Results of the Work – 3/22/22

Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope your day was a good one walking in the joy of the Lord as your strength. I had a good day on campus and Favian prayed to receive Christ. Also Juan a guy I had gone through the Gospel with and talk to off and on said he had trusted in Christ a while after we talked the first time. He has kind of teddy bear good looks and is great at soccer, wears his hair shaved on the sides and a crew cut on top. Last I spoke to him he told me he had been reading proverbs so I gave him a Bible promise book. So I’m grateful he has decided to follow Christ. We had a talk today on guidance and promiscuity, he is living a pure life so I helped him see the benefits long term of holding to that. Favian’s story is below if you have time.

 Favian was sitting in the cafeteria and I began talking to him waiting for our Bible study to begin in the same room. His questions tied me up for a while and I was late but Ellen sat with the girls that are now coming and held down the fort. Favian was a bit on the shorter side he had a crew cut and soft features. He was a pretty average looking guy but for a couple freckle birthmarks. He wore glasses with metal rims wore a t-shirt. He had been to Catholic church as a kid. When I asked him what he would say to God if he died and was asked, “Why should I let you into Heaven” He paused for a min. with a “Hmm, what would I say to God.” The he replied, “Because to the best of my ability I treated people the way I want to be treated. I treated them with respect hopefully with enough care to make them feel they mattered.” He thought he at a 35% chance of getting into Heaven. When I asked what Jesus had done to take away his sins he said, He carried his cross.” I said, “Yeah, He died for you.” He listened closely to the Gospel and I asked him if he would want to be forgiven trusting in Jesus for forgiveness. He then said, “I personally don’t agree with being forgiven just by faith or [by] believing in God.” I replied that he was not being forgiven just because he had faith, he was being forgiven because there was a terrible price in the death and suffering of Christ that allowed God to forgive him because He had been paid (which I had already explained). He said he hated handouts where there was nothing in return. I pointed out that there were all kinds of things given to him in this life he would never be able to repay or simply couldn’t. One was his parents care for him as a child, changing his diapers and feeding him among other things. I talked to him about the infrastructure of America and how much we had been granted just be living here, highways and electric power everywhere. I then said that he would be expected to give a lot in return if he gave his life to God. God would be his boss and could ask anything of him and some of it would require sacrifice different than what others were doing. I said these things God would ask him might be very difficult and that we were headed into very hard times as a country where the things God was asking him to do might cost him a lot. His actions could only demonstrate to God that he was genuinely grateful for eternal life, but could not pay God back for the suffering of Christ. He asked if God would appreciate what someone had done by basically being good. I said, “There is an old saying that all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. But there is another much more common way evil triumphs, it’s when good men to the wrong thing.” I explained God was playing 3-d chess and he could end up being the rook that went to the wrong square and it ended up sacrificing the queen. We could only hope to contribute to the good God was doing in the world if he was guiding and directing us. He wanted to do an Iron man completion and I used examples from that of God being with him. He asked about people who had not heard in other countries. I said there were 10’s of thousands of people coming to Christ in Iran by God appearing to them in dreams saying, “Pray to me alone.” These then would come across a Christian who could not publically proclaim their faith or be killed there and clandestinely enter the underground church. I said I believed that anyone who was genuinely seeking God, God would find them. But most are not. I explained the trade off of living for God now when compared to the far longer eternity that awaits. He had some other good questions. I had read through the prayer with him earlier and guided him back to it asking if he would want to be forgiven where God lived inside him and gave him strength and guidance. “For sure,” he finally replied after about 30 minutes of answering things. And he prayed then to receive Christ. Ellen was only a couple tables away but I realized then how late I was and I gave him a Bible study and wrote his name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front of Bible Promises for You. He was grateful and happy and I headed over to teach the girls.

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 – 3/21/22

Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I hope your day is being blessed and you are resting in Him, every day is the Sabbath rest in Christ (Hebrews 4).  Nicholas and Manuella each prayed to receive Jesus today. Please pray for them. Their stories are below if you have the time.

