the 101 project
Because Jesus said "Go, preach the gospel to all" and "make disciples in all nations" our mission as Open Air Campaigners is to "present Christ by all means everywhere". The Apostle Paul said, "thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation." (see Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:19, Romans 15:20)
God has raised us up as missionaries in America's most churchless cities.
According to Barna Research, San Francisco - San Jose (where Dan lives) is #1 and Monterey - Salinas (where Brenten lives) is #14 on the "most unchurched cities list". So in 2016, there were 7.8 million people in the Bay Area, but 4.7 million (60%) didn't go to church, 1.2 million were "never-churched" and 3.5 million had been "de-churched". Of those who did go to church regularly, another 1/3 became de-churched during the pandemic. Where are they going to hear?
Brenten lives 101 miles South of San Francisco, in the Monterey Bay area which consists of 707,000 people in 38 cities (14 in Santa Cruz County, 24 in Monterey County), where 1/2 of the 8.4 million people in this stretch of 101 miles are 50% "post-Christian". It's terrifying to think of where they'll go without Christ!
Our desire is to present Christ as Savior and Lord with both audio and visual means so that people everywhere within 101 miles may hear, believe, call on Jesus, be saved and added to the kingdom of God.
But we need your help to fund our time and travels to reach out to all 101 cities in the next 101 weeks. If 101 more Christians or churches give $101 per month to OAC NorCal Branch, both Dan and I would be fully funded to complete the 101 project within 101 weeks. Would you pray for us and ask God if you are called to partner with us? To sign up to give, you can now go to www.oacgive.com/usa or click here to initiate a donation to one of these funds: NorCal General Fund, Beaudoin - Daniel & Rebbecca, or Powers - Brenten & Lena.
We will update our outreach schedule weekly so you know where we are going, when, and how you can best help, whether through prayer, giving or going.
Bay Area / Silicon Valley
As a native of San Jose, and a street evangelist for over 13 years, Daniel frequently leads outreaches in San Jose, Campbell, Palo Alto and other Bay Area cities. One of our goals is to present Christ in all 101 cities in the Bay Area within 2 years. Would you consider helping us reach this goal by supporting us in prayer and giving?
Monterey Bay / Santa Cruz
Brenten grew up in Santa Cruz and Montery and after serving as a missionary in Europe for 11 years, returned to dwell in Monterey county. Brenten and Dan reach out monthly in Santa Cruz, and Carmel, and 2 or 3 times per month in Monterey. We are praying about starting a bi-lingual park outreach in Salinas.
Greater Sacramento Area
Jesus said "you will be my witnesses from Jerusalem... to the ends of the earth." We are seeking to spread the gospel across Northern California by partnering with churches and equipping Christians further north and further inland to Yuba City, Lake Tahoe and other parts of the greater Sacramento area. Would your church be interested?
Pray with us for the millions of lost people living in 101 cities most unchurched area in the USA according to Barna's research. The Bay area consists of 9 counties.
Alameda County: 1.7 million people
Contra Costa County: 1.2 million people
Marin County: 258,826 people
Napa County: 137,744 people
San Francisco County: 805,235 people
San Mateo County: 767,423 people
Santa Clara County: 1.928 million people
Solano County: 447,643 people
Sonoma County: 494,336 people
Of the total 7.7 million people in the Bay Area,
4.7 million (61%) are unchurched.
Who will present Christ to them?
Cities where we have preached
Brenten's progress report. As of 6/24/2021, I've reached out at least twice to 7 out of 101 cities in 2 of all 9 counties. Thank you to friends who donated so I could reach:
Campbell (2 outreaches to downtown)
Gilroy (1 recon, 2 outreaches downtown)
Morgan Hill (1 recon, 1 outreach downtown)
Palo Alto (2 outreaches downtown)
San Francisco (3 outreaches in June at Pier 39 and 41 and San Fran Beach)
San Jose (2 outreaches at Evergreen Farmers' Market and City Hall)
Cupertino (1 recon, 1 outreach )
Los Altos (1 recon, 1 outreach)
How shall they be saved?
13 For "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved"
14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard?
15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!"
Would you consider sending us to preach? Your prayers and giving may lead to the salvation of many souls locally and globally. You can send donations to the Beaudoin's or the Powers' funds through oacgive.org
Opportunities to reach the world
Silicon Valley is a region in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California that serves as a global center for high technology. San Jose is Silicon Valley's largest city, the third-largest in California and the tenth-largest in the USA.
Being in the tech center, we want to use tech & mass media, to make the gospel more accessible to the world.