The Royal Agricultural Show 2016 Evangelism

2016 Royal Show Logo It has been a long while since we have reported what has been taking place in the local harvest field only by the grace of GOD. Our outreach at the Royal Show this year took place on the 28th and the 30th May and the 3rd June 2016.

Praise GOD – this year the security guards gave us a rest. Marius, Jono, my wife Tammy and Gary handed out Gospel literature and the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was lifted up!

Spoke to a Muslim man named Saayheed (?) who agreed to have a discussion on camera if his face would not be shown. Well, he allowed his face to be shown when he decided to move off camera. The conversation really took a turn when Saayheed denounced that Jesus Christ is the Son of GOD and that he does not believe in being “born-again”! Saayheed then hastened to end the conversation. It is clear that Islam does not serve the One and Only True and Living GOD of Creation Who is revealed in the Holy Scriptures, GOD’s Word being the Bible!

The discussion together with part of the open-air preaching which followed can be viewed on the play-list hereunder:

Other conversations were also had, especially with an Indian hawker selling avocado pears named Roy, who is backslidden in his faith in Jesus Christ. Gary shared the Gospel with Roy dealing with the severity and mercy of GOD our Saviour Who is angry with the wicked every day.

11  God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. ~ Psalm 7:11

A day or so later Roy was presented by us with a whole list of printed Scripture verses and a new Authorised Version (KJV) Holy Bible – he agreed to take it and read it!

Pedestrian crossing preaching Cee-Jay next to a RooikatSergeant Padayachee second right

On day 8, Gary took his wife Tammy and grandson Cee-Jay into the Royal Show Grounds. Gospel tracts were handed out as we walked in and around the stalls and a long discussion was had with a Sergeant Padayachee as we discussed the Naval Marines and its disbanding. He also willingly showed us around their displays explaining how the Army is now involved in fighting the rhino poachers in game reserves. Whilst in an ops-vehicle Gary then after relating to the dangers of being in the military transitioned to the Law and Gospel of Grace of our Great GOD and Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ, after finding out that Sgt Padayachee had a Roman Catholic background.

We humbly request all believers to join us in prayer for one-another and for those who GOD has ordained to hear the Gospel of His Son Jesus.

Hereunder, are previous links to our RAS Evangelism . . .

Soli Deo Gloria

Remembrance Day 2015

Gary sharing the Gospel of God with Moses We attended at the Remembrance Day (Armistice Day and M.O.T.H.) held in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday October 8, 2015 with the sole reason of sharing the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Before the laying of the wreaths took place, Gary presented the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a 14 year old homeless child named Moses who had approached Tammy for something to eat. Our discussion revealed that Moses is orphaned and has been sadly kicked out of his 22 year old brother Patrick’s house in Eastwood, due to the older sibling getting involved with a girlfriend! If this is true, this shows the depravity of man and to what depraved levels this man has gone! Absolutely WICKED!

IMG-20151108-WA000 He was taken through “The Way to God” WMP booklet, as he cannot read, and which was given to him as it has some sketches. It was also ascertained that he had some-sort of Roman Catholic background! He was understanding the true Gospel of GOD that was presented to him, and he was encouraged by us to get off the streets by going to either the Youth for Christ’s shelter Khayalethu or the YMCA that are both involved in taking street-kids off the streets. “Khayalethu has been able to reunite more than 10 children and youth with their families.” (cover story in the Maritzburg Fever newspaper dated November 4, 2015).

After feeding Moses spiritually, he was blessed . . .

Proverb 19:17  He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

Please remember this boy Moses in your prayers for salvation! Please also pray for those who heard the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the open-air.

Part 1 ~ The Proceedings

Part 2 ~ The Preaching

Soli Deo Gloria

Ukhozi FM Concert 2015 Evangelism

Gary preaching On Saturday June 13, 2015 Brothers Lungisa and Gary headed out to evangelise at the secular music concert taking place at The Oval in Alexandra Park, Pietermaritzburg.

