As 2013 draws to a close, we thought it would be good to report on what the Lord has done this year through Bezeugen Ministries. We’d also like to take time to thank you, our donors, supporters and prayer partners, for your partnership in the Gospel. We hope and pray that you will be encouraged to hear all that the Lord is doing!
In January, while a group of us were driving to an outreach at the Cotton Bowl we discussed a vision that has become known as the 100 Challenge. The conversation started with a simple question, “What if 100 believers were to go door to door in the same city in one day?” WOW! Imagine how many people could be reached and the impact for the Gospel! By the time we drove to Arlington and back and enjoyed some fellowship and dinner together the 100 Challenge had become not only 100 people in one city, but 100 groups in 100 cities across the United States and Canada! To date,
43 44 groups have been identified. The SPREAD approach was identified as a means to focus our efforts and duplicate it across the groups. We developed three new door hangers for a total of five designs!
Thanks to the printing on demand at Snowfall Press, we have been able to print over 200 copies of The Truth May Impact Your Opinion booklet. We were also able to create a professional audio version of the book and distribute it online. The printed copy, PDF, Kindle version and audio are all available for free on the web. This has proven to be a powerful witnessing tool. Several of the door hangers and tracts refer people to this material to answer their questions about the Gospel.
We presented the Basic Evangelism Training Seminar several times this year in person and online. We updated our presentation materials and began working on how to make recordings of the material available online and also put the material into book form.
This year we printed over 615,000 Gospel tracts. This brings the running total since the founding of the ministry to just over 2.3 million tracts! Now keep in mind, this is not just about printing tracts, but getting them into the hands of the lost. Each of those tracts is a seed that the Lord uses to share His Gospel message with the lost. We pray that each and every tract is read and that people respond in repentance and faith to the message. The Lord gave us ideas for a number of new tract designs including The Texting Tract, It’s 2AM, On a Scale of 0 to 100, Happy Halloween, Name Ten Halloween Costumes, and Give Thanks! The Bezeugen Tract Club celebrated it’s fifth anniversary and has grown to 1100 members. The members, have now distributed over 1.2 million Gospel tracts. In October, we began hosting the Everyday Club as a complement to the tract club.
As we look towards 2014, we ask the Lord to use this ministry in a powerful way. In 2014, we plan to host our first ConferReach in Carrollton, TX. We pray that this event will bring to fruition the vision to have 100 believers going door to door on the same day in the same city! We pray the Lord will identify the remaining 57 groups to realize 100 groups committed to regular door to door evangelism. We will provide more training opportunities both in person and online. Outreach opportunities will include the NCAA Final Four, Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, and around various others around the DFW Metroplex. We will continue to develop new tracts and door hangers and release our “As You Go” book. The Lord has seen fit to allow Bezeugen Ministries to become an independent ministry. We are already able to receipt our own donations under provisional status. In 2014 we plan to complete the process of becoming a 501(c)3 non-profit.
We appreciate your partnership in the Gospel. We covet your prayers! As you consider any year end giving, would you prayerfully consider a gift to Bezeugen Ministries? One of our donors has offered a year end matching fund of $2,013. At the time of writing this letter, we have received $848 towards this goal. You may mail a check made out to “Bezeugen Ministries” in the enclosed envelope to: P.O. Box 117822, Carrollton, TX 75011-7822. Donations can also be made online with the donate button on the right.