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2016 Utah Mission Trip: Help Us Share the Gospel or Go With Us?

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Can you help us with our 2016 mission trip to Manti, Utah? Last year we brought a team of 19 missionaries to join with over 200 other Christians to share the true gospel of grace with thousands of Mormons. We were blessed to personally witness several Mormons who were born again that week and heard reports of between a dozen and 20 others saved.

I really want to go back in June but I can’t do it alone. There are three ways you can help:

  1. Praying for our missionaries
  2. Donating to support our team
  3. Joining the team by coming with us

Here Is How It Works

For over 25 years, Watchman has sent teams of missionaries to Manti, Utah each summer to witness to Mormons. The Mormons produce a huge outdoor drama, The Mormon Miracle Pageant, outside of their temple in Manti. The pageant features a cast of hundreds in a major production dramatizing the story of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon.

Over 70,000 Mormons attend this event annually. We join with many other Christian groups to pass out tracts and share in gospel conversations for hours each evening before the pageant begins. The first few days we provide training and a crash course in Mormon theology and history.

We also take a tour of Temple Square in Salt Lake City (and have tons of fun).

Please Partner with Us — CLICK to Donate Utah Mission 2016: http://www.watchman.org/donate

We need your support this year to help with the costs of this mission trip. Would you consider an online donation to help cover the expenses? Your gift may also provide partial scholarships for some of our missionaries who are ready and willing to go but fall short of the needed funds. If we are able to fully-fund the Utah mission trip, additional funds can be made available for other Watchman Fellowship ministry, apologetics, and evangelistic projects.

Want to Come with Us to Utah and a Watchman Missionary?

Why don’t you come with us? Please pray about being a summer missionary with Watchman for the 2016 Utah Mission Trip. We provide all the training but if you are not ready to witness to Mormons directly, you may want to go as a Prayer Intercessor. You can be part of our team by being onsite to watch, encourage, and pray as we share the gospel. It will be a week you will remember the rest of you life!

Our trip is June 12-19 and the cost is $1,300 including all training, witnessing materials, tracts, lodging, most meals, ground transportation, and airfare from most major US cities. If you want to provide your own transportation to Salt Lake City, the total cost is $800 for the 8 days and 7 nights. Space is limited so if you think you might be interested, let us know right away. Just email or call our mission trip coordinator, Renae Storms, and she will provide an application and more information. She will also work with you to help raise your mission travel expenses from your friends, family, and church.

Contact Renae Storms
rstorms@watchman.org
817-277-0023 ext. 103

I would love to have you come with us to Utah or help others to go but most of all, we need your prayers. Please pray that the Lord will touch countless hearts in Utah this summer with His gospel of grace. Please pray that each of us on the mission team will be “speaking the truth in love” (Eph. 4:15).

Only 3 Days Left to Help Us in 2015

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There are just 3 days left to make your year-end donation to help support our staff and ministry. Year-end giving for us is huge as it can literally make or break us. That’s why I am asking for your help right now. If you can make a tax-deductible donation between now and December 31, I would like to say thanks by sending the 259-pg. book, Rescuing Slaves of the Watchtower, by my long-time friend Joe Hewett, a former Jehovah’s Witness.*

As much as a third of our total support for the year is received in December but with just days to go and time running out, we still need over $62,000 to reach our budget and fully enable our ministry going forward in 2016.

Our staff and their families trust in the Lord’s provisions and rely on the generous donations of partners like you to advance our ministry of apologetics, research, teaching, and evangelism. Would you please stop and pray for us right now?

If you have recently given a gift to support this work, THANK YOU for partnering with us to reach the lost in other faiths and religions. If you have not yet made a 2015 year-end gift, would you please consider a tax-deductible donation right now?

About Joe’s Book

Here are some reasons I think you will love this book. Do you know a Jehovah’s Witness? Have you ever had them knock on your door but you didn’t know what to say? If so, I know you will truly appreciate this valuable resource.

