5on3 in the Carrollton Leader

Recently I was at a networking event and met a representative from the local newspaper. 5on3aShe and I were talking about various print advertising options in the paper and I was making mental note of whom I might be able to refer to her. She then mentioned the opportunity to feature local businesses in what they call the 5on3 and said that she might be able to feature the ministry there. I told her I was interested. The next day she called and said that the feature spot was available for January 31st.

When I first hear about the opportunity I thought it would be a good way to share with the community about our door to door campaign and training opportunities. But when I sat down to prepare the material to submit, I realized that the most important thing was to work the Gospel into the article. Praise the Lord the Gospel was printed!

You can read the full article online in the January 31, 2016 edition of the Carrollton Leader.

For more information about Bezeugen Minsitries, the 100 Challenge door to door campaign, Evangelism training opportunities or the Bezeugen Tract Club, please contact us.

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First Thursday February 2016 logistics

Thursday, February 4th is the First Thursday of the month. We will be hosting our First
Thursday prayer meetings at several locations (Dallas and Carrollton) which can be found on Meetup. If you’d like to participate at another location, please contact us and we would be glad to add your location to the Meetup group.

Each month we provide a suggested verse to guide your prayer time. This months verse is James 3:3-6:

3 Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. 4 Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! 6 And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. [NKJV]

Since May 2010, we have committed the First Thursday of each month to prayer for our nation, leaders and revival. This year, Franklin Graham is organizing a nationwide tour to pray at every State Capital. Check the schedule and see if you can attend the event in your state. In the meantime, why not commit to pray the First Thursday of each month at your own City Hall!

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2nd Annual #DailyTractChallenge Scavenger Hunt

Announcing the 2nd Annual #DailyTractChallenge Scavenger Hunt. Each day on social scavenger-hunt-birthday-partymedia Bezeugen Ministries posts a #DailyTractChallenge to encourage you – challenge you – to share the Gospel in some specific way. The scavenger hunt is a contest to see who can complete 30 such #DailyTractChallenge’s in one single day.

When: January 30th, 2016

Where: Wherever you are!

Register: Meetup or Facebook

During each day of January a #DailyTractChallenge is being posted on social media on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Follow along during the month and “practice” these challenges. Then on January 30th you have 24 hours to attempt to complete all 30 #DailyTractChallenge’s in one day!

In the first year, several people were able to complete all 30! How many can / will you do?

Prizes will be awarded! We will award prizes including tracts, tract holders and other special items to equip and encourage you to share the Gospel!

Rules

  • Open to members of the Bezeugen Tract Club in the United States and Canada. Not a member yet? Enroll today!
  • You agree to report your results honestly and accurately!
  • You must register prior to 11:59 PM Eastern on January 29, 2016 via the Meetup or Facebook events.
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First Thursday January 2016 Logistics

Since May 2010, we have committed the First Thursday of each month to prayer for our nation, leaders and revival. This year, Franklin Graham is organizing a nationwide tour to pray at every State Capital. Check the schedule and see if you can attend the event in your state. In the meantime, why not commit to pray the First Thursday of each month at your own City Hall!

Thursday, January 7th is the First Thursday of the month. We will be hosting our First
Thursday prayer meetings at several locations (Dallas and Carrollton) which can be found on Meetup. If you’d like to participate at another location, please contact us and we would be glad to add your location to the Meetup group.

Each month we provide a suggested verse to guide your prayer time. This months verse is Isaiah 43:19

“Behold, I will do something new,
Now it will spring forth;
Will you not be aware of it?
I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19)

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First Thursday December 2015 Logistics

Thursday, December 3rd is the First Thursday of the month. We will be hosting our First christmas-defined-fullThursday prayer meetings at several locations (Dallas and Carrollton) which can be found on Meetup. If you’d like to participate at another location, please contact us and we would be glad to add your location to the Meetup group.

The First Thursday prayer is dedicated to prayer for our nation, leaders and revival. This month as we lead up to Christmas we recommend focused time in prayer around the incarnation of Jesus. You may like to spend some time in Luke 2 to guide your prayer time. Or you may like to look at some of the Old Testament prophecy that foretold the coming of Christ like:

  • Isaiah 7:14
  • Micah 5:1-2

 

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First Thursday Prayer – November 2015

Thursday, November 5th is the First Thursday of the month. We will be hosting our First 12208638_1190507294297670_88320332024068942_nThursday prayer meetings at several locations (Dallas and Carrollton) which can be found on Meetup. If you’d like to participate at another location, please contact us and we would be glad to add your location to the Meetup group.

