Results of the Work – 11/21/22

Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I hope your day was blessed with a little bit of warmth and sunshine and good things coming down from above. I had a good day on campus and Alex and Jessica each prayed to receive Jesus. Please pray they are blessed and grow in faith. Thanks for your prayers. Their stories are below if you have some time and interest.

Alex was sitting on the ground floor of the Student Services Center lounge. I’d had a nudge to go look along the wall there where there are couch-like chairs. I went up the stairs and found him there. He was on the first chair past Starbucks. Only the carpet was beside him so I sat on the floor and did a survey. He had a winter vest on and a plaid shirt and jeans. Small guy but classic looks with his dark hair swept straight back piled on his head. He had a cheek birthmark some people have in just the right spot. It turned out his mother who had found a 7th Day Adventist church she liked and he went with her to it.  I said they were right to suggest the Bible nowhere teaches to change the Sabbath Day from Sunday to Saturday. But I said that in Hebrews 4 Jesus is our “Rest”. Sabbath being another name for Rest, we are resting in Jesus. The Bible also teaches that we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit who lives in believers. So if God lives in you then everyday you go to the Temple. God that lives in you with the “life giving Spirit” of Jesus. So every day you are resting in Him at the Temple so effectively everyday is the Sabbath. So the really the Sabbath is amplified in Christianity to every day because we have entered God’s rest. I said that people who think they keep the Sabbath are wrong anyway. The most basic Sabbath law is to not kindle a fire. But in an internal combustion engine the gas is compressed in the cylinder and when you first turn the key you spark it and there is an explosion. So in doing so you kindled a fire. You just used a more complex tool to do so than a flint stone and some sticks. The car runs on fire. So, everyone broke the Sabbath if they drove to Church. He liked the story. I asked him what he would say to God if he was killed by a bus and stood before Him to get into Heaven. “”That’s a good question,” he replied and repeated it thinking. “I’ve been trying my best to work hard to spread the word to people.” He replied, then qualified it by effectively saying that was the best answer he could think of. He thought he had a 75% chance of going to Heaven. I began to go through the Gospel with him. I said God would need to take away his sin, make him His type—purified, so He could live inside him. That made sense to him. I asked him what the big thing was that Jesus had done to take away the sins of the world. “He was crucified,” he replied. “Right,” I said. I went through how the blood of Jesus cleansed us, Jesus life being worth an infinite amount paid God for the imperfect things we had done that we owed God something perfect for. As I finished saying he needed to trust in what Christ had done by faith I asked if he would want to be forgiven for his sins or thought something else. “I would want a life filled with Christ,” he said. So I said, “I know you knew the story.” So when you asked to be forgiven were you thinking you’d be forgiven based on what Jesus had done? So was it something you knew and just rolled with it at Church? So when you asked to be forgiven it wasn’t really a part of your thinking?” He replied saying, “That’s where I’m at.” He continued saying how he hadn’t  applied it to himself. “If you’d like to be forgiven you just tell that to God, there’s a prayer you can pray,” and I talked him through it asking if it was, “the desire of your heart?” “Yeah,” he replied. So I said he could pray it right now, I wouldn’t hear you but God would hear and you’d know you were forgiven, wanna do that?” He took the booklet and said, “Thank you, thank you.” And prayed to receive Christ. When he finished I said, “”Great, your sins are forgiven.” I told him then the likelihood he would go to heaven was now 100% trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be his righteousness. I gave him a Bible Study on the Deity of Christ and Bible Promises for You writing his name and the date and forgiven on the inside saying he could always remember. I and gave him The Case for Christ Answer Booklet and then sensed he had to go. So I said I would pray for him every day until spring and one year after. “Nice to meet you,” I said shaking his hand. “Nice to meet you too,” he replied with a big smile. “I’ll see ya in Heaven,” I said “Yeah I’ll see ya,” he said and headed off.

I felt like I should go over to the Mac Arts building later on in the day so I headed through the tunnel. I came across Jessica sitting at a counter height table overlooking the lounge below where they had just put lights on the tree, she and one other girl the only ones in there otherwise it was empty. She was a pretty girl, oval face and roundish light frame glasses. She had long brown hair and red sweats with a print shirt on under the hoodie. She wanted to visit what she called “her country” of El Salvador, though her family had been up here for over 30 years. I asked her what she would say to God to get into Heaven and she said, “Wow that’s hard…” She said she really didn’t know and I asked her if she went to church and she said she did. “What would they say at church is what gets you into Heaven?” I asked. “Having a relationship with God, not just Church or whatever,” she replied. I asked if she had a relationship with God and she said she did so I said, “Would you say that to God then? ‘I have a relationship with you.’” She thought she would so I wrote that down. I asked her the likelihood she would get into Heaven and she said, “50% I still have to work on a lot of stuff.” I went through the Gospel with her saying God had to take away her sins to live inside her and had to purify her asking what Jesus had done to take away the sins of the World. “I really have no idea,” she replied after a moment of thought. I began to tell her how Jesus had died for her and his blood cleansed her from all sin and then explained how God was just and Jesus infinitely valuable life paid God back. “So the real reason God forgives you is He got paid,” I said. “Wow,” she replied. She gave short statements of surprise in places s I told her the gospel. I asked her in the end if she would want to be forgiven or thought something else and she finally said she would want a life with Christ in it. So I said if she wanted to be forgiven there was a prayer she could pray and I walked her through it asking if she’d want to pray it and she said, “I just did as you were going through it.” “Ok, Amen?” I replied. “Amen,” she said. I gave her a copy of Bible Promises for You, writing her name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside. I gave her the Strobel booklet too and a Bible study explaining a bit. I said I would be praying for her and the likelihood now she would go to Heaven trusting in the righteousness of Jesus was 100%. “So in God’s eyes you get and A. And I told her that Ephesians 1:13 said that as soon as she believed the Spirit entered her and sealed her so God would always be with her. Life is full of streets and God always wants to hold your hand. She liked that idea. We said goodbye and I headed out.

So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance. God truly blessed the work.

In Him,

Bob

Results of the Work – 11/16/22

Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope your day was blessed and you had your heart at rest in Him. I had a good day on campus and Znyia and Gianluca [john luke a] prayed to receive Jesus. So that was great. I’d be grateful if you might pray they would be blessed in their new commitment to Christ as their Savior and God by faith. Their stories are below if you have some time.

