We hit the streets of downtown Geneva every other Friday night, starting out at Bi-Centenial Park (corner of Exchange & Lake Streets) at 7:30 pm. From there we pass out tracts, pray, and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all who are willing to listen and hear.
If you are interested in joining us, see our calendar for the next upcoming date. For more info about getting involved, please get in touch with Bruce Borsa.
Why Evangelism? First, we have a burden for the lost, many of which don’t even have an informed knowledge about where they will go with they die. Many struggle with addictions and guilt, not knowing that God is willing to free them from these heavy burdens! Jesus told us in John 4:35, “Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!”
Who Can Evangelize? We need not have credentials, degrees in theology, or special skills to be effective – we need not even be qualified. God is our qualifier, and the only thing a believer needs to share the Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ is to be filled with the Holy Spirit and be willing to follow His guidance in all that we do, how we act, and what we say. The Holy Spirit of God is ALWAYS faithful to bless us regardless of who listens to us! Not everyone is called to be an evangelist, but everyone who has been saved by God's grace (and is saved by faith in Jesus Christ's death on the cross for the remission of sins), can share the Gospel, and what Jesus has done in their life! What's more, it is our reasonable service to present our whole existence to God as a living sacrifice. After all, He did give us Life everlasting, and we are not our own. (See Romans 12:1-2, 1 Corinthians 6:20, Galatians 2:20).
What Can I Do? There are many roles that can be taken when out on the streets. We welcome anyone who has a burden to share the Truth of Salvation with others; but maybe you aren’t called to be an evangelist? So what role can you play? One of the biggest roles next to actual evangelizing (if not more important) is prayer – we always welcome anyone who is to walk with us and simply pray while we speak to people. It makes a huge difference!
NURSING HOME VISITATION
We minister at the Geneva Living Center Nursing Home on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.
- First Saturday: Geneva Living Center, South Building;
- Third Saturday: Geneva Living Center, North Building
Each visit starts at 2:30 pm, and we are usually there for about an hour. See our calendar for specific dates. With each visit, we sing hymns, give a devotional Gospel teaching from the Word of God, and pray and visit with the residents.
Most of the residents are near the end of their lives on this earth, and some still have never heard the true Gospel message of salvation through Jesus Christ! Yet the Lord is willing to offer them grace and salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. We’ve seen some who have accepted Him as their Lord and Savior and it is truly an awesome thing to see and rejoice over!! It’s a blessing and privilege to be able to minster to many who have been forgotten by the “busy-ness” of the world around us.James tells us that “pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.”
This is a great opportunity to “practice our faith” as we visit and love these folks who still have much love to give in return!