Results of the Work – 5/8/19

Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope your day was blessed today and you were walking with God in joy. I had a good day on campus. I bumped into Julio who had prayed to receive Jesus April 24th. His girl friend had heard part of our conversation and so I had also given her a booklet telling her it would show her how to get to Heaven and Julio was going to be there and they’d probably want to be together there. She laughed and agreed. I also gave her the book Bible Promises for You saying they could share it and he could explain the booklet to her. I told her I would pray for her too and got the spelling of her name. So in seeing Julio today I asked and he said Anjelica had prayed to receive Jesus too. So I told him I would be praying for them both and he was happy about that. She was a pretty girl with shoulder length hair, a Latina. She looked like Linda Ronstadt. Alex also prayed to receive Jesus today.

Alex walked up behind me in the cafeteria and said, “Hey you asked me before if I would do a survey and I would like to do one.” “Great let’s sit over here,” I said and he sat at the counter looking outside. My pack was between us in another chair and I stood leaning with one foot on it. He had a young doughboy face and warm brown eyes. His family was from Puerto Rico in heritage and he had a slight accent, he looked like a white guy to see him. His hood o his zipper sweatshirt was up it was almost pink, faded brown maybe and he had quilted jeans on. When I asked him why God should let him into Heaven he said, “That’s a really hard question.” Then thinking a bit he said, “I guess I don’t know what I would say.” So I asked if he went to church at all and he did regularly, a Christian Church. So I asked what he thought it was that you did that got you into Heaven. “Living the life God wants us to live. Not only preaching but practicing what you preach.” Talking about if you were a pastor he said, “Anyone can stand up in a church and say.. but you have to do what God wants you to do.” So I asked what it was that he thought God wanted him to do most. “Be kind to one another, treating everybody with respect, as equal…”  “No favoritism,” I suggested. He agreed and I said, “Paul does say there is no male nor female no Jew nor Greek.” He liked that. He thought he had about a 70% chance of going to Heaven. As I went through the Gospel with him I asked him what the big thing was “that Jesus had done to take away your sin?” “He died,” he replied. I agreed with him and went on to explain the Gospel that His blood had cleansed him so God could live inside him and the righteousness of God was to his credit. I thought he might be waiting for a ride as he looked outside every-so-often and it turned out at some point his mom had pulled up. But he did not interrupt me and I finally explained that he did not go to Heaven because he was good but because Jesus was good. I said the thing that God wants most from him is to believe Him, to believe Jesus was God had died for his sins and rose from the dead. That he should do good things to please God but his good things did not fix his bad things. I asked if he wanted to be forgiven for his sins with Jesus inside or if he thought something else and he said, “I want Jesus to live inside me.” So I said if he wanted to trust in what Jesus had done to be forgiven and be sure he was going to Heaven there was a prayer he could pray. I talked him through it and asked if he wanted to trust in that and he said he did and prayed to receive Christ. I realized then that he was making his ride wait. So I quickly gave him a Bible Study and 20 Things God Can’t Do writing his name and the date and “forgiven” in the front. I explained the Christian life by the Spirit’s power, that everything God was asking him to do He would give him the power to do by His Spirit living in him. I said since now he trusts the righteousness of Christ is to his credit the likelihood he would go to Heaven is 100%. Then I gave him the book Bible Promises for You asking him to give it to his mom (who he’d said was waiting in the car) and tell her I was sorry I had made her wait. He was really happy about that and thanked me and I said, “God bless you.” I shook his hand. “Thank you,” he said again and ran out for the door.

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

In Him,