This music event was usually held on the last day of the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) Show being the tenth day. However, this year the music concert was not held as in the past and even though Ukhozi FM and the RAS had advertised in the media that the date had been changed, huge crowds of “concert-goers” still came out in their masses on Sunday June 7, 2015! As over the years a huge street party ensued with much drinking, debauchery and crime being the order of the day.

In 2013, Lungisa and Gary had made a video warning of the under-aged drinking of alcohol by school children and even with the presence of the SAPS and the Msunduzi Traffic law-enforcement officers, crime was out of control. Back then there were criminal activities taking place in broad daylight and nothing was done about it. It was just a matter of time for the criminal safe_image activities to get out of control. And so it was on Sunday June 7, 2015 at about 18H00 with the “street party” unsanctioned by RAS and Ukhozi FM and therefore not “supervised” by law agencies, drunkenness spilled over into, what was reported as, gang related violence on an old horse polo field and a 19 year old fatally stabbed a Mooi River young man named “Themba” multiple times! Another murder had taken place upon the streets of Pietermaritzburg at a “fun-event”! The reports can be read Here (The Citizen) and Here (Public Eye Maritzburg).

From our + 5 hours ministering out there on Sunday, the crowds coming to the event were “much better” behaved than the total abandonment that we have seen at past events. However, there was still alcohol consumption and a few drunk children that we saw and heard. It could also be the case that they were “partied-out” from last week, but the crowds picked up steadily during the morning and early afternoon. Hundreds of Gospel tracts were handed out, some conversations had and the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was proclaimed and high and lifted up! We have a three part part-open-air preaching by Brother Lungisa in isiZulu before the battery on our camera died! 

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

The food vendors Lungisa early on tractingLungisa on the boxSome crowdsQueues of people listeningSkottle-braai boerewors and kebabsLungisa proclaiming the GospelA "Gospel" group waiting to go-in; some reading Gospel tractsLungisa persuading a man to take literatureGary preaching to the linesGary preaching to the linesGary preaching Christ

Kindly keep all in your prayers of those who had an ear to hear the Word of God and that our Great God and Saviour Jesus Christ would have saved the elect this day!

Soli Deo Gloria!

The Comrades and the Royal Show 2015 Report

The Comrades Marathon

Comrades Marathon 2015 On Sunday May 31, 2015, the world renowned ultra-marathon was being run for the 90th year between the coastal city Durban and the capital City of Choice of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. This year was an up-run which would finish at The Oval cricket ground in the picturesque surrounds of Alexandra Park.

Brothers Lungisa and Gary were out there to preach the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Yeshua HaMashiach, the Lord Jesus Christ. Besides our cosmopolitan ‘Rainbow-Nation’ of many ethnic and diverse people groups, there would also be a greater mixture of foreigners at this event due to its international appeal! We always delight in proclaiming Christ Jesus to the nations, especially when the nations and ethnic groups come to our neck-of-the-woods!

Christ said that we are to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature – it truly is a blessing when our Creator has the nations coming to our doorstep. Brethren, use every opportunity to reach as many souls as you can, whenever you can. The theme Scripture portion would be:

24  Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
25  And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
26  I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
27  But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. ~ 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Gift Kelehe near our preaching spot, proceeding to the finish line at The OvalFor the record: There were two South African winners – in the Men’s race Gift Kelehe in a time of 05:38:36 – who did some push ups at the finish line for good measure in this just under 90km race – 14 years after his brother Andrew won in 2001. This is now the first time brothers have won this marathon!

Caroline Wostmann aproaching the stadium's finish Caroline Wostmann then became the first South African to win the women’s race since 1998, when she finished in a time of 06:12:20. This follows her victory in the Two Oceans Marathon held in Cape Town  earlier this year.

“I’ve had such an incredible year, such an incredible day – all glory to God . . . I’m in a huge amount of pain, I pushed myself to the limit,” she said in a television interview after the race.

Indeed, ALL GLORY TO GOD!

We also pray that many people heard the Good News of salvation by God’s grace through faith in the redeemer Jesus Christ!

