Hi all! It’s been a while between reports, but there has been no shortage of things going on. I’m going to try to post a brief report once a week going forward, if I can. I also realized I posted and emailed my last newsletter, but did not add it here. I’m not the most organized person with paperwork. Sigh. The link is below. I hope it’s an encouragement!
Here are some pictures and some brief reports on outreaches and new opportunities. Also be sure to check out our outreach calendar at the bottom.
Stanford University – I’ve been out to Stanford University a number of times now, and it’s an interesting place to share the Gospel. As I expected, I’ve had some good conversations, but handing out tracts can be a bit difficult. Not only are many of the students intellectual types (who tend to be more resistant to the Gospel anyway), but because the campus is so large almost everyone rides a bike. And it’s a lot harder to hand a tract to someone zooming by on a bike! But I still have a lot of hope for future ministry there. I’ll be praying through the summer, since we’re getting close to summer break, and I would ask you to join me. Also, please pray for Preston, an autistic man I spoke to last week. We had a good chat, and he took a business card.
Downtown Redwood City – Sometimes the outreaches that start the slowest end up the best. If fact, that’s quite frequently the case, and it certainly was true the last time I visited Redwood City. I went solo this night, and for the first couple hours and then some I got almost no response. Then about 30 minutes before I was planning to leave I had one conversation after another, and I was able to share the Gospel with the sketch board several times. It was truly a blessing! This has become so common that I always take my sketch board down last, but I almost inevitably have more conversations during cleanup. God is good!
Comic Con Outreach – This was fun, though there is never as much time available as I like. This year was a bit more challenging because of the food vendors. There had to be close to 30 small hotdog cards clustered around the front of the convention center! This has become an issue at local sports events I work too, and there are so many it’s getting a bit silly. Some even tried to plant themselves directly in front of us while we were preaching! But despite that the preaching was good, and we had some great talks. I even got heckled by Darth Vader! He was actually pretty polite. Who knew. Also, please pray for the lady with the sign in the picture below. I can’t recall her name, but what I thought might be a hostile conversation ended up exactly the opposite. However, she is very confused on the Gospel.
Santa Cruz Outreach – I love Santa Cruz for preaching, and on our last trip it was a joy to see several other brothers in arms out sharing the Gospel too! Tim and I saw Adam, Matthew, Jerry and Don out sharing when we were walking in, sharing faithfully as they always do. Then we had a great evening of sharing the Gospel, with many sketches and many really good conversations. Please pray for Robert, who heard the Gospel. Also pray for John Feely. We meet a friend of his and fellow believer who goes by Boulder. Apparently John is very sick and at the point of death, and needs Christ.
Kids Club Planting Trip – This was the first trip of many. Judy and I spent time walking a couple local neighborhoods, talking to the residents and kids, and praying for an opening for a neighborhood Bible club. This has frankly been tough for me, since it’s so far out of my comfort zone, and even getting this much done has been a challenge. We’ll also need a lot more volunteers going forward. Please pray.
Our upcoming event are listed below. Hope to see all of you out on the street soon!
All for His glory,
You can read my most recent ministry newsletter HERE
Downtown Berkeley Outreach – Wednesday, May 10th, 11AM to 2PM
Palo Alto Outreach – Friday, May 12th, 6PM to 9PM
Campbell Second Saturdays – Saturday, May 13th, 1PM to 5PM
San Jose State Outreach – Wednesday, May 17th, 11AM to 2PM
Outreach Event at Monterey Presidio (closed event) – Friday, May 19th, 6PM to 9PM
Campbell Boogie on the Avenue – Saturday, May 20st, 11AM to 3PM and Sunday, May 21nd, 12AM to 3PM
San Francisco Outreach – Wednesday, May 24th, 11AM to 3PM
Fanime Con 2017 – Friday, May 26th, 6PM to 9PM and May 27th, 1PM to 5PM
May 28th – June 4th – Family Vacation!
Pleasanton Street Fair – Wednesday, June 7th, 6PM to 9PM
Redwood City Outreach – Friday, June 9th, 6PM to 9PM
Santa Cruz Outreach – Saturday, June 10th, 6PM to 9PM