Dear Saints,
Brother Jed, Sister Pat, and I have completed 4 weeks of campus preaching.  The Spirit of God has been powerful.  There is light is the great darkness! We are now in Minnesota and we head for Iowa tomorrow.  We are thankful to have the physical strength and power of the Holy Spirit to travel the campuses and confront the lost with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Below is Bro. Jed's Journal from Week 1.  Read and pray for those who heard.
Special Prayer Requests:
     --Remember to intercede for us and the students.  This is a hard-hearted generation but because of your prayers we talk to open hearts every day.  See the schedule below so that you know how to pray.
     --Pray for Bro. Dean Saxton who is preaching daily at the University of Arizona.  He is a junior on that campuses who "rose up" to preach after hearing Bro. Jed last year.  This 21-year-old is causing a big stir on that campus.
     --Pray for Bro Cope who will be preaching one more week in Missouri and Kansas.  He may join us later in the fall also.
     -- See more prayer requests on the right.  We can not do this without you, our prayer warriors!!!!!! Email us and let us know that you are praying. Thanks.
Note: We have a secretary picking up our mail while we are on the road so you may send gifts to our home address or you may give through Paypal.  See info on right.  If you need to contact us, it is best to call or email.   Special thanks to all you wonderful saints that have helped us in many ways on this mission journey already.  In His Service,  Sis. Cindy
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WHY DO SO FEW PREACH IN PUBLIC?
August 20, 2012, University of Missouri,
     Cindy and I had a meeting Sunday in Trenton, MO, at the Open Door Church.   Today we drove from there to campus. Bro Cope had already drawn a crowd when we arrived at 1 PM. He turned the meeting over to Doctor Acuff, who is a local physician connected with the University hospital; he specializes in spinal injuries.
     I started preaching about 1:45. The crowd was relatively subdued with close to a fourth made up of freshmen. We averaged 75-100 for much of the afternoon. It is always fun to blow the minds of the freshmen since they have never heard anything like us open-air preachers. Of course, they have usually already been warned concerning Brother Jed by the upper classmen.      Both Cindy and I wore our new message shirts. I do not like wearing t-shirts in public so I had some polo shirts messaged. The black polo I wore today read FEAR GOD on the front and JESUS SAVES FROM SIN AND HELL on the back with a large cross also on the back. Cindy wore a messaged baseball jersey with READ THE BIBLE WHILE YOU ARE ABLE on the front and a list of sins on the back. On the shirt sleeves we have the ministry name with the website address.   I used my shirt message as my theme. Everyone will tolerate speaking of the love of God but they refuse to hear that we should fear God. Many will accept the idea of being saved from Hell but they want to hold on to their sins.
Sister Cindy preaching to Mizzou students in her new "Read the Bible" t-shirt.  Most students have read very little of the scriptures.
     Bro took another short turn and gave the meeting to Cindy, who after 40 minutes turned the preaching back to Dr. Acuff. Cindy made the mistake of changing preachers at the class break, which usually gives the students a reason to leave. Soon Dr. Acuff was only preaching to about 15 students; however, they were attentive to him so he had a profitable time. I took a second turn at 4:30. I taught how God's law is written upon our heart or conscience. We can at least know that the moral code of the Bible is true because it affirms what we know about right and wrong through our conscience.
     Meanwhile, Gunnar and Mary Dieckman with their children arrived from Madison, WI. Shortly before 5 PM I turned the meeting over to Gunnar; he still had about a dozen listening when the rest of us left campus at 5:30.
Dr. Acuff, a local spinal cord physician, ministers to Mizzou students every Monday.  He also has a ministry to the Chinese.  Pray for him.
     Dr. Acuff, who has done missionary work in China on four occasions, claims there are more Christians in China than in the US. He also said that so few Christians will preach in public where they will receive critical feedback because they hold to doctrines which they cannot defend with reason. Dr. Acuff admits that when he started preaching out in the open he had to change a number of his doctrines. He now believes and reasonably defends holiness and has become convinced that sin is simply a self-choice.
I am happy to be back at my station to start my 40th year. Cindy is very excited to be back in full time preaching
 
Speaker's Circle at Mizzou is one of the best places to preach in the country.  The acoustics are fantastic and the steps are perfect for student seating.
It was great to have Bro Cope with us for the first week of preaching this fall.  He is a powerful preacher of the Gospel.
 

