A total of 128 people have responded to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a recent summer missions conducted by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions in Japan, Madagascar, Haiti, Canada and Thailand.
Latest news on the Southwestern’s Gospel outreach revealed that on May 14-June 2, five individuals in Japan have prayed and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
One of the five was a college student who called herself a Christian. The team befriended her and invited her over dinner. She accepted it and brought some of her friends.
After dinner, the team had a conversation with them that eventually led to the preaching of the Gospel. The college student, who thought of herself as a Christian, heard the Good News and gave her life to Jesus Christ.
Elsewhere, latest news about the school’s Gospel outreach comes from Madagascar. According to BP News, on May 14-June 2, 99 have prayed for Jesus Christ to save them and reign in their lives.
The spiritual harvest was the result of prayer and one week of evangelizing the area near Fort Dauphin, as well as the efforts by local leaders who visited their friends and relatives to preach the Gospel, telling them that Jesus Christ loves them and that He died for them.
Other latest news about the outreach also stated that people in Haiti, Canada and Thailand have heard the Gospel. In Thailand alone, 24 people have come to knowJ esus Christ’s saving power.
“We tend to go into these experiences full of ‘attempting’ but we fail to be adequate in full expectation. So let’s go expecting to be surprised; to see what God is going to do,” said Keith Eitel, dean of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions.
While people in Japan, Madagascar, Haiti, Canada and Thailand are responding to the Gospel, school districts in Tipton, Missouri are rejecting the Blessed Hope.
The decision of Tipton R-VI School District followed after an attorney from Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter that enumerated the alleged unconstitutionality of singing and praying hymns to Jesus Christ.
Supt. Daniel Williams and the school board reviewed their policies and decided to remove images of Jesus Christ in the library; however, it allegedly turned out that the image was not mentioned in the letter either, Patriot Post reported.
Locals were enraged of the said bullying and they reportedly gathered on Thursday night to bring back Jesus Christ in their schools.
“The atheists just swoop in and with a simple letter written by a threatening lawyer, they win. They kick Christ and Christianity and the First Amendment right out of a public school,” said Don Hinkle, director of public policy for the Missouri Baptist Convention.
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