Last July 1st, Living Waters Asia conducted a Way of the Master Seminar at The Lord's Assembly Church at Imperial Palace Suites, Quezon City. This seminar is a repeat as LWA did the same training for the church in February 2008. When the church's pastor, Ptr. Peter Banzon contacted LWA for the new seminar, it came as blessing for LWA to see that TLA is still into preaching the Gospel biblically, the way Jesus did. Ptr. Banzon wanted the seminar to be both a refresher for those who attended in 2008 and an introduction to biblical evangelism to those hearing of the Way of the Master for the first time.
The event was well promoted, and as a result, well attended. Way before the LWA team arrived at the venue, several Christians have already registered. The first 50 registrants received free copies of Ray Comfort's book, "God has a wonderful plan for your life: the myth of the modern gospel message." There were about a hundred people in attendance by our estimate (TLA handled the registration), including about five elderly Christians in their 80s to 90s. We believe that more would have been in attendance if not for the rain that afternoon. Christians in attendance to hear the principle for the first time gave their resounding approval to the evangelism principle and showed desire to engage themselves in evangelism right away as evidenced by their purchase of tracts after the event. Those in attendance to hear about WOTM for the second time all felt refreshed to hear it again.
Thanks to The Lord's Assembly Church for your faithfulness to declaring the Gospel correctly. May God bless all your efforts to deliver the Gospel to people!
We are very happy to report to you that the Way of the Master seminar we conducted this week (April 21) in Davao City (Mindanao Island) hosted by Soli Deo Gloria Christian Ministries was such a big success. All glory and praise we give to God!
We trained about 200 Christians coming from different churches, with several delegates traveling as long as 5 hours just to attend the event. There were also delegates who were involved in reaching the Muslims of the region during the training.
A guest that got his WOTM training from the Evangelism Boot Camp 10 conducted by Ray Comfort and Living Waters in the USA, Darrel Nelson, was also present. He gave his testimony on how this principle helped him and his ministry. He came with his lovely wife, Shannen. What they shared really inspired a lot of the delegates. The questions given by the delegates during the Q & A really showed the interests a lot had about the principle. At the end of the seminar, the LWA team received a lot of very encouraging feedback and requests for partnership in evangelism programs from several of the delegates. The host church was so encouraged by the turn out that they are already talking to LWA about doing it again, a bigger one in a bigger venue.
We also gave away FREE "God has a Wonderful Plan" books to the attendees, as well as "Hell's Best Kept Secret" audio CDs. The benefits of attending the event were really a blessing for everyone.
We would like to extend our thanks to several people who helped made the event truly memorable. First, Rev. Jurem Ramos, Sis. Arlene and the members of Soli Deo Gloria Christian Ministries (www.sdgchurch.org) for helping us organize and promote this event. Darrell and Shannon Nelson (www.crosscultureministries.com) for sharing their experiences using the Way of the Master in their ministry. We really hope we can work with you guys again in the near future.
Events like this are where your monetary support go to. More Christians are equipped and challenged to be more involved in evangelism as a result of our WOTM seminars. Please continue partnering with us.
To see pictures documenting what happened to the LWA team in Davao, click this link.
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