Let's go on Vacation, Jesus Style!
Jim and Carla Barbarossa invite you to follow them as they follow Christ, on an 18 Day Vacation from
their home in Porter, Indiana to Bradenton, Florida.
 
On this short 18 journey Jim and Carla sow the Seed of the Gospel into over 700 hundred people’s lives. You can see pictures
and read more about the many Devine Appointments and Holy Ghost encounters below.

Day 1 Feb 22, 2017

We have landed for our first night on this trip. Found a nice place to stay, built in the 1870’s in Chatanooga, TN. See link:
 
 
Even though we spent most of the day in the car today, we were still able to share the Gospel Message with 15 people through giving them Real Life Stories Books.
 
Shalom
Jim and Carla
 
Day 2 of trip to Bradenton, Florida,  Feb 23, 2017
 
The Father really lead our steps yesterday.
 
We were able to pass out 35 books and encourage many people.
 
People received them with great joy!
 
We left seed scattered from Chatanooga,  TN
To Valdosta , GA .
 
Please join us as we pray over this seed!
 
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Blessings
Jim and Carla  
 
Day 3 of trip to Bradenton, Florida,  Feb 24, 2017
 
Below are a few pictures of some of the 37 people we shared Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books with yesterday.

Everyone was so great full for this wonderful Free Gift!

We left this group of gospel seed (books) scattered from Tampa Bay to Bradenton, Florida.

In our first 3 days of travel, we have passed out 87 Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books and have not had 1 person refuse the book.
 
The offering of books often leads to talking, encouraging, praying for and prophesying over the receiver of the book.
 
Please join us as we pray over this seed!
 
We are practicing some new ways to put the gospel message into people’s hands! We will share this with you at the April 1st , 2017  “Discipleship Gathering”
 
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Blessings
Jim and Carla  
 
Day 4 of trip to Bradenton, Florida, Feb 25, 2017
 
Below are a couple of pictures of some of the 30 people we shared Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books with yesterday.

She was so happy to get this Free book! When we gave the book to her, she said “I saw other people that had the book and said to myself I want a copy.”  Wow! Then you walk up and give me a book! Thank You so much! This really means a lot to me!

We left this group of gospel seed (books) scattered all over Bradenton, Florida.

As we give out Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books we are sharing the Love!!
 
In our first 4 days of travel, we have shared the love by passing out 117 Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books and have not had 1 person refuse the book.
 
The offering of books, has led us to talking, encouraging, praying for and prophesying over the receivers of the books.
 
Please join us as we pray over this seed!
 
We are practicing some new ways to put the gospel message into people’s hands! We will share this with you at the April 1st ,2017  “Discipleship Gathering”
 
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Blessings
Jim and Carla  
 
Day 5 of trip to Bradenton, Florida, Feb 26, 2017
 
Yesterday morning at

RESONATE LIFE CHURCH

BRADENTON, FL
 
We taught on the Shofar, the Gift of the Equipping Evangelist and how to use Real Life Stories Christian Testimony Books to reach lost souls.
 
There was about 140 people in the service.
 
All 140 people were given a Real Life Stories Christian Testimony Book! They were challenged to read it, pray over it and ask the Holy Spirit to show them a lost person to take the book too!  
 
Another challenge was given, for everyone to write their testimonies and be in a future Real Life Stories Testimony Book. Over 80 people committed!  
When we called for those that felt the Father was calling them to sound the shofar for His glory, over 20 people came forward!
 
Lastly, we called for those that felt Jesus has given them to the church as an Equipping Evangelist to Come Forth. Over 15 people came forward!  
 
After church, we headed for Dunkin Donuts, where we gave out 3 Real life Stories Books. By the end of the day, we had given out 40 books in all!
 
In our first 5 days of travel, we have shared the Father’s love by passing out 157 Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books and have not had 1 person refuse the book.
 
The offering of books has led us to talking, encouraging, praying for and prophesying over the receivers of the books.
 
All of today's seed, (books) were sown in Old Town Bradenton, Florida and Bradenton Beach areas.   
 
Please join us as we pray over this seed!
 
We are practicing some new ways to put the gospel message into people’s hands! We will share this with you at the April 1st ,2017  “Discipleship Gathering”
 
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Another way to introduce people to using these books would be to forward the emails from this trip to them! You may also want to consider posting these emails on Facebook!
 
Blessings
Jim and Carla  
 
Day 6 of trip to Bradenton, Florida, Feb 27, 2017
 
Yesterday morning, the staff at the hotel in Bradenton were so happy to receive the Real Life Stories  Books ….

