ST. PAUL, Minn. (BP)--Thirteen groups of people spread out across St. Paul, Minn., to deliver more than 60 boxes filled with food for Thanksgiving meals. The groceries were welcomed with joy and gratitude -- and no small degree of puzzlement.
In the hours before the Tournament of Roses Parade, more than seventy volunteers led twelve people in making decisions for Christ among thousands who staked out a spot to view the festivities along Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard. Volunteers from churches across the country, including a number of evangelists, participated in a variety of New Year's Eve […]
PASADENA, Calif. (BP)--In the hours before the Tournament of Roses Parade, 70-plus volunteers led 12 people in making decisions for Christ among thousands who staked out a spot to view the festivities along Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard. Volunteers from churches across the country, including a number of evangelists, participated in a variety of New Year's Eve initiatives spearheaded by San Diego businessman Martin Davis for the 12th consecutive year. Two mime teams performed more than 35 times throughout the night at various spots along the crowded street. After each performance, evangelist Darrel Davis shared the Gospel. "It's a unique environment," said Davis, who traveled from North Carolina to join the parade ministry for the first time this year. "When I heard about this opportunity I knew the Lord was calling me to help. There is a lot of seed planting going on here. We gave them a lot to think about." At a table distributing free popcorn, Dean Osuch, pastor of evangelism at Shadow Mountain Church in San Diego, handed a 7-year-old boy from Ohio a bag of the snack and asked, "Do you think about God?"
“I’m just sitting and watching football on my little TV,” said Rocha, who had heard an announcement over a hand-held megaphone to see the performance in front of a Pasadena pizza shop a few yards away from where he had set up for the night. “There is no other entertainment.”
That is exactly what Martin Davis, in his 11th year heading up the annual outreach, wants to hear.
Davis, two mime teams and more than 50 other volunteers joined together to spread the Gospel to a captive audience Dec. 31.
Amid the pink and green silly string being sprayed and marshmallows being thrown into the streets, thousands of people heard that Jesus loves them and that He died for them.
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (BP)--The third largest criminal activity in the world is growing, church leaders, social groups and politicians were told at a recent conference on human trafficking.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BP)--The promise of partnership was evident at the second annual Global Summit on AIDS and the Church as politicians from both parties gathered at Saddleback Church in Southern California to show their support of the evangelical church rising up to help stop the pandemic.
Spearheaded by Rick Warren and his wife Kay, the two-day “Race Against Time” summit was attended by more than 2,000 lay leaders, pastors, health officials and government officials from 165 organizations and from 178 churches representing 39 states and 18 countries.
MIRADA, Calif. (BP)--For some 1,700 Arab-speakers from throughout the nation, the annual Middle-Eastern Baptist Conference sponsored by the California Southern Baptist Convention provides an opportunity for worship, training, evangelism and “reunion.”
|Some 2,300 people attended commissioning services for 71 North American Mission Board missionaries and chaplains at Immanuel Baptist Church in Highland, Calif.Photo by David White|
Between two Sunday morning commissioning services at Immanuel Baptist Church in Highland, Calif., one of the two bus drivers, Alfred Hinson, who had been busing the missionaries and chaplains around all weekend, came forward to give his life to Christ.
EL CAJON, Calif. (BP)--Carrying a gift, 1,700 members of Shadow Mountain Community Church fanned out across the city of El Cajon two by two on a mission to distribute a Bible to each of the San Diego-area city’s 30,000 homes.
Church members were treated to a breakfast the Saturday before Easter, prayed over and sent out to deliver gift bags with an invitation to church and a custom-designed Bible.
SAN DIEGO (BP)--"What would happen if we would commit to pray for our missionaries?" best-selling author and speaker Beth Moore asked an audience in San Diego during a live simulcast to hundreds of churches nationwide Jan. 27.