Znyia was sitting at a table. There is a hallway on the edge of the Student Services Center lounge on the second floor where I came upon her. The table was across the hall from where there are commonly lines of tables for college recruiters on some days, campus groups on others. She sat at the end of the table looking at her phone. She was cute, oval faced wearing a parka, the hood of which covered the back of her head.  She’s a black girl, petite, had a pug nose and her hair was pulled straight back but seemed untreated. She was pretty reserved and when I asked her if she wanted to do a student survey she said, “I did that already.” I replied, “This is a little different,” I said and animated a bit. “The big question is: You’re walking down the road and you get hit by a bus. So you’re dead. And you stand before God and He says, ‘Why should I let you into Heaven?’ What would you say?” She wasn’t sure what she’d say. So I said, “Would you like to know what the Bible says is the answer to that question and listen to some verses?” She said she would so I went to my knees at the side of the table she sat at the head of and began to go through the Gospel with her. I explained God wanted to live inside her but to do so He would have to take away her sin. I asked her, “So what is the big thing that Jesus does to take away the sins of the world?” “He was a sacrifice,” she replied. “Right I said and began to explain how it all worked. I got her to smile a few times but she seemed a bit road weary or just reserved. I asked her if she would want to be forgiven for her sins trusting in what Jesus had done or thought something else. “I would want to be forgiven,” she said softly. She had said she had gone to church when she was much younger. I said then that there was a prayer she could pray and talked her through it saying after, “It says here: Is this prayer the desire of your heart?  So would you say that it is?” “Yeah,’ she replied with a bit of a nod. So I said “If you wanted to you could pray it silently right now. I wouldn’t hear you but God would hear. And you would know you were forgiven and going to Heaven. Would you want to do that?” “Yeah” she said softly again. And then I think she said smiling, “I’ve seen the prayer before, I’ve never prayed it though.” Or else she said she’d never prayed before, she spoke too softy to make it out but the smile was clear. Then taking the booklet, “I just read it?” “Yes,” I said. And she prayed to receive Jesus. I gave her Bible Promises for You and wrote her name and the date and forgiven in the front. I gave her a Bible study too. She wasn’t sure about taking The Case for Christ Answer Booklet but I said it was ok if she never got to it and she said ok. I told her,  “The Bible says in Ephesians 1:13 as soon as you believe, the Holy Spirit enters you and seals you. So He will never leave you.” Then I showed her the question on the survey, “How likely is it that you are going to Heaven when you die?” Saying, “The answer to this is 100% because trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be your righteousness, in God’s eyes you get an A.” I told her I would pray for her each day one of the prayers of Paul, “Like that your heart would be encouraged and knit together in love {with others] or that you will be pure then peaceable gentle and reasonable full of mercy and good fruit. [which is James]” “I appreciate that,” she said warmly. I explained the Christian life to her living inside out by the Spirit’s power. I said, “I will see you in Heaven and I’m really old so I will get there first. And when you are dying if you are scared to go to Heaven you can think, ‘I’m going to see that old biker Bob and he will show me around Heaven.’” “She smiled and said, “Thank you Bob.” “No problem,” I said with a grin. “Thanks for talking with me.” No problem,” she replied smiling, “Have a great day.” I thanked her and headed out.

I found Gianluca sitting in the cafeteria alone at a table. He was 5 foot 5 and had a mop of curly hair and young sharp features, good looking kid. He said his name was Italian but people pronounced it different ways. He’d been to Italy once. It turned out his father went to a church I knew of and he’d meet some biker guys I knew that used to go there. I asked him what he would say to God to get into Heaven if he died. He said, “I haven’t done anything warranting not sending me into Heaven.” When I asked him the likelihood he would get into Heaven, he thought he’d have a 50/50 chance saying, “I just began reading the Bible. In Heaven I’d probably have a better understanding.” He said he was going through the Bible Chronologically because he really liked History. After the first 15 chapters of Genesis he was now in Job. I began to go through the Gospel with him and he knew Jesus had died to take away his sins. He was engaged and attentive to what I explained telling him of the Blood of Christ cleansing him. I explained Christ’s infinitely valuable life being a payment for all the imperfect things we had done to damage God’s possessions, for which he was now owed a restorative payment of something perfect. As I finished I asked if he would like to be forgiven for his sins trusting I what Jesus had done or if he thought something else. “Be forgiven,” he replied. I said if he wanted to be forgiven there was a prayer he could pray and talked him through it then asked if it was the desire of his heart. “Yeah,” he replied and I said he could pray it silently and only God would hear. “Wanna do it?” “Yeah,” he said again and he prayed to receive Jesus. I explained living the Christian life by the Spirit’s power saying when he’d hear a sermon they would probably tell him something he should be or do. It might be something he thought was good but likelihood is he’d forget it by Wednesday. That didn’t mean it had no affect on him or he did not know something new that would change him. But if he wanted to in that moment he could ask God to change him in that way. Then if he forgot by Wednesday it wouldn’t matter because God by the Holy Spirit would have already began to work on him on Sunday. He thought that was a great idea. I told him now trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be his righteousness the likelihood he would go to Heaven was 100%. I said I would be praying for him one of the prayers of Paul or lines from the Bible each night. I gave him Bible Promises for You writing his name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front. I gave him a Bible study on the deity of Christ, showing him a passage in Job where God walked on the water as Christ did. I then gave him the longer book The Case for Christianity Answer Book, saying because he liked history there was some chapters in it he might like. He was hesitant to take it but I told him I bought them used from Thrift Books so they were not that expensive. We talked some more and he thanked me and I said I would see him in Heaven or around and headed out.

So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance. God truly blessed.

In Him,

Bob

Results of the Work – 11/15/22

Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I hope ya had a great day and the Son shined on your heart and the snow melted on your grass like it did on ours most places. Freddy and Emily prayed to receive Jesus today. And yesterday Mayra prayed to receive Jesus. Thanks for your prayers. I’m grateful for the help. Their stories are below if you have time, please pray they are blessed.

