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A Ministry of Blessed Hope Baptist Church

JULY 2022

   

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins Acts 26:18a

 

Praise the Lord, I am writing this while flying back on the plane from El Paso, Texas. We just finished a 7 day outreach in Juarez, Mexico with 12 people. Seven of the people came as a direct result of our commercial on Final Fight Bible Radio. Even though the group was small the Lord allowed us to have a fruitful trip. It was a blessing to work with people from Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, Texas and Minnesota. At the last minute the Lord opened the doors to go in to 2 Haitian and one Honduran refugee centers. We were able to preach the gospel to them and had one soul saved at the Haitian camp. At one of the camps the message was translated into Spanish and French Creole. We also had 3 meetings in city parks to help the existing churches. Each of them were attended by between 75-100 people. We also distributed over 10,000 John and Romans in markets, plazas, and along highway medians. Each portion of scripture contained a bookmark with the contact information for 5 local churches. We should have the photos from this outreach on our website soon.

Lord willing, on August 1st, we will be taking a team of 23 people to Malawi, Africa for a scripture distribution campaign. We have 100,000 bi-lingual (Chichewa and English) scriptures there ready to be handed out by our team of Malawians and Americans. Bro. David Robinson has done a great job of organizing the campaign. There will be a team of up to 40 Pastors and Bible Institute students from around the country to labor with us. This will give them a clear vision for future campaigns and help them be more effective evangelizing their own country. I will be staying over an extra 3 days to help with the organizing of the April ‘23 campaign in the capitol city of Lilongwe. PLEASE PRAY FOR THE CAMPAIGN. It will be a spiritual battle since, if the Lord allows, it will be the first of 3 campaigns in the country over the next 2 years to distribute over 300,000 scriptures. ***

We are currently in the process of raising the funds for the 200,000 scriptures that will be used in future campaigns. The scriptures are bi-lingual, KJV English and Chichewa. We were able to produce them for only $.15 a piece (less than a 1/2 cup of gas). A $50.00 donation would get the gospel into the hands of 330 souls. We are also looking to fill the next 2 campaigns with like minded soul winners who would like to help us hand out scriptures in a place where most everyone will accept the Word of God. Would you prayerfully consider joining us? As always the price includes all food, lodging, transportation and medical insurance round trip from Chicago.

 

 

In His Service,

The Campaigns for Christ Staff

 

I Cor. 15:58

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A Ministry of Blessed Hope Baptist Church

APRIL 2022

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins Acts 26:18a

   

Praise the Lord, an amazing amount has happened in the Campaigns for Christ ministry since the last newsletter. By the Grace of God and due to the overwhelming support and cooperation from many individuals and ministries, many exciting items have been accomplished in the last several months:

  •  The scriptures that were donated to us have arrived for the 1st campaign in Mzuzu, Malawi.

  •  Praise the Lord, Malawi lifted their vaccination requirements for people arriving in their country about 4 weeks ago. Please pray it would not be reinstated.

  • Bro. Tim Carpenter of Bearing Precious Seed Ministries agreed to organize the printing of another 200,000 bilingual John and Romans for future campaigns in Malawi. Our initial conversation took place a little over a month ago and the scriptures are already at the BPS printing facility in Oshkosh, WI. Lord willing, they are getting teams together to begin assembly of those scriptures in early May. We are still in the fundraising portion of that. Each scripture costs about .25 to produce. $100 would pay for 400 scriptures into the hands of the Malawian people.

  • We were given an additional 80,000 Chichewa scriptures by BPS that will be shipped with the 200,000 bilingual ones.

  • Praise the Lord, another ministry has stepped forward and volunteered to pay for the shipping costs to get the scriptures to Malawi once they are assembled.

  • We have begun taking applications for our 2nd Malawi campaign. Our Lilongwe, Malawi campaign will be held April 17th – 29th, 2023. The cost will
    be $3100.

  • Lord willing, we will be printing a QR code on the back cover for all the scriptures used in our campaigns. This code will connect the viewer to a simple website where they can hear a short preaching message in their own language, an explanation of the John and Romans and addresses of local churches that they can attend.

 

The Mzuzu, Malawi campaign is filled with 22 people. Please be in prayer for all the details to come together for this campaign. The Malawians have a phrase in their language that translates: “the only thing that is certain is the uncertainty,” for us to run a campaign under those circumstances will require a lot of prayer.

