Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I hope you had a good weekend and the arctic blasts covering the country somehow missed ya. There’s a sheet of ice over our birdbath so I turned that over today before a long hard freeze cracks it. I had a good day on campus last Thursday and Jaylen prayed to receive Jesus. Thanks for your prayers his story is below thanks for your prayers.
I found Jaylen in the lounge where a lot of people seem available to talk. He’s African American and has a mustache and a chin beard. I know from his friend his visible handicap (a limp) is from being injured after taking an HPV vaccine in junior high. (Strange as HPV itself has no symptoms in males.) He now has regular seizures each night and cannot drive himself in a car anywhere. The lounge he was in is the Northeast corner of the BIC building you pass headed to the Cafeteria. He was wearing a light blue sweat suit and had the hood up. He’s a friend of a guy I talk to frequently, Dominic. They went to Junior High and High School together. Dominic had thought he’d lead Jaylen to trust in Christ in High School, his life did not change however over time. As I talked with him he thought he would go to Heaven by works. I had just sat down and started chatting him up because we’d met and he was just chillin’. He could not think of what he’d say to God to get into Heaven except that He was a good person. I asked if he’d want to hear the Bible verses that said how he could get into Heaven and he agreed to hear them. I asked what the big thing Jesus had done to take away his sins was. “He forgives you?” he said. I explained that was true but that the real reason God forgives you is He got paid and went on to explain the Gospel to him. About half way through he said, “I’ll be right back.” I said “Sure.” Then leaving his backpack he got up and headed around the corner. His ability to walk is somewhat altered and he is not very large. I just waited less than 5 minutes until he returned. I just continued with the story of Jesus when he got back, salvation by the cross and the righteousness of God. Giving him other options as well I asked if he would want to be forgiven for his sins trusting in Jesus. “I would want to be forgiven,” He said. So I walked him through the Prayer and asked if it was the desire of his heart. He said it was so I said he could pray it silently right now. “Wanna do it?” He said ,”Yeah,” and prayed to receive Jesus. I explained living the Christian life “Inside Out, by the Spirit’s Power.” I gave him a Bible Promises for You book writing his name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front. I gave him a Bible study on the deity of Christ and The Case for Christ Answer Booklet and said I would be praying for him. ‘God Bless you brother,” I said shaking his hand that barely grasped mine back. “Appreciate it,” he said. And I headed out. Maybe he’ll do a Bible Study with Dominic and me in the future.
So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism last week if you had a chance. There was one day off on campus but 2 students trusted Christ.