Our 18th Century Ministry
For several years, we have been actively engaged in preaching the Gospel and Christian evangelism on the streets of Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. Dressed in 18th Century re-enactor ministry costuming and armed with period correct literature, we have endeavored to preach from the Bible and speak with people about the important role that religion plays in the lives of 18th century families and America’s road to religious freedom.
As witnessed by the overwhelming success of the current History Channel mini-series, “The Bible”, people are hungry for an understanding of religion and why people believe what they believe and its’ relevancy in their daily lives.
Like the film, our ministry also uses the historical narrative to deliver the stories of the Old & New Testaments and is what our guests respond to and are receptive to. They listen…..they interact, converse and ask questions and then they leave, but, not empty handed. They depart with a little better understanding of something that has the power to monumentally change their lives, forever. It’s their choice, if they accept it and embrace it.
Each year, it is estimated, that approximately 700,000 to a million tourists visit the restored colonial capital in Virginia. Those numbers represent a tremendous opportunity for sharing the Gospel of Jesus with people from all around the world.
Our ministry is always looking for more effective ways to reach additional people. In an attempt to interest more children in the stories of the Bible, we have implemented a Bible Reading Program using one of 18th Century Bibles.com Hieroglyphick Bibles.
This new endeavor will be focused on families traveling with children, organized school groups and home schoolers visiting Colonial Williamsburg. We will read from the Hierglyphick Bible, out loud, to attract a small gathering of children. Then, we will pass around the Bible to the children and ask them to comment on the pictures or to read the stories to the other children assembled. We think that this is going to be an ideal way to share the Gospel with children in a meaningful way.
If you have a desire to share the Gospel, enjoy fine books and are interested in 18th Century history, take a look at the quality workmanship that Mr. James Moore accomplishes. We use many of his period correct evangelical tools in our ministry.