Van Dwellers Preaching Christ 2020






                               ( a picture of us just to show you that ....we are indeed real people )

In 2020, we enter our second year having become a full time evangelist, street preaching / van dwelling / traveling ministry.... all self funded. We retired from our business / sold / selling most all of our things using our money to go proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ and His glorious kingdom all over America and assisting others. We feel so blessed to be used of God in this small way to proclaim His kingdom as we are not worthy! We go to street preach/evangelize, hold gospel signs, stand outside religious places and go to the worlds events to call men to repent, all over America!

Below you can read about a few daily / biblical topics and interesting little experiences related to "van dwelling for Christ". We will be adding to it daily as we go and as the Lord wills! 
 Note: The heart of my teaching links is found here with thousands of resources audios,videos and articles to edify you:
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God be praised

Jim with Debbie

dontperish.com

See the gospel to gain eternal life here:
https://www.dontperish.com/the-gospel.html

*** You can read our 2019 van dweller posts here: https://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2019/09/van-dwellers-preaching-christ.html 

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Jan 19 2020

Sign Holders and Swedish Campers


We keep seeing many businesses using signs out in the streets to drum up business. It just encourages us to know that hand held signs really DO work! But we hold them to spread the gospel good news not to make money!


1 Corinthians 1:17 - For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel


As I was out working by our van, I saw this huge unique camper from Europe and I got to witness the gospel to the man. They had it shipped over here from Sweden to Canada and they are traveling the USA and may become citizens here. We get to meet and preach to so many interesting folks... glory to God!!


                                       ( me by this rig for you can see the size of it )

We are do not have a huge rig like this but our van is a TANK and we are moving on!

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Jan 18 2020

Alligators and Accidents

The state we are traveling through is (one of many) known for alligators.  This sign warns about the potential dangers of alligators in the water but unfortunately people don't always heed that warning and end up being killed by the wild animals.  It reminds us of Hosea 4:6 where the Israelites ignored God.




My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

While we travel, there are times we see accidents.



It's a stark reminder of how fast a life can be taken and we pray that the lost will surrender their life and seek truth in God's Word.  

We didn't go near the water and have been blessed not to be in an accident...onward we go, praising the Lord!


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Jan 17 2020 

Converted Campers and Catholic Pagans

As van dwellers we get to see many nice and unique camper units. Here is one we saw in Georgia, nice huh? 



After we walked today, not far from the ocean, we saw a roman catholic religious building where a guy was paying bag-pipes. 




It is so sad as so many are deceived or they love this man / satan made system that cannot gain you eternal life. It is unbiblical / pagan and it has a false gospel. See this link that proves it in the scriptures:
http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2014/01/roman-catholicism-vs-gods-word.html
  
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Gal 1


If we drive any further..... we will be in the sea!!!!

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Jan 16 2020 

Polite police and Pelicans



What a busy few days we had. We witnessed outside a Franklin Graham crusade and we had wonderful "polite police" to deal with. I always honor the police and today it was awesome as God's truth went out. See this link about that witnessing event:
http://bewareoffalse-unbiblicalteachers.blogspot.com/2020/01/witnessing-outside-franklin-graham.html

 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

Heb 12:14



We also got to stop at a fishing pier and we saw the most amazing pelicans being fed by a local fisher man.  God's creation is so amazing we never grow tired of seeing it at work. 


Still not arrested and ......on we GO preaching the gospel!!!

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Jan 14 2020 

Luxury and Long Paths

As a van dwellers we do not get much luxury so when we get one I will report it. We wanted a better/quicker place to wash hands and such so I sought out a good option and this is what I found: 


A simple water holder from Walmart for $3.33 that sits on the back rack of our camper van with a on / off spout. Now we have a ready hand wash up station that we can refill & it is much easier and quicker then what we ever had. Ahhhhh.... small luxuries!

At the end of the day, we took a walk and we ended up on this long long path that went nowhere so we had to turn around and go back. We took this picture as the night lighting made a nice shadow to say hello to all the saints out there striving in the faith!


                                          Jim and Debbie

It ended way out in a dark area, past some swampy water and at night it was kind of creepy, especially with alligators around. It reminded me of the many long paths in my life that lead no where and most ended up leaving me in the dark. We are so thankful our path lead us to new life in Christ and His eternal light that breaks all the darkness. What path are walking today and does it lead to His light or the eternal darkness?

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
1 John 1:6

We drive a 1996 van, luxury there is that it gets us everywhere we need to go and it has a cozy bed!

