Who is Satan? Where did he come from? What is his destiny? What are his tactics? How can I resist him? These are all important questions to answer if we are to “wage the good warfare” (1 Tim 1:18) against the enemy of our souls and our Lord.
The Great Commission speaks of going into all the world and telling the Good News of Jesus Christ. What if the world came to you? That is what has happened at Venice Beach on Ocean Front Walk. Lighting The Way ministries, led by Dwayna Litz, exists to share God’s grace to people from all over the world. Lighting The Way seeks not only to share the Gospel with others, but also to provide a platform where the Christian community in Southern CA can join in to be equipped in evangelism, as well. A variety of individuals, students, and church groups have worked the booth and have come away strengthened and challenged…LTW also helps build trust among the beach locals and the vendors for long term relationships. I have had the privilege of discipling one-on-one someone who came to our church, after being invited from LTW. That person has taken off in his walk with God. It is exciting to be a part of Lighting The Way Worldwide, spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ around the world.JasonPastor, Evanston Bible ChurchEvanston, IL
Amanda and I went with three women from Sonrise Church (Amy Hall, Awilda, and Michelle Spieler) to hand out bagels to the homeless and pass out tracts on the Venice Boardwalk...I had prayed the day before...over Venice Beach... The people seemed much more receptive than last time. Amanda remarked that more people seemed open to receive the tracts and fliers, and that’s when I remembered that I had prayed specifically for God to bind the powers of darkness, so they could not interfere with what we were doing. Most of the people selling their wares and trinkets down there are selling occult things, giving psychic readings and fortune-telling, etc...The devil has a hold on that territory, but we were able to go in and spread the "glorious light of the gospel of Jesus Christ" today...We gave out fliers and tracts (even in other languages) to people there between 8:00 and 9:30 this morning. We spoke to the homeless, who took most of the bagels, the joggers and walkers, the ones just having coffee and reading the paper, and the vendors setting up their shops or tables. We are rejoicing in the Lord’s goodness in allowing us to spread the Word and plant the seed of the gospel, and we pray that it has fallen on good ground, and that He will produce His harvest through it.Dorothea HooperLove Lifted Me RecoveryVenice, CA