Strength in Numbers

“STRENGTH IN NUMBERS!” This saying is a Biblical principle found in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!”

strength01strength02I am very grateful to God for the team He has brought together in our ministry! As an old baseball player, I appreciate, and realize, the importance of each team member being fully focused on his or her individual role, while at the same time understanding that individual roles are for the greater good of the team. The first person we added to our Latin America team was Victor Almendarez (in photo on the left with me). Pastor Victor was the key person God used as the “door” to open up the Spanish-speaking world to our ministry. He is a pastor in Gracias, Honduras, and has a wife, Virgilia, and five children. Victor has now organized 5 crusades for our ministry and as a result, to this point, over 3,300 people have made life-changing decisions for Christ! Also, Victor has trained 370 Christians for ministry service during the advance mobilization for our events. In addition to being a pastor and a director for our crusades, over the past 16 years Victor has helped plant 36 churches (one in a prison) in numerous villages and mountains in Western Honduras (in photo above Victor is baptizing people in the river for one of his mountain churches). Your support enabled our ministry to give a portable sound system to Victor’s ministry, which is used in various ways, such as sharing the Gospel at youth outreaches (photo to right). Plus, we have given over 15,000 salvation tracts in Spanish that they use all the time, like in medical mission clinics (photo bottom right, tracts being read by visitors waiting to see a doctor at a medical clinic). Praise the Lord for our dedicated team members…because of your support, our ministry is continually able “to equip the saints for works of ministry.”

strength03Please join us in prayer for the continued follow-up, church connection, and discipleship of the 1,097 people who decided for Christ (such as the young mom with her baby girl to the left) at our recent Crusade & School Program project in Sonaguera, Honduras, May 25-28. Pray for God to raise them up into “normal” New Testament Christians who actually share their faith verbally with other people, and who are willing to leave their routine and their comfort and their security for the sake of the cross!

We would appreciate it if you would pray for our team as we continue preparations for upcoming events. And, please pray for me as decisions are made in regard to where to go for future ministry opportunities. Best wishes!

In His strength,

Scott Nute

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Over 1,000 Hondurans turn to Christ!

1000-Hondurans-01Yesterday—May 29th—we returned from Sonaguera, Honduras! The Regionwide Crusade we conducted May 25-28 had a broad-reaching impact! Located near the North coast with a population of 40,000 people, Sonaguera is a “subculture” within Honduras and has various forms of religious and cultural idolatry blended into their society. At the conclusion of the crusade and school programs, the local crusade chairman said, “this is the first time the churches in our area have conducted an event of this magnitude, and the event had a tremendous impact in our community. I had people come to me at the conclusion of the crusade and say, ‘I am not a Christian yet, but I would like to go to your church to hear more about it.’”

1000-Hondurans-02Over 3,000 people gathered in a soccer field to listen to what the Bible says about life and death. When the GOOD NEWS was proclaimed and an opportunity was presented to the crowds of people to respond, 125 men, women, youth, and children decided to accept, and to begin following, Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior! Those who made decisions for Christ were joined by Counselors who had been trained weeks in advance by our Honduran Crusade Director, Pastor Victor Almendarez (right top photo). After the people made the greatest decision of their lives—to say yes to Jesus Christ—the Counselors (right bottom photo) began the follow-up of each person by getting their personal contact information and connecting them to a local church.

In tandem with the Crusade, our partner Honduran evangelist, Frank Salazar (2nd photo above), and our team member, Pastor Mike McGuire (photo on right), spoke in local public schools and universities. Accompanied by local pastors, Frank and Mike talked to the students about life issues they face, such as education and peer pressure and drugs and alcohol. Then, they used the Bible to show the students how God can be the most important part of their lives. Together, Frank and Mike led 972 students to repent of their personal sin and by faith turn to Jesus Christ! Some of these students then attended the Crusade and brought family and friends with them.

One of the things I am really looking forward to in Heaven is being able to introduce you personally to all of the people you have helped this ministry lead to Jesus Christ (1,097 individuals came to Christ in this project alone)! All of these people in other countries who make commitments to Christ through our events are real people with real souls. In Heaven, when you meet them face-to-face, you will then realize—FOR ALL ETERNITY—just how much of a changing impact your support made in their lives and in their eternities! Thank you for uniting with us in the eternal cause of Christ!

For The Kingdom,

Scott Nute

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