Thursday, October 12, 2017

What is More Important? Evangelism or Worship

Evangelism is the primary task that Jesus gave to the early disciples and that task extends to the church today. Unfortunately, there has been some confusion as to whether the church’s primary role is to be involved in passive worship or in active evangelism. To paraphrase Calvinist preacher John Piper, “Evangelism isn’t the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Evangelism exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not evangelism, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, evangelism will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever.”[1]

Piper makes an interesting point, but during the time that the church is here on earth, the need for evangelism will never cease. It is only when one passes through the gates of heaven that the task of evangelism is over. The choice between worship and evangelism is a false one; in reality the church is called to do both. In fact, one way to worship God is through evangelism. Preaching the Gospel is worship. Jesus’ final command to the church in Matthew 28:19 and Mark 16:15 concerned evangelism, not worship. Jesus did not say, “Go and worship all over the earth” but He did say, “Go and preach the Gospel to every creature.”

The first command Jesus gave the disciples was “Come follow me” (Matthew 4:19) which is a call to worship, but Jesus immediately follows this command by saying, “I will make you fishers of men.” So, evangelism and worship are inseparably intertwined. Worship is far more than singing a song; worship of God can be reflected in every detail of how one lives one’s life, including evangelism. The church will have an eternity to worship, but evangelism is the only activity that cannot be done in heaven.

[1] John Piper, Let the Nations be Glad, (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2010), 15. The original quote uses the word “missions” instead of evangelism. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tulsa World: Tulsa evangelist sets the bar high for international outreach ministry

The Tulsa World recently interviewed Daniel King about our recent evangelistic event in Belize. 

By Bill Sherman

Set a goal to be a millionaire by the age of 30.
That was the advice Tulsa evangelist Daniel King read in a book about success while he was growing up.
But King, who was raised doing missions work with his parents in Mexico, instead set a different goal: to see 1 million people converted to Christianity through his ministry by age 30.
He met that goal well before his 30th birthday, and now, at age 38, has doubled that number.
His latest evangelistic effort targeted Belize, a small, English-speaking nation in Central America that has a population of under 400,000...
Read the rest of the article from Tulsa World by clicking HERE. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Belize Festival of Hope - Partner Report

The next best thing to attending one of our Gospel Festivals is to watch the highlight video. During the Belize Festival of Hope, God moved. We put together a video so that you can watch the miracles.

Thank you so much for helping us reach the nation of Belize with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

  • We gave away over 270,000 free meals to the children of Belize.
  • We donated $350,000 worth of free medical supplies to the sick.
  • We ministered in 87 different ministry sites.
  • We gave away over 30,000 books to churches and new believers.

All of this outreach was made possible because of your giving and your prayers. Thank you!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Belize Report: Every Number Represents a Person

Two years of work and preparation are now over and it is time for the Belize Festival of Hope to enter the history books. I am thankful for everyone who helped to make the Belize Festival of Hope a success! Thank you for your hard work and your dedication to the Lord. Our outreach to the nation of Belize was an enormous success. Here are some of the statistics.

Number of Evangelists: 10
Number of Cities where Festivals took Place: 10
Number of Missionaries who participated in the trip: 203
Total Ministry Sites: 87
Total attendance at all events: 50,756
Total who watched on Facebook: 27,600
Total who watched on TV in Belize and on EnLace: ?
Total Documented Salvations: 4,993 
Total healed: 938
Total filled with the Holy Spirit: 537
Total number of churches who participated: 300+

According to the World Factbook, the nation of Belize has an estimated population of 353,858 people. This means that total attendance at our events added up to about 14% of the total population of Belize and approximately 1.4% of the population made a public decision to follow Christ. Another 8% of the nation viewed the festival on-line and we have no way of measuring how many people watched the national broadcast that aired across the nation from 10 o’clock in the morning until midnight and is being re-aired several times in the weeks to come. All of these numbers add up to massive national impact.

