Episode 012

85-year-old Evangelist, NAMB Celebrates Ferrer, & a Human Trafficking Webinar

Jan 18, 2022

Letha Owens is going door to door in Hebron, Kentucky, to knock on every door in her community looking for opportunities to share the Gospel. The North American Mission Board is celebrating the 30 years of ministry by Carlos Ferrer. And Send Relief human trafficking experts Cassie Hammett and Kay Bennett will host a one-hour discussion about human trafficking.

Transcript

What would drive an 85-year-old women to take her walker and hit the streets? It was the Kentucky Baptist Gospel to Every Home initiative that motivated Letha Owens to go door to door in Hebron, Kentucky. She says she was intent in joining fellow church members to knock on every door in their community looking for opportunities to share the Gospel.

Kentucky Baptists knocked on nearly 1.4 million doors in 2021 to share the good news of Jesus.

Owens said she didn’t know her neighbor before knocking on his door to ask him if he knew Jesus Christ as Savior.

Churches say the initiative helped give people a greater understanding of lostness, a sense of community in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, and hundreds of people came to faith in Jesus Christ.

The North American Mission Board is celebrating the 30 years of ministry Carlos Ferrer has contributed to the ministry. Ferrer’s story is one only God could write. It’s the story of a refugee from Cuba whose family fled the rise of Fidel Castro’s regime and who became a servant of the convention of churches that helped him resettle in the United States.

Ferrer was born in Cuba in the early 1950s, a decade of intense conflict and upheaval for the Caribbean nation.

His family fled Cuba and ended up in California where folks at First Baptist Church of Santa Barbara welcomed them and helped them adjust to life in America.

He has served the missions organization as its chief financial officer and executive vice president as he’s help them focus on church planting, compassion ministry and evangelism.

Good News for Today is made possible through our friends at The Voice of the Martyrs, a nonprofit organization that serves persecuted Christians around the world. Founded in 1967 by Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, VOM is dedicated to inspiring believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commission — no matter the cost. Find out more and sign up for their free monthly magazine at vom.org/goodnews.

Send Relief human trafficking experts Cassie Hammett and Kay Bennett will host a one-hour discussion about human trafficking Jan. 27 at noon Central. Hammett is the Send Relief Ministry Center director in Las Vegas. Bennett is the Send Relief Ministry Center director in New Orleans.

The two will discuss how to change the narrative surrounding human trafficking as well as what populations are most at risk of being trafficked, how your church can get involved and what preventative steps to take to protect your children from being preyed on via social media, dating apps and websites.

To learn more about the webinar and to register visit SendRelief.org.

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