The Most Important Purpose in World History

e-team01When God opens a door, it is open and it cannot be closed! I am happy to share with you that the “door” for our E-Video Team ministry has opened even wider, and our 6th team was added to our growing international video outreach & training ministry! “The gate to the nations is broken, and its doors have swung open to me,” Ezekiel 26:2. God gave me this verse as final confirmation to restart my ministry in May 2011, and this verse is happening in ways I never, ever, imagined!

e-team02Our Pakistan E-Video Team leader, “Mike,” who came to know Jesus a few years ago through our website, was visiting a bookshop months ago to purchase Bibles. While there, he met a Pakistani evangelist we will call “Norman.” As they got to know each other and felt it was “safe” to discuss Christian ministry, Mike told Norman about our video ministry, and how God is using it to both win and train Pakistani people with the Gospel. The result: we added our 2nd E-Video Team in Pakistan led by Norman! Because of the generous support you give to our ministry, we were able to provide Norman with resources to show our video, such as a TV, and salvation tracts, and Bibles, and rice (top photo, people eatine-team03g the Indian rice we gave to them called “Biryani”)! Here is what Norman (in 2nd photo with wife and kids) said after his first video event as a partner in our ministry, “I am amazed to see that 14 people came to accept Jesus, and I never saw this in my previous work that large number of people came to Jesus.” Two weeks later, Norman met with 11 of these new Christians (3rd photo) to assist in their discipleship, and he said about these new believers, “It is their first experience they found happiness inside!”

e-team04Our E-Video Team in India conducted video & food events in 4 villages the past month. The gratitude they express for the equipment and resources our ministry provides to them is real! In the 4th photo notice the joy in their faces as they are in their van on their way to another village to share the Gospel (a box of our salvation tracts are on top of the van). They saw 40 people accept Jesus Christ this month, fed dozens of people with rice, and distributed Bibles to new believers (bottom photo shows women who recently turned to Christ receiving their new Bibles).

Our Event Director in the Philippines, Pastor Lourdman Cabuenos, began 2 months ago mobilizing & training close to 200 churches for our February 2018 Crusade in the capital city of the Philippines—Manila! e-team05This looks to be the largest and most extensive evangelistic & training event we have ever done! By the time the crusade happens, over 8,000 local church members will be trained in personal evangelism and follow-up ministry! And, up to 500 Christians will be trained to be Counselors at the crusade and in the follow-up efforts.

You & I are involved in THE MOST IMPORTANT PURPOSE to ever exist in world history…evangelizing and winning people to Jesus Christ! Nothing you and I do in our lives will EVER come close to having more eternal significance than leading people to Jesus Christ! Thank you for teaming with, and for believing in, this ministry! Together, we are getting it done!

Till He comes…we go,

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Houston’s First Baptist Challenge Gift

september-01Exciting reports from across the globe! Let me start with our recent Peru project: August 7th-13th we were in Iquitos, Peru, where we preached the Gospel at 5 Community Crusades, and in 2 private school outreach programs on Drug Awareness (public schools closed due to a spontaneous teachers strike). At our Pastors’ Conference there were 22 church leaders and we shared messages on systematic theology and personal evangelism, and we provided ministry resources to these leaders. In addition, we took the Gospel to tribes who live on the Amazon River (top photo). God moved everywhere we went, and 195 Peruvians turned to Jesus Christ!

september-02God has blessed our new E-Video Team ministry! So far this year, our teams have seen 1,133 people make decisions to follow Jesus Christ! Our E-Teams work with local churches (if any are present) to reach the lost, the hungry, and the poor in slums and villages throughout third-world countries! Along with sharing the love of Jesus Christ, our teams also share basic food like rice (photo right, 200 lb of rice that our India Team distributed to villages of Indian people) to those who attend the events; plus, we also share salvation tracts and, as we are able, Bibles. Here are reports from some recent E-Team Video Events:

INDIA: Our India leader, “Bob,” conducted E-Video Events in numerous Indian villages. Our team gave rice portions and tracts to everyone who came to listen to our video message—september-04The Cross! So far this year, 122 people have received Jesus Christ in these villages! One testimony is from the woman in the third photo, who is blind, holding the bag of rice we gave to her. Bob said, “she is a blind lady…she heard with her ears and accepted Jesus as her personal Savior!” Bob is busy now with the follow-up and giving Bibles to new Christians, and he is preparing future E-Events in more Indian villages!

