Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I hope your day was blessed with all god things from above. I had a good day on campus and Preston prayed with me to receive Christ. Another guy Gio was close who was 5×5, kind of looked like a mob hit man with glasses wearing a hoodie up over his head as we talked. Ha anyway he wanted to be forgiven but did not want to pray right then having said he was trying to atone for a sinful life. Please pray for these guys Preston’s story is below if you have time.
Preston was sitting at the long table they have that runs along the edge of the stairs in the PE lounge on the ground floor. He was the only one at the table when I began with him, one big black dude sat beside him later as we talked. The table has seats for at least a dozen. Preston looked like an everyman, pretty good looking guy, Italian maybe with his hear swept straight back he had on a white sweatshirt and had a day’s growth of beard that looked like it would not come in evenly yet.. He played football at school. He was the second guy that day who told he wanted to have a million dollars. I told him the way things were going that would not be much money before long and he laughed. I asked him what he would say to God to get into Heaven. “I would say I followed the way of your words in the Bible. I try to pour good into the world every day.” He was sure he was going to Heaven though he did not go to Church, he prayed. He’d gone to Church as a kid. I asked what Jesus had done to take away his sins but he just said, He forgives you and as I went through the Gospel it seemed reasonably novel to him. But he tracked with everything and tuned right in. He was friendly and seemed pretty up beat. As I finished telling him how Jesus had died for him he said “OK.” And I explained that God was paid for the imperfect things we’d done we owed God something perfect for. I explained that Jesus earned the righteousness of God (Isa 61:10 and Gal 3:27). “You don’t go to Heaven because you’re god you go to Heaven because Jesus is good and you’re connected to Him.” “So you can’t go straight to God you go through Jesus?” He asked. I explained the Trinity to him then saying Jesus is God. There were three persons. I said, “You’re kind of like trinity too, you have a body like Jesus, you’ve got emotions like the Holy Spirit, you’ve got a will or a mind that’s like the Father.” I explained that if some pretty girl said something crazy to him during the day he might have a hard time studying later that night. He Smiled and then agreed. So I said he was kind of like a dysfunctional trinity in as much as he could not tell his body to stop giving him a headache or something like that. “So God became a man in Jesus.” He said. I agreed. When I finished the Gospel I asked if he would want to be forgiven for his sins with God inside to help in everything or thought something else. “God inside,” he replied. So I said there was a prayer he could pray to be forgiven for his sins and I talked him through it. “OK,” he replied when I had finished so I said he could pray it right then silently. “I wouldn’t hear you but God would hear and you’d know you were forgiven,” and asked, “Wanna do it?” “Yeah definitely,” he replied and he prayed to receive Jesus. I explained the Christian life by the Spirit’s power asking for God’s help in everything. I gave him Bible Promises for You writing his name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside. I gave him a Bible study and The case for Christianity Answer Booklet. I told him I’d pray a line from a verse in the Bible for him each day through Sprit and one year after and if I saw him around I’d give him a wave. “Perfect,” he said. I said I would see him in Heaven and he laughed happy as I shook his hand. “God bless you,” I said getting up to go and he thanked me and I headed out.
So thanks for your prayers for the Ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance, God truly blessed.