People in need of a second chance...

  • Sharing the Gospel with Muslims

    We have shared the gospel with many Muslims.  I do not think there was a day that I went out witnessing this month where I was not able to share the gospel with at least one Muslim.  When talking to Muslims there are several stumbling blocks that I run into almost every time I share the gospel with those that follow Islam.  

    1. They believe that God is merciful and not just.  They think that as long as they believe in the correct God and repent well enough that they will go to heaven.  They do not see the need for a payment for their wrong doing.
    2. They do not think Jesus is God.
    3. They believe that the only sin that cannot before given is believing God is 3 in
    4. They believe the Bible has been changed.

    I did have one very good conversation where the young man seemed to receive what I said.  The picture is of Muhammad.  

    He listened to me explain the dual nature of Jesus and thanked me for my explanation. He said he never heard it explained like that. He allowed me to explain how God is Just and that we can only go to heaven if God pays the fine since we owe an eternal fine. Please pray for him. He asked honest questions and was satisfied with the answers I gave and took information from me to read later.

    Pray for Luke. He wanted to know why he could not just be sorry for the bad things he did and not do them again. He wanted to know why he needed Jesus.

    I gave him the example of him Standing in a court room. The judge says he is guilty. He tells the judge that he is sorry and will never do it again. The judge tells him that he should be sorry and he should not do it again. But he has to pay the fine.

    Someone runs into the court and says that they will pay the fine. The is what Jesus does on the cross. Jesus paid the fine we must repent and trust Jesus.

    He said he was glad he stopped and had a conversation and asked the question. 

    I ran into him about 2 weeks later and we continued our conversation.  We talked about how we could know that there is a God.  He wanted scientific evidence for God.  I explained that Science is the study of the material world.  God is immaterial and outside of time and space so that is an impossibility.  I showed him that there had to be a God to create everything because if there was every nothing then there could never not be nothing.  Nothing is the thing that rocks dream about and it cannot create anything.  Pray for young Luke.

    We had some great Bible Studies this month.  We have been talking about the parables in the SRU Bible Studies.  Here is Matt teaching on the parable of the landowner.

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People in need of a second chance...

CCN is helping to recruit mentors for B.L.E.S.S.E.D Ministries' Mentorship Program...
Are you willing and able?

in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. present:
One-to-One Adult Mentorship Program
Can you name someone who made a major positive impact in your life?
Can you see yourself being that person for somebody else?

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In partnership with Goodwill Industries, B.L.E.S.S.E.D. Ministries, Inc. (BMI) is seeking mentors for its Adult One-to-One Mentoring Program, designed to assist formally incarcerated individuals who reside in the Essex County, New Jersey community by matching them with outstanding community leaders, known as Mentors.
What is a mentor? A mentor is a trusted counselor and guide, who helps and directs another individual's development, knowing that a person who receives direction and encouragement has a greater chance of success.
BMI's 3 Mentorship Goals are:
- Winning at the Workplace – Mentors encourage and guide mentees through the job search and placement process and/or provide guidance as they seek to grow on their job.
- Rebuilding at Home – Mentors help advise mentees as they seek to rebuild family relationships that may have been lost during their incarceration.
- Giving Back to the Community – Mentors provide mentees with encouragement and direction in helping to give back to society through various means such as volunteering or other positive community activities.
The Ultimate Goal: Empower another individual with more than just a second chance; provide them with the ability to see the hope inside of themselves to succeed and remain successful in society.



Submit your application via email to or fax to 877-516-2536.

Otherwise, please mail your application to:

BLESSED Ministries - PO Box 1097 South Orange, NJ 07079

For more information, contact 973-327-4747 or email

*Mentors must be 21 yrs or older and able to commit to contact with Mentee one hour a week via phone or in person or for a minimum of 4 hours per month for 6 months.
"A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself."
***Mentors assist in building communities by reducing recidivism***

"It's amazing. When I look at my journey through life, I often reflect and thank the Lord for my Mentors. Without them, I would not be where I am today. As a young man, I lacked focus and the faith to see God's will and purpose for my life. I was often treated as an outcast. However, the Lord sent great and successful mentors into my life, who took an interest in my personal and professional life. They exposed me to a wealth of knowledge that I would not have received from school or my up bringing. We have transitioned from mentors, to partners, to friends. 'Be not hearers of the Word, but doers also. Faith without works is dead.'

The commitment to help someone become better than yourself is a true meaning of giving.

God Bless,
Sean LaCon
Executive Director
BLESSED Ministries, Inc.

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