NEPAL: Our Nepal leader, “Rusty,” conducted our E-Video Events in local Nepalese churches (there are 83 churches in Rusty’s region alone where we plan to conduct video events). Our team gave salvation tracts and snacks to everyone who came to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ! september-03In the 4th photo below, Rusty and his wife pray over 2 ladies they led to Christ during the video event follow-up!

PAKISTAN: Our Pakistan leader, “Mike,” provided snacks and juice to those who attended our E-Events, which are conducted in secret due to the radical Islam in Pakistan. Mike has seen 62 people commit to Christ this year! He regularly meets with the new Christians to teach them the Bible and provide study resources (bottom photo). So far, we have given 50 Bibles to new Pakistani Christians in their language, Urdu, and we plan to purchase and give more!september-05

My home church, Houston’s First Baptist Church, has donated an $11,250 Challenge Gift to our ministry with this challenge to our donors and friends…to not just meet, but to double, their gift! Meeting this challenge will provide $33,750 to our ministry, and will greatly help us develop our E-Event Video Teams ministry…enabling them to continue sharing the Gospel, and giving food, Bibles, and resources, to people living in the most desperate conditions in the world! Meeting this challenge will also help us continue our evangelistic crusade events, church ministry training, drug awareness school programs, Bible & tract distribution, and free transportation to people who attend our crusades. Will you please help us meet this challenge gift? Your special donation can be designated to “Houston’s First Baptist Challenge Gift.” Thank you for your help!

Sincerely,

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Scott Nute

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Peru Amazon Project August 2017

peru01One of my favorite things to do is go to a country I have not been to before to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and add a new country to our global ministry network! I am traveling to the country of Peru for the first time August 7-13th!  We will conduct ministries in Peru like we have in other countries we’ve visited (see photos on right).

peru02One thing Peru is known for is the Amazon River (photo left), which runs through their country. This river is the largest in the world with a length over 4,000 miles, and a width of
120 miles in some places. What a unique experience it will be to—as Jesus told us—be “fishers of men” along the Amazon River!

We will conduct several Community Crusades (such as in India, top right photo, 2012) throughout the region of Iquitos, Peru, which is a part of the “trunk” of the Amazon River. My friend Pastor Mike McGuire from Hobbs, NM, who is fluent in Spanish, will be joining me once again. Together, we will be proclaiming Christ and calling people to repent and come to THE CROSS!

In tandem with these outreach events, we will be taking our Drug Awareness Program into several public schools and universities! We will have the freedom to share the Good News of Christ and invite all the students (like the Uganda students in 2013, second right photo) to say Yes to Jesus! We will also be speaking in a Seminary. We are partnering with The Gideons International of Peru, and we will be giving Bibles to every student we reach (left photo below, Philippine women receiving both Bibles & tracts in their language in 2012)!

peru03On one day of this project we will host a Pastor’s Conference (middle photo, Pastor’s Conference, Haiti, 2011)! Mike will be sharing practical messages about the life and ministry of a pastor. I will do training on personal evangelism (like I did in an underground church in China in 2009, fourth photo right). We will distribute 20,000 salvation tracts in Spanish to the pastors to use in their ministries, and give tracts to every student and person we reach in Peru!

Unique outreaches we are doing will reach tribes who live along the Amazon River area, such as the Chayahuitas tribe in the bottom photo. What a joy it will be to share the love of Jesus Christ with Peruvian tribes of people, and to help them connect with a local church!

