Results of the Work – 12/5/22

Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I hope your day was blessed with all good things as we head toward winter. I had a good day on campus talking with some of the Students. Janelle just began going to Church and did not trust in the Lord yet, (pretty Latina face, full features, short hair, ringlet curls on her forehead).  Quin & Denise prayed to receive Jesus today. Please pray they both grow in their faith thanks for your prayers. Their stories are below if you have a chance. Today I talked with Maritza who I’ve been praying for since last year when she trusted Christ with her sister Yaritza, she needs prayer. They are both in bad relationships with the fathers (whom they have not married) of their children. Please pray they can be brought in alignment with 2Peter 1:5. Small cute Latina girls. They are impoverished and dependent on the state. I gave her good advice and steps to take, I hope by the Spirit’s power she will take them.

I came across Quin sitting in the hall of the BIC as I first came in through the computer building and stopped to hang up my coat. He had 2 inches of loose curly sandy-blonde hair on top, shorter sides and freckles on a clean-shaven, boyish face. He had on a light brown hooded sweatshirt. I asked him what he would tell God to try to get into heaven if he died. ‘That’s a tough question,” he replied while thinking. “I would say that [He should let me in] because I have like put my life in His hands almost every day. I’m trying to impress Him.” I said God had to take away his sins so he would be like God, “His type” like a blood transfusion. Then he would be perfect and holy and match God and He could live inside him. “Makes sense,” he replied. I asked what the big thing was that Jesus had done to take away the sins of the world and he said He was sacrificed. He listened closely to the Gospel and I asked if he would want to be forgiven or thought something else and he said, “Be forgiven.” So I said there was a prayer he could pray and talked him through it asking if it was the desire of his heart. “Yeah,” he replied and I said he could pray it now and know he was forgiven and God would live inside him asking if he’d want to do it. “Yeah,” he replied and took the booklet and prayed the pray out loud. We were along in the hallway. When I finished I told him the answer to how likely it was he was going to Heaven trusting now in the righteousness of Jesus to be his righteousness was 100%. I talked him through the Christian life reading the Bible and prayer and asking for the power of the Holy Spirit to transform him. I gave him Bible promises for you writing his name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front. “Thank you so much,” he replied taking the book. I gave him a Bible study and The Case for Christ Answer Booklet. He said it was soon his birthday and I talked about John 3 where Jesus told one of the Jewish leaders you have to be born of the Spirit. I said now he had a spiritual birthday right near his other one and wished him happy birthday. He thanked me again was visibly happy. He went to Catholic Church and so I gave him the original meaning of the Lord’s Supper in the Bible and said when he took it he should just say thank you. I told him I would pray for him each day saying I’d see him in Heaven. “Thank you so much,” he said again and I headed off.

At the end of the day I came across Denise sitting by the first set of vending machines in a lounge. She was at one of the 2 tables in an open area just east around the corner of where I’d been sitting with Quin. She was a Latina girl with pretty features, kind of a pug nose. Her long brown hair parted in the middle around the perfect skin of youth. I seem to notice that more these days as I wrinkle. Denise had a spring green blouse on and a cardigan sweater. She said she had been to Catholic Church as a kid and less so now. I asked her what she would say to God if she was killed by a bus, stood before Him and He asked, “Why should I let you into Heaven?” “That’s such a hard question,” she replied thinking and said, “The big think about God is He’s loving.” I nodded. “and the Golden Rule, I think I’ve done a lot of that,” she said. She thought she might have a 50/50 shot at going to Heaven. So I began to explain the gospel. She hadn’t really remembered at first that Jesus had died to take away her sins when I asked what he had done she wasn’t sure trying to help a bit I asked what she thought they might have said at Church and she said, “Repentance?” I said, “Yeah you repent and change your mind the real reason God forgives you is He is paid.” She listened then she listened and seemed to enjoy what I had to say about how she could be forgiven. I asked if she would want to be forgiven trusting in what Jesus had done and she said “Yes.” I asked if she believed Jesus was God had died for her sins and rose from the dead, if she thought that was a true story. She paused for a moment thinking and then said, “Yeah.” “If you wanted to put your trust in that to be forgiven there is a prayer you can pray,” I replied and explained a prayer for forgiveness saying she could pray it silently and I wouldn’t hear but God would hear and she’d be forgiven. I asked if she’d want to do that. She said “Yeah,” in a lighthearted tone of voice and took the booklet and prayed to receive Jesus. I told her then trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be her righteousness the likelihood she would go to Heaven was 100%. “Thank you so much,” she replied. I said, “Can I give you a book with some bible verses in it?” “Sure,” she replied. I gave her Bible Promises for You writing her name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside. I took the booklet back saying she could keep it and explained living the Christian life. She had a Bible and I told her John was a good place to read and the Christmas story was in Matthew and Luke. I explained living by the Spirit’s power asking God for help in everything. “Life is full of streets and God wants to help you cross all of them,” I said. I gave her a Bible Study and The Case for Christ Answer Booklet saying she might have time to read a bit over the break. I told her I would see her in Heaven being old I’d get there first and got up to go saying, “Have a good one, Merry Christmas.” “Bye, Merry Christmas,” she replied and I headed out.

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

In Him,


May God bless ya this week.