Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I hope your weekend has been blessed so far walking with the Lord. I had a good day on campus Friday and Xavier prayed with me to receive Jesus.
When I first got to school I prayed for God to lead me to someone. Then though I was walking North down a hall I turned around when I felt like I was supposed to go to the PE building. I headed around the corner toward the tunnel leading over to the lounge outside the Gym. I tried a couple peeps on the way (walking the length of the BIC) with no success at getting a conversation going. When I got to the PE lounge saw Xavier sitting at the long study table they have set up by the stairs. He was sitting across the table from a guy I had asked to do a survey earlier in the week–who in a friendly way said God wasn’t important to him right now. I’d been cool with him and he did his own thing and let Xavier talk with me after helping with the first question “3 words to describe yourself” saying, “He’s funny!” So Xavier used that as one of his words. Xavier was shorter and didn’t seem as big as a lot of the guys that come to COD to play sports, from Missouri, where he said he went to a Baptist church. He had perfect skin, young face, short afro, good looking guy with a mustache and chin beard. He wore a gray t-shirt and gray sweats. “When I asked him what he would say to get into Heaven he said, “Because I ask for forgiveness for all my sins.” He was 100% sure he would go to Heaven. Ask I went through the Gospel with him he knew Jesus had died for his sins but he was really focused on everything I taught him enjoying the Gospel. When I asked him if he wanted to be forgiven for his sins or thought something else he pointed at the circle with the Spirit of Jesus living in him and said something like ‘forgiven”. So I asked if he’d been trusting in that, saying as I often do that I knew he knew the story but asking if he’d thought God would forgive him because He was good. He agreed that he hadn’t been trusting in Jesus and repeated that He’d just been thinking God was good and forgiving. I said then that there was a prayer he could pray, holding the booklet open between us on an angle up where he could see it and I explained what it said to him. I said he could pray it silently. He didn’t answer but just began to pray and I could see his eyes go back and forth reading. He visibly finished and I said, “Amen?” “Amen!” he said with a big grin. I walked him through the Christian life and asked if he had a Bible. He didn’t so I gave him one and showed him the “Where to Turn” section for answers to life questions he might have and the Messianic passages section showing prophecies Jesus had fulfilled. I wrote his name and the date and “forgiven” under it on the presentation page and gave it to him he was really happy with it. I gave him 20 Things God Can’t Do and put his name and the date and forgiven in that too, by habit kinda half forgetting I had just written it in the Bible but he thought it was great to have the date in two places so that was fine. I gave him a Bible study and got his email. then before I headed out I told him a fiction story about how everything God is asking him to do He would give him the power to do by His Spirit inside him [Ephesians 3:20]. I got up to go and he asked, “What was your name?” “Bob” I replied. “Bob, nice to meet you,” he said enthusiastically shaking my hand. “You have a good day.” I said, “You too, I’ll see you in Heaven and you can tell me how things went,” and he laughed and I headed out.
So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism Friday if you had a chance God truly blessed.