SFOI is looking for men who believe they are called to evangelistic work or who have a passion for souls to hear the Gospel to spend the three days proclaiming the Gospel to the University of Michigan, Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions fans.
Event Leader: Jason Bradshaw is the hosting the fourth annual Michigan Football Weekend. The dates are to Sept 21-23.
This year’s events: Michigan vs. Nebraska at Ann Arbor; the Detroit Tiger vs. Kansas City at Tiger Stadium and the Detroit Lions vs. the New England Patriots at Ford Field.
If you have a desire to spend three days fellowshipping and laboring with other evangelists so the fans can hear the Gospel and be provided the opportunity to respond then plan to join us today. The details are below including the link to take you to the registration page.
Friday: Meet at Jason’s house at 7:00 for dinner and fellowship.
Saturday: Meet at Jason’s house for an hour of prayer then depart for ministry at the The Big House where the University of Michigan hosts Nebraska in Ann Arbor. Kickoff TBA. Further details are based on kickoff time.
Sunday: Meet at Jason’s house for an hour of prayer then travel together to Comerica Park where the Detroit Tigers host the Kansas City Royals at 1:10 PM. Ministry time 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Lastly, preach at Ford Field for the Lions vs. Patriots game. Ministry time 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
Accommodations: Jason is coordinating housing. Evangelists from outside of Detroit are scheduled to stay with Jason. If necessary there are convenient hotels.
Airport pick up: You will be picked up at the airport if you fly into Detroit. Simply email your itinerary to Hannah at: email@example.com
Meals: Everyone is invited to Jason’s house for breakfast and dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday.
Costs: None except incidentals like your meals during ministry time and contributing to transportation cost.
Registration Information: This event is for men and women. Men only can stay at Jason’s house.
Next Step: Register by clicking on the SFOI logo below. Once you register and are approved you will receive further information including but not limited to an event waiver and payment information. You will also be asked to submit a bio and picture to be posted on the event pages.
Questions about how SFOI works: If you have not previously participated in an SFOI outreach then visit these pages to help you understand the work of the ministry: SFOI Distinctives; the goal of SFOI; what to expect at an SFOI event; SFOI Vision and Mission statements; Registering for an event.
Bill Adams – Chattanooga, TN
Bill Adams has been preaching full-time for 17 years. He has preached in every English speaking country in the Western World except Ireland, plus other nations like Brazil, Italy, Germany and Greece. He has stood before millions of souls heralding the Words of our Lord Jesus Christ.
After 17 years all Bill can say is, “Inspired by my heroes of the faith the Apostle Paul and John the Baptist who both pointed their hearers to Christ Jesus the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, all I know is Christ crucified. All that my old man held dear is but dung and dying daily. I press forward toward the mark knowing Christ more and more. See Philippians 3:7-16 for a Biblical explanation of my perspective and goal.”
Bill is married and has four children. He is a commissioned evangelist of the Diocese of the Central States of the Reformed Episcopal Church which is part of the Anglican Church of North America and is presently enrolled in the Masters of Theology program at Union School of Theology headquartered in Oxford, England. You can read Bill’s personal theological thoughts here: Bill Adams’ Theological Writings: Views from an Evangelist.
Jason Bradshaw – Riverview, MN
Hi I’m Jason Bradshaw. I’m 34 years old. I’m married to a blessing from the Lord named Kelly. We have been married for almost 5 years. We don’t have any children but we have a dog that we treat like a son lol. For roughly 20 years I believed I was a Christian, but after practicing a lifestyle of deliberate sin against God, the Lord granted me the gift of repentance and faith! My life has never been the same. I finally realized that the sinner’s prayer does not save. King Jesus saves! I’m so blessed and forever grateful to be adopted as one of God’s children. I’m a recruiter by trade, but the Lord has ignited a strong desire in me for evangelism. It still amazes me to this day that the Lord would give me so much joy in sharing the Gospel! I’m so blessed to be able to share this passion with my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ! Praise Jesus!
