Posts Tagged ‘Salvation Story’

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.

Roxanne

May 14, 2015

Roxanne is a nurse in the hospital where Tom Curtis  is being treated. The first day that Tom was there he led Roxanne to the Lord. She once again is his nurse 5 days later and you can see the joy on her face as she now knows JESUS as her Savior.
Tom jokingly said that everyone of SOS workers and volunteers should have a stay in the hospital because it is a mission field. 

Psalms 51:13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

 

Victory at Strawberry Festival

March 9, 2015

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The little girl in this photo interpreted from Spanish to English so that her Mom and Dad could understand and be saved. She and her whole family accepted Christ. Mom and little brother were too shy to get in the photo but Dad was happy to stand with his young daughter to have their picture taken. This family of four will now spend eternity in Heaven.
There are so many stories of salvation to tell from Strawberry Festival 2015.
Eleven days. Early on rain and cold, then sickness and cancellation of some volunteers. But God had the victory and a total of 235 decisions were recorded. All of these converts will receive a Bible study and will have their names given to local churches in the area for follow up.
Praise the Lord for another year that SOS Events had the privilege of Serving Our Savior at Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Fl.

1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Pray for SOS

February 20, 2015

Great things happen when witnessing at events. One of the favorite events is Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida. The following story is from that event in 2008.
One exciting thing happened with two young boys who came in the booth to be saved. As Tom was filling out the card (we get name, address, age, phone # and a short testimony from each person who makes a decision) the 2 boys came back, each one holding the arm of their mother. One of the boys actually pushed his mother into a chair so Tom could tell her and their father how to get to Heaven. Both Mom & Dad received Christ and what a joyful time that was for this family of 4.
You can participate in the event by praying for SOS. Pray for souls and for workers. The 11 day event opens next week February 26.

Matthew 9:38
Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

Pedro Saved on Telephone

February 19, 2015

Many of our staff have signs on the rear window of their cars. Do You Know 3 Things God Can Not Do?
Pedro saw one of those signs and phoned the home office. Diana (SOS office manager) directed the phone call to Tom who talked to Pedro who was having thoughts of suicide.
Tom led Pedro to the Lord on the phone then Tom called a local pastor who immediately went to see Pedro.
Pedro is doing much better and now wants to grow in the Lord.
God brings people to SOS who need salvation.
2 Corinthians 6:2
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee:behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)