LungisaLungisa tractingCrowds are picking upDSCF3024DSCF3025DSCF3026Free Toyota flagsLungisa proclaiming Jesus ChristFoot-traffic picking upCrowds and workers?Brother Lungisa heralding the Name of ChristBrother Lungisa heralding the Name of ChristComrades Poster 2015On the box

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The Royal Agricultural Society Show

Royal Show 2015

Days 4, 7 and 9

On June 1, 4 and 6 we came out at various times to proclaim our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to this dark, dying world. Many Gospel tracts were distributed. Sadly we noticed that there were some people who received literature that crossed the street and disposed of our material in a trash can on the other side. We know God’s Word will never return void, and we do trust and believe the witness and testimonial accounts of many souls being saved through disposed Gospel tracts. Whilst one person judges them self unworthy of receiving the gift of everlasting life through repentance and faith and by their rebellious action of casting the Word of God from them, another person is miraculously given a life line where they pick up a Gospel tract and God uses it for the salvation of a hungry soul seeking His forgiveness of their sins.

The BoxA collection of Gospel literature distributed 

It never amazes me when arrogant lost souls voice their disdain for the public proclamation of the Gospel being heralded in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ – the very Saviour of the world – when they shout out: “Why don’t you go and preach in a Church!” Little do these misinformed individuals realise that the majority of lost souls, like them, are never attending Church buildings to hear the way to receive everlasting life and therefore the world’s open spaces is where the “church congregation” can hear the preaching by open-air street evangelists. The reason why lost souls do not want to hear the preaching of Jesus Christ in open public spaces is because they love their sin and they don’t want to be confronted in their “pig-sty.” They do not want their sinful worldview challenged while they are drinking in their iniquity like water.

If sinners do not accept that there are moral absolutes, for they know right from wrong, then these very individuals should stop complaining about all the crime, fraud, load shedding and inept governance in South Africa and just accept it as a given and be quiet! The Truth is, the Gospel of repentance and faith in and through the Lord Jesus Christ will bring about change and a better life for all when men, women and children surrender their wretched lives over to Almighty God. True peace and joy is only found in Christ! The reason we see so much crime, xenophobia, drug use, murder and abortions, prostitution and pornography, adultery and fornication, drunkenness and thieving, lying politicians is as a result of a reprobate godless society who thinks works-based religious practices can solve problems! That is the lie they believe. The Truth is, the only way to be set free is through Jesus Christ, who said:

6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. ~ John 14:6

32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ~ John 8:32

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There was a lady who also stood by and listened to the preaching of the Gospel on day 7 (June 4) who said she needed to hear what was being preached. We know we do not labour in vain, as we read:

58  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. ~ 1 Corinthians 15:58

Reading Gospel literature at the pedestrian crossingMarius' Heaven or Hell T-shirtDSCF3054 

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It is also a troublesome situation when we pray for the Lord of the harvest to send more labourers into His harvest field, and we have professing “Brothers” who preach a soft, powerless: “Jesus loves you and is coming back” message to hardened sinners without even preaching / sharing the FULL counsel of God’s Justice and Grace! Jesus truly loves and He is coming back, no doubt, but how does that awaken a slumbering sinner headed for Hell? Uttering this statement does not show the sinner his true plight before a Sovereign and Holy Judge of the Universe! It seems that there is a “belief” that by just telling sinners that “Jesus loves them” is sufficient to get them into heaven, and that one must never confront or call out wickedness for that is “unloving”! I have previously been accused of preaching “no love” by those who “only preach love”! The greatest love is letting your light shine before all men warning wretched sinners of damnation in the lake of fire which is the second death to come and that there is a way, the only way to escape God’s wrath is by His mercy and grace – and it is through repentance and faith by trusting in our Lord Jesus Christ! This is when they will Glorify God our Father in Heaven!

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Soli Deo Gloria!

The Royal Agricultural Society 2015 Evangelism

Royal Show 2015

Day 1, May 29

Lungisa raising the Name of our Lord Jesus ChristBrothers Lungisa, Marius and Gary proceeded to our usual evangelism spot opposite the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS)show grounds, at the pedestrian crossing where we conducted stoplight preaching, distributed Gospel tracts and engaged individuals with witnessing encounters.

