather to bring in the crowds.
On Thursday this week, the weather report was not good. Tornado watches and warnings were broadcast most of the day. Rain came down and the wind blew.
SOS staff had prayed for good weather for Strawberry Festival and now we have Tornado warnings. Nobody will come to Strawberry Festival in this weather was my thought.
Our booth is inside a stone building, only one of 2 permanent buildings that are on Strawberry Festival property.
Where would people go to get out of this horrible weather? Inside the safest building they could find. Ten precious souls were saved on Thursday in just 4 hours.
My faith was small but God turned that bad situation into a BIG blessing.

Matthew 8:26
And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

Not By Works

March 7, 2014

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Enjoy the cartoon but the message is true. We must remember it is God that uses us as His vessels. It is not our works that save us, nor is it our work that saves the new convert at SOS events. To God be the glory for every soul that comes to Him.

Ephesians 2:8-9
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Faces of Joy

March 6, 2014

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A picture is worth 1000 words the saying goes. This couple, along with SOS worker, Randy, are just 2 of the people who have been saved so far at Strawberry Festival.
Four more days to go so please pray with us for a harvest of souls and protection for the soul winners.

Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life;
and he that winneth souls is wise.

The Cure For Shot Nerves

March 5, 2014

Thinking of something to encourage those who read this blog, I chose a book on hymns, “Then Sings My Soul” by Robert J. Morgan.
He wrote a forward “The Cure For Shot Nerves”. Thinking that is a catchy title, I read what he wrote about how the old hymns can calm the spirit and help bring peace to the soul.
It is rare in some churches to even hear the old hymns anymore and that is sad.
“In the Garden” He walks with me/ and He talks with me/ and tells me I am His own.
“Jesus Loves Me”, “Amazing Grace”, “I Need Thee Every Hour” and many more that encourage the heart.
Today, if you are stressed, feeling overwhelmed, or just plan discouraged, think of your favorite hymn and sing it, hum it or just let it flood your mind with how good God is, and soon you will find the comfort you need.

Ephesians 5:19
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Souls Saved at Flea Markets

March 4, 2014

Many people get saved every week at Flea Markets in Florida. SOS has a faithful team in Lakeland, Florida. They go to 3 markets a week and average about 40 souls a week.

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This is a picture of just one family who made decisions for Christ at the Flea Market.

Luke 14:23
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

The Lord’s Work

March 3, 2014

“Trust God as if it all depends on Him, and work as if it all depends on you.”
Bob Jones, Sr.
When working in a booth at an event, SOS workers know it is God who brings the unsaved in, and it is Him who saves them. However, we must work diligently to bring it about.
Several things must be done by SOS before the event can take place. The booth must be set up, kept clean, look attractive.
The workers must be trained, be faithful, get to the event early and most important have a heart for the lost and pray for The Lord’s blessing.
Whatever work we do for The Lord, Bob Jones, Sr. gave us good advice.

1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Good Example

March 2, 2014

Tom Curtis, founder of SOS Events has a heart for the lost. He always uses every situation to hand out a Bible tract or be a witness for The Lord.
Yesterday, we stopped for breakfast at a very crowded restaurant. There was at least a 20 minute wait to get a table.
Tom was coming out of the restroom when he stumbled and almost fell. His color was terrible and one look at him and even the people around could tell something was wrong.
A man came up behind him and would not leave his side until the manager brought a chair for Tom to sit it.
Another employee brought a glass of orange juice when I explained he must be having a low sugar attack.
Feeling really shaky and sick Tom still in the midst of it all, got tracts out of his pocket and made sure the ones that helped got a tract.
The manager of that Cracker Barrel then got us a table immediately so Tom could eat and after he got some food he felt much better.
What an example of a man that loves The Lord so much and has a burden for the lost.

John 13:15
For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.