Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I hope you had a blessed day walking with the Lord, rejoicing. I had a good day on campus and Dom and Kaliyah each prayed with me to receive Christ. Please pray they are blessed and grow in their faith. Their stories are below if you want to spend the time. Thanks for your help in prayer.
Dom was sitting in the SE corner glass wall lounge on the second floor of the BIC. He had a curly mop of brown hair, was average height and was wearing khaki pants that were tight at the ankles and a blue hoodie. He was a reserved guy. When I asked him what he would say to God if asked “Why should I let you into Heaven?” he said, “I don’t know what I would say.” I asked him what he thought got him into Heaven and he said without much conviction, “Just being a good person.” He thought he might have a 50/50 chance of going to Heaven and he hadn’t been to church since longer ago than he could remember. He did not seem to remember Jesus had died for his sins but I think it came back to him as I went through the Gospel. When I asked if he would want to be forgiven for his sins trusting in what Jesus had done or thought something else he said, “I want to be forgiven.” I asked him if he believed, “Jesus was God, died for your sins and rose from the dead, do you think that’s true?” He said. “Sure.” So I said if he wanted there was a prayer he could pray and walked him through it and asked if he thought that was the desire of his heart. He nodded and so I said he could pray it now silently if he wanted and know he is forgiven “Ahh, sure, sure,” he said affirmingly and he prayed to receive Jesus. I explained a life in Christ living by the Spirit’s power. I told him that now the likelihood he would go to Heaven was 100% because Jesus righteousness was his. He did not want a book saying, “But I like the booklet.” So gave it to him. I shook his hand as he got up to leave and said, “Have a good one.” “See ya,” he replied and ran to class.
I walked past Kaliyah heading down the hallway toward the bookstore. She was sitting at a counter height table. She looked mixed race. Small nose, lighter skin, she was pretty. She had straight black hair and a hairband on at the top of her forehead, long eyebrows. She wore a white blouse and black pants and boots. Once I thought about it and was pretty sure I had not asked her before, I thought I would try to talk to her on the way back. It is hard this year to remember with masks on. I kept walking toward the doors. There is literally no one in the science building this year so instead of going down there I turned around at the bookstore towards Keliyah at the far end of the hall. She was willing to talk. I asked her what she would say to God to get into Heaven and she said, “That’s a tough question umm… I would say I do good for the most part.” She thought she had a 90% chance of going to Heaven. She went to church from time to time but not regularly. I went through the gospel with her and she leaned in across the table to look at the booklet interested. When I said God had to take away her sins to live inside her I asked how Jesus did that and she remembered He had died. She resonated with the Gospel and said something like, “Oh ok” when I explained the righteousness of Christ. When I finished I asked f she’d want o be forgiven trusting in what Christ had done for her or thought something else she said firmly, “Forgiven.” I offered the prayer to her asking if it was the “desire of her heart” as written in the booklet. “Ah yeah,” she replied. I said she could pray silently. I explained the Christian life living “inside out” by the Spirit’s power. I gave her a Bible writing her name and the date and “forgiven” in the front. I gave her a Bible Study and Bible Promises for You. I said I would pray for her until a year from spring asking God to bless her. I got up to go and she said, “Thanks for this.” and I said sure and headed out.
So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance. God truly blessed today.