Revival in NM & Divine Door to the Philippines

God is alive and well in the deserts of New Mexico! Here is the report of what the Lord did last week in the “Harvest Festival” we conducted in Logan, New Mexico, as well as details about our project next week in the Philippines.

revival-in-nm-01With a population of approximately 900 people, the town of Logan had the seeds of the Gospel of Jesus Christ spread all over their community! Logan First Baptist Church, which has a Sunday church attendance of 120 people, prayed and prepared for several weeks for this event that happened October 16-19. A total of 33 people made a public decision for Jesus Christ, and out of those, 18 were first time salvation decisions! One was an 8-year-old boy, and when I asked him what his decision was, he said he accepted Jesus. I then asked him, “If you just accepted Jesus, then where is He right now?” He pointed to his left side and said, “Oh, Jesus is right here by my side…and He is in my heart too!” Their church has begun the follow-up of each person who made a life-changing decision for Christ!

Next week, I leave for our next international mission! November 7-13, I will be in Manila, Philippines, a city of 12,000,000 people. We are conducting FIVE strategic Community Crusades throughout a targeted region of Manila. Our Philippine event director has trained 100 leaders, 20 from each area, for these events, and these leaders are ready for both pre-event personal evangelism and post-event follow-up of the people who turn to Christ! Plus, as extensions of these Community Crusades, I will be speaking in several public schools for DRUG AWARENESS PROGRAMS.

Marijuana and “shabu,” which in the USA is called methamphetamine, are widely used by youth in Manila, and I will address the dangers of such drugs. What is different about some third-world countries, such as the Philippines, is that we are able to proclaim the GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST in the public schools! From 1993-2005, the Philippines held the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest high school in the world! God willing, we will be sharing the Message of THE CROSS with between 10,000-20,000 students, of which 80% are not born-again Christians!

This is an enormous open door to lead thousands of young people to Jesus Christ! In the photo below, from Manila in 2012, I am speaking to 5,000 students, one-half of that school’s population. Then, in the photo above, students in Manila are responding to Jesus Christ through a personal prayer of repentance and faith! God willing, next week we will see many more young people turn to Christ—and you can help us reach them!

revival-in-nm-02You can help us to SAVE SOULS & CHANGE LIVES next week in the Philippines! Your gift designated to “Philippines Mission 2016” will help us to reach many families, and thousands of students, with the love of Jesus Christ! Plus, we are providing training & giving resources to the 100 church leaders mobilized for these events. You can give online with no credit card transaction fees at! And, you can give on your mobile by texting GIVE to 832-271-3353. Thank you for your help!

On to Asia with the Good News,


Scott Nute

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Being Perfect Stinks

perfect-pic“Your room is perfect!” A friend said this to me after seeing my room in college for the first time. I asked, “What do you mean?” They replied, “Everything is in perfect alignment; even the papers and pens on your desk are in perfect proportion and distance from the edges and the corners.” My friend was right. I hadn’t even noticed this before, and it got me thinking, “Yeah…why do I have my room and things so ‘perfect?’”

This seemingly “insignificant” event was used by the Lord to stir new thoughts inside my mind and heart. I started asking myself questions like, “Have I become one of those weird people who do weird things and have weird quirks?” Such questions drew my mind to the past when I had encountered other people doing “weird” things that seemed strange but “harmless.” Such as, one person I knew vacuumed the carpet in their entire house almost every day. I found out this person couldn’t stand it when people walked on the carpet and left footprints. So, they vacuumed daily to get the carpet fibers all leaning in the same direction.

Then there is a guy I played baseball with. He was a pitcher, and just about every time he prepared to throw a pitch he would tap his hand on the top of his cap. This same teammate also took 5-6 showers every day. I thought to myself, “He can’t stink that bad…why so much showering? I barely take one shower a day, do I need more showers so I don’t stink?”