In this spellbinding look at the Watchtower Society, Joe B. Hewitt, formerly a third-generation Jehovah’s Witness, pulls back the curtain of mystery and exposes the lies, mind control, and glaring contradictions behind one of the world’s fastest growing religions. What’s more, this book gives you a practical plan to actually rescue a Jehovah’s Witness from the spiritual bondage of the Watchtower organization. As Joe Hewitt personally discovered, only the true Jesus of the Bible can free us from the slavery of false religion.

If you can help before midnight, December 31 with a tax-deducible donation I would like you to accept this book as a small token of our gratitude. Please know that your generous donation is much-needed and greatly appreciated!

* Offer ends midnight December 31, 2015 and is valid in the USA only. A similar book may be substituted in the unlikely case that demand overwhelms our stock.

2015 Confident Christianity Conference

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You are invited to the Confident Christianity Conference September 18-19 hosted by Fielder Church, which is my home church in Arlington, Texas. The conference is presented by the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention (SBTC). Keynote presenters include Frank Turek, president of Cross Examined and Barry Creamer, president of Criswell College in Dallas. I am thrilled to also be invited as one of the speakers.

Bruno Molina, who leads Interfaith Evangelism at SBCT, has put together a great lineup of teachers and I am very excited to be participating. Some of the top experts in evangelism and apologetics will be equipping and inspiring you to share the gospel with your friends and neighbors of other faiths as well as atheists and agnostics. The conference includes:

  • Former Seventh-day Adventist
  • Former Jehovah’s Witness
  • Former Mormon
  • Expert in Buddhism
  • Experts in Islam
  • Experts in apologetics for students
  • A Spanish language track

Confident Christianity Conference
September 18-19, 2015
Fielder Church, Arlington, Texas

The scriptures tell us to “always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess. Yet do it with courtesy and respect, keeping a good conscience….” (1 Peter 3:15-16). This conference can motivate and equip you to do just that.

Do you know an atheist or agnostic?

Do you have a friend or family member who is a Jehovah’s Witness or Mormon?

Are any of your friends, family, or coworkers involved in Buddhism or Islam?

Would you like to have real, practical answers when your faith is questioned or challenged?

If so, this conference is for you. Check out the full lineup of speakers, the complete schedule, and registration info here:

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Thank you for helping us to provide training and equipping in events like the Confident Christianity Conference. Your continued prayer and financial support literally makes our ministry possible. If you wish to help us continue our ministry of apologetics and evangelism, you may partner with us by clicking here: http://www.watchman.org/donate

FREE DVD “The Bible Vs. Joseph Smith” When You Support Our Utah Mission Trip!

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Can I ask for your help? If you can, I would like to say “thank you” by giving you one of the most powerful Christian DVDs ever produced exploring the claims of Mormonism.

Our annual mission trip to Manti, Utah is just weeks away. As we are coming down to the wire, we are still over $3,000 short of what we need to send all our summer missionaries. This year we have our largest team ever – 18 missionaries signed up and ready to go. I would not want to turn anyone away because of lack of support.

If you can help right now with a donation of any amount, I would like to say thank you by giving you a free DVD, The Bible Vs. Joseph Smith. This mind-blowing documentary is one of the most powerful apologetic tools I have ever seen. Let me tell you why.

On the video, you will meet Greg Gifford, who is a committed Mormon, and my friend Joel Kramer, a committed Christian apologist. These men are not actors – a real Mormon and a real Christian. Greg accepts Joel’s challenge to put the Prophet Joseph Smith to the biblical test for a prophet found in Deuteronomy 18:20-22. Both men met in Israel to review the prophecies and examine the evidence first hand:

  • Is there real evidence of fulfilled Bible prophecy?
  • Does God require prophets to be 100% accurate?
  • Do Joseph Smith’s prophecies fail the test?

