Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I hope your day was blessed with joy in serving Jesus. I had a good day on campus and Henry prayed with me to receive Jesus. Please pray he is blessed. His story is below. Another student Philip with bright blue eyes in the cafeteria was appreciative and interested to pray later taking the booklet.
Henry was sitting in the lowered floor area of the big lounge that connects the science buildings. He was studying but was willing to do a student survey. Everyone there this year seems to have their nose in a computer. He had a beard and short afro that was receding a bit, classic African American features. He wore a gray t-shirt and jeans cuffed over white tennis shoes, seemed a bit on the shorter side. He thought of himself as a Christian. I asked him what he would say to God if he died and was asked, “Why should I let you into Heaven?” He replied, “You don’t have too. I know it’s not by my works. I wouldn’t try to sound like I lived a holy life. I’d say, it’s up to you.” I asked him the likelihood he would get into Heaven and he said, “I really can’t say. I don’t have a number for that.” He felt no one could be certain of salvation. I began to go through the Gospel with him and explaining God would have to take away his sins, purify him to live inside him. I asked what Jesus had done to take away his sins. “He forgives you.” He said. “Yeah,” I replied. “He forgives you but the reason God forgives you is He got paid. I explained then what Jesus had done. He was really tuned in and when I asked him if he’d want to be forgiven with God living in him, trusting in Jesus or thought something else he said, “I’d choose to be with Jesus.” So I said there was a prayer he could pray and then after I explained it I said, “It says here is this prayer the desire of your heart? Would you say that it is?” He agreed so I said he could pray it silently and be forgiven would he like he like to?” “I’d do that yeah, thank you,” he replied taking the booklet. Then he prayed to receive Jesus. I explained living the Christian life “Inside out” by the Spirit’s power and I gave him a Bible study. I said the likelihood now he would go to heaven was 100% trusting in the righteousness of Jesus. He had a promise book but he took The Case for Christianity Answer Booklet so I wrote his name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside and he was grateful. I told him I would be praying for him until a year from Spring. “Thanks for your time I know it’s busy in here.” I said getting up to go. “No Problem,” he replied. “God bless you,” “God bless you too,” he said and I headed out.
So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance. God truly blessed.