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Hey there fellow deviants and followers of Christ, my name is Jennifer, or just Jen. Recently I have become the new Co-Founder for this amazing group, Children-of- God, courtesy of saykha. I have released some stuff on my own experiences with God, and plan to help explain confusing subjects in the Bible in the near future.
 Here's a little about me:
 I do fanart for mainly Lion King and Final Fantasy/ Kingdom Hearts. I do write, but not much. I am an Evangelist Christian, and am willing to answer any questions from anyone, regardless their religion or beliefs. As many of you might know, I comment on the preachings you guys submit to the group- seeing deviants out there preaching the words of God is just BEAUTIFUL!! ;)
 *If any of you have questions about the group or for me, just ask!!!
Hi Everyone :wave:

A while ago I started a series called "Reaching Others".  The mission of the journals in this series is to help and encourage everyone to reach someone with the message of Jesus.  When we think about this concept most of us pull away from the idea for fear of rejection, and also because we're not even certain where to begin the conversation when given the task to "GO OUT" and talk to someone about Jesus.  In this series, it's my mission to give you guys encouragement, and practical examples on how to reach people.  In the first journal I gave you the example of "God's Love Letter" - you guys can read all about it here :pointr: children-of-god.deviantart.com…  In this journal I'll be telling you details of another outreach I did with another group - it's a very different approach and I think you might like it :D  I like to call these type of outreaches "Compassion Outreaches".  

The purpose of this type of outreach is the following:
:bulletpurple:  To meet their needs (food, clothes, etc.)
:bulletpurple:  To introduce Jesus to them.

Compassion Outreach

We did this outreach two months ago (March 2015) in a very poor area.  Food and jobs weren't things that a lot of people had, and most families went to bed hungry every night.  It was an area that the group leader saw had a dire need, and she works in this area constantly, spreading the message of Jesus and raising funds to help feed and assist as many families as possible.  She arranged an outreach in this area by going from one house to the next (she took a group of people in her ministry and literally walked from house to house), knocking on their doors and telling them that they're a Christian ministry that will be giving out food and clothing on a certain date, that this will happen in the local park and that they should come to receive what they need.  Being a very poor area, they were welcomed and most people came on that day.

On that day, I went out with the group leader and some volunteers, to the local park.  The group leader divided us into 3 groups:  (1) One group to give out food and clothing, (2)one group to tend to the children (games were played, sweets given out and they were told about Jesus) and (3) another group that will go to each person and talk to them about Jesus.  I fell in the last group, the group that went to each person to tell them about Jesus.  Naturally I was terrifyingly nervous, but I decided to ignore my fears and boldly walk to each person I felt I had to talk too.  The group leader gave us each a notebook and flyers, telling us to take down the number and address of each person we talk too (if they would give it to us) and to also give them a flyer.  She instructed us that, by the end of the morning, she didn't want to see one person without a flyer - we were to talk to everyone and not skip a single person.  It was simple enough, and before we knew it the park was swarming with people.  I think almost everyone the group leader went to see in the previous weeks to get them to come and get food and clothing arrived.  The park was absolutely swamped.  

I went about and a girl caught my eye.  She was very friendly and she agreed to let me talk to her when I asked her if I could talk to her about Jesus.  Due to the area she lived in, she had had a very difficult life and I started the conversation off by asking her to seriously let me know what her feelings were towards God.  With her, it felt like a good place to start the conversation.  When you go out and talk to people, you'll realize that you don't start the conversation the same with everyone - God will guide you on what to say, and what to do when you talk to people like this.  I know it's frightening when you think about it, but God is with us, so I always just go out and trust that He'll be with me and guide me on what to say :D The morning passed as I spoke to this girl - after our conversation she agreed to give me her address and her phone number.  I also spoke to another girl and a lady who was standing nearby listening to the conversation I had with the girls.  When I looked up at the park after this, everyone in the park had flyers in their hands.  Our group had sweeped through the crowd with amazing speed and everyone had accepted the chats from the group, and their flyer.  

