How To Overcome Timidity In Evangelism

Esther loved her people, Mordecai the only one she had and even her own soul. She wished she could run to the palace and blurt out all the evil Haman was doing. But she lacked one thing- Boldness. In a moment, she remembered that there was only one person who could give a young lady in a completely heathen nation, boldness like that of Moses before Pharoah. Esther knew what to do. And so after 3 days of fasting and prayer, even though she knew she might lose her head, Esther received boldness from God to go unto the king, e. (See Esther 4:16)

Peter and John had just been commanded not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. They were threatened and they knew their people, if upset, could go as far as stoning a man to death. They did it to Stephen. If they were to faithfully fulfil this great commission knowing that they might die in the process, they needed one thing- Boldness. So in Acts 4:29, they asked God for boldness. And verse 31, records that they were filled with boldness.

The Holy Spirit is the one who gives boldness to reach the lost. Just ask him in prayer, you may also fast. He will hear, He will answer.

by Joy Ebere Taiwo.

Good To Know

  1. There will be fasting and prayer on Friday, June 3rd in preparation for Saturday’s outreach, details will be shared in due course.
  2. New Location Alert! Joy Outreaches is now in Meiran, Agbulegba, Lagos. If you know anyone in this area who might be interested in evangelism, check for the group link here (https://bit.ly/joyoutreachesgroups) and send to the person
  3. Tracts, books and evangelism T-shirts are available for Soul Winning Saturday on June 4th, contact 08172082376 to get some.

Day 35: Namibia

Namibia is a country in Southern Africa with a population of 2.55 million people. Agriculture, tourism and the mining industry – including mining for gem diamonds, uranium, gold, silver and base metals – form the basis of its economy, while the manufacturing sector is comparatively small.

The religious profile of Namibia looks like this:

– 87.9% Christianity
– 43.7% Lutheranism
– 22.8% Catholicism
– 17.0% Anglicanism
– 4.4% Other Christian
– 10.2% Traditional faiths
– 1.6% No religion
– 0.3% Others

Prayer Points

1. Pray according to the religious profile above that God will shut down every false religion in Namibia

How To Start A Witnessing Conversation

The fear of man is the biggest hurdle to overcome before we can share our faith. This is what you can do to simplify the process:

  1. Humanize the person: Smile and say a warm “Good morning!” You could even go-ahead to establish rapport. Compliment something about the person’s appearance that you genuinely admire. Ask where the person is from and what the person does.
  2. Hand the person a tract: As you do that, say, “Have you gotten yours?” This makes the person feel there is something they are missing out on and they need to grab it now.
  3. Ask questions: This helps you know the kind of person you’re dealing with. I mean, what if the person is already born again and maybe even a pastor…lol. Also, how you preach to a Muslim is different from how to preach to an Atheist. Ask if they believe in God and their thoughts on the afterlife i.e. what happens after death. Go into your message.

by Joy Ebere Taiwo

Good To Know

  1. If you know anyone who might be interested in evangelism, send them this link to join their location group https://bit.ly/joyoutreachesgroups
  2. Tracts, books and evangelism T-shirts are available for June 4th, contact 08172082376 to get.

Day 34: Pakistan

Pakistan is a country in South Asia with a population of 227 million. Pakistan is a regional and middle power nation and has the world’s sixth-largest standing armed forces. 96.5% of people in Pakistan are Muslims while only 1.3% are Christians.

Prayer Points

  1. Pray for an insurgence of Christians into Pakistan who will spread the Gospel
  2. Pray that God will have mercy of the people of Pakistan and send laborers to them
  3. Pray that the land of Pakistan will not be forgotten in God’s agenda of harvest for the souls on earth.

How To Preach Without Intimidation

On June 4th, we will be marching out in small groups to preach the gospel in our different communities. When you set out, go to any corner, street, place or person that the Holy Spirit is leading you. Don’t be afraid when someone says, “You can’t preach here.” According to the law, you have the right to preach the Gospel anywhere, to anyone, using any format you so desire.

Freedom of expression is one of the fundamental rights which are universally recognized and protected. The 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) (1999 CFRN), particularly Section 39 thereof, has expressly provided for the protection of this right because of its importance and relevance to the enhancement of personal liberty and democracy.

In simple terms, these are your rights according to the constitution:

  1. You are entitled to freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart ideas and information without interference
  2. You are entitled to own, establish and operate any medium for the dissemination of information, ideas and opinions
  3. As an individual, you have the right to receive information and the right to express and disseminate your opinion within the law

You can preach anywhere without intimidation when you know your legal rights.

“My people have been silent, because they had no knowledge…” Hosea 4:6 DRB

by Joy Ebere Taiwo | May 25, 2022

Good To Know

  1. New Location Alert! Joy Outreaches is now in Ibafo, Ogun State, Nigeria. If you know anyone in this area who might be interested in evangelism, check for the group link here (https://bit.ly/joyoutreachesgroups) and send to the person
  2. Tracts, books and evangelism T-shirts are available for June 4th, contact 08172082376 to get.

