One Year For Jesus
Once I was offered to join the team in our church to share the Good News with people in villages. I prayed, and the Lord said to me, “Do not worry, I’ll always be with you.” Then I decided that no matter what, I would go and serve the people. It’s been three years now, every week we travel to towns and villages of our area and bring God’s Word to people who are in need of salvation. Our wonderful, merciful God has given me strength and “made my feet like the feet of a deer” (Hab. 3:19), and enabled me to preach the Good News!
The whole team was inspired to preach the Gospel, though none of us had not yet known what to expect ahead. Sergei told us about the most effective methods of evangelism. We read all the materials, books, watched videos from different cities and teams.
DZERZHINSKY (RUSSIA) - Levon Movsesyan, who is a member of the One Year for Jesus team in Dzerzhinsky, speaks about himself and his ministry: I am 37 years old. In my past I was a drug addict, used heavy drugs. From some of my old friends I heard about rehabilitation program and decided to go through it. By God’s mercy and love I was delivered from drugs and now I am able to share my testimony with other guys and girls that are on a wide and straight way to death. I meet drug addicts and I tell them that there is a way out. I invite them to go through a rehabilitation program.
CHITA (RUSSIA) - Svetlana Shulgina, a member of the One Year for Jesus team of the Salvation in Jesus Church, shares her thoughts on evangelism: What is evangelism? At one point I thought about it a lot. But I could answer this question when I became a member of the One Year for Jesus team.
I am responsible for reporting.
What are some of the results of your work on a team?
I have learned communication skills and have become more confident as I share Christ with people.
What changes do you see in churches that participate in the project?
I think our team is a good example to people in other churches. They get excited about preaching the Gospel. They see that we are a part of a big project that involves many churches across Russia and they want to be a part of it as well. I would say churches become more motivated to do evangelism and many of them begin to do outreaches.