Results of the Work – 5.3.23

Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope your day was filled with mercy peace and love. I had a good day on campus and Lizbeth, Aimee, & Bella each prayed to receive Jesus today. Please pray they grow in faith and love for God. Their stories are below if you want to take the time. Thanks for your help in prayer.

I came across Lizbeth sitting looking out the window on some sofa chairs in the second floor of the foyer by the bookstore where Noah sat yesterday. She was dressed all in black, sweater and leggings, and had dark black hair parted in the middle and an oval nearly round face, no make-up.  Friendly looking, she had a nice face and smile. I asked her if she’d like to do a student survey, about what she thought about God and stuff for a Bible Study group. I had to repeat the question 3 times I guess her ear buds were in. “I already attend a Bible study,” she replied. “Oh yeah? What’s the name of it?” I asked. She told me and I said I had not heard of it. So I said, “Well you want to hear the one big question and take it with you through the day?” She agreed and so I asked, “You’re walking down the road and you get hit by a bus, so you’re dead. And you stand before God and He asks, “Why should I let you into Heaven?’. What would you say?” “Because of the good things I’ve done?” she said in a questioning way. “Well would you like to know what the Bible says is the answer to the question and the way you get to Heaven?” “Ok let’s have it,” she replied so I began telling her Christianity was like a blood transfusion and God wanted to know and live inside her. Then I realized she was going to give me the time and I began to go through the booklet with her in the order of the verses there and ones I write in it with things often I say.” When I said God wanted to know her, live inside her with His Holy Spirit I asked her what He had done to take away her sins. “Jesus died on the cross,” she replied. I went through the rest of the Gospel with her and asked her if she would want to be forgiven trusting in what Jesus had done for her on the cross. “Yes,” she said immediately. So I said if she wanted to be forgiven there was a prayer she could pray and I talked her through it. “It says here, ‘Does this prayer express the desire of your heart?’ So you think it does?” I asked. “Yeah,” she said. I replied, “Well if you want to then you could pray it silently right now. I wouldn’t hear you but God would hear you and you’d know you were forgiven trusting in what Jesus had done. Wanna do it?” “Yeah,” she replied and as she took the booklet I said, “Just pretend I’m not here.” That idea made her laugh brightly, I guess to think I would disappear. She took the booklet and prayed to receive Jesus. I explained the Christian life to her living inside>out, first asking God to change you and then becoming that person living by the Spirit’s power. I gave her a copy of Bible Promises for You writing her name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front. I also gave her The Case for Christ Answer Booklet and a Bible study on the Deity of Christ explaining how Jesus did things that only God could do to tell them He was God and telling her an example. “Got it,” she replied.  I told her I would pray a Bible verse for her each day for the next year. I got up to leave and she said, “Thanks.” I said it was cool and headed off leaving her with a friend who had walked up.

Near the end of the day, I came across a couple cute little Latina girls. Aimee [Amy] was sitting on my left as I faced her and Bella in a pair of sofa chairs overlooking the SSC lounge from the 3rd floor. It’s the largest lounge on campus. Aimee had lightened her hair sandy colored and it was dark though on the ends that hit her shoulders and had tints framing the bottom of her face. She had a ring piercing in her left nostril and a rhinestone in the right. She wore a blue tracksuit and had on white trainers.  Cute face. Bella on her left had dark brown hair, and her face was a bit more pretty than cute and a little longer. Her left eyebrow had a sharper arch at times when she spoke. She wore Black leggings and a creamy white colored fleece. She had tan high-tops on with stars on them (I think). Both had their hair parted down the middle. I walked up and asked them if they wanted to do a student survey about what they thought about God. Bella asked, “What?” and I repeated it to her. “I think God is my creator,” she replied. “Well, the big question in the survey is: You’re walking down the road and you get hit by a bus, so you’re dead. And you stand before God and He asks, ‘Why should I let you into Heaven?’. What would you say?” “I would say because I praise Him,” Bella replied. “What would you say?” I asked Aimee. “Because I thank Him all the time,” she replied. “Well, would you like to know what the Bible says gets you into Heaven?” I asked. Both agreed they would. So I kneeled in front of them then and began to go through the Gospel holding the booklet in front of me and reading upside down, sometimes writing on my palm sometimes on the ground. I explained the atonement and the righteousness of God and asking if they went to Catholic Church they said yes I said that the Mass was symbolic of what