If you would like to help send me to Peru to Reach, Win, & Train people with the Gospel, please consider donating a specific contribution at this time to our Peru Amazon Project, August 2017. Your support and prayers are really appreciated—Thank You!

Onward to the Amazon in Peru,

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E-Event Teams around the world – Meet “Mike” from Pakistan

meet-mikeEarlier this year a vision of mine became reality when our ministry started conducting Electronic Evangelistic Video Events (E-Events) in other nations. During these events we show a custom-made translatable video of one of my sermons—THE CROSS! Our E-Event Team partners are showing this video in, and around, a section of the world called the 10/40 Window, where many Christians are in “high risk” of persecution…and we want to help these courageous Christians!

So far this year our E-Event video has been shown in India, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and South Sudan, with 973 people making public decisions to repent and accept Jesus Christ! Plus, we are providing free training and discipleship materials to our partners that is helping them in both their personal spiritual growth, and in the follow-up of those they are leading to Christ! And, as able, we are providing Bibles to the new Christians. Below is a testimony and photos from our Pakistan E-Event Team partner, “Mike.” Two years ago Mike received Christ through our website. Now, he is bravely using our resources to reach his people in the dangerous Islamic country of Pakistan!

“I am married and have three children (top photo), I live in Pakistan. My father was a hindu temple priest. Being a hindu I used to worship idols and offered sacrifices to the hindu gods in temple. I never get any satisfaction not even I got any peace in my life. Once I was searching about other religions on internet, I found a website www.scottnute.org this led me to learn so many new things about Christianity…like love, death of Jesus, Resurrection, faith and Free Salvation. I came to accept Jesus in my life and when I prayed to God I felt such a joy and peace in my life that I never experienced before. I was given more material to study and learn more deeply the word of God. I was also very afraid if my people know about me having contact with Christians they might give me troubles. I was in secret to learn and grown spiritually. I prayed to God for His protection. I found a Christian bookshop in my area where I purchased Bible in my native language Urdu. I started to teach my wife about these things and I found she came to accept Jesus in her life. We both read Bible every day and prayed…God gave us His calling to share things to other hindu people in our area. We are always careful. We are using a video called “THE CROSSfrom Pastor Scott. We conduct video event and invite people that seem to be interested to learn about Jesus so I interpret this video (second photo) and people learn about it with great interest…during last four video events there were about 230 men, women and children came to attend it and 46 came to accept Jesus as their personal Lord & Savior. We also are doing follow-up meetings with them (third photo, Mike on left) where we gave Bibles in our language Urdu (bottom photo, Mike with Bible) to each who accepted Jesus to teach more things about God. The support we receive from people who give to Scott Nute’s ministry has great impact in our lives and is helping us reach many people and we bought and gave Bibles to all new Christians. We want to thank those God’s people. We need prayers for our safety and continue to do video events so many come to accept Jesus.”

Thank you for your support and prayers that are—literally—changing lives all around the world! If you like, you can donate specifically to our E-Event Teams…and help us continue to provide equipment, tracts, Bibles, and training, to “Mike,” and our other E-Event Teams, that they will use to continue to Reach, Win, & Train their people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Next month, I will share details of our upcoming project in the Amazon of Peru!

For nations, cities, towns, and villages,

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Scott Nute

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High Chair Food: ME, MY, & MINE

High-Chair-Food--ME,-MY,-&-MINEHas your family ever had get-togethers when they bring out the ancient family pictures and films? My mom was the typical mother who took lots of photos of her two boys. Some photos were of my brother and I as babies propped up in our high chairs being spoon-fed Gerber’s baby food. And, of course, most of the food ended up on our faces, heads, ears, etc. Can you imagine how absurdly strange it would be to see me now, at age 50, sitting in a high chair being spoon-fed?

