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Practicing Evangelists

As servants for Christ and practicing evangelists we believe we should all do
personal evangelism nearly every time we leave our homes. We also believe we
should spread the gospel on a much larger scale through our 14 (+) special events.
We train other laborers and go to where the people assemble, such as fairs,
festivals, carnivals, and other special events. These become our “Proving
Grounds” where those who want to learn evangelism can come and learn how to
effectively share their faith.
We invite you to support us whether as a laborer by calling and signing up for a shift
to witness, and/or in prayer and/or through financial giving.


Training and Methods, Learn How To:

Be motivated by the passion of Christ - Become fishers of men - Reach the heart
using the Good Person Test - Use creative and colorful tools that will draw a crowd -
Present and proclaim the Gospel the way that Jesus did - Teach and train your
congregation to seek the lost rather than programs and procedures to avoid the
Laodicean lifestyle.



Statement of Faith:

1. There is one infinite eternal God who exists in three persons: Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit, who has manifested Himself to mankind, as is infallibly documented in
the Bible.

2. The Old and New Testament constitute the written Word of God, fully inspired as
originally given.

3. Man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin through disobedience,
thereby incurring physical and spiritual death; and the natural unregenerate man is
now under the wrath of God.

4. Jesus Christ, co-eternal and coequal with the Father and the Holy Spirit, was
conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, was
crucified, died, and was buried, and rose again from the grave on the third day,
ascended back into heaven to sit at the right hand of God from whence he shall
return to Earth.

5. Man is justified by grace through faith by accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as
personal Savior, not from works of the law.

6. There remains final judgment, which will determine our eternal blessing or our
eternal separation from God: a heaven to gain, and hell to shun.

7. All Christians are under obligation to seek the evangelism of the world, and to
receive from God divine power for this task.



History and Organization:


Wayside Havesters was founded in 1958 by Wilfred Slayton and Frank Jakewith.  
Bothfounders have graduated to heaven and are now with the Lord.  We continue to
carry on the work that they started in 1958.  We were granted a 501(3)c status giving
us the right to issue tax deductible receipts for our partners who donate funds for
gospel work.  We are a Christian Evangelical organization dedicated to sharing the
gospel of Jesus Christ wherever we can, which has become world wide in scope.  
We are governed by our own board of directors and are not under the control of any
church, however we cooperate with over 20 churches who supply us with
approximately 200 volunteers whom we train in our soul winning ministry.  We seek
the guidance of God's Holy Word and the Holy Spirit, and board members must be
born-again Christians.  We presently have 9 people on our board.

Originally, we rented space in Southern California fairs and showed Spanish Gospel
films in many locations in Mexico.  We still rent space in fairs and regularly see over
2,000 adults and children pray the salvation prayer with us yearly to receive Jesus
into their hearts in the 20 yearly events we are currently doing.

Originally, we bought gospel tracts from other ministries, but in order to save
money and improve the gospel booklets, we began printing our own tracts.  We
began by printing 300,000
Know Your Future booklets and we were surprised that
many others wanted to use our tracts, too.  This has grown into multiple millions of
booklets.  We are presently in process of printing 800,000 booklets.

Our 5 gospel booklets are:
Know Your Future  - Soul Winning for Adults and Teen Agers
Treasures in Heaven - Follow up for New Christians so they will grow spiritualy
Your Appointment - Motivates Christians to share their faith and tells how to do it.
A Gold Street - Salvation for children and helps them to grow strong in the Lord.
Your Final Parade - We pass out thousands to these to people waiting for parades to
begin, but they can be used anywhere.  All of our booklets are also available in
Spanish, except for
Your Final Parade.

We use a multi-colored beaded bracelet similar to Child Evangelism Fellowship's
Wordless Book which have led thousands of children to the Lord.

We invite you and your church to become involved with us to increase the number
of people you regularly can bring to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.  We ask
that you pray for us, and if you support missions financially, where could you find a
more fruitful ministry to support?  Our officers and board member do not receive
salaries.  We donate our time and money.   You can call us at 866 994-2783 toll free
or go on line at
www.thewaysideharvesters.org

Wayside Harvesters, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization established in 1958
and run by a Christian Board of Directors, whose purpose is to spread the gospel of
Jesus Christ both locally, regionally, and throughout the world (Acts 1:8) Its mission
to reach the lost and train up the laborers is accomplished through evangelism,
training, and tract distribution at festivals, fairs, and special events.
Over the years, with help of hundreds of Christian volunteers (laborers for Christ),
Wayside has witnessed to hundreds of thousands of people and had led many in
prayerful decisions to turn their lives over to Jesus Christ. This has involved
handing out thousands of Bibles, and over 1 million of our gospel tracts.
About Us
Mailing Address for Wayside Harvesters, Inc.:

Wayside Harvesters, Inc.
P.O. Box 4307
Palm Springs, CA 92263
melgerrard@aol.com
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
And he who wins souls is wise.
Proverbs 11:30