MINISTRY PLANS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND REPORT
Darrell and Kathy Robinson
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
Our ministry is an "open hand." We have simply said to our Lord, "We have no plan, no agenda--we have an open hand to you for you to do with us whatever you desire. As a result, God has opened fantastic doors of witness and ministry to us.
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We will continue our evangelistic ministry with Roswell Street Baptist Church to Exalt the Savior, Equip the Saints, and Evangelize the Sinner. We are continuing to equip Believers to witness, saturate Cobb County with the Gospel, and conduct special evangelistic events to reach those who are lost for Christ. We have started international Bible Study fellowships for Brazilians and Hispanics. Roswell Street Baptist is committed to reach all people groups in "our Jerusalem."
ACROSS THE STATES:
During 2004 we are scheduled to minister at four places in Tennessee, two in Alabama, Indiana, two in California, Florida, several in Georgia, Luther Rice Seminary, Oregon, Maine, Texas, and Kansas.
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International seminars and crusades are to be conducted in Brazil (Belem, Manous, Joao Pessoa, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Mossoro, Brasilia, and Porto Allegra); in Angola, Africa, Indonesia, and Scotland.
Darrell will be training and equipping pastors and leaders in Strategic Evangelism, Personal Witnessing, and use of Spiritual Gifts. He has been asked to preach revivals, rallies, leadership seminars, and harvest crusades and lead churches in equipping their people to share Jesus.
Kathy will be leading women's conferences on Victory in Christ through Faith, Prayer, and Sharing Jesus and on Dealing with Depression.
Materials for Seminars are now available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Romanian languages. The seminars are Total Church Life, People Sharing Jesus, and Incredibly Gifted. Resources are listed at www.totalchurchlife.net.
PLEASE PRAY FOR GOD'S ANOINTING ON THE MINISTRIES AHEAD.
REPORT ON 2003--What the Lord had done!
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At Roswell Street Baptist Church, Darrell has assisted on a half-time basis in pastoral care and strategic evangelism leadership. This year we have observed two strong Evangelistic/Prayer Emphases led by Dr. Thomas Wright.
In March some 800 members participated in WIN SCHOOL for personal witness training. Many accepted Christ as they began to share in outreach visitation and in market-place witnessing. Several Special Evangelistic Events were conducted resulting in harvest evangelism.
International Ministries were started--a Brazilian Bible Study Fellowship and a Hispanic Bible Study Fellowship were begun. The church is implementing the New Testament Strategy of the Church as the Body of Christ intentionally Exalting the Savior, Equipping the Saints, and Evangelize the Sinner.
People Sharing Jesus personal witnessing process was conducted in September and October in preparation for launching the Lighthouses of Prayer, Care, and Share ministry. Through the Lighthouse ministry the church's objective is to saturate every neighborhood with the gospel, care for people and their needs, and pray for them. God is already saving some neighbors or our people through their witness.
God is wonderfully at work! Through the WIN SCHOOL study on the Work of the Holy Spirit in Evangelism, Samreen, who grew up as a Moslem in Pakistan, gained confidence to share Jesus with two co-workers and lead them to Christ. She said she had wanted to share with them for a long time, but when she learned that "Successful Witnessing is Sharing Christ in the Power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the Results to God," she did it!
Samreen was led to Christ by her husband, Javed, in Pakistan. She said that when she met Javed and looked into his eyes, she loved him immediately. Her father was angry! He planned to kill Samreen. He had knives and a bag with which to kill her, cut up her body and throw her into the river! But, she got away. Samreen married Javed. To avoid being killed they fled Pakistan and came to the USA. Samreen shared, "I love my husband with all my heart and I will go with him anywhere. It was Jesus I saw in his eyes! He led me to Jesus!"
Then, Samreen's classic statement, "JESUS IS MY LIFE! GIVE ME JESUS OR GIVE ME DEATH!"
GOD WANTS TO GIVE US REVIVAL AND USE US IN WITNESS. OBEDIENCE IS THE KEY!
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During 2003 in our own nation we have equipped hundreds of pastors and leaders in strategic evangelism leadership and soulwinning. Some of the places were New Market, TN; Eldorado and Wichita, KS; Roanoke, VA; Mobile, AL; Marietta, GA; Mid America Seminary, Germantown, TN; Carrolton, GA; Ashville, NC; Alamagordo, NM; Albemarle, NC; Morristown, TN; Las Cruses, NM;, Tucson, AZ; Covington, GA; Cedar Hill, TN; Midwestern Seminary, Kansas City, MO; Tuscaloosa, AL; Portland, OR; Redmond, OR; and Klamath Falls, OR.
ACROSS THE SEAS:
January 3-11, 2003: Kathy and Darrell led our SBC Missionaries in Argentina in Total Church Life Strategy Seminar.
March 13-29, 2003: Darrell led TCL Strategy Seminars for Brazilian States in Brasilia, Campo Grande, Santos, Sao Paulo, Joao Pessoa, and Natal Brazil. God moved in revival in these places.
November 18-December 7, 2003: Darrell led TCL, People Sharing Jesus, and Leadership Seminars in Belem (Daytime for Seminary Students and Night for Pastors and Leaders); Teresina; Maceio; Ponte de Prais; and Guarulhos, Brazil. God gave great affirmation for the effectiveness of the seminars and many received Christ through personal witnessing.
MAY GOD GRANT TO YOU A FRESH OUTPOURING OF HIS SPIRIT ON YOUR LIFE AND MINISTRY FOR HIS GLORY AND FOR SOULS.