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Jehovah’s Witness Outreach Leeds Convention – 2015

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Romans 8:31 – What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

So for the 3rd year in a row, Leeds was ascended on by 10,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses and 15 Christians that love them enough to preach the truth to them.

You may wonder why we go and do this, I mean after all don’t most Jehovah’s Witnesses just ignore you? Yes most do, but we don’t go for the 9,998 people who ignore you and walk on, we go for the 2 that are just crying out for help.

Certainly this was true again this year, but because of how many people came to the outreach it meant that no matter what entrance or exit the Jehovah Witnesses will have seen Tony Brown’s sign…

Or one of the other signs….

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However while most walked on by, one man we shall call “David” actually stopped to talk. He has been a Jehovah’s Witness for 15 years. He was a Methodist and became a Jehovah’s Witness after his church could not answer his questions that Jehovah’s Witnesses gave him. He instantly wanted to talk about the Trinity and why it is a heresy. I asked him…”how many God’s do you obey?” he said “One, Jehovah”. I then asked …..”would you obey Jesus?”….you could see the cogs turning…..”Yes, I would obey Jesus, but I wouldn’t worship him”.

I said “Ok, but is Jesus not A God…John 1:1?” , “Yes he is A God, but not THE God”….”Oh, I said I thought you only obey ONE God, but you actually obey TWO Gods?? Is that right??”….you again could see the cogs turn. Then I showed him Isaiah 45:5 “I am JEHOVAH there is NO OTHER God beside me….but you believe Jesus is an “other God” don’t you? Shortly after he said “I have to go, but you have impressed me”. Through the whole the conversation someone was standing listening to the whole conversation as well. Trev and I prayed together and we hope a seed has been planted.

As John Steele and Jason Wright continued to preach, Christchurch in Leeds continued to give out flyers and engage people. At about 10 am everyone started to go in. Before then going for breakfast though we prayed over the morning’s activity, and then came my favourite part of the day…..

We started singing amazing grace, and then some other worship songs. However we hadn’t got any sheets with the words on, so we struggled on. Tony Brown then said “don’t worry the angels will be helping us”. Then we started singing “I lift my hands” but again forget the words…literally at that moment out of nowhere this sister came and joined the circle we were in and lead us in worship for that hymn!! She then said “may God bless you today” and then walked off, we have no idea who this sister was and likely will never see her again. Certainly the words of Tony Brown about the angels helping really did come true. It just gave me that really comfort that we were being watched and looked after by the Lord.

During the lunch time the arena emptied and once again we had an opportunity to speak to them. Although only about 20 leaflets were given out, one man almost snatched it out of Jason Wright’s hand and put it in his pocket. He then said “I’m with you”. It looked like this man had enough of the Watchtower and was on his way out.

So a blessed day once again in Leeds, a massive thanks to Janet and all from Christchurch in Leeds for your support and to all those that came to the outreach.

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4 Responses »

  1. Fantastic! We too are at a District Convention in California at this very moment. We Love these poor lost JW Souls as you so obviously do. Keep up the good work for Our King and Saviour. Those few who responded – we pray – will eventually be saved by Christ.

    Here’s what we say to the witnesses to open our preaching to them:

    “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God”

    2 Corinthians 5:20

    May God richly Bless you all.

  2. You’ve planted seeds , and the Lord is in control and He will draw Jw’s to Him because of your outreach to them .

  3. Keep up the good work. With all they it happening at the moment in Australia with the Royal Commission Enquiry, may many more JW’s ‘ see the light ‘

  4. I thank the Lord each day that there are people like yourselves going out and fishing for lost J W.

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