(2 Kings 6:21) "And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them? And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master."
FEED YOUR ENEMY
We are preaching in the FREE SPEECH AREA on the campus of South Western Texas University in San Marcos, TX. A white female approaches and violently and profanely objects to our message and asks if we have a permit (for the free speech area) and what group sponsored us onto the campus. She demands our identification and that we immediately cease. She, between profanities, accuses us, three white guys of haranguing the students. She calls the campus police and sits on the fountain to await them. She and I have an interesting conversation while waiting. She fills the uncommitted, uninterested security cop with all of her harangue and he suggests we check with the deans office. She threatened to get our tag number in order to trace us so she would not leave our side as we enter the deans office. We all found out that she was wrong on all accounts and now hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. She continues following us to the elevator causing a large fuss all along the way. Finally, I threatened to call the police (thats a switch) if she did not leave us at once. In the midst of the fuss the Dean of Students made himself known and invited all of us into his office for a hearing on the matter. She quickly filled his ear and we answered his questions. When he found out she was a student studying to be a reporter, he quickly tried to politically settle the matter but she kept up her vitriolic harangue. At a critical point I stopped her and invited her to join us for lunch. I told her where and when and walked out. She showed up ten minutes later to a completely different scene. I was a gentleman (believe it or not) and she was a lady. She asked all the right questions and for forty minutes we poured the Lords and our testimonies into her ear. She listened as if all were falling on good ground but to be reaped another day. Shall I smite them? No, feed them and neutralize their hatred. I dont always love my enemies and treat them to lunch, but maybe it would go better for us if we did. Pray for us; we are taking the entire college to minister in that same free speech area tomorrow.
ON THE STREETS
We preached very many times on the streets of Austin, TX. We enjoyed ministering to a music festival here. Some of the attendees may not have enjoyed our ministry. We received some not-so-bad publicity as the conflict between our ministry and the festival heated up. We are still plagued with Leslie whom we mentioned in the January newsletter. Keep praying. There is no measuring the full affect of our ministry until we arrive in glory, but I feel very strongly that we quell sin to a considerable degree as we scatter the salt of the Word of God onto a decaying society. We also ministered on the streets of Liberty, KY. with pastor Mark Lawless and Battlefield Baptist Church. Thank God for the faithful soldiers who serve in the Yukon and South Pole regions of our world. Those who will hold a banner at the only intersection in their community are to be held in as high esteem as the ones who contend at the sodomite parades and at the Mardi Gras.
IN THE CHURCHES
We were honored to minister in the following churches in February/March. Capitol City Bapt., Pastor Hank Thompson, Austin, TX., Amazing Grace Bapt, Pastor Doug Coates, Tulsa, OK., Bible Bapt., Pastor Sam Ingram, Beeville, TX., Tabernacle Bapt., Pastor David Moore, Cleveland, TX., Calvary Bapt., Pastor Mark Parker, Conroe, TX., Battlefield Bapt., Pastor Mark Lawless, Russell Springs, KY., Saxton Bapt., Pastor Mike Gray, Williamsburg, KY., Bible Believers Bapt., Pastor Bevins Welder, Corpus Christi, TX., Old Paths Bapt., Pastors Joe Cammilleri and Jay Folk, Clarendon, NY.
TIS THE SEASON FOR BLITZES
Dont let this year go by and miss the national street preachers conventions. There is one in your area. Details at www.streetpreaching.com For Memphis, TN., the Beale Street Blast in April/May call Ken Lansing at 901-386-2035. For the Alaskan Blitz in June call Ron Robinson at 907-389-2828. For the Euro-Blitz in Amsterdam, Holland in July call Jake Huussen at 011-31-36-536-3399. For the Upstate Hearers and Doers Blitz in Rochester, NY in August call Joe Cammilleri at 585-964-9350. For the West Coast Blitz in California in September call Ron Knudson at 530-432-2366.
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