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Finding Peace in India

Trevor with group at HBII am in India this week. My husband, Terry, is teaching pastors and their wives. I am supporting with video, pictures, prayer, and the like. I like my support role. I find it peaceful to record the stories as I listen to the people talk. I love watching their faces as they connect through the translator with Terry’s American stories.

Yesterday, we listened to them tell us their stories. I have done this in the past when meeting new pastors. Many of them are heartbreaking…almost beaten to death, rejected by their families and cast out to live on the streets by their own parents because of their faith in Christ, being sold into prostitution, alcoholism, drug addiction, attempts at suicide and much more. I have found a single thread that runs almost every story. They just wanted peace.

Life is pretty simple here. You work to get your food and clothing for each day. Your expectations, if you have any, are low and simply based on improving your life. You don’t have many other possessions. Although they drive like maniacs, it is a much slower pace of life in some sense. But many of the people don’t experience any rest or peace.

Perhaps their lack of peace is due to the fact that 3.2 million people live in the same land area as my hometown of Corsicana – population 25,000. The city literally never sleeps. Or could it be because they have no assurance of what tomorrow will bring and no way to plan for it? The day before we arrived they had an unseasonable amount of rainfall accompanied by a hailstorm. Now their crops are ruined and the cost of food has gone up 100%. Their lack of peace might also be due to their religion that offers the impossible task of appeasing a variety of gods that are “unpleasable”. They have a deterministic outlook on life, because that same religion teaches that everyone will get another chance in their next life.

Another common thread in their stories is the sense of instantaneous peace they find when they meet Jesus. The look on their entire face as they share that experience is both breathtaking and overwhelming. The local pastor, Trevor, says that people can recognize a believer just by looking at their face. He says it is because they see peace and light.

In the midst of this newly found peace, their life circumstances still do not change. They still work every day for the food they need. Some days they go without. They wear the same clothes every day. They travel hundreds of miles for 2-3 days just to hear someone teach God’s word, always in very rough conditions and sometimes experiencing persecution. But they are at peace.

Maybe that is why I like coming here so much. I sense God’s peace in a very dark place. I wish I could bottle it and bring it home with me. When I return home, I always find myself starting to rush and be anxious about the things I need to get done. And I am supposed to know better! I am praying that God will give me peace as I return, and remind me to bring my anxious thoughts to him like my brothers and sisters here in India.

So as I am finishing up, I’m thinking, “Do people who are in darkness around us see peace and light when they look at our faces?

John 14:27 My peace I leave with you….

Tina Jacobson is founder and CEO of The Barnabas Agency.

The Man Behind the Calling

Larry Moyer is founder, CEO, and visionary of Dallas-based EvanTell, one of the most innovative evangelistic organizations in the world. Moyer has been sharing the gospel clearly and simply and equipping Christians to do the same for more than forty years. Through evangelistic events and training seminars, EvanTell has empowered more than a half million people across six continents to share the message of Jesus Christ anywhere and anytime and has resulted in more than 26 million presentations of the gospel.

Dr. Moyer’s ministry has taken him through the United States and to more than sixty foreign locations as a speaker in churches, area-wide outreaches, camps, pastors’ conferences and seminars on evangelism. He is an evangelistic speaker for EvanTell’s Operation Friendshipweekends and Wild Game Feasts, both of which target the non-Christian. He is a regular guest lecturer in evangelism at Word of Life Bible Institute in New York and Florida and visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Singularly focused on the Gospel, Moyer has authored evangelism-focused books such asShow Me How to Share the Gospel, Show Me How to Answer Tough Questions and Show Me How to Preach Evangelistic Sermons among others. Show Me How to Share Christ in the Workplace is powerful instruction on what really works in the workplace, based squarely on God’s Word.

According to Moyer, “Your workplace is not merely your job; it‘s your ministry. Let‘s learn to use that job to populate heaven. Then you will have had the greatest ministry of all. Your workplace will not only be the means of meeting temporary needs such as putting food on the table or providing funds for a vacation. It will also count for something eternal—introducing those you work with to the only One who can give them life that never ends.”

