The first Thursday of every month we gather for prayer for our nation, leaders and revival. This month since the first Thursday was on New Years Day, we postponed a week. So the January 2015 “First Thursday Prayer” will be Thursday, January 8th. You can join us in Carrollton or Dallas or host your own prayer meeting at your own City Hall or place of business.
Our suggested theme verse for prayer this month is Jeremiah 32:27
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”
For more information please see the Pray, Learn, Go website.
Are you looking for a last minute Christmas gift for someone on your list? Don’t know what to get them? Afraid what you buy might sit around and collect dust? Why not contribute to building the Kingdom of Heaven? You could make a donation to Bezeugen in their honor. We will email you a certificate suitable for giving to them on Christmas Day! Here are some ideas of how money given to Bezeugen could be used to spread the Gospel. And, money given to Bezeugen by December 31st will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,014! You can donate online and then contact Mande to request your certificate.
$5 – case of water for college campus outreach
$10 – Sponsor five tract club envelopes (consider a monthly donation)
$17.50 – Ten Tract Club envelopes (monthly)
$20 – Sponsor a Bezeugen Builder for a month (monthly)
$21 – One Tract Club Member for a year
$25 – Send 25 tract club envelopes to a church (monthly)
$50 – Print 20 copies of “The Truth May Impact Your Opinion”
$75 – Purchase a case of Bibles for distribution
$100 – Five Bezeugen Builders for one month (or five months for one builder)
$125 – Bookmark tracts for an outreach (like NCAA Championship game)
$200 – 1000 door hangers will be distributed
$240 – Sponsor a Bezeugen Builder for a year
$500 – Contribute to Mission Trip Fund to speak at churches around the United States
$1000 – Invest in the infrastructure of Bezeugen (like web site updates)
$1750 – One monthly tract club mailing (assumes 1000 members at time)
$2500 – Contribute to Mission Trip Fund to speak at churches around the United States
Bezeugen Ministries is pleased to announce that it has adopted a new mission statement that is more streamlined and more in line with the work of the ministry. The new mission statement is:
Equip and encourage believers in Jesus to share the Gospel.
More information will be forthcoming about the the functions of the ministry in association with the new mission statement.
Pray, Learn, Go – It’s the motto of our ministry. Join us the First Thursday of each month as we pray for our nation, leaders and revival!
So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields. (Matthew 9:38)
If you are in Dallas or Carrollton (6:30AM or noon) you can join us at one of our existing locations. Or you can host your own prayer meeting at your city hall or place of business. If you’d like to add an event to our meetup group so that people can join you then please contact us!
The suggested verse for this months prayer time is 1 Corinthians 10:12-13.
12 Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever. (Psalm 118:1)
The United States is the first country to set aside a national holiday to give thanks to God. We as a nation have a lot to be thankful for living in a free country. As believers we even have more – salvation through Jesus Christ. When you couple the two together we have the freedom to share the gift of salvation with everyone we meet. Bezeugen Ministries exists to equip and encourage believers in Jesus to share the Gospel. We are thankful for all of you who partner with us through the tract club and outreaches to reach the lost with the Gospel. Join us today for a special Thanksgiving Tract Challenge by handing a tract to someone while wishing them Happy Thanksgiving. Then join the challenge every day on one of our social media pages!
God Bless. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Bezeugen Ministries!
The December 2014 mailing of the Bezeugen Tract Club contained a new Legend of the Candy Cane bookmark which is a combination of the popular bookmark that we have been sending out for years coupled with the design and text from the Legend of the Candy Cane tract. Since the mailing went out a couple of weeks ago a number of people have contacted us about how to purchase more of these bookmarks. Many people are planning to use them at outreaches at colleges, malls and parades. Others just want to have more on hand to hand out at Christmas time. We are pleased to announce that these bookmarks as well as all of the Bezeugen Tracts are now available for purchase at One Million Tracts. Order some today to have them in time for Christmas witnessing!
PRESS RELEASE: Bezeugen Ministries is pleased to announce that it now has a social media presence on Pinterest! You can follow Bezeugen on Pinterest to get updates on the ministry, daily tract challenges, encouraging Bible verses and more!
According to Pew Research Center, Pinterest is now the third most utilized social media site on the Internet. Bezeugen’s presence on Pinterest provides the opportunity to reach more people with the Gospel as well as to encourage and equip believers in Jesus to share the Gospel “As You Go”!
We are pleased to announced that Bezeugen Ministries has expanded it’s social media presence and is now on Instragram. You can find us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/bezeugen
Come and check out the new social media presence where you will find Daily Tract Challenges, tracting ideas, Bible quotes, evangelism tips and other encouragement to share the Gospel “As You Go”.
Update: as of December 21stwe have received $1423 towards our matching goal of $2,014.
It has been an exciting year at Bezeugen Ministries. The tract club has continued to expand to encourage and equip people to share the Gospel. We have developed a number of new Gospel tracts. We preached the Gospel at opening day at the Texas Rangers game. The door to door ministry has expanded to more than 50 cities. We held our first ConferReach in June. We took a mission trip and had speaking engagements in Texas, Missouri and Ohio. In October we participated in the State Fair of Texas outreach for the 4th consecutive year.
In 2015 we have some big plans as we seek to do what the Lord is leading. These plans include growing the tract club, expanding the door to do ministry and equipping more churches and believers to fulfill the great commission. One of our donors has offered a $2014 matching fund to help kick off the year with the funds needed to do this work. So, from now until the end of 2014 every dollar you donate to Bezeugen will be doubled … up to $2,014!
You can donate online or mail a check to:
P.O. Box 117822, Carrollton
We appreciate your prayerful consideration to including Bezeugen in your year end giving!
