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MINISTRY UPDATE

NEW YEARS EVE, FORT WORTH TX

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The New Years Eve outreach went exceptionally well. The past three years we preached at the New Years Eve party in Dallas but this year that event was cancelled. I wondered if it had anything to do with all the terrorism threats. Sundance Square in Fort Worth, however, decided to have a New  Years Eve party so that is where we went.

We had brethren from Amarillo, San Antonio, Tyler, Dallas, and elsewhere join us for this preach. We began open air preaching before the music and entertainment started in the Square. Many people gathered around to listen to us, I think because there was nothing else going on at the time. We preached for an hour with a nice crowd before the music started. Once the music started we moved to a quitter location and some of the crowd followed us.

A group of young teenagers in particular followed us and they had listened to us the entire time we were there. They would heckle us from time to time but mostly would listen. God was dealing with them. Keep them in your prayers.

HOLLYWOOD BLVD, HOLLYWOOD CA

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A brother flew me out to California for a week of ministry. Our first outreach as to Hollywood Blvd which is always an interesting place to preach the gospel. There are always thousands of tourists from all over the world so preaching here is like preaching to the whole world. There are also street performers who impersonate celebrities and movie characters so tourists can take their pictures with them for a tip. Many of them are struggling actors who came to California to make it big. They usually do not like it when we show up to start preaching, but Hollywood desperately needs to hear the Gospel.

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This location is loud and noisy so I preached with a bullhorn for a good while. However, I dislike using bullhorns because it discourages dialog and interaction. It is the dialog and interaction that hooks the attention of an audience. After a little while of preaching on bullhorn, without capturing the interest of any audience, I decided to put the bullhorn away. Preaching with just my bare voice worked well and I was able to get a few hecklers and a small audience.

PASADENA CITY COLLEGE, PASADENA CA

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We spent a few days preaching on the Pasadena City College. This was a new campus to preach and I could tell that the students and administration were not used to seeing open-air preaching like this. Since the campus was not accustomed to open air preaching, this made it all the more easier to capture their attention and interest. I preached on a few hot button topics like homosexuality and abortion and gathered a very large crowd each day that stayed for hours, as I went on to share my testimony and the power of the Gospel to change a person’s life and save their soul.

NIGHTLIFE OUTREACH, PASADENA CA

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The downtown area of Pasadena, I am told, recently has been remodeled and revived and so there is a pretty active nightlife. We found a busy corner with a lot of foot traffic and set up shop for open air preaching. As people waited for the cross walk they heard God’s call for repentance and many people throughout the night stopped to engage us in discussion.

CAL POLY POMONA, POMONA CA

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Cal Poly was also a new campus for me and also a campus that seemed like it does not receive many, if any, open air preachers. The administration had a sign in procedure but after that we had free reign to preach the gospel without interfere from them. There was a small amphitheater that wasn’t discovered until after the meeting had started, so in the future I’d like to try that location. But standing on a small grassy hill we were able to draw a nice size crowd of listeners for the five hours or so that we were on campus.

TWO FILIPINO CHURCHES, CA

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I was blessed to be able to speak to two Filipino churches in California. I spoke at the morning service of one and the evening service of another. These messages are on YouTube as “A Heartfelt Call to Soul Winning” and “A Tearful Call to Prayer & Evangelism.”

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, PHOENIX AZ

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Another brother flew me out to Arizona for a week of open-air preaching. Arizona State University was a new campus for me. ASU has 83,000 students! That’s a city by itself within the city of Phoenix! If I preached to 500 students a day on this campus, it would take 166 days just to preach to them all! This is the type of campus that can never get too much preaching.

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The administration has been hassling the local brothers about preaching on this campus. The open grassy area that is most conducive to open air preaching has been designated only for student group activity. Outside groups like myself are required to go 50 feet from those designated areas. The problem is that everywhere else that we go, the administration complains that out volume is disturbing the local classes or that our crowds are blocking the flow of foot traffic. They requested that we had a sit down meeting to discuss their policy.

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At the meeting the administration and the Police were present. The administration complained again that we were disturbing classrooms and the Police complained that their resources were being tied up making sure that our crowds did not block the flow of traffic. I explained that the campus was “shooting itself in the foot” by their own policy and should just let us into the open grassy area that is best suited for this. That was not something they would consider.

I did warn them that, “If you are saying that we cannot preach inside the designated areas for students, which is best suited for this activity, and that outside of that area we also cannot preach because it disturbs the classrooms, then you are really saying that we do not have free speech on campus. And that will result in a lawsuit.”

At the end of the meeting we agreed to preach in those areas that were 50ft area from the designated area for student groups and that we would, if asked, turn down the volume.

The entire meeting was recorded and can be listened to on my Youtube channel. It is called, “Debating Free Speech Rights with Police & Campus Admin.”

