Monday, July 6, 2009

Huntington Beach 4th Of July Parade

On Saturday we enjoyed the 4th of July parade at the beautiful home of Mark and Gina (from the CCCM evangelism team). We were there as a family and not in an "official" evangelism outreach capacity. However I did manage to pass out 200 gospel tracts and brought along my little acoustic amp so that I could take part in Project Ezra's First John on July Fourth challenge.
The challenge involved reading all five chapters of 1 John and then preaching the gospel. Since I didn't have time to do this before the parade started due to difficulty finding parking, I opted to read and preach as soon as the parade ended.

So, as soon as the "end of parade" banner passed, followed by the "sign guys" (see photo), I prayed with my wife, fired up the amp, and read 1 John and preached a gospel message to those who were packing up their gear to leave. It was glorious and many even stopped to listen. There was only one group of hecklers who ended up really encouraging me because they were on a distant balcony. I was worried that I would not be heard over the noise of the crowd but these helpful hecklers let me know that they could indeed hear me! If these guys could hear then hundreds of others could hear as well. Glory to God!!
Here's the audio from the reading and preaching:

Click here if you don't see the embedded audio player.

1 comment:

Paul Latour said...

Hey Jeff

Happy 1st and 4th of July!

I was looking forward to hearing about your July 4th work and glad that everything turned out the way God planned it to be for you. (How could He ever fail?) Good work!

I pray continued blessing on your ministry way down there, eh?