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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Evangelism Bootcamp Pictures

I attended an evangelism bootcamp November 10th-13th, 2005. This was held in Austin, Texas. To read more about the bootcamps, click here. I am posting some of the pics that I took while there. I will post the stories and all the witnessing adventures in another post.

Here I am doing open-air preaching. This is at a crosswalk and next to the University of Texas. The casket was being used by us to draw a crowd, showing that 10 out of 10 of us will die. Do you know if you will go to heaven? Take the test.
Sometimes, we had people drive by and hear us, then they would yell obscenities out their window towards us.
Here we are in class getting ready to get started on the first night. Roughly 90 people were here.
Darrel Rundus is on the left. He is the founder of The Great News Network (GNN), who put on the bootcamp. Tim Camp is on the right - he is on staff.
Two of my brothers in Christ...Rick Barnes(left) and Tommy Bell(right)
Austin, Texas' State Capitol Building
Next to the State Capitol
Scott McHargue standing next to the Ten Commandment statue. This is located next to the State Capitol
By the State Capitol
There was a large Veteran's Day Parade in Austin. We went, passed out many gospel tracts and witnessed. Some of our group open-air preached.
Jon Speed open-air preaching at the Veteran's Day parade
Here is one of our gospel tracts after the parade. This was rare. We didn't find many of our tracts thrown on the ground or in the trash.
I just had to get my pic next to the Ten Commandments!
Riding the 'Dillo on the way to witness out by the University of Texas
Josh Maciel, GNN Staff, doing an open-air by UT college
Brad Snow, GNN Staff, open-air preaching in Austin down on 6th Street
Thomas Umstattd Jr. open-air preaching on 6th Street with a heckler (right)
An open-air preaching going on with an angry heckler (right)
Terry Sexton open-air preaching
This pic was taken using the night lense...however, this is how the city of Austin, down on 6th street felt like...hell. It is a very wicked city.
Tommy Bell (left) and me (right)
Here is Nick Astacio from the Brox in New York goofing around near the State Capitol
Shane Rumsey(left) and myself
John Legg, who is from Austraila, was open-air preaching. He had a little fun with the "we're #1 finger". He was waiving the pointed finger about and said, "we're not here to point fingers, but how will you do on the Day of Judgment", that sort of thing.

The police directing traffic leading into the University of Texas football game
This pic was taken after the pedestrian traffic slowed way down! Some of us were passing out tracts and some were open-air preaching to them as they were walking across and waiting for the light to change.
We had one person get baptized at our hotel, in the hotel swimming pool
The State Capitol at night
The odd dressed man is named "Leslie". He spends a lot of time out on 6th Street in Austin. He was one of our biggest hecklers.
Jon Speed open-air preaching on 6th Street
6th Street
Praise God, I graduated bootcamp!
Matt Dodson(left) and myself
Me and Brad Snow(right)
Kristi Rundus and myself
Rick Barnes(left) and myself
Elisabeth Dyvig and myself
This is Jose and me. Jose is a street minister in various places in Texas. He gave us his wisdom in how to witness down on 6th street.
Jon Speed, GNN Staff, as well as my fearless leader during this bootcamp

These are my two roommates. Terry Sexton on the left, and Andy Rutkowski on the right.
Like I said above, I will post more of the actual stories and witnessing encounters in the near future.
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