Archive for the ‘Pastoral Testimonies’ Category

Rev. Bradley Shares

November 21, 2009

  The Pastor from Mount Holly, NC shares his thoughts on the SOS Events ministry message and invitation to salvation.  If you have an upcoming event in your area, or seek an easy-to-learn evangelism training for your congregation or youth group, please call SOS Events to arrange for evangelism training.  SOS Event workers will come to you, or a Youth Camp program in Florida is available. 

Report from Sweetser, Indiana

October 6, 2009

Pastor Bishir in Indiana writes in his blog posting “Monday Report” on September 28th, “The last several days for me have been filled with some good things. On Friday I went to help with our James Dean Festival Outreach. We got there about 11 a.m. and spent the entire day until about 8 p.m. working our evangelistic booth. We teamed up with Tom & Carolyn Curtis of SOS Events who are seasoned soul winners and what a great three days of witnessing too and winning of souls for the Lord. On Friday it rained much of the day and the crowds were smaller but by the end of the day we had seen nearly 40 teens and adults give their lives to Christ. Each sincerely repented and prayed to receive Jesus as their Savior. Last night in church we were given the final count of those who received the Lord. It was reported that 167 people had come to know the Lord. Praise the Lord! What great stories behind each conversion. I will take some time this week and share some of these beautiful stories. But not only were people saved but more were witnessed to and the seed was sown and for many others the seed was fertilized. Thank the Lord His seed will never go return void.”

A Pastor writes

July 23, 2009

“It was such a blessing to see God work through the ministry that S.O.S provided! We shared the gospel with 181 people in only 13 hours…The Lord saved 13 of those people….We will continue to use this ministry in the future! Thank you so much!”

Double Blessing of Sharing – A Testimonial

December 14, 2008

Don Riegel sent in this testimonial he received from the pastor of the Wyandotte church event in July. 

“many people in our church family found SOS’s evangelism training very user-friendly and practical! For example, after watching Don lead her eleven year old niece to the Lord, one gal, although in her late 40’s, and still unable to read, miraculously, with the help of a friend, managed not only to comprehend all the SOS materials but better still, go on to use what she learned to share the message of salvation. Subsequently, she signed up for a course in English and is now well on her way to learning how to read. Recently, when asked what her take away was from SOS ministries, she remarked, `thanks to SOS ministries my spiritual life has developed more this past year [2008] than the last twenty combined!’

Trip to S.E. Ohio……….8/21/08 – 9/2/08

October 1, 2008

by Ivan and Dorinda Cardwell


God is really working in S.E. Ohio, and we were Blessed to join Him there for a couple of weeks in June and August of 2008.

The weeks in June were spent mostly just trying to establish contacts with churches, but we did make a couple of presentations and also set up at our Family Reunion……1 teenager was led to the Lord….the first soul saved at the reunion in 23 years!! PTL!


We went back in August to make further contacts…..the following is the report of this trip:

8/24 Attended Christ Community Church in Athens…..SS. and worship….spoke with Pastor about ministry.


8/24 Evening worship at small mission church in The Plains…..New young Pastor, Tim Coleman….made quick presentation after service to about 12….He was excited……

SOS to return to do training for future event.


8/25 Met with Missionary from Scioto Valley, Bill Wellman. He had invited several area Pastors…….one, Craig Brumbaugh attended from small country church in Hamden, OH……Gave presentation of “The Three Things God Cannot Do”, Both were excited. Craig requested training for his church…….set up for Oct.8……Don and Shirley Riegel agreed to travel down to S.E. Ohio to do the training at this church. Bill Wellman had lots of ideas where we could use SOS. He also said he would like make more contacts for SOS.


8/25 pm Met with Retired, former Scioto Valley Missionary, Cliff Coleman……gave him presentation and showed DVD. Very excited.


8/26 7:00pm Safe Harbor  Church…….Pastor Herman and Donald Shupe…… training for Bean Dinner Event to be held Oct. 4. They will train other workers from their church….. Riegels to travel down and oversee the Event.


8/27 1:00pm Appointment with Pastor Cliff Curry at Good News Baptist Church, Galipolis, OH. He had invited several others to attend. We showed DVD and made presentation. They were excited about “The Three Things God Cannot Do” and wanted to use is at a scheduled Fall Event they had coming up on September 20th. We trained three. Don and Shirley    agreed to come down and help with the Event. Pastor Cliff said that the three of them would practice several more times and gradually invite others to join them so they would have a nice group to work the Event with Don and Shirley…….PT


8/31 Attended morning SS and Worship at Rolling Hills Church, Athens. Pastor invited us to make presentation after service. About 12 people stayed……Will set up training at later date.

8/31 pm. Back to The Plains to present and train about 12 at the little Baptist Mission…..The church will hold an Event on Oct. 4th in the morning…….Don and Shirley have agreed to help with this Event before going in the evening to help with the Bean Dinner at Safe Harbor  Church.


Thank you for your prayers and support of these churches and our ministry. Please keep Don and Shirley Riegel in prayer as they prepare for and travel two times to S.E. Ohio to help these little churches with training and Events.

In His Service,……..Ivan and Dorinda Cardwell.

From The Heart

August 26, 2008

The month of June and July have been very successful for Carolyn and me as we have traveled through many states setting up new events and updating some of our supporting churches. We went to 2 churches in North Florida and renewed friendships as well as made some new contacts. Three men were saved in a gas station as we were pumping gas. On to the Atlanta area where we had a lot of motor home problems. Flat tires, generator that would not work and so it took several days to make all the repairs. As we sat in repair shops we never missed an opportunity to tell whoever would listen the “3 things God Can Not Do.” As we lost several days because of the problems we had to move on quickly.

In PA we prearranged to meet Pastor Martens, who met us and gave us a new print machine that we now can use to design many new displays for soul winning. He personally drove from NJ to make sure we got this wonderful machine. Thank you.

On to OH were we had opportunity to be on the radio program “Daybreak” at WPOS. Jake really promoted SOS and we are thankful for the opportunity.

We stopped at a Wal-mart and a man saw our car which has our phone # on it. He called, brought his 3 adult children into the motor home and they were gloriously saved.

In Indiana we had the privilege of going downtown Marion where in about 3 hours 25 were saved. Several of the Christians that came to help had never led a soul to Christ. The next day I witnessed to an 83 year old man who came to Christ. He thought he was going to Heaven because his wife was there and prayed for him. More later…

Tom Curtis

Montana Pastor sends his report to SOS

August 29, 2007

Final count for the county fair 110. One hundred and five cards were filled out with name, address, age and phone number. One card was representing a family of six who were all saved.

The board of our church said that we should reserve the booth for next year’s County Fair.  This was one of the better things that has taken place in our church in my 8 years here. 

People are more confident in sharing their faith now.  I am convinced more people would enter into spiritual conversations if we would just give them an opportunity to do so. 

The S.O.S. booth at the Fair gives people such an opportunity.  Thank you for all you did to help us become more involved in ministering to our community!

Pastor Paul