We decided to ask them if we could set up a book display for the hotel customers to have some books.
 They said Yes! See the display in the picture below.

That book display is like a Mission Base!
Every book is a Missionary!!
That display will provide Real Life Stories Christian Testimony Books to 22 people!!!
 
Today we passed out 45 books all over downtown Sarasota, Florida.
Again people received them with Great Joy!

In our first 6 days of travel, we have shared the Father’s love by passing out 202 Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books and have not had 1 person refuse the book.
 
The offering of books has led us to talking, encouraging, praying for and prophesying over the receivers of the books.
 
Please join us as we pray over Today’s seed!
 
We hope these emails are an encouragement to You!
Please join us on April 1st and share how God has been using you and the Real Life Stories Books.
 
If your testimony is not already in a book, please prayerfully consider being in our next book!
 
We are practicing some new ways to put the gospel message into people’s hands! We will share this with you at the April 1st ,2017  “Discipleship Gathering”
 
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Another way to introduce people to using these books would be to forward the emails from this trip to them! You may also want to consider posting these emails on Facebook!
 
Blessings
Jim and Carla  
 
Day 7 of trip to Bradenton, Florida, Feb 28, 2017
 
Yesterday evening as we checked into our hotel, Sal and Colm were so excited to receive the Real Life Stories  Books ….

We asked them if we could set up a book display in the hotel lobby overnight and pick it up when we check out in the morning?
They said Yes!  See the great location they gave us for the display in the picture below. Favor of the Lord!

That book display is like a Mission Base!
Every book is a Missionary!!
That display can  provide  Real Life Stories Christian Testimony Books to 22 people!!!
 
Today we passed out 51 books all over downtown Siesta Key Village, Florida.
 
 Again people received them with Great Joy!
In the picture, Matthew looks like he is walking in the Light of the Lord!

In our first 7 days of travel, we have shared the Father’s love by passing out 253 Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books and have not had 1 person refuse the book.
 
The offering of books is leading us to talking, encouraging, praying for and prophesying over more people than we ever have before!
 
Please join us as we pray over Today’s seed!
 
We hope these emails are an encouragement to You!
Please join us on April 1st and share how God has been using you and the Real Life Stories Books.
 
If your testimony is not already in a book, please prayerfully consider being in our next book!
Go ahead! Pray about it! Ask the Father if he wants Your story to be used for His glory in our next book. If He says, Yes! Email us and we will send you more details.
 
We are practicing some new ways to put the gospel message into people’s hands! We will share this with you at the April 1st ,2017  “Discipleship Gathering”
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Another way to introduce people to using these books would be to forward the emails from this trip to them ! You may also want to consider posting these emails on Facebook!
 
Blessings
Jim and Carla  
 
Day 8 of trip to Bradenton, Florida, March 1, 2017
 
Yesterday we passed out 23 books all over downtown Venice, Florida.
 
Again people received them with Great Joy!

In our first 8 days of travel, we have shared the Father’s love by passing out 276 Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books.
Yesterday, we had 2 people very early in the day refuse the books. First 2 in 8 days of giving away books.
 
Did we fell Rejected?
 
Yes! We felt Rejected!
 
Did we want to quit? Yes!
 
Did it Hurt ? Yes!
 
Were we really rejected? No! They rejected Jesus, not us!
 
In both cases, the person looked the book over very closely before rejecting it. They knew it was about Jesus!
After the 2 rejections, the enemy kept attacking us every time we went to offer someone else a book!
These attacks went on all day!
 
Every time we went to hand another person a book, we heard the voice of the enemy, "You better not offer them a book, they are going to reject you!"
But we pushed through, offered the books and people accepted them with a smile!
 
Why are we sharing this with you?
 
So you know rejection will come!
 
But it does not have to win!
 
You can defeat it!
 
When we went down for breakfast this morning, the devil was still taunting us! Yes, even the next day.  
So, we grabbed 7 books and took them down to breakfast with us.  We gave out 5 books as we had breakfast and all 5 people were so happy to get them!
 
We have been sharing Jesus with people by using books for over 16 years. If the enemy continually tries to stop us, he is going to try to stop you too!
The devil tries to stop what he is afraid of! We are bringing the Light into the darkness.
 
Please join us as we pray over yesterdays seed!
Especially pray for the 2 people that rejected the books and Jesus!
 
If your testimony is not already in a book, please prayerfully consider being in our next book!
Go ahead pray about it! Ask the Father if he wants Your story to be used for His glory in our next book. If He says,  Yes! Email us and we will send you more details.
 
