Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Jamaica Missions Trip was a Huge Success

Regardless of the fact that I was banned from Jamaica, the Jamaica mission trip was still a huge success. Out of the 39 people who were planning on going on that trip, 37 of them made it to the field. The only two people who didn’t end up going were my son Isaac and me.

On a week-long mission trip, those 37 people got approximately 800 saved through personal soul winning, either one-on-one or in very small groups. Jamaica is an extremely receptive place, and people were ready to hear the Gospel.

Not only did the team do a lot of personal soul winning, but they also preached to many large crowds. I saw video footage of members of the team preaching to public school assemblies of around 500-600 teenagers. Not only that, but they also got to preach to smaller groups in individual classrooms. Sometimes they were given an entire hour to teach the Bible in these classes. In addition to the preaching they did in the schools, they were also able to preach in police departments to the police force, and they were even allowed onto a military base to preach to the military.

Thousands of people heard the gospel, and over 7,000 DVDS and flash drives were handed out, mainly the DVD “New World Order Bible Versions.” Not only are there now a lot of Baptist materials floating around Jamaica, but the media coverage of me getting banned will potentially cause millions of people all over the Caribbean to hear the Gospel message online.

With all of the negative publicity, you would think that some of the preaching engagements would have gotten canceled, but they all went off without a hitch. In fact, the only place that canceled anything was a left-wing university that decided not to show the movie Babylon U.S.A., probably for political reasons. The fact that our soul winners were received so well goes to show that it wasn’t the people of Jamaica that didn’t want us there.

As with other times I’ve been banned from a country, the media attention boosted internet traffic and millions of people heard the Word of God preached online. The trip itself was a major success, and it wasn’t slowed down whatsoever by me getting banned. Those 37 people accomplished a lot in Jamaica, and the 11 people in Aruba who my son and I were able to win to the Lord, definitely benefited from the change in our plans.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”—Romans 8:28'

Here is a sermon where I preached about the successes over there. The sermon is called "The Word of God is Not Bound" 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Contest Results - Aruba!

Thank you, everyone, for participating in the contest! The correct answer was Aruba. My son Isaac and I were there for a little less than 3 days, and we were able to get a total of 11 people saved, in addition to swimming and riding bikes.

The grand prize winner was saturnfrombrooklyn! Please contact us at the church email address, saturnfrombrooklyn, so you can claim your prize. The church email address is faithfulword1@gmail.com.

Here is a list of all the people who guessed correctly during the contest. If you are on the list, and you don't go to Faithful Word Baptist Church, email us your mailing address so we can mail you your consolation prize.

If you are on the list, and you are a member of Faithful Word Baptist Church, we will have a different prize for you, that will be given out in person at a church service.

Here is the list:

saturnfrombrooklyn (January 30, 2018 at 6:47 PM)
DudnNita Reeves (January 30, 2018 at 6:48 PM)
Matthew Buhr (January 30, 2018 at 7:18 PM)
Tim C
Heidi Cummings
Judith Flores
Andy Guenin
Garrett Weiss
Michal Cruz
Sheila Jackson
Danielle Boglev
Tricia Juarez
Raymond Cooper
Jessica Yates
Shelia DiMeolo
Tabitha Albany
Ben Griffith
Brother Yates
Jamie Burcham
Gina Capriotti
Kimberly Wiebe
Paula Crandall
Crystal Van Meter
Vernon Miller
Ray Hesser Jr
Larah Petersen
Kristyn Castro
Daryl Shute
Taylor Burns
Amber Elmore
Wendy Polanco
Brittany Burns
Andrew Adaire
Luke Slagle
Janell the Baptist
Jeremy Gore
Paul Richards
Stephen Smith
Larry Keown
Auroop Gaddam
Brian Rafalski
Robert J Hanney
JohnPaul Arth
Jennifer Wright
Sarah-Jane Jules
Bonita Jenkins
Fredrik Spets
Richard Wiltse
Clara Pernia
Trey Hesser
Fernando the Baptist
Tahner Schulz
Mike Eckenrod
Maria Chavez
Hayden Fisher
Rev. James Cost
T Rader
Elexis Stephenson
Lydia Manchal
Flavius Josephus
Pastor Tyler J. Doka (GHBC)
Melissa Marks
Michael Wiebe
Pastor Enrique Reyes
Daniel Quirke
Perpetual Expat
Molly B
Amber Hunt
Lisa McCool
Ephesians 2:8
Chris Mierzwa
Eva Whitman
Gina D/Troy NY
Chad Rebu King
Chad Olivera
Alexander Berea
Gerardo Cabrera Ponce
Charlene Guanga
Aaron Wright
Michael Davis
John Armstrong
Pierre Paul
Isabel Lovelace
Cynthia Segura
Sylvia Sanchez
Alex Pereida
Anne-Sophie John
Noah Lehmann
Jimmy Bundy
Jason Gartner
DennisandCarrie Whitehead
Austin R
Robert Hilton
Gene B
Bruno Banovec

Here are some funny trailers we made as a joke while we were there: