Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I hope you had a good day walking with the Lord and trusting in Him. I had a good day on campus. With so few students present in the halls I’m grateful to have some conversations with someone I have not spoken with before. Jose prayed to receive Jesus today. I had a long talk with a Muslim guy from Egypt Gabriel, I don’t think much of a seed was planted, but he heard the Gospel. I’m grateful for your help in prayer. Jose’s responses are below if you have some time.
Jose was sitting alone in the far Northwest corner lounge on the second floor of the science buildings. He had a ball cap on turned backwards and a generic medical mask on with a gray t-shirt and gray sweats. 5 by 5 dude. He had a round face and his eyes squinted a bit when he smiled which gave me a clue he was tracking with me. He’d been a child in Mexico where he’d gone to Church, I assumed he’d been Catholic but his family was now all over the country and he didn’t go to Church at present. I asked him what he’d say if he died and God asked, “Why should I let you into Heaven?” “Because I try to be the best person that I can—in this lifetime,” he replied. He thought he had a 50/50 chance of going to Heaven. He was a nice guy and there was a warmth about him. I said that God would have to take away his sin so He could live inside him, “make you His type”. I asked “So what’s the big thing Jesus does that takes away your sin?” He shook his head as if it was a rhetorical question, so I asked if he knew what that was. “I don’t know,” he replied. “OK it’s like this,” I replied. I went on to explain the blood and righteousness of Christ where he is cleansed and God gets paid. I asked if he wanted to trust in what Jesus had done by faith. “Ya definitely,” he replied. I said if he wanted to be forgiven there was a prayer he could pray and talked him through it asking if it was the desire of his heart. “Sure,” he said. I said he could pray it silently and would he want to. “Definitely,” he said taking the booklet and then checking, “Just silently?” I said yeah and he prayed to receive Christ. He seemed happy. He had his own Bible so I gave him Bible Promises for You writing his name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside. And he said, “Thanks.” I gave him a copy of, The Case for Christ Answer Booklet saying Strobel had other stuff on YouTube he could check out. I said, “This is 100%,” holding up the survey and writing that on it. “If you trust in the righteousness of Jesus to be your righteousness.” I said I would pray a Bible verse for him each day for the next year. “Thank you,” he said reaching out to shake my hand. “Sure, thanks for your time,” I replied. “No problem. Thanks,” he said. And I headed out the door and down the hall and he ran to class.
So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance. God truly blessed.