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Repent America Update 3/08/08


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Dear Friends,

I come to you with a grieved heart as I have been reflecting quite often this year on how quickly our nation continues to head down the path of destruction.  True Christians in America are finding themselves today, now more than ever before in our nation's history, facing extreme opposition by our government as the wicked continue to advance their unGodly agenda to silence faithful Christians from speaking the truth of God's Word and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  The modern-day American church establishment has no resemblance to Biblical Christianity, so I write to you with a grieved heart as I so desire a spiritual awakening in our nation.

Today, most pastors and professing Christians are not reaching out to the lost with the Gospel, but instead, have become friends of the world; they refuse to open their mouths for the thousands of helpless children that continue to be murdered daily at the hands of abortionists; they refuse to address the dangerous promotion and acceptance of sexually deviant lifestyles, and have turned their church services into nothing more than self-help seminars filled with mindless entertainment that are void of the Word of God. 

Last month, I was particularly saddened when I learned that a number of pastors were "up in arms" over an NFL policy that prohibited the "Super Bowl" from being shown on big screens in sanctuaries.   This is another alarming example as to how far the American church has drifted from Biblical Christianity.  Oh, only if the church would have as much excitement and passion to win the lost!  And, only if the church would be "up in arms" over the abortion holocaust in our midst!  The impact God's people could make, only if we would love Him!  Our disobedience and wicked ways have invited His judgment, and our nation continues to rush down the path of destruction.  "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14) 

As we continue to labor to reach the lost for Christ, we face much opposition from police and other government officials who continue in their attempts to silence us.  It is only by God's grace that we are not in prison now, and retain some freedom to continue to publicly witness and preach the Gospel as the efforts to silence Christians across America grows.  In fact, a powerful 13-week series has just been produced and is now airing on the Inspiration Network.  Speechless...Silencing the Christians shows how Christians all over America are being targeted and silenced because of their faith in Jesus Christ.  Members of our ministry team and I are featured in Episode 1, which previously aired and is now available online, and Episode 3, which is set to air on Saturday, March 29th on INSP (8:30 p.m. EST) and Friday, April 4th on iLife TV (9:30 p.m. EST) .  We will be discussing the Philadelphia 11 case in which we had been arrested, jailed and prosecuted for a "hate crime" for speaking the Biblical truth about homosexuality.  For further information on this series or to watch the trailer, click here"Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith." (2 Thessalonians 3:1-2)

I would also like to report of a recent court victory in Atlantic City, N.J. in which the Atlantic City Superior Court dismissed charges against our ministry team in an outreach we conducted last year.  Although there were no arrests, Atlantic City police stated that we were not permitted to engage in evangelism on the boadwalk and cited us for violating a city ordinance.  Read more about this victory by clicking here.

As you may be aware, I will stand trial this Monday for preaching on Halloween night in "The Witch City," Salem, Massachusetts, to those celebrating darkness.  I ask that you pray for me, my attorney, as well as for those who will be testifying on my behalf.  Despite the fact that there is absolutely no evidence showing that I violated any laws by preaching to the crowds of people, as I have done so each year for the past 5 years during the annual event, Assistant District Attorney Jane Prince received her orders to move ahead to trial.  Yesterday's WorldNetDaily story, "Preacher on trial for ministering in 'Witch City'," details the specifics of what happened, and includes video footage showing my encounter with police and my subsequent arrest.  The video footage is also available on our YouTube Channel.

Once this trial is over, our ministry is set to minister on a couple of college campuses in Massachusetts.  Then, we are traveling to Florida to minister to the tens of thousands of people that will be gathering in Panama City Beach for spring break. Your prayers and financial support would be appreciated, and are much needed at this time.  We are a small operation with a BIG mission, and we want you to partner with us as we zealously labor to reach the lost for Christ.  If you are able to help with either the expenses associated with my travel to Salem or our upcoming spring break outreach, please click here to make a donation.  Your support in any amount will make a tremendous difference!  Be assured that costs are kept at a bare minimum as we operate on an extremely low budget, focusing our resources on getting the Gospel out to as many people as possible.

At this time, I am also asking for you to prayerfully consider supporting our important evangelistic work on a monthly basis so that we can keep up with our ongoing and increasing costs of ministry, such as those related to gas and other travel-related expenses. Gospel literature, Scripture banners, telephone and Internet-based communication costs are also among the expenses that need to be met. Our expansive website literally reaches out to tens of thousands of unique visitors each month, driving hundreds of e-mails and telephone calls our way from those who do not know Christ, and from those who are in desperate need of prayer, counseling, and encouragement. Please help us to meet these needs.

Whether it be the public proclamation of the Gospel message (Romans 10:14-15), opening thy mouth for the voiceless (Proverbs 31:8-9), preaching to the poor and comforting the brokenhearted (Luke 4:18), warning the wicked of their way (Ezekiel 33:8-9), or working to preserve our liberties to do so, Repent America continues to “fight the good fight of faith.” (1 Timothy 6:12)  Please join in the fight with us by clicking here to make a monthly donation to keep us on the streets, so that we can continue to focus on impacting America with the truth of God’s Word!

Serving the Lord Jesus Christ,

Michael Marcavage
Repent America, Director

I encourage you to take a moment to read a favorable article recently written about our ministry. The article, entitled, “Repent America – A Ministry on the Frontlines”, was authored by Rev. Michael Bresciani and published on a number of online news sites.

"Repent America is hands down the organization that can be found down on the frontlines at any time night or day, [and] is drawing and producing the kind of individuals that truly can be called 'Christian Soldiers.' ... Although they will always create controversy they will always earn the respect of any believer that thinks the church should be doing more to evangelize a troubled nation.”  – Excerpt from "Repent America – A Ministry on the Frontlines"


Repent America is an evangelistic organization based in the birthplace of America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.