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Follow-up Letter
to Pastors
with Attachment

Up-Dated - Friday, December 06, 2013

Table of Contents
* Letter to Pastors
* Attachment

The following is a letter we consistently include when sending 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 public events. 

Our ministry
1)      Sowing the seed of the Word in the hearts of the lost
2)      Restoring the backsliden
3)      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 of ministry:
1)   To work your public event
2)   To train your people to work
2)   Help your people become excited about winning souls and tract distribution
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.
1)      Watching
2)      Tract Distribution
3)      Listening to a soul winner witness to a prospect
4)      Witnessing to prospects others have seated (similar to altar work after an invitation)
5)      Seating prospects to whom others can witness

We have many public-venue methods, which enhance church ministries such as
*Youth Groups
*Senior Groups
*Bus Ministry
*Vacation Bible School
*Sunday School
*Evangelism Team
*Mission Outreach
*many others.

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 127.1).

Living by Faith
G. Steven Andres
Missionary - Evangelist

Attachment:

Please read the subsequent notes
before following up prospects.

1. While witnessing from our public booth
* “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
*
 They may have given a false address or name
* They may have placated the person witnessing to them without a true conversion
* 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 saved?
    - 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 booth
* 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, church 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 church.

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

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G. Steven Andres
Psalms 45:17
Missionary Evangelist
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