We had prayed to our Father in Heaven for an open-door to labour for His Kingdom, and we were not approached by the security today, as at past shows.

Gary witnessing to José While Lungisa open-air preached, Marius handed out Gospel tracts, Gary handed out tracts and got into a conversation with José – a self confessing homosexual. Many Scriptures were opened to José and he was understanding his predicament before his Holy Creator. He also said he understands for he sees it all written in the Bible. Please pray for José to not rest until he comes to true repentance toward God and his faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ (see Acts 20:21). Three particular portion of Scriptures which were opened to José, were:-

1. God created man and woman – Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve – for a man and woman, a husband and wife are to be married and they can bring forth children. José agreed that a man and man cannot bring forth a child neither a woman and a woman in lesbianism:

23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. ~ Genesis 2:23-25

2. That man is not to lay with man in homosexuality which is perverse sex and an abomination before a Holy God:

22  Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. ~ Leviticus 18:22

3. No homosexual will enter into the Kingdom of God:

9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:9,10

Preaching and Tracting Later, we did learn of a crippled African man in a wheelchair who was playing his acoustic guitar to the passing foot-traffic, attending and leaving the show, who was told by security to leave the area. Whilst he might have been inside the perimeter fencing of a walkway leading from the parking facilities being let from the Voortrekker High School by the RAS committee, it was a callous and heartless act telling this man to leave when they could have kindly asked him to come onto the public sidewalk. He certainly was not harming anyone. We are reminded many times by government to be entrepreneurs and self-sufficient. Well this man was using his God-given talent to glean a few coins here-and-Marius handing out Gospel tracts there to make a living. Is there a crime in that? It reflects poorly on the RAS and Superior Security that they are seen as uncompassionate. This man certainly was not going to put them out of business with his one-man performance. Their actions are nothing short of defining them as heartless greedy scrooges! In previous years we have had the same security company under the “watch” of the Show director Mr Terry Strachan come and harass the preaching of God’s Word whilst we have been on public property, of which we pay taxes to the municipality for the upkeep thereof which therefore makes us a stakeholder to coin a much used government term! It is about time these people find out what they can and cannot do! They are infringing on other citizens’ Constitutional Bill of Rights which are acts of lawlessness! All for the love of the things of this world!

Gary on the box BE WARNED, there is a Judgment Day that is approaching where all will give an accounting of their lives here on this earth – whether in thought, or in word, or in deed – to the Most High God Almighty YHVH and the events of this particular day will certainly be on the Court’s Role on that great and terrible Day of the LORD. As it is said vengeance belongeth to God:

18  If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
19  Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. ~ Romans 12:18,19

We do pray for every person to come to salvation and repent of their sin against a Good and Gracious GOD; and their fellow man! God does not wish that any should perish.

In closing, here are some previous reports from the past Royal Shows where we have proclaimed our Lord Jesus Christ to the masses –

Soli Deo Gloria!

Cars in the Park 2015 at Ashburton, KZN

cars-in-the-park-banner-2015 The Cars in the Park event that is normally held in Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg was this year held at the Ashburton Training Centre for racehorses about 15kms outside the city on Sunday May 17, 2015. As over the years, we have gone to the annual event to reach lost souls with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

7  Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. ~ Psalm 20:7

cars_in_the_park This year Gary was accompanied by Marius. It was also the 40th anniversary of this event that started in 1975. We had been down with the influenza during the week and whilst we rested and prayed for healing our Great God was gracious in His love by healing and giving us strength to go and share the Gospel of His blessed Son Jesus Christ to the hordes of humanity that flocked from all over South Africa to come to this event, which is an event run by the freemasons, as was the case last year, too. Their motto as can be seen stitched on the back of their caps,  read: “Making GoodDSCF2946.1 Men, Better Men!!” We know this to be vanity and deceptive for our Lord Jesus Christ even corrected the young rich ruler’s understanding on who is good when he said:

17  And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
18  And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. ~ Mark 10:17,18

Before entering the facility, we wrestled with the fact that our admission payment would be going to this devilish organization, who now so blatantly come out into the open and masquerade as a “holistic” benevolent organization. Our Lord provided an open-door as we entered the facility and was able to hand out our Gospel literature, engage in witnessing and open-air preaching without any hindrance from the ever present marshals passing by us. There was even a security camera drone that hovered overhead!