Mayra (pronounced my-rah) was sitting in the BIC in the hall on the ground floor right before the tunnel into the MAC arts building. She had a heavy green-hooded sweatshirt on and leggings. A parka was tossed on nearby chairs. Her long hair was tinted, about 8 inches of the ends anyway. She had a warm attractive smile, not petite, looked pretty solid, and was Latina in appearance. I asked her what she would say to God to get into Heaven and she said, “Umm, I don’t know, why should He let me into Heaven? I don’t know I feel like I deserve a second chance, I deserve a chance.” She thought she had a 50/50 chance of getting into Heaven. I asked if she went to Church or anything. She said her mom was a Jehovah’s Witness and still went to Church but she had stopped going. She said she believed there was a God you could know. I said that there were differences between the JW’s and Christianity but the difference concerning Heaven was that they believed only the 144,000 mentioned in the Book of Revelation go to Heaven and that these also do not really go but a copy of them is made and they are in Heaven. (Like a clone.) But there were no Bible Scholars that believed that passage meant that.  She wasn’t aware of that teaching but it did not sound good to her. She said she did not want to choose the wrong religion. ( I think she meant within Christian nomenclature, as many cults claim to be Christian.) I began going through the Gospel with her showing her what the Bible said about forgiveness provided by the work of Christ. She tuned in and was interested. After telling her the blood and righteousness of Jesus saved her by faith I asked if she wanted to be forgiven trusting in Jesus. “I would want to be forgiven for my sins,” she replied. So to be certain I asked, “Do you believe Jesus is God died for your sins and rose from the dead?” “Yes,” she said. So I said if she wanted to be forgiven there was a prayer she could pray, saying “God’s like a pretty girl He likes to be asked, you know how that is.” And she laughed. I talked her through the prayer asking if it was “…the desire of your heart?” “Umhmm,” She replied and I said she could pray it silently I wouldn’t hear but God would. I handed her the booklet when she nodded and she prayed to receive Jesus. I explained the Christian life to her then living by the Spirit’s power. I gave her Bible Promises for You writing her name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside. I gave her a Bible Study and The Case for Christ Answer Booklet . I told her the likelihood she would now go to Heaven was 100% trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be her righteousness. I told her I would pray for her each day, one of the lines of the prayers of Paul until a year from spring. She stood up reaching out to shake my hand as I got up to go, “It was nice to meet you,” she said. ‘It was nice to meet you too,” I replied. “Thank you!” she called out as I got three steps away. I said, ”Sure,” and headed off.

Today I found Freddy in the cafeteria sitting at a table polishing off some lunch out of a container from home. He had a part in his hair slightly to the right and it swept up on both sides. He had a square chin and a full nose, warm smile and looked like he was Latino. He wore a light grey/blue hooded shirt and jeans white tennis shoes. I asked him what he would say to God to get into Heaven if he died and stood before Him. “I would say I’m your child and I’m saved,” he replied. But then when I asked him the likelihood he would get into Heaven he replied, “I would say less than 50%. I believe that because there’s ways to get the seal of God and I don’t believe I’ve done… to the full extent of those things.” I asked him if he went to Church at all or what his faith was like. He said it was just with “myself, reading and praying, one on one with God, myself.” I began to explain the Gospel to him and suggested he had said there was things he had to do, kind of like he would earn a place with God, be sealed. He agreed that was where he’d been at. So I stressed that the Bible was about what God had done to forgive him, cleanse him of sin, so God could live inside him. Then the Holy Spirit entered him and sealed him. There was nothing he could do to earn that because he would have to do perfect things and he wasn’t perfect. But Jesus was the payment for his sins. He accepted all the verses I had read to him and understood then that Jesus had done to be the payment for his sins. I asked if he would want to be forgiven for his sins or believed something else. ”Be forgiven” he replied. So I said if he wanted to be forgiven there was a prayer he could pray and I talked him through it and suggested he could pray it silently. “I wouldn’t hear you but God would hear and you’d know you were forgiven, would you want to do that?” “Yeah, why not,” he replied. Then taking the booklet he checked “Out loud?” No just silently it’s not my business.” “Perfect,” he replied. And he prayed then to receive Jesus. He finished and looked and me and said something like, “Alright.” I explained the Christian life to him then living “Inside out By the Spirit’s power”.  I said that now trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be his righteousness the likelihood he would go to Heaven was 100%. I gave him a Bible Study and wrote his name and the date and “Forgiven!” on the inside of Bible Promises for You. I gave him a copy of The Case for Christ Answer Booklet. We talked a bit more and told him I would pray for him each day through next spring and then a year after. I got up to go and said, “I’ll see you in Heaven.” Great he said with a smile. Then added, “Thanks.” I nodded and headed off.

At the end of the day I came across Emily in the cafeteria sitting at the counter. She had long brown hair parted in the middle and looked like The Mona Lisa’s prettier, younger, sister, her face being a bit more narrow, and less forehead. She had a bright white smile and She wore a brown sweatshirt and black leggings, athletic looking. When I asked her what she would say to God she said, “Cause I’ve always believed in You.”  She thought the likelihood she would go to Heaven was 100%. She said she grew up Catholic “But now I would just say I am Christian there are things in Catholic Church that I would not say I believed.”  I asked her if she went to Church, ‘Holidays. I pray a lot. Before bed and in the shower is a good place, I turn off the music in the car.” She also said she’d just take some time to be silent for 10 minutes or so. I said, “Well the rest of this is what you think about Christianity so you’ll probably dig it. It’s mostly Bible verses. I asked her then what the big thing Jesus did to take away her sins and she said, “He forgives you?” I said that he did and the real reason was God gets paid. I explained then that she owed God a perfect life but no one was perfect so God became a perfect man who died. 1John 1:7 in the Bible said the blood of Christ cleanses us from all sin. “You know how the most you can give is your life.” I said that’s what happens on a metaphysical level on a practical level it’s like say you are going to a wedding and you have the perfect dress but you don’t have the shoes, but your best friend has these great off the chain shoes so you borrow them. Then when you are coming out of the reception it starts to pour rain and you wreck the shoes. You can’t just go to the Goodwill and get some red shoes you would have to buy brand new perfect shoes. So when you borrow someone’s stuff you have to return it to them perfect. Well God owns everything he owns you and me and the world. So If I hurt you or hurt myself, or the world in some way I would owe God something perfect back. But I can’t do anything perfect, so I’d be screwed. But God loves me. So He becomes a perfect man and when Jesus dies His blood is worth an infinite amount. So when he pours out His blood it pays God back for all the imperfect stuff we did that we owe God something perfect for, so the real reason God forgives you is He got paid.” “Oh!” she exclaimed, understanding the atonement for the first time. I went on to explain the righteousness of God, Christ earns, and give to us, we are “clothed in Jesus.” I said she had to receive this by faith believing Jesus was God he died for her sins and rose from the dead. By grace she was saved. I asked if she would want to be forgiven or thought something else. “I’ve sinned. I would want to be forgiven for my sins,” she replied. So I said if she wanted to be forgiven there was a prayer she could pray a prayer and I walked her through it asking if it was the desire of her heart. She nodded it was. So I said she could pray it silently and she said “Sure.” And she prayed to receive Jesus. I began to explain the Christian life to her. She only had a NT so I gave her a more compact complete Bible she wanted one to carry. I showed her the “Where to Turn” section and the maps and the section with Messianic Prophecies writing her name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front. I gave her Bible Promises for You.  She said she was talking a philosophy class and had talked to her teacher about faith and I explained some philosophical questions to her. She wanted to read more so I gave her The Case for Christianity Answer Book that has many answers to the questions of apologetics in it. We talked a bit more and told her also I would pray for him each day through next spring and then a year after. She asked why I had talked to her and I said some people seem more open but I felt like God had led me to her and she thought so too.  “Thanks so much, Thank you,” she said as I got up to go. I said, “Sure. I’ll see you in heaven.” She laughed, liking that and said, “See ya there.” I headed out and later gave her a Bible study and we may connect for another.

So Thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for Evangelism on campus, God truly blessed today.

In Him,

Bob

Results of the Work – 11/13/22

Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope you had a good weekend and the arctic blasts covering the country somehow missed ya. There’s a sheet of ice over our birdbath so I turned that over today before a long hard freeze cracks it. I had a good day on campus last Thursday and Jaylen prayed to receive Jesus. Thanks for your prayers his story is below thanks for your prayers.

I found Jaylen in the lounge where a lot of people seem available to talk. He’s African American and has a mustache and a chin beard. I know from his friend his visible handicap (a limp) is from being injured after taking an HPV vaccine in junior high. (Strange as HPV itself has no symptoms in males.) He now has regular seizures each night and cannot drive himself in a car anywhere.  The lounge he was in is the Northeast corner of the BIC building you pass headed to the Cafeteria. He was wearing a light blue sweat suit and had the hood up. He’s a friend of a guy I talk to frequently, Dominic. They went to Junior High and High School together. Dominic had thought he’d lead Jaylen to trust in Christ in High School, his life did not change however over time. As I talked with him he thought he would go to Heaven by works. I had just sat down and started chatting him up because we’d met and he was just chillin’. He could not think of what he’d say to God to get into Heaven except that He was a good person. I asked if he’d want to hear the Bible verses that said how he could get into Heaven and he agreed to hear them. I asked what the big thing Jesus had done to take away his sins was. “He forgives you?” he said. I explained that was true but that the real reason God forgives you is He got paid and went on to explain the Gospel to him. About half way through he said, “I’ll be right back.” I said “Sure.” Then leaving his backpack he got up and headed around the corner. His ability to walk is somewhat altered and he is not very large. I just waited less than 5 minutes until he returned. I just continued with the story of Jesus when he got back, salvation by the cross and the righteousness of God. Giving him other options as well I asked if he would want to be forgiven for his sins trusting in Jesus. “I would want to be forgiven,” He said. So I walked him through the Prayer and asked if it was the desire of his heart. He said it was so I said he could pray it silently right now. “Wanna do it?”  He said ,”Yeah,” and prayed to receive Jesus. I explained living the Christian life “Inside Out, by the Spirit’s Power.” I gave him a Bible Promises for You book writing his name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front. I gave him a Bible study on the deity of Christ and The Case for Christ Answer Booklet and said I would be praying for him. ‘God Bless you brother,” I said shaking his hand that barely grasped mine back. “Appreciate it,” he said. And I headed out. Maybe he’ll do a Bible Study with Dominic and me in the future.

So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism last week if you had a chance. There was one day off on campus but 2 students trusted Christ.

In Him,

Bob

Results of the Work – 11/9/22

Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I hope your day was blessed with all good things and you are enjoying some nice weather. We have a couple last days of warmth ending tomorrow. Be we haven’t had a hard freeze yet. Robertro prayed with me to receive Jesus today. Thanks for your prayers. I had some good conversations too so I hope a seed for the truth was planted.

Robertro was sitting on the corner of the BIC on the ground floor. There is a lounge as you head west  toward the cafeteria and I seem to catch kids there a lot. He had swept over hair, bangs breaking apart on his forehead. His right eyebrow had a vacant slash, good-looking guy, kind of everyman features, but small in stature. He wore a red and black heavy checked lumberjack shirt with a grey hood attached and black sweats. He was friendly and seemed very interested in the Gospel saying his parents were very religious. He wanted to make sure they retired well. When I asked him what he would say to be let into Heaven he said, “Ah… the amount of caring I did for many people, not including my family.” He thought he would go to Heaven 100%. He did not go to Church much and I began to go through the Gospel with him and he leaned forward to take in the booklet. I asked him what Jesus had done to take away his sins so the Holy Spirit could live inside him. “He forgives you?” he guessed. “He does forgive you but the real reason God forgives you is he got paid.” He immediately agreed to that maybe having heard it before by way of metaphor. He seemed then to have some familiarity with the cross. He took in all I had to say well, salvation by faith, trusting that Jesus blood was the payment for his sins by faith. I asked him if he wanted to be forgiven trusting in what Jesus had done so he could live inside his then comparing the difference in an Islamic god or in Buddhism. “So would you want to be forgiven for your sins?” “Yes,” he said emphatically. So I said if he wanted to be forgiven there was a prayer he could pray and I walked him through it asking if it was the desire of his heart. He nodded. So I said he could pray it silently and I wouldn’t hear but God would and he would know he was forgiven. He nodded again and I said, “Just pretend I’m not even here.” I handed him the booklet and he said, “Thank you.” When he’d finished praying he crossed himself. I said he could keep the booklet and talked him through the Christian life asking if he had a Bible. They had a family Bible but he was up for having his own. He really liked it and I put his name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front. He was really appreciative. I also gave him a Bible study and The Case for Christ Answer Booklet. I gave him Bible Promises for You and one for his parents. I told him the likelihood he would go to Heaven was now 100% trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be his righteousness. “Thank you so much,” he said as I got up to go. “Yeah, God bless you Brother,” I replied. “Thank you, you as well,” he replied and I headed off.

So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance. I also got through the Gospel quickly with Alana who only had 4 minutes. She was pretty, had gaged ears you could get a pencil through and straight brown hair pulled back tight to her head on strand loose across her face on the right past her jaw line. She was receptive so I am hopeful that will bring fruit. She took the booklet.

In Him,

Bob

Results of the Work – 11/3/22

Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I hope your day was blessed with all good things this weekend. We picked up a coconut cream pie from the pie shop which was spoiled and we got a refund for, so I am sure things will go well better, though my yard work was rained out. I had a good day on campus Thursday and Ryan and D. (short for David it would seem) both prayed to receive Jesus. Please pray they grow. Their stories are below if you have some time. Thanks for your prayers.

Ryan was wearing sweats and had a curly mop of sandy hair on top and half circular, flat on top, glasses. His face was longer and sort of squared off like Where’s Waldo. He was friendly and was sitting along the wall that has a walk up window for the Student Actives office. He was up for doing a survey and answered the question “What’s one thing you want to do before you die?” with, “Have a family.” This answer is nearly always a harbinger that a guy will come to Christ if he’s not a Christian already. I asked him what he would say to God if asked, “Why should I let you into Heaven?” “I don’t think I’d say anything because who am I to say anything? He could know [something I forgot] in my past ” he replied. He went on to say he was not always as close to God as he is now.  I agreed in some circumstances it was better to be silent. He thought he had a 60% chance of going to Heaven. I said, ‘The Bible says God removes your sins from you as far as the East is from the West and remembers them no more.  You might think if God did that then He would have to forget like 80% of your life. But Romans 8:28 says God makes all things work together for good for them that love God and are called according to His purposes. So when God remembers your life He remembers the Good He made out of it not the bad you did.” I also gave him some examples about how God might allow a bad thing to happen so something else that was good could happen. He’d never heard the verses before and liked the idea. I went through the Gospel with Him and asked him what the big thing was that Jesus had done to take away his sins. “He forgives you?” He queried. I said, “It’s true He forgave you but the reason God forgives you is He got paid.” And I went on to explain the Blood of Christ cleansing him and it’s infinite worth being a payment for sin. I think he remembered the crucifixion then as he began affirming what I said. And I explained the righteousness of God Christ earned that was to his credit (imputation). I said he needed to receive Christ by faith and asked if he wanted to be forgiven. He said he wanted to be forgiven but he did not think he could make God his only priority right now. I explained that he might be thinking about it wrong. I told him everyone was supposed to do what God was asking them to do, for him right now he was supposed to go to school. God would help him go to school and give him as much success as would not derail God’s purposes for his life. But becoming a Christian did not mean he had to be ready to become a priest. When he received forgiveness God would live inside him and guide him and give him help to live life. I said there was a verse in Colossians 3:2 that said to keep your mind fixed on things above, not on things of the Earth. But that did not mean you did not think about anything that was happening here on Earth but that you had God’s attitude toward it. I explained living “inside out by the Spirit’s power.” I said by way of example, “Someday you will get married and God will want you to love your wife and take care of your kids, they will be your ministry for Him then. The Bible says he who does not take care of the needs of his family is worse than an infidel, an unbeliever [1Timothy 5:8]. So I said if he wanted to be forgiven there was a prayer he could pray and I talked him through the prayer and asked, “It says here is this prayer the desire of your heart?” “I think so yeah,” he said affirming it was. So I said he could pray it silently and said he could do so now and be forgiven. “Wanna do it?” “Yeah,” he replied. And he prayed to receive Jesus. He had a Bible but I gave him Bible Promises For You writing his name and the date and “forgiven!’ on the inside and said that now trusting in Jesus righteousness to be his righteousness the likelihood he would get into Heaven was 100%. I gave him The Case for Christ Answer Booklet and a Bible study o the deity of Christ. I explained how everything in the Bible was validated through the last 15 years or so of scholarship. He said he had a friend that had talked about that with him. So I gave him a creation magazine saying he could give it to his friend or flip through some of the things the scientists said in it. He was grateful and thanked me and I thanked him for his time and headed out.

20 steps later Dominic a guy who I have talked to before several times about his Christian life caught up with me and we began to talk. D. was someone he knew from class. He walked up and said he liked to listen to people talk about faith. He was pretty immature socially, shorter white kid, young face, glasses round with flat tops. He was wearing a Bull team jersey over a t-shirt and had a Bulls fan cap on. He had heavy chains around his neck, like Mr. T or a rapper, they were silver in color and one had inch high letters hanging from it that said “CEO”. I asked him what he would say if he died and God said, “Why should I let you into Heaven?” “Because I’m a good person,” he replied. I began telling him Christianity was like a blood transfusion where God needs to live inside you with his Holy Spirit. “If God lives inside you and you are one with Him that way He’s eternal and He is the source of life, so you would have eternal live.’ I explained God could not live inside him because of his sin.  As I went through the Gospel, the Blood of Christ cleansing him of his sins so God could live inside him and this was the payment for sin. He asked Dominick if he knew this stuff. He said he did. “Did he tell you?” “No he knew it already when we met,” I replied. D regularly went to Catholic church so I explained the symbolism of the Mass saying in taking it he should just say thank you. As it commemorated that Jesus had died and shed His blood for him so he could be forgiven. As I finished I asked if he would want to be forgiven trusting in Christ there was a prayer he could pray showing it to him on the next page. Before I could explain it he took it and prayed to receive Jesus. He became noticeably calmer. I offered him a book. He did not want one so I wrote his name and the date and “forgiven!” on the front of the booklet. I gave him a Bible Study and explained why Jesus had walked on water as he had mentioned that miracle. He took the information and said goodbye and walked off. Dominick will see him in class and is the kind of guy too nice to blow anyone off. So though D came across a bit over caffeinated I know he will touch base with him. We walked over to a counter height table together and talked for an hour about his future. He is 18 and in-love but we figured out some short term goals and he called last night and is getting some things in place already.