Day 33: Venezuela

Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America with a population of 28 million. 91% of people in Venezuela are Christians of which 71% are Catholic. 8% have no religion

Prayer Points

1. Pray thay Venezuela will know peace

2. Pray that Venezuela will get plugged into God’s agenda for the earth.

3. Pray that true Christianity will neither be buried nor forgotten in Venezuela.

God Has A Mirror

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Before I leave the house, I look in the mirror so I can see myself in truth. I use my time in front of the mirror to correct anything that is out of order. My time in front of the mirror can make me pick a new dress entirely or wipe off all my makeup. It can make me change everything.

When we preach the Gospel to a sinner, we want Him to have a complete change of mind, heart and actions. I do not want my supposed convert to still think it’s okay to lie and steal and fornicate. This is why I must give him the Mirror to see himself in truth.

When he looks in the Mirror, he will quickly see that he is not as good as he thought he was. He will see that he is a liar, a thief, a murderer, a sexually immoral person, an idolater and a covetous man. He will panic at his sinful state and be desperate to change something.

The Law of God i.e. the 10 commandments, is God’s Mirror for the sinful man. Romans 3:20 says that law brings the knowledge of sin. If I am not convinced that I am a sinner headed for destruction, salvation would at best, be only a means to make my life better on earth, and not an escape from God’s coming wrath. I would be simply trying to improve my health and happiness instead of seriously trying to secure a place for myself in Heaven.

The law can be used as a “tutor” to bring sinners to Christ (See Gal. 3:24). While preaching, you must help the sinner compare how they are currently living their lives with God’s righteous standards as stated in the Law. Help them to see and acknowledge that they have fallen short and that if they stand before God in judgement, they will be condemned to Hell. Don’t mice words and sugarcoat things. Be bold!

Preach to the sinner as if they will die tonight because…they. just. might.

Good To Know

  1. The next soul-winning Saturday is on June 4, 2022. If you need tracts, books, evangelism T-shirts or any other resource for that day, contact 08172082376.
  2. Everyone should be in a small group to reach out to their immediate community. Join your location group here: https://bit.ly/joyoutreachesgroups. Reach out to the contact above if you cannot find your location there.

Day 32: Nigeria

Nigeria, a county in West Africa, is the most populous country in Africa with a population of over 216 million. Nigeria is often referred to as the Giant of Africa owing to its large population and economy and is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank. However, the country ranks very low on the Human Development Index and remains one of the most corrupt nations in the world.

Source: Wikipedia

Why Pray?

About 50% of the Nigerian population are Muslims. One of the reasons why the Muslim share of Nigeria’s population is on the rise is because of the high fertility rate compared to Christians.

Prayer Points

  1. Pray that the Lord will purge His church in Nigeria from hypocrites, especially those on the pulpits.
  2. Pray that once again, the church in Nigeria will preach and practise holiness as the main focus of her Christianity
  3. Pray that Nigerian Christians will be open to training and education on how to effectively reach the lost and perishing so that we stop filling the church with false converts.

Women Evangelists

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I have met a few women who, in just 5 minutes of conversing with them, I already know they are called to be evangelists. How? Deep calls unto deep (Psalm 42:7a). Over 90% of those God calls into the evangelistic office are women. Next time there is a call for evangelism, you will notice that majority of those who show up are women. It is not normal.

Jesus intentionally preached the Gospel to the Samaritan woman because He knew she would proclaim it to a whole city. Jesus intentionally led Mary Magdalene to the empty tomb because he knew she would announce His resurrection.

They say women are gullible, I say we easily believe and we easily tell. And this is why God can easily use us in this ministry of evangelism.

Psalm 68:11 says, The Lord gives the command; a great company of women proclaim it:” What is God’s command in these last days? He commands all people everywhere to repent (Acts 17:30). It is time to proclaim it.

Women, we have grace for evangelism, this is our ministry.

May God help us to arise and occupy till Jesus comes.

Good To Know

  1. Joy Outreaches is now in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos and Manchester, United Kingdom! See the list of locations and groups here: https://bit.ly/joyoutreachesgroups . Please send this to anyone you know who might be interested in evangelism but has not joined yet.
  2. The next soul-winning Saturday is on June 4, 2022. If you need tracts, books, evangelism T-shirts (paid) or any other resource for that day, contact 08172082376. God bless you.

Day 32: Tanzania

Tanzania is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region with a population of about 56 million. Christianity is the largest religion in Tanzania, but there are also substantial Muslim and Animist minorities.

Within the Christian community, the Catholic Church is the largest group (51% all Christians).

Source: Wikipedia

Prayer Points

  1. Pray that light will shine in all the dark places in Tanzania
  2. Pray that the name of Jesus will be proclaimed and glorified in the land
  3. Pray that false religion will be exposed and people will believe and turn to the true worship of God in Christ Jesus.