I just want to say “thanks” to all the special people who have come out to help with the set up of Judgement House. These people have taken off work to come and help us make JH possible so thousands can come through and hear the Gospel. These people are special to Debbie & me becasue they always seem to come at the right time. We are getting older and just can’t do the things we used to do years ago. So to those ofyou who have come and helped and made me laugh I want to say thanks! It reminds me of several stories in the Bible where God used a few people to do great things for the kingdom. As I write this Friday evening, my prayer is that God will super-bless your life for making the extra effort to help with this production. By the way, if you would like to help with set-up, we will be at church tomorrow morning around 10 a.m.
If you haven’t signed up yet for the daily emails for Judgement House you can still get involved by sending an email to my wife Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will get you on the the list to get up-to-date prayer requests and needs for Judgement House 2009.
This weekend at NewSpring is the Judgement House Volunteer Kick-Off. Meetings will be held in the auditorium after the Saturday service and after the Sunday 11 a.m. service. This will be your chance to find out what Judgement House is and how you can have a part in the outreach. If you can’t make it to one of the meetings, you can sign up online at www.newspring.org/judgementhouse. The script for this year is brand new: “Words, A Prescription For Tragedy.” Our first performance will be October 21, so get ready for an awesome adventure as you partner with us to reach out to the community around us.
Today is the first day of spring and also the first day for JH training season. Right now Debbie and I are in Shawnee, KS holding a JH training with the First Baptist Church. It is always exciting to see other churches come on board the JH bus and reach out to the community with the life-saving message of Jesus Christ. If you are reading this, one thing you can do is to pray for these new churches as they share the vision with their church body and they work on all the details of putting on this production. Also start praying for us at NewSpring Church as we start working on a script for this year’s production in Wichita. Over 3 million people have seen a Judgement House production with over 225,000 accepting Christ as their Savior. You can read more about Judgement House at www.judgementhouse.org.
Well, it’s 11:59 p.m. The final 2 groups are finishing up their tours for the evening. Once again it has been an awesome night. It is so amazing to see how God is working and who He brings to see Judgement House. Tonight we had a youth group from Iola, KS come through JH for the first time. We also had a group of about 60 from Salina/McPherson. This group comes every year and they use it as one of their youth outreaches help introduce their friends to Christ. We had a large group of WSU foreign exchange students as well.
Our salvation total for this evening is 103!
Please remember that Praise & Worship begins at 2 p.m. tomorrow. You will hear from Wallace, the JH Brazilian missionary. Mark will also finish up the Running series with a message called “Running Ahead of God.” You don’t want to miss it.
Don’t forget that you can pick up an “Unexpected” T-shirt at registration. The orders are in and we have a few extras as well (sizes L-3X). Those delicious cookies are still in high demand and we can use some more if you would like to donate some tomorrow or Sunday.
Can’t wait to get it going again tomorrow!
Once again God’s Spirit moved through the cast & crew of Judgement House tonight. The last group has gone through and as of right now we have a report of 70 salvations. That brings the total so far that we know of to 511 salvations. That is such a blessing and what a difference has been made in those lives. Tonight whole families were getting saved! But another thing that is a blessing me is the unity of the spirit of the people working throughout Judgement House. To see people praying for one another and encouraging one another is so awesome. Thanks so much for all your hard work. Don’t forget Praise & Worship is at 5 p.m. It was a blessing to hear from Wallace, missionary for Judgement House in Brazil, and his encouragement to rely on God’s power. Have a good evening.
Wow! What a fast start to our final Judgement House weekend. We had full tour groups from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. We were able to see about 200 walk-ins along with those who had reservations. The really exciting news is that 64 people began a relationship with Christ tonight. About 20 of those came from the final 2 tour groups–made up totally of walk-ins. That brings our running total to 430!
Jason and Wallace made it to Wichita safely and are settled into their hotel. It will be fun to have them be with us the next 4 days.
Please remember that P&W is at 5 p.m. tomorrow.
Here’s a prayer update. Alex E. has begun to respond and come out of the seizure. She is being held at the hospital overnight for observation. Continue to keep her in your prayers. Remember the other special requests as well. We don’t have updates on those yet.
It is so exciting to see the fire that God has lit in your hearts, especially those who are experiencing JH for the very first time. Isn’t it great to be in the “sweet spot”? (If you don’t know what I mean by that, you missed Mark’s message this weekend. Check it out online: Running with God. http://www.newspring.org
Thank God today for the victories He has given!!
It is late so this is going to be quick. As of right now 70 people have accepted Christ tonight. We will keep you updated tomorrow.
Awesome first night of Judgement House. There were 56 salvation decisions that we know of from tonight’s tours. Many people went through who were deeply touched by the drama presentation. Get some rest all you JH volunteers and we’ll see you at 2 p.m. tomorrow for Praise & Worship.