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Street Witnessing 060206

Downtown Springfield, MO
SWAT TEAM Witnessing
Street Witnessing And Training
Taking Evangelism Across Missouri
June 2, 2006


Tonight was “Art Walk” in downtown Springfield, but it was not as crowded as it used to be. I believe it may have something to do with the college crowd has left for home for the summer.

Michael Borich, GNN Seed Sower, came out tonight to witness with me. We were able to pass out gospel tracts, as well as meet other Christians in the area.

We decided to walk over to the Bus Station and pass out tracts and witness to those sitting and standing around. One of the gentlemen we met, named Harold, is a U.S. veteran. We talked for a while and he said he considered himself to be a good person. We asked him if we could ask him a few questions to see if that was true. He agreed. We took him through the Ten Commandments. He admitted to being a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer-at-heart. However, he didn’t really admit that he was on his way to hell. He didn’t really know what it was to be born-again, so we went through it with him. He didn’t appear to be very interested. However, we told him we would be praying for him. God does the convicting…we just sow the gospel seeds. He shook our hand and we left.

While walking around Park Central Square, a man walked up and offered me a bottled water. We found out that this is Pastor Bill Kolb of West Division Street Baptist Church in Springfield. We have previously met up with members of his congregation passing out water, gospel tracts and witnessing. It was nice to finally meet him. He is thinking of planning a Christian event in Springfield and asked for our opinions. He gave me his e-mail address and I will follow up with him.

There was a young man named Jeff that was with Pastor Bill. Jeff said he had only been with Pastor for less than 20 minutes. He came out on his own to witness to people and overcome fear, and just met up with Pastor. He said that God has been putting it on his heart to get out and witness. He has been watching the Way of the Master television episodes and now he needed to get some hands on experience. Well, praise God. I know this was the work of God to bring us together. Here Jeff is studying the Way of the Master evangelism training, and on his first night out he runs into us. I told him that Michael is a GNN Seed Sower and that I am the GNN Local Leader (Great News Network) for the Springfield area. (GNN and Way of the Master are sister ministries). We are always looking for Christians to come out to witness with us and Jeff wants someone to go out and witness with. Jeff asked if he could walk around with us…YES!

We began walking around, and this same Jeff, who said he needed to have more boldness, walked directly up to the loudest, filthiest talking man in the square and held out his hand to give him a gospel tract. Praise God for Jeff.

Me and Jeff

Jeff and Michael

At the same time, I was handing out the "Da Vinci Code" gospel tracts from  A young man asked me, is that for or against the Da Vinci Code? I handed him one. His name is Bryant and the young lady with him is named Abby. I explained it was a gospel tract. He said he is a Christian. I asked Bryant if we can do a role play to show him how we witness with others. He said yes and I took him through the law and grace.

Bryant said that he and Abby are with a new ministry/church that is called Tic Toc Ministries that is located directly down from the square. He took us there and we met Gary and Monica Dennington, who leads the ministry. They have started an internet tv ministry from that location as well. They have a lot more going on in their ministry that I haven’t mentioned. They were very nice to us and it was great to meet up with other Christians. We will be keeping in contact with them.

We made one more pass around the area, passing out tracts to folks. We had a good night.

In Christ,

Brad St. Clair