Nicholas was sitting in a lounge a picture of which came into my mind to go to when I first came to campus. I think this was from the Lord. I went straight there and he was sitting in the corner by the windows of an atrium lounge on the 1st floor of the BIC the SE end of the building. He had a mop of hair like the character Shaggy in the Scooby Doo kids show. I never saw his face completely but he was wearing a red bandanna sewed into a mask and had a red t-shirt on, glasses and jeans. He was typing what looked to be a long text on a tablet. He said he had gone to Catholic school through the 8th grade when it had become too expensive. He went to church each week. When I asked him what he would say to God to if he died to get into Heaven he said, “That’s a tough one.” Then thinking more he said, “I’d ask ‘Why are you here for me? What did I do that you’re here’.” It seemed like he did not expect to meet God immediately for some kind of Judgment but it would transpire another way. So I asked him what he thought he would have to do on earth to get into Heaven. “Live a good life, respect others treating them the way you would want to be treated.” he said. He knew Jesus had died to take away our sins and thought he had a 40% chance of going to Heaven. He was a nice guy and tuned right in to the Gospel, responding with a word or a laugh as I laid it out for him. I explained that the Blood of Jesus, like what was symbolic in the mass, had cleansed us from all sin and the bread was Jesus body broken on the cross from him and when he took it he should just say thank you because that meant he was forgiven. I finished all I say and asked if he would want to be forgiven for his sins trusting in Jesus or thought something else. “I would want to be forgiven, wouldn’t everyone?” he replied. I said if he had never told God he would want to be forgiven there was a prayer he could pray. I talked him through it and asked if it was the desire of his heart and he said, “Pretty close.” I said if he wanted to he could pray it silently and know he was forgiven. “Yeah I could pray that,” he replied and he took the booklet and prayed to receive Jesus. I explained living the Christian life trusting in the Holy Spirit’s transforming power.  He did not have a Bible so I gave him one and showed him the “Where to Turn” section putting the ribbon marker in that spot. I also showed him the messianic passages and wrote his name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front. I gave him The Case for Christianity Answer Booklet saying there was some things in it for Easter. I gave him a Bible Study on the Deity of Christ. I said I would keep him in my prayers for the next year and he said, “I’ll pray for you too.” I thanked him and he said, “Thank you, this is all very informative.” I got up and headed out.

Right before a class Manuella was going to go to with Jay, the guy sitting next to her on the 3rd floor of the BIC, I walked up. He had orange brown hair that went straight up in a high afro, she had multiple braids. She wore a green hoodie and colorful sweat pants that looked randomly spot dyed, mostly white.  Both wore masks so I never saw their faces. I asked her if she wanted to do a survey. She said she was about to go to class so I said would you like to just answer the big question she said ok. She said she was in another Bible Study and I got the impression Jay might be going too. When I asked her if she died and stood before God and he asked “Why should I let you into Heaven?” she said, “That’s a tough one.” I knew she would only have a minute and I wanted her to hear enough to understand so I asked what she thought it was got her into Heaven. She said you had to keep the Passover and believe in God. I explained that Jesus fulfills the Passover talking about the blood on the door posts in the Exodus Story was now Jesus blood and He was the Passover lamb. I said in Hebrews 4 Jesus fulfills the Sabbath, that Sabbath just means “rest” which they both seemed to know and now we find out rest in Him. I explained the righteousness of God Jesus earned by perfectly fulfilling the law and said His righteousness could be hers by faith. Jay missed some of the analogy taking his backpack to class. I explained God’s forgiveness and she really tuned in. He came back from across the hall where there class had begun. I asked if she’d like to be forgiven explaining she could be forgiven by faith. She said she did and I explained the prayer to her and she prayed to receive Jesus. I gave them both copies of the booklet. Jay wanted one and was very interested. They each took Bible Promises for You.  I wrote Jay’s name in his and asked for her spelling to get it right putting the date and “forgiven” in the front. I hope to bump into them again to explain more to them, as I am afraid they might be in one of the Heterodox groups on campus. She said she had a Bible from yet another group. Christians on Camus gives them out. They quickly stood up and I apologized for making them late and they said, “No problem,” and disappeared into class.