We hope these emails are an encouragement to You!
 
We are practicing some new ways to put the gospel message into people’s hands! We will share this with you at the April 1st ,2017  “Discipleship Gathering”
 
Please join us on April 1st and share how God has been using you and the Real Life Stories Books .
 
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Another way to introduce people to using these books would be to forward the emails from this trip to them ! You may also want to consider posting these emails on Facebook!
 
Blessings
Jim and Carla  
 
Day 9 of trip to Bradenton, Florida, March 2, 2017
 
Yesterday we passed out 51  books all over the Punta Gorta, Florida Waterfront

Again people received the books with Great Joy!

In our first 9 days of travel, we have shared the Father’s love by passing out 327 Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books.
Look at the Smiles!

Yesterday we had 1 person refuse a book.  We have now had 3 rejections in 9 days of giving away books. Only 3 people rejected the books and 327 received the books! I think it is worth 3 rejections to get the Gospel Message out to 327 people! What do you think? Do you want to participate?
You can if you want to!

Our last stop yesterday evening was for peanut butter pie and apple pie. The manager of the restaurant came over to the table and asked how everything was? We said great and offered her a book. She started to cry! She came back to our table later and picked up our bill. She said, “ You took care of me earlier and now I am taking care of you!  Your bill has been paid!”  We thanked her and She said, “No, the Thanks are to You!”
 
Please join us as we pray over yesterdays seed!
 
If your testimony is not already in a book, please, please, please prayerfully consider being in our next book!
 
We need Your Testimony! Your community needs Your Testimony!
You have prayed for God to use You! God has answered!
God is giving You the opportunity to be a part of this!
Go ahead pray about it! Ask the Father if he wants Your story to be used for His glory in our next book. If He says,  Yes! Email us and we will send you more details.
 
We hope these emails are an encouragement to You!
 
We can teach anyone to do what you have been reading about in these emails! Yes anyone!
 
We are practicing some new ways to put the gospel message into people’s hands! We will share this with you at the April 1st ,2017  “Discipleship Gathering”
 
Please join us on April 1st and share how God has been using you and the Real Life Stories Books.
 
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Another way to introduce people to using these books would be to forward the emails from this trip to them ! You may also want to consider posting these emails on Facebook!
 
Blessings
Jim and Carla  
 
Day 10 of trip to Bradenton, Florida, March 3, 2017
 
Yesterday we passed out 56 books all over the Englewood and Boca Grande, Florida.
 
When we checked out of the hotel yesterday morning, the lady at the front desk received a book.  She told Carla, “ You have no idea how much I needed to receive this book and encouragement today! “
That was a divine appointment! All we had to do is carry the books, God did the rest!
Smiling Faces!

Again people received the books with Great Joy and Smiling Faces!

In our first 10 days of travel we have shared the Father’s love by passing out 384 Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books.
Look at the Smiles!

Yesterday, not one person refused a book.  We have had only 3 rejections in 10 days of giving away book . Only 3 people rejected the books and 384 received the books! I think it is worth 3 rejections to get the Gospel Message out to 383 peopl ! What do you think? Do you want to participate?
You can if you want to!

 
It is amazing to us, how many people tell us they love to read Books! Many of them are younger people!
 
The other thing we hear over and over is,  “When I get done reading this book, I will share it with my friends!
Many of these books will be read by 2, 3, 4 or even more people! 
Please join us as we pray over yesterdays seed!
 
If your testimony is not already in a book, please, please, please prayerfully consider being in our next book!
 
We need Your Testimony! Your community needs Your Testimony!
You have prayed for God to use You! God has answered!
God is giving You the opportunity to be a part of this!
Go ahead pray about it! Ask the Father if he wants Your story to be used for His glory in our next book.  If He says, Yes! Email us and we will send you more details.
 
We hope these emails are an encouragement to You!
We can teach anyone to do what you have been reading about in these emails! Yes anyone!
 
We are practicing some new ways to put the gospel message into people’s hands! We will share this with you at the April 1st ,2017  “Discipleship Gathering”
Please join us on April 1st and share how God has been using you and the Real Life Stories Books.
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Another way to introduce people to using these books would be to forward the emails from this trip to them ! You may also want to consider posting these emails on Facebook!
 
Blessings
Jim and Carla  
 
Day 11 of trip to Bradenton, Florida, March 4, 2017
 
More Divine Appointments  More Smiling Faces!
 
