Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I hope your day was blessed with all good things from above and you had some joy in serving Jesus. I had a good day on campus and Isaac prayed with me to receive Jesus. We really hit it off and it was great to come upon him at the end of the day. I had some other good Gospel conversations with people one who should have repented and turned which was a little sad and another with a girl who had been baptized but had not been trusting in Jesus. I hope she is now. But God may still correct them and give them aid. Isaac’s story is below. Please pray for him. Thanks for your help in prayer.
I bumped into Isaac in the Mac Arts building sitting on a couch by the elevator waiting for his mom to pick him up. He had the swept back hair style Clark Kent uses which is so common place no one realizes he is Superman. He wore black framed glasses and had dark skin. His facial characteristics did not point to a particular racial group however. He was articulate and looked like “everyman”. He was friendly and went to church 4 occasions each week. I did not ask him the denomination because I was afraid to get off track and his ride show up before I finished the Gospel. When I asked him what he would say to God to get into Heaven he said, “I wouldn’t argue with God, He’s the one who decides. It is what it is, what he says.” He thought he had an 80% chance of going to Heaven when he died. As I went through the Gospel with him he knew Jesus had died to take away our sins. But the righteousness of God was novel to him and I think he was a bit surprised to realize he had not been trusting in what Jesus had done on the cross to save him. He said he would want to be forgiven for his sins, when I asked, and so I said if he wanted to be forgiven there was a prayer he could pray and I walked him through it and asked if this prayer was the desire of his heart. He nodded so I said, “Do you think this is something you still need to do to tell God you want to be forgiven trusting in what Jesus has done?” “Yeah,” he said. So I said he could pray it silently asking if he’d want to do so and he said, “Alright,” and he took the booklet but prayed aloud the prayer so I knew when he was done. Hearing him stop I said, “Your sins are forgiven man,” and gave him a friendly punch in the arm through his puffy coat. I explained living the Christian life “Inside Out.” By the Spirit’s power. He did not have his own Bible, though he had a pocket NT the Navigators had given him. So I gave him a study Bible and showed him some of the things in it and wrote his name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front. He thought the Bible was really nice and I told him a guy I knew bought them for me to give out. “Tell him I said thank you,” he replied smiling. He was visibly happy. I gave him a Bible Study and The Case for Christianity Answer Booklet and a Bible Promise book for his mom who he said was a Christian. I told him the likelihood he would now go to Heaven was 100% trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be his righteousness. I got up to leave and said, “God Bless you man,” “God bless you too,” he replied. “I’ll see you in Heaven and you can tell me how things went.” “I’ll see you too and you can tell me,” he said grinning. “Yeah we’ll have some stories I’m sure,” I replied smiling. And I headed out.
So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance. God truly blessed.