Results of the Work – 11/9/22

Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I hope your day was blessed with all good things and you are enjoying some nice weather. We have a couple last days of warmth ending tomorrow. Be we haven’t had a hard freeze yet. Robertro prayed with me to receive Jesus today. Thanks for your prayers. I had some good conversations too so I hope a seed for the truth was planted.

Robertro was sitting on the corner of the BIC on the ground floor. There is a lounge as you head west  toward the cafeteria and I seem to catch kids there a lot. He had swept over hair, bangs breaking apart on his forehead. His right eyebrow had a vacant slash, good-looking guy, kind of everyman features, but small in stature. He wore a red and black heavy checked lumberjack shirt with a grey hood attached and black sweats. He was friendly and seemed very interested in the Gospel saying his parents were very religious. He wanted to make sure they retired well. When I asked him what he would say to be let into Heaven he said, “Ah… the amount of caring I did for many people, not including my family.” He thought he would go to Heaven 100%. He did not go to Church much and I began to go through the Gospel with him and he leaned forward to take in the booklet. I asked him what Jesus had done to take away his sins so the Holy Spirit could live inside him. “He forgives you?” he guessed. “He does forgive you but the real reason God forgives you is he got paid.” He immediately agreed to that maybe having heard it before by way of metaphor. He seemed then to have some familiarity with the cross. He took in all I had to say well, salvation by faith, trusting that Jesus blood was the payment for his sins by faith. I asked him if he wanted to be forgiven trusting in what Jesus had done so he could live inside his then comparing the difference in an Islamic god or in Buddhism. “So would you want to be forgiven for your sins?” “Yes,” he said emphatically. So I said if he wanted to be forgiven there was a prayer he could pray and I walked him through it asking if it was the desire of his heart. He nodded. So I said he could pray it silently and I wouldn’t hear but God would and he would know he was forgiven. He nodded again and I said, “Just pretend I’m not even here.” I handed him the booklet and he said, “Thank you.” When he’d finished praying he crossed himself. I said he could keep the booklet and talked him through the Christian life asking if he had a Bible. They had a family Bible but he was up for having his own. He really liked it and I put his name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front. He was really appreciative. I also gave him a Bible study and The Case for Christ Answer Booklet. I gave him Bible Promises for You and one for his parents. I told him the likelihood he would go to Heaven was now 100% trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be his righteousness. “Thank you so much,” he said as I got up to go. “Yeah, God bless you Brother,” I replied. “Thank you, you as well,” he replied and I headed off.

So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance. I also got through the Gospel quickly with Alana who only had 4 minutes. She was pretty, had gaged ears you could get a pencil through and straight brown hair pulled back tight to her head on strand loose across her face on the right past her jaw line. She was receptive so I am hopeful that will bring fruit. She took the booklet.

In Him,