OAC Norcal – 2021/2022 – Winter Update

Hello all!  It’s hard to believe we’re already half way through February!  I’m excited to see what God will do this year, and we’re starting to plan for the busy summer season already.   Many of the big events, such as art and wine festivals and conventions, which were canceled the last two years, look like they will be open for business! The tentative list is below. If you know of any other community festivals or conventions that would make good outreach opportunities, please send me a message.

The Big Goal – Full Time Ministry
My primary goal for 2022 is simple. I need to be doing this full time! Our family isn’t short on money. God has provided for our needs through side work (more than I can take most of the time). But my current schedule keeps me from spending the time I need to on study and preparation, and keeps me from taking advantage of many outreach opportunities. I want to steward my time and my gifts well, so I’m praying that God provides more financial ministry partners, so that becomes a reality.

Many of you reading this already support us. We are very grateful and thank God for you, and pray you will let other believers know about us. Others of you may have already committed resources to other ministries and don’t have anything extra. Praise God! Keep supporting them. But if you are wondering how you can be more active in the Great Commission, and particularly in reaching Northern California, I’d love the opportunity to share what God has been doing. You can reach me by email, Facebook Messenger, or call/text me at 408-768-9262. I’d consider it a privilege to talk to you, either in person (always my favorite), or by phone or Zoom. I hope to hear from you.

Ministry Activities
The last few months were very active, with too many stories than I could possibly share. I hope the picture gallery below will be an encouragement. I’ll share a few stories in our next newsletter.

Planned Long-term Outreaches
Campbell Boogie Music Festival – March 21st and 22nd
FanimeCon 2022 (Anime convention) – May 27th to May 30th
Morgan Hill Freedom Fest Parade – July 4th
SiliCon (San Jose’s Comic Con) – August (dates pending)
Monterey County Fair – September 1st through 5th
Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival – September 17th and 18th
Campbell OktoberFest – October 16th and 17th
Black Friday Outreach (Near Valley Fair and Santana Row)– November 25th
Christmas in the Park 2022 – Black Friday through New Years Day

Praise and Prayer
We are praising God for continued financial provision
We are praising God for continued good street ministry and many, many good conversations

Please pray that I will be full time by the end of the year, and hopefully within the next 6 months
Please pray for our radio show and podcast, Dwell on Truth, and that God will continue to give us wisdom in preparing, and will use it powerfully
Please pray for our college ministry at San Jose State, Stanford, UC Berkeley
Please pray for a family member recovering from hospital stay
We are praying for salvation for unsaved family members

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