Andre and Chris We had two very engaging conversations and our Lord also sent encouragements from Christians our way. The first conversation was with two young teenagers visiting from Westville, near Durban, named Andre and Chris. Andre said he is a believer and Chris said he was hearing the Gospel for the first time. They both looked as if they were under conviction. We pray for our Father to bring them to a sound knowledge of the Saviour of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Donald (JW) and MariusThe second conversation was started by Marius with a Jehovah  Witness named Donald (?). We dealt with the usual objections that JWs always bring, but when he spoke about people being destroyed in the grave and will not experience pain and suffering in hell after death, the one Scripture that really got him thinking was when we asked him to check his NWT (JW bible) on his smart-phone and read Revelation 20:10 where it also reads “tormented day and night for ever and ever.” The King James Bible reads:

10  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. ~ Revelation 20:10

The conversation went back and forth as always, but he was hearing the Truth from Scripture. Please pray for all JWs who are deceived by the false teachings of The Watchtower Society situate in Brooklyn.

Just on 1pm when the parachutists were about to perform our Lord Jesus Christ gave opportunity to proclaim Him to the gathering crowds looking skywards! Here are three audio clips:

Internet Archive* The analogy of a skydiver needing a parachute and so does a person who dies . . . who needs a Saviour – Click >>>

Internet Archive* While preaching and warning about idolatry, the preaching was been shouted down by a group of young Hindu girls who are idolaters – Click >>>

Internet Archive * Expounded upon The Great Supper in Luke 14:15-24 – Click >>>  

Here are a collection of the photos of the events of the day:DSCF2943.1Entrance to the Ashburton Training CentreDirections to Cars in the Park 2015Arriving to backed-up trafficDSCF2933DSCF2936DSCF2938DSCF2939DSCF2940DSCF2941DSCF2942DSCF2943DSCF2944DSCF2945IMG-20150517-00602IMG-20150517-00603IMG-20150517-00604IMG-20150517-00605DSCF2948DSCF2949DSCF2950DSCF2951DSCF2952DSCF2954DSCF2957DSCF2958DSCF2960

The past evangelism outreaches can be viewed here:

2009 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014

Soli Deo Gloria!

AB Jackson Hockey Witnessing / Preaching and Nepal Earthquake

On Saturday April 25, 2015 Brothers Jono and Gary went and made Gospel tract distribution at the U21 Hockey Interprovincial Final between Western Province and Northern Blues. WP won the gold-medal match 6-3, but the message was that there is a greater reward and prize to be won through repentance and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.

Internet ArchiveA short audio can be listened to at the link that will open when you click on the logo to the right, that was preached at the final whistle whilst the award ceremony had started >>>

Western Province vs Northern BluesWestern Province vs Northern BluesA gentleman reading a Gospel tractA gentleman reading a Gospel tract 

The gentleman in the red and black shirt took the Gospel tract and when he sat down read the same intently than rather watch the hockey on display. And afterwards as he left the arena he thanked us!

During the final many players from other provincial teams received Gospel literature as they walked past us as we stood inside the grounds at the entrance. After the final most of the Western Province players received the Good News as they filed past us.

Nepal Earthquake - Click to open press reportWe pray our Father God will bring the souls to repentance and faith and welcome them into His Kingdom! We also pray for our brethren and the lost souls in Nepal, Bangladesh and Northern India who experienced the effects of a 7.8 earthquake on Saturday, too. May our Great God be merciful and gracious in saving lost souls and in the midst of the chaos may evangelist labourers help and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Lord please send us . . .

To GOD be the glory alone!

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