Yesterday, we passed out 55  books all over the Fort Meyers, Sanibel Island and Captiva, Florida. 
Carla gave the lady pictured below a book. She told Carla, “ Yes, life does have many storms and I am in one. I am just getting back from my Mother’s funeral.”
Carla carried the book and God made a Devine connection!
This is so easy anyone can do this!
All you have to do is commit to carry 2 books in your hands  every time you leave the door of your home or get out of your car.
You carry the books and the Holy Spirit makes the connections!
 
Carla gave Joann pictured below a book. She was really touched by this act of kindness.  Joann said, “My daughter and I always read books together and then we talk to each other about what we are reading.”
As the Holy Spirit led, Carla gave Joann a 2nd book for her daughter.

That was a divine appointment!  All Carla had to do is carry 2 books in her hand, listen to the Holy Spirit and Obey! 
You see, when we go as Sons and Daughters of God, we are led by the Spirit of God and this brings Life! 
On our way onto Sanibel Island we passed this restaurant.

When we were leaving the Island we felt this was the place for us to have dinner.  So we stopped.  What better place to pass out Lighthouse books then in the Lighthouse restaurant. That connection made it so easy to give people books!
 
More Smiling Faces! 

 
Our waitress Kayla, pictured above was so happy to receive the book! As I gave Kayla the book, I showed her what pages our stories were on. 
Kayla was very great full and said: “I love to read and needed to get a new book!”   
The food was so good we filled out a book for the Head Chef and asked Kayla to give it to him.
 
The note in the book read like this: 
To: Chef Brad                          3-4-17
Thank You for the Delicious Food!
That Pork Chop was the Best!
We hope you enjoy our book.
You can read our Stories on pages 57 and 61.
 
God Bless You!
Jim and Carla Barbarossa
 
Kayla said : “When I handed Chef Brad the book and told him what it was about, it put a Big Smile on his face! It really meant something to him.”

 
Again people receive the books with Great Joy and Smiling Faces! 
In our first 11 days of travel we have shared the Father’s love by passing out 439 Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books.
More Smiling Faces!

 
Yesterday, not one person refused a book.  We have had only 3 rejections in 11 days of giving away books. Only 3 people rejected the books and 439 received the books! I think it is worth 3 rejections to get the Gospel Message out to 439 people! What do you think?
 
If using books like this is new to you, prayerfully consider giving it a try. Go to this link and order a case of 60 books so you can try this in your area! This is so easy everyone can do this! We will even be here to advise you, to disciple you as you go started. Here is the link, order your case of books Today!
 
http://www.step-by-step.org/witnessing.htm
 
Please join us as we pray over yesterdays seed!
 
If your testimony is not already in a book, please, please, please prayerfully consider being in our next book!
 
We need Your Testimony! Your community needs Your Testimony!
Some of you have prayed for God to use You!
God has answered!
God is giving You the opportunity to be a part of this!
Go ahead pray about it! Ask the Father if he wants Your story to be used for His glory in our next book.
If He says, Yes! Email us and we will send you more details.
 
There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.    Ecclesiastes 3:1
 
Is this opportunity Your Appointed Time??  
We hope these emails are an encouragement to You!  
We can teach anyone to do what you have been reading about in these emails! Yes anyone!  
We are practicing some new ways to put the gospel message into people’s hands! We will share this with you at the April 1st ,2017  “Discipleship Gathering”
 
Please join us on April 1st and share how God has been using you and the Real Life Stories Books.
 
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Another way to introduce people to using these books would be to forward the emails from this trip to them ! You may also want to consider posting these emails on Facebook!
 
Blessings
 
Jim and Carla  
 
 
Day 12 of trip to Bradenton, Florida, March 5, 2017
 
A Man is Arrested?
 
Yesterday, we passed out 44  books all over  Matlacha, Florida.
 
During breakfast we gave Charmaine, Anthony and Kimberly pictured below a Real Life Stories Testimony Book.

 
During breakfast, each of them stopped by the table to talk with us. Each of them said how much it meant to them to receive the book and how they were going to read it and share it with others. Before we left, we called them over to our table and gave them each another book to share with whomever they wanted to.  Again, they were so thrilled and thanked us multiple times.
 
By doing this we enlisted 3 people to carry the gospel message to someone that they know!
 
Later in the day, while Carla was in a store shopping I felt led to set a book down on a table outside of an ice cream parlor. Here is what happened as I watched: 

 
A man comes, sits down, picks up the book and starts reading it. It was if he was draw to this table and to this book supernaturally! 
 
