In a six-day period, from February 28 through March 5, the Church-Crusade Partnership was in high gear.
Fayetteville First Baptist Church (GA) visited four different Florida prisons, leading to eight opportunities to preach the Gospel. Over five days, 524 men came out to watch our games and almost all of them stayed to hear Christian athletes share their testimony and the Word preached boldly. The team distributed 571 Gospels of John and were privileged to see 37 incarcerated men make a profession of faith in Jesus Christ!
At the same time, a team of missionary-athletes – called by the Lord from churches in the Cape-Atlantic area of New Jersey – was visiting Central Florida. They were hosted by four different prisons over four days, resulting in six Gospel presentations. 381 inmates came out to witness the action on the field. Of the 252 who stayed and listened attentivelyto the message of God’s love and redemptive, atoning work, 28 of them made the decision to follow Christ! This team handed out 715 Gospels of John – which means the Holy Spirit has plenty of ammunition to work with after our voices have faded!Six days, two crusades, 26 willing servants… and 65 new names in the Lamb’s Book of Life. What a way to say goodbye to winter!