Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I hope you day was blessed walking in the light of God’s presence. I had a good day on campus and Elena and Jordan each prayed with me to receive Jesus. I also got a good seed planted with Aneliz who took a copy of The Case for Christianity Answer Booklet saying she was interested. Please pray these students are blessed. Their stories are below if you have time. Thanks for your help.
Elena was a brown haired girl with Latina coloring. She had long brown wavy hair and what looked to be a round face under her mask, pretty eyes. She was waiting for an end of semester interview of some kind with her professor, just sitting in the hall outside her classroom. She wore a black puffy coat and shredded jeans. I asked her one thing she’d like to do before she died and she said, “Be forgiven for all my sins.” I asked her what she would say to God if she died and was asked why He should let her into Heaven and she said, “I guess, ‘cause I love him. I guess I tried to follow Him as best I could.” She thought she had an 80% chance of going to Heaven. She tuned right in to the Gospel as I began to go through it. When I asked her what Jesus had done to take away all our sins so God could live inside us she said, “Sacrificed?” And I said she was right and I went on to explain how God was paid through the blood of Christ and His righteousness could be ours. Then her professor poked his head out asking if she was ready saying she was the last one. But then he spotted a guy down the hall and seeing we were talking kindly asked if she’d want him to go first. “He can go,” she said. I was grateful for that and had been moving a quick as I could, knowing there was a time deadline. I explained God would adopt her and give her the blessings of His family, the sacrifice for our sins, the blood that cleansed us and the righteousness that surrounds us. She could receive forgiveness by faith. I asked if she would want to be forgiven with God inside or thought something else and she said, “God inside me.” So I said there was a prayer she could pray and I said, “It says here: ‘Is this prayer the desire of your heart?’” and she nodded and I said she could pray it silently and know she was forgiven and she said, “Sure.” She prayed then to receive Jesus, crossing herself as she finished. I explained that trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be her righteousness that now it was 100% she would go to Heaven. I explained a symbolic view of the mass and that in taking it she could now remember she was forgiven and just say, “Thank You.” I gave her a Bible Study on the Deity of Christ and Bible Promises for You writing her name and the date and “forgiven” on the inside along with “By the Spirit’s power” having explained living the Christian life “Inside out”. I said I would keep her in my prayers through next spring and a year after. She was grateful and we talked about Christmas time and now understanding it all and I headed out.
Jordan was sitting at a counter height table in the hallway leading to the Bookstore out of the BIC on the ground floor. He mask was down as I walked up she had natural blonde hair and pretty angular features wore Jeans and a hoodie. He put a mask on as we began to talk. When I asked her what she would say to God if asked why should I let you into Heaven she said, “Nobody’s perfect but I think I’m a good person. I think I deserve to go to Heaven. I respect people. I made my confirmation.” She thought she had about a 90% chance of going to Heaven. I began to explain the Gospel to her and she could not remember what Jesus had done to take away her sins guessing, “Confession?” I agreed quoting 1John 1:9. Then I explained that the Priest was like an insurance agent when you get insurance for your car. When you get I a wreck the agent does not pay, the company pays. I explained the standing doctrine of the Catholic Church was that only God could forgive her sins and that the Priest was saying God forgives her and this is why He can to it and be just. Then I went on to explain the gospel. When I had finished talking about how Jesus had died for her and his blood cleansed her and was the payment for her sins she said, “Oh.” When I finished explaining that she would not go to Heaven because she was good but because Jesus was good and she was connected to Him I told her she could hook up with all God had done for her by faith. I asked her if she would want to be forgiven for her sins or thought something else and she said, “Forgiven.” So I told her there was a prayer she could pray and explained it and asked if it was the desire of her heart. She Nodded and said it was. I asked if she would want to pray it silently and she said, “Yeah.” And she prayed to receive Jesus. I told her she could keep the booklet and explained the Christian life being transformed by the Spirit’s Power “Inside out”. I said the likelihood she would go to Heaven now was 100% trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be her righteousness. I gave her Bible Promises for You also writing her name and the date and “forgiven’ on the inside along with “By the Spirit’s Power”. I gave her a Bible study and The Case for Christianity Answer Booklet. “This was good,” she said thankfully after I had finished the Gospel and I told her I would be praying for her. We talked then a long time about current events. I gave her some websites she could look into but encouraged her that really things were so far gone in some ways that only the Lord could provide for us and get us out of it. I said that again after some other topics of how bad things were came up. I know she is trusting her future to the Lord and so I will be praying her heart rests on Him.
So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance. God truly blessed. This is the last week of school before exams some kids have them this week.