Hands to the plow - Fall 1999
The Gospel Proclaimed in St. Francisville, LA
`Bro. Charlie Kennon & Bro. Jason Kranzusch
Praise God for His glorious gospel that saves to the uttermost! I am thankful to report that God has continued to have a voice crying aloud and calling the inhabitants of St. Francisville Louisiana to repentance. Here at CFF we are seeking to fulfill the mandate of God to go into the highways and bi-ways and compel sinners to consider their ways in the light of God's holy law and the Great Day of Judgment. We continue to have many profitable conversations with those awaiting the St. Francisville Ferry. As of late, we have sensed the sobering and convicting presence of God. We have noticed that those who have mocked in days past are now listening attentively to the message. There are many who express their agreement with our message but think our method is offensive. However, it is impossible to separate the two. The message and the method are one and the same..."This gospel shall be preached..." It pleased our God to choose the foolishness of preaching and I am content to be a fool for Christ until He returns to vindicate His name in the earth. We thank you for your support and pray that you would walk worthy of our glorious God and Savior. "He shall see of the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied." Isaiah 53:11
The Sonic Drive-In
After the summer break, the local high school has returned to class, and with the new school year comes football season. Because of the increased traffic on Friday nights when there are home games, we are able to preach to more people during this part of the year than any other. In addition to the preaching, we usually have at least one or more lengthy conversations every time we go out. If you’ll remember in the Gospels, Jesus public preaching ministry would lead to profitable one-on-one conversations, such as His dialogue with Nicodemus. We have spoken with all kinds of people, the religious and irreligious alike.
“Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest?...” John 4:35
Visiting the Sick at FieldMemorial Hospital
`Bro. Sonny Keaton
Recently we started going into the hospital in Centreville with open doors. Our motivation is to do God’s will and that our Lord Jesus Christ will be glorified. Jesus said, “I was sick and ye visited me.” Jesus had mercy and compassion on the sick and healed all that came to Him. We visit patients in their rooms and pray for them. We also let them know we are available if they have any needs. We have even had some response of people asking us to come back. Our prayer is that God would burden our hearts more each day to minister to the sick and needy of our community. Please believe God with us for the gift of healing and faith as we testify of the power of God.
Proclaiming the Gospel in Woodville
`Bro. Jason Kranzusch & Sis. Hilary Rouse
Azalea Trace Apartment Outreach:
“Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men.” Psalm 107:31 Praise the Lord for His workings among the children of Woodville, MS! He is establishing our weekly “Sunday School” time with a group of children who desperately need a revelation of Jesus Christ. The children are memorizing Psalm 1, learning songs and reading the Word of God weekly as we meet. Please pray that the Lord would break the bread of this little offering to feed the hungry hearts of these children. May Jesus be glorified and these lives forever changed.
Treppendahl’s Super Foods:
This post continues to be a consistently busy spot with much street traffic and parking lot activity, so we continue to proclaim the everlasting Gospel to the gathered people. Truly, we have so many open doors, and what opportunities we do not take advantage of will be taken away from us. The heathen rage and conspire to totally break the bands of God from off this nation. The storm clouds of judgment are amassing themselves on the not too distant horizon. Persecution draws closer and closer with every stroke of our President’s pen. We must be about our father’s business. “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”John 9:4
Centreville Nursing Home Ministry
`Sis. Amanda Daniel
“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” Psalm 103:1I am so thankful to the Lord Jesus Christ for continuing to give me favor to visit the elderly folks in the nursing home. Although I stop and talk with several patients, the Lord has really burdened my heart for two particular women – Ms. Lubeal and Ms Bickley. I spend time with these ladies each week and I believe it’s a blessing to us all! Neither of them had a Bible, so, the Lord made provision for me to give each of them one. They are both so excited! We read, pray, and even sometimes sing! What a joy it is to go to those whom the world has forgotten – but Jesus hasn’t. Please pray for me: that Jesus would be glorified, lifted up, and that all men would be drawn unto Him. Also, that He would heal and restore these broken bodies and souls.
Street Ministry of Centreville
` Sis. Hilary Rouse
God is moving in unseen ways here as we continue to preach the gospel. One young man, who has been very foolish in his mockery of the preaching, recently testified to a sister in our fellowship. He woke up crying one night and asked the Lord why he was so upset. God, who answers by fire, dealt with his heart about mocking His Word. The young man’s disposition towards the preaching has changed. We are believing God for the increase of this harvest of young people. “...first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.” Mark 4:28 May God grant us patience and hope to continue.