So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism last week if you had a chance. 4 students prayed to receive Christ and God truly blessed.

In Him,

Bob

Results of the Work – 11/1/22

Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I hope your day was blessed today with every good thing from the Lord of Hosts. I had a pretty good day on campus finding 4 students to go through the Gospel with and Michelle prayed with me to receive Jesus. Gabe told me of some of his good works that would get him into heaven he hoped. He also not willing to say for certain he would go to Heaven saying “there is always room for improvement right?” but he wanted to be forgiven. I walked through the prayer with him and he said he’d prayed a prayer like that. I pointed out he did not understand it before. And I asked, “Do you believe Jesus is God died for your sins and rose from the dead?” He said he did and so I asked if he trusted in that to be forgiven. He said he did again. So he left saying “thank you”. I hope now he will trust in Christ and faith alone. He was interesting had a curly mop of hair shaved to the skin over his ears and glasses. I’d be grateful for your prayers for these students. Thanks for your prayers for me on campus. Michelle’s story is below if you have time.

Michelle was sitting at one of the counter-high tables that looks out onto the patio of the MAC Arts Building where they have some outdoor concerts. There once was a bagel place there but it never really reopened after Covid. The area used to be busy all the time but the numbers of students taking classes in person shrinking it’s never coming back. She had a large oval face and wore black-rimmed box shaped glasses, warm pretty smile and had the long dark hair of a Latina. She had grey sweat pants on and a black shrink top. I asked her what she would say to God to get into Heaven. She said at first, “These are tough questions!” Then she settled on “I’m dedicated to myself and my parents.. well my family.” When I asked the likelihood she would go to Heaven she thought she had a 60% chance. She’d gone to Church only when she was a kid but she remembered Jesus had died to take away her sins. I finished going through the Gospel explaining what Jesus had done to cleanse her and be a payment to God, that His earned righteousness was to her credit and she was saved by faith. I asked her if she would want to be forgiven for her sins. She thought for a moment and said. “Well, I want to be forgiven but where do I go from there?” I said, “The first step was to pray and ask God to forgive you,” and I walked her through the prayer. I then explained that the Spirit would enter her and give her strength to live the Christian “Inside Out” and then “by the Spirit’s Power,” she’d be guided and changed in life. I said, James 6 says, “you do not have because you do not ask”, so just ask. Everything in Christianity is asking for help from God. Your parents now want you to make something of yourself and even help them out when you get old.” (When I’d asked her one thing she wanted to do before she died she’d said, “Make my parents proud.”) “But God doesn’t need anything,” I went on. “He wants to help you through life and will always be your Father. Life is full of streets (you’ll have to cross) and God always wants to hold your hand.” I went on to say she could pray the prayer silently and be forgiven and she took the booklet and prayed to receive Christ. She said she lived in Woodridge. I said The Compass Church might be near her out there on Hobson and she said she thought she’d heard of it. I gave her The Case for Christ Answer Booklet saying Strobel also had YouTube content. I gave her Bible Promises for You writing her name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside. And I gave her a Bible Study on the Deity of Christ. I said we started doing Bible studies and if she emailed me I could get her into one, saying when one was at present. Finally I told her the likelihood she would go to Heaven now was 100% trusting in the righteousness of Jesus. “Appreciate it,” she said as I got up to go. “Yeah,” I said with a smile, “You’re welcome.” And I headed off towards the jazz ensemble playing in the MAC lounge. It turned out the guy on sax had prayed to receive Jesus this year, Anthony.

So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for Evangelism today if you had a chance, God truly blessed.

In Him,

Bob

Results of the Work – 10/31/22

Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I hope your day was blessed and you are finding a way to sanctify a use of Halloween. We’re giving out candy and pouring out compliments to the peeps at the door, though we often have no idea who they are mocked up to be. Zakia prayed to receive Jesus today, so I had a good day at school. A couple black girls who prayed to receive Jesus last year (they did not know each other) came to Bible study with us. I’ll do another on Wednesday with a guy who trusted Jesus last year. Zakia’s interesting story is below if you have the time. Please ask the Lord to bless her efforts to know Him by the Spirit. Thanks for your prayers.

