Bob Gray

Feb 012019
 

 

Our friend Sylvan Creach, who travels at his own expense to all the Witnesses Now For Jesus conferences and shoots videos of all the talks and posts them to YouTube is going on a mission trip to the Philipines. Below is the email he sent to a few of us seeking support for his trip. Please consider supporting him in this endeavor.

Hi Everyone,

This February 2019, I will be traveling, with a mission team to Mount Pinatubo, Aeta Villages in N. Luzon, Philippines.  Aeta pastors are trained in order to go back into their villages to serve their tribal members.  The Aeta are an indigenous tribe descended from the Aborigines of Australia and have lived in the mountains around Mt. Pinatubo for centuries.   Many of their villages were inundated and many are still recovering from an eruption of that still active volcano in the ‘90’s.  Also, many villagers have lost their thatched-roofed, clay homes to the typhoons that are rampant in the Philippines.

Assisting at the Pastor’s Conference will include ministering to pastors, spouses, couples and children along with a focus on 2 church building dedications in remote areas, baptism and the Aeta dream “running water.”  In 2018, there were 100+ new Christians who were baptized and 60+ young Aeta adults were ministered to, plus chiropractic medical treatments.

In addition, one Aeta Pastor walked 13 hours to get to the conference.   Then, we will trek, by 4-wheel drive vehicle, over rough terrain, and through shallow rivers, amidst the stirred-up, still prevalent lava dust, to get visit several Aeta villages. At each location we will love-on, minister to, and pass out relief packages to the children and adult tribal members in the village.

 The value of actually going to a country and touching the people is immense. Last year when a team visited the Aeta, they said, “We have not been forgotten by God.” And yet, not everyone can go because of commitments, finances, or even desire. Still, they are willing to participate through helping those that can and want to go with both financial support and prayer. This is what I am asking of you.

Each member of our mission team, sent out by Bear Valley Church in Lakewood, Colorado, must cover his or her own travel expenses. The airline ticket ($1100) along with housing, food, transportation and other miscellaneous expenses will total approximately $1,800.  Any contribution you can give to make this outreach a reality for me would be gratefully appreciated via online:  https://tinyurl.com/philippinestrip2019

You will have the option to select my name or the team.  A receipt, sent in 2018, from BVC will confirm your tax-deductible contribution.

Here is a video they had me put together that talks about the Aeta people… https://vimeo.com/286429473

Blessings in the Name of Jesus,

–Sylvan

Jul 042018
 

If you’re flying into St. Louis for the Mid-West conference and need a ride from the airport, please leave us a message here. Just hit the “Contact Us” tab and let us know when you are arriving. We will try to have someone pick you up or pair you with someone who is renting a car.

Jun 212018
 

The second annual Witnesses Now for Jesus, Mid-West Conference will be held on July 27 & 28, 2018 at:

Sonrise Baptist Church
454 Berry Road
Bonne Terre, MO 63628
www.sonrisebaptist.com

This conference is for present, questioning, exiting and former Jehovah’s Witnesses as well as anyone who has been affected by the teachings and policies of Jehovah’s Witnesses organization. If you plan on coming to either the Mid-West conference or the upcoming 40th annual Witnesses Now for Jesus conference in October, please click on the “Registration” tab at the top of the page and click which of the conferences you plan on attending. This will help us to plan ahead. And if you have any questions, please click on the “Contact Us” tab above. 


Friday, July 27, 2018

9:00 a.m. – Prayer, Praise & Worship

9:30 – Lets Get Acquainted

10:00 – “Out of the Watchtower, Into the Kingdom” – Brady Crum

10:30 – “Roots, Shoots and Those in Cahoots” – Tim Martin

11:15 – “I Left the Watchtower, Why Should I Believe in Anything at All?” – Don Veinot

12:00 – Prayer & Lunch

1:15 p.m. – Praise & Worship

1:30— “Explaining the Trinity to Jehovah’s Witnesses” – Jodie Bishop

2:00 – “An Open Letter to the Galatians” – Julie McAllen

2:45 – “The Spirit of God is Not There” – Jay Gomez

3:15 – “Using the Full Armor of God in Spiritual Battle” – Kay L. Mayer

4:00 –  “Born Again – The Watchtower Teaching vs. the Teaching of the Bible” – Martin Winslow

4:45 – Skit

5:00 – Praise & Worship

5: 15 – “The Vacant House: Why Escape From False Belief is Not Enough” – Rob Phillips


Saturday, July 28, 2018

9:30 a.m. – Prayer, Praise & Worship

10:00 – “Jehovah’s Witnesses Proof Texts Refuted” – Charles Kelley

10:45 – “Family is Forever” – Amy Lockard

11:15 – “The Trouble With the Trinity” – Robert Bowman

12:00 – Lunch

1:15 p.m. – Praise & Worship

1:30 – “Blessings That Come From Freedom” – Sharon Leasure

2:00 – Skit

2:15 – “How Not to Witness to Jehovah’s Witnesses” – Ed Haviach

3:00 – “What About the Cross” – Charles Smith

3:15 – “Divine Appointments That Led to Freedom” – Bob Gray

3:45 – “False Prophecy is No Laughing Matter” – Jim Valentine

4:15 – “Answering Bible Questions” – Robert Bowman

5:15 – “Closing Thoughts” – Rob Phillips

6:00 – Song/Prayer

After the conference is finished you’re invited to gather around the campfire with several of us at the St Francois State Park at camp site #68.

(https://mostateparks.com/park/st-francois-state-park). So grab a bite to eat or bring something to eat with you – See you there, 7:30-ish.

May 112018
 

The first annual Witnesses Now for Jesus – West Coast conference was held at the Hawthorn Suites in Sacramento, California on April 27 and 28, 2018. Charles and Julie Kelly and their team put on a great conference. The videos of the conference are on YouTube and can be found by searching on “WNFJ-2018”

Many thanks to Sylvan Creach for his great work on the videos.