Show Me How to Share Christ in the Workplace is available from your favorite local bookstore and at www.EvanTell.org

Show Me How to Share Christ In The Workplace

Larry Moyer

Kregel, Fall 2012

978-0-8254-4269-8 • $12.99Paperback • 5.25 x 8 • 176 pages

Christian Ministry / Evangelism

For a review copy or interview contact:

Diane Morrow

Vice President Public Relations

The B&B Media Group

The Barnabas Agency(A division of The B&B  Media Group)

www.TBBMedia.com   *   800.927.1517 office    *    817.319.9805 cell    *   dmorrow@tbbmedia.com

Delivering the message

It’s Not Just a Job . . . It’s a Calling

Dr. Larry Moyer challenges and trains Christians to share the gospel at work 

Two kinds of Christians go to work. For the first person, his workplace is his ministry. For the second, his workplace is nothing more than a job. In truth, it should be both—the workplace is where a Christian not only goes to perform his job but also a place to engage in his ministry.

In his timely and insightful new book, Show Me How to Share Christ in the Workplace (Fall 2012 Kregel), evangelist and authorDr. Larry Moyer challenges every committed Christian to recognize that he or she is in full-time ministry. “The concept that professional, paid Christian workers such as pastors, music directors and youth workers are the only ones in ministry could not be further from the truth. We’re all in ministry 24/7.” To balance obligations to our employer and our commitment to share Christ, Moyer comments, “The Bible tells us how to get to heaven. It also tells us how to take those in the workplace along with us. So when trying to impact the workplace for Christ, the Bible is the place to start.”

Show Me How to Share Christ in the Workplace is available from your favorite local bookstore and at www.EvanTell.org

 Show Me How to Share Christ In The Workplace

Larry Moyer

Kregel, Fall 2012

978-0-8254-4269-8 • $12.99Paperback • 5.25 x 8 • 176 pages

Christian Ministry / Evangelism

For a review copy or interview contact:

Diane Morrow

Vice President Public Relations

The B&B Media Group

The Barnabas Agency(A division of The B&B  Media Group)

www.TBBMedia.com   *   800.927.1517 office    *    817.319.9805 cell    *   dmorrow@tbbmedia.com

Delivering the message

Job or Calling?

Dr. Larry Moyer challenges and trains Christians to share the gospel at work

“Show Me How to Share Christ in the Workplace” by Larry Moyer

Two kinds of Christians go to work. For the first person, his workplace is his ministry. For the second, his workplace is nothing more than a job. In truth, it should be both—the workplace is where a Christian not only goes to perform his job but also a place to engage in his ministry.

In his timely and insightful new book, Show Me How to Share Christ in the Workplace (Fall 2012 Kregel), evangelist and authorDr. Larry Moyer challenges every committed Christian to recognize that he or she is in full-time ministry. “The concept that professional, paid Christian workers such as pastors, music directors and youth workers are the only ones in ministry could not be further from the truth. We’re all in ministry 24/7.” To balance obligations to our employer and our commitment to share Christ, Moyer comments, “The Bible tells us how to get to heaven. It also tells us how to take those in the workplace along with us. So when trying to impact the workplace for Christ, the Bible is the place to start.”

Larry Moyer is founder, CEO, and visionary of Dallas-based EvanTell, one of the most innovative evangelistic organizations in the world. Moyer has been sharing the gospel clearly and simply and equipping Christians to do the same for more than forty years. Through evangelistic events and training seminars, EvanTell has empowered more than a half million people across six continents to share the message of Jesus Christ anywhere and anytime and has resulted in more than 26 million presentations of the gospel.

Go…abroad and at home.