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 – 3/18/22

Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I hope your day was blessed with all good things contributing to peace and rest in the Lord. The world in many ways is obviously beyond our ability to affect it. We might as well trust in Jesus and His power. I had a good day on campus and Eric prayed with me to receive Christ. Matteo was close but had not prayed in several years so I will pray for him. He had a horrible break in his leg that took him off the football field and now he wished to be a coach. Eric’s story is below if you have time, please pray for him.

Eric was sitting in the Science building on a bench on the second floor facing north. He was up for doing a survey just killing time it seemed. He had a hoodie on under a Grey leather jacket, blue jeans and dark sneakers. He had a neatly trimmed beard and a shorter brown hair haircut, making straight short bangs on his forehead. He thought he had a survey he’d gotten by email and I said this was different and I asked him the big question and said I could tell him the answer based on the Bible. After that he thought he’d like to take the survey. When I asked him what he would say to God to get into Heaven he said, “It’s… part of it’s not based on character but how your actions have impacted everyone. It’s better to know what people have thought about you through your lifespan. Faith has a part to do with it as well and also the impact you have had.” I said that Jesus had said that to love the Lord with all your heart soul and strength and your neighbor as yourself was all the law and the prophets so that people felt loved would seem to be important. He thought Lutheran and Calvinistic churches were more about faith and it seemed he had been to Catholic school but wasn’t in church. He knew Jesus had died and it took away our sin. He seemed hard for me to get a read on and he had the facial expression most of the time that felt like (to me) he had heard it all before. But I have had to tell myself as I go through the Gospel that I don’t know what people are thinking. I know need to trust in God’s power through His word so I rested in that and kept reading Bible verses. I asked him if he wanted to be forgiven for his sins trusting in Jesus or thought something else like Islam or Buddhism. And I was surprised a bit when he said, “I would want to be forgiven for my sins. So I said that if he would like to be forgiven there was a prayer he could pray and I talked through it and asked if it was the desire of his heart. “Yeah,” he replied and so I said he could pray it quietly or silently and know he was forgiven asking if he would want to do that right now. He said he would and I handed him the booklet and he checked if he needed to pray aloud and said, “No silently.” And he prayed to receive Jesus. I explained the Christian life to him living “inside out” by the Spirit’s power and he thanked me. 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. I showed him The Case for Christianity Answer Booklet asking if he thought it would be valuable to him and he thought it would so I gave him that. I thanked him for talking to me and he said sure and I got up to go and said, “God bless you.” “God bless you too,” he replied and then said “Thank you.” I wandered a bit through the rest of the science buildings but it was largely empty and the couple people I asked were not interested. I remembered I had not offered him assurance of salvation based on the survey question he’d said he thought he had an 80% chance of getting into Heaven. So as I passed him on the way out I said, “Remember that question how likely is it you will go to Heaven, I wanted to tell you that now it’s 100% trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be your righteousness.” He thanked me again, smiling. I headed out down the hall over the bridge into the other buildings.

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 – 3/17/22

Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope you’ve had a good week in the Lord. Mine on campus has been the most uneventful of the year so far. Yesterday I think I got something of a seed planted with Amit a big dude with a beard who had been to teen challenge and still not come to Christ, thought he’d end up in purgatory. Today I had a good time talking with Caroline a dishwater-blonde girl with Hazel eyes who looked 16, cute kid. Her parents had divorced leaving her mom alone practicing Christianity. I gave her The Case for Christianity Answer Booklet. She thanked me. Seemed close, but sorrowful. Chris, a girl waiting for a ride got a light speed gospel presentation, in the entrance way by the book store, and a booklet. Round glasses and the longest braids on any Black girl I have talked to all year. She was interested and said she’d look through the booklet. Danny looked Latino, wanted to travel, had an older brother reading every religious text and a mom who both meditated and went to church. He was not sure what to believe. He took The Case for Christianity Answer Booklet.

So maybe in Heaven I will find out if those seeds came up. I have one day left tomorrow we’ll see what God will do.

Thanks for your help in prayer.

 

In Him,
Bob

Results of the Work – 3/15/22

Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I hope your day was blessed and you got out in some sunshine. I had a good day on campus. We had a couple girls for Bible study and they stayed a long time asking questions. Kai prayed with me to receive Jesus. Please pray she grows in her faith. Her story is below if you have time.