Pamela Carney – Farmington, MI
My name is Pam Carney, and I was born in 1970 and born again in September 2012. I love Jesus and live to serve Him. He saved me when I was unmarried, and as I remain in the condition in which He saved me, I am free to have undivided devotion to Him. Therefore I am free to be used by God for the work of evangelism, which I love! My purpose in life is to serve Him, as long as I physically can, in this way.
I have no children and live in the Detroit Michigan metro area. I worship and serve at a reformed Baptist church. Besides witnessing at sporting events with the brethren, I witness outside of abortion clinics and various festivals during the year. By God’s grace and the Holy Spirit power, I am able to share the Gospel at my job and also whenever the Spirit leads me. May God be with you!
Kevin Katzmann – Ontario, Canada
Kevin Katzmann is a sinner saved by the grace of God, through faith alone in Christ alone. He is married to Christina and together they have three children, Curtis, Cameron and Catherine. Through a heart wrenching trial God graciously saved Kevin by bringing a deep conviction of his sin and the holiness of God. Now a new creation in Christ, Kevin loves to preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified, and longs to see the church equipped for the Great Commission. Kevin has lead a weekly witnessing team on the streets in Burlington and Hamilton since 2013 and serves as an Elder at Pineland Baptist Church.
Jeff Mardling – Ontario, Canada
My name is Jeff – Not only am I a born again follower of Jesus Christ, I have been cleverly disguised as a funeral director in Chatham-Kent, Ontario. I have been married to my wonderful wife Susan since 1995 and we have three sons, Cameron, Joel and Noah. I have a passion for the lost and help lead a weekly evangelism team from our church on the streets of London, Ontario. I also serve with a local missions ministry and outreach broadcast called The Cross Current and TCCRadio.com
Nicholas Mata – Belleville,MI
My name is Nicholas Mata. I’m 31 years old, and I became a born again Christian in June 2012. I currently work for a distribution warehouse, but my real passion is evangelism and ministry. God has blessed me with a burden for the lost sheep of His fold, and I am blessed to be able to participate in evangelism on many different levels. I also have a passion to read, study, and lead studies, of God’s Word with others. Everyday I am learning, and enjoying, the process of becoming less, so that my Savior may become greater through me.
Stephen Nylen – Wyoming, MI
Stephen Nylen, 29
I grew up in urban Grand Rapids, MI in an unbelieving “christian” home. Upon highschool graduation, I joined the US army as a Cavalry Scout (recon). While gearing up for a second deployment, the Lord gripped my heart. I saw myself in my sin, misery and need for the righteousness of Jesus to save me from the wrath of the perfectly just and holy God i knew existed. While on my way to indulge in sin, in the blink of an eye by faith alone because of God’s grace alone, i received Christ as both Savior of my soul and Lord of my life. The Holy Spirit caused me to be born again and i was a new creation. Since that moment i have not been able to cease fire on telling of the Law of God, the Gospel of Christ and the Spirit’s ability to rescue and redeem sinners. I am now the chair for outreach and evangelism at New City Fellowship OPC and an aspiring full time open air preacher. I servant lead a street ministry called Frontline Apologetics. I have a godly and lovely wife named Jessica whom I don’t deserve and 2 beautiful daughters. Leyanna who is 20 and Cadence who is 2. I have been blessed greatly and yet I am the least of men.
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
Eliezer Sagansay – Dearborn, MI
Hello, my name is Eliezer. I am a husband to Judy, father of three children to Jaiden, Abigail Joy, and Isla Rosalie, senior pastor of International Community Christian Church, registered nurse at a hospital and home care. I was born and raised in Subic, Philippines until I was 10 years old and then I moved to Dearborn, Michigan.