Zakia was sitting in the foyer outside the book store. She was African American, had fair skin and her hair straightened and pulled back into a short ponytail. She wore a mostly white print blouse and leggings and a cardigan sweater. She had mostly round glasses and a nearly perfectly oval face, a bit heavy set. Nice, mature presence but young face, she said she was approaching 40 years old. She’d not been to Church much lately but recounted a story about her mom saying the pastor said they all needed to get back to Church (after Covid had them all watching him on line, which he was glad for). She turned off her phone right away so I knew she was interested. I asked her what she would say to God if He asked, “Why should I let you into heaven?” She said, “Hmm, it’s up to Him. I did my absolute best. Though it’s always a work in progress, I made a conscious effort to grow and be acceptable to Him. I made an effort to live my life in a way that would be acceptable in His eyes.” When I asked her how likely it was she would get into heaven she said she’d have, “…at least a 90% chance I hope.” I began to go through the Gospel with her and asked her what Jesus had done to take away her sins. “He leads you and guides you to good choices,” She replied.  I realize now she hadn’t had a context for the question but was answering the question, “What does Jesus do to help you not to sin?” I explained the cross to her and the blood of Jesus that cleansed her from all sin. She said she had almost been shot. This was the catalytic event to get her practicing a more moral life. I explained the righteousness of God and that Jesus having earned it was now her Robe of Righteousness (Isaiah 61:10). I then explained that on a Spiritual level the Blood of Jesus had cleansed her but on a practical level God forgave her because He got paid. She like that as I explained we owed God a perfect payment for the things we’d wrecked that belonged to Him. The Gospel seemed completely novel to her. I asked if she would want to be forgiven for her sins or thought something else. She said no to them as I explained the other options said she would want to be forgiven. I said there was a prayer she could pray and explained it to her and suggested she could pray it silently. She then said “Me and God we are on a first name basis,” She went on to explain that she listened to a certain pastor “Skip Heitzig” often and spoke of some other good things she did. She explained that she had been involved with a bad guy who was now in cook county lock up and had been for months with a half a million bond he could not come up with (10% so 50 grand) to get out. She was not even sure what the charges were yet. He’d gotten his hooks into her when she was 15 and he was 23. “Had some kids by him.” She’d been parked on a one-way street where cars were parked on both sides. Her boyfriend had pulled up next to her in his pickup and they were talking. A car had been behind him and began honking, really leaning on the horn, which she thought was strange they’d only talked a second. This ticked off her boyfriend who pulled a couple spaces in front of her. The other car had stopped and a guy got out of the passenger side with a gun. Her boyfriend got out his side also armed placing her in their crossfire. She quickly went to the floor, as they began to shoot, on the passenger side door as they exchanged fire and prayed she would not be shot. She hadn’t seen it but it turned out her boyfriend had shot the other guy in the chest, he’d run off but only made it a couple blocks and fell dead. It later came to light these guys were sent to kill her boyfriend for something he’d done. She was not sure if the shooting had anything to do with his being behind bars now as she was not staying away from him. She went on to talk of a couple other things she did that would be described as good, even Christian. I said I was sure God was pleased with her life and that certainly God had been with her. I suggested possibly an angel had even shoved her to the floor of her car, as she’d thought she had gotten out of harm’s way at miraculous speed. But I said the prayer was a little different and kind of the next step for her. It was placing her trust in what Jesus had done to forgive her and live inside her to give her strength. I explained that God was with everyone, (Acts 17:27+28) even those that do not realize it. I was sure God had been with her and probably even had her sit here sending me by because He wanted her to understand a little bit more. He wanted to be inside her with His Spirit. Somehow my explanation, and my prayers for her to see as she was talking, helped her to the right realization—that I was not asking if she felt close to God or was trying to live a good life now but if she wanted to be forgiven for her sins trusting in Jesus. She said something like “Oh OK.” And took the booklet and said, “Should I pray out loud?” I said, “No, you can pray silently it’s just between you and God.” She prayed then to receive Jesus. I explained living the Christian life “Inside out” by the Spirit’s power. I wrote Ephesians 1:13 saying God’s Spirit entered her the moment she believed and then sealed her and would not leave her. I gave her a Bible Study and Strobel’s The Case for Christ Answer Booklet. I gave her Bible Promises for You writing her name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside. I told her now trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be her righteousness the likelihood she would go to Heaven was 100%. She was cool and I was glad to have been able to tell her the Gospel. I got up to go saying, “I’ll see you in Heaven.” “Ha, ha, ha.” She said, “Appreciate it. You take care.” I said, OK I would and I headed out.

So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism if you had a chance today, God truly blessed.

In Him,

Bob

Results of the Work – 10/24/22

Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope your day was blessed walking with the Lord by faith. I had a good day on campus and Nathan prayed with me to receive Jesus. His family was from Vietnam. Please pray he grows in his faith and begins to walk with God in Christ. His story is below if you have the time. Thanks for your prayers.

Nathan was sitting on a row of chairs that is outside the tunnel that runs over to the PE building. He was wearing a fleece lined flannel shirt and jeans. He had a mop of brown hair parted on the left. He was not a big guy. Had black rectangle glasses over a bell-shaped nose, heart shaped mouth. When I asked him what he would say he paused with “Hmm,” and then said, “I would say—with no preparation out in front—I’d be too in shock to think of an answer. I’d probably just say I did the best I could.” He thought he had a 65% chance of going to Heaven. I asked what Jesus had done to take away his sins. And though he said he had not been to church much since childhood he remembered and said “He was a sacrifice.” He took in the Gospel and listened patiently to the idea that Jesus blood was a payment for his sins. God was just to forgive his sins as the infinitely valuable blood of Jesus (His life force) pays God back. It’s a payment for the imperfect things we owe God for when we wrecked His stuff. When you think about it, giving your life is the ultimate (gift of) payment for anything. He said his father was very religious. I explained the blessing of the power of the Holy Spirit giving us power to live. “Would you like to be blessed and forgiven?” I asked. He thought about it. I said, “Do you believe Jesus is God died for your sins and rose from the Dead? Do you think that’s a true story?” “Well I can’t imagine someone would make it up,” he replied. I said I agreed it wasn’t possible given that all the apostles lost their lives for the faith and had they engineered a hoax they would have copped to it before dying (since the Romans wanted this in the persecution of Nero) they wanted Christians to worship their gods. I pointed out that the stories that the Apostles wrote about Jesus often made themselves look bad. “If you were making up a religion about Jesus rising from the dead you would tell stories that made you look good,” I opined. The resurrection stories and Jesus walking on the water, and arguments about who was the greatest all make the Apostles look bad. We talked some more about the selfishness of other religions. I told him some benefit would come from ay relationship, but God wanted us to be part of His plan to help and bless others not only be blessed. I had gone through the prayer with him and asked again if he would want to be forgiven, blessed and have a Heavenly Father. “Sure,” he said then and prayed to receive Jesus. When he finished I said the likelihood now he would go to Heaven was 100% trusting in the righteousness of Jesus. I gave him a Bible Promises for You book writing his name and the date and forgiven in the front and a Bible study. “Thanks for talking with me man,” I said getting up to go.” “No problem,” he replied. And I headed out.

So thanks for your prayers for the Ministry and for Evangelism today if you had a chance. God truly blessed.

In Him,

Bob

Results of the Work – 10/21/22

Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I hope you have been blessed today with all good things from above and felt the nearness of God. I had a good day on campus on Thursday and Micky, & Ann Marie prayed to receive Jesus and Dejan [deyon], whose mom was Muslim and Father Orthodox committed to trusting in Christ. He said he wanted to pray on his own. Please pray these students are blessed in their faith. Their stories are below if you want to spend the time. Thanks for your prayers.