Behind each of these numbers there is a story of an individual whose life was touched by God. The story of what God did in Belize goes beyond the pictures and the numbers, the story continues on into eternity. Because of your service to the Lord, lives were changed forever!

Out of the thousands of lives that were changed by the power of God, one story stands out to me. We reserved almost every room at one hotel for our massive team. One day, as we were getting ready to leave the hotel for a day of ministry one of the hotel staff approached us and said, “Is there someone who can pray for me?” Phil Rich, one of our team members, took him aside and began to pray with the man. Thirty minutes later, Dr. Phil came and excitedly told me, “The man asked me to pray with him for salvation. He repented of his sins and gave his life to Jesus.” God softened this man’s heart and before we even arrived at our ministry site for the day, we had already been given the opportunity to lead the man to Jesus.  

Another one of our team members, Matt Kearney, shared this testimony with me in an e-mail. He writes, One night at a festival outreach, an ex-gang member named Alan pulled me aside after I had shared my testimony of how only Jesus can satisfy the longing in our hearts. He said he used to be one of the worst criminals in Belize City. He had done many terrible things and nothing could satisfy him. After getting shot, his sister dying of cancer, and his brother dying in his arms from gunshot wounds, he knew he had to leave that lifestyle. So he came to San Pedro, got a respectable job, and tried to become a good person, but he was consumed with guilt. He didn’t think that God could forgive him of all the bad things he had done.

But Jesus died for all! I explained how God forgave the Apostle Paul who identified himself as the worst of sinners because he helped kill Christians. A moment later, [the evangelist] invited the crowd to come forward if they wanted to get right with God and begin a relationship with Jesus. I said to Alan, “If you feel that what we’ve shared with you is true and that you need to respond, then that is the Holy Spirit telling you that you need to do this today.” But he was still hesitant, so I asked, “Would you like me to go forward with you?” He said yes and he gave his life to Christ. He felt the burden of guilt was gone! He ended up getting connected with a great church too.”

I get excited every time I see a crowd of people raise their hands and cry out to Jesus for salvation. I consider it a huge privilege to have the opportunity to share the Good News with people. But, when I stand on a platform preaching, I do not stand there alone. You stand there with me, because without your financial help and your prayers, that platform would not be there.

Thank you for your faithfulness! Because of you, we were able to impact the nation of Belize!

Thankful for a Harvest of Souls,

Daniel King

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Belize Highlights 2017 - From Jack Myer's Ministry

Belize Festival of Hope Stats

I am thankful for everyone who helped to make the Belize Festival of Hope a success! Thank you for your hard work and your dedication to the Lord.

Here are the final numbers from all the events:
Number of Evangelists: 10
Number of Cities where Festivals took Place: 10 
Number of Missionaries who participated in the trip: 203
Total Ministry Sites: 87
Total attendance at all events: 50,756
Total who watched on Facebook: 27,600
Total who watched on TV in Belize and on EnLace: ?
Total of Salvations: 4,993
Total healed: 938
Total filled with the Holy Spirit: 537
Total number of churches who participated: 300+

Behind every one of these numbers there is a story of an individual whose life was touched by God. The story of what God did in Belize goes beyond the pictures and the numbers, the story continues on into eternity. Because of your service to the Lord, lives were changed forever!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Charisma Article on the Belize Festival of Hope

Charisma Magazine is running an article this week on the Belize Festival of Hope. To read the full article, click: Charisma Magazine Please READ it, LIKE it, and SHARE it. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Urgent Need in Belize

In the last few posts, I have been telling you about our upcoming outreach to the Central American nation of Belize. Our goal during this outreach is to communicate the Gospel to every person in the entire nation over a one-week period. This is the biggest outreach our ministry has ever organized and we cannot do it without your help. Let me share with you some of the various outreaches that will take place in July.

