The Reformed Evangelical Outreach had a very good week at the International Plowing Match held September 20-24 in Wellington County near Harriston. Comfortable seasonal weather brought over 96,300 visitors through the gates! Only two other times in IPM history of 100 years did attendance reach 90,000!
The “tented” city streets were crowded which kept the nine workers busy handing out hundreds of Bibles and thousands of tracts, calendars, booklets and bookmarks – mostly to children. We were encouraged by how many children do have their own Bible, and were thankful for those who reached out with willing hands to receive one. Our prayer is that God may be pleased to bless His Word to the children of Ontario for Jesus’ sake.
A variety of Christian books – including Bibles, devotionals, doctrinal books, commentaries, sermon – were sold. Many discussions, questions and conversations regarding Christian books, true faith, and what it means to be Reformed, etc. occurred throughout the week.
The Reformed Evangelical Outreach thanks all volunteers donors, and churches who support this outreach with prayer and help financial assistance.
This years International Plowing Match hopes to be held in Huron County, Ontario (in the Seaforth area) from September 19 to 23, marking the Match’s 100th anniversary. For additional information visit our website at www.reoutreach.com. Should you have any question or wish to volunteer or give financial assistance please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year, the Reformed Evangelistic Outreach sets up an exhibit tent at the International Plowing Match which draws an average of 60,000 to 80,000 people. Arranged by the executive committee, several churches of eastern Ontario help set up the large exhibit tent to display books, tracts, colouring books and much more. In 2015 the IPM was located close to the town of Finch, Ontario.
Many young and old, as well as busloads of children from the local schools visited our booth. Bibles and books were purchased and handed out, thousands of calendars, tracts and bookmarks were given out to the passerby’s and those who entered our booth. Hundreds of free Bibles were handed out to school children. They were well received and the spiritual conversations with so many gave us a sense of awe that God is still at work. There was hardly a time when the booth had no visitors. Being close to the Quebec border, we were blessed with a volunteer who was fluent in French. French tracts, bibles, literature and calendars were available for our French speaking guests.
A man and his wife encouraged us to please keep up this good work. He shared his experience of a rebellious youth and stated, “At the age of thirty Jesus came in to my life, and saved me!”
Please pray for us as we hope to set up our booth in Wellington County, south of Harriston, Ontario from September 20-24. For additional information visit our website at www.reoutreach.com. Should you have any question or wish to volunteer or give financial assistance please email email@example.com.