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  • Give Thanks!

    This Thanksgiving season we certainly had lots to be thankful for.  At CCN we are truly grateful for the God given freedom we have in this country to share our faith openly and the gospel freely.

    As those who have been redeemed in Christ our hearts cry aloud with the Psalmist "Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever" Psalm 107:1.

    However, we're not the only ones who are grateful this holiday season...


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    This young man shown with CCN President Jenifer is from Brazil.  From afar he brought with him an assortment of questions.  He was so grateful to hear the gospel that day and for the answers Jen was able to graciously provide him.  Jen, who carries with her several Bibles and a wide array of gospel tracts, left this sojourner with a full heart, a handful of literature, and opportunity for followup later.

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    Just like the U.S. Postal Service we don't allow the elements to prevent us from going out and witnessing!  This young lady standing underneath Steve's umbrella stopped even in the rain to listen as he shared with her the lifesaving message of the gospel.  Though chivalrous, Steve's kind gesture is also symbolic of the grace of God that covers those who shelter in the Cross. 

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    "Aunt" Laura is a faithful CCN volunteer who certainly knows how to make the most of every witnessing opportunity.  This conversation began with Tom, a student at Pitt, telling Laura that he loved her scarf.  Seizing the opportunity she immediately segued from music to the gospel using the Psalms.  It turned out that Tom grew up Catholic and is in the process of converting to Judaism.  Quick on her feet Laura asked the young man to explain Passover.  Seeing that he could not explain it's meaning Laura wonderfully illustrated for him Jesus as the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.  Despite the freezing temperature Laura spent about 45 minutes talking to this coat-less man who listened intently to her every word and no doubt finding his heart strangely warmed by the gospel.

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    The annual Holiday Parade outreach in downtown Pittsburgh was a wonderful success.   We handed out several dozen tracts along the parade route and started several conversations afterwards. Despite the rainy weather it turned out to be a great day for spreading the gospel!  Their smiles say it all, dont they?

    As we look ahead to the birth of our Savior this Christmas season and as the New Year quickly approaches we are thankful for faithful partners in this ministry such as you.  

    For that we echo the heartfelt sentiments of Paul to the Philippian church who wrote: "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you...for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now" Philippians 1:3,5.

    Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!

  • Planning and Preparing

    Frank one of our new Campus Leaders was on campus this month connecting with students and sharing the gospel. 


     

    May is all about planning out the summer and fall outreaches and planning out the fall teaching schedule. However we are all about outreach. Here Cliff is sharing the gospel with a group at a CCN outreach. Cliff is great at apologetics and sharing the gospel.

    Cliff is always willing to sit down and read a gospel tract to a person that cannot see the words that are on the tracts. The words on some of the tracts are a little small and he is then able to explain the gospel a little bit more fully.

     

    Ryan did a wonderful job with Witness Radio this month. Here he is interviewing Roger Patterson to create a radio show on World Religions & Cults.

    We love going out with others in the community to share the gospel. Jenifer and Mary went to a Pittsburgh Pirates game to share the gospel with as many people as would listen.



  • Sharing the Gospel

    This month students went out and shared the Gospel.  Generally we go and share the gospel before Bible Study.  Here is a picture of B'jorn handing out tracts at Pitt.  He was very spirited in handing out tracts.  It is always so exciting to see students handing out tracts and being bold for the gospel. 

    Andre loves to have CCN Saturdays and share the gospel in his local town.  He is able to minister to many in his area each month.

      

    People sometimes question why we hand out tracts however I see people reading them all the time.  Here is a student that was given a tract on a college campus reading a tract given to him a few minutes before.  We have been told by Christian college students that after we are there handing out tracts that they are able to get into gospel conversations with people talking about the tracts that were handed out.

    CCN teaming with the local church to bring Good News to the snowy streets of New York City!  CCN loves the local church and supports it with outreaches, free training and new converts.

     

    Ryan loves to handout tracts as well.  Below is Ryan giving tracts to the Mascots! 

     George attended the Super Bowl outreach and shared the gospel.  Many people were receptive to hear the good news.  

    Jen  attended the Super Bowl Outreach as well.   Jen was able to get lots of conversations by asking people to be on Witness Radio.  Here is a picture of Jen witnessing to one group of people at the Super Bowl.

     

    Jen was also able to have many good conversations about the gospel with people open air.  Jen said "I love to do the good person test open air so that many people can hear the gospel.  I used pictures of famous people to draw a crowd and then take people through the good person test."   Here is Jen sharing the gospel with a group of people at the Super Bowl Outreach.

     

    If you do not know what the good person test is then here is a general outline.