Years later, at around the age of 27, I began “RECOVERY.” Meaning, I began to deal with my “weird” quirks, which were actually symptoms and “covers.” My “covers” were connected to emotional confusion, which was connected to depression and internal friction, which was connected to pain deep inside my heart and mind. In other words, the dots of my life journey to that point began to be connected and “uncovered.” When I began to ask myself these questions, and answered these questions with honesty, my mind seemed to quietly open up, and I began to understand myself, and others, and the world around me, better.

As I look back, I now know that my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, began to reveal truth to me back then. As I moved out of denial about my issues and stopped “overspiritualizing” so many things, I realized, and understood, life on an entirely new level. I realized the reason that person vacuumed the carpet every day had nothing to do with removing dirt, but rather it was a distraction they used in an attempt to deny, and not deal with, whatever deeper, unresolved issues they had inside. The same with my baseball teammate; his cap tapping and numerous daily showers were symptoms of something deeper going on inside of him.

The more I dug into my weird behaviors and the emotions hiding beneath these behaviors, the truth came out—I was trying to be perfect! Without being fully conscious of it, my “perfect” room was me attempting to compensate for how “imperfect” I felt in the core of who I was. On the fringe of my personality existed a young man scared to admit to himself, and to others, and especially to God, that he had some quirks, and some issues, and some pain. I attempted to control these deep reservoirs of pain and insecurity by being compulsively focused on my external behaviors. I was trying to be perfect on the outside to balance how horribly imperfect I felt on the inside. I reached a point where I smacked myself in the face, yanked my hair, and said to myself, “Scott, snap out of it…being perfect stinks! Trying to be perfect is exhausting! Attempting perfection is frustrating! Hiding behind perfectionism is not God’s plan for my life! The time has come for me to stop this painful and pressurized pursuit of perfection and to begin making changes in my life! Jesus…please help me to change.”

Well, I’m sure you are not surprised to hear that this was a major turning point in my life, and in my recovery, and in my ministry! As I began to learn more, and to heal more, and to grow more as a person, it was like being “born-again AGAIN!” I began to experience life with less of a “weight” on my emotions and my mind…the world was lifted off my back, so to speak. Life became easier and more manageable. I began to experience that this new NOT BEING PERFECT approach to life was so much easier and healthier! I began to intentionally leave my desk messy and tell myself, “Jesus loves messy people! Jesus loves weird people! Jesus adores quirky people! Jesus delights in those of us who are imperfect!”

I am now in my 22nd year of recovery; working through perfectionism was one of the initial phases. I still have my quirks and “weirdnesses,” but they’ve greatly diminished and are deflated of the former drive and wounded emotions that fueled them. Even today, those old “habits” and “tapes” will begin to replay inside of me. But, now I quickly recognize them and shift my focus from external behaviors to what is really happening in my heart, mind, emotions, and spirit. I look to my insides to find out what is really going on by asking Jesus to help me. My desk today is nowhere near perfect. Actually, as I write this, I look to my right and there is my desk…dusty, with open books, objects strewn about, and all kinds of stuff scattered haphazardly, and I say aloud to my desk (and to all attempts to perfectionism), “Let the dust arise and let the papers and the junk compound on my desk…I do not care because Jesus, and my family, and my friends, love and accept me just as I am—imperfect!”

Do you mind if I ask you…are you trying to be perfect like I tried to be? Or, are you weird, and quirky, and imperfect like me? Or, maybe you haven’t really thought about such things before? Maybe today would be the day you can express the courage inside of you—through Jesus Christ—and begin to explore and dig a little bit…it could change your life.

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens [and are trying to be perfect], and I will give you rest.”

– Jesus Christ
Matthew 10:39

If I can be of help in any way, be sure and let me know. Our ministry is here to serve, and to help, and to love on, imperfect people!

Not perfect and loving it…and living it,


Scott Nute

Scott Nute October 13, 2016 Filed in Blog 2 Responses