Manassas, VA—Gospel Trip, Report 10

February 11, 2019

Yesterday, we had a Bible distribution at Dunn Loring metro station from 3-5pm. We gave out 26 English Bibles, 23 English Basic Elements of the Christian Life, 44 tracts and had 16 sign ups. This was our last Bible distribution of this gospel trip. The weather was cold, but it was a sweet time having four local saints join us for this Bible distribution.

We ended our day in two different homes, and as always it was so sweet to blend with the saints and to hear their testimonies.

Today, we had a full day of sightseeing in DC. The highlight was visiting the Bible Museum with the saints.

Tomorrow, we will be heading home after the table meeting. We thank the Lord for what He has done in the past two weeks, and thank you saints for all your prayer and supply. We had such a wonderful experience laboring here with the local saints, and really felt like we had a foretaste of serving life.

Prayer Burdens:

  • For the proper follow-up of all the Bibles recipients from our Bible distributions at VRE Manassas, NOVA Manassas, Manassas Mall, GMU, GWU, Silver Spring station in Maryland and Dunn Loring metro station
  • For the establishment of a home meeting and a golden lampstand in Manassas

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Manassas, VA—Gospel Trip, Report 9

February 8, 2019

Today we had BfA distributions at George Washington University (GWU) in D.C and Silver Spring station in Maryland.

Our distribution at GWU was from noon to 1pm, where 19 Bibles were given out and 11 contacts were given to us. Our distribution at Silver Spring station was from 1pm to 4pm, where 75 English Bibles, 25 Spanish Bibles, 62 English Basic Elements of the Christian Life, 8 Spanish Basic Elements of the Christian Life and 74 tracts were given out. It was really a sweet and encouraging time, especially because more than 10 local saints joined us for these distributions. We praise and thank the Lord for all the seeds that were sown today. We ended the day by joining a home meeting with a family in D.C.

Prayer Burdens:

  • That the Lord would release the proper follow-up and shepherding for all the sign ups from these Bible distributions, and some would be added to the church
  • That the Lord would bless our Bible distribution tomorrow at Dunn Loring metro station from 3pm to 5pm

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Manassas, VA—Gospel Trip, Report 8

February 8, 2019

Today we had our distribution at George Mason University. We distributed 28 Bibles, 10 tracts, 8 Basic Elements of the Christian Life, and 26 contacts signed up. Following the distribution, we attended the weekly Christians on Campus Bible Study at 4:30PM. More than twenty students attended! During the spring semester the students will be covering the second half of John. In the evening, we attended our last prayer meeting of this gospel trip. May the Lord continue to bring these students week after week to reveal God’s desire and way to have His building.

Prayer Burdens:

  • For our BfA distributions tomorrow. Our current plan is to distribute Bibles at George Washington University and Silver Spring station. May the Lord gain remaining fruit through this time.
  • That the Lord would bless and gather the saints and new ones for the first home meeting in Manassas on Friday night

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Manassas, VA—Gospel Trip, Report 7

February 6, 2019

Today we had our Bible Connect event at NOVA Community College in Manassas from 2-4pm. Three students came. Our goal for this time was to build relationships with the students and to show them how to properly use the New Testament Recovery Version. We read Matthew 1:1, John 6:16-21, and Hebrews 12:1 with the corresponding footnotes. Although this was our last day at NOVA, we hope that the labor on this campus will not stop but that the workers, the full-timers and local saints, would be thrust out to continue caring for the students contacted.

We ended our day with a home meeting. After we enjoyed a meal together, we sang and read Life Study Message 26 of Ephesians. It is a great blessing to be part of the household of God! Tomorrow, we will distribute Bibles at GMU and will have a Bible study afterwards with the students.

Prayer Burdens:

  • That the students who came to our Bible Connect event would remain and continue to be shepherded
  • That the Lord may gain more students at GMU as remaining fruit to be added to the church through our Bible distributions tomorrow

Manassas, VA—Gospel Trip, Report 6

February 5, 2019

Yesterday, we enjoyed the Lord’s Table and prophesying meeting with the saints in Fairfax and were so happy to witness a student from GMU’s baptism afterward! It was wonderful to be there with many of the other college students and young people in Fairfax.

Today, we had another Bible distribution at NOVA Manassas, distributing 58 Bibles, 20 Basic Elements of the Christian Life, and more than 75 tracts. Two students prayed with us to receive the Lord! We were also able to distribute 68 flyers inviting students to the Bible Connect event tomorrow (2-4pm). Please pray that many of these students would have their schedules free to join us.

This evening, we joined the local saints for the first prayer meeting in Manassas! This time was very organic and spontaneous, and we were touched by the saints’ exercise of the spirit and burden for this area! One prayer burden from this time was for a home meeting to be raised up in Manassas. There are saints living in Manassas, but no home meeting there yet.

