Last week I traveled to Norfolk Virginia where a Street Preachers convention (SOPA) is held twice a year with the next one in the Atlanta area from October 6-10 the speakers will exhort and challenge you to publicly confess Jesus outdoors.
This year it was again hosted by a local Baptist Church that not only will contend for the faith on the sidewalk but has won court cases on free speech in that very city for that very sidewalk.
The line up this year was big league, with Brother Jed Smock who has been preaching at Universities for over 35 years, Pastors Larry Mc Cure and David Gibson, Ron Mc Rae from Street Preachers Fellowship to name a few.
Each day we had speakers and each day we would preach at the Virginia Beach boardwalk or in Norfolk, then fellowship till 2AM. I would advise anyone who believes that God is going to use them to promote Jesus in the open-air on campus, the streets or at events to make time and join us in October. Or if you think you are alone preaching with this method, come and see some likeminded brethren as you are not alone out there.
Here is the website as it is work in progress, so check it regularly for more detailed information and all sermons given from Norfolk.
I arrived back to LAX Monday night around 11PM and had to work on Tuesday morning but left work early to preach the Pro Baseball All-Star game in Anaheim Tuesday late afternoon.
Brother Bill Adams from Georgia came to town with a few others to publish the Word of God and Brother Mark preached to the protesters that demanded a boycott for next years All-Star game in Arizona, because of its strong illegal immigration stand.
Brother Mark was asked by the police to move to another location and did so, as with God’s timing, he was able to stand about 10 yards away with banner raised from the extended vans that brought the players into the stadium on a red carpet.
At the end of the day we did not allow the strong man to glory in his strength, as we gloried in Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross.
“Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches”
Here is an article at the stadium with a photo of Mark and his banner
This past Saturday, was the sodomite parade in San Diego, as I received a phone call from the San Diego police on Wednesday afternoon to confirm our presents. We headed out from Los Angeles at 6AM to yoke up with a local Baptist Church to publicly reprove this open sin. I do not mention Churches that we work with by name, for security reasons as this particular Church has been burned about three times.
“The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil” –John 7:7
These people were reproved for being proud of their sin and they were reminded:
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall”
This Church is filled with soldiers from Camp Pendleton and after a briefing and prayer we removed our license plates and drove to the parade route. The start of this parade was on ‘Normal Street’ as this was anything but normal. The police gave us parking by our location which helps when we make our exodus from this 36 year old parade.
The young men from this Church can hold a banner in a straight line as we filled a side street with a row of banners and I had a ladder in the center to stand on while preaching. We had much liberty with the NO-BULL horn as the exhortation was nonstop.
And because this was Southern California there were celebrities Cloris Leachman now 84 years old with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel shook her head as us. Gavin Newsom the mayor of San Francisco who will one day run for governor of California gave us a thumbs down and Stuart Milk founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation named after his late uncle gave us the one finger salute.
Sam Diego channel 5 FOX News
Go to videos and click on ‘Gay Pride Parade Has Special Significance’
Join Pflag at Pride parade Press Release July 17
“…….There is a designated "protest zone" at 9th and University and we are asked not to engage in any discussion with them as we walk by—they are exercising their right to free speech. We are not allowed to throw anything into the crowds…..”
San Diego Pride is… This Weekend
“…..I will take lots of pictures and load them on Flicker. The parade never fails to dazzle and the extreme fundy protesters never fail to show up at the 8th Avenue Fire Station, picketing right behind the police on horseback…..”
STREET PREACHING WORLDWIDE
Here are a few pictures of Brother Mitch and company preaching against the sodomite parade in the Philippines:
Here is Brother Petar preaching against the sodomite parade in Norway
“When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand”