Restless, Until Rest Is Found In Jesus.

For: Michael Lyman
Saint Augustine, FL
Organizer: Michael Lyman
Restless, Until Rest Is Found In Jesus. (Michael Lyman)
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The Story

And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.

For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?

Jesus has a people to save, they are from every tongue, tribe, people and nation. Saint Augustine is a great place to reach them. 3.5 to 5 million people visit SA a year.

My name is Michael Lyman and on April 23rd, 2015 I quit my job to prepare to move. I have been down there at least once a month for the last year and a half sharing the gospel, meeting people and preparing the way. This promise of Jesus is what encouraged me to quit me job and prepare to move. Then Peter began to say to Him, "See, we have left all and followed You." So Jesus answered and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first."For $75 dollars a month I can set up a table in the market in the Plaza de la Constitución. I have a wagon that has Bible and NT's, tracts, bottles of water, granola bars, my guitar and music. I set up downtown and sing old hymns to new tunes and talk to people I come in contact with. I have witnessed to Roman Catholics and Jehovah's Witnesses and other cults as well. Lord willing, I would like to open a Christian Bookstore. I have managed Christian Bookstores in the past including the one at Billy Graham's HQ for 7 years in Minneapolis. These funds will help us make the transition, our house is currently for sale and I hope to make another visit there in the next few weeks to meet with Christians, follow up with people I've shared the gospel with before and continue to share the gospel with those I come in contact with. We are praying for a large enough home to have people stay with us and help in the ministry. I have regular contact with believers in several churches there.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 16, 2017

Posted on September 16, 2017

September 1st was my last day working for Republic Services. The Lord provided strength and endurance for the best-paying/best benefits job I've had. I provide about half of our family income. He has always provided indirectly, I now trust Him to provide directly. Every day He opens new opportunities and guides me to those with whom He would have me share His gospel in word and deed. I ask for everyone's prayers, if you are led to contribute this is one way you can do so. I will not be soliciting funds except from the Lord directly, He knows our needs and their timing and He will provide using the means He has prepared for us. He has always went ahead to prepare the way and His goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our life. If you do not yet know Him, call on Him now, the time is short, He will be calling His own home soon and this earth will be experiencing the most excruciating 7 years of its history. No matter what your sins are He alone can deliver you from their guilt, shame and the control of Satan. He lived the perfect life we can never live, He died on the cross in every sinners place that will ever call on Him, and after His burial and resurrection He ascended into heaven to intercede for all who believe and to get us all home to Him. This is the best news and the truest news there has ever been and will ever be.
Only because of Jesus,
Michael Lyman

Posted on June 24, 2017

Posted on June 24, 2017

I want to share what we have been praying about and how the Lord has led me specifically lately. Since I have worked in most neighborhoods in St. John’s County the last two years I have gotten to know someone in most neighborhoods here. The county is experiencing record growth and growing pains and the estimated tourists that visit annually has gone from 3.5-5 million to 8 million in the latest projection! I do not have the time or strength to follow up working an exhausting job from 5:30 am to usually about 4 pm, sometimes later, occasionally, earlier. But I have had a lot of time to pray and seek direction. At the moment, I do some street witnessing and have a lot of good conversations 2-3 days a week when I’m downtown for a couple of hours on those days. I have not had time to set up and play music since we moved here, nor set up a table downtown. My plan is to rise early like I do now for work between 3:30 and 4:30, pray and seek the Lord’s direction for that particular day until I have a regular schedule. Somedays I will pick a neighborhood that I’ve picked up yard waste or recycling on that particular day, load the jeep with water and Gatorade and head out to walk and talk to customers, former co-workers, landscapers, etc. having drinks available to hand out and be ready to help anyone that is moving, working in their yard, etc. as the Lord orchestrates. I will park the jeep with the website on the back in the entrance of the neighborhood like a bill board. Some days I will go downtown with my guitar and literature downtown like I have in the past and either set up or walkaround and see where and how the Lord leads. Some days I will go to parks and play basketball and take croquet, frisbees, footballs, etc. to play with kids as well as bible and missionary stories to share with children I meet, likewise the beach and our neighborhood amenities. Other ideas from past experience include nursing homes, hospitals, jails, halfway houses and missions. I have Bibles and literature available and we will continue our Bible studies at home. I have many more ideas, but will see what doors the Lord opens. I am not knocking anyone that raises support before beginning a ministry, that’s how they were led. When I told one man that I was moving here without selling my house first, he told me that that was a different way to skin a cat and I have not heard from him since. I am trusting that the Lord will provide as He has for George Muller and others by asking Him only and making our needs known as the Lord leads and people ask. I am praying for others to join in, I do not expect to do this alone and will be taking Marsha and the children from time to time. I’ve had one brother already mention he may want me once in a while to work with him and I certainly am not opposed to that, but Jesus says the harvest is plenteous and the workers are few and to pray for Him to send workers. I’m just one of many believing that I should answer that call. Lord willing, Monday morning I will give my two week notice. My Proclaiming the Everlasting Gospel in Saint Augustine page will have daily updates. Please pray for us and yourselves that we may all do all we can to share the gospel while we are still here. Sharing the gospel and supporting gospel ministers is the only investment that is valuable now and more importantly forever!

https://www.facebook.com/missionstaugustine/


Posted on January 28, 2017

Posted on January 28, 2017

We've had many, many prayers answered and hope to see more soon. We have been able to pay off all of our debt except for our two homes and our jeep! Two people are interested in purchasing our home in Spring City, more updates soon. I have begun a new job with better pay, benefits, opportunities to minister and for advancement if the Lord chooses. I am putting an application in to rent a space monthly in the old market in the town plaza to give away Bibles, water and tracts. We are now attending Good News Church (PCA) and I have become a member. We have joined a small group there, Sarah is attending their youth group, it is good to have a local church again! Andrew works at Maple Street Biscuit Company downtown and at Publix and Sarah is working at Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream. She is also in the Culinary Arts program at FCTC and doing well. Jonathon recently got a promotion and a raise and Marsha's job is going better than ever. We all have been blessed to share the gospel lately. Marsha and Sarah are helping Anastasia Baptist with their Good News Club @ Crookshank Elementary School on Wednesday afternoons. I have more and more opportunities wherever I go, especially with the www.jesusisforlosers.org domain. Their are signs on our cars, I have T-Shirts, jackets, hats, etc. that I wear and it leads to more and more opportunities to share the gospel. Last Saturday I was approached by a young man who had seen me the day before and went to the website and read the truth. We had a good conversation and I hope to follow up with him soon. I regularly go to the beach with the jeep and almost always end up pulling out someone whose vehicle is stuck and get questions about the meaning of the site. We continue to ask the Lord to provide to be able to be totally debt free and for Him to provide to do this full-time. The harvest is ready, but the laborers are few. I continue to pray to be one of those that God sends full-time into His field at His perfect time. All donations go directly to purchasing literature, redoing my website etc. if you would like it to go towards our personal debt relief, just indicate it. Also check out A Candle in the Window Christian Hospitality Network and come stay with us and help! https://acandle.wildapricot.org/howacwworks

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