Local churches are always looking for members who
can help them grow. We need those who have abilities to influence
the lost for Christ and strengthen the saved. We appreciate all
the assistance they can lend in doing the most important work
There are three soul winners who
are often overlooked in our earth-shaking plans for evangelism.
The big scheme gets our attention, but probably these three quiet
workers do more than all our announced, organized plans. Do you
know these three soul winners?
BELL" IS A GREAT SOUL WINNER.
Christianity is the "reach
out and touch someone" religion (Jn. 6:44,45). Churches that
really grow utilize "Ma Bell's" services. We may not
always have time to travel to someone's home for a visit, but
we can make time to pick up the phone for a call. And sometimes
this is just as effective.
"Ma Bell" is good at inviting
neighborhood children and relatives to Bible School. She offers
to come by and pick up those who need rides. "Ma Bell"
excels at checking on the sick. Often the sick do not feel like
entertaining guests, but a warm phone call is much appreciated.
"Ma Bell" likes to encourage the discouraged. When members
miss worship, or at least seem less enthusiastic about Christ's
Cause, a phone call from a caring elder, preacher, Bible teacher,
or friend may be just the "shot in the arm" they need
(cf. 1 Sam. 23:16-18; 1 Kgs. 19:1-19 ).
POSTMAN" IS A GREAT SOUL WINNER.
The U.S. Postal System assists the
Cause of Christ in ways it never realizes. Every day "Mr.
Postman" delivers scores of birthday, anniversary and get
well cards from caring Christians to those they love. He takes
the Gospel to homes every week via bulletins and religious papers
that preachers have never visited. Thus he assists diligent students
in their studies of the Lord's Word (Acts 8:31; 2 Tim. 2:15).
"Mr. Postman" is an effective and inexpensive way to
FORD" IS A GREAT SOUL WINNER.
Perhaps no one does more to build
up local churches than "Henry Ford." He travels to teach
home Bible studies, visit the sick and erring, and invite newcomers
to services. He encourages area congregations in their meetings
and make his way to the homes of lonely shut-ins (Jas. 1:27).
He aids those who need to go to doctor's appointments or to get
groceries. He makes his way to deliver pantry items to those who
Yes, "Ma Bell," "Mr.
Postman, and "Henry Ford" are active soul winners. Do
you use them weekly in efforts to prepare others for Judgment
Day? Go ahead, they love the help!
We would like to thank everyone for
their prayers and support. Also, a special thank you to all those
who filled in for Ted while he was away. It is always good to be
back home. We will be posting reports and photos on the Ghana site
Down life's path I strolled one day,
The challenges of life all ahead
When in the road a fork did appear
A choice before me was spread.
Down one path it was very clear
I could no problems foresee
The walk seemed easy the grade seemed flat
No courage ere here would I need.
But the other path loomed difficult
And hindrances I did behold
The path was crooked, the grade was steep
But the sign read "treasures untold.'
The decision loomed like a building
In the eye of my mind it would leer
Two paths would be offered, two endings were there
But only one path could I steer.
So here I was, a decision to make
And to God so fervently I prayed
I asked for wisdom in making my choice
And the answer before me was laid.
The Word whispered so softly but
I didn't miss
The lesson was certain and sure
Of Goliath the giant who challenged a boy
And David whose courage was pure.
The story told of the shepherd boy
And the confidence he wielded one day
The courage he mustered from knowing the Lord
Would help a small stone find it's way.
So encouraged was I and the decision
That treasures untold would I gain
And the courage of David I used as my guide
And the treasure I finally obtained.
- - - PRAYERS - -
c/o Wayne Stephens
6401 Waterford Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027