Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I hope your day has been blessed today and yesterday and God’s has filled your times with all good things. I had a good day on campus and Alex prayed to receive Jesus. I got some good seeds planted in Ryan, (square chinned, sharp featured guy on the third floor who said he’d think about it, did not think he deserved to go to Heaven when we began); Katia, (Girl in the science building lounge who said she went to lutheran church and said the prayer was the desire of her heart, might pray later I gave her Case for Christianity Answer Booklet) and Will (who took the Case for Christianity Answer Booklet to think about it some more, he was a far off though) I think each got closer anyway. 150 students have prayed to receive Jesus after hearing the Gospel from me at school this year.
Alex was up on the third floor of the BIC just a short toss from the lounge we have Bible study in on the floor below. (We had 9 students this week so it is growing.) He had an oval head medium build a couple days growth of beard struggling to show up here and there, had a black hoodie on and sweats, medium brown hair that came down on his forehead in bangs. He was raised Lutheran and looked like he could have been related to the founder. When I asked him what he would say to God to get into Heaven if he died he said, “I never thought about this before.” Thinking more he said, “Probably say…” but then he was stuck. I asked what he thought the Church he’d gone to as a kid would say and he said, “You pray and repent of your sins.” So you wanna say that, “I pray and I repent of my sins?” “Yeah,” he agreed. He thought he had about a 70% chance of going to Heaven. He knew Jesus had died to take away his sins but hadn’t put the entire gospel together but he was engaged as I went through the Gospel with a look of realization. So as I finished I asked if he’d want to be forgiven for his sins trusting in Jesus or thought something else. “Ah… forgiven.” he replied. I said there was a prayer he could pray and I explained it in the context of what I had told him. I asked if it was the desire of his heart and he said “Yeah.” I said he could pray it silently so God would hear and forgiven him would he want to and he said, “Yeah,” and nodded. He prayed the to receive Christ. I explained the Christian life to him then. He said he had a Bible someone had walked up to him and given him on campus. “But they didn’t tell you what it meant?” I asked.” “No,” he said and grinned. “Yeah, bad plan,” I replied. I explained now trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be his righteousness the likelihood he would go to Heaven is 100%. I gave him 20 Things God Can’t Do and wrote his name and the date and “forgiven” on the inside along with “Just Ask By the Spirit’s Power”. I gave him a Bible study too inviting him again to ours. “Nice to meet you,” he said shaking my hand as I made to get up to go. “I’ll keep you in my prayers,” I said telling him I’d be praying through nest year. “‘Cause I don’t know if I’ll see you again.” “You probably will,” he replied. “Thank you, see you around.” “See you around,” I said and headed off down the hall.
So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism Tuesday if you had a chance. God truly blessed. I’ll be headed over again tomorrow and each day until the end of public gatherings if this Coronavirus stuff is for real. Hey it started in China and they basically lie about everything so…