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Jan 13 2020 

Partiality and Popsicle's

We got to stand outside a large religious event of Franklin Grahams and I preached the gospel truth to thousands of people.
It was amazing to see the partiality that was shown as they ignore the many sins of Billy / Franklin Graham's theology to embrace their easy believe sinner prayer gospel and fleshly music offerings. Read about it all here at the testing of this false man:
http://bewareoffalse-unbiblicalteachers.blogspot.com/2020/01/franklin-graham-exposed.html  

I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
1 Tim 5:21

Then right at the end of a LONG day, many hours of preaching to all those lost people, a small Spanish man came along the sidewalk pushing a lil popsicle cart and I could not pass it up as my throat was dry. They were tasty...... 



I was thankful for a small pleasure, as God was so faithful this day and His truth went out to the masses!


Van dwellers drive on and even famous false teachers cannot stop God's truth from rolling out!

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Jan 12 2020 


Van dwelling life is certainly unique in that you never know what your night camp spot will be like, until you get there.  Oftentimes the overhead parking lot lights will shine right in the windows and no matter where you move. They shine in your face while you're trying to sleep with open windows for air flow. It doesn't really bother me too much but brother Jim likes to wear these blinders so he rests better, when light is right in his eyes.



As we travel from town to town, we come across many beggars and because we love our neighbor we give them a little packet of food (we call them beggar bags) to go with the gospel-good news.  You can easily make some up and have them on hand.  ( On our gospel card is the good news of eternal life and our phone number with the offer to help them get off the street )



While few really want to repent/change and get help, we offer it for God's glory.



Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Matthew 22:36-40

...brother Jim's driving us down the road but never with the blinders on!

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Jan 11 2020

Right Turns But Wrong Faith

As we drive in new areas of the country, I always notice subtle differences in road rules. Down south there is A LOT of no left and RIGHT TURN ONLY rules and it makes you go around a lot of blocks just to get where your going!



But new areas do not change the fact that America is VOID of the true biblical faith and it is flush with wrong / false man made denominational religion. Want to see why that is sinful and why those systems have lied to you? Go to this link for the truth and test yourself: https://www.dontperish.com/youve-been-lied-to.html

For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.
Psalm 9:4

we go right on the road and right into the Word.....

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Jan 10 2020

Praying Signs and Traffic Fines

We see a lot of these lil signs stuck in the ground down south. Not sure who is putting them around?



It may be a nice thought but the truth is, unless your are in Christ, God does not hear the prayers of sinners. See John 9 
Repent and be born again then God will hear you.... via Christ!

As we drive, I see many people suffering the wrath of the police as they are pulled over getting a ticket/fines.  I am thankful we have adopted a NO RUSH life as I drive under the speed limit. This will eliminate MOST of my chances of a ticket but I still have to abide by all the local laws don't I? 
How are you doing abiding by God's laws as grace does not cover sin you keep doing?  

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
1 John 5:3

we may be slow but still; away we go......

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Jan 9 2020

Fan Boats and Beautiful Moats

I woke up and on my morning stretch walk, I saw this unique boat camped out near us.



Its a boat run by a huge fan and it is common in the far south of the USA.

As we drove to ship a package to a brother, we saw this beautiful moat like water feature and with the clouds, I thought it was awesome!!!



We are blessed to see so many beautiful things and we rejoice knowing know our Father created it all!!!!


 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Col 1

  we are off in the van and our goal is... to not hit the WATER!!!!

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Jan 8 2020

Home and Hopeless Old Music Man

I saw this tree as we traveled and I snapped this shot. 



Do you see it? Look close, really close at the top! What is sitting there? Yes it is a bird making it's home in this tree. It made me think about how home is really where ever you make it and we make our home in a van :)

2 Corinthians 5:1-10 - For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 

 Later in the day, I got the chance to witness to a 80 year old man who heard me reading a bible verse to sister Debbie. He walked over and I gave him a gospel card. We talked and he claimed to be of God but I could see warning signs. For example, he was NOT interested in talking about the truth of the gospel / Jesus but he was all about gloating on his instrumental music abilities! I tried to enlighten him about how false and fleshly today's intrumental music is but he was not interested in that or the gospel truth. It made us sad as it was obvious he was not transformed by God but just following a hopeless religious system of man that tickled his ears and flesh. If you are BORN OF GOD, you desire to speak of Christ and the gospel and you love those in the faith. How about you???

  we got "no instruments" 'cept the ones on my van dash board!!! 

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Jan 7 2020 

Tarp Tents and Good Sense


As we walked through a parking lot, we saw this beggar who made an interesting tarp tent (to stay out of the elements)  pulled by his bike. Not a bad idea as the weather here is usually very mild.

Psalms 61:3 - For thou hast been a shelter for me, [and] a strong tower from the enemy.

