Tag Archives: Believing in Jesus

Reason for The Season

As another year closes and a new year begins, it is so important to take a moment and reflect on the many blessings we have been given. Although believers in Jesus Christ may understand the “reason for the season” the holidays, for many, can be a painful reminder of all the obstacles life has thrown against us.Riley Stephenson Haltom City

What a wonderful holiday season we’ve had for ministry!

It began with our “Thanksgiving Reach,” Kenneth Copeland Ministries’ holiday outreach in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Joseph Storehouse. On the day of the event, dozens of workers arrived before sunup to set up an outdoor stage, a sound system and 2,000 chairs as well as bounce houses and other fun stations. As morning broke, thousands of locals lined up to receive a frozen turkey and a twenty-dollar voucher for groceries.

Before we distributed the food, we held a worship service. It was wonderful for me to see both of my daughters and many close friends onstage worshiping the Lord. Hundreds of the people who attended the event responded to the message that was shared, many coming forward for a healing prayer or to pray the prayer of salvation.

After the service we handed out the food as the kids played in the bounce houses and enjoyed face painting and clowns.

The testimonies of the day were astounding! One lady told me that her family would not have had a Thanksgiving meal if we hadn’t provided it for her. By the end of the week, we had handed out 1500 turkeys, and 272 people had prayed to receive salvation. Watch video!

But that’s not all! For our “Christmas Reach,” we partnered with the Joplin Family Worship Center in Joplin, Missouri, a city that experienced a huge amount of destruction and loss in the tornado of 2011. Our team set up a toy store for local families to be able to choose brand new toys, free of charge, for their children this Christmas. Over 300 families received a total of 2,500 toys that would be given to 810 children. One lady told us that she was amazed at the quality of the gifts we provided. She also added that the toys were exactly what her children wanted.

As people chose their gifts, we shared with them the love of Jesus. Through the course of the event, 404 people give their lives to Jesus, and over 50 people receiving physical healing.

It was truly awesome to watch people receive our gifts, but it was more amazing to see them receive the greatest gift of all—the gift of salvation in Jesus Christ. Watch video!


2008 Soul Winning Was Great!

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Just a few of numerous testimonies:

 

 “I had the privilege of going out with you, we are actually kicking off our first street evangelism on August 16, 2008, next week Saturday.  We are taking to our church the simplified method introduced by yourself to our church and are going to go into our communities and bring people to Jesus…”Numi P.  Torrance, CA 

 

“We just had a Youth Conference for another church in our area and had 100 people make a decision for Christ. This is so great!” – George H. Rowland Heights, Ca

 

“In July 2008, while in attendance of the West Coast Believers Conference I had the opportunity of watching a video that stirred up a fire inside me…”Eddie A. Glendale, Arizona

 

 “I have been “attending” your excellent online seminars all week.  Finally, today, Friday, I put a Soul Winning Card in my pocket before we went on errands…” – Christine C.

 

“I have been saved all my life and have been afraid to witness.  I now have a BOLDNESS to share my faith! It is so easy all fear is gone!” – Eric B. Fort Worth, TX

 

“I used the system of soul wining that you have taught and today I lead a person to the lord I should have been doing it this way for ever, I am Glad God told you how to do it and that you taught others what God has shown you.” – Chuck N.

  

PASTOR BOB FROM SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

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He drove 18 hours to come to the soul winning training in Long Beach. He had been looking for a way to reach his community. He had discovered that debating theology and doctrine does not work! His heart to reach the people compelled him to come to Long Beach His goal for the week: to read from the “Pocket Reference for Soul Winning Card” to prove that it either works or doesn’t. Pastor Bob comes from an engineering background and he believes that something must be tested to see if it works After experiencing such frustration in witnessing in Utah, he was looking for a better way. After one day of soul winning in Long Beach, Pastor Bob led 38 people to the Lord. He commented, “This card works! The Word of God speaks to a person’s spirit man and he gets saved! I am taking this back to Utah and we are going to reach our community for Jesus Christ!” 

Pastor Marie said, “Going out today has caused me to see people different, each person has a soul. Everyone needs Jesus.”  

   

 BO AND SINGI FROM OKLAHOMA CITY

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Bo and Singi came from Oklahoma City to learn how to win souls! Singi (in black top and white shorts) came from a Buddhist background. In fact, when she became a Christian years ago, her family disowned her. The one desire of Singi’s heart was to see her mother saved. After witnessing to many, many people on the streets of Long Beach one day, Singi made a very important phone call to a Christian friend who lives in the same town as her mother. With the “Pocket Reference for Soul Winning Card” in hand, Singi read from the card with tears streaming down her face. She told her friend to translate the card into her mother’s language and go to her mother’s house immediately. You see, Singi’s mother is dying. Singi wants to see her mother in Heaven some day. About 30 minutes later, Singi’s phone rings. It’s her Christian friend. She says, “Singi, your mother prayed the prayer to ask Jesus into her heart.” We all rejoiced with Singi, as the angels in Heaven were rejoicing!

 

SHAWN FROM SACRAMENTO, CA

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   Shawn came from Sacramento, California, to become a more on-fire soul winner! As he walked the streets of Long Beach, the Lord used him to minister not only salvation, but also healing! He is taking the compassion of the Lord and the fire for souls back to his church in Sacramento. Glory to God!

 

Shawn shared, “In Mark 16, the Bible says that he who believes shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. Do you have any pain in your body?” The gentleman said that his leg was in pain. Shawn reached down and laid his hand on the man’s leg. Afterwards, the man began moving his leg and said the pain was gone! Hallelujah!

 

“I’ve been crying out to God for over the past few years for supernatural outlets to preach the gospel and win the lost for Jesus Christ…Through Riley’s ministry, God has allowed me to pray for other’s to receive their healing as a result. By simple BELIEVING and quoting what the word says, God’s word cannot return to us void.” Shawn Hardesty – Antelope, Ca

 

 

 9-YEAR-OLD ADONEI

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This 9-year-old girl ran throughout the streets of Long Beach talking to every person she saw. She would say, “Excuse me. I have a few questions to ask you.” Every person stopped to hear what this young girl had to say. As she shared the scriptures from Romans, each person’s heart opened to hear the Gospel preached from this little girl. Old and young people gave their hearts to the Lord! She kept saying, “I want to share this card with everyone!”

 

 

 

After this woman prayed to ask Jesus into her heart, Adonei asked, “Do you have any pain in your body?” The woman said, “Yes, my stomach has been bothering me.” Adonei reached out her hand and laid it on this woman’s stomach. Then she began to pray, “Thank you Lord Jesus for healing this woman’s stomach. Amen.” Afterwards, this woman said, “The pain is gone!”

 

 


You Are Loved!

God loves you! Love never gives up! God’s love for you endures through every circumstance—no matter what you have done in the past. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:19 that God is no longer counting people’s sins against them. When God sent Jesus to die on the Cross, He paid the price for our sin.You are forgiven! The only sin that will keep you out of Heaven is not believing in Jesus. All you have to do to know you will go to Heaven when you die is: Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, and you will be saved (Romans 10:9).

Pray this prayer: Heavenly Father, I believe that Jesus is Your Son. You sent Him to pay the price for my sin. I believe you raised Him from the dead and He is Lord. Today, I make Him my Lord. Jesus, come into my life! AMEN