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There is a location that I enjoyed preaching at that was 50 ft from the area the admin wanted to keep us away from. We did receive one volume complaint. In our meeting I asked the Police if they would verify volume complains, since we would be liable to false accusations given the fact that some liberal professors might not like what we are saying. The Police said that they would NOT verify if our volume was actually disturbing any classrooms but would just take the professors word for it. I know that I have received false volume complains in the past by professors who I think were not happy that we had the attention of the students and were giving them a conservative Bible message. I did turn down my volume to the satisfaction of the Police and we did not have any more problems from them.

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While I was preaching a student came up behind me and dumped a bottle of liquid on top of my head. I hope it was just water. An Officer in the crowd saw it and went after the man. The man first resisted and tried to run away until the Officer told him that he was a cop. The Police had to act because they saw the crime happen. After they handcuffed him they asked if I would assist in prosecution by giving a statement. I gave them my statement and pray that this man  comes to repentance. I myself came to repentance after having legal troubles.

NIGHTLIFE OUTREACH, PHOENIX AZ

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This was a street meeting like none other! My local friend has been preaching this monthly event for a while now. He has developed a relationship with the city and local police. Before we arrived the Police already had a huge barricade set up for us to preach in. This is a massive art festival (or something like that) in Phoenix called “First Friday.” We gathered very large crowds as we preached. It seems many of the people who stopped to listen to us were high school students. Our loudest hecklers were very vile lesbians. We preached the gospel hot and strong for them to hear. They gathered around us for hours, just like on a campus, and there was even a counter-protest group that came out with their own signs and bullhorn to try to disrupt our meeting.

THE DESERT, PHOENIX AZ

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Behind my host home was a nature walking trail in the Arizona desert with some mountains and hills. I thought it would be a great background to film a YouTube video. The video is called “Get Alone With God in the Desert” on YouTube.

EVANGELISM SEMINAR, DALLAS TX

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A pastor with Christian Missionary Fellowship International found my YouTube videos and was very inspired by them. He started showing my videos to his church and he said his people were also on fire from them. He called me and asked if I could give his church further evangelism training. The pastor is from Africa and did not know that evangelism like this was allowed in the U.S. He said he used to do door knocking back in Africa but was told this was illegal in the United States. I told him that I would gladly come and give a free evangelism seminar at his church. His church is in Dallas which was only an hour and a half from my house. I gave two seminars, which are now on YouTube, called “Qualities for a Soul Winner” and “Strategies for a Soul Winner.” After the seminar we went to downtown Fort Worth for an outreach.

NIGHTLIFE OUTREACH, FORT WORTH TX

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We went to the same location as our New Years Eve outreach. The actual “Sundance Square” is supposedly private and we are not allowed to preach inside of it. But there are two main entry points which have good foot traffic and are great for open air preaching.

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The Pastor of the CMFI Church watched to see how we preached and I kept encouraging him to get up unto the soap box and give his first open-air sermon. After a little while he did get up there and preach and even got his first heckler. It was encouraging to see a local pastor taking the gospel to the streets!

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Another brother named Toby joined me from the Tyler area. He leads a local Bible study and would like to someday pastor a church. He joined me on the New Years Eve outreach as well though he did not preach on the soap box. This evening he got up on the soap box for the first time and preached the gospel in the open-air!

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Brother Clarence is a local brother in Dallas who has been joining me on outreaches for a long time now. He was able to draw a nice audience with his passionate fiery preaching.

BOOKS

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I am pleased to see that my two books, “The Natural Ability of Man: A Study on Free Will & Human Nature” and also “Does Man Inherit A Sinful Nature: A Discourse on the Human Constitution” are still circulating. A brother send me these pictures of my books that he said he was very happy to receive.

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This is a picture of my new book, “Cleansing the Temple: A Call to Radical Christianity.” This is actually a book that I wrote ten years ago but am just now publishing. It is a compilation of fiery articles dealing mainly with purity, prayer, preaching, and persecution.

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If you would like to invite Jesse Morrell to minister at your church, speak at a conference, or minister alongside you on the streets or campuses, contact him today. He is available for Sunday services, evangelism seminars & conferences, and personal evangelism mentorship for the open-air.

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 TESTIMONIES

 

ENCOURAGING BELIEVERS

“My name is Luisa,and I am so blessed and edified by this wonderful Movement.I just started seeing your videos on Youtube. I have been sharing the GOOD NEWSon the streets and sing praises out on the streets also.”

INSPIRED TO LIVE HOLY

“Good Afternoon Jesse,

My husband Gene “met” you on YouTube and you have been in our living room a number of times since then. You have inspired both him and me to live holy lives and to stop sinning. Every Friday night we open our home to our grown children and friends. We eat dinner together, we pray, we watch challenging videos, we read the Bible. I just wanted you to know that you are making a difference in so many ways!”

