EFFECTIVE EVANGELISM in a TIME of LOCKDOWN LUNACY
Last week, we mobilised a city wide evangelistic campaign which included displays and contact tables in four shopping malls and mass literature distribution at traffic lights, in parks and on the streets of Cape Town. Inevitably there were some attempts to disrupt our outreaches, however, the responses were overwhelmingly positive. We mobilised 57 volunteers in 6 teams to conduct outreaches in 8 areas of Cape Town, collectively distributing over 14,000 Gospel booklets, leaflets, New Testaments and Bibles. We had the joy of counselling and praying with a number of responsive people and were encouraged by those who said that this initiative had inspired them to organise their own outreaches. What can we learn from this experience and how can we be effective in fulfilling the Great Commission in a time of unprecedented restrictions and state interference in church activities?
“Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim the good news of His Salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.”
1 Chronicles 16:23-24