Soul winning begins with the feet! It would seem proper that soul winning would demand the most brilliant minds, the greatest education, the strongest possible backing of wealth and influence. But not so! Instead, soul winning is made a prosaic matter of the feet! That is the way of God. He has chosen by the foolishness of preaching to save men, instead of by the wisdom of angels or even the wisdom of this world. He has chosen the weak to confound the mighty. So, soul winning is very largely a matter of consecrated feet.
God certainly demands that we put our feet into soul winning. When He wanted to make soul winners out of some fishermen, He said, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." The feet of a soul winner are beautiful in God's sight as the Spirit of God clearly tells us.
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!"-Isaiah 52:7
How can one preach except he first goes? Of what use is a mouth with a sweet message, unless the feet carry it? How beautiful are the feet of the soul winner!
I can well understand how the dear Saviour Himself washed the feet of the1 disciples. He meant it as a lesson in humility, yet someway He made the feet of a preacher grand and beautiful. The feet of the apostles trudged over the then-known world, carrying the Gospel.
Every soul winner ought to read carefully the story of Paul's missionary journeys. Paul spent more time walking than he did preaching, and his feet got more exercise than his mouth! Paul not only preached publicly but also "from house to house". I was profoundly impressed one day while reading the book of Acts.
 A.A. 20:20
"And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot. And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene." -Acts 20:13-14
Paul was minded “to go afoot" from Troas to Assos, a distance, I suppose, of eighteen or twenty miles. I think it likely that on the crowded ship he would have no quiet place in which to meditate and pray, no time to seek the will and power of God. So, he provided that his lesser companions should have the comfort of the ship while he walked.
And to make it more interesting yet, remember, that the same chapter tells us how the night before he had preached until midnight, then brought back to life the young man who fell out of the third-story window, ate a midnight lunch and talked on till daylight! Following that, Paul felt the need to walk a day-long journey to the next preaching place!
Oh, the beautiful feet of Paul, they were soul winner's feet! No wonder Paul could say of himself, "in labours more abundant." We often miss the point, so clearly taught in the Bible, that there is a severe price in toil to be a soul winner.
Pearls are found in oysters in the bottom of the sea. Diamonds are found in the dirt far below the surface of the ground in Africa. Just the same, the soul winner's joy is found in the middle of drudgery and toil. Precious souls are not won without going after them. It takes consecrated feet to be a soul winner! There are too many barefooted Christians. So, if you want to win souls, put your shoes on your feet every day; that means to store Bible verses in your mind and heart. Those verses are what you take to those whom you seek to win. You must plan your work. How much easier it is to pray when you win souls! How much easier it is to resist temptation when your feet are shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace! The only safe place for a Christian is in the line of duty, and that is always on the path of soul winning. It has been said before, in other ways, but, every Christian is a missionary and every non-Christian a mission field. Amen!
 II Co. 11:23
Pastor David Sain is the Pastor of Faith Chapel located in Wasilla, Alaska. You can find out more about him and send support for his ministry at 907outreach.com.
July 19th marked nine months in Alaska for our family. What’s significant about this is the fact that we waited upon the Lord for nine months back in 2018 when the Lord first began to put Alaska on our hearts. We had no idea as to what it was going to look like. All we knew was that God had put a heavy burden and a love into our hearts for the Alaskan people. We have learned some very valuable lessons as to what it truly means to wait upon the Lord. Waiting on the Lord doesn’t mean to just sit around and wait passively for something to happen; but it does mean that we do our due diligence to make our calling and election sure.
We are actively out reaching the lost. My family and I have put soul winning as one of our top priorities. The church that we Pastor is a missionary church that focuses on equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. That work is soul winning. Every Christian is a missionary and every non-Christian is a mission field. God has not given us an impossible task. We can do anything God commands us to do - Acts 1:8. Christians are suppose to bear fruit - John 15:16. The fruit of a Christian is not love, joy, peace (these are the fruit of the Spirit). The fruit of a Christian is other Christians. If we could see the extreme importance of soul winning, we would make any sacrifice & suffer any inconvenience to keep others out of hell. If a Christian could spend just 5 minutes in hell, what a difference it would make - Luke 16:27-28. Now salvation isn’t just a ticket to get out of hell but an opportunity and privilege to live in harmony with the Lord Jesus Christ in the here and now. We are going to enter into eternity just the way we choose to be now. Our job is to persuade men to come into full obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Early Christians were soul winners. They were to In Jerusalem preaching the gospel to every creature in their generation. Even persecution did not keep them from their task for they taught daily in every house (Acts 5:42) and went everywhere preaching the word (Acts 8:1-4). The Christians of the first century took the great commission seriously. They understood what the Lord can’t when He said go. Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15). They did go, and so must we. We are helping build His church and the gates of hell will not prevail.
