Locking arms (and hammers) in ministry (Part 2)

03 Jul

This weekend five men from OBC traveled down to Wymore, Nebraska to meet the needCraig and Keith of a neighbor. The need which was mentioned in more detail at my previous post here. The work began Saturday morning June 30th at 7am and completed at 9pm on Sunday July 1st. The team of Craig, Keith, Tim, Allyn, and Barry worked as to Lord to get the bathroom completed by the end of the weekend. Throughout the weekend the family had several family members stop by to see what was being done and many of them expressed gratitude for what we were doing.

After we had completed the bathroom, I gave the adult daughter Tina one of the tracts Erik Raymond has put together and explained to Tina and Marvin that the tract will give her an idea of why we do what we do and what we are about as a church. Each of us shared the reason why we were doing this project for them and the gospel of Christ was presented. It is my prayer and the prayer of the team that this family would consider what was said and trust in Christ for salvation.

Pictures of the project can be seen at my Flickr account.


Posted by on July 3, 2007 in Praise, Prison Ministry, The gospel


2 responses to “Locking arms (and hammers) in ministry (Part 2)

  1. erik raymond

    July 3, 2007 at 11:02 pm


    Thanks for sharing this. Awesome stuff. Were the folks there pretty open to interacting a bit about the gospel?

  2. barrydean

    July 4, 2007 at 12:32 am

    Yes the daughter was very open to hearing the gospel. Marvin the homeowner had a stroke a few months ago so it was hard to read him. They did interact. After we presented the gospel Marvin commented that he had almost seen God on three previous occasions. I asked him what he meant. His daughter interjected that he had almost died three time. I then turned to Marvin and said “Marvin, I do not intend to scare you with this but when you do die and the bible says that it is appointed for each man once to die and then some the judgement. The bible also teaches that at this judgement God will separate those who have trusted in His son Jesus Christ for salvation and heaven from those who have trusted in themselves and those will go to hell. I ask that you think about which of these is you”. He just kind looked at me and nodded. Now at this point my old evangelism training would have pushed to get a commitment and another notch but I am learning to trust God with it. He will do the rest.


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