How I met Julie

This is a story not many people know. It is a love story about how God put Julie into my life. Anyone that had the privilege of knowing Julie understood that I married out of my league! She was an amazing woman of God that I was allowed to share life with for 35 years. My last words to her before the Lord took her home were, “You were the best wife a man could have ever had.”

Here is the story of how I met Julie. *

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  • Julie passed away from cervical cancer on April 18, 2018.


The Challenge111 is an evangelism challenge.

Starting September 11 until December 31st you commit to sharing the Gospel everyday in your city or wherever you live.

There are many ways to share!

  1. Personal evangelism
  2. Passing out tracts
  3. Sharing your testimony
  4. Preaching
  5. On social media

Joining subscribes you to a list and allows me to send you ideas for your 111 days of evangelism.

Share your results each day!

This is the exciting part and a way to stay accountable. When you share you experiences, you can also access to see what everyone else is doing. It is very encouraging.

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Search and Rescue

The following is my story of God’s search and rescue mission to save me. Forty years ago I chased a girl to summer Bible camp. What I was about to find out was that God was chasing me too. Watch my story below or click on the button.

This video is part of a series called “Five minutes with Jacob”. Follow the link to see the first episode.

Episode 1. How the Gospel arrived to my home.

The reason why I pray for the lost.

When I spend time making my requests known unto God, the main thing I want is to pray the will of God to be done on earth as it is in heaven.  The Bible is full of instructions on how to pray for fellow believers.  So what does the scripture say about praying for the unbeliever? 

1.  Jesus tells us

  • Love your enemy.
  • Bless those who curse you.
  • Do good to those that hate you.
  • Pray for those that use you and persecute you.

2. Two things God does not desire

  • He is not willing that any perish.
  • He does not take pleasure in the death of the wicked.

3.  Two things God desires

  • That all would come to repentance.
  • That the wicked would turn from their evil ways and live.

Lord I pray for my unsaved family.  I know you are not willing that any would perish, but desire that all would come to repentance.  And I thank you that you do not take pleasure in the death of the wicked, but desire them to turn from their evil ways and live.  Give them a heart to know you. Give them a desire to serve you.  Amen.

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31 Day Prayer Challenge

Andrew Murray was a South African missionary in the 19th century. He is best known for writing 250 books on the devotional life. He also had the privilege of being used by God in the South African revival of 1860. I have extracted from one of his books a 31 day guide called, Helps in Intercession. 

Sign up

Today I want you to sign up for a 31 day challenge to give your prayer life a boost!

When you sign up, I will send you an email once a day for the next 31 days. Each letter will instruct you WHAT to intercede for and HOW to pray. It will take less than 60 seconds to read, although you can spend as much time praying as you want!

Sign up here and I will send you the first lesson within three minutes.

(If you have signed up for this course previously, you must register with a different email this time.)

Sign up

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My New Comic Book!

From death to life

Who doesn’t love to read a comic book?  Over a year ago I decided to write my salvation testimony.  Most people don’t even know how I grew up and what God had to do to get my attention!

My testimony in comic book format has been very well received.  Within the first week, someone wrote me after having read it and said they completely identified with the story and knew they had to get right with God.  We met with him later that week and he was saved right then and there!

Now several are asking for the next issue!  What about writing a comic book series explaining each one of the doctrines of the cross?  One down, six to go.

You can read it online and share the link with your friends and family.  It will be very easy to witness to someone after they have read it.

Let me know what you think.  Click on the picture below to read it.

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Do I have the gift of evangelism?

Evangelist or evangelizer

A lady came to our monthly school of evangelism on Saturday.  Afterwards while we were on the street doing our ONTHEREDBOX evangelism, she said to me, “I really don’t know if I have the gift of evangelism.”  I then asked her, “Do you have the gift of the Holy Spirit?”  She immediately said she did.  I then assured her that if she has the gift of the Holy Spirit, then she has the gift of evangelism.

And so it is with you also.

The 500 that watched Jesus ascend into heaven and were told to “go into all the world and proclaim the good news,” did not all have a special “gift” of evangelism.  They were just followers of Jesus with an assignment.  EVANGELIZERS.

True there is  a special ministry of EVANGELIST that God gives the church.  Their job is to evangelize and to equip others to evangelize. (Ephesians 4)

So what do you need to be an effective EVANGELIZER?

  1. The Holy Spirit.
  2. Clear understanding of the Message.
  3. An obedient heart to Go.

Evangelism is not that complicated.  If the Holy Spirit has given you the desire, then He will also give you the power to be a voice for Him.

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(Click on image to review the Message of the Gospel)