March 2018 News from Raj

Hello everyone,

Greetings to you in the matchless name of Jesus. It is unbelievable that two months have already passed, and I thought we just started the year 2018. Time is certainly flying by very quickly. For us at EE, It has been another fantastic month as we have now started Share Your Faith & Everyday Evangelism (SYF/EV2) workshops at three churches around Auckland.

We have a wonderful turnout of trainees at all three the workshops and I am encouraged by many people who are eager to be equipped in how to share their faith. I don’t know if you see the same thing, but I am finding that more and more New Zealand churches are now interested in finding new Evangelism tools and techniques that they can use to share the gospel with those who need to hear them. I am personally excited about this new development.

With the passing of the great evangelist Dr. Billy Graham, the gospel and evangelism is at the forefront of the news again. It is great to see that his passing was headline news on BBC and many other major news media outlets and forums. Dr. Billy Graham has done a fabulous job of laying the foundation for us.  Here is what our EE president John Sorenson had to say about Dr. Billy Graham:

“Dr. Graham holds a special place in the hearts of all of us here at Evangelism Explosion. He was a good friend of EE founder Dr. D. James Kennedy and the EE ministry.  In fact, he had a huge role in the establishment of EE in its early days. Dr. Graham paid for translations, encouraged leaders around the world to get involved, and featured a young Jim Kennedy at many of his Schools of Evangelism. He even wrote the foreword for Dr. Kennedy’s book, Evangelism Explosion, telling readers more than 40 years ago of his enthusiasm for our evangelism training ministry, which is now in every nation on earth. We need to celebrate it when people live well and finish well”

Blessings to everyone,

Raj, National Director