The bluest skies you’ve ever seen are in Seattle; a song by Perry Como. Growing up here in Seattle I always thought he obviously was not here most of the year. However in the summertime it is hard to be a nice day here in the Pacific Northwest. It has been absolutely beautiful, in the mid seventies and sunny everyday for the last couple of weeks. This makes the street preaching very easy not having to contend with the weather and the people are outside. I just spent a couple weeks here in the Seattle area. Some of my time was visiting friends and relatives, and in particular one friend of mine who has cancer. I was able to get out and preach several times in Seattle and in the city of Bellevue.
4th & Pine Street in Downtown Seattle – Summertime Crowds
Seattle 3rd & Pike
I was on the corner of 3rd & Pike. It was an interesting day. It was very difficult at first as people kept trying to interfere one way or another. The first man who came up that was friendly was Derek who took a large print Gospel and thanked me for being out there. He said it made his day. I had some interference by some people I would classify as demonized. Then an aid car and ambulance came and parked right by me to haul someone out of the Ross clothing store. Right after that the police arrested a woman (not sure why) right in front of me. I stopped preaching briefly then continued. Continue reading
Since the first of the year I have been in the San Francisco Bay Area in a holding pattern. I was able to take care of many doctor appointments and physical therapy for my back. Although not on the road to a far away place, I have been preaching in four major cities here; San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Berkeley. Sometimes these reports can be redundant so I will just share a few stories (highlights) from the different locations. This wraps up my time in the Bay Area as I will start to move toward the East Coast in the Spring and then to the Pacific Northwest come summer, the Lord willing.
As I write this blog I am in Los Angeles and will be here until the middle of next week. There are a few people here with me from the Bay Area also evangelizing. I will post something next week about the exciting things happening here. There are at least 4-5 people per outing that we have divine appointments with. It is hard to compile a list of all the people but please pray for those who may have been touched by the Gospel. Thank You!
Dave St Marie and I met at 13th & Broadway. I have not been on this particular corner in quite sometime. It got a little chilly as I preached. I had to use my stool because of my back and I ended up teaching a couple of passages; the narrow gate, and road to Emmaus. This was me branching out to more of a teaching ministry. I had a few hecklers including a semi blind man who insisted that Jesus never said “the blind leading the blind”. It goes to show you that people are really listening and one should be careful not to be taken out of context. Continue reading