City Reach sees 316 come to faith in opening weekend


City Reach, a Baptist General Convention of Texas-sponsored effort to share the gospel, started last weekend in Fort Worth. Through a partnership between the Tarrant Baptist Hispanic Fellowship and the BGCT, 20-25 churches came together for a marriage seminar on Thursday and an all-day fiesta on Saturday.

Between 2,000 and 3,000 people attended the block party, according to Hector Mendez, Hispanic consultant for Tarrant Baptist Association. The event included a children’s area where clown shared the gospel, 50-60 people handing out tracts and six preachers throughout the day. There were activities for young and old alike.

The lastest report indicates 316 people came to faith as a result of the block party, many through the one-on-one relationships that were built when one of the volunteers shared a tract. The relationships shared with people that they are cared about, Mendez said. That provides the avenue through which the gospel could be shared.

Mendez rejoiced in the work the Lord did this weekend, but knows there is much more to do. Some people in Tarrant county still do not know the Lord. And for those who just started a relationship with God, area churches know they need to do follow up discipleship.

“We have so many people in Tarrant County that still do not have a relationship with the Lord,” Mendez said. “We’re trying to preach the gospel to the entire county.”

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2 Responses to “City Reach sees 316 come to faith in opening weekend”

  1. Julio Guarneri Says:

    The event was indeed a success. The beautiful weather was an added blessing. It was good to see Hispanic churches working together for the sake of loving a community and sharing the gospel with them. The networking of the Hispanic fellowship of churches in TBA, the BGCT, TarrantNet and other ministries (clown ministries, mobile unit ministries, a Hispanic independent Baptist church, evangelistic associations, etc., etc.) is a rich expression of the body of Christ being about the main thing. One of our church members, Max Perez was training one of the volunteers on how to use a gospel tract when receiving guests for the festival. In the process he discovered that the volunteer had never made a decision for Christ himself. Max took the opportunity to share the plan of salvation!

  2. John Says:

    What a great testimony to the body of Christ working together. Thanks for sharing, Julio. That’s outstanding.

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