The South Pacific Baptist Outreach
March 1, 2020
Dear Prayer Partners,
Whenever the Lord opens a door for the furtherance of the Gospel, the devil always puts someone or something to block its entranceway. This should be of no surprise to us (although it often is). We are in a battle for souls and our enemy will not stand by without a fight. Thankfully, we have been given clear orders from our Commander: “Take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” We are standing for truth in the South Pacific and ask that you stand with us in prayer.
Since the beginning of the year, we have been actively pursuing our three main ministry objectives for 2020: INVEST in the souls God saved last year and continue to disciple them to maturity; INSTRUCT the men who attend our Bible Training Institute classes, and INVOLVE people in conversations regarding spiritual matters in order to share the Gospel and teach them biblical truth. Here are a few updates on what has transpired over the past two months:
First, our Bible study group is growing both numerically and spiritually. Several people have asked questions about baptism, church membership, tithing, witnessing to the lost, and finding a larger location to meet. Along with the growth, several of the men are stepping up, taking biblical stances and showing spiritual leadership. My desire is to see this group solidly grounded in the truth before beginning the process of planting a church.
Bible Training Institute classes started off with great enthusiasm and continues to generate a spirit of learning. Our subject for 2020 is the Life and Ministry of the Apostle Paul. Studying Paul’s life will allow us to cover many important biblical truths regarding the preacher’s life, world evangelism, and church planting principles. Pray for these men — they are hungry to grow in their knowledge of the scriptures and desire to be trained for the ministry.
Finally, our TV program, “Transformed by Truth” began airing on January 19th! Despite some learning curves and technical difficulties, I’m thankful to say that it is reaching people all throughout Fiji and the South Pacific. Every week new people tell us that they watch the program and enjoy hearing the truths that are being taught. It will take a while to build a consistent audience and refine our approach but praise the Lord that His Word is being proclaimed on television!
Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support — it is worth your sacrifice and efforts! Keep laboring with us for the advancement of the Word of God throughout the South Pacific.
In His Service,
Evangelist Jeremiah Sargent
“Serving with an Acts 2020 Vision”