How to Reach a Nation for Jesus
Nine evangelists and over two hundred missionaries will be partnering with us during our outreach to Belize. We are invading the nation with an army of people who will demonstrate the love of Jesus in tangible ways. During our week of ministry we will be doing events in the nine major population centers in Belize. Here are some of the activities that are going on:

Children’s Fiesta – In Belize City we will hosting a two-day children’s festival. We expect over 5,000 children to attend. We will be sending buses to dozens of local villages and bringing the children together for fun and games and to hear the Gospel. For $100, you can sponsor a bus full of one hundred children.

Youth Concerts – Fifty percent of Belize is under the age of eighteen so we are attracting the youth by using music and extreme sports. For $5,000, you can sponsor renting a sound system that 15,000 young people can hear.

FREE Medical Exams – We have a team of twenty doctors and nurses who will offer free medical exams in the poorest neighborhoods of Belize City. $700,000 worth of medicine has been donated but we have to carry it down in our suitcases. For $70, you can sponsor the cost of shipping an extra suitcase full of medicine to Belize.

Food for the Hungry – Thanks to the generosity of our partners, a forty-foot shipping container full of donated food has been placed on a ship and is on its way to Belize right now. We will be giving away over 270,000 meals to the children of Belize. If you want to be a part of this food distribution, your gift of $30 feeds 1,000 children.

Business Leaders and Political Leader’s Seminar – We are inviting the top business leaders in the country together for a leadership seminar at one of the nicest hotels in Belize. Successful American business leaders will share principles of business success and at the end of the seminar; we will share the greatest secret of success, which is to serve Jesus Christ. You can sponsor a business leader to attend the event for $25.

Pastor’s Dinner – On our first night in Belize, we will gather the pastors together for a banquet. Our team will serve food to every pastor and pray for them. We will also be giving each pastor a box full of commentaries and study books. Your gift of $20 feeds a pastor and his wife.

Television and Radio – God has given us the opportunity to air our entire outreach on LIVE television across the nation of Belize. Your gift of $1,250 will sponsor the cost of hiring a television crew and pay for airtime across the nation of Belize.    

Follow-Up Material – Over 30,000 Bibles have been donated and follow-up material is ready for us to give away to the people who get saved at all of our events in Belize. Your gift of $2 will sponsor one bag of discipleship material for a new believer.

If you add up the costs of the Belize Festival of Hope, you can see that doing an outreach of this magnitude requires a huge amount of resources. But, this investment will be worthwhile if we can change the trajectory of an entire nation. We expect thousands of people to be saved! We believe that Belize will never be the same again. We are claiming the nation of Belize for the kingdom of God.

We cannot do this outreach alone. We need your help. Please allow the Lord to speak to you. What part of the outreach do you want to be a part of? Can you sponsor one hundred children to come to the Kid’s Fiesta? Or could you sponsor a businessman or woman to come to the Leadership Seminar? Or perhaps you could sponsor the television outreach? Please participate in whichever area God puts on your heart.

Touching Nations, 

Daniel King

P.S. As you read this letter, I will be in Belize preparing for the outreach. Your financial gift this month will allow us to change lives for eternity in the nation of Belize. Thank you for your generosity!   Click HERE to GIVE

Monday, June 26, 2017

Saying Thank-You to Luis Palau

In 1997, I was given the opportunity to be a clown at a Kid's Fest for Luis Palau in Juarez, Mexico. Today, I was able to say thank you to Brother Luis for his inspiration and his example.
I wrote Dr. Palau a letter that says, "In 1997, you did a Festival in Juarez, Mexico. At that time, my parents were missionaries in Juarez and my father was involved in helping to mobilize churches for the festival. Back then, my brother and I dressed up as clowns and did small children's festivals in the barrios of Juarez. We were just teenagers, but we were invited to minister at your Kid’s Fest for thirty minutes. Over 7,000 children attended. It was the biggest crowd I had ever been in front of. Thousands of children responded to the Gospel.
It was this opportunity to minister that helped put a dream in my heart to become an evangelist. Since then, I have visited 69 nations and led over two million people in a salvation prayer, but it all started at a Luis Palau Kid's Fest in Juarez, Mexico.
Now, I am a member of the Next Generation Alliance. I am thankful for your example, your encouragement, and for the way you give other evangelists opportunities to minister, even when they are teenage juggling evangelists who wear clown makeup."
If you are an evangelist and you want to connect with Dr. Luis Palau's ministry, I encourage you to join the Next Generation Alliance. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Please Pray for Belize