Comfortable beds and couches. Ever-running air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter. Constant and immediate access to high-definition TVs, satellite movies, and smart phone calls and texts…all at the touch of a button to meet every whim that flashes through our minds and emotions. In other words…has the Christian church in the United States of America (and in all developed countries) become the most “spoon-fed” country in the history of the world? If we are painfully honest, it is safe to say that the bulk of most Christians’ lives consist of ME, MY, & MINE—MY family, MY children, MY home, MY job, MY church, MY retirement account, MY bank account, MY vacation, MY schedule…MY SECURITY! These “things” should be, and are, important to you and I, but just how “important” to us are they? Here is an easy way to test this: on a piece of paper (I already did this and it was eye-opening) make categories and—honestly—put the number of daily hours we spend for work, family, kids, friends, entertainment, sleep, exercise, Bible study, prayer, etc. Then, put the numbers for the hours (or minutes) each day we directly spend: 1) doing, or planning, to share our Christian faith verbally with someone; and 2) doing, or planning, how to help Christians grow in their faith; and 3) doing, or planning, how we can use food, water, shelter, etc, as a platform for evangelism and discipleship, not just “good” Christian humanitarian things we do as a replacement for actually sharing the Gospel verbally with other people. Then, multiply these numbers out over 365 days, which is one year. Now, what percentage of our time is honestly used for building God’s Kingdom worldwide via personal evangelism, and personal discipleship, and mission’s involvement? What percentage of our time is truly used in the Great Commission?

A danger of being an American is our American lifestyle! We are born into this lifestyle “system,” and this system conditions us. We WILL easily become inoculated by the American culture if we are not intentional in allowing God to somehow “disturb” our comfort and reveal to us not if, but how, our American culture has, and is, affecting and effecting and infecting us. Some of the most “hardened” and “logical” and “theoretical” and “spoon-fed” Christians we may know are active in church, they are “nice” Christians. They have access to more material resources and finances than many Christians, yet they squeeze out a 10% tithe feeling they are doing God a favor when they should be giving much more than just the “minimum” tithe. Me, My, & Mine Christians have allowed the “willful blindness” surrounding our American culture as their choice to NEVER share their faith, and to NEVER personally go every year or two on short-term mission trips? In other words, how many Christians in America, and all around the world, have a Christian ministry commitment equivalent to the photo at the top of this blog…adults in high chairs being spoon-fed a diet of “self-absorbed narcissistic Christianity”…adults propped up in their high chairs, dangling their feet, living an “easy & safe & comfortable” Christian life, while stuffing themselves with the 3 most popular Gerber baby food flavors found in the jars labeled, ME, MY, & MINE. From their high-chairs Me, My, & Mine Christians use every “excuse” imaginable to not, for example, go on a short-term international mission trip. Here are some of the most popular excuses, some of satan’s favorites: “I can’t go on missions ‘til I have more money saved,” (as if God is not able to cover our mission trip expense through our Christian friends, family, and church). Or, “I can’t go on missions ‘til my kids are grown,” (as if family or friends are not able to watch the kids for a week as their parents set a Godly example for their kids by going to the nations for Christ). Or, “I can’t take time off work,” (as if they can’t use their vacation, or part of it, for a mission trip instead of spending their entire vacation on another Me, My, & Mine trip). Or, “The Lord has called me to serve just in my city & area.” Jesus Christ said in Acts 1:8, “You WILL be my witnesses in Jerusalem [local], and in all Judea [region/state] and Samaria [state/national], and to the ends of the earth [international].” I wonder what it will be like for such Christians who NEVER share their faith with anyone and who NEVER go on mission trips…I really wonder what Jesus will say to them? Perhaps Jesus will simply quote Himself using His verse in the paragraph below…