RAISING UP INTERNATIONAL STREET PREACHERS

“Hi there, Brother/saint Jesse Morelle. I saw your videos on YouTube and and happy that you have given your life to Jesus. My message to you is that you continue to preach the gospel of Jesus. (I watch all your videos regularly) .After seeing your videos and Ruben Israel’s videos and many others I have been inspired to be a street preacher like you. Well let me introduce myself to you: My name is Abishek ______ and I live in a city called Sharjah (It is a city next to Dubai…” 

EDIFYING BELIEVERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES

“Hi. My name is Enrique, and i’m from México. I just wanted to make you know that i watch almost in a daily basis since almost two months your open aire preachings, and I’ve been relly inspired by your courage and your strenght in delivering the evangel. Keep it up and know that there are some of us in our own babylon that receive the “harsh message” with joy. God be with you to the end of the earth!”

RAISING UP MORE SOUL WINNERS

“Just thought I would drop u a quick note to let u know how much u have impacted my life. I came upon your u-tube videos about a year ago or so. They encouraged me so much, that my friends n I have have become street preachers in the city of Fort Wayne, IN. We r out preaching a couple of days every single week. We have lead 2 people to CHRIST n have preached the full Gospel to many hundreds this past year. God Bless u for putting your videos out there! Your teachings r Wonderful too!! The best I think I’ve seen!! I pray for u every time I think of u n your family! It has not been easy being on the streets…I have never known such wickedness existed until I became a street preacher n how many lost souls need Christ! -May God’s favor continue to anoint u n bless u n your family! Christina.”

LEADING SINNERS TO REPENTANCE

“Amen brother!! Your preaching brought me to repentance!! 9 months ago I was sinning like a madman, and thought I was saved! One day I stumbled onto your video on YouTube. The picture on the video was of your feet and you were on your soapbox. I watched and realized I was far from God!! Far! Far! Far! From God! Since then I have repented and turned from my sinful ways!! Thank you JESUS!! Thank you Jesse for the work you do for Gods Kingdom!! You’ve made a believer out of me! God bless you and your family!”

MINISTERING TO A GAY SATANIST

A “gay Satanist” commented on one of video and said that he follows my ministry and enjoys watching me preach. He said, “”I’ll give this to you. You are one of the most entertaining people to watch. You can speak, you can gestureise. I don’t know why I think you are good i should have the contrary opinion as what I am, as a ‘gay satanist’. Yes you have a gay satanist among your fans. I don’t have anything more to say other than… no it was nothing.” Either I am doing something wrong or God is drawing him. Pray for his soul today

A HOMOSEXUAL REPENTS

Pray for Joe. He is a man who I talked to on the phone. He’s been watching my videos and has been very convicted and wants to change his life. He said he is “gay” but is in a heterosexual marriage with children. He said after watching my videos he has gotten rid of all his pornography. He was really receptive to my counseling over the phone. Please lift him up in prayer.

Open-air preaching videos are added to my OpenAirOutreach Youtube Channel on a regular basis. Check it out here: OpenAirOutreach

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I have been focused on finishing my book “The Vicarious Atonement of Christ.” I wrote a short critique of the “Double Jeopardy” argument of Calvinists against unlimited atonement.

You can read that critique here: Calvinist Contradiction: Double Jeopardy

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6 Responses to Testimonies of Effective Open-Air Preaching | Jesse Morrell Ministry Newsletter

  1. Tom Torbeyns says:

    Nice newsletter, Jesse Morrell! 🙂

  2. Charles Osaretin says:

    My name is Evangelist Charles and will like to connect with you. My email is osaretincharles@yahoo

  3. moonsik kim says:

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    OUR COUNTRY IS DEVIDED TWO PART AS YU KNOW.
    JUNG UN KIM IS THE DEMON-POSESSED PRESIDENT OF NORTH KOREA,
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    WE DON”KNOW WHEN START FIGHTING AGAIN.
    EVERYDAY IN KNEWS TV,BROADCAST NORTH KOREA”S BOMING MISSILE.
    JEJUS COME INTO MYHEART A FEW DAYS AGO,STOP VEWING USA PORN.
    MY EYES STOP SEEING SINFUL WEIW,MY SOUL GETTING DIRTY SO, ICANNOT SHOUT ANY A WORD.
    I DECIDE TO DEVOTE JEJUS.IN KOREA.
    I WANT BE PARTER OF OPENAIROUTREACH.COM “MEMBER PRAY FOR EACH OTHER.I WANT TO SEE FACE TO FACE BUT FAR AWAY SO I ONLY WENT IN ASIA AREA RECENTLY INCLUDE,CHINA..ETC…
    I GET MARRIED 5 YEARS AGO.HAVE 1MAN & 1GIRL.
    HAVE A GOD”PEACE GOOD SAFE I HOPE YU &MEMBER”HEALTH.
    GBY.
    BUSY SIR WAIT FOR GLORY YOUR REPLY…GOODBY.
    I WANT BE YOUR PARTER.SUPPORTER.STREET EVANGELION TEAM

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  6. Clem peeida says:

    Great job to reach yournger generation!

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