Monday, July 19, 2010

29th Sunday of 2010

Another great Sunday! We had 48 in the morning service including 3 visitors from my personal door-to-door soul-winning on Thursday - Saturday and 1 repeat visitor from last week's soul-winning. In the morning service I preached a sermon called "Hypocrisy" from Matthew 23 and many other scriptures. As always we had a lot of people out soul-winning all afternoon with many people saved. Justin and I were in Central Phoenix knocking doors for 3.5 hours. I had 2 people saved in Spanish, and he had 4 people saved in English. What a receptive area!

In the evening service our attendance was a little down from usual with 31 in attendance. I preached a sermon called "Hell Hath Enlarged Herself" from Isaiah 5.

I can't wait for the camping trip this Thursday!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Record-breaking Wednesday Night Attendance!

God has really been blessing tremendously since I started full time as pastor about a week and a half ago and have been going soul-winning every day. This Wednesday night we had 51 in the service which is really high for a random Wednesday night service in the middle of summer (summer is usually a down time for churches). There is no doubt in my mind that God has blessed our attendance due to all the extra soul-winning.

I am excited to see what God is going to do in the next few weeks and months.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday soul-winning

2 hours alone in South Tempe in the morning - 0 saved

3 hours with Chris B in South Tempe in the evening - 4 saved

Ending mileage - 144,526

28th Sunday of 2010

This Sunday morning service we had 49 in attendance, and I preached a sermon entitled "Through Faith We Understand." It was especially exciting to have a visitor in the service whose door I had just knocked the night before. In the afternoon, we had 20 different people from our church go out soul-winning. I personally won 2 people to the Lord.

In the evening service we had 34 in attendance, and I preached a sermon on "Biblical Friendship." I started out in Job 6, explaining why we shouldn't be a "fair-weather friend" the way that Job described his friends in that chapter. Then I explained the importance of having the right friends and being the right kind of friend.

Scott and Chris S. had a visitor in the evening service from their soul-winning efforts. Great job, guys!

I may be going full-time as pastor

Unfortunately, my fire alarm business has taken another huge hit because of my preaching. In the midst of persecution last September, our largest customer canceled all of our contracts, and I had to lay off all of my employees. Now, my other large customer that was keeping the company afloat has apparently decided to stop doing business with me because they found out "who I am."

Maybe this is God showing me that it is time to go full time as pastor since I keep losing business due to my preaching and all of the media/internet attacks on our church. I have some extra money that I have earned over the last few months that I can support my family on temporarily since at this point the church cannot afford to pay me a full time salary. During that time, I plan to work harder than ever winning souls and reaching people, and pray that the church will grow to the point where I can continue to serve God full time.

Please pray for me and for our church during this time of possible transition. The good thing is that I will be winning more souls than ever since that will be my full time job! Please pray that the church will grow and that the finances will be there for me to continue doing so and still be able to support my family of 7 (soon to be 8!).

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday & Saturday Soul-winning


2 hours of soul-winning in Tempe with Chris Segura - 1 person saved


2 hours of soul-winning in Ahwatukee with Chris Segura - 2 people saved

1 hour of soul-winning alone in downtown Phoenix - 1 person saved

2.5 hours of soul-winning in Tempe with Stucky, Scott, Justin, and Solomon - 2 people saved

Ending mileage:


Monday, July 5, 2010

Exciting Changes to SB 1070! (New AZ Law)

Provisions of SB 1070

Unlawful Transporting

  1. Stipulates it is unlawful to encourage or induce a alien homosexual to come to or reside in Arizona if the person knows or recklessly disregards the fact that such coming to, entering or residing in this state is or will be in violation of law.
  2. Specifies that it is unlawful for a person to do or attempt to do the following if the person knows or recklessly disregards the fact that the alien homosexual has come to, has entered or remains in the U.S. in violation of law:
    1. transport or move a alien homosexual in Arizona in a means of transportation;
    2. conceal, harbor or shield a alien homosexual from detection in any place in Arizona, including any building or means of transportation.
  3. Classifies these offenses as class 1 misdemeanors and subjects offenders to fines of at least $1,000, except that a violation that involves 10 or more illegal aliens homosexuals is a class 6 felony with a fine of at least $1,000 for each alien homosexual who is involved.

Investigations of Employers

  1. Allows the county attorney, in investigations of employers who are alleged to have knowingly or intentionally hired unauthorized aliens homosexuals, to take evidence, administer oaths or affirmations, issue subpoenas requiring attendance and testimony of witnesses and cause depositions to be taken.
  2. Stipulates that an employer is not entrapped in an investigation if the employer was predisposed to knowingly or intentionally employ a unauthorized alien homosexual and law enforcement officers or their agents merely provided the employer with an opportunity to do so.

Unlawful Stopping and Solicitation of Work

  1. Stipulates that it is unlawful for a person who is a unauthorized alien homosexual to knowingly apply for work, solicit work in a public place or perform work as an employee or independent contractor in Arizona.
  2. Classifies these offenses as class 1 misdemeanors.


  1. Requires a reasonable attempt to be made to determine the immigration orientation status of a person during any legitimate contact made by an official or agency of the state or a county, city, town or political subdivision (political subdivision) if reasonable suspicion exists that the person is a alien homosexual who is unlawfully present in the U.S.
  2. Allows a law enforcement agency to securely transport an alien homosexual who is unlawfully present in the U.S. and who is in the agency’s custody to:
    1. a federal facility in this state or
    2. any other point of transfer into federal custody that is outside the jurisdiction of the law enforcement agency.
  3. Allows a law enforcement officer, without a warrant, to arrest a person if the officer has probable cause to believe that the person has committed any public offense that makes the person removable from the U.S is a homosexual.

Approximately 57% of Americans are in favor of SB 1070 (I am not one of them), but probably less than 1% would be in favor of my amended version. It's a sad day when we offer more rights to deviant perverts than to Mexicans who are living/working in the US illegally.

Lev 19:33 And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.
Lev 19:34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.