Posts Tagged ‘Salvation Story’

Strawberry Festival Blessings!

March 4, 2023

God blessed in a wonderful way at the Florida Strawberry Festival when Alice’s granddaughter came into the booth and trusted Jesus as her Savior. (Alice is SOS Event Coordinator)

Alice realized it was her granddaughter when she saw a picture that was taken of the girl with Val, the volunteer who led the girl to Jesus.

If you have a loved one that does not know Jesus then pray that they will have the opportunity to accept Jesus by hearing the gospel from someone.

Family and close friends sometimes will listen to a stranger when they will not listen to you. God is faithful and He will send someone to your loved one. He loves them even more than you do.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

Limerick, Pennsylvania

August 17, 2022

The SOS Events Team in Pennsylvania went to the Limerick Community Day.

They had the privilege of leading 2 people to knowing Jesus as their Savior. Also, one person had the assurance of salvation.

Sometimes we look at the results from an event and are disappointed because more people did not come into the booth to hear the gospel. But it is not our responsibility to bring them in. We must remember that there is rejoicing in Heaven over one person that repents.

Was Limerick Community Days a success? Absolutely! Let us rejoice together and thank you Pennsylvania Team for your faithfulness.

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Luke 15:7

What is your story?

January 21, 2021

Everyone who is saved has a story. How did you come to know the Savior, Jesus?

There are many testimonies that have been told:

A man who went by a church, heard the music and walked in, asked the usher how he could be saved.

The little girl who went to church and when the alter call was given followed the soul winner out of curiosity and trusted Jesus as her Savior.

The man whose lost his son in a tragic accident. Before his last breath, the son asked his Dad, will I see you in Heaven?

The person who was about to commit suicide and picked up a tract, read it and was wonderfully saved.

What is your story? You need to tell it. Write it down. Tell it to someone in person or through social media. Your story could touch someone’s heart and be the very thing that will cause them to accept Jesus.

Witnessing Whereever

August 6, 2020

“Go ye therefore” means as you are the park, shopping, etc. I was going to the grocery store and this young lady now has a second birthday , August 5, 2020.

Ronnie Burlison with a young lady who invited Jesus to be her Savior. Ronnie is holding a new personal soul winning tool. Not available yet, but will be soon.

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.

Salvation for T-Rex

November 13, 2018

T-Rex Ryan was saved at a recent event. Sometimes people dress in costume for an event to welcome people to the event. This young man came over to the SOS Events booth to get pictures with the workers and he was curious about the “3 Things God Can Not Do”. He was not 100% sure he was going to Heaven. When the ABC’s of salvation was explained he gladly trusted Jesus as his Savior.

John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

SOS Events Alabama

May 27, 2018

This sweet family accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior as their daughter translates for them. We know God is in control and helps us get through the language barriers. This young lady also stepped over to another table and translated for a complete stranger, the love of Christ shined through her as she helped another understand the Gospel.

Carl Norton (in the blue shirt) is the soul winner.

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

Joy of Soul Winning

March 18, 2018

There is absolutely complete joy in winning souls. Yesterday, SOS Events had three volunteers go to an event in Seffner, Fl. It was not a huge event but the people that were there were friendly and the children were having a great time. A young mother came to the booth with her beautiful little daughter. She had been wondering how to be sure she would go to Heaven but did not know what she had to do to be sure. She recently had purchased a Bible trying to find the answer. When she sat down with the soul winner she was so happy to hear how her sins could be forgiven. After she invited Jesus to be her Savior the joy on her face was a blessing to see.

James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

God’s Plan

September 20, 2016

We sometimes wonder why our plans do not work. Carolyn and granddaughter Beka traveled to Pennsyvania to work at an event but tried to schedule an appointment with a church in New Jersey while they were there. After several tries to make the plan to visit the supporting church did not happen Carolyn gave up trying. She decided to spend some family time in PA instead with her son and daughter-in-law when the event was over.

Going out into the yard in the early evening, Carolyn’s son Steve saw his next-door neighbor and called him over to the fence. Introductions were made and Gary, the neighbor, ask why Beka and Carolyn were in the neighborhood.

The conversation turned to the display board that we use in SOS Events. Gary had seen the board and called it the Bean Toss for Jesus. Carolyn assumed that Gary was saved. However, found out that though Steve had witnessed to him many times, he had never accepted the Lord.

Carolyn then proceeded to ask several questions and finally said, “Gary, will you pray with me and ask Jesus to be your Savior.” He did and they rejoiced together.

Had Carolyn had her way, Gary would not have had the opportunity to be saved. God directs our paths and our plans if we allow Him to.

Proverbs 4:11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

Frustration to Fruitfulness

May 10, 2016

Frustration!! Tom waiting, waiting and waiting for discharge from the hospital. A special doctor had to be called and he was not there. 

Previously Tom and Carolyn gave one of the nurses named Judy a copy of the booth they authored “101 Salvation Stories.” She was a special nurse who really cared for her patients. She stopped in to see Tom in the morning to tell him that she was halfway through the book already and intended to read the rest on her day off.

Time for a shift change in the evening and that doctor had still not come. Judy came into the room to say goodbye to Tom and Carolyn because she would not see them again after his discharge. She said, “I want to be one of your stories. Can you save me?”

We know it is Jesus who does the saving but Tom held her hand and prayed with her. She accepted Jesus and was so happy. What joy on the face of that young woman. “Now I am one of your stories,” she said.

She walked out of the room just as the doctor walked in. Miracles still happen and God’s timing is always right. We as Christian need to remember He has a plan and purpose and the Holy Spirit is never late.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Alabama Salvation Story

March 14, 2016

We had a lady, Sam, gain assurance of her salvation at the recent SOS personal witnessing training at the end of the Jonah Bible Study at Eastmont a couple of weeks ago. Lynda Coley, a trained SOS volunteer, led her in that assurance and in documenting it. The lady made the decision to get baptized because of the assurance and when Jeremy Lynch went to talk with her about the baptism, he ended up leading her husband, Dale, to Christ!! Now he is getting baptized with his wife this Sunday!! They will have several rows of family there to watch the baptisms which means more chances for her the rest of her family and friends to come to Christ or rededicate their lives. Sam’s sister’s name is Suzanne and her parents names are David & Gladys.

SOS Events has many stories similar to this one. God uses various things to bring people to salvation. Training, events, personal witnessing and visitation are all things that are taught by SOS Events. All the praise belongs to the Lord. He is the One who saves. We are His witnesses and He brings the increase.

1 Corinthians 3:7  So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.