Please be in prayer for the Juarez, Mexico Campaign that is taking place from June 25th to July 2nd. There is still room on that one if you would like to join us.

In closing we would just like to summarize the last 2 1⁄2 years of the Campaigns for Christ Ministry. By the Grace of God we were able to host 2 campaigns to Mexico and one to Brazil. During these campaigns 48 different people took part in the campaigns to fill 63 positions on the teams. Together we were able to distribute over 100,000 scriptures and hold 5 evangelistic meetings where many dozens of people were saved. For many of the people who joined us it was their 1st mission trip. We are thankful to have provided the opportunity to not only get the Word of God out to a lost and dying world but also to provide 48 people the opportunity to serve the Lord for a time on the foreign field.

Thank you for your support.

 

 

In His Service,

The Campaigns for Christ Staff

 

I Cor. 15:58

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A Ministry of Blessed Hope Baptist Church

NOVEMBER 2021

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins Acts 26:18a

   

    Praise the Lord, an amazing amount has happened in the Campaigns for Christ ministry since the last newsletter. On September 27th a team of 33 left for The “Minas for Christ” campaign in Itajuba and Pouso Alegre, Brazil. The campaign was a great success and an answer to many prayers. During the 13 days we distributed over 70,000 customized John and Romans and held 2 evangelistic meetings. Over 105 souls were saved and over 300 visitor cards turned over to the missionaries for follow up. The Lord blessed us with good health (33 negative Covid tests both ways), and a very fruitful and enjoyable campaign. The Doucette family joined us to provide special music for the meetings and the many impromptu meetings held in the parks throughout the week. It was a blessing to be able to work with them on the streets. One particularly interesting event happened in the middle of the campaign. While two of the teams were working in a large Central Park distributing scriptures, a large storm came up suddenly. What started as a light rain grew into a storm that took down large trees blocking some of the roads around the park. What started out as an inconvenience turned out to be a huge blessing. The power was knocked out in the area and hundreds of people came to the park to see the storm damage. We had a very captive audience that had just seen the power of God before them. The two teams (16 people or so) were able to give out over 6,000 scriptures that day. The 3 missionary families that we worked with, Bro. Matt Sherrouse, Bro. Joel Dare & Bro. Matt Mooberry were a tremendous blessing and help. Their vision and organization of all the campaign details was crucial to ensure a successful campaign. We are very grateful for their dedication and vision to reach the Brazilian people and to have been invited to work with them in their mission field.

     A little over 2 weeks after returning from the Brazil campaign, I (Bro. Dave Darling) left for Malawi, Africa for a 9 day survey trip for the August 2022 campaign. We will be working with veteran missionary Bro. David Robinson for that campaign. Once again there was an overwhelming evidence of God answering the prayers of His people. Within the first few days we accomplished our main objectives of finding suitable transportation, lodging, restaurants, sound equipment, a printer to print the invitations, distribution sites and areas where we can hold the evangelistic services. Although our main objective on this trip was not to distribute scriptures, we were able to give out at least 2,500 Chick tracts without a single refusal. Praise the Lord.

Another answer to prayer was that 3 churches came together for the first time in over 3 years for a combined service the Sunday I was there. They’re all dedicated to working together for the upcoming campaign and are looking forward to our arrival in August. 

    The Lord has blessed me to have traveled to over 30 countries from Russia to Papua New Guinea but Malawi was different than I expected. They are among the poorest people on earth yet they were thankful to have us there and were ALL receptive to the gospel tracts. It was an amazing experience. Please pray that the Lord would keep the doors to this great mission field open and that He would put HIS team of 20 people together for our August Campaign. We already have 100,000 bilingual (English & Chichewa) John and Romans on the way to Malawi now. Lord willing, they should be arriving January 20, 2022. The trip is already over ½ full so if you feel the Lord would have you to go you may want to sign up soon. The trip will cost $2900 which includes all expenses (except Covid testing) from Chicago. The dates are August 1st – 14th 2022.  As always, the goal of the campaign will be to distribute the John & Romans with an invitation to come to one of several evangelistic services that we will be holding. It is very possible that we will have several hundred people at each of these meetings. We will have some photos of the survey trip on our website soon. This trip will be more adventurous and demanding than most but also it may be the most rewarding and unforgettable. Please call us if you have any questions about the campaign.

 

 

In His Service,

The Campaigns for Christ Staff

 

I Cor. 15:58

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