This was our fourth year to partner with the School of Discipleship at Gospel For Asia and man the booth at the State
Fair. I lover working with the students and had the opportunity to help several of them overcome fears and take next steps in their personal evangelism efforts. We rejoiced with one student who lead a woman to the Lord. The woman went off down Nimitz Blvd skipping after giving her life to Christ! I was able to encourage a Catholic man to start reading his Bible and provided him a plan of what to read and a schedule. When he left he said he was excited to go home and get started! I had a great conversation with a Hindu man who was there with his Christian girlfriend. He was very interested in the discussion and said he would do some reading of the Bible with his girlfriend. I noticed this year more than in the past that often people would come up to the booth in groups, but only one person in the group was really engaged in the eye test. So as one of our volunteers talked to that person who was most engaged, I started striking up the conversation with those that were standing back just a little bit. I could ask them if they took the eye test too, how they did and then segway into the Gospel. One young man really stuck out to me. After engaging him in conversation and diagnosing that he was spiritually dead in his sins, I shared the Gospel with him. He was not getting it and eventually rejected what I was saying. As his friends dragged him away he turned and walked off. On the back of his shirt was printed John 3:16 and the entire verse. It broke my heart that a young man has the Gospel on his t-shirt, but has not comprehended it in his heart. We pray for him.
I hope you’ll be encouraged by what some of our other participants had to say about the outreach.
“Thank you so much to the State Fair of Texas Gospel Outreach for the tremendous opportunity to share the Gospel with such wonderful soldiers in Christ at your booth. It was amazing seeing the message of Christ being shared and lives being changed just down from the midway at the State Fair.” Craig (Tioga, TX)
“We had a great time at the fair this year. Many people stopped
by the booth and heard the gospel message and several were saved. Looking forward to next year.” Arnold (Dallas, TX)
“This was my first year to travel to Texas State Fair for the purpose of spreading to glorious Gospel of Jesus thru tract evangelism and face to face, word of mouth sharing, just as the Great Commission commands all CHRISTians. The opportunities were many and some people were genuinely seeking life change and the great thing was all we had to offer anyone was Jesus as the source of change and hope. My other source of encouragement was the many students from Gospel for Asia that came to assist. I asked many of them to share a brief testimony of their journey with Christ. It was such a blessing to talk to students from all over the world that were seeking to evangelize and tell others about our Lord and Savior. God is truly universal!” Gary Lively (Monroe, LA)
“It was such a blessing to be a part of the State Fair of Texas Gospel Outreach again this year. I went last year for the very first time, coming back home very encouraged. This year was even better. I’ve come back with a greater zeal to reach out to the lost. It was wonderful to see several pray to be saved and others challenged to think about the condition of their soul. My friend, Gary Lively, and my oldest son were with me this year. I’m so thankful to work alongside Carl, Arnold, Craig and the students form the Gospel For Asia School of Discipleship. Thanks to Rex and everyone who makes this time of ministry possible!” Scott Thompson (Sterlington, LA)
“I talked to quite a few people that wanted to take the eye test and seemed interested in it. I talked to one girl (probably about 15 years of age or so and she was so close to praying right then and there for God to be Lord of her life but then she said that she had done that awhile back so she still might do that again. She seemed pretty genuine. I was excited to hear that and thought maybe I’ll be able to lead someone to the Lord but who knows, I planted a seed and maybe someone else will water it.” Daniel
“Another volunteer that was there named Ivonne started talking to a wife who was really convinced and believed in her heart that she would be in purgatory until she was able to make it to heaven and so the Lord allowed me to be able to explain a few things for her about what Jesus actually said and encouraged her to read her bible to not just take our word for it but to seek the scriptures about the Gospel we had shared with her. I really saw God use my days of being lost in sin to be able to bring some clarity to someone else who was walking the same path I came from before my eyes were finally opened to the truth. Praise God He ALWAYS works ALL things for good.” Melissa
“Had a blessed time engaging with all the poeple at the fair and it was equally encouraging being alongside fellow believers of different churches that were sharing the Gospel message also.!! :)” Jarius
“I was really encouraged by my time at the fair. The first year I went I was so terrified that when I got there I just cried and I wasn’t able to talk to a single person. But the Lord totally healed me from that and this year was a different story! I’m so blessed that I was given the opportunity to go to the fair again and see what the Lord can do through our lives. I was able to boldly share with several people the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I can’t even put into words how awesome that felt. I can’t wait to get to Heaven and see what kind of an impact we were able to make simply by our obedience to follow Christ despite our fears. There were so many people that we talked to that it just seemed like they were really gripped with the truth of the Gospel. Thank you all so much for letting us students join with you in obeying Jesus!” Trula
“It was a type of evangelism that I had never experienced before. It was a little scary, but the Lord gave us all grace during the time we were there. It was a blessing to able to meet and partner with other believers to talk with people about Jesus. Yep, it was a good day :)” Sharlena
“In the weeks before the fair, I had been reaching out to witness to people but many would respond saying that they were already a Christian. I don’t know if they were all speaking the truth but it made me feel like it was pointless trying to witness to people here in this country when there are millions elsewhere who are still to be reached with the gospel. I was starting to get discouraged at my efforts to witness and the day before my group went I was really praying and seeking the Lord when He put on my heart that it was a privilege to be able to speak for Him whether or not I see results. But, I still desperately wanted the Lord to really show me that our efforts were not in vain and that there were people who had a desire to turn to Him. The next day when we went to the fair, at least 3 people accepted Christ as their Savior! The Lord was faithful to answer my prayer even though He didn’t have to. So, now I’m encouraged to press on in being a faithful witness for Him :)” Damelia