Ministry and God’s Sovereignty

As told by John Barros:

I’ve been trying so hard to sort through all that has happened in Phoenix this week. It’s going to take a long time. I know one thing though, I will never be the same.

Apologia Church is wonderful. I have no idea how they are doing all that they are. Evangelizing, discipleship, church planting, abortion ministry, ministry to Mormons, and that’s not all. I was so honored to have Jeff, Luke, and Marcus, invite me out.

They wanted to learn things from me but I’ll tell you what, I think they got the short end of the stick. I learned so much from them. It was awesome to serve with them on the front lines. The folks out here are so gifted at engaging people and bringing the Gospel to them while breaking down arguments.

Even though there is definitely a huge age difference I felt like I was 30 again with this bunch.

So many different people in this church. A man that played Major League Baseball for years that left today for Japan because he plays ball over there now. We’ll he’s not just going for that. He is going to speak at his pastor’s church over there where his church is starting an abortion ministry in Japan.

There’s everything from folks that have been pulled off the streets to a retired NHL hockey player. It is so diverse and they are all so special.
I guess there are people that didn’t really believe they really are a church because they do so much with their radio and TV stuff but trust me they are the real deal. If you live in the Phoenix area or would be travelling through please stop by, you will be blessed:

Wonderful worship. This music ministry is special.

A precious young lady that thought she was a believer was converted and now baptized

The Lord was so good today at the Phoenix Airport. I was trying to post what happened out here this week when a female pilot by the name of Mary came and sat next to me. She began talking and asked what I do. I told her I was an Evangelist and work in front of an abortion clinic. I thought that would be the end of that but she wanted to talk about it. I went through everything and she began to get troubled. I gave her my card and she asked about the “Who Will Stand” video. I told her to check it out when she gets home. She decided to watch it right there. She began to cry.

Mary watching “Who Will Stand” with a tissue.

Then she told me how her flight had been cancelled and is heading home to Daytona. She couldn’t believe she sat by me of all places. We spoke of the Sovereignty of God and how it wasn’t by chance that she sat here. Then she said “John, what can I do?” I can’t go into all that but she will be at Orlando Women’s Center on Wednesday. God is so good.