If you have ever traveled you know about all the planning, wisdom and just good sense that comes in handy. We have been tweaking our camper van as we go and learning what TO do and what NOT to do. Sister Debbie and I have lived very interesting / varied lives so that is a blessing in going into this van life. One example is water is always a premium and we get free ice for the cooler with gas fill ups. We then recycle that water to be used for washing up or clean up vs just dumping it out. It just makes good sense! 

we are wiser and cruising on.....

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Jan 6 2020 

 Hot and Humbleness

The weather down in the SE of the USA is really something. It can go from cold at night ( 34 ) to sweaty HOT in the day. ( 85 )  
We are enjoying it though as people are out and about more and that is why we come south to get to preach in public places.

I got a real dose of humbleness today. 
We had a leak in one or our storage totes on the van and I had to take a bunch of stuff out to dry it in the sun before getting it stowed away again. We were at Walmart in the parking lot and often we see the homeless / car dwellers / beggars doing similar things but in the hopes someone will give them money.

Well, as cars drove by, I had my stuff sitting out and I realized, they were thinking I was a scammer  / beggar! ( I was just drying stuff ) I had to reset my mind and say, who cares!  :) I smiled as if they knew our bank account, they would see the wrong judgments they were making about us. So be it....

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
John 7:24

In this materialistic culture, MOST are trying to be something or put on a big show yet for the Christ follower that would be prideful and sin. I like being lowly as it makes me humble. 
   
We are now dry and ready to fly down the gospel road....

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Jan 5 2020

Produce and Preaching

Today, we got a VERY rare treat. As we drove down the road headed to the next town... we saw this sign on a trailer?????




We had NO idea what they were but, we looked them up online and went back asap for....



fresh produce!!! 
I like fresh fruit and these were like mandarins and right off the local tree too.



WOW, were they tasty and such a great price.....
( and the orchard man got the gospel too )

Then we went into the next town and asap, I got to preach the gospel to a wonderful ex muslim couple. Read about that event here: https://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2020/01/witnessing-to-ex-muslim-couple.html

Not sure how it gets much better then that.....
Produce and Preaching and we do not deserve this simple life. 

Thank you thank you Lord......

Colossians 4:2 - Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

I do have sticky mandarin fingers but,
 I can grip the steering wheel better now.....

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Jan 4 2020 

Walking and Talking 



As van dwellers we park and then walk a lot. When doing this you become aware how easily it is to be run over or killed, in even slow traffic. People don't drive all that careful in this fast paced world. We have to be ever aware as we are out and about or we may pay the price as cars are out there lurking. Isn't that a lot like the faith walk as a enemy is out there trying to get at us. 

 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1 Peter 5;8

  Next, I did an article on talking/words not long ago and I have been really trying to make sure every single one of my words are edifying and pure. (Even saying something meaningless like "can you believe how that man acted towards us?"... it is pointless really) This is a hard thing but killing the flesh and words is vital to a holy walk in Christ. Tame your tongue men or you will have much strife in this faith life, amen?

my mouth is more quiet but our van is roaring down the road....... 

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Jan 3 2020

Tattoo's and Touchy Neighbors 

As we rolled on, I met some men selling the things of God for a false ministry called Life Changers Outreach. They do help people off drugs but they do not teach them to do deep into God's gospel to eternal life, truth and holiness. One man had many tattoos and was selling shirts like this.
  
This is a lie as God commanded against pagan tattoos in the OT Word. So sad. Here is a testing that exposes Life Changers:
http://bewareoffalse-unbiblicalteachers.blogspot.com/2019/03/lifechangers-outreach-exposed.html

As we hit a new state, I was unsure if this was the right destination but we learned fast it was. Not 1 minute after pulling in, we met a man and I had an awesome 3 hour talk with him about the things of God. It was wonderful. We did encounter an ANGRY lady, in a RV, yelling at us  who did not like us talking about God ( it was only 5 pm ) so we moved to talk elsewhere. Most people HATE to hear of God's truth, so it was a joy to have that talk with a man who loved the Word. 

John 15:18 - If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you.


slow and south we go!  




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Jan 1, 2020

Living Small and Truth is Tall 



Today we did some organizing......
When you live small in a van with another person, you need to plan, be organized and pay attention to detail lest you will have caused yourself many undo trials. This is the same with the faith life in Christ and it is why we like living small. It is great practice to live a uncluttered, disciplined and spiritual life, all for Christ. 

God's truth is a tall order to live up to and to teach to others but we are called to it. Jesus said STRIVE to enter in, it is not easy!! We have had to kill a lot of flesh to be able to follow after Christ in spirit and truth. This is why we go and proclaim Him and His truth to all. 

John 4:24 worship in spirit and truth

2020 is here and we are ready to roll!!!!


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