You will be fascinated to see how a devout Mormon elder responds to the powerful evidence of fulfilled prophecy in the Bible. But what is really amazing is to watch how he reacts to the sobering reality of the failed prophecies of Joseph Smith! You won’t believe it.

Click here to donate and claim your DVD: www.watchman.org/donate

Please donate at least $3.88 to cover P&H · Offer ends June 31, USA only

UPDATE: Experience this 2-minute preview of the DVD, The Bible Vs. Joseph Smith. You can still claim your FREE DVD with the full 78-minute documentary when you help support our Utah Mission Trip. We are having an overwhelming response so far. Thank you for standing with us!

Utah Mission: Help Us Go or Go with Us

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Can you be a partner of our 2015 mission trip to Manti, Utah? There are three ways you can help:

  1. Praying for our missionaries
  2. Donating to support our team
  3. Joining the team by coming with us

Here Is How It Works

For 26 years, Watchman has sent teams of missionaries to Manti, Utah each summer to share the true gospel with Mormons. The Mormons produce a huge outdoor drama, The Mormon Miracle Pageant, outside of their temple in Manti. The pageant features a cast of hundreds in a major production dramatizing the story of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon.

Tens of thousands of Mormons attend and we join with many other Christian groups to pass out tracts and share in gospel conversations for hours each evening before the pageant begins. The first few days we provide training and a crash course in Mormon theology and history. We also take a tour of Temple Square in Salt Lake City (and have lots of fun).

Please Partner with Us

We need your support this year to help with the costs of this mission trip. Would you consider an online donation to help cover the expenses? Your gift may also provide partial scholarships for some of our missionaries who are ready and willing to go but fall short of the needed funds.

Click to Donate Utah Mission 2015: www.watchman.org/donate

Please help us cover 100% of the costs this year. If we are able to fully-fund the Utah mission trip, additional funds will be made available for other Watchman Fellowship ministry, apologetics, and evangelistic projects.

Want to Join Our Utah Team?

Why don’t you come with us? Please pray about being a summer missionary with Watchman for the 2015 Utah Mission Trip. We provide all the training but if you are not ready to witness to Mormons directly, you may want to go as a Prayer Intercessor. You can be part of our team by being onsite to watch, encourage, and pray as we share the gospel.

Our trip is June 14-21 and the cost is $1,200 including all training, witnessing materials, tracts, lodging, most meals, ground transportation, and airfare from most major US cities. If you want to provide your own transportation to Salt Lake City, the total cost is $700 for the 8 days and 7 nights. Space is limited so if you think you might be interested, let us know right away. Just email or call our mission trip coordinator, Renae Storms, and she will provide an application and more information.

Contact Renae Storms
rstorms@watchman.org
817-277-0023 ext. 103

Most of all, we need your prayers. Please pray that the Lord will touch countless hearts in Utah this summer with His gospel of grace. Please pray that each of us on the mission team will be “speaking the truth in love” (Eph. 4:15).

Photo of Manti, UT by Maylett

Get a Free Copy of The Concise Guide to Today’s Religions and Spirituality with Your Year-End Donation

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If you can help us between now and December 31, I would like to say “thank you” by sending a signed copy of my book. Like many nonprofit ministries, a significant portion of Watchman’s support is given during the month of December. Unfortunately with only a few days left in 2014, our donations are way behind last year and over $36,000 under budget. That is why I need your help.

If you have already made an end-of-year donation, THANKS! Our staff and their families trust in the Lord’s provisions and rely on the generous donations of our partners like you to continue our ministry of apologetics, equipping and evangelism. If you believe in our ministry but have not yet made a December donation, you still have time to give a tax-deductible gift. If you can make a final 2014 donation online by midnight, December 31, I would like to express my appreciation by sending you an autographed copy of my book, The Concise Guide to Today’s Religions and Spirituality.