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EIGHT HOURS OF TAG TEAM PREACHING
August 21, 2012, University of Missouri,
     It was hot for preaching, sunny and temperature in the 90's. There is no shade in the middle of speaker's circle. Brother Rick, who holds to the doctrine of that Christ's righteousness is imputed unto the believer, was preaching when we arrived. He does not teach that a Christian ever becomes actually righteous in this life. This is an emphasis in his teaching. He left about 12:45 and I took over preaching low key and covering John 3:16-20. I stressed that I walk with God. Any true Christian walks in the spirit and does not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.                         
"A true Christian walks with God and does not fulfill the lusts of the flesh," Bro. Jed to Mizzou students.
     The heat was draining my usual energy, but I still sensed that the word of going forth in power.   By the time I took my second stint after 4 PM my energy had returned. One student who used to be a nemesis at the University of Iowa has now transferred to Mizzou. He was obsessed with the sexual questions. I got bored with all the sex talk and finally said that I am not talking about sex anymore. I taught and discussed with the students a how sin entered the world and the terrible damage which it has done.
Gunner and his family from Wisconsin joined us at Mizzou this first week.  Being a Chemistry PhD, Gunner always wins the Creation/Evolution debate.
     Cindy stayed home today in order to prepare for our four month mission journey. Pastor Craig Rogers joined us with two ladies from his church. Gunnar and Mary Diekman were with us again. Mary with her soft spoken and gentle answers disarmed the students. Craig and his team and I left at 5:15. Bro stayed and preached from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. For much of the time he had about 20 listeners; at the end he had four still with him.  when Bro came home he was glowing with the anointing of the Lord.
Bro ministered to students until 8:30!

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN
August 22, 2012, University of Missouri,
     It was extremely hot today. I started preaching at the noon break. There was loud music playing from a large amplification system. The music (noice) was particularly bad and the sun was searing. I only lasted 10 minutes. I was not only weakened by the heat but I had a short night's sleep. I called on Gunnar who remarked yesterday that he felt like melting ice cream in the sun and it was hotter today. I give Gunnar a lot of credit; he perceived through the heat with apparently no one listening. But as Cindy said later, "Someone is always listening." Gunnar preached until the music stopped about 12:45.
Craig Rogers, a longtime friend and pastor near St. Louis brought a team from his congregation to help us this week.  Pastor Craig is great at apologetics.
     Gunnar called me back; I gathered a crowd of about 20.   I got on the case of a tattooed fellow. I admitted that tattoos were not necessarily sinful; however, if the parents disapprove it becomes sin in that one is dishonoring the parents. Craig Rogers interrupted and asked, "What if someone wants to marry a person of another race and the parents refuse permission strictly on racial grounds. Could they marry without sinning?" I suggested that they work to change the mind of the parents. I advised against the marriage since one does not simply marry a person but they marry into a family.   I considered this an opportunity to call on Craig and let him answer his own question.
I took a break to purchase a smoothie in the student union. When I returned, Gunnar was speaking again but he had lost the crowd in the inner circle. There were some sitting in the shade of the outer circle but they were too far away to get dialogue started. Once again Gunnar remained persistent. He eventually called on Bro who had to project his voice a distance to students on the outer circle. After 30 minutes Bro asked for help on account of the heat. I took another short stint and called upon Mary Diekman, who carried on with the doggedness of her husband.  She finally got into a quiet dialogue with four students. One of Craig's parishioners, Suzanna, testified from the inner circle.
     Cindy picked me up at 3:30 PM. We had to pick up my Lincoln which was in the shop. She stayed home today to get the house ready for the Jesse Morrells, who are coming to town tomorrow to speak at Mizzou for the rest of the week. Craig with his two lady parishioners stayed on for an hour. Bro stayed to preach a few more hours.
We had a two and one half hour drive to our friends the Fullers, who are the caretakers of a large estate in mid-Missouri. Cindy remarked when we stopped for gas. "We finally got on the road." It takes a lot of effort to prepare for a four month preaching tour. We have been preparing all summer.

                                                                      

 

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The Side Show

August 23, 2012, Missouri State University, 
     We had a team of eight today.  With five main speakers I urged each of us to take 20 minute shifts, which was generally followed throughout the afternoon.  It did not take long to gather a crowd, which at times was well over one hundred. 
 
Jan F., our hostess joined us to witness to students on the sidelines at Missouri State University.
 
