Testimonies and Updates

Everything listed under: gospel

  • Holidays allow for ministry oppertunities

    I spoke at an evangelism conference.  I talked about how I do campus ministry.  I showed people how to use all the tools that I use while on the college campus.  I also talked about discipleship and the tools that I use to teach the students on the college campuses.

    Responsive image

    Several of the people that attended the conference went out and share the gospel for the very first time.  It was a good time of fellowship and learning.

    Responsive image

    I had students go out and share the gospel this month while I was not there.  

    Responsive image

    I went to the veterans day parade with 2 other CCN Volunteers. We were able to handout tracts and talk to so many people.  We had people thank us for being there and were grateful to hear the gospel. Below you can see a picture of Dennis sharing the gospel with a young lady that served in the same area that he did while in the Marines.  They had a long conversation and she shook his hand in the end.

    Responsive image

    We handed out tracts and talked to people at the holiday parade.  We got gospel tracts into the hands of Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses which is a miracle, Planned Parenthood escorts(which is another miracle) and Black Hebrew Israelite.  We witnessed to so many people it was such a blessing.

    Responsive image

    November has been such a blessed month of ministry.  I have had so many good conversations with students.  The students are always surprised when they get answers to questions that they thought would stump you.  

    Responsive image

    I also went to Light Up Night in Downtown Pittsburgh to hand out tracts, witness and help some high school students share the gospel for the very first time.  It was a wonderful night.  I will be going every year from this point on.  I had so many amazing conversations.  I talked to a Hindu gentlemen, a Muslim, encouraged several Christians to learn to share the faith.  I shared the gospel so so many people. It was a very encouraging evening.

    Thank you so much for your support.  I could not do any of this without your generous support.

  • Training up others

    This month Laura asked to be  trained up Laura to paint and share the gospel using the Preach-O-Matic.  She spent time at my house learning and practicing.  She learned to make the letters and how to preach and paint at the same time.  She practiced painting and preaching at my house and then did it for the first time at Pitt.

    Responsive image

    It was very exciting to see her share the gospel via the board.

    We had a very long conversation with a young Jewish Pitt student named Ari.  he stood and talked to us for a very long time.  He had lots of good questions to ask us.  We talked about how we knew there is a God and how we knew it is the God of the Bible.  We talked about how we know there is a God by the fact of morals and logic.  Pray that this young man will repent and trust Jesus.

    I got an update about a young lady that I shared the gospel with 2 years ago and left SRU to avoid temptation.  She is still walking with the Lord and she is still so very grateful for hearing the gospel.  It was such an encouraging email to receive.

    Responsive image

    I shared the gospel in the rain and in the shine. The students have been really open to hearing the gospel this month.  Students have come back to talk and ask questions.  I have students in Bible Study at Pitt and Slippery Rock.  God has really been blessing my ministry.

    Responsive image

    My church had a Trunk or Treat.  I got to share the gospel with people from our churches neighborhood that have never been to our church before tonight.

     It was awesome.  I gave everyone a bracelet with 6 different colors on it and a card that explains the gospel using the colors and then went through the gospel with everyone and then the kids got to pick a free stuffed animal.  

     It was a wonderful night of sharing the gospel.

  • Campus Mission Tour was a Success

    Responsive image
    CCN had its yearly Campus Mission Tour this month.  We had 5 churches support the tour this year in Pottstown Pa. We went to Temple, Montgomery Community college and Penn State Burk.  The picture above is with a student from Taiwan it took a long time to explain Who God is and why he would be just.  He did not understand why God did not pay everyone’s fine.  It was a cool conversation.  I really had to think about how to explain things.

    On Saturday we went to Kensington in North Philly.  I was told it has the worst Opioid issue in the country.  Well there were needles everywhere on the ground.   Most people walked around like zombies.  I was able to share the gospel with a lot of people that day.  Almost everyone took tracts.  The one women threw out her drugs after hearing the gospel from Cliff.   It was an eye opening day. 

    Responsive image

    I talked to this young man named Zander for about 30 minutes and he even came back later to talk again.  Pray for Zander!  He thanked us for sharing the gospel with him and answering his questions.  He had bad things happen to him and was grateful for my explanation about why bad things happen.

    At IUP this past week I was able to share the gospel with a Muslim man.  He listened for a while but would not accept that Jesus is God.  He would also not accept that God is just.  I tried to show him that Jesus claimed to be God and he would not accept it.  I showed him that the Koran has errors in it and he refused to comment on it.  Pray for Amed that God would change his heart and mind.

    Responsive image

    Pray for this young man he heard the gospel.  When I asked him what was stopping him from repenting and trusting the gospel he said it was a big commitment and needed more information.  Pray for him.

  • January 2019 Update

    Responsive image

    We had a wonderful time at this year's "First Night" New Years Eve outreach downtown Pittsburgh. From left to right are Me, Laura and Jim, and Assistant Campus Leader Dennis.  Despite the rain it turned out to be a great night for outreach where over 1,000 gospel tracts were distributed! 


    Responsive image

    Sporting events are a great way to share the gospel with a multitude of people all at once.  Here Campus Leader Gene is taking Steeler's fans through the "I.Q Test" as a way to gain their attention before introducing to them the law and the gospel. By positioning himself on the street corner of a busy intersection Gene is employing a great witnessing strategy as people wait for their turn to cross to the other side of the street. Can you say "captive audience"?  

    I had a great time sharing the gospel with the Steeler's fans.

    Responsive image

    Jacob stopped to listen to the Open Air Evangelism and I started talking to him because I though he was a Christian and I wanted to invite him to Bible Study.  He turned out to be an atheist.  He wanted to know why God would not reveal himself to everyone.  He thought that was unfair.  He does not think hell is reasonable.  Pray for him.

    Went out to the South Side with a few other evangelists in the evening.  I was able to speak to about 15 people about Jesus. 

    I spoke to a young man that was up on a ladder pulling down shirts and such so that he could close up he shop he was working at.  I asked him if he was a good person and he said that he was.  I asked him if he had broken various laws and he said that he had broken all of the commandments I asked him about.  I asked him if he would be innocent or guilty on the day of judgment and he said he would be guilty and that he would end up in hell.  He did not want to end up in Hell and I explained that Jesus died on the cross to pay the fine.  He was very engaged in what I was saying and then the owner of the shop came out.  The owner wanted to here what I had to say.  I asked him to imagine his best friend was raped and murdered.  The judge just let the man who did it go. Would the judge be a good judge? He said that he would not be a good judge and he would kill the man himself.  I walked him through the good person test and asked if he would go to heaven or hell.  He told me he was a Muslim.  I explained that God is good and so he must punish those that broke his law or he is not a good God.  I explained that Jesus died on the cross to pay the fine.  He said over and over again that Jesus is not God.  I told him that Jesus claimed to be God and so Jesus was either a liar and so he could not be a prophet or Jesus is God.  I told him that Jesus accepted worship because he is God.  At that point the man said fine Jesus is God and closed up his door.

    Most of all I am grateful for my ministry partners who faithfully pray and support my campus evangelism.  "Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead" in the new year may we "press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus" (Phil.3:13,14)!

    The Lord bless you and keep you in 2019!

    Thank you for your support!