I felt a nudge to go up to the third floor of the BIC when I first got to school. I had circled the entire floor and finally found Kai (pronounced Ki with a long i) sitting on a sofa in the lounge right before the building ends to the west. Kai is black, had long black straight hair and a pierced nose on the right. She wore camo pants and a black zip up hoodie under a black puffy coat. She had a cute face with soft features. When I asked her what she would say to God if she died and He asked, “Why should I let you into Heaven?” She said, “I don’t know,” then thinking about it more she said, “I feel like God forgives everyone. I don’t think I’ve been a terrible person. I didn’t do very bad things [to sin], just little things.” She thought she had a 98% chance of going to Heaven. She said she hadn’t been to church since she was a kid because her mom stopped going though her Grandma still went. She did not seem to remember Jesus had died to take away our sins, guessing “Repentance?” when I asked how He did it. I began to go through the Gospel with her and I explained Jesus had died being the perfect payment for her sins because we could not pay God back perfectly for all the imperfect things we had done to damage His world. “So God became a man Jesus and He pays Himself.” I said explaining the Blood of Jesus. “So God is His own Boss,” she replied. I agreed. I finished explaining Jesus had earned the righteousness of God and could give it to us and God adopts us and gives us the blessings of his family: the sacrifice for our sins, the Blood that cleanses us, and the Righteousness of God that surrounds us.” “Wow that’s a lot,” she replied meaning a lot to take in information wise. “Did ya get it?” I asked and she agreed she had. So I did the cliff notes on what I had said in a few lines and said she could connect with all God had done and go to Heaven by faith in Jesus. I explained she had to have the right kind of faith trusting in what He had done for her. I asked if she wanted to trust in what Jesus had done for her “to be forgiven or thought something else?” She said, “I want to go to Heaven.” So I said there was a prayer she could pray and explained it asking if it was the desire of her heart. She nodded and said “Yes.” I said she could pray it then silently and only God would hear and she’d know she was going to Heaven trusting in Him, “wanna do it?” “Yeah,” she said. She took the booklet and said, “Can I keep this?” I said, “Sure.” “This is a good little booklet,“ she replied and prayed to receive Jesus”. I explained the Christian life was “Inside Out” asking God for transformation inside her so she would become a better person who did good things. I gave her Bible Promises for You writing her name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside. “Perfect,” she said taking the book. I gave her a Bible study on ways Jesus claims to be God and The Case for Christianity Answer Booklet and wrote her name and the date and “forgiven!” again in it. I told her I would pray for her for a year from this spring. I got up to go and she thanked me and I said for sure she was welcome. “Have a good day,” she said cheerfully. “Ok I will. God bless you,” I replied and she said, “God bless you too.”

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 – 3/14/22

Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I hope you had a good day walking with the Lord by the Spirit in you. I had a good day on campus, though no one prayed with me to receive Jesus, one Black guy Tyler said he thought he would pray later. He hadn’t gone to church much so I gave The Case for Christianity Answer Booklet. I think he was sincere so I hope he is brought by the Spirit to the Father. I asked, “Do you believed Jesus was God had died for his sins and rose from the dead, do you think that is a true story. And he said he did and I offered him the prayer. He was about to pray and then said he thought he would pray later. I never push on someone to pray so I said “Yeah sure you want to think about it some.” I offered him the booklet to help and he thanked me. I would describe him to you but his mask was so big and his hat so large (It had a large silver metallic logo) I basically saw nothing of his head. He had a print short sleeve shirt on and jeans.

 

I also prayed for Elijah, a Black guy who was shot by a drive by gang shooting in the 7th vertebra (2016 in Chicago) and is in a wheelchair with paralyzed legs. I went through the Gospel with him earlier in this year and he confessed Christ, as if he’d been believing. Though he answered the questions wrong. But he should have gotten it right because I had talked him through everything before in 2020 just before covid. He let me lay hands on him and pray the bullet in his spine still would be healed. they could not operate without making it worse. Please pray he is healed. I talked to him a while and explained Doctrines to him he wondered about so I hope to encounter him more and disciple him a bit.