We are truly honored as a family to be living out what Holy Bible teaches. Ministry in Alaska has been costly for us in many ways, but we continue to press towards the higher calling that is in Christ Jesus. Each day we are seeking new opportunities to serve and to be a witness. We are thankful for our son that was born here in Alaska. Baby Benjamin will be four months on 29th of this month. Looks like we have an Alaskan on our hands now. We are continuing to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and we are truly looking forward to what the Lord has planned for the upcoming season. We know that we are in His perfect will. Our mission is to continue to seek and help save that which is lost. We are living by His faithfulness and generous saints such as yourself. If you would like to partner with us it would be greatly appreciated. May the Lamb that was slain receive the reward of His suffering!
We made it back safely from a week of working and ministering out in various parts of remote Alaska. We flew out from Anchorage and landed in a village called Sleetmute to get a starter for the cub plane that we were flying out next to Lime Village. I believe I’m the first street preacher to enter Sleetmute with preaching gear on.
After Sleetmute we went to a place called Red Devil to fix the cub and take off for Lime Village. While in Red Devil we were able to minister to a lady named Cathy and prayed for her son Kevin and daughter Katie. We also prayed for her physical healing. We encouraged her to fully submit her life to the Lord and to immediately read her Bible. Please continue in prayer with us for that family.
After the cub was fixed, we headed to Lime Village and got to speak with some locals there. We than flew out to Swift River where we spent most of the week working on an upcoming project. We will be bringing young men to learn vocational skill sets after they complete our one-year residential discipleship/drug rehabilitation program. It was a great time of working hard with the brothers and having great fellowship.
We started each day with prayer and a Bible study and ended each night with great fellowship and prayer. The team and I, we’re in one of the most remote parts of Alaska so it was nice living off the land and chop our own firewood to stay warm during the night. The sounds and sights were absolutely beautiful. Please continue to keep that vision and project in prayer. We just want to be a part of the solutions much needed here in Alaska with all the high rates of drug addiction, suicide rates, hopelessness, etc.
After that time of working out there we flew back out to Red Devil to take a boat down the Kuskokwim River to help the old village chief out of the Sleetmute area to put in a new well We soon found out it was only an electrical cord that needed to be rewired. Thank God it was a simple fix! We also replaced his pressure switch to help his water flow a lot better. It was a great time of being of service.
During that time, I was able to talk to him about the Lord and he was sharing his heart with me. He was also saying how he was one of the last elders that could speak his native Eskimo language. He was hoping to find someone to pass it down too. He told us we we’re welcome there anytime. Please keep Peter in your prayers.
After that we went back up the river to Red Devil, where we transported our belongs back into the bigger plane. We flew out to Sleetmute to fuel up before flying out to our final destination: Grayling village off the Yukon River. After fueling up we began to experience a few obstacles. Our iPad that had the GPS flight map wouldn’t turn on so we flew back out to Red Devil to try to see if they had a charging cord that could help. We spent some more time out there. Then, I found out that our Evangelism Director, Pastor David Grisham (who was scheduled to preach at the church) was stuck in Amarillo, Texas due to the weather. I believe the enemy was trying to hinder us from making it out to Grayling. I began to get into some serious prayer. I waited before the Lord for an answer. Shorty, after Bill Marsan found out about our situation, he stepped up to preach on Sunday morning. We were now able to take off to Grayling. Thanks be to God for that victory!
We then proceeded to fly out to Grayling. We arrived there safely and shortly after our hosts met us and carried us to where we would be staying. James and Stephaine were very kind people. We were in desperate need of a shower. They fixed us a wonderful meal and had a great time getting to know them. After leaving there Kenan Marsan and I spent the night walking the whole breadth of the village twice (about 200 people or so living there) trying to meet every soul that we could.
We wanted to get to know the people and let them know that we were there to hold a church service the next day. We were blown away to see all the youth in the village. When you see a lot of youth in a place that means there’s potential for more growth and life. They just need the right teaching and life skills to make those things happen. We were very excited to see what we were seeing. We announced our church service over the intercom. I was able to meet the chief of the village, Ivan. The tribal council was very glad to have us there. They allowed us to use the Tribal Building to hold the service the next day. We set everything in place the next morning. We waited for people to show up, then we also went outside to invite people in as they walked by. Not as many showed up as we would have liked but many heard the message that day.
My main text was James 4:14, I talked about the meaning and purpose of life. We received an excellent response. We stayed and served the people food that we flew out there and got to know some more of them on a personal level.
The fields are white in Grayling. They need spiritual direction desperately. The youth are going to the Devil and we plan on changing that by the grace of God. We have a mighty effectual door before us to help change an entire village and most importantly the lives of these great people. We plan on going back the last weekend of each month and we hope to be able to raise up a leader out there from among their people to plant a church to be their spiritual leader.
We know the task won’t be easy, but it is worthwhile. So, while our church is doing Evangelism Sunday on the last Sunday of the month locally some of us will be traveling out to Grayling to do an outreach there.
We will be taking the Gospel into the streets of the village where the people are and holding services and doing activities with the youth. We also hope to be able to bring some of them into the program that we are starting. There are endless opportunities on the horizon. We also plan on taking Bibles and other Gospel materials out there. Please consider partnering with us prayerfully and financially: We are in Alaska pastoring a small missions-based church and not taking a salary. We are living by faith as the Lord Jesus Christ has sent us here to be His witnesses unto the uttermost parts of the world. Thank you in advance for all your prayers and support!
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