His name is Penn Gillete. He is an American Comedian and magician who is also an outspoken atheist. The longer version of the video was that after one of his shows, a man walked up to him and told him how much he appreciated his shows and he proceeded to hand him a Bible as a gift. Penn was kind of taken back by that, being an outspoken atheist and all. But after that fact, Penn went on to say that he really, really respected this man and his faith for being so open and honest about it, willing to share his belief with someone who is so against it. I cannot get enough of this video. He hits the nail right on the head when he says " If Christians actually believe in an eternal Heaven and an eternal Hell and that the only way to Heaven is through Jesus Christ, how much do they have to hate someone to not share that with them. He's absolutely right. That man who gave Penn a Bible is a great example of showing Christ's love, even to an outspoken unbeliever. If we believe our faith to be true, we HAVE to share it. I encourage you to stop by our Winnipeg or Steinbach office this week. If you don't have a Bible, we will give you one. If you want a Bible to give to someone, we will give you one. Our passion is to Spread the Word of God to EVERYONE. God is not ours to keep to our self. Each one of us belongs to Him, and that my friends is something worth sharing.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The Need Is Growing!
Due to Gods amazing grace and to the open doors that he have given us, we are nearing a $50,000 Bible order. Our Bibles have been leaving our warehouse in large quantities due to people who are searching for Christ. First Nations communities, prisons, churches, camps and many other organizations have been reveiving more Bibles than ever before. This is very exciting to see happen..however all these Bibles now have to be replaced. This is a big project to take on and we need your help, not only prayerfully but financialy as well. If you feel led to partner with us in this area, we would love to hear from you. You can call us at 1-866-HIS-WORD or at 204-339-3770 to donate. Or you can visit http://www.thelifelight.com/ to give online. We would love to talk to you more about his project.
We have many people and organizations who cannot afford to make donations that are waiting for these Bibles to be used in their ministry. We need to act as soon as possible to make sure they have the resources they need.
Thank you everyone for your faithful support and to all of you who are out there on the mission field spreading the word of God. Blessings!
How Important Is Our Faith?
If our faith is the most important thing in our life, more important than money, friends, parties, sex, careers, the lake, family and even church, then why is it so much easier to talk about everything but our faith to our freinds? We spend hours telling people about our weekend, about the latest survivor episode, about who said what on facebook, but when it comes to sharing about the experience you had with God or your relationhip with Christ, we shut our mouths.
This is a dangerous way to live and I'm guilty of this lifestyle as well.....but i'm learning. Taking that step out of my comfort zone was the best thing I could have done. Here's what happened.
About 6 months ago, I had a doctors appointment downtown that I was late for. I got out of my car and noticed a man walk by me who was clearly hungry, poor and dirty. I thought to myself "hmmm that sucks", and I started running up the stairs to my appointment. But something told me to go back and do something. So, I ran back to my car, took some loonies from my console and ran after the guy to give him some money for whatever he needed. I patted him on the back, he said thank you very much and I ran back to my appointment. As I bolted for the elevator, something told me to go and do more. I'm thinking, shoot, I'm late, I need to get to my appointment..but I listened and ran back to my car. I remembered that I had some Bibles in my trunk so I grabbed one and bolted after this man again. I caught up to him and said "sorry to bother you but do you like reading?" He said, yes I sure do. So I asked him " If I gave you this Bible, would you read it?" He said, yes, I sure would, thank you. I patted him on the back and ran back to the building...but that voice came back and told me to do more. Well, I'm fairly certain that my doctor is not a Christian, so I went back to the car and grabbed another Bible. I brought it up with me and one of the first things she asked me was "So Ryan, what do you do for a living?" I wasn't sure what to say. Do I just say I work for a charity or do I expand and really tell her what I do. I decided to tell her in detail and then said to her "actually, I brought you a Bible as a gift that I wanted you to have." She took it from my hands and was so thankful that I thought of her and she said that she would gladly take this home with her to read.
I was totally out of my comfort zone here but I took one of the opportunities that God give us everyday. Instead of asking for an opportunity, I took one. After it was all said and done, it sure seemed easy. I try to take opportunities on a more regular basis now and the worst repsonse I have ever gotten is a No Thanks. If that is the most I have to fear, than I will have no excuse when God asks me why I was so lazy in sharing my faith.
I want to encourge every one of you to take that step and share with someone the most important thing in your life. The Bible is a powerfull way to do this because after the conversation is over, they will have somthing they can have with them when God whispers in their ear that he loves them.