Prayer Burdens:

  • For students at NOVA Manassas to attend our Bible Connect event tomorrow, so the Lord may have a way to speak to them and gain them
  • For the Lord to move in the saints in Manassas to raise up a home meeting

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Manassas, VA—Gospel Trip, Report 5

February 4, 2019

Today, we had the opportunity to participate in two wonderful gatherings. The first was a Community Bible Seminar & Luncheon organized by a brother who meets in Fairfax. Over the last year, this brother began to publish articles of the ministry in a local magazine, Lifestyle, that goes out to residences and local businesses in the towns of Haymarket and Gainesville, which are newly developed areas bordering Manassas. Through the monthly publishing of these articles, the brother was contacted by a local businessman’s Bible study group and began to meet with them on a weekly basis. The second to last issue of the magazine invited readers to attend a Bible Seminar and Luncheon, which happened today. There were more than 20 in attendance, including saints and those who were contacted through this publication and through the men’s study group. The topic for this seminar was “The Assurance, Security, and Joy of Salvation.” It was encouraging to be at this event and to see some of the “reaping” from the ministry. We were even able to speak & give Bibles to the staff who served our lunch! This was a new experience for us and we learned a lot from seeing the saints’ endeavor to reach people in new ways.

Tonight, we had dinner and a blending meeting with the young people from D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland at the meeting hall in Dunn Loring. After singing together, we each shared our testimony with the young people and their parents, then opened the time for questions regarding the training. May the Lord win the heart of each young person for His purpose!

Prayer Burdens:

  • For A’s baptism tomorrow. She is a GMU student contacted through the club.
  • That the Lord would gain more local Christians through the ministry publications and that some of them would be brought into the church life
  • For our distribution on Monday at the NOVA Manassas campus
  • That the NOVA students contacted would be free to attend our connect event on Tuesday, especially the three who came last Thursday

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Manassas, VA—Gospel Trip, Report 4

February 3, 2019

This afternoon we had BfA outreach in two different places: the Manassas Mall and the VRE station in Old Town Manassas. At the station, there were not many people outside due to the cold weather and snow, but we were able to speak to several people and passed out 5 Bibles. Two local sisters joined us at the mall, where we were not able to openly display the Bibles, but had meaningful conversations with those we contacted. All in all, we handed out 10 Bibles, 3 Basic Elements of the Christian Life, and around 5 tracts.

In addition, we will have a BfA Bible Seminar tomorrow afternoon. The goal of this time is to reach people in the Haymarket/Manassas area who have been reading ministry excerpts published in a local community magazine.

Prayer Burdens:

  • That the Bible recipients from today would read the Bibles they received and have further contact with the saints
  • That the Lord would use the BfA Bible Seminar tomorrow to gain those who attend
  • That the Lord would keep us healthy and strong in spirit

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Manassas, VA—Gospel Trip, Report 3

February 3, 2019

Today, we had a BfA connect event on the NOVA campus in Manassas at 2pm. The Lord answered our prayer by releasing a room just a few hours before the event. It was an encouraging time as 3 out of 45 Bible recipients showed up at the event! We are going to have another BfA event next Tuesday (2/5/2019) at the same venue on the NOVA campus in Manassas. The three who showed up today indicated their interest in coming again next Tuesday!

Tonight was the first college meeting of this semester for the students at George Mason University (GMU). The subject of the college meeting for the semester is the “Crucified Christ”. Around 14 students turned up and we read portions of the ministry and also sang and enjoyed the Lord together!

Prayer Burdens:

  • For the Lord to release more to come to the BfA connect event on the NOVA campus in Manassas next Tuesday (2/5/2019)
  • For the students at GMU to know the Lord as the crucified One so Christ’s life can flow out of the students!

Manassas, VA—Gospel Trip, Report 2

January 30, 2019

Today we had the opportunity to distribute Bibles at the NOVA campus in Manassas. We had a very positive response, handing out 45 Bibles and more than 50 tracts. Many of these 45 gave us their contact information for follow-up and are interested in joining our BfA Connect Seminar on the NOVA campus this Thursday. In the afternoon, we were able to text these contacts and six students have already responded! Our day concluded with a home meeting where our trainee sisters were able to share their testimonies with the saints.

