By Will Hall, Message Editor
ALEXANDRIA – Andy Byon is convinced the best gift anyone can give for Christmas is God’s Word because it is essential to sharing the Gospel and for receiving salvation, and, he is enlisting supporters and volunteers to join him for the Natchitoches Christmas Festival as a participant in an evangelistic outreach to the 100,000 people who are expected to attend this year.
“Many in these crowds are unsaved,” said Byon, chairman of See The Light, a Bible distribution ministry. He is a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church, Horseshoe Drive, in Alexandria. “It is our hope that by placing a free New Testament in the hands of them, many will receive Christ as Savior and Lord, or at least have seeds planted which ultimately lead to their salvation.”
Byon is pushing to sign up volunteers to help hand out Bibles, December 3, and to convince supporters to help buy boxes of the Word.
“We see the potential to reach thousands,” Byon told the Baptist Message. “In fact, God blessed us to give out about 9,100 Bibles last year – and we witnessed a number of confessions of faith in Jesus.
“We believe the Lord has prepared a great harvest this year, as well,” he added.
Byon pointed out the Bibles only cost 50 cents a copy, and he said each donation will go a long way. He also encouraged church members not to be intimidated by this type of “missionary work.”
“Rest assured,” Byon said. “Every volunteer will be trained.”
Schedule: Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m.
Place: First Baptist Church, 508 Second Street, Natchitoches.
Donations & general information: firstname.lastname@example.org, or, (318) 448-3402.