Memories from Malaysia, 2008

We are excited to be going to Singapore and Malaysia again this fall! This video brings back special memories from one of our conferences there back in 2008.

All over the world young ladies are seeking to be bright lights for the Lord! Please join us in prayer that the Lord would be at work in the hearts of many young ladies in SE Asia and do wonderful things for His glory. We will also be running some conferences in Australia.

“O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.”
Psalm 117

Carl Kerby in Cedar Rapids

This past weekend Carl Kerby was in town speaking at a few different churches.

I’ve been challenged and encouraged by Mr. Kerby’s ministry numerous times in the past several years. If you’ve attended a Bright Lights Radiant Purity Conference in the last year or so, you’ve seen the video clip that we show about Noah’s Ark. That video was produced by Carl along with theveracityproject.com and it is only one of a series. There are several other very interesting, fast-paced, highly educational 4-5 minute videos, all sold together on a DVD called Debunked. These sell very quickly at Bright Lights conferences because people like the Noah’s Ark Debunked clip so much.

Lunch time at the youth/family conference on Saturday. The young people were enthusiastic and enjoyed Carl’s messages. Even the youngest in the group remained attentive and engaged all day long. If Carl is ever in your area make sure you go and bring a car load of friends. See his schedule here.

Beside Carl’s seven sessions last weekend, he gave about fifteen more “sessions” in between as we bombarded him with questions [smile]. On Sunday afternoon Nate and Ashley Day (who organized the youth conference and initiated the whole weekend) joined us for lunch along with other friends.

A prayer of mine has been that the Lord would give me more opportunities to spend time with wise people so I can glean from their wisdom (Proverbs 13:20). Being with Mr. Kerby this weekend was definitely an answer to that prayer. [smile]

For more about Carl’s ministry, see Reasons for Hope.

“And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:13-15).

Farmers’ Market Adventures

Last Saturday we went to a farmers market to share the gospel. We prayed that the Lord would lead us to the right people. One girl we talked with had nearly died in a car accident several years back. Brad (a friend we were witnessing with) asked her, “If you would have died, would you have gone to Heaven or Hell?” This really opened up the conversation with her and her boyfriend. She responded with serious interest to the gospel message.

Another guy named Andrew explained that he just got saved last year. He was with some unsaved friends that he had been trying to witness to, and he really appreciated the help in sharing the gospel with them! He said, “Just last night we had a long talk/debate about these things!” Andrew explained that he has been trying to share his faith, but he doesn’t know very many other people who do. He said, “It’s so encouraging meeting you.”

It is a beautiful thing to pray and then watch the Lord answer with those short interactions that are of eternal significance — explaining the greatest news in the world … one conversation at a time.

Deut 31:6 says: “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” This was written to Israel as they were preparing to go into the promised land. We serve the same God Who also sends us to conquer but in a different way.