The man seemed to be captivated (arrested) by what he is reading!
As I watched, I prayed, “Father God do not allow this man to put this book down. Father capture his heart!”    
 
All I did was carry the book and set it down. This set the stage for the Holy Spirit to draw him!
 
This is so easy any one can do this !
 
All we have done is commit to carry 2 books in our hands  every time we leave the door of our home or get out of our car.
We carry the books and the Holy Spirit makes the connections!
 
We were walking past a grocery store. Kaelyn, Breanna and their Mother were selling cookies.

 
They asked us if we wanted to buy some cookies. We said we really do not need them but we will buy some if you will allow us to give you each a gift.
So we got a box of cookies and the girls each got a book with the Gospel Message in it! 
 
As a Son and Daughter of God, we are led by the Spirit of God and bring life were ever we go!
Again people receive the books with Great Joy and Smiling Faces!

 
In our first 12 days of travel, we have shared the Father’s love by passing out 483 Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books. 
When traveling like this, we try to make choices based on what is best for the Kingdome of God!
Example:
We never stay in the same hotel for more than 1 night and we never eat in the same restaurant more than one time.
These choices, increase the size of our mission field and give us more opportunities to give people Real Life Stories Christian Testimony Books.    
 
More Smiling Faces!

 
Yesterday, not one person refused a book.  We have had only 3 rejections in 12 days of giving away books. Only 3 people rejected the books and 483 received the books! I think it is worth 3 rejections to get the Gospel Message out to 483 people! What do you think?
 
If using books like this is new to you, prayerfully consider giving it a try. Go to this link and order a case of 60 books so you can try this in your area! This is so easy everyone can do this! We will even be here to advise you, to disciple you as you go started. Here is the link, order your case of books Today!
http://www.step-by-step.org/witnessing.htm
 
Please join us as we pray over yesterdays seed!
 
If your testimony is not already in a book please, please, please prayerfully consider being in our next book!
 
We need Your Testimony! Your community needs Your Testimony!
Some of you have prayed for God to use You!
God has answered!
God is giving You the opportunity to be a part of this!
Go ahead pray about it!  Ask the Father if he wants Your story to be used for His glory in our next book.
If He says, Yes! Email us and we will send you more details.
 
There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.    Ecclesiastes 3:1
 
Is this opportunity Your Appointed Time??
 
We hope these emails are an encouragement to You!  
We can teach anyone to do what you have been reading about in these emails! Yes anyone!  
We are practicing some new ways to put the gospel message into people’s hands! We will share this with you at the April 1st ,2017  “Discipleship Gathering”
 
Please join us on April 1st and share how God has been using you and the Real Life Stories Books.
 
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Another way to introduce people to using these books would be to forward the emails from this trip to them ! You may also want to consider posting these emails on Facebook!
 
Blessings
 
Jim and Carla  
 
Day 13 of trip to Bradenton, Florida,  March 6, 2017
 
Look-Talk-Listen-Bring Hope
 
Yesterday, we passed out 51  books all over Sarasota and St. Petersburg, Florida
 
During breakfast we had a Divine Appointment!
 
I felt led of the Spirit to give a man and little girl a Real Life Stories Book.  I asked the man if he was enjoying the weather and where he was from?
He said, “I am enjoying the weather but we are not here on a pleasure trip, Jaedyn (the little Girl’s) Grandfather died and we are here for the funeral.
I handed him the book and said: “As you read this I hope you will find some comfort in what you read!”
He thanked me several times and handed the book to another person to look at. She started to cry!
He explained who we were and that I had given him the book.
As she is looking at the cover about Life Having Many Storms, she says, "Can I read the book first?"  Then says to her friend, "But you are going to need to take it with you, so I will wait."
I reached into my bag and handed her another book and said, “Here is another book and you can take this one with you.” She cried even more, it was her Father that had passed away.

 
Please pray for Jaedyn, Laura, Sal and Mary as they go through this loss of family.  Jaedyn wants to be a writer.  Carla went over to their table before we left and prayed for Jaedyn and encouraged the rest of the family.
 
We are so honored and humbled that God would allow us to be a part of touching people’s lives in this way.
 
On this trip, we have been practicing the following and it works!
Look around. Ask the Father to give You eyes to see.
Talk to people. Listen to people! Listen to the Holy Spirit. Give Hope! Give people the Gospel Message packaged in a Real Life Stories Christian Testimony Book, that people love to receive.
 
