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Equipping to Evangelize

Equipping to Evangelize

There was a flurry of evangelistic activities in a four-week period in November-December 2014. These evangelistic activities came as a result of students taking up the challenge to evangelize after they have been equipped through two training projects.

The first training project was Project Serve 1. Five batches of students and volunteers went through Project Serve 1 training at different times between 24 November 2014 and 9 December 2014. Altogether, there was a total of 213 students and volunteers who joined this training at our different centres.

The theme of Project Serve 1 training this year was Backpacker Aliens. This training focused on the study of the letter of 1 Peter. The study of this letter emphasizes the importance of standing up to opposition and persecution in the midst of a non-Christian environment. It also encourages all Christians to be “prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks the reason for the hope we have – gently and respectfully” (1 Peter 3:15), while maintaining a holy life that glorifies God (1 Peter 2:12) and that is according to the will of God (1 Peter 4:1-2).

One constant feature of our training is “to practice what we learn/teach”. So, we brought the students on street evangelism – sharing the gospel to people they meet at shopping centres and at popular places where people like to hang out. We also provided the opportunity to share the gospel through various evangelistic events like 3-on-3 Friendly match (sports-related event) and Cupcake under the Rainbow (food and handcraft workshop). Through all these effort, we shared the gospel to 442 non-Christians.

The second training we conducted was e-Action camp in May 2014. In the camp, we challenged the students to commit themselves to join mission teams. 46 of them joined our staffs to serve with 4 teams that went to Labis (Johor), Cheras (KL), Rawang (Selangor) and Ipoh (Perak). During the one week duration of these trips, the teams conducted training for Christians on evangelism and shared the gospel through street evangelism and events. They also helped to conduct outreach through vacation bible study at the churches.

In this issue of CALL, we highlight the training and evangelism carried out through these projects. We thank God for His work that continues to touch lives.