The First Thursday prayer is dedicated to prayer for our nation, leaders and revival. This month as we lead up to Thanksgiving we suggest focusing on Thanking the Lord for all He has done. Our #DailyScripturePicture and #30DaysOfThanksgiving on social media should give you some suggested verses like:

  • Psalm 18:49
  • 1 Chronicles 16:8
  • 2 Samuel 22:50

 

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Announcing the 2015 Matching Fun

I received a letter recently from a High School student who would like to start a tract matching fund 2015ministry in his school! When I wpoke with him on the phone he indicated that he and a friend are going to spend two lunches a week sharing the Gospel with their fellow students and encouraging those who are Christian to join them! We will be sending them tracts each month.  Another letter was from an inmate in Oklahoma asking to be “re-enrolled” in the tract club so that he can send tracts out with his letters. A recent phone caller was just calling to thank us for the tract she had received. When I told her we’d be glad to send her tracts each month to hand out she was so excited! One of our tract club members has been using our tracts to do ministry at a local jail. A couple of days ago I received this in a text message from her:

About 7-8 of the women had already signed up to get baptized before I spoke.  But, many others had not decided to obey the gospel in baptism. After reading and explaining to them, I asked if anyone else now understood and wanted to be baptized. Four women immediately raised their hand…then two more…then three more…total 9 more women wanted to be baptized. Before services the Chaplain had told me that we had 35 men and women signed up for baptism. Now, we should have around 44 (men and women) who want to be baptized into Jesus! Praise the Lord!!! You are part of this….your cards help.

These are just a glimpse of the exciting things the Lord is doing through the work of Bezeugen Ministries in 2015.

In 2016 we expect to double the size of the Bezeugen Tract Club and reach over 2500 members per month. We intend to host our second ConferReach. And Lord willing we will be able to travel to do some training, meet some of our tract club members and do outreaches in various parts of the country.

We’d like to partner with you! First, we’d like your prayers! Second, if the Lord leads, would you consider a year end financial gift to Bezeugen Ministries? One of our donors has offered $2,015 in matching funds. So every dollar donated will be doubled. These dollars will help Bezeugen enter 2016 on a strong note able to continue to supply free tracts via the Bezeugen Tract Club and also grow to serve the Lord in many new ways.

As a token of our appreciation, any donation of $20 or more will receive, when requested, 100 each of our new Stars Wars Trading Card and Thank You Trading Cards which are not available in any tract club.

You can donate online or mail a check to:

Bezeugen Ministries

P.O. Box 117822, Carrollton

TX 75011-7822

We appreciate your prayerful consideration to including Bezeugen in your year end giving!

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First Thursday Prayer – October 2015

Thursday, October 1st is the First Thursday of the month. We will be hosting our First 12068556_1172551989426534_6777547463579666244_oThursday prayer meetings at several locations (Dallas and Carrollton) which can be found on Meetup. If you’d like to participate at another location, please contact us and we would be glad to add your location to the Meetup group.

The First Thursday prayer is dedicated to prayer for our nation, leaders and revival. This month we suggest spending some time meditating on the magnitude of God’s forgiveness. These two verses may guide that time with the Lord.

12087084_1172552189426514_761536452527332041_o‘Why have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in His sight? You have killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword; you have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the people of Ammon. 2 Sam 12:9

So David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. 2 Sam 12:13

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First Thursday Prayer – July 2015

July 2nd is the First Thursday of the month. We will be holding our regularly scheduled First Thursday Prayer meetings. See Meetup for locations.

We suggest that you use Galatians 5, especially verses 13-14 to focus your prayer time.

13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

As you pray please lift up our nation, leaders and a call for revival. It is not until the people individually repent and turn to God that the Nation can be revived by the Lord!

See the Pray, Learn, Go website for more information on First Thursday Prayer. If you’d like to start a First Thursday Prayer group in your area and be listed on our map please contact the ministry.

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Tract organizer from Lowes

My wife an I went to Lowe’s to look for some materials to build her a desk. While walking 2015-06-14 21.52.24around the store we ended up talking to one of the employees about what we were doing and he was giving us some ideas on how to build it. He pointed us to some items in other parts of the store. Before we went to go look at those items, I handed him a tract and he began to read it.

Just as I was about to walk off, I looked on the shelf and saw something I’d been looking for some some time – a rack that looked perfect for organizing Gospel tracts! While I have some boxes to put tracts in them, many of the bins to hold them are too big for the actual tracts to fit well. This one looked like the drawers were just the right size for the tracts to fit. I was looking at it and trying to figure out if the tracts would fit properly about the time he finished reading the tract.

2015-06-14 22.58.19So I asked him what he thought of the tract. He said he had heard that message before but that he didn’t believe it. He said he was somewhere in the middle. There is a lot of hurt from past 20 years of organized religion but he did not go into what it is. He gave the tract back to me by setting it on the product that I was looking at. I gave him my business card and offered to by him breakfast and talk more. I hope and pray he will call.

After that I was trying to figure out if the drawers would work. I was trying to slide a tract in to see and it slipped and feel into the package. As I was trying to get it back out, he said, “why not just leave it in there for the person who buys it.” OK! You don’t have to tell me twice. So I left it in there and bought a different one!

The cabinet is a Stack-ON 18 Drawer Storage Cabinet. I bought mine at Lowe’s for $19.96. The drawers are more than 6 inches deep. So there is plenty of room for 200-300 tracts per drawer. Each draw also has an area where you can divide it into two spaces. Or if there are less tracts, you can just fill the front. I used a couple of bookmarks to make dividers for a few of the drawers.

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