2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ Evangelism Newsletter #1

Dear Friend

RE.: 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICA™ EVANGELISING MISSION

We, Bill Adams (www.sfoi.org/), Michael Rogers (www.livingwatersafrica.co.za/) and Gary Crous (www.luke923evangelism.wordpress.com/) take this opportunity of requesting your availability, Lord willing, to join us in reaching the tens of thousands of soccer fans and visitors coming to South Africa to be a part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. Add to this the 47.9 million (www.southafrica.info/about/people/population.htm) local people then we have the world’s largest sporting event in our own backyard where we can work with our Lord Jesus to reach His people.

You can check out the progress of the World Cup at FIFA.com and view the official website (www.fifa.com/worldcup/index.html). There are nine (9) cities that will be hosting the First Round matches in nine stadia, which are –

 Cape Town – Green Point Stadium

 Durban – Moses Mabhida Stadium

 Johannesburg – Ellis Park Stadium

 Bloemfontein – Free State Stadium

 Port Elizabeth – Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

 Nelspruit – Mbombela Stadium

 Polokwane – Peter Mokaba Stadium

 Rustenburg – Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace Stadium

 Pretoria – Loftus Versfeld Stadium

You can expect from the magnitude of the sporting event and the logistics involved stretching from the west coast to the east coast and from the southern coast through the central and northern regions of South Africa that we do appeal to ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20) to join us in fighting the good fight for souls (1 Timothy 6:12) all for the Glory of God.

The vision is to get as many obedient and faithful evangelists who love the Lord and will willingly lay down their lives, set aside their time and resources in reaching the millions for Christ so that many will hear the proclamation of God’s Law and His Gospel of Grace, compelling sinners to repentance and putting their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ (see Acts 17:30,31).

We are looking to labour with our brothers and our sisters in Christ who will preach the true biblical gospel – not a soft, candy-coated, prosperity gospel – but the True Gospel which saves unto salvation where we will allow the Holy Spirit to “reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness and of judgment” (John 16:8).

We are convinced that as you are on Michael’s mailing list you have possibly heard or have been taught ‘The Way of the Master’ (Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort), a ministry of Living Waters (www.livingwaters.com/). Please do take some time to listen to the two Foundational Messages “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” and “True and False Conversion” on their website. If you have already, please do these as a refreshing exercise, as we all are to examine ourselves (see 2 Corinthians 13:5). We are trying to make certain that whoever stands up to preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified will be reading off the same Bible pages and not flying under the radar with another gospel (see Galatians 1:6-10).

We are also hoping to put together a type of “Ambassadors’ Academy / Way of the Master” style Evangelism Boot Camp. However, what might be more appropriate would be to get those ambassadors in the nine cities who are prepared to make a sacrifice to come together and be involved in a training camp within each city. This will create an awareness of the evangelism outreach for the 2010 event. We therefore appeal to you and request those who want to be a team leader of an evangelism team in your city and those who want to host an Evangelism Boot Camp to forward the following information to gary@gdlk.co.za :

 Your full names and contact details.

 Your church and pastor’s details – a reference.

 Have you taken / taught ‘The Way of the Master’ Evangelism Basic Training Course?

 A short testimony of your faith in Christ Jesus and any ministry / mission work.

 Have you listened to the Foundational Messages “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” and “True and False Conversion”?

 Do you preach sin, righteousness and judgment by using God’s Law (The Ten Commandments) and the Gospel of Grace through the Cross, Resurrection, Ascension and Second Coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ?

To host a team to conduct the boot camp will however require financial support so if you have any ideas please let us know by emailing suggestions / actions / support to the above e-mail address in order that the necessary arrangements can be undertaken.

The ultimate aim is to have a team of evangelists – open-air preaching and one-to-one witnessing –available in each of the nine cities, to be shepherded by a team leader (for accountability purposes) around the stadia and at the fan parks. This will be a corporate mission with prayer gatherings, transport, preferably Living Water’s gospel Tracts and/or One Million Tracts (www.onemilliontracts.com/), accommodation and meals being organized by the team leader and the members (ecclesia) of each team. We would also appreciate photos and videos to be taken at the various venues so they can be posted, hopefully, on a daily basis on the Luke 9:23 Evangelism blog in order that our brothers and sisters in Christ from around the world can be informed of the mission and also be prayer warriors for the evangelists and the souls witnessed to.

As the sporting event progresses we hope to all come together, those who are able to, in the Second Round at the venues allocated and so on to the Quarter-Finals, the Semi-Finals until we will all be united in one huge gathering at the Third/Fourth Place Play-off and the Final. This is the vision and the prayer for our BIG GOD to give Himself all the Glory!!

We hope to hear from you, if you have suggestions or plans we have overlooked, please drop us a line. To get a feel of the Lord’s work at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup™ please check out the following links –

o Photo Gallery – www.luke923evangelism.shutterfly.com/26

o Live Report by Bill Adams – www.luke923evangelism.wordpress.com/2009/06/20/live-report-from-confederations-cup/

o Thomas Nunes Report – www.luke923evangelism.wordpress.com/2009/06/24/thomas-nunes-confederations-cup-report/

o Bill Adams Friday June 19th – www.luke923evangelism.wordpress.com/2009/06/30/bill-adams-confederations-cup-report-friday-june-19th/

o Bill Adams Saturday June 20th – www.luke923evangelism.wordpress.com/2009/07/02/bill-adams-confederations-cup-report/

o Brothers on Mission – www.luke923evangelism.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/brothers-on-mission/

In Christ’s Service until He returns,

Gary Stephen Crous
Tel. 033 – 394 9091 (Work)
Cell +27 722211233
e-mail gary@gdlk.co.za

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[Jesus] saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe the gospel.” – Mark 1:15

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