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2019 Light for the Lost Tour—WWII Vet, Next Generation, and Planning the Future

  • Weatherford October 21, 2019
  • Chickasha October 22, 2019
  • Oklahoma City October 24, 2019

OK so I have combined three of our Light for the Lost banquets into one blog post. Why? Well, life happens! 😉

Light for the Lost Tour

Light for the Lost provides evangelistic resources for missionaries and missionary partners through five platforms: print, audio, video, internet, and technologies.

During this week, it has been a privilege to watch as pastors and churches have extended their faith to believe that God could use them to make an impact around the world. I have also had the privilege of seeing what God is doing through those who attend. It’s been an incredible privilege to see who God brings to each one of these banquets.

Next Generation

On Monday and Tuesday we partnered together with local Chi Alpha Students who have college campus ministries. These incredible students came to serve each one of our guests who attended our banquets. Both groups did an incredible job of serving! What a blessing! 

This also gave a great opportunity to introduce them to the vision of Oklahoma Light for the Lost. It is my hope that a seed will be planted in their hearts that will come to fruition in the years to come. I am so thankful for their heart for missions and are looking for opportunities for God to use them in a great way. 

When we were in  Weatherford, we also had a great group of kids who joined us for the banquet. While the kids have a great opportunity to give to Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge, I was thankful that they were a part of our LFTL banquet. Why? To see that God wants to use them even into their adulthood.

World War II veteran

During this tour, I have been sharing the vision of partnering together with The Warrior’s Journey.  It is our desire to provide for the spiritual needs of our military service members around the world. What an incredible privilege to not only share this vision, but to meet members of our military at each stop. I have had the privilege of giving them a Bible called The Warriors Bible that is specifically designed for service members to utilize.

We cannot ignore a person’s spiritual life and expect them to function as a whole warrior.

This week I had the honor of giving one of those Bibles to a World War II veteran. At 92 years old he attended our banquet with his church. As you can imagine, these veterans are a rarity and it is not often that you get to meet one. He was so grateful for the Bible, and I pray that it blesses him and his family in the days to come. Service members rock!

Planning for the future

As I make this annual journey, I have been looking to the future for Oklahoma Light for the Lost. I know that moving forward, we will have to look at additional and new strategies that will help pastors, leaders, and congregations see the vision of what God could use them to do worldwide. It is my prayer that God would give us wisdom, guidance and direction to effectively share the message of missions.  He will do it if we pray!

Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. John 4:35 (ESV)

Prayer Point

Would you make it a point to put us on your prayer list–that God would place in our hearts a vision and plan moving forward?

Also, would you pray that God would place upon the hearts of pastors and churches the vision of providing our Oklahoma missionaries with the tools that they need to be effective on the field?

We appreciate your prayer partnership with us. It is our privilege and honor to serve the churches in the state of Oklahoma and our mission efforts around the world. God is up to big things!

May God bless pastors and churches who have extended their faith to believe that God could use them to make an impact around the world!

If you are interested in partnering together with Light for the Lost to provide evangelistic materials and tools for our missionaries, click the link: Light for the Lost

For more updates from the 2019 Oklahoma Light for the Lost tour:

Check out all my blog posts at: Chad’s Blog

Special Thanks:

  • Section 11: Thank you Ric Freeman (Host, Presbyter, Men’s Rep)
  • Section 10: Thank you Chad Allred (Host), Gary Pratt (Men’s Rep), and Don Barnes (Presbyter)
  • Section 9: Thank you Eddy Brewer (Host), Duane Elmore (Presbyter), David Brooks (Presbyter), and Josh Seabolt (Men’s Rep)

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