You might be thinking by now, why did we ask for their numbers and address'.  Well, what we did that day wasn't the full extend of the outreach.  The group leader would take the numbers and address' from our group members and then she would visit the houses on our lists with her ministry members.  There they would talk to the people again, and invite them to join their cell group :D  This way, the people who were serious about giving their lives to Jesus wouldn't be forgotten.  They would have the opportunity to learn more about Jesus in the cell group, and so grow in their walk with God.  After this outreach, the group leader's cell grew by 20 people! :dance:  20 of the people we spoke to that day was serious enough about giving their lives to Jesus that they joined the cell group to learn more.  At the moment the group is thriving - they're also opening a children's ministry for all the children that joined as well!

All in all, this type of outreach is a wonderful way to reach people for God.  Most people in areas like this feel forgotten - the people of God must go out, help them with their needs, and give them the beautiful wonderful message of Jesus :heart:  We're having another outreach in the same park next month.  We will be giving out food and clothes again.  Due to the need in the area, we will have to do this on a regular basis, but we will then also have another opportunity to preach Jesus to someone else who desperately needs Him.  I encourage you to do this if you are able.  Most churches have outreach programs like this, so I encourage you to join this type of group :D

Please let me know if you've been part of this type of outreach, or if you yourself have any outreach experiences you would like to share :aww: I would love to hear from you guys.

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. Proverbs 19:17

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
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We are a Christian group there to spread the Word of God and bring glory to Him. Everyone is free to join (even if you're not a Christian).

How to Join: Just click on the "Join" button. We will automatically accept you :aww:

Which Art is Accepted: We will accept all forms of art, as long as it is Christ-centered.

Rules:
:bulletblue: No "hate" art will be accepted. This includes art that reflects animosity towards non-Christians, and art that shows aggression towards Christians of other theological beliefs than your own. Remember to "speak the truth in love" (Eph 4:15). If your art does not reflect this "love", we will unfortunately not accept it.
:bulletblue: We will not accept your art if it goes against the belief that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Saviour (and the only path to salvation).
:bulletblue: We will accept art from every Christian denomination, as long as that art glorifies Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.
:bulletblue: All art-works must have a written explanation in the comments of how it is Christ-centered. If this is not included in the comments. we will not be able to accept the art-work.
:bulletblue: All art-work must have an English explanation. All of the submissions are screened, and an English explanation of the art is therefore needed.

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The greatest gift

According to the Bible, all have went against God.

Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

However. 1 John 4:8 tells us that, "..God is love."

Ezekiel 33:11 tells us that God doesn't want any to go to Hell. I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways!...

Thankfully. God provided a way out.

John 15:13: "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

This is exactly what God did.

John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

How can I be saved? Romans 10:9-10, 13.

"That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved... for, 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'"

We can't achieve salvation on our own.

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9

this is salvation. To turn from that sin, accept God.

2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

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Are non-Christians (I'm an eclectic pagan, former Christian) allowed to join? I would like to, many of my closest friends are Christians (i attended a private Christian school for six years and that is why ^^), and I surprisingly still enjoy discussing Christian theology with them and Christians I meet online- not arguing or going against it as a pagan, but just talking about it because it is a topic I enjoy. I am very well-versed in core doctrine, church history, and apologetics (defense of the Christian faith through logical arguments based on both biblical and extra-biblical proofs). ^-^

My new beliefs, though, actually permit me to still help others in their various spiritual paths, for I believe the Goddess (to say a pagan worships Satan is to say an atheist worships God btw- from a logical standpoint) is pleased if we feel fulfilled with our path (and cause not harm to others!), and thus I still help people who struggle with the Christian faith from time to time in order that they might find more fulfillment from that spiritual path (since I am a former Christian and am intellectually prepared to help in such ways). 

I was actually just witnessing to someone the other day. I hope that YHWH blesses her... poor dear, the stuff she had been through. I only pray that her faith grows and that your God brings her the comfort she needs within her soul. Heart

Regardless, blessed be, everyone, and I hope you might allow me to join and meet some of you if you're reading this comment.

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You are beautiful, and god loves you. He believes in you. Even if you sinned ever he would forgive you and continue to love you. You are an amazing person, and god put you on this earth for a reason. And if you ever feel like you're nothing, just keep going and know you aren't. You are the greatest person to some people, keep smiling, lift your head up high, and know you are loved.

God will always love you <33

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