     When Sister Pat was taking her turn a man jumped up on the platform in front of Strong Hall in an attempt to take over.  He did not like my staff crucifix which he considered to be a graven image.  He went on quite a rant.  Evidently, he preaches on the streets of Springfield.  I let him get away with it for a while until I showed him our "Expressive Activity Request," which reserved the platform.  He continued to preach loudly.  I took over from Pat and preached also.  Then I asked Bro to preach.  I was on one end of the platform; Bro preached on the other end.  The interloper was between us.  He was quite loud so there was much confusion.  Finally, I called the police, which is something I would not normally do but since we were required to reserve the area in order to speak I might as well take advantage of the rules.  The police required him to come down from the platform but by now the bigmouth had run out of gas and could no longer loudly project his voice.  He finally left.  I am often accused of preaching at people instead of to people.  The interloper preached but would not interact with the crowd.  Students soon became tired of him.  He was a real example of preaching at but not to people.  I am convinced some of these intruding preachers are simply envious of the crowd which I usually draw; rarely, if ever, do they gather an audience.  They interrupt in order to take advantage of my audience.
 
Iris joins Grandmother to quote Ephesians  6:1&2 to the MSU students.  Iris and her parents live in nearby Ozark, Missouri.
 
    The sideshow was substantial today.  The lady from Craig Roger's church, Suzanne, was very active as was our hostess Jan Fuller.  They had small groups around them for most of the afternoon.  Sister Pat did a lot of personal work.  Craig was constantly talking on the sidelines.  At one point he had about 10 students, mostly from Skepticon sitting on the grass as he sat on his lawn chair instructing them.  I should say there were nine of us for granddaughter Iris quoted her Bible verses and several students gave her a high five afterwards.  This girl is learning to be quite a performer and enjoys the limelight.  Actually, there turned out to be ten in our group.  Priscilla, who will be going to school at Evangel University in Springfield, watched Iris while Cindy preached.  Helpers are important also. 
The Interloper in in the black slacks.  He was a pest.
 
     There was a pretty blond girl listening all afternoon.  The first question she asked me was, "What sexual acts are permissible?"  She claimed to be bisexual.  Later she asked me to pray with her.  She asked, "Do you do exorcisms?"  "Yes, but your problem in sin," I answered.  She seemed bitter towards her father who is a Lutheran pastor.  She claimed he slammed her against the wall, which I could understand.  What a disappointment to any father, especially a minister, for a daughter to take up sin, especially perversion. 
 
Sis. Pat rebukes a MSU student for her rebellion.
 
     When I first started the executive director of Skepticon, Jeffrey Markus, informed me that I was responsible for the start of his organization several years ago which is now numbered at over a thousand, which meets annually in Springfield.  Mr. Markus claimed the organization is a reaction to my witness. 
     Two fellows came up to talk with me as I was waiting for the class break.  One was a formerly Calvinist Christian who has turned atheist largely on account of the influence of Dave Muscato.  However, the fellow still does not seem convinced of atheism or at least he was open to listening to my arguments defending the faith.  The other fellow asked, "Why do you speak rationally like this to the crowd."  The atheist defended me that I did speak rationally to the crowd.  Off course, often with the crowd I am appealing more to their conscience than their intellect. 
MSU student giving her best intellect defense of her sin.
 
MSU students listen to the preaching. Pray for all who heard.
Sis. Suzanne talks to a MSU student. The sideline ministry is vital and we were blessed to have so many Christian workers our first week.
  













 





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The Interloper
August 24, 2012, Missouri State University
     When the classes broke around 12:30, I gathered a crowd of 35-50.  Sister Pat had several with whom she was speaking on the sidelines.  Holiness was the primary issue that I defended in my hour.   After I called on Sister Pat, I sat on the sidelines with my YOU DESERVE HELL sign in one hand and crucifix in the other.  At the next break the interloper from yesterday confronted me again for my alleged idolatry in holding the crucifix staff which he regards as a graven image which I am allegedly worshipping.  He read numerous OT verses to me and warned me that I was headed for Hell.  Several students gathered around to hear him rebuke me.  I explained that I do not worship the crucifix but use it to illustrate my message of Jesus Christ and him crucified.  He took a different tactic and objected to the long hair on the statue representing Jesus and claimed that I was portraying Jesus as a homosexual.
Someone is always listening!  Pray for those who heard.

 

     I discerned that the interloper was a hard core fundamentalist who believed we cannot overcome sin in this life.  He admitted he was a sinner who had to repent every morning.  I asked, "If my sin of "idolatry" will send me to Hell why won't your sin (whatever it is) send you to Hell?"  He read through the latter part of Romans 7 twice.  He would not listen to alternative interpretations of Roman 7.  He kept rebuking me in a powerless way.  I informed him that he needed to be baptized in the Holy Spirit if he wanted real power.  He then went into a rage against speaking in tongues challenging me to speak in actual foreign languages which people understood.  I was growing tired of the fellow; I discerned that Bro wanted to take him on so I turned him over to Bro, while I took another turn at preaching to the crowd.  I called on Bro at 2:30 for him to finish the afternoon. 