    If you died today would you go to heaven or hell?  Here is a quick test.  Have you ever lied, stolen, lusted, hated or used God’s name in vain? Jesus said, “Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” If you hate someone you have murdered them in your heart.  If you have done even one of these things, God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer and murder at heart, and the Bible warns that one day God will punish you in Hell.  Imagine if you were guilty and standing before a judge.  He said you either have to pay a million dollar fine or go to prison.  Someone that loves you runs into the courtroom and pays your fine.  You would be able to go free.  This is what Jesus did for you 2000 years ago.  You broke God’s Law and Jesus paid your fine. When Jesus died on the cross that was him taking the wrath of God in your place.  Imagine if your parent paid your fine in court.  They would tell you to never do that again.  That would be reasonable.  That is what Jesus tells us.  Repent, turn away from your sins.    Three days after Jesus died on the cross Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death.  Repent and trust Jesus, and God will remit your sins.   Then read the Bible daily and obey it. The only way to heaven is to repent and trust Jesus.

    Jen spoke at a breakfast this past month about how to show evolution is not logical.  Everyone was encouraged learning how to disprove evolution.

     

    Thank you for your partnership.

     

     

  • October 2014 Praise Report

    CCN students went out and shared the gospel this month.  CCN exists to send missionaries onto the campus and train up the students to go out and do the same.  Here is Bjorn handing out gospel tracts at the University of Pittsburgh.

     

     

    Here is Matt witnessing to a fellow student at Slippery Rock.

      

    Below is a picture of Jen talking to a young man named Andrew.   Jen had a long conversation about God.  He kept telling Jen that there does not need to be an absolute God because everything comes about by constant changes.  Jen tried to show him that there are absolute laws in science and that if those absolute laws came about by random chance then it would follow that those laws could change at any moment making them not laws.  He tried to show Jen that the electrons changed when they formed molecules.  Jen tried to tell him that those were governed by a law and they would do the same thing each time.  He either did not get the point or did not want to.  He heard the gospel though and enjoyed the conversation.

     

     

    Bible study is going great at MCCC.  Praise the Lord! Another great CCN life lesson. "The god of Pleasure" was a very good lesson. From left to right are Cameron, Cliff, Deana, and Christine. Also had a chance to witness to a Buddhist. Using the 10 commandments, the scriptures, and reason Cliff was able to unmask her contradictory worldview. And how the truth of the gospel makes sense. She thought the gospel made so much sense that, as Deana pointed out, she couldnt process it. She sort of left abruptly to go to class. But a seed was definetly planted. We prayed for her and hopefully by Gods grace He grants her repentance. It was good that Deana and Cameron witnessed it. To God be the glory! Go CCN!!!

     

     

    Ryan had a wonderful time at his CCN fellowship in Cinnincati.  Please continue to pray for all the CCN Fellowships. 

     

    Jake in Minnesota had a group do outreach at the abortion clinic.

      

    Jen went down to South Carolina and served infront of an abortion Clinic there at the Fall for Greenville outreach.  Jen stood by the drive way and tried to flag down cars.  Jen would talk to the women and ask them not to murder their babies.  There was a couple that was pregnant with twins that left the clinic saying they were not going to murder the babies.

     

     

    God Bless You!  CCN hopes that you have been encouraged to go out and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others as well.

     

    I went down to the Planned Parenthood this month and had a very long converstaion with a muslim from Eygpt.  I tried to show him that Jesus had to die on the cross to pay the fine anyone that would get to heaven.  I showed him that God would be corrupt if he just would forgive people.  I also walked him through the Old Testiment to show him the progession of a sacrifice for sin being needed.  I tried to explain that there was no forgiveness of sins without the shedding of blood.  I do not think he got the point but it was a good conversation. 

    We had a wonderful day of witnessing at the Mars Apple Feast.  Many people heard the gospel.  Below is a picture of Diane sharing the gosple.

     

     

    This is a picture of Mark sharing the gospel.  He loves to use a 10 commandments  banner that I have.

      

     

     

    I went down to South Carolina and served infront of an abortion Clinic there at the Fall for Greenville outreach.  I stood by the drive way and tried to flag down cars.  I would talk to the women and ask them not to murder their babies.  There was a couple that was pregnant with twins that left the clinic saying they were not going tomurder the babies.  

     

       

    On the Campus I was able share the gospel with many people.   Below is a picture of me talking to a young man named Andrew.  Pray for him.  We were able to have a very long conversation about God.  He kept telling me that there does not need to be an absolute God because everything comes about by constant changes.  I tried to show him that there are absolute laws in science and that if those absolute laws came about by random chance then it would follow that those laws could change at any moment making them not be laws.  He tried to show me that the electrons changed when they formed molecules.  I tried to tell him that those were governed by a law and they would do the same thing each time.  He either did not get the point or did not want to.  He heard the gospel though and enjoyed the conversation.

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