Move to Assurance (MTA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation based in Oregon. Founded in the year 2000, MTA is a conservative Christian (doctrines of grace) evangelism and apologetics ministry.
Our philosophy of ministry is to go wherever people gather to proclaim the gospel and to show people there are answers to their questions about the Bible, Jesus, and the gospel. We do this through a variety of means such as booths at fairs, festivals and bazaars. The internet is the world's gathering place so we also have several web sites and we produce videos that are designed for the web.
We are focused on making the gospel and Bible answers freely available to all who are interested. As a result we give away Bibles, books, tracts, and our videos. For example, our books and videos are available online for free downloading. (The books are also available on Amazon.)
We believing in obeying the Bible, and to be doers of the word as James 1:22 says. So we GO and DO as Matthew 28:19-20 says: "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
God Does It All
I had been invited to visit a home in a small village in India specifically to share the gospel. This was my first time sharing the gospel in India. I was nervous and uncertain about what I should say. I had studied India culture, but what if I made a mistake and unknowningly offended someone.
I ducked low to enter the small home and was greeted by two women. A woman and her mother. I started to introduce myself, "Hello, my name is Steve and I've come from America..." I said. But I didn't finish even my first sentence. The younger woman had started crying!
What had I done? How had I insulted her? I asked my translator to find out what the problem was. He said, "There is no problem. She just became a Christian."
I hadn't done or said anything. All I did was show up and God gave me the gift of seeing him save someone. It's all about God. He saves, not us.
I prayed with the woman. She then asked me to tell her mother about Jesus. I shared the gospel with her and she also began to trust in Christ as her savior.
Most of the time I feel like I'm a seed planter. This time I was present for the harvest. I feel very blessed to have seen God working.
You Can't Push Your Religion On People On a Public Sidewalk!
On a Friday evening I was part of a team doing street preaching on a sidewalk next to a public park. The way the team works is that one person preaches and the others interact with the crowd as the message ends. I picked out a young man and asked him, "What do you think about what you just heard?"
He replied, "You can't do this! You can't push your religion on people. This is a public sidewalk. We have separation of church and state!. I'm an atheist and I don't want to hear your fairy tales!"
This caught me by surprise and I was taken aback a little bit. Then it came to me that I should tell him the elevator story.
"Could I tell you a short story?" I asked. With a grimace and a look of disgust he agreed to listen.
...continued: read the elevator story.
My Husband Just Dies
A question we commonly ask people is, "What happens after you die?" What would you do if you asked a stranger this question and her reply was, "I know exactly what happens. My husband just died."