Mike, Cindy, Emily and Luke Skinner

Serving with Global Media Outreach

2953 Tikimber Way
St. Cloud, FL 34772
(321) 766-4602 (home)
(407) 536-9528 (office)


Dear Family and Friends:

On August 6-9, four co-workers and I went to a “T4T” discipleship conference in Houston. This is being called today's fastest-growing Church-planting movement.

I started using some of the ideas I learned there in our Live Chat outreach as soon as we returned. Here are a few of the principles I have been thinking and praying about. I would like to have you join me in prayer that I could gain greater proficiency in gathering and training groups of disciples.

Building Bridges to Spiritual Conversations
This requires sensitivity to opportunities to bridge to the gospel:

And Favour in Nigeria sounded pretty brazen as he asked what he would get in exchange for giving up fornication:

Mike: Hi, I'm Mike! Welcome :-) I'm here to help you with your questions.

Favour: good day.

Mike: Great day, thank you! :-) I hope for you also

Favour: i need to know more about the gains of been out of fornication.

Mike: the gains?

Mike: You mean what do you get in exchange? For giving up fornication?

Favour: yes i mean benefits. spiritual benefits.

Mike: :-) Well, how about this - fornication is something that will send you to hell

Mike: If there's a chance of avoiding that, that is a benefit, right?

Favour: ok

Mike: Let me show you [note: I felt I needed to shock him at this point!]

Mike: (Quoted all of Ephesians 5:3-7 - this listed among reasons the wrath of God comes on unbelievers).

Mike: Can I show you how to avoid being a partaker of that wrath of God?

Favour: yes please

Mike: Please read this site

Mike: http://4laws.com/laws/text/

Mike: We are sinful and separated from God by our nature and by our deeds, like fornication

Mike: those deeds deserve death (spiritual separation from God in hell)

Mike: The only way to bridge that separation is by the cross of Christ

Mike: Jesus died for our sins and was raised to life again

Mike: Only by giving up sin and trust in your own righteousness can you be saved.

Mike: Will you trust in Him today?

Favour: thank you so very much. i have learn a lot now.i will visit the site and learn more and also trust in the most High God alone.

Mike: You do that by personal request to Him, OK? not so much reciting a prayer you may not understand or mean

Favour: ok

Mike: But if a prayer like this one expresses what your heart says to God:

Mike: Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.

Mike: You might pray like that.

Mike: Did you pray to receive Jesus, Favour?

Mike: I hope you will trust him and if you do He will give you power to resist the fornication that brings God's wrath on the unbelievers

Favour: yes i just did.

Mike: Praise God! That's great!

Mike: Would you like to join me for a group meeting with other believers?

Mike: It's going on right now

Favour: yes

Mike: Come to http://GodLife.com/chat/openchat I will see you there, OK?

Favour did join me, and in the the next hour's study, his concerns changed! He went from calculating how worthwhile chastity was to him to planning his outreach to his own family with the love and grace of Jesus.

I believe that describes how we must learn to mobilize new believers if our outreach is to eventually move beyond the first generation of faithfully sharing the gospel message toward sparking revival in remote areas around the world. I believe that is God’s heart! Please join me in prayer that we can become part of the first step in a world-changing, chain-reaction movement of God.

Thank you for your faithful prayers and support of our efforts. We could not serve the Lord in full-time ministry without precious partners in ministry like you!

Love, in Christ,

P.S. Please see our latest photos!

Mike and Cindy Skinner
"One Day Closer!" (Romans 13:11)