Guest E-vangie: FIRST TIME JITTERS By Tatsuo Akimine


I was very moved when I saw “Righteous” Richard Chavarria do open-air preaching at the Torrance DMV, and was amazed at the stilled hush of the more than 50 people standing in line who listened intently as he delivered his 8 minute message from the sidewalk. I asked him for a copy of the message he preached and was determined to practice this at home for a few days hoping to try it out the following Monday when Richard was on vacation from his duties at the DMV.

Monday came and I was awakened at 2:45. The doubts came flooding in my mind: Just wait until Wednesday… You’re not ready yet….

I asked the Lord to confirm if He wanted me to go out. As I opened up my Bible, I received a text message at 3:12am from a man who lives and ministers in Washington D.C.: “Ye shall be my witnesses, to the ends of the earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you, and I am with you.” The same text message then came again! This man had never sent me a text message in the 3 years that I have known him, so I knew this was the Lord.

Since Aug 13, I have gone out every morning Monday through Friday, and have had the opportunty to preach to over 200 people in one week!
null That’s more non-Christians that I have been able to deliver the gospel to than in the last 5 years combined!

(Tatsuo is the newest member of our evangelism team. He will now preach every day at the Torrance DMV. “Righteous” Richard has now moved to the City of Hawthorne DMV where he will preach Tuesday thru Thursday. And we have a new guy, B.J., who will start preaching at the San Pedro DMV.)

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