Results of the Work -8/24/22

Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope your day was blessed with all good things. I had a good day on campus and felt the Lord’s leading and wisdom helping me. Fernando, Dona and Mariana each prayed with me to receive Jesus and Brian sitting in the cafeteria (a Latino guy, hair short, shaved sides straight mop of hair on top, had the blue collar look to him, mustache and smattering of beard) said he would pray tonight. Khamani committed to Christ. (Black guy with a rough afro short on sides has a chin beard and a mustache and a BLM shirt on, we talked a lot about Justice and God’s forgiveness and the imperfect world. Open minded guy rugged good looks, he took 100 Prophecies Christ fulfilled pamphlet and The Case for Christ Answer Booklet). Hopefully they pray later. I think it more likely Brian will as he said he would pray tonight. And I got a good seed planted with Robert who took The Case for Christ Answer Booklet also and a Bible Study on Jesus claims to be God. He was a soccer player in the PE, good looking guy with a mop of curly hair on top, looked Latino. So that’s the overview the stories of those who came to Christ are below if you have time. Thanks so much for your prayers.

Fernando was wearing a NY Mets shirt and was sitting across from the adult learning offices as you head west toward the cafeteria. He had light brown jeans on and a chin beard, oval face, Latino. When I asked him what he would say to God (if asked, Why should I let you into Heaven?) he said,I felt like I lived life in the right way.” He was friendly and said he went to Catholic church, though less since Covid. He thought he had a 65% chance of going to Heaven. I went through the Gospel with him and he couldn’t remember what Jesus had done to take away our sin. But he was engaged and resonated with the Gospel verses. At the end I asked him if he would want to be forgiven trusting in Christ where God would live inside him or thought something else. He hesitated for a moment and then grinned a bit and put his finger on the circle with Christ inside. I said, “Well if you’d like there’s a prayer you could pray.” And I talked him through it asking if it was the desire of his heart, “Yeah he said.” I said he could pray it silently and I wouldn’t hear but God would, “Wanna do it?” I asked. “I think so,” he said affirmingly. And he prayed to receive Jesus. I gave him a study Bible and showed him the 99 essential doctrines page and the devotionals and stuff and wrote his name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front. He took a Bible Promise Book and a Bible study and I gave him a copy of The Case for Christ Answer Booklet. I told him that now trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be his righteousness the likelihood he would go to Heaven was 100%. “It was cool to meet ya,” I said shaking his hand. “You as well,” he said with a big smile and I headed out. He later walked past me in the hall talking to Mariana and said hi.

Dona was sitting in the hallway at one of the counter height tables (if headed to the bookstore from the SSC) in front of her computer and some books. She was pretty, slight, with a small sharp nose and long dark hair past her shoulders parted down the middle. She wore a blouse, jacket and jeans. I asked her what she would say to God (if asked, Why should I let you into Heaven?) and she thought for a moment and said, “I don’t know.” Then thought more and said, “I’m a good girl? Maybe.” She thought she had a 60% chance of going to Heaven. She’d been to church as a small child. I went through the Gospel with her and she listened patiently and believed. I asked if she wanted to be forgiven or thought something else and she just said, “Forgiven.” I asked if she believed Jesus was God had died for her sins and rose from the dead and if she believed the story was true. “Well I don’t know much about it but yeah”. So I said if she’d like to be forgiven there was a prayer she could pray and talking her through it I said she could pray it silently. She said she’d read it as I explained it and I said, “Amen?” “Amen,” she replied. I explained living by the Spirit’s power as I always do and asking for God’s help in everything. She did not want anything else to read. “This is enough,” she said of the booklet I had written notes and verses in with the prayer in it. From what she’d said she did not excel at school and so I don’t think reading anything would be the way she’ll prefer to learn in life. I said the likelihood she’d go to Heaven was 100% trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be her righteousness and said I’d be praying for her and then said, “Nice to meet ya,” and she said “You too.” And I headed off.

Mariana was sitting in the hallway in a row of chairs on the 1st floor of the BIC near the corner where the tunnel goes into the Mac Arts Building. She was pretty with a warm smile with just a tiny part visible in her front teeth you couldn’t get a credit card into. She wore a white sweatshirt with black printing on it and leggings. When I asked her what she’d say to God (if asked, Why should I let you into Heaven?) she really struggled for an answer. I asked if she went to church and she said she did and asked what she thought they would say. She thought for a moment and said, “Be kind to people.” So I asked if she thought she might say something like that. She agreed and said, “I helped people out.” She thought she had a 60% chance of going to heaven. I began to go through the gospel with her saying God wanted to know her and that meant He would live inside her with His Holy Spirit but first he had to take away her sin. “What’s the big thing that Jesus does to take away your sin?” I asked. “He was crucified,” she said. “Right,” I said and I explained how the blood of Jesus cleansed her from all sin and she could inherit the righteousness of Christ. When I had finished explaining salvation by faith I asked if she would want to be forgiven trusting in Jesus and she said she would so I said, “I seems like you knew a lot of this stuff but hadn’t put it all together before so you could trust in it,” and she agreed that was true. So I said that if she’d like to trust in Jesus there was a prayer she could pray and I talked her through it asking if it was the desire of her heart and she said, “Yeah.” So I said she could pray it silently and she prayed then to receive Jesus.  I told her now trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be her righteousness the likelihood she would go to Heaven was 100%. I also explained living by the Spirit’s power and gave her Bible Promises for You writing her name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front and she said, “Perfect.” I said I’d see her in Heaven. “God bless your day,” I said getting up to go. “Thank you,” she replied, “You too.”

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

In Him,

Bob