Yesterday, only 1 one person refused a book.  We have had only 4 rejections in 13 days of giving away books. Only 4 people rejected the books and 543 received the books and the Gospel Message contained in each book!
 
This book is a God inspired Idea and people from All walks of life and All ages love to receive them!
 
Look at these smiling faces

 
All we have done is commit to carry 2 books in our hands  every time we leave the door of our home or get out of our car.
We carry the books and the Holy Spirit makes the connections !

 
As a Son and Daughter of God, we are led by the Spirit of God and bring life wherever we go!
 
At dinner last night, we gave Kristy a Real Life Stories Christian Testimony Book. She started to leaf through the book. She stopped at the chapter titled:
“I Didn’t Feel Loved!”

 
As the tears came, She looked at us and said; “I cannot believe I landed on this page and this is exactly where I am! I know this is no accident.  I need this!
We were able to share with her the importance of prayer and putting God first in all her relationships!
 
Please pray for Kristy to put God First!
 
Remember:
Look-Talk-Listen-Bring Hope! 
 
In our first 13 days of travel we have shared the Father’s love by passing out 534 Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books.
 
If using books like this is new to you, prayerfully consider giving it a try. Go to this link and order a case of 60 books so you can try this in your area! This is so easy everyone can do this! We will even be here to advise you, to disciple you as you get started. Here is the link , order your case of books Today!
  
http://www.step-by-step.org/witnessing.htm
 
Please join us as we pray over yesterdays seed !
 
If Your testimony is not already in a book please, please, please prayerfully consider being in our next book!
 
We need Your Testimony!
Your community needs Your Testimony!
Some of you have been asking God what Your ministry is?
This is I !
God has answered!
God is giving You the opportunity to be a part of our next book!
Go ahead pray about it!  Ask the Father if he wants Your story to be used for His glory in our next book.
If He says, Yes! Email us and we will send you more details.
 
There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.    Ecclesiastes 3:1
 
Is this opportunity Your Appointed Time??
 
We hope these emails are an encouragement to You!  
We can teach anyone to do what you have been reading about in these emails  Yes anyone!  
We are practicing some new ways to put the gospel message into people’s hands! We will share this with you at the April 1st ,2017  “Discipleship Gathering”
 
Please join us on April 1st and share how God has been using you and the Real Life Stories Books.
 
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Another way to introduce people to using these books would be to forward the emails from this trip to them ! You may also want to consider posting these emails on Facebook!
 
Blessings
 
Jim and Carla  
 
Day 14 of trip to Bradenton, Florida,  March 7, 2017
 
Are we wasting God's Money?
 
Yesterday we passed out 37 books all over St. Petersburg, and Seffner, Florida

This morning we gave books to Felicia from Peru and Pedro from Puerto Rico.

Carla shared a book this morning with Pauline from England.

 
This afternoon, we shared books with Dustin from Jamaica and Stevenson from Barbados.
 
During the last 14 days, we have given Books to people from Bosnia, China, England, Canada, Philippines, New Zealand, Mexico, Australia, Haiti, Guatemala, Venezuela, Switzerland, Peru, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Barbados.
Wow! That is people from 17 nations!
 
Something to think about? Instead of spending so much money traveling to all these countries on missions trips (millions of dollars)  maybe we should invest more money in inexpensive Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books and reach the United States.
In addition to that, we need to develop Real Life Stories Christian Testimony Books in every nation and teach the local people of that nation to reach their country.
Doing the Gospel this way does not waste all of God’s resources!
 
When you disciple local people to do the work, you have no travel expense, no hotel expense, no extra food expenses, no renting of big tents, no renting of stadiums, no renting of sound equipment, no renting of stages, no renting of chairs and no expense of advertising meetings!
All money is spent on inexpensive books, which are placed into the hands of discipled saints to use in everyday life to reach everyone they see in daily life!
Now, that is a God style business plan!
 
 
 
In the above picture, Carla shares a Real Life Stories Testimony Book with Kristin.
 
At about noon today I received a call from a man named Tom from Valdosta, Ga.
 
Tom said, “I was walking by the ticket booth at the old Valdosta movie theater and I saw this book titled "Lighthouse Edition 3" setting on the ledge. When I saw the sub title, "Life Has Many Storms", I knew it was for me.  I have no idea how it got there but I know it was there for me!
My Father died, My mother died, My sister died and I did not want to keep living. I had lost all hope!
Until I started reading the book.  Every chapter I read more of my hope was restored. I am still struggling but this book has really helped me and I want to thank the person responsible. I want to thank the people that made this book possible!”  
 