Our staff and I worked for over 10 years researching and compiling the key doctrines and practices of the vast majority of faiths in America. The result was this book containing fast facts on over 1,700 cults, sects, occult groups, world religions, Christian denominations, controversial doctrines and spiritual leaders. This 359-page book is conveniently arranged alphabetically from “Aaronic Order” to “Zoroastrianism” with hundreds of cross-references. Be prepared to know the basics when friends or family come in contact with another religion or controversial belief. Any new online donations made before January 1 using this special link will automatically qualify you to receive your autographed copy (USA only). Please take advantage right now.

Your Year End Donation: Why is your year-end gift so important? Did you know that the financial donations from Christian friends and partners like you fund all of our evangelism, apologetics, and teaching ministries? This support also makes possible our annual missionary outreach to Utah as well as our international mission trips.

We count on and are thankful for the support of ministry partners like you. You help us stay on the “front lines” of apologetics and outreach. Your year-end gift this December means so much more than a mere tax-deduction. Your gift provides the funding needed to advance the ministry and it is a source of great encouragement to me and the rest of our team. It tells me that you believe in what we are doing and want to stand with us in the ministry. Please consider a year-end 2014 donation.

Thank you for praying for our staff and their families in 2014. May you and your family enjoy a blessed New Year in 2015!

Our New and Improved Digital Profile Notebook

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We’ve updated the digital version of our Watchman Fellowship Profile Notebook with special features for smartphones and tablets. Our Profile notebook contains over twenty years of research, and 452 pages of information on cults, alternative and world religions, and you can now carry it with you wherever you go.

New features in the digital version of our Profile Notebook include:

You can learn more, and see these special features in action, in our video demo of the digital version.

You can order the digital version of the Profile Notebook for $25, or you can order the printed version of the Profile Notebook for $49.

Donate by January 10th and Get Access to a Free Online Class

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Your generous support makes this ministry possible. If you believe in the importance of what we do here at Watchman Fellowship and want to be a part of the team, please consider being a ministry partner today by donating.

We also have a year-end special offer: Donate any amount by January 10, 2014, and get full access to our online video class Witnessing to Mormons with the Book of Mormon PLUS Manual (PDF download).

Click here to make your donation to Watchman Fellowship. We thank you for your support.

Free Profiles of Cults and Religions

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Now available on our website: free PDF copies of the Watchman Fellowship Profile!

We have uploaded PDFs of over 100 of our Profiles, giving readers of our website the same four-page, fully-formatted Profiles sent to subscribers and supporters of Watchman Fellowship. In our Profiles you will find information about cults, new and alternative religions, world religions, and religious leaders. You’ll have at your fingertips over twenty years of research to answer your questions, strengthen your faith, and improve your witness to others.

You can own your own copies of these Profiles with our Watchman Fellowship Profile Notebook. Still more, you can receive new Profiles by ordering a free subscription!

Free DVD: Reaching Jehovah’s Witnesses with the True Gospel

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FREE DVD: Do you know one of Jehovah’s Witnesses? Have you ever had them knock on your door with their Watchtower and Awake! magazines? I want to help you be prepared to turn your front door into the mission field. You can be trained to share the true gospel next time the Jehovah’s Witnesses knock.

This is why I want you to claim your copy of one of the best tools we have ever found for understanding and reaching Jehovah’s Witnesses. In less than one hour, you will receive a crash course on the beliefs, practices, history, and key terms of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. You do not want to miss this offer.

All we ask is a donation of $3.82 to help with postage and handling. Of course, I hope you can donate more, but I do not want the price to prevent you from owning this DVD. The only restrictions are: limit 1 per family, the DVD ships in a white sleeve (USA only), and the offer ends July 5, 2013.

Why are we giving away free DVDs? If you want to get the full story, read my two-page ministry update here: http://www.watchman.org/June2013.pdf. You will also learn more about our Utah Mission Trip to share the true gospel with Mormons later this month.

Thank you for your prayer support!