Our Motivation: Mark 16:15 “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Oswald J. Smith, Pastor of The People’s Church in Toronto Canada once said, “Why should people hear the gospel twice when there are those who have not yet heard it once?” This has been the challenge; to seek out those who have not had the chance to respond to the gospel.
Our Message: Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
The word GOSPEL means good news, most importantly, that God sent His Son into the world in the person of Jesus Christ to redeem the human race. The CEA focuses this message to lead unbelievers to the Lord Jesus Christ. Our crusades are interdenominational and are designed to serve all the masses.
Our goal is to reach the lost for Christ. We accomplish this through the presentation of the gospel in a concise form within the local setting. By preaching in the fields and streets of the community, the CEA is able to reach out to people who may not otherwise gain exposure to the Word. One of the most important aspects of helping people in developing nations is stimulating dedication though regular involvement in the Church and its functions. New believers often find this connection through gospel music and many other church sponsored activities. In turn they have the opportunity to grow spiritually and become leaders in their communities.
We do very little advertising for the crusades in the United States. In the islands, the local pastors and their members often use public address systems attached to vehicles to verbally announce the event. This is a common form of communication. In addition to this, hand-made banners are posted at the major intersections, and handbills are distributed door to door in the villages. The West Indies is a large Archipelago of Islands stretching from Cuba in the North to Trinidad in the south. The Larger Islands like Cuba, Santo Domingo, and Puerto Rico are Spanish-speaking, while Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti and part of St. Martin speak French. The Dutch-speaking islands are Curacao, Aruba, and Bonaire. Most of the other Islands speak English as well as other local dialects. For this reason, it is imperative that we obtain the cooperation and participation of local pastors.
If you would like more information on the work of Reverend Foster in the islands or his ministry in the United States, please call 724-757-3051 or e-mail him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org