Build it and they will come

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

DSCN0271And come they do. The collaboration of a number of God’s disciples over the last 45 years has become a living testimony of God’s provision and an example of the remarkable fruition of obedience to Christ. Without a strategic plan, donor base, start-up money, and with only their desire to obey Christ’s Great Commission, these men and women have created this Son’Spot Ministries, Inc. in Ocean City, MD that testifies to the Glory of God. Each year, Maryland Bible Society (MBS) participates in this ministry by sending many Scriptures in the form of New Testaments and booklets of the Gospel of John. This year MBS sent 11,800 Scriptures. These leaders, some of whom I met in Ocean City, prefer not to be named. As one of them tells me, “Jesus is the leader and we are just a small part of the puzzle.” And while free meals and music at the Fellowship Center are part of the ministry, preaching the Gospel, bringing souls to Christ, then discipling and equipping new Christians is the critical mission. Day in and day out, by allowing God to work through them, they do just that.

For 45 years, sand sculptures on the beach next to the Board Walk at 2nd Street have been a mainstay of Son’Spot. The sculptures.  depict scenes from the Bible of Christ and His Apostles. Crowds gather to view them and some stay to listen to the message and watch the dramas put on each evening. Some of them hear and heed the Good News.

Each of these leaders is a servant preaching the Gospel with any tools God provides. In my 4 hour visit to Son’Spot’s Fellowship Center I learned this ministry is for the lost, the saved and the willing… for anyone who needs Christ. Here are a few brief stories.

Larry went to Ocean City addicted to drugs, in terrible shape mentally, physically and spiritually, despairing about his life. He walked along the boardwalk and met Christ. He went home a changed man, free of his addiction, with a new life and a Bible

Two teens from Ireland came to work and spend the summer in America. They found salvation there at the beach. They come to the Fellowship Center regularly

Laura, 18 years old, came to Son’Spot the summer of 2011 on a missionary trip from her church in Baltimore. She ministered to others. In 2012 as she prepared to enter college and move away from home, she came to Son’Spot for a week of spiritual preparation.

Is it any wonder MBS rains scriptures yearly on this amazing ministry? This is one of the many examples of God using MBS to assist in His work of man’s salvation. Your continued support makes these Scripture Grants possible.

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For over 200 years, the mission of the Maryland Bible Society (MBS) has been to see that every individual has an opportunity to own a Bible regardless of their native language or financial situation. Here in Maryland this mission has been mostly fulfilled. We now are turning our emphasis to encouraging and helping people read, understand and live out the truths and principles God has given us through His Holy Scriptures. As a non-denominational ministry, MBS is uniquely positioned to offer God’s Word without note or comment to Christians from all denominational backgrounds. This position allows us to work with all local Christian churches, serving and assisting them as they follow God’s lead. MBS has and will continue to establish and build partnerships that promote the distribution of the Bible, supply related sources and provide educational opportunities. Our vision is to ignite fresh passion for God’s Word to be lived out in the daily lives of people in Maryland and the world beyond. God’s Word contains truths that speak to all of the important areas of our lives: family, marriage, work, friendships, finances and parenting. It serves as the ‘road map’ for the often-overwhelming experience of life. It is a comfort, an encouragement, a teacher. It is convicting, edifying and inspiring. The Bible reveals our purpose in life. The Creator of the Universe has given us His Word to guide and direct us as we serve Him and live in the world.

As we embark on this renewed vision, our desire is to impact lives. As God leads us on this great adventure, we invite you to partner with us. Lives will be transformed as the Holy Spirit works through the Scriptures, resources and opportunities provided by MBS. Join us as we ignite fresh passion for God’s Word among individuals, ministries, local Churches, and businesses.

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