Results of the Work – 5/1/23

Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope ya had a great day walking with the Lord. I had a good day on campus. I was able to go through the Gospel with two Catholic students (Carlos and Tiffany). Each of them seemed to feel like what I was saying was not “Catholic” like their families. Though they could not say exactly what differed. Both took the booklets and so I hope the Spirit will lead them to consider a life by faith. Stephen then prayed with me to receive Jesus at the end of my day (as I had an eye appointment to fix my eye with a laser I had to leave right after). His story is below. Please say a prayer that these students come to faith or in Stephen’s case grow in their faith. His story is below if you have time. Thanks for your help in prayer.

Stephen was sitting on the second floor of the BIC alone on a bench looking at his phone. He has stick straight blonde/brown hair that went just past his jaw line, pulled behind his ears. He had a couple days growth of beard, had on a t-shirt and Jeans. He had kind of the outdoorsy look but he was extremely soft spoken and it felt like he was a little uncomfortable in his skin the entire time. He wanted to travel. He’d gone to Church when he was younger. I asked him what he would say to God if struck dead by a bus and was asked: “Why should I let you into Heaven?” “I would just hope I would get in for my…” he replied but trailed off and I didn’t hear him so I asked and he said, “I would help somebody else so I would hope God would help me, letting me into Heaven.” “Kind of like do unto others as you would have them do unto you?” I asked. He agreed. I had never heard that applied to God before but God was about to offer His help, sending me tell Stephen the Gospel. I asked what the likelihood was he would get into Heaven and he said, “50/50, either I do or I don’t.” I went through the Gospel with him and he knew Jesus had died on the cross to take away our sins. After explaining the blood and righteousness of Christ and the cross as a payment and cleansing of sin I said he could receive this by faith and faith saved us. I asked if he would want to be forgiven for his sins trusting in what Jesus had done on the cross so He could live inside him. “I think I’d be OK with Him being with me,” he replied. “Well, if your like to be forgiven for your sins there is a prayer you could pray,” I replied saying how it asked God to live inside him, thanked God for forgiveness through the cross and asked God to make him the kind of person he’d want him to be. I asked him if that expressed the desire of his heart. “Sure,” he said. And so I said he could pray it silently and he silently nodded and prayed to receive Jesus. I explained the Christian life living inside out. I gave him Bible Promises for You and wrote his name and the date and “forgiven!” on the inside. “Thank you,” he said. I said he was welcome. I gave him The Case for Christ Answer Booklet, explaining Strobel’s work. I gave him a Bible study on the Deity of Christ too and told him I would pray a Bible verse for him each day for the next year. I told him now trusting in the righteousness of Jesus to be his righteousness the likelihood he would go to Heaven was 100%. I said since Christ’s righteousness was worth an infinite amount there was enough for us both. I got up to go and he said, “Thank you so much.” “Thank you for talking to me and giving me someone to pray for for a while,” I replied. “Thank you,” he said again and then said, “Have a good day.” I thanked him and headed out.

So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance. God truly blessed, and helped my eye today too, I’ll get the other worked on a week from Friday.

In Him,