At times, in an attempt to shake, and agitate, and discipline us as Christians, Jesus Christ said some unusual and “offensive” things that cut through all of our fluff and “manure.” To separate the “men from the boys,” so to speak, and to find out who was dead serious about following and serving Him, Jesus said the following as a litmus test in Luke 14:26, “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.” Perhaps a reason Jesus said this “harsh” statement was because He knew Christians, in various ways and levels, will use their family—even their own children—as an “excuse” to not be fully committed to GOING to the world with His message. The word “hate” here in Greek means “to renounce one choice in favor of another” and “to love less.” Are you and I “hating” our father and mother? Are we “hating” our wives and husbands (those who are married)? Are we “hating” our children (those who have children)? Are we “hating” our brothers and sisters? Are we “hating” ourselves? In other words, who do we really love most…family, spouse, children, ourselves, or Jesus? The answers to these questions, which are proven by our actions and choices, will be plastered in eternity as the evidence of our lives on earth!

Before finishing this blog I took a long and deep dissection of my life in every area…not to be legalistic or mean or harsh, but just out of intentional curiosity. If I am totally honest with you I must say…I do enjoy the comforts I have in being an American. Chances are I have much less “stuff” than most Americans do because I am single with no kids, and I am used to not having much in the area of material things. But, I do very much enjoy my one-bedroom carpeted apartment that has non-stop air and heat and warm shower water. I also like my 2001 Ford Escape SUV. I confess I spend too much time watching the 32-inch high-def TV some of our donors bought me seven years ago after an apartment fire ruined the few hand-me-downs I had for years (moving 13 times in 16 years meant traveling light; after the fire my “stuff” increased thanks to God’s gracious people who helped). I am also grateful for my bank accounts, and for the retirement account our ministry started for me 2 years ago. I do enjoy the food and milk and soda (I definitely drink too much soda!) in my fridge. I really enjoy watching endless baseball games on ESPN and the reruns of Friends and Seinfeld as I lay on my soft couch while flipping the channels—with tremendous speed—on my remote. And, without any doubt whatsoever, I adore my memory foam bed! Why I am not even sure I could, or would, survive without air conditioning, and heat, and clean drinking and showering water. What I would do without a vehicle, or TV, or internet, is unimaginable…these things are fused into my very being as an American! The comforts of America are so deeply “engraved” in me that whenever they are removed, if even for a few days, I am so uncomfortable I feel stressed! During the frequent international outreach trips I take several times each year, my comfort zone gets mad at me and at Jesus and at everyone…my cozy American flesh gets cranky on every evangelistic trip I take when I inevitably get jet lag, and when I get traveler’s diarrhea, and when I can’t find out the baseball scores due to no internet access, etc, etc, etc! But…I am 100% confident I would much rather be “uncomfortable” serving out in God’s Great Commission than to remain “comfortable” in my high chair eating my Gerber’s.

So, the goal of this blog is not necessarily to make us squirm and feel “guilty” (at least not too much) because we as Americans (or other developed countries) live in the wealthiest and most luxurious country in the history of the world. Rather, my motive is to ask all of us—for the sake of our own temporal and eternal fulfillment & fruit—what number totals did we come up with from the sheet of paper from earlier in this blog? When we hold that paper in the mirror and look at ourselves, what do we see: OPTION 1) honest Christians who are conditioned by, and appreciative of, the comforts God has allowed us to have in the USA (and other developed countries)…in the mirror do we see Christians who, in spite of our American comforts, are still truly fulfilling our individual roles in the Great Commission? Or, OPTION 2) in the mirror do we see Christians who have become so “spoiled” and “theoretical” and “cozy” in our Christian life that we (I) sit in our (MY) high chair, munching on and slurping down our (MY) Gerber’s, and reading our (MY) Bible and going to our (MY) church, while having no intention whatsoever of…EVER getting involved in local and international missions, and no intention of EVER verbally sharing our faith with lost people, and no intention of EVER somehow helping Christians around the world—those millions of Christians who basically have nothing compared to what we have, those Christians who are being hurt, persecuted, and even killed, just because they love Jesus and they are willing to risk their lives to live for, and to tell about, Him? So, which one are we, which one are you…OPTION 1 or 2?

For shaking, agitating, and emptying, the high chairs,

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Scott Nute

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