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

In Him,
Bob

Results of the Work – 3/11/22

Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope you had a great day with Joy that was complete. I had a good day on campus though few people were there and Nicholas prayed with me to receive Jesus. Please pray for him that he’d grow in his faith. His story is below if you have time.

 Nicholas was sitting in the Cafeteria at the counter. He had a blue nylon jacket on and slightly darker blue jeans, white tennis shoes. He had half circle glasses flat on top and sandy hair in Clark Kent’s style and a gap-toothed smile. Small features. He seemed like kind a shy guy, not very big in stature. When I asked him what he would say to God to get into Heaven if he died he said, “Oh! Hmm, hmm. That’s a good question.” Then thinking more he said, “ I don’t know if I really deserve it if I’m being honest.” He said he had not been to church since his family stopped going a while back. It turned out they had been Lutheran. Saying “I try my best to generally not sin.” When I asked him the likelihood he would get into Heaven he said, “Well based on what I just said about 10-20%” It seemed like he felt he was not engaged with Church enough to acquire the benefit of the system they provided, which was going to Heaven. I went through the Gospel with him then, explaining that because Jesus’ blood cleansed us of sin. and the Righteousness of God He earned was to our credit, we could be forgiven. Because we were connected to Jesus, not by any good thing or religious efforts we made but by faith we could have eternal life. He listened attentively to the story and was engaged with what I said as I explained his good deeds were not perfect enough to pay for his bad deeds. I asked him if he would want to be forgiven trusting I Jesus or thought something else and he said, “The first one.” “Do you believe Jesus is God died for your sins and rose from the dead? Do you believe the story is true?” I asked.  “Yeah,” he said. I said then that if he wanted to place his trust I that to be forgiven there was a prayer he could pray and I walked him through it and asked if it was the desire of his heart and he said, “Yeah,” nodding. So I said he could pray it silently so only God would hear and he took the booklet and prayed to receive Jesus. When he finished I explained living the Christian life “inside out” by the Spirit’s power asking for the fruit of the Spirit in your life. I gave him a Bible because he did not have one and showed him the where to turn section and the Messianic Passages section. I gave him Bible Promises for You and a Bible study. We talked some more and I got up to go saying I would pray for him for the next year or so. I told him the likelihood he would go to Heaven now was 100% trusting in the Righteousness of Jesus to be his righteousness. “Thanks I appreciate it,” he replied and we shook hands and I was off.

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 – 3/10/22

Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope you had a great day walking with the Lord in the light of His word that guides us. I had a good day on campus and Denise prayed with me to receive Jesus. Please pray she grows in her faith. I got a good seed planted with Eddie too (Tall thin guy with a shaggy mane of dark brown hair) who listened thoughtfully to the Gospel and though his father had not followed his faith after coming here from Honduras and his mom was an atheist. He took The Case for Christianity Answer Booklet.