The biggest outreach our ministry has ever done is rapidly approaching. On July 22, we will endeavor to reach an entire nation with the Gospel at the Belize Festival of Hope. We have been working on this project for over two years now and in my letters over the last few months, I have been telling you about many of the details of this historic event. 

I just returned from a two-week set-up trip to Belize. On this trip I traveled to cities all over Belize in order to meet with pastors, organize publicity teams, arrange places for all of our team members to stay, and to do television and radio appearances on the biggest media stations in the country. There is tremendous excitement among the local churches and the entire country is starting to talk about what is coming. Based on what people are saying, this is going to be the biggest evangelistic event in the history of Belize.

GOOD NEWS: Our food container with over 270,000 meals for the children of Belize has arrived in country. Plus, our book container with 30,000 Bibles made it through the port and is standing ready.

Can You Help?
One of my friends asked me a couple of days ago, “What can I do to help you reach Belize with the Gospel?” I replied, “All the ground work has been completed, now the best thing you can do to help us is PRAY.”

I know that nothing can succeed without God’s help. At this point, I am asking all of my friends to help me bathe the Belize Festival of Hope in prayer. Can you join us in this effort? You may not be going with us to Belize, but your prayers will help us lead people to Jesus.

Prayer for Belize
Here are some prayer points for you as you join us in this effort to impact an entire nation for Jesus.

* Pray for July 22, 2017 - the day of the Belize Festival of Hope. “Can a nation be saved in a day?” (Isaiah 66:8).

*  Pray for Dean Barrow, the Prime Minister of Belize. Pray for all the Cabinet Members. Pray for the National Assembly of Belize. Pray for all the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Pray for the legislators to have wisdom and to make laws that are just and fair. “When the righteous rule, the people rejoice…” (Proverbs 29:2).

* Pray for San Ignacio and the district of Cayo. Pray for Belmopan, the capital of Belize. Pray for Belize District and Belize City, the economic hub of Belize. Pray for Corozal district, next to Mexico. Pray for Orange Walk District. Pray for Stan Creek District and Dangriga. Pray for Hopkins. Pray for Toledo District and Punta Gorda. Pray for San Pedro Island and Caye Caulker.

* Pray for the children and youth of Belize. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14).

*Pray for unity among all the churches of Belize. Pray for revival among the churches. Pray for believers across Belize to hunger for more of God. “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1).

* IMPORTANT: Pray for good weather during the Festival of Hope. “…even the wind and the sea obey Him!” (Mark 4:41).

* Pray for every person in Belize to have an encounter with God Almighty during the Festival of Hope. Pray for the love of Christ to be manifested across the nation. Pray for many salvations at the Belize Festival of Hope. “God our savior...wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4). Pray for the hearts of Belize to be open to the Gospel.

* Pray for supernatural provision for the Belize Festival of Hope. “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

* IMPORTANT: Pray for the follow-up that will happen after the Festival of Hope. Pray for every convert to become a disciple. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19).

Please keep the Belize Festival of Hope on your prayer list between now and July 22. Your prayers will make a difference.

Your missionary,

Daniel King

P.S. Your financial gift this month will help us reach Belize with the Gospel. We still need about $12,000 over the next thirty days in order to make this vision come to pass. Your generosity is much needed and appreciated. Click HERE to GIVE.