Missionary Steve Puckett
Here are just a few of the activities for the month –
- More professions of faith
- Additional evangelism training
- Continuation of discipleship
This is from Chris’s report –
I think sometimes, as we minister in this culture, that sadly, a whole generation is lost! It’s difficult to find people in their twenties and thirties that want to follow God. But this month, I am encouraged that God is bringing young people to us! For example, consider Jacob, a very young man of 14 years old who was trying to find his way. At Mission Norman, food pantry, he found Christ and committed his life to Him! We met this week for discipleship, discussing prayer, bible study, fellowship, and evangelism, including Romans 3:23 and 6:23 as key memory verses to share the gospel! And I’m excited that he wants to go to church with me tomorrow! Praise the LORD!!
We also continue to minister to youth at the Chapel Ridge Apartment on Thursdays! At our movie night this past week, we had ten children, and over the last few weeks, there have been two new visitors, also young teenage boys, that hopefully will come back and allow us to develop them into future leaders in their homes and communities! If there is any hope for youth in this culture filled with lies and unbelief, the Spirit of God will have to open their eyes and draw them to Himself! Please pray for us to continue to be used for this very purpose! And may God fulfill the promise in Psalm 78:6-7, “he established a testimony in Jacob…That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born…that they might set their hope in God…”, which just so happens to be the purpose statement of our church!:
“To take the love of Christ to a generation of people in Norman who are looking for hope and raise up a new generation to take that hope to Norman and the world.”
(The pictures below are of me and Nancy with kids at the Chapel Ridge Apartment complex. On the right is a “burning bush” craft as we were learning about Moses. And this past week, we watched the animated movie, “The Prince of Egypt” which powerfully showed how God used Moses to deliver the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt! Also on the right are the three “K” sister, Kyrianna, Kaleah, and Kamarea, that have been visiting our group for some time now, and I have really enjoying seeing God work in their lives during our time with them!)
I have some more good news that I just received. One of the ladies from our church, who is well trained in evangelism, had an opportunity to share the gospel with a fitness trainer at the gym and he prayed to receive Christ. It just so happens that Chris, who goes to the same gym, had recently shared the gospel with the same man. Was this a chance encounter? No, I believe that this was a divine appointment. It’s really encouraging to me to have had a student share the gospel with another and for that person to receive Christ as savior. It reminds me of 1 Cor 3:7 – “…God gives the increase” I believe that this also is a perfect example of multiplication.
There is a lot more that could be said, but I’ll be merciful to you. Please continue to pray for us! We appreciate your support both prayerfully and financially.
Thank you for all of your support. Come and see us when you get a chance and please – pray for us and the work here in Norman.
Sunday School – 9:30 am
Morning Service – 10:30 am
Evening Bible Study – 5:00 pm
Evening Bible Study (Family Reunion) – 7:30 pm