Book Table Outreach

Here is a photo outreach report for your edification. Back on October 11, I was able to join friends from the Arabic speaking church for a “book table outreach” at the Arabic Cultural Festival in San Francisco. Besides being a favorite outreach event, it is always a joy to reunite and share loving fellowship with these brothers and sisters. The table was loaded with free Bibles, gospel booklets, tracts and videos in several languages. All day long people crowded our little corner of the room, where believers lovingly and boldly witnessed and read the Bible out loud to anyone who would listen.

DSC01756 Pastor Yousef witnessed to these young men from Saudi Arabia who are here for college.

DSC01761Emir witnessing to more international college students!

DSC01763These young men are from three different North African countries. They have also come here for college. The young man on the left was very interested in hearing what Yousef had to say.

DSC01770This sister spent hours reading the Bible aloud to others and sharing the Gospel with many people. Here she is with this very curious young woman, who had questions (and wanted to debate) but ended up mostly just listening.

DSC01772Meanwhile, while our sister was reading the Bible aloud and preaching the gospel to the young woman conversationally, these men were trying not to look like they were listening intently.

DSC01773Eventually, she drew them in as they and several others listened to her share Truth from the Bible about our Savior. After this, these people went and stood around pastor Yousef while he talked about the Lord to them, and our sister went on to speak to others.

For the entire day, people were coming to the table to take tracts, Bibles and DVDs, and to listen to believers share the Gospel. Some folks were standing around reading their gospel booklets. The “Bible book table” was a very busy and crowded place all day. But on the other side of the room, except for the two hosts, the “Islam” table (stacked with Korans) stood vacant and quiet all day.

It is thrilling to see and meet these people from some very closed Muslim countries. Oh that God may add them to His Kingdom! He has brought them to this place that they may hear the truth about Jesus; that He is God, and that He is the sin bearer. He has brought them that they may hear of His mercy and grace towards us, in coming down to visit us..

To shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Lk.1:79

Here is the photo album:


6 thoughts on “Book Table Outreach

  1. WWWOW!!!! This is absolutely wonderful, Loretta! Very exciting indeed! What an awesome witness story and, I am sure, a thrilling experience for you to be a part of all that.

    I like the photo of the two guys who were trying not to look as though they were listening. I see that all that time when I’m preaching on the street. It is so easy to tell by their body language that they are truly drawn into what is being said but are trying to hide it.

    I pray for them, but not before a small inner chuckle. God is so good! Great post.

  2. Paul hi… It’s always a thrill to see God’s people exalting the Lord Jesus to others, and it is always amazing to watch God working in people as they hear His Word. This kind of venue is interesting because, instead of going out to someone, you watch the Lord literally bring people to you, that they may hear of Him. It is amazing how He brings people out of spiritual darkness into His wonderful Light. Most of these people went home with gospel literature in their first language. Some of them stayed around for hours, listening and asking questions.

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