On September 25th, 2016 we completed the Farmington Fair at Farmington, Maine. We talked to 288 people over 7 days.
We have one urgent need that arose during the fair. An older lady, Frances, wants to do a Bible study in Canaan, Maine.
Currently she is studying the Bible with a Jehovah Witness and is being led astray. She was told Jesus is an angel.
She ask for Bible verses showing Jesus is God, so we gave her “The Deity and Humanity of Christ”, by Pastor Harris. See attachment.
Also, we gave her our Jehovah Witness write up, the Trinity explanation using a triangle, and a Venn diagram. Also attached below.
Whoever studies the Bible with her must be able to counter the arguments of the Jehovah Witness and answer Frances’s questions.
We have her phone number and address, and if you would like to help her or if you know someone who can help, please contact us.
We had two very memorable encounters during this fair. The first occurred in front of the booth with a loud, confrontational atheist.
Wearing a Freedom From Religion Foundation button, an atheist asked how I knew that God exists.
I explained there are 14 logical arguments for God’s existence. I also quoted Oxford biologist Richard Dawkins:
“Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.”
And I quoted Nobel laureate Francis Crick:
“Biologists must constantly keep in mind that what they see was not designed, but rather evolved.”
He then stated that we did not know if God was male or female and when I started to answer he repeatedly yelled a crude question.
I attempted to explain that God is a spirit and reveals himself in the Bible as male, but he just kept shouting the crude question.
After what seamed like an eternity, I finally responded that Jesus Christ is God and a man. He was silent for a moment.
Then he demanded the same answer for God the Father. I explained that God the Father is a spirit and does not have a physical body.
At this point, the atheist’s mortified wife, who had been trying to get her husband to stop interrupting and listen to my explanations, left.
The atheist then demanded I prove God exists in 5 seconds and began to repeatedly yelled “Prove It!”.
I said “Prove Darwinian evolution in 5 seconds.” After I counted to 5, he blurted out, “Fossils!”
Then he complained I was not taking the “conversation” seriously.
I then asked him, “What evidence would you accept for the existence of God?” He answered that he wanted a miracle.
I responded, “Like somebody rising from the dead? Like Jesus Christ did?”
His response was that we did not even know that Jesus was real and that he wanted archeological proof that the Bible was true.
I answered, “There are 92 historically proven facts in the book of Acts and 64 historically proven facts in the book of John.
We also know more about Jesus, both from Christian and non-Christian sources, than we know about Caesar Tiberius.
When historians use the seven historical evaluations to determine if a document if true or not, the Bible passes all seven.”
The atheist, quieted by the evidence in by these arguments, walked away muttering that he wouldn’t believe any of the evidence.
All the explanations I used are found in the book “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist”. I can not recommend it highly enough.
It can be found at https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Have-Enough-Faith-Atheist/dp/1581345615.
The only way to top this “conversation” would be if we were lucky enough to talk to god in the flesh. And we did.
When we asked an older man if he had broken any of the Ten Commandments, he said, “No, I have never broken any of these.”
“I am perfect because I am God.” He continued, “I see you as perfect, for you are God as well, even if you don’t know that yet.”
“Your sub-conscience is one with God and your mind is everything, your fleshly body doesn’t matter.”
“You are a spirit and your are born again when you enter your fleshly body and your mother gives birth to you.”
He claimed to have studied the Bible, theology, astrophysics, quantum-physics, and meta-physics.
He said that we are blind and confused like children, and we needed to grow and go on this spiritual journey.
He promised that we would have good health, long life, wealth, and happiness, as he had.
After we completed this journey, he said “you will become like me.” We politely declined.
One of the last conversations Bethany had was with an older lady who was seeking advice on Baptism.
She was saved but had been told that she had to be baptized or she wasn’t saved and was going to Hell.
I explained to her that our salvation comes solely through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23, 10:9-10).
I also said that Baptism was an act of obedience to Jesus Christ after becoming saved.
Other than that, there was nothing unusual or unique about this fair.
We were in the commercial building, and few people stopped to talk. On the first day, only 6 people asked to take the test.
So we changed tactics and took turns standing in front of the booth and handing out several tracts to those who walked by.
Those tracts included the “Tickets to Heaven and Hell”, “Your Life”, “Innocent or Guilty”, and “Contradict”.
And easily 2/3 of the tests were given standing in the front of the booth, or to people we invited in after handing them a tract.
We met almost as many Christians as non-Christians. We did not count the Christians in our total of tests given.
We also met many people who thought they were Christians, had been baptized, but did not know about salvation.
We counted them and we gave them the “Pretender” tract found here: http://www.tractplanet.com/Pretender-Tract_p_240.html or
There were four church booths at this fair: two Baptist churches, a Seventh-Day Adventist church, and a Reformed Presbyterian church.
There was also a Gideons booth and a Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) booth.
Please pray for everyone who visited our booth.
David A. Leak
All the fairs we attended in 2015, we are attending in 2016. Also, we applied for several new fairs and are waiting for a response:
Fair 2016 Dates Web Site Status
NH: Deerfield Fair Sept 29 – Oct 2 http://www.deerfieldfair.com Paid
Number of Days at Fairs: About 50, depending upon which fairs we get in to.
Completed Fairs Days at Fairs Web Site Total
ME: Pittston Fair July 21-24 (4) http://www.pittstonfair.org 84 people
NH: North Haverhill Fair July 27-31 (5) http://nohaverhillfair.com/indexs.shtml 278 people
NH: Cornish Fair August 19-21 (3) http://www.cornishfair.org 152 people
ME: Clinton Lions Ag Fair September 08-11 (4) http://www.clintonlionsfair.com 90 people
ME: Farmington Fair September 18-24 (7) http://www.mainefairs.org/fairs.html 288 people
Year to Date Totals; Days at Fairs: 50; People talked to: 2228