Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I hope you had a great day and the Joy of the Lord was your strength. I had a slow day the first 90 minutes I could not get a conversation going except for briefly talking up a X-Muslim guy (now agnostic) I bump into once in a while that I am friendly with. Finally up on the second floor of the BIC I came across Daisy sitting in the southwest most lounge on that floor, who prayed to receive Jesus. I spoke with an older student Samantha who appealed to her good works to get into Heaven but in the end said she had already been trusting in the Gospel. So I’m hopeful that gave her something to think about. Please pray Daisy will grow in her faith. Thanks for your help in prayer.
Daisy was sitting in the second floor lounge as I mentioned. She was willing to do a survey. She had on a black fleece hoodie, it was long enough to be a skirt but she was not very big, black pants were tucked into brown winter boots. She was a real cute kid, Latina, kind of a pug nose and had a pair of long thick dark braids that both went up onto the top of her head. She said she went to a Christian Church. She was close to her family, just her parents and one sister. When I asked her what she would say to God if He asked “Why should I let you into Heaven?” she said, “Because I do believe that God exists.” “I just talked to a girl who said she didn’t,” I replied—mentioning a girl who’d turned down doing a survey 5 minutes earlier. I asked what she thought the likelihood was she would get into Heaven, “10% is low, 100% you’re sure, 50/50 you got a shot.” “I think I have a shot,” she said. “I guess no one’s perfect so no one can be sure.” I began to go through the Gospel with her and when I asked what Jesus had done to take away her sin she said, “He died on the cross.” I explained the blood and righteousness of Christ then and that she could know she was going to heaven not because she was perfect, but because Jesus was perfect and His righteousness was to her credit. I explained salvation by faith and asked if she would want to be forgiven trusting in what Jesus had done so God could live inside her or thought something else. “God inside,” she replied. So I said if she’d want to be forgiven there was a prayer she could pray and I talked her through it asking if it was the desire of her heart. She nodded. So I said she could pray it silently, “right now, I wouldn’t hear you but God would hear and then you would know you were forgiven and going to Heaven. Wanna do that?” She nodded again and taking the booklet prayed to receive Jesus. I explained the Christian life to her then asking if she had a Bible and she said she’d just gotten a Bible. I explained living Inside out by the power of the Spirit. I gave her Bible Promises for You and wrote her name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside. “Thank you,” she said taking the book. I gave her a Bible study and The Case For Christianity Answer Booklet. I said I would pray for her each day through spring and for the following year. She thanked me again. Getting up to go I said I would see her in Heaven and she could tell me how things went. “Have a nice day,” she replied. And I said, “Thanks,” And headed out. She was a sweet kid and I felt blessed.
So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance God truly blessed.