Dr. Moyer’s ministry has taken him through the United States and to more than sixty foreign locations as a speaker in churches, area-wide outreaches, camps, pastors’ conferences and seminars on evangelism. He is an evangelistic speaker for EvanTell’s Operation Friendship weekends and Wild Game Feasts, both of which target the non-Christian. He is a regular guest lecturer in evangelism at Word of Life Bible Institute in New York and Florida and visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Singularly focused on the Gospel, Moyer has authored evangelism-focused books such as Show Me How to Share the Gospel, Show Me How to Answer Tough Questions and Show Me How to Preach Evangelistic Sermons among others. Show Me How to Share Christ in the Workplace is powerful instruction on what really works in the workplace, based squarely on God’s Word.

According to Moyer, “Your workplace is not merely your job; it‘s your ministry. Let‘s learn to use that job to populate heaven. Then you will have had the greatest ministry of all. Your workplace will not only be the means of meeting temporary needs such as putting food on the table or providing funds for a vacation. It will also count for something eternal—introducing those you work with to the only One who can give them life that never ends.”

Show Me How to Share Christ in the Workplace is available from your favorite local bookstore and at www.EvanTell.org

*For almost 40 years, EvanTell’s mission has been to declare the gospel clearly and simply, activate believers around the world, and prepare upcoming generations to reach the lost. We provide training and resources to individuals, pastors, seminary professors, missionaries, short-term mission teams, ministry organizations and strategic partners worldwide. EvanTell is a non-profit charitable organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For additional information see www.evantell.org.

Finding God-Even While Hunting

Larry Moyer shares personal story and churches reach community with the Gospel

Through a powerful weekend adventure called The Wild Game Feast (WGF)—a unique and energetic evangelistic outreach weekend for hunters conducted by EvanTell—Christians become better equipped to share the Gospel. Dr. Larry Moyer, founder and CEO of EvanTell, believes this should be easy, not difficult. “Simple message. Simple training. Simple results.” For EvanTell, that mission has been highly successful for almost forty years, and one of the most dynamic outreach events they sponsor is The Wild Game Feast.

Dr. Larry Moyer came to Christ through the great outdoors. Now by sharing that life-changing encounter, he teaches others how to find God through the same experience. At the WGF, Larry gives a presentation of his dramatic hunting experiences and then his personal testimony entitled “Hunting Wildlife and Finding God.”

Normally, at least 50 percent of those attending the WGF are non-Christians, but some feasts have had as high as 60-80 percent. Larry’s Sunday morning service at WGF is an evangelistic message for non-Christians, and the results are exciting. One Michigan church leader said, “We’ve never had such a high proportion of non-Christians in attendance at an [outreach] event.”

R. Don Barrett, executive director at Camp Pearl Ministries in Reeves, Louisiana said, “Louisiana is known as ‘Sportsman’s Paradise.’ When I was made aware of EvanTell‘s interest in The Wild Game Feast to share the clear gospel message, it piqued my interest. I was overwhelmed with the response of 550 people who packed our gym! Larry had no trouble keeping the interest of the hunters as the pictures showed proof that he was ‘one of them’. The gospel was presented clearly, and we rejoiced with 42 people trusting Jesus that night! We are already making next year’s plans!”

According to EvanTell, you can make this event as large as you prefer with dinner, displays, seminars and other features. The only limiting factor is the size of the venue. Hunters bring their mounts, and taxidermists set up displays. The Feast is an excellent opportunity for your church to interact with the community because businesses are willing to sponsor and donate door prizes. The response has been phenomenal.

After the event, Moyer also does a one-hour workshop entitled “What’s So Scary about Evangelism and How Do You Overcome Those Fears?” He addresses the four fears Christians have about evangelism and how to conquer them. Larry says “Anyone who has been through EvanTell’s training knows that people leave with a revitalized understanding of the gospel, a new confidence in their ability to share the gospel and an excitement about their role in God’s plan to share the good news of Jesus Christ.”

For more information about hosting a Wild Game Feast or to schedule a WGF event,
go to evantell.org or call (800) 947-7359.