Sunday, April 25, 2010

STREET PREACHING REPORT-PROCLAIMING TRUTH
LONG BEACH GRAND PRIX


Last Saturday Mark and I stood on Ocean and Long Beach Blvd. as the masses walked in all day, and we warned the crowd that someone could die tonight. After a full day of watch car speed past you, as you drink beer under the sun, then those same people get behind a wheel and drive…….SOMEONE COULD DIE TONIGHT!
Later, Steven, Jack and Sandy hoisted their banners. This is the 36th year Long Beach has hosted the Grand Prix and within the weekend there would be over 170,000 people who enjoy watching cars drive in an oval and hope for an accident.
This event is like fishing in a bucket, a Street Preachers dream because people are everywhere in downtown Long Beach and ripe for the Word of God. On Saturday, they had a few races and one had celebrates (the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race) as this race filled the seats. Banners are a plus for these types of event because the noise is very loud with Izod IndyCars zooming by roaring their engines that even open-air preaching can be drowned out. The crowd was exhorted to run the race as per 1Corinthins 9:24 & Philippians 3:14

“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain”

”I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”


EARTH DAY SAN DIEGO

“In the beginning God”

On Sunday Mark, Joel and I drove down to San Diego for the big earth day celebration in my anti-green air polluting SUV and yoked up with Brothers Demetrius, Neil, Jeff, Doug, Samuel and others. The police gave us much liberty to walk around with sandwich signs, stand in one place, use banners and a megaphone at will. This annual event is held in Balboa Park and is the largest Earth Day gathering in our nation. We admonished the people all day that we Christians do care for the earth too, but pollution is not from refineries, nor broken mufflers. What pollutes the earth is SIN. Stop abortion, stop homosexuality, stop fornication, stop idolatry, stop sin, for that will poison our planet.

“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator”

Of course we were mocked by the liberal, tree hugging, dope smoking, long haired, tattooed, lip and nose piercing people as we walked among their booths of every type. From religious to atheist, anti capitalism, boycott this or that, vegetarians and Vegan, new age, relaxation and ambient music, PETA, self healing, evolution, spiritual healing, palm readers, save the endangered species, WICCA, cults, gurus and alternative healing to name a few. As every booth we stood in front of, we contended for the faith and gathered large crowds for Q & A. We also confronted a few hairy arm-pit females that pushed signing petitions for legalize marajuanna, free the boarders, save the rain forest, go green and of course save the whales.
Isisah had this to say about earth-day;
“Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?”
And Jesus did not go around praising nature and bowing down to tress, but rather said to a tree:
“….he was hungry: And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet…..and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever…. And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.”

Within this anti-Father God, pro mother nature ilk, 3 people were saved.
After the event we went out and had pizza, personally I would have preferred spotted owl or some blue whale after an event like this but the pizza and fellowship was GREAT!
Here are two pictures that brother Samuel send me from EarthDay.