Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I hope your day was blessed and you are at rest in the Lord. I had a good day on campus and Nuvia prayed with me to receive Jesus. 70 students have now prayed to receive Christ after hearing the Gospel from me on campus so that’s been pretty great. I also spoke for a long time with a guy who’s in the works righteousness group on campus called International Church of Christ. It is considered by many to be a mind control cult. Carlos and I had a good conversation however and I helped him to finally see even his good works were imperfect and not real obedience to Christ unless they were done in the power of the Holy Spirit. That seemed to finally sink in and he thanked me so I hope he will hold fast to it as the group he is in will not be supportive. Please pray Carlos grows in his faith along with Nuvia. Thanks for your help. Her story is below if you have time you want to spend.
Nuvia was sitting reading a paper on her computer. Her mask never came down but she had a pretty dot for a birthmark on her temple and long brown hair. She has a Latina name and looked of that heritage in coloring. She was dressed in a white parka and black pants with what they’d call sensible slip on shoes, petite in size. It turned out she went to Church with a friend. She was not sure she wanted to do a survey however asking what it was about. So I said to her that the big question was, “You’re walking down the road and you get hit by a bus. So you’re dead. You stand before God and He says, ‘Why should I let you into Heaven?’ What would you say? So it’s kind of about what the Bible say it is that gets you into Heaven, do you have an interest in hearing that or not so much?” “OK,” she replied. I sat beside her one the hall just past the windowed in lounge on the SE corner of the 2nd floor of the BIC building, began to go through the Booklet with her. I explained God wanted to live inside her and know her and to do so He had to take away her sin. She did not know how Jesus did that so I explained the gospel to her. When I asked if she would like to be forgiven trusting in Jesus and what he had done so God could live inside her or thought something else she said, “That one pointing to the circle with God on the throne of your life. So I said if she wanted to be forgiven there was a prayer she could pray. I talked her through it and asked if it was the desire of her heart and she nodded. So I said she could pray it silently and God would hear, ‘Wanna do it?” I asked. And she nodded again and prayed silently to receive Jesus. I explained the Christian life to her living by the Spirit‘s power “Inside Out”. I gave her a Bible study explaining ways Jesus claimed to God and asked her if she would like a book to read. She said she would so I gave her 20 Things God Can’t Do writing “Just Ask” on a couple pages by way of explanation and “By the Spirit’s power” in the front along with her name the date and “forgiven”. I said I would pray for her each day or evening until a year from next Spring. I thanked her for talking with me saying it might be a bit strange someone just walking up. “It’s happened before,” she replied. I smiled thinking God had broken the ice for me and said, “Well you have your own Bible and a church to go to so you should be set.” I got up and said, “Have a good one.” “You too,” she replied and then added, “Thank you.” I said “Sure,” and headed out.
So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance, God blessed.