Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I hope your morning was blessed with grace and peace. Esther from Nigeria prayed to receive Jesus yesterday but I was too sick with a stomachache when I got home to write about it. It lasted until bed. But I woke mostly without pain this morning. Her story is below. I’ll be going out today and I’d be grateful for your prayers to guide me if you have a moment and for Esther to grow.
I decided to try crossing the street to a couple buildings I never venture into having found few people to speak with the last few days. The Homeland Security Training Center and classroom buildings, and the auto tech and welding buildings are on the other side of the main complex of 7 buildings where I usually talk to students. I rarely go there as there are rarely any students there. There was one student in the Homeland buildings and about 5 in the tech center. 2 did a survey. Esther received Christ (the other was a Christian). Esther was from Nigeria and had a nice sounding accent. Her face had no make-up and her afro was in some very thin braids no more than 5 inches long. She had a smaller nose and full lips, a perfect heart shaped mouth, nice smile. She was soft spoken and wore a black jacket with snaps that looked like big oversized Legos each in a different primary color. She had grey sweats on tucked into fleece boots. I asked her one thing she would like to do before she died. “Get to know God more,” she said. I asked her what she would say to God if she was hit by a bus and killed, “I would say, ‘This is my last chance to give my life to Christ.’” She replied. She thought she had a 50/50 chance of going to Heaven. I began to go through the Gospel with her. Saying, God wanted to live inside her with His Holy Spirit and give her eternal life but He first had to cleanse her of sin, I asked her what Jesus had done to take away her sins. She thought for a moment and said she didn’t know. I explained to her that the blood of Jesus, on the cross, cleansed her and paid for her sins. I explained the righteousness of Christ like extra credit in a class. I said she had to believe Jesus was God, had died for her sins and rose from the dead and that if she trusted in that she could be saved. “Would you want to be forgiven for your sins?” “Yes,” She wanted to be forgiven she said. I explained the prayer to her and asked if it was the desire of her heart. “Yes,” she said again. I said she could pray it silently and she took the booklet and prayed to receive Christ. She did not have a Bible so I gave her a compact one showing her the Messianic passages in the back and the where to turn section, for answers and showed her the maps and messianic passages and the chronological life of Jesus (realizing it was a pretty good little Bible and I was sorry they were now out of print). I wrote her name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front. I also gave her Bible Promises for You I wrote “Eph. 1:13” on the page with eternal life saying the Holy Spirit entered her when she had faith, having explained the Christian life was living “Inside > out” where first we are transformed on the inside then by the power of God’s Spirit we do good things. I also gave her a Bible study on the deity of Christ and The Case for Christ Answer Booklet. I told her I would pray a Bible verse for her each day for the next day. She was grateful and I said that trusting in the righteousness of Christ the likelihood now she would go to Heaven was 100% because the Righteousness of Christ was of infinite worth. There was enough for an old man like me and for a young woman like her who hadn’t even done anything yet. She smiled and I headed off. I did not find anyone else to go through the Gospel with yesterday.
Thanks for your prayers.