FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

 

 

Category: Local NJ

It is a very sad reality that all over the world children and adults are being told that they can not speak about Jesus or even say His name. While in Atlantic City this summer we encountered such a situation with a little boy named Jair…

It was night three of Bible Camp. We had spent each night teaching about the life of Jesus and who He is. During the final craft, which was making a salvation bracelet, I heard a little voice begin to say, “I can’t say Jesus.” As he repeated his declaration it got louder and louder until it turned into a child’s cry to be heard. I walked over to him and the other boy of which he was yelling this at and asked them what was going on.

This little boy, couldn’t have been older than 6 or 7, looked up at me and exclaimed, “I can’t say Jesus, I am Muslim.” Apparently he was sitting next to another little boy who was telling him a lot about Jesus. I looked at the situation and smiled. Here we had a tarp full of children putting different color beads on a piece of cord, each bead represented a characteristic of Jesus, and this little boy, proclaiming that he can not say the name Jesus, as he was saying His name over and over while making his own bracelet. 

Instead of telling him anything, I just began to help him make the bracelet. We came to the red bead, I read off of the small slip of paper that was on the tarp in front of him, “The red bead means ‘God shed His blood.'” Jair looked up at me and asked, “Who did that?”

I smiled again and said, “Jesus did, because He is God.” Jair no longer declared that he couldn’t say Jesus’ name, instead, he said, “My grandma is Muslim, my mom is Christian, but she doesn’t go to church.” I told Jair to look at me. He put down his bracelet and looked right at me. I smiled at him and said, “Jesus is God and He loves you very much. Ask Him ‘who He is and what is His name’ and He will show you.” He didn’t resist, he and I finished the bracelet and I tied it on his tiny wrist.

When Jair was leaving the tarp he came up to me and gave me a big hug. 

Would you please join us in praying for this little soul and that Jesus would speak to his heart loud and clear.

…that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with your heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation… WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED”

                                                                                              – Romans 10:9-10;13

 

 

 

 

For the past 9 years, SOFM has been partnering with New City Fellowship Church in Atlantic City. Each year the Lord brings together unique teams to serve around AC and alongside the New City Church. 

Even though this summer we had our smallest team (5) with Ron blessing us two nights at Bible Camp, we were amazed as God took us on a journey of faithfulness by being “flexible and pioneering”. A big thank you to the team for stepping out of their comfort zone to go to a place where many chose not to go. Thank you to Pastor Santo and his staff for taking such great care of us again! And thank you to all who prayed and supported this team.

The video gives a summary of our trip!

Just One Drop

This Saturday, a team from True Life Church will be heading to AC to partner with New City Fellowship Church. This is the 9th year that Step of Faith is working along side Pastor Santo and his staff and we are excited to join them again!

Our connection with New City is not just in AC. The team there is spreading the gospel and connecting the community to the church 24/7, while we come down once a year. However, their efforts have expanded to the Brick area over the past several years.

The Tutoring program at the Maple Leaf apartments in Brick will be entering its 7th year this fall!

Soccer clinics and Bible Camps have brought the gospel and built relationships with the community for the past 6 years!

This winter True Life will be replicating the Christmas Store in the Brick area, that New City does each year in AC…more information will come out in the fall!

It takes a village to raise a village, no matter if it is local, statewide or internationally.

We are blessed to be a part in various areas of the world and AC is one of those places that allows us to see God at work in wonderful ways.

Please pray for our team and the work a head for us next week. Please pray for the hearts that will be touched and opened at the 3-night Bible Camp and the other connections and bridges that will be built.

Thank you!


Contact Step of Faith

    Step of Faith Ministry, Inc.
    PO Box 805
    Brick, NJ 08723
    United States of America