I got to pray with Tom and encourage him to put God 1st in his life!
 
Remember the email we sent out on day 2 of this trip?  Go back and take a look at it! You will see that we were in Valdosta, Georgia. I remember at the Holy Spirit’s leading, setting that book on the ledge at the ticket booth of the old theater.
Praise God for His Direction!
One Word from God can change everything!  
We are so honored and humbled that God would allow us to be a part of touching people’s lives in this way.
 
On this trip, we have been practicing the following and it works!
Look around. Ask the Father to give You eyes to see.
Talk to people. Listen to people! Listen to the Holy Spirit. Give Hope! Give people the Gospel Message packaged in a Real Life Stories Christian Testimony Book, that people love to receive.
 
Yesterday, only 1 one person refused a book.  We have had only 5 rejections in 14 days of giving away books. Only 5 people rejected the books and 580 received the books and the Gospel Message contained in each book!
 
This book is a God inspired Idea and people from All walks of life and All ages love to receive them!
All we have done is commit to carry 2 books in our hands every time we leave the door of our home (Hotel) or get out of our car.
We carry the books and the Holy Spirit makes the connections!
 
As a Son and Daughter of God, we are led by the Spirit of God and bring life were ever we go!
 
Remember:
Look-Talk-Listen-Bring Hope! 
 
In our first 14 days of travel we have shared the Father’s love by passing out 580 Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books.
 
If using books like this is new to you, prayerfully consider giving it a try. Go to this link and order a case of 60 books so you can try this in your area! This is so easy everyone can do this! We will even be here to advise you, to disciple you as you get started. Here is the link, order your case of books Today!  http://www.step-by-step.org/witnessing.htm
 
Please join us as we pray over yesterdays seed!
 
If Your testimony is not already in a book please, please, please prayerfully consider being in our next book!
 
We need Your Testimony!
Your community needs Your Testimony!
Some of you have been asking God what Your ministry is?
This is It!
God has answered!
God is giving You the opportunity to be a part of our next book!
Go ahead pray about it! Ask the Father if he wants Your story to be used for His glory in our next book .
If He says, Yes! Email us and we will send you more details.
 
There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.    Ecclesiastes 3:1
 
Is this opportunity Your Appointed Time??
 
We hope these emails are an encouragement to You!  
We can teach anyone to do what you have been reading about in these emails! Yes anyone!
 
We are practicing some new ways to put the gospel message into people’s hands! We will share this with you at the April 1st ,2017  “Discipleship Gathering”
 
Please join us on April 1st and share how God has been using you and the Real Life Stories Books.
 
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Another way to introduce people to using these books would be to forward the emails from this trip to them ! You may also want to consider posting these emails on Facebook!
 
Blessings
 
Jim and Carla  
 
Day 15 of trip to Bradenton, Florida,  March 8, 2017
 
Yesterday we passed out 50 books all over Tampa Bay / Ybor Florida and Tifton, GA
 
Smiling Faces!

At breakfast this morning Carla gave Dawn a book.

 
This afternoon Carla gave Lauda from the Ukraine a Real Life Stories Testimony book. She was very excited to receive it!  
 
In our first 15 days of travel we have shared the Father’s love by passing out 630 Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books.
 
Please join us as we pray over all this Gospel Seed!
That is a lot of seed for just 15 days !
 
Since we are down to our last case of books we have decided to head home a week early.
 
We hope following our trip and the emails have been an Inspiration to You!
 
In Acts 1:8 we are given what I believe is the pattern for reaching a lost world.
When we get saved, our Jerusalem is the city that we are saved in. The place where we live.  As new believers we are to be discipled by someone in that city and learn to reach and disciple others in that city.  Then we may branch out to surrounding cities (Judea), then other cultures (Samaria) then the nations.
To me there seems to be an order to reaching the world and it must start at home, our Jerusalem.
 
If Your testimony is not already in a book please, please, please prayerfully consider being in our next book and using your story to reach your Jerusalem, your city!
 
We need Your Testimony!
Your community needs Your Testimony !
Some of you have been asking God what Your ministry is?
This is It!
God has answered!
God is giving You the opportunity to be a part of our next book!
Go ahead pray about it!  Ask the Father if he wants Your story to be used for His glory in our next book.
If He says, Yes! Email us and we will send you more details.
 
We are practicing some new ways to put the gospel message into people’s hands! We will share this with you at the April 1st ,2017  “Discipleship Gathering”
 
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Another way to introduce people to using these books would be to forward the emails from this trip to them ! You may also want to consider posting these emails on Facebook!
 