 Denise was sitting in a lounge with vending machines that backs up to some sky lights over a hallway with offices on the 1st floor of the BIC. She wore red shiny sweats fixed at the ankle and a hoodie. Her dark hair was tied and up behind her head. She had the random freckle that my mom used to call beauty marks. She was petite and very pretty small face long eyelashes brought into points. I asked her if she wanted to do a survey for a Bible Study group and she said, “I already go to a Bible Study group.” So I asked her, “Want to answer the big metaphysical question and bring it home to your mom?” “OK,” she replied so I asked her what she would say to God if she was killed by a bus and God asked, “Why should I let you into Heaven?” “I really don’t know what I would say,” she said after thinking a moment. “Well would you like to hear some Bible verses that explain the answer to the question from the Bible or aren’t ya interested?” “Sure,” she said.  I got her name and took out the booklet and began to explain that God loved her and wanted to live inside her but he could not because of sin. She did not know how God took away her sins when I asked her. I said God took away her sin when Jesus died and the righteousness of Jesus was now her righteousness. I said this was all hers by faith. When I asked her if she would want to be forgiven for her sins trusting in what Jesus had done, saying He would live inside her she began shaking her head Yes and then I asked again just finishing the sentence I say and she said, “100%” So I walked her through the prayer and she said, “Yes,” when I asked if this was the desire of her heart. I gave her the booklet saying she could pray silently.  She took the booklet and asked “Can I keep this?” I said, “Yes”. Then she prayed to receive Jesus. I explained living “inside out” by the Spirit’s power. I gave her the book Bible Promises for You writing her name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside. I gave her a Bible study on the Deity of Jesus. I asked her then about her Bible Study, if she was going to a group Bible Study or met with someone. She said she met with a couple people. Based on that I knew the group she was involved with was kind of a legalistic cult that tries to control your life and preys on college kids. She said she was going to visit their church on Saturday explaining that they did not meet on Sunday and telling me Sunday was not the Sabbath. I said I knew that the Bible did not change the Sabbath day to Sunday anywhere in the NT and Church history made a mistake claiming Sunday was a Sabbath day, so they were right about that much. But I said the word Sabbath really just means rest, and in Hebrews 4 Jesus is our rest because every day we rest our hearts on Him. The Bible also says you are the temple of the Holy Spirit. “The Spirit lives inside you because you just asked Him to,” I explained. “So if you are resting in Jesus and He lives inside you, everyday is the Sabbath for a Christian. So it doesn’t really matter what day you go to Church.” She liked that definition. I said I doubted the community Church where she regularly went in Plainfield would tell her they believed Sunday was the Sabbath day. But even if they called it that they could be forgiven for the mistake. I asked her if they said they were also keeping the Sabbath on Saturday. She agreed they had said that. I asked her if she knew how a car engine worked she said she did but I quickly explained that compressed gas exploded and made the cylinders go up and down. “So when you start your car you use a machine to start a fire.” I explained that one of the most basic Sabbath laws was that you should not start a fire on the Sabbath. So they break the Sabbath if they drive a car to church. She thought that was cleaver. I asked her if she had an electric start on her stove that clicked when she turned it on. She grinned seeing my point and said she did. I said her stove was also a way you started a fire. I said the group she was in had not bothered to even think about how they would keep the Sabbath laws from the Old Testament in our times, because you can’t. I said they were just trying to find little ways they were right and everyone else was wrong and I warned her saying, “I’m not telling you to dump all this stuff on them but I’m just warning you that some of these groups want to try to control your life.” She was grateful for the advice. I also gave her The Case for Christianity Answer Booklet then explaining Strobel’s story and told  her she could find YouTube stuff he had done as well. She thanked me and I headed out, telling her I would be praying for her.

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 – 3/9/22

Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope you day was filled with Grace and Peace walking with the Lord. I had a good day on campus and Emily and Breyon (pronounced Bree On) Prayed with me to receive Jesus today. Please pray for them if you have a moment to do so, that they’d be blessed placing their faith in Jesus. Their stories are below if you have the time.

Emily was sitting in the cafeteria finishing her bag of orange snacks of some kind. There was an empty subway wrapper on the counter height circular table where she sat. She looked like Pippy Longstocking’s cute little sister. She had a tassel snowcap on with straight light brown hair pouring out from under to her shoulders and jeans and a hoodie. She said she wanted to work with animals. When I ask her what she would say to God if asked “Why should I let you into Heaven?” she said, “Because… I wanna say I tried my best,” she said after thinking about it a while. But she did not seem to think that was a good answer. “That’s a hard question. I don’t think I’ve ever thought about that.” She went to a Catholic Church and thought she had a 98% chance of going to Heaven. I began to go through the Gospel with her and she remembered Jesus had died for her sins. As I talked through some of the verses she just kept popping snacks in her mouth and listening to the Gospel. As I finished I asked her if she would want to be forgiven for her sins. Talking about the one circle or the other and she pointed with a long finger nail at the circle to be forgiven and I moved the booklet to her hand to hit the right side circle. So I said if she wanted to be forgiven there was a prayer she could pray and I asked after walking through it if it was the desire of her heart. She nodded and I said she could pray it silently and would she want to and she said, “Yeah,” quietly. So I handed her the booklet saying she could just pretend I wasn’t there and she folded her hands under her chin with elbows on the table and prayed to receive Jesus. I saw she was finished off the top of my cap brim and looked at her and said, “I’ll see ya in Heaven.” I gave her Bible Promises for You and put her name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front. “Thanks you,” she said. I gave her a Bible study and got up to go and she thanked me again and I said if I saw her I’d give her a wave and headed off.

