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Soul Winners Boot Camp – Hollister, Ca. – 2008




We were inspired, changed, motivated, transformed, and more this past weekend!

Rev. Matt Maddix and his incredible team – Rev. David Smith, Tim Downs, Travis Worthington, and Bro. Josh – were used by God to change Hollister, Ca. forever!

Our city was impacted like never before.  People where filled with God’s Spirit and baptized in Jesus’ name in downtown Hollister on Friday night.  And at a neighborhood park on Saturday.

It started in the church Thursday night during the sessions – people received the Holy Ghost then!

And it ended with 11 more receiving the Holy Ghost on Sunday and 4 more being baptized!

In fact, the last one to receive the Holy Ghost Sunday evening was a neighbor of a lady in our church.  She received it in Sis. Gloria’s home with The Cordova’s helping to pray with her!  Wow!  God is so AWESOME!

Go here to see my photos.  (Check back often – I have more to add later).

See report from Sis. Hurst here.

See report from Than here.

See Rev. Matt Maddix’s report here:

Needless to say, there wasn’t really any doubt whatsoever that we would have a miraculous Soul Winners Boot Camp in Hollister, California. There was faith, expectancy, prayer, and over 175 radical, passionate, and focused Soul Winners that joined with David Smith, Tim Downs, and me for 3 days of intense, relevant, and practical training and Soul Winning. On Thursday night, we started off with powerful worship led by the music team of the Pentecostal Church pastored by Nathanial Hurst. We shouted and danced all over the building and at times would start screaming “Ain’t No Party Like a Holy Ghost Party Cause a Holy Ghost Party Don’t Stop!” It was electrifying, and there was a spirit of Holy Ghost Breakthrough and Fire! I opened the Boot Camp with 20 minutes of vision casting preaching about “The Soul Winners Fire!” After that, David Smith took the microphone and preached faith for about 30 minutes; we ended up having a move of God for about an hour. After Pastor Hurst preached the Keynote, I followed with a new message that God has given me for the whole body of Christ called “The Spirit of a Soul Winner!” It happened, and every single person in that building was baptized with the Spirit of a Soul Winner!

On Friday, after a session from David Smith about “How to Pray Someone Through to the Holy Ghost,” a session from myself, “Home Bible Study Breakthrough,” and Tim Downs exploding with “Understanding Soul Winning,” we were all ready to hit the streets. The trained and passionate Boot Campers ate lunch and then hit the streets passing out over 10,000 flyers and post cards promoting our Block Party.

It was chilly around 5:00 (about 45 degrees) when we left our hotel and headed off to the Block Party. As soon as we finished driving through the neighborhoods with the Bull Horn telling everyone about the Block Party, we arrived, and there were some that began to ask us, “You mean people will actually get baptized in their clothes in this cold weather?” We responded with a confident, “Absolutely! People are so hungry for God that they’ll do it and hardly even think about how cold it is!” Well, the Block Party had been going on for about 25 minutes; there was music jamming, people were registering, eating and talking, or simply sitting down watching the band. It was time! Tim, David, and I huddled up and said, “Guys, it’s game time, let’s get this party started, and go win some souls!” We began to walk through the crowd introducing ourselves, thanking people for coming, etc. I met this mother and her two daughters who had been invited by someone giving them a flyer at a grocery store. I then asked them, “Ladies, I ask everyone that I meet this one question; do you want to go to Heaven or Hell?”
They all three said, “Heaven!” “Well, let me tell you this; the Bible says except a man is born again of the water and the Spirit, he cannot make it to Heaven.” They all nodded their heads in agreement, and then it was time to pull them out of hell. “Ladies, it only takes 5 minutes to ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and 10 minutes to be baptized the right way.” “What would stop you right now from taking 15 minutes of your life to make sure you are ready to go to Heaven?” The mother and the 16 year old daughter said, “Nothing would stop us!” I baptized the mother first in Jesus name. When she came out of that cold water (in her clothes and all), Jesus filled her with the Holy Ghost, and she began to speak with other tongues. Within the next hour, we baptized a total of 23 people in Jesus name in the cold weather in their clothes which should teach us just how hungry people are for Jesus and Heaven! God filled over 23 people with the Holy Ghost!  We came back to the church for a powerful, exciting, and explosive Soul Winning Rally. It was off the charts!
On Saturday, after our sessions, we hit the streets again and had another Block Party. We baptized 34 in Jesus name, and 35 received the Holy Ghost. It was so awesome, because towards the end of the Block Party, there was such a celebration and shouting spirit that we all began to shout and scream “In Your Face Devil” and even sang the song “Na, Na, Na, Na – Na, Na, Na, Na – Hey, Hey, Hey – Goodbye”; it was goodbye sin, goodbye devil, goodbye dead church, goodbye guilt, goodbye apathy, goodbye fear, and it’s time for a Soul Winning Revival! I feel like preaching now! On Sunday, David Smith concluded the Soul Winners Boot Camp by preaching at the local church. There were about 30 guests from the Block Party; we baptized 4 more in Jesus name, and 12 received the Holy Ghost. We baptized a total of 63 in Jesus name, and Jesus filled 70 with the Holy Ghost at Soul Winners Boot Camp in Hollister, California!

Sadly, Soul Winners Boot Camp 2008 is concluded. We have done some serious damage to the devil, and God has put His blessing upon our efforts. Here is what happened in 2008 at our Soul Winners Boot Camps:

10 Soul Winners Boot Camps
2,396 Soul Winners Trained
1,157 Baptized in Jesus Name
1,175 Filled with the Holy Ghost

All we can say is two things; “In Your Face Devil and To God be ALL the Glory!” It was an awesome year, and we’d like to thank all of you for your prayers, financial support, and encouragement. Without you and your contributions, we’d never be able to fulfill this mission. If you would like to continue to support the cause of Soul Winners Boot Camps across the world, please visit and become a partner, or mail your donation to PO Box 22772, St. Petersburg, Florida 33742. Please make all checks payable to Soul Winners University, and may God continue to bless you as you strive to become the best and most effective Soul Winner that you can be for Jesus Christ!
Matt Maddix

3 thoughts on “Soul Winners Boot Camp – Hollister, Ca. – 2008

  1. YES. GOD IS AWESOME. Rejoicing with you in Hollister. This is what life is all about.


  2. Awesome! Great pictures and report! We rejoice with you all!


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