| High School Preaching Reports|
Hi Sermon Index my name is Ricky Earle, and I currently live in Trenton, Ontario, Canada. My good friend and co-missionary laborer Lee Mills and myself run a small website for Repent Canada Ministries at repentcanada.com. There are approximately 11 high schools within a 30 minute drive of us here. Starting last May/05 we began to preach open-air at these high schools on the students lunch hours. We have had good reports from students, several comments of note from students resonate in my mind:
"I have heard this before (the Gospel) but it never made sense until now"
"We have learnt more since you have been here preaching (after 25 minutes) than we have all year in (Catholic) religion classes"
and "When are you coming back?" has been said to us at most schools.
We have even had a student say the exact words, "What do I have to do to be saved?". What an encouragement!
The hardest thing to have witnessed was a conversation I had with a student who said he was an Agnostic, that he used to go to church but he didn't know what to believe. I reasoned with him briefly, and gave him some Gospel literature. 9 days later we received news that the same young man died overnight in his sleep from illicit drug use. That led me to much prayer and burned a fire inside of myself that now compels me to preach as often as I can to reach Lost people.
When we go out we begin in the natural perhaps talking about their own mortality, or money, or the fact that the public school system in Canada has attempted to take God out but has replaced Him with the Religion of Evolution and Lies. Then from there we begin to open up God's Ways and Laws. Using simple illustrations and modern parables we then get into God's Righteousness, Justice, Judgment, Hell, Repentance, the Cross and Eternal Life. We get to minister to them open air then when we are done we get to have small group interactions and one to one. We hand out Gospel CDs like FREEDOM, testimonies, and some music. As well we bring some of Kent Hovind's Creation Science DVDs like "Lies in the Textbooks" which clearly show that Evolution is a complete lie, and that the Bible is of Divine origin and Science proves the Bible as being true and reliable. Gospel tracts are always handed out. Usually at the average school we are giving out 100 hundred CDs, 50 DVDs, and several hundred tracts.
We aspire to be True and Faithful Witnesses of Christ, and some of the schools we have been to 2-3 times with plans to continue going back for more ministering.
The police have come to every single school, except one, that we have preached at. We preach on the sidewalk on public property. We do understand the school's concern in some cases with hundreds of students coming outside to hear the Gospel. However, the Gospel must be preached. We have had no violence or major problems.
The current situation with the schools in Belleville, Ontario is that we have been told if we go back that we action will be taken from the police. I would like to ask for prayers from the Saints here at Sermon Index that we are not prohibited from preaching the Gospel in anyway. As well, that by the Grace of God we can see an outpouring of the Holy Ghost to convict the young people, school administration, police officers, and anyone else who hears in the area of their sins so that they will call upon Jesus Christ for salvation. Lord willing we will continue to preach the Gospel at these local high schools in our area for revival to break through.
Following the lead of Brother Eli I would like to post reports of the minstry that is occurring here, as well as prayer requests if I may. We are planning to preach at 2-3 high schools this upcoming week, God willing.
| 2005/10/8 16:51||Profile|
| Re: High School Preaching Reports|
Sounds like a great work - you have my prayers, may God prosper your efforts and give you favor with key administrators and law enforcement.
| 2005/10/8 19:45||Profile|
I say, go to the police station and talk to the Cheif.
I appeciate you Rick!
| 2005/10/9 1:37|
Thank you for the promise of prayer Kendal.
Yes Jesse after hearing you on the Todd Friel radio program and suggesting going to the Chief of Police about concerns I plan to do that Tuesday morning, then God willing go and preach later that afternoon. Thanks Jesse.
| 2005/10/9 5:07||Profile|
Sermon Index Brethren,
Tremendous news! We went to preach at a high school in Cobourg, Ontario today. Thank you for the prayers of the saints. As well we have given ourselves to more prayer, and God is doing wonders. The police authorities were called to the school by the adminstration and they did not stop us from preaching! Praise the LORD! This is the first time the police came to a high school and did not interupt the Word! Approximately 150 young people (and some school teachers, and police officers) heard the Gospel today. We handed out several hundred Gospel tracts, CDs, and DVDs. The reception was tremendous, with many of the youth asking real in-depth questions. God willing we are going to bring the Word to Belleville, Ontario tomorrow.
Bless the LORD Jesus
Saints let's keep praying for revival!
| 2005/10/11 16:17||Profile|
| 2005/10/12 23:39||Profile|
We headed to Belleville today to preach the Word at a local high school. Thank you all for the prayers. The police did not interupt the preaching! Praise the LORD!
They actually waited until we were done then we spoke to them. They were very cordial to us!
Probably 150-200 young people heard the Word, took Kent Hovind DVDs (Lies in the Textbooks), CDs (with messages like Ray Comfort's "the Passion", Jesse Morrell' "Guilty as Charged", tracks from the Freedom CD, other testimonies, and songs).
This was the first time we had a woman - Praise God - who came with us on this mission. She was such a blessing in her prayers, ministering, and encouragement (as well as talking to the authorities - the rest of us who preach and witness are all under 27 yrs of age).
As well, it was raining all morning - sometimes fairly hard - we got to the school and prayed in faith that we mere men like Elias, and that God had imparted righteousness to us by faith in His Son, so he he heard our "effectual, fervent prayer". He did it! The rained stop for the whole hour and forty-five minutes we were at the school! We will pray for salvation for them as well as the Christians there, that they were encouraged. God willing we will go back maybe in a month or so. One young man said he wants to go to Church youth group! All 12 bibles of thewe had were taken when we asked if anyone would like one.
May God receive the Glory He is do! LORD willing we are off to Picton, Ontario tomorrow to be a witness for Christ our Savior.
| 2005/10/13 18:23||Profile|
Los Angeles, California
| 2005/10/14 0:08||Profile|
I love that newspaper photo. Bro keep reaching out to the youth.
| 2005/10/14 1:08|
Cache Valley, Utah
Praise the Lord, what an encouragement!
| 2005/10/14 9:07||Profile|