Breyon was sitting in a sofa chair in the hallway just past the student activities area on the way to the bookstore. He had a short rough topped afro and a thin mustache roman nose, good looking black guy, big dude wearing a gray sweatshirt and black sweat pants with “JUST DO IT” on the side in white letters. I asked if he wanted to do a survey and he said, “Do I have to go anywhere?” I said no “You just tell me what you think I write it down and I walk away.” He agreed to that. I asked him what he would say to God if he was hit by a bus and asked “Why should I let you into Heaven. “I feel like I haven’t really done anything that is sin that’s really bad. Nothing major.” “So you haven’t killed anyone or anything like that?” I said and he agreed. He had not been to church since he was young. He thought he had about a 75% chance of going to Heaven. I went through the Gospel with him and he knew Jesus had died. I could not tell if he was tracking as he had a large black mask on. But I explained that he would not go to Heaven because he was good but because Jesus was good and he was connected to Him. When I finished I asked him also if he would want to be forgiven for his sins or thought something else. “Forgiven for my sins,” he said. I said there was a prayer he could pray if he wanted to be forgiven and talked him through it and asked if it was the desire of his heart. He nodded and then I said he could pray it silently and I wouldn’t hear him but God would hear and he’d know he was forgiven. He nodded and took the booklet and prayed to receive Jesus. I gave him the booklet after explaining living “Inside Out” by the Spirit’s power. I gave him a Bible Study and the book Bible Promises for You writing his name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside. He was grateful and I said I would keep him in my prayers for the next year.

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 – 3/7/22

Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope your day was blessed moving out from under the Winter into Spring. At least the snow that fell on us only had to be shoveled off the deck we walk in on. And Wayne prayed with me to receive Jesus today and Thomas changed his perspective on trusting in his works so I hope he came in also. Got a couple other seeds planted. Kam and Justin who ran to class. I’d be grateful if you’d pray for them. Wayne’s story is below.

Wayne was sitting at the cafeteria counter looking at a phone and eating a subway. He had on a gray cotton hoodie and black nylon sweats with an inch wide stripe running down to black shoes. His head was covered with thin braids. Though African American and he had a perfect Roman nose and full lips and a bit of a mustache, big warm smile. He looked like lean linebacker material but he said he was a receiver and hoped to get into the NFL and play on the “highest stage”. When I asked him what he would say to God to get into Heaven he said, “I would say I’ve done the best I can do up to the point of my final death. I really have no hatred in my heart toward anyone or anything. The best I can do is all I can do.” He said he regularly went to church and thought he had a 95% chance of going to Heaven. I began to go though the Gospel with him and in asking him how god took away his sins he guessed repentance. I explained that God forgave him because He got paid. I made it clear (of course that is really the Holy Spirit not me) that he was saved by the blood and righteousness of Christ. “Can I keep this?” he asked about the booklet as I explained the atonement. “Yeah sure,” I said and explained he needed to receive Jesus by faith. I asked him if he wanted to be forgiven based on what Jesus had done or thought something else and he said, “Yeah I’d be forgiven.” So I asked if he had been trusting in Jesus or his good works to save him. “I have been trusting in my works,” he replied. “But after hearing this, there something I’m gonna have to do.” So I said there was a prayer he could pray if he wanted to be forgiven and I walked him through the prayer and asked if it was the desire of his heart and he said he would I said he could pray it right then if he wanted to be forgiven and he said, “Yeah.” I gave him the booklet and he prayed to receive forgiveness. When he finished I explained living “Inside Out” by the Spirit’s power and the fruit of the Spirit. I gave him a Bible Study and the book Bible Promises for You and wrote his name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside. “Thank you, Thank you Bob,” he said.  I told him that now trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be his righteousness the likelihood he would get into Heaven was 100%. “Thank you.” said. I said I would be praying for him through next year, we fist bumped 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