Prayer Burdens:

  • For the Lord to release a room and the positive contacts for our BfA connect event this Thursday on the NOVA campus
  • For the weather to be conducive for our Bible distribution tomorrow

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Manassas—Gospel Trip, Report 1

January 30, 2019

Greetings from Virginia! We praise the Lord that we are here. Our team arrived in Virginia on Saturday evening, January 26. After dinner with some of the full-timers and local sisters, we were able to meet our hospitality. On Lord’s Day, we joined the saints in Fairfax, VA for the meeting in the morning, followed by lunch with the saints and sightseeing in D.C. We were given a detailed tour of the Georgetown University campus by two students and then had a sweet time with the saints and dinner at a couple’s house nearby. The saints are really burdened for this campus, and although there is no team serving there, we heard their encouraging report from the first student meeting with Georgetown students.

Today was our first day of BfA distribution. We began the day in coordination with the team of six saints, followed by a time of fellowship and preparation for the distribution. During this time, we got to hear the history of the churches and the history of the team in this region. We also began to share our testimonies with the full-timers and got to hear two of theirs.

We will be spending about half of our time on the campuses here and the other half in distributions among the community. We spent two hours at a Virginia Railway Express stop (train station) in Old Town Manassas, where we distributed 20 Bibles! It is very encouraging that some local saints came and joined us during this time. Overall, we had a positive response, especially from one student who attends NOVA (Northern Virginia Community College) in Manassas. We hope to see her this upcoming Thursday at BfA Connect on her campus.

Prayer Burdens:

  • For the 20 Bible recipients to read their Bibles and develop an appetite for the Word
  • That the Lord would cover the weather for our outdoor distributions this week (snow/ice predicted tomorrow and Wednesday)
  • For the Lord to bless our going out on the NOVA campus tomorrow and to bring us many open and hungry students

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Manassas, VA—Gospel Trip, Report 5

February 9, 2018

We arrived in Wilmington, Delaware on Lord’s Day (February 4), where we had a sweet time of dinner, fellowship, and blending with the saints in Wilmington, Delaware.

As trainees, we were asked to share a bit of our experiences in the training or the recent gospel trip, seeing as we are at the last end of the trip. Then the saints shared on the history of the church in Wilmington, and also their burden with us concerning the gospel outreach.

Yesterday (February 5), we had coordination in the morning as a team and with local saints. We then went to distribute Bibles and literature. We had four teams of about 4-5 saints. Three teams were set to contact students by being located on Main St, which was a central street that ran right through campus. One other team set up a table in front of a grocery store to contact the students, as well as those in the community. We found that there were many warm contacts that would like to be contacted further. Many were so happy to receive a study New Testament Recovery Version. We were able to distribute 58 New Testament Recovery Versions.

Today (February 6), we have split up our team of six. Three are traveling to Richmond, VA and then three are traveling to Pittsburgh, PA. Please pray during our time in our respective cities that we would be blent with the saints and be in one accord, so that the Lord would have a way to pour out His blessing.

Prayer Burdens:

  • That the the Lord would increase in life and in number in the church in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • The saints would be encouraged and strengthened. To be burdened to continue to go out to the communities and college campuses to contact people for the sake of the gospel.
  • The Lord would raise up a group of vital students at the University of Delaware campus, and also release saints to labor and continue to reach out to all the warm contacts.
  • That the Lord’s hand would follow His Word, and that every recipient would open the New Testament Recovery Version or read the tract that they received.

Manassas, VA—Gospel Trip, Report 4

February 5, 2018

On Thursday Feb. 1, we had an opportunity to table at George Mason University during the day. Then in the evening we joined a college meeting with students and full-timer’s at George Mason University. We had such a sweet time of fellowship.

Our team arrived yesterday morning to Baltimore, Maryland. We had lunch and prayer with the local saints. Afterwards we visited Johns Hopkins University and distributed Bibles and tracts to students and even a few individuals from the surrounding community. We were able to pass out 33 New Testament English Recovery Versions in less than 30-degree weather. We also handed out 20 tracts.

Highlights:

  • We spoke to a student who was a Christian who at the time was reading through Revelation. We opened up the Recovery Version to Revelation 2:7, and the student was very impressed with the footnote about the Tree of Life and also the amount of footnotes that were there.
  • We spoke to another student, whom upon meeting said he had just started reading the Bible online because he had been seeking for direction but did not have a physical Bible. We gave him the Bible and spoke to him about Jesus being in his boat.

As a team we were really strengthened and encouraged with the conversations with students that we had even though it was very cold. They were willing to stop and engage in a conversation.

This Saturday we had coordination with the local saints and some saints that traveled from other areas in Baltimore to distribute Bibles in the community centers. One distribution team was at a grocery store and another was at a local farmers market. We distributed between the two locations 32 Bibles.

Prayer burdens:

  • Please pray that the Lord would go on and release what needs to be released for the saints to labor on the campuses in their retrospective cities. (George Mason University, Fairfax VA/ Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore/ University of Maryland Baltimore).
  • Please pray that the recipients of the Bibles would read the Bible, be open for further contact, and be connected with the saints in the area.