Micky was sitting in the western most Science building in the hall on a row of chairs on the second floor. He had a sweptback mop of brown hair and squared off features, good looking Latino guy.  He wore a gray t-shirt, sweats and aviator shaped metal rimmed glasses. He had a soft mustache and chin beard of the young. He said he had gone with his family to the Bible Church in town but had moved further away when he was a kid. It made getting there difficult. When he’d asked his dad why they’d stopped going to church he said they couldn’t find a good one (near the new neighborhood). I asked him what he would say to God if God asked: “Why should I let you into Heaven?” “I’d say ‘It’s up to you.’ There might be different factors that I wouldn’t know that would affect my [entrance] into Heaven,” he replied. He thought he had first a 60 then a 70 and finally decided on a 65% chance of going to Heaven. He listened to the Gospel and when I asked him what Jesus had done to take away his sins he knew Jesus had died. I asked him if he would want to be forgiven for his sins trusting in what Jesus had done or thought something else. “Be forgiven,” he said. So I said there was a prayer he could pray to be forgiven and talked him through it asking if it was the desire of his heart. He nodded with a “um hum” of assent. I said he could pray it silently and I wouldn’t hear but God would hear and he’d know he was forgiven. “Yeah,” he said. And he took the booklet and prayed to receive Jesus. When he finished I said, “Your sins are forgiven,” and tapped his shoulder with an open hand. He smiled broadly. I explained living by the Spirit’s power, “Inside Out” where he would become a good man and do good things by the transformation of God’s power. I told him the likelihood he would go to Heaven was now 100% trusting in the righteousness of Jesus. I gave him Bible Promises for You and wrote his name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside. I gave him The Case for Christ Answer Booklet and a Bible study. “So great to see you in the Kingdom Brother,” I said. “I’ll see you there,” he said. He thanked be and began to put the books in his pack and I headed out.

Ann Marie was sitting in the PE building lounge at a table next to the doors of the Gym with her back to the wall. She had mostly golden wavy blonde hair and a cute long tomboy kind of face, pug nose. She had fair skin that seemed to blush at her jaw line. She was thin and played soccer. She was white and seemed to have gotten her vocabulary from a slang dictionary. When I asked her what she would say to God to get into Heaven she cussed and then thinking said, “I’m Catholic. I was always taught not that we’ll always do what’s right but He’s always gonna forgive us.” She thought she had a 50/50 shot to get into Heaven. She said she went to Church every Sunday. I began to explain the Gospel to her and when I told her God wanted to live in her and so would take away her sins so she matched Him inside she said, “That’s dope!” I explained the atonement and compared it to the symbolism in the mass and the righteousness of Jesus to her credit. I explained that she was saved by faith. I said your good stuff couldn’t fix your bad stuff using the example of a boyfriend who cheated on her and then told her he would be nice to his next three girl friends to make it up. “That happened to me,” she said. “I burned his stuff.” I asked if she would want to be forgiven trusting in Jesus or thought something else explaining generically what other religions taught. “The first one,” she replied. So I said there was a prayer she could pray to be forgiven for her sins and talked her through it and asked if it was the desire of her heart. She nodded. So I said she could pray it silently and know then she was forgiven trusting in what Jesus had done to forgive her. “Wanna do it?” I asked. “F-__ yeah, say less,” she replied and took the booklet and prayed to receive Christ. I told her that trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be her righteousness the likelihood she would go to Heaven was 100%. “He gave me the grade,” she replied happily. I told I would pray for her every night until a year after spring. I gave her Bible Promises for You and put her name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside and asked her if she liked to read. She did so I gave her The Case for Christ Answer Booklet and explained that he had investigated Christianity and based on evidence become a Christian. “As he should,” she put in and I agreed. I told her to play hard and she said she would and I got up to go. “Thank you. I appreciate it,” she said. “It’s gonna be fun to pray for you, you’re great,” I replied and she grinned at me and I headed out.

Dejan was sitting in the BIC 1st floor hall looking at a chess game on his phone. He had long curly/wavy brown hair falling to his shoulders, the center top pulled back and tied behind his head. Big tall, solid looking guy. I asked him if he wanted to do a student survey and he said ok saying he did not have much time. I asked if he liked Chess saying “Infantry is the Queen of battle, is my favorite chess quote—metaphor for war.” He said the computer programs slaughter him and it was hard. I said I’d read the best chess masters couldn’t think more than 3 moves ahead and he agreed realizing all the possible moves an opponent could make. I asked one think he would want to do before he died and he said, “Be free.” I told him when I was in college a professor had asked me why I was a Philosophy Major and I’d said, “Doesn’t it say somewhere, ‘you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free’, I wanna be free. He asked me what the verse before that said and I said, “I don’t know I don’t read the Bible I’m a Philosophy Major.” We both laughed and I continued. “He said can we look it up? So he did and it read, ‘if you are in My word then you are my disciple and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.’” I asked him what he would say to God to get into Heaven. “I’d ask Him, ‘Why should I go to Hell?’” I asked him what the likelihood he would go to Heaven was and he said 100%. Then I said the reason he could not go to Heaven had to do with Ontology, with your being, it does not match God. Heaven is not just a place it is the presence of God so to be there you have to match it, your being has to match God’s being. But everyone has sin in them, so God has to take away your sin. Then you match God and he can live inside you like a key in a lock. Then it’s like you are the Energizer Bunny God is the Batteries you keep going and going and when you died it’s like you don’t die ‘cause God is inside.” I asked if he ever went to Temple or Mosque or Church or anything. He said he was getting back into faith and was Orthodox. His mom was Muslim, but not that into it. But when he was a kid his Mom’s brother was really into it and brought them to the Mosque. But they just went there to get money and stuff.  I pulled out a booklet then and explained the atonement and the righteousness of Christ. Saying he had to be forgiven by faith I asked if he wanted to be forgiven or thought something else. “Be forgiven,” he said. So I said there was a prayer he could pray and explaining it, asked if it was the desire of his heart. He said it was. I said he could pray it silently. He said he would on his own time. I agreed and explained living “Inside Out” by the Spirit’s power quickly, seeing the other students entering the classroom.  I asked if he had a Bible and he didn’t so I said I had one for him for free if he wanted one offering him a study Bible and a smaller one. He wanted the bigger Study Bible. So I said quickly a few of the things inside. I then wrote his name and the date inside and paused and asked, “Do you believe Jesus is God, died for your sins and rose from the dead? That it’s a true story?” “Yes,’ he replied. “And do you place your trust in that to be forgiven?” “Yes,” he said again. “Ok then, forgiven,” I said. And I wrote “forgiven!” on the inside and he smiled a grateful smile. I told him I would pray for him until a year from spring. I shook his hand and said, “I’ll see you in Heaven,” “Thank you,” he replied and he got up to go to class as I turned the other direction down the hallway.

So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism Thursday if you had a chance. God truly blessed.

In Him,

Bob