Sister Pat plans to preach with us all semester.
     Pat and I joined Cindy and Priscilla at Evangel University for their orientation program for new students and their parents.  We met Priscilla's main drama teacher, Professor Smith, who has great passion for the theater and is a dynamic personality whom I am confident is an outstanding professor.  He warned Priscilla that in musical theater there are a lot of temptations and that she will have to learn to say no. 

Bro takes a question from a MSU student.

 

      Cindy and I were impressed with the students and parents with whom we conversed.  There is a significant difference between Evangel and MSU.


 
Fall Semester 2012
     This is my tentative schedule for the Fall Semester 2012. There are so many campuses and so little time. Should anyone want to arrange a church or home meeting while I am in your area please contact me. Also, let me know if you are interested in scheduling formal debates with atheists, Muslims, or Christians, who disagree with my message or methods. One student leader recently contacted me that he wanted me to speak to the Young Republicans on limited government and free markets. I am still open to changes. I will be doing my tour of the Southwest and California in the Spring Semester 2013. Sister Cindy and Sister Pat will be accompanying me full time this year. Any Christians, who are interested in joining us on the road for a while, or who want to meet us on campuses in your area, are welcome. Bro. Jed  Remember to pray for the campuses that we have already preached on.

August 20-21, University of Missouri

August 22-24, Missouri State University

August 27-28, Illinois State

August 29, University of Illinois

August 30, Purdue University

August 31, Grand Valley State

September 1-2, Iron Sharpens Iron Conference,    Atlanta, MI

September 4-6, MSU, University of Michigan

September 7-8, EEM Conference, Shipshewana, IN

September 9, Chapelwood Church, Rockford, IL

September 10, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

September 11, University of Wisconsin, River Falls,

September 12-14, University of Minnesota

September 16, Church Meetings                   

September 17, University of Northern Iowa

September 18-19, University of Iowa

September 19, Calvary Evangelistic Center,       Independence, Iowa

September 20, University of Wisconsin, Platteville

September 21, UW, Madison

September 22, UW, Milwaukee, Seminar on Evangelism, 9 AM-5 PM

September 23,  Cornerstone Church, Spring Green, WI

September 24-25, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

September 26-27, UW-Oshkosh

September 28, UW-Madison

September 30, Richland Center Church, Richland Center, WI

October 1, IUPUI

October 2, Indiana University

October 3, Indiana State University

October 4, Purdue

October 5, Indiana University

October 8, IUPUI

October 9-10, Indiana University

October 11, IUPUI

October 12, Indiana University

October 15, University of Kentucky

October 16, Morehead State

October 17, University of Kentucky

October 18, Jessamine Christian Fellowship

October 19-21, Missions Conference, Grayslake, IL

October 22-26, University of Nebraska

October 29, University of Wyoming

October 30-31, Colorado State

November 1-2, University of Colorado

November 5, Colorado College

November 6-7, Kansas State

November 8, Washburn University

November 9, Kansas University

November 12, Arkansas State

November 13, Univ. Central Arkansas

November 14, University of Arkansas, Little Rock

November 15-16, Univ. Central Arkansas

November 19-20, Georgia College

November 25, Pine Grove Church of God,  Live Oak, Fl

November 26, University of Florida

November 27-28, University of Central Florida

November 29-30, University of Florida

December 3-7, Florida State

 

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In This Issue
Few Public Preachers?
Eight Hours
On the Road Again
Side Show
The Interloper
Fall Schedule
Prayer Request!
Contact Us
Donate to CMUSA
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  1. Revival!
  2. Wisdom and annointing of the Holy Spirit to preach the Gospel.
  3. Move of the Holy Spirit convicting the students of sin, righteousness and judgment!
  4. Health and physical strength.
  5. Favor with the authorities.
  6. Favor with the Christians on campus.
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Church and home meetings: 
    Bro. Jed has many powerful messages and teachings to bless the believers in your area. When he comes to your community don't miss the opportunity to hear a call to evangelism, a challenge to live holy, or an inspiring teaching on the atonement. It will change lives! Ask your pastor to invite him to your church or Sunday school class or just plan a small home meeting to bless and revive your friends and family.

Hint: If you provide food, (even just pizza) people will come! Contact us for more info.

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