My father is a pastor and he shared the Gospel to me when I was 6 years old. On July 16, 1994, my father shared to me the ABCs of salvation: A-admit to God that you are a sinner; B- believe that He is God’s Son; C-confess that you are a sinner. From what I can remember, my father shared to me a few verses from the Bible such as John 1:12, John 3:16, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, etc. I sincerely prayed the sinner’s prayer and I remember that I was in tears after realizing that I was sinful and needed to trust in Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I followed the Lord in believer’s baptism about 2 years later. I have been serving the Lord since I can remember. I was raised in a Christian home and literally in the church because I lived in the church parsonage. I have been involved in the music ministry and evangelism since I was about 6 years old and I still remember the joy of passing out Gospel tracts during our outreach.
When I was in the Philippines, there was a time that my father and I was going to a mission outreach in a different island. We rode on a boat that was overloaded with people, and the person that was operating the boat was drunk. At the time, we were sailing through a part of the sea where big ships have sunk. The operator was drunk, the boat was overloaded with people, and the waves were big. The boat flipped over and I nearly drowned to the bottom of the sea. Simultaneously, my mother was at home, sleeping and dreaming that I was in trouble and I was drowning. My father came to my rescue. He swam and reached down to me to save my life. God spared me that day because He has a plan and a purpose for me.
I often think about that story and reflect on how God the Father saved me. In Ephesians 1, Paul tells us that it is God who blesses us with every spiritual blessing that we have received. Out of His love, He predestined us before He created the foundations of the world, to be holy and blameless in Jesus Christ, so that God may be praised and glorified. I know that Jesus paid for my soul to be saved and He redeemed me. The price that He paid was that He gave His body to be broken and His blood to be shed for the forgiveness and remission of my sins. It was His sacrifice that made it possible for me to call Him “Abba, Father.” God gave me the eyes to see beauty of His Holiness and ugliness of my sin. I cannot rely on my good works and my involvement in the ministry from childhood to adulthood because they cannot amount to the works of Christ. When I heard the Gospel and believed, I was sealed with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit bears witness in my heart, mind and conscience that I am saved because the Word of God speaks to me. The Holy Scripture is effective in my life because it corrects, instructs, rebukes, and gives encouragement in my life. The Holy Spirit convicts me of righteousness and sin. He gives me comfort and He walks with me as I follow Christ. In Ephesians 2:1, it says,”We were dead in our trespasses and sins.” It was the sin of Adam that I inherited when I was born. I was spiritually dead without the help of God. It was God that gave me life, giving me the eyes to see and ears to hear the Gospel message. I needed to be born again.
John 3:5-8: 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Ephesians 2:8-9: 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Ivan Town – Allen Park, MI
My name is Ivan and I live in Michigan near Detroit. I was born in a much more rural section of the state eventually got my BS in computer science. But don’t think I’m a math pro – I had to make up for serious slacking by summer classes, a 5th year and tons of grace. (that I was unaware of at the time)
I got married and we moved to Maine for her med school adventure. It’s a beautiful place. Be sure to stop through there if you can. In Maine I was hired by my current employer. I mostly do website programming. They even let me work from home now that I’ve had to move away! It’s been a tremendous blessing from the Lord to have this job which I love.
Our first son was born in Maine and our daughter was born while in residence in Quincy, Illinois.
All that time, I thought that I was a Christian. I had no idea how ignorant and foolish I was. During a difficult marital time, the Lord opened my eyes and commandeered my life. Romans 8:28 burned it’s reality into my soul soon after. Although my marriage dissolved, our Master was leading me somewhere I never imagined.
I thank and praise the Lord for transforming an introvert like me into someone who is completely willing to be a fool for Christ. As it seems to be our Lord’s custom, He continued to astound me by raising up some like-minded evangelism crazies like me at my church!
I’m grateful to be able to serve the body as a foot. I’m so happy to be saved from myself. I pray that I’m able to love Jesus more by loving his church. I look forward to spending time with you in service to our Captain.
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