Along with standard duties of the Local Church, we have a strong burden to reach the lost in Portland, to send the light in a city of darkness. Although our ministry list is small, the Lord has blessed, and we’ve seen his hand work in seeing dozens of people get saved.
“Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” Luke 14:23
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” – “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” – I Corinthians 1:18,21
On Saturday nights, some of the men grab a handful of gospel tracts, pray, and head into downtown Portland. There are plenty of places for open air preaching, witness, and gospel tract distribution. It’s plain to see the power of God described in I Corinthians 1:18.
Likewise, once a month we go out in the daytime, where we focus on more hand-to-hand tract distribution, and personal witness. This provides a great opportunity for the ladies, and children in the Church, to participate, and learn first hand, by spreading the gospel, winning souls to Christ, and being a soldier in the Lord’s army.
We have a very strong desire to bring folk into the Church, saved or lost, regardless of race or religious background. We do this with the intention that the saved will grow spiritually, and that the lost will get saved, and then to grow.
On Thursday evenings, we go door to door, in various neighborhoods around the Church, offering a free gospel tract, personal witness, and inviting folk to come out to services on the following Sunday, or Wednesday.
High School Tract Distribution
“So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.” – I Corinthians 3:7
Even though we may not always see the increase of these ministries, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t results. We have faith that people are getting saved, and growing spiritually, even if we can’t see it.