Blessings
 
Jim and Carla  
 
Day 16 of trip to Bradenton, Florida,  March 9, 2017
 
Almost Out of Books - Heading Home
 
Yesterday we passed out 47 books all over McDonough and Dalton, GA
 
Smiling Faces!

 
People love to receive Lighthouse Real Life Stories Christian Testimony Books!

 
In our first 16 days of travel we have shared the Father’s love by passing out 677 Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books.
 
Please join us as we pray over all this Gospel Seed!
That is a lot of seed for just 16 days!
 
Since we are down to our last case of books, we have decided to head home a week early.
 
We hope following our trip and the emails have been an Inspiration to You!
 
If Your testimony is not already in a book please, please, please prayerfully consider being in our next book and using your story to reach your Jerusalem, your city!
 
We need Your Testimony!
Your community needs Your Testimony!
Some of you have been asking God what Your ministry is?
This is It!
God has answered!
God is giving You the opportunity to be a part of our next book!
Go ahead pray about it!  Ask the Father if he wants Your story to be used for His glory in our next book.
If He says, Yes! Email us and we will send you more details.
 
We are practicing some new ways to put the gospel message into people’s hands! We will share this with you at the April 1st ,2017  “Discipleship Gathering”
 
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Another way to introduce people to using these books would be to forward the emails from this trip to them ! You may also want to consider posting these emails on Facebook!
 
Blessings
 
Jim and Carla  
 
Day 17 and 18  of trip to Bradenton, Florida.
 
On March 10 and 11, 2017 as we headed home we passed out 42 books between Lewisburg, TN and Porter, Indiana. 
 
When we stopped for gas, Carla gave a customer in the gas station a book.

 
She was so excited, she was reading it on the way out to her car!
 
 On our 18 day journey we shared the Father’s love by passing out 719 Real Life Stories Christian Testimony books.
 
During the 18 days we only had 5 people that we offered books refuse to accept them!
 
The proof is in the numbers!  People love to receive these books! The Gospel message is packaged in such a way that it does not drive people away but attracts them and draws them in to reading the truth pages which come out of the Bible, the Word of God.
 
Our last stop of the trip was dinner with some friends. We could see the young man, Adam, that started to serve us was not having a good day! When we asked him, “How are you doing?"  He said, “I better not say! Just let me get your drink order.”
When he came back with the drinks he said, “Someone else will be taking over at this point.”
We offered Adam a Real Life Stories Christian Testimony Book.  Adam said, “If it has anything to do with religion, I am not interested and I am tired of people trying to push their religion on me.”            
 
Carla said “The book is not about religion, it is about relationship. It is about all the people whose faces are on the back cover. It is about relationship!”
 
Adam said, "If that is the case thank you, I will read it!"
 
About 20 minutes into our dinner, Adam came back to our table.  Adam said, “I have been looking over the book and the titles of the different chapters. I find them to be very interesting and I just want you to know I will read this book!”  
 
Wow! What a turn around!  
 
During the 18 days we shared Jesus with people from Bosnia, China, England, Canada, Philippines, New Zealand, Mexico, Australia, Haiti, Guatemala, Venezuela, Switzerland, Peru, Puerto Rico, Jamaica,  Barbados and Indonesia.
Wow! That is people from 18 nations!
 
Please join us as we pray over all this Gospel Seed!
That is a lot of seed for just 18 days !
 
We hope following our trip and the emails have been an Inspiration to You!
 
As much as we enjoyed the trip and all that took place, we still like and agree with the phrase “There is no place like home!”
 
If Your testimony is not already in a book please, please, please prayerfully consider being in our next book and using your story to reach your Jerusalem, your city!
 
We need Your Testimony!
Your community needs Your Testimony!
Some of you have been asking God what Your ministry is?
This is It!
God has answered!
God is giving You the opportunity to be a part of our next book!
Go ahead pray about it!  Ask the Father if he wants Your story to be used for His glory in our next book.
If He says, Yes! Email us and we will send you more details.
 
We are practicing some new ways to put the gospel message into people’s hands! We will share this with you at the April 1st ,2017  “Discipleship Gathering”
 
If you would like to introduce someone to using the books, the best way to introduce them would be to send them to this link
 
Another way to introduce people to using these books would be to forward the emails from this trip to them! You may also want to consider posting these emails on Facebook!
 
Thanks for Praying for Us!
 
Blessings
 
Jim and Carla

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