Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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Letter to Pastors
The following is a letter we consistently include
Decisions Cards to Pastors.
It helps to clarify what we have done and where the
prospect may be when the local church follows up for Discipleship.
Letter to Pastors
Dear Pastor ______________
Please allow us to introduce ourselves. We are
Steve and Pat Andres, independent Baptist missionaries. Our field
is the nation’s Fairs, Festivals, Flea Markets, Parades, and other
Sowing the seed of the Word in the hearts of the lost
Restoring the backsliden
Guiding local Baptist churches, who are interested in pointing
prospects to a mature life with Christ.
Enclosed are names and addresses from the
___________ Festival in _________, TX where the Lord gave us ____
professions of faith in Christ. _____ tracts were distributed.
We do endeavor to be careful and thorough in
our witness and attempt to train
workers to do the same.
If you would like for us to come to your area
1) To work your public event
2) To train your people to work
2) Help your people become excited about winning souls and tract
3) See many people hear and receive the Gospel
Call or write today, lets talk
There is something in the
booth for every level
of Christian maturity. Every member can have a place at which they
may feel comfortable and use as a platform to move-on to the next
step in becoming a mature witness.
Listening to a soul winner witness to a prospect
Witnessing to prospects others have seated (similar to altar work
after an invitation)
Seating prospects to whom others can witness
We have many public-venue methods, which
enhance church ministries such as
*Vacation Bible School
Please send in return mail or
eMail, changes in
your church address and phone. Church information is vital,
insuring future prospects will be followed-up. Please include
sister church information. We may have prospects living in their
hometown, too, but no record of the congregation. All addresses are
kept confidential, no mail lists.
Thanks for your help in planting and watering
the seed of the Word (Luke 8.11).
Pray with us that God will give the “increase” (1
Cor 3.6), “labourers”
(Luke 10.2) can be gathered and trained
(2 Tim 2.2),
and God will “build the house” (Psa
Living by Faith
G. Steven Andres
Missionary - Evangelist
Please read the subsequent notes
before following up prospects.
1. While witnessing from our public
* “Arm twisting” tactics were not allowed
* Obnoxious, overbearing procedures were not employed
* Nor any other tactic to gain insincere professions
2. Genuine righteousness on our part does not
prevent insincerity on the part of some prospects
may have given a false address or name
* They may have placated the person witnessing to them without a
* They may have not observed a God-given
change in their life and
feel they have failed and not want to talk
* They may be embarrased to
discuss spiritual things with a stranger
* They may have become offended because of the Word and not want to
go any further
* They may have become choked by the cares of this World and not
want to hear about spiritual things
* They may have become fruitful and have already brought forth
fruit, even many fold. At many events, we have prospects who make a
profession of faith, then bring their friends by to hear the
Gospel. Instant "Andrew's", already bearing fruit!
3. When calling on prospects …
* Check carefully
- Is the prospect truly
- Can you observe a God-given
change in their life?
* Take a few Bibles
We usually ask if they have a Bible, but most do not know what kind
of Bible they have or believe that any book called a Bible is God’s
Word. The witness was referenced from the
King James Bible.
Point out a passage on assurance or the second coming and ask the
prospect to read it over and that you will drop by in a week or two
to ask them what they think about it. Be sure to mention it will be
a brief visit.
* Contact the Prospect many times.
This gives the Spirit opportunity to help you be
"Johnny-on-the-spot" as various incidents arise.
We have all heard stories of converts who said they were so grateful
for the soul winner who did not give up in the face of rejection.
* When the prospect lives with parents …
do not ask for the young person at the door. Explain to the parent
that the teenager has displayed some spiritual interests, etc. One
is often able to witness to the parent. We do not witness to 12
year olds and under, unless we obtain permission from a parent or
someone in charge for the day.
4. With certainty, each prospect was willing to
hear the Gospel while …
* in an open
* in a public venue
* from an open Bible
They surely have some spiritual interest and are worth the effort of
contact and genuine love.
Though some may slip through the net of
salvation, we have an excellent success rate in planting the seed of
the Word. And after all, seed planting and watering is all any of
us really can do. God must give the increase: at His good time; at
His good pleasure.
We also like to remind pastors and members,
that proportionally, very few prospects from public events and
knocking on doors actually are channeled into a local congregation.
But a huge benefit from a ministry like this is the maturity and
excitement that participating helpers enjoy. When members learn how
to witness and become
bold enough to use what they know,
growth and revival are within grasp. Where else can you train
willing members in a single afternoon to be confident witnesses? Of
course obnoxiousness and repugnance should not be tolerated.
Many, as they leave, whether making a
profession of faith or not, thank us for sharing our witness with
them. Many wonder why they have not heard how to be
saved in their
If you are not able to follow-up on prospects,
please pass them to a church who might be able to make contact, or
return them to us. The longer between a profession of faith
and a personal call, the more likely apathy has set in.
Thank you for your help.
G. Steven Andres
G. Steven Andres
Copyright - 1996 to 2010