Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I hope your day was blessed with all good things from the Lord and you had Joy and Peace and Believing. I had a slow day on campus only finding 2 students to talk through the Gospel with. But Carissa, a pretty blonde girl with an oval face who had gone to church when she was younger took a copy of The Case For Christianity Answer Book saying she was leaning there but not quite there yet. And Osvaldo prayed to receive Christ. Please pray they are both lead into a closer walk with God in Christ. Osvaldo’s story is below if you have the time. Thanks for your prayers.
Osvaldo was sitting in a lounge on the first floor of the BIC just beyond the northwest stairwell. He had a plaid shirt on and jeans and a short flat wavy mop of brown hair on his round head. He was a really friendly amicable guy, friendly face, wide smile. He accurately described himself as short. He had a slight hearing problem and said it made him loud. When I asked him what he would say to God if asked, “Why should I let you into Heaven he said, “I don’t feel like I should have to plead my case. It’s God he’d know if I should be here or not.” Then pausing while I wrote that down he said in a light hearted way, “It’s God I’m not gonna tell Him He’s wrong.” He thought he had a 50/50 chance of going to Heaven. I asked him what Jesus had done to take away his sin and he said, “He was a sacrifice.” I went through the Gospel with him explaining that Jesus was a payment and that His righteousness was too his credit. Saying that God wanted us to have faith in him I asked if he would want to be forgiven. “Yeah who wouldn’t?” he asked. I added if they had faith and he agreed. I asked “do you believe Jesus was God He died for your sins and rose from the dead. “Yeah. Well I’m Catholic.” So I said if he wanted to be forgiven there was a prayer he could pray and I talked him through it and said he could pray it now, “I wouldn’t hear you but God would hear and you’d know you were forgiven.” “Hmm… sure,” he replied and he prayed to receive Christ. When he finished he said, “That’s a nice prayer I like it.” I told him now, “Trusting in Jesus righteousness to be your righteousness the likelihood you will go to Heaven is 100%.” “Thanks so much,” he replied. He said he had a Bible but I gave him a copy of Bible Promises for You and saying the Bible was a big book he thought that it would be a good way to find some verses. I gave him a Bible study on the Deity of Christ and explained to him living Inside Out by the Spirit’s power. He said He’d been in the military and preferred the Bible studies there to the services because they “broke it down more.” I told him I would pray for him each day asking God to bless him with one of the verses from scripture through the end of this spring semester and one year after. He said, “Thank you so much,” for the third time. I also gave him The Case for Christianity Answer Booklet. I shook his hand and getting up to go I said, “I’ll see you in Heaven.” “See you up there,” he replied. “I’ll try to keep it up until then.” “You’ll be fine,” I said. “God does all the work.” And he smiled and I headed out feeling grateful such a warm hearted guy had come in.
So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance. God blessed the work.