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February 2, 2018

On Wednesday, as a team we traveled to the DC area. We were joined by many local saints and some college students for a Bible and literature distribution. We set up two distribution locations. One was at the Brookland Metro station near a Catholic University, where there was much traffic of people from the community, as well as students. The second distribution location was on the outskirts of Howard University right outside the school’s Barnes and Noble Bookstore. We passed out Bibles, tracts and were able to have many meaningful conversations with many individuals and with many wanting further contact. This was the first time that anything had been done close to these campuses and we found that students and even ones from the community are very open.

At Howard University we distributed 60 English New Testament Recovery Versions and 4 Spanish Versions. At the Metro station we distributed 105 English New Testament Recovery Versions.

A highlight for our team we feel was being able to speak and have conversations with the Bible recipients. Having the opportunity to have conversations with so many different people in all different stages. We were touched and encouraged that the Lord’s Word will not return void, and His Word is able to meet every man’s case.

At the end of our day, we joined the prayer meeting of the church in DC. We we had some strong prayer for all the contact information that we received and all the recipients of the Bibles. Please pray that the Lord would really strengthen the saints here to continue going out into the community and to look to the Lord as to how to take care of all the positive contacts.

Prayer Burdens:

  • Please pray that the saints would be encouraged and strengthened to keep going out in a regular way to allow the Lord to flow in the District of Columbia.
  • Please pray that the Lord would brood until there is life over all the ones contacted and that there would be a way practically to release the care and shepherding needed to bring the called out ones into enjoyment of Christ.

Thank you for all your prayers!

Manassas, VA—Gospel Trip, Report 2

February 2, 2018

Yesterday, as a team we had a chance to go to NOVA (Northern Virginia Community College), the Manassas campus, for two hours in the morning to pass out the Recovery Version New Testament with footnotes. Upon receiving contact information for follow-up, many students were grateful to receive a New Testament with footnotes. The students were so open at this campus and willing to get connected. We contacted 35 students and were able to give out 35 Bibles during our time there.

In the afternoon, we again went to the Metro station in the afternoon early evening to outreach to the community. We were joined by many local saints throughout the area who were so burdened to get the Bibles and literature into the hands of the many people who were bustling in and out of the metro station. We contacted 38 people and were able to pass out 40 Bibles as well as many tracts.

In the evening as a team we joined a home meeting and had such a sweet time of blending with the saints. Everyone at the meeting shared a one minute testimony which was really a testimony of how the Lord is really drawing men to Himself, He is after something in this universe.

Today, January 30, we had a sweet time of fellowship coordination in the morning with the full-time team serving in the area and then we went to the Manassas Mall-Plaza to outreach to the community. We were able to distribute 12 Bibles. Then later in the afternoon we went back to NOVA to connect with students and pass out more New Testament Recovery Versions. We were able to distribute 31 Bibles during our time at the campus. We have found that the students on this campus are willing and open to receive Bibles and would like further contact. The harvest is surely ripe! Please pray that the Lord would really thrust out the workers into the harvest.

Prayer Burdens:

  • Please pray that the recipients of the Bibles would read the Bible, be open for further contact, as well as be connected with the saints in the area.
  • Please pray that the Lord would release the way to labor at NOVA, to meet the need of all the encouraging and positive students wanting further contact and fellowship.

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January 29, 2018

Thank you for all your prayers. We arrived at our gospel trip destination early Friday afternoon. In the later afternoon we were able to prepare 500 Bibles to be distributed during our time here.

On Saturday, a team of six trainees (four sisters and two brothers) and also local saints, went to two destinations to pass out literature and free Bibles. The distribution venues were in the community at grocery stores as well as at a metro station. We were able to contact people and hand out a New Testament Recovery Version upon receiving contact information. Even a few that were contacted asked to be contacted further. We distributed 29 English Bibles, 8 Spanish Bibles

We also as a team joined the Young People’s meeting, in which many young people from the surrounding localities attended. As a team we shared a bit of our testimony of how we got to the training and our experience in the training with the young people, which we feel was a real highlight of the day. Many saints and college students attended, as well. It was really a sweet time of blending and an introduction to the saints here in Virginia, as well as Maryland.

Today, we met with the saints in Fairfax, Virginia for the Lord’s Table meeting. In the afternoon we had a sweet time of blending, fellowship and coordination with students and the full-timers serving at George Mason University for the upcoming events this week.

Prayer Burdens:

  • Please pray that the saints would continue to be strengthened and encouraged and burdened to be involved in the gospel outreach.
  • Please pray that the distribution venues that we are scheduled to table at would work out and that the Lord would have a way to reach the community.
  • That we would be blent together with the local saints and built up together in our time here.

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