Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I hope your day was blessed with life and peace and ya even managed to keep warm or got rained on in California. I heard Lake Shasta is filling back up. I had a good day on campus and Andrew prayed to receive Jesus. Please pray he grows in his faith his story is below if you have time.
Andrew was sitting at the counter in the seating area of the cafeteria and said he’d do a survey. He had sharp narrow face and features and shorter hair up and swept to the side. He looked a bit like Martin Landau from Mission Impossible on TV when I was a kid. Andrew’s hair was dishwater blonde and he had hazel eyes however so Landau could have been an uncle. He was dressed completely in black clothing a zipped up coat black pants. He had a slight build. He seemed to be a science guy studying physics (based on a guy who asked him to study as we began). But he was genuinely interested in the things of God. I asked him one thing he would want to do before he died and he said, amused, “Go to confession,” saying he had not been in a while. I asked what he would say to God if asked why should I let you into Heaven and he said, “I would say, hmmm” and took a while to think. “I was devout through all of my life.” Then thinking more he added, “You could also say, ‘I accepted You as my Lord and Savior.’” I asked him what the likelihood was he would go to Heaven when he died and he said, “Probably 50/50 it’s been a while since I went to confession.” I said, “The last part of this is what you think of Christianity in this booklet, you’ll probably agree with it I don’t know, 4 quick points say what you think.” He was very attentive as I went through the Bible verses I go through and being Roman Catholic might not have heard many of them before. He knew Jesus had died for his sins. He leaned in from his seat as I leaned in on the counter standing and listened, interested. I talked about the blood and righteousness of Christ and salvation by faith. When I asked him at the end if he would want to be forgiven for his sins and have God live inside him or if he thought something else he said, “Well I’m catholic.” Meaning he’d want to be forgiven. I know this is probably stuff you agree with but have you ever asked God to forgive you trusting in what Jesus had done for you, as an adult or have you kind of just been going through the motions or what they say to say and do at Church?” “Probably the latter,” he admitted. Well if you would want to be forgiven for your sins telling God that is where you place your faith there is a prayer you can pray. I walked him through it. “It says here is this prayer the desire of your heart?” I asked him if that was something he wanted to do if he hadn’t done it. He decided to place his trust in the Lord then and prayed. I explained living inside out by the power of the Spirit. I gave him The Case for Christianity Answer Booklet. I wrote his name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front of Bible promises for You and I gave him a Bible study. I asked if he had any questions and he said, “I feel like I would but I have class soon.” I gave him my contact number then and told him he could text me any question he might have or flag me down if he saw me. I got up to go and shook his hand; he had one of those great firm handshakes. “God bless you,” I said. “Thank you,” he replied and we each headed off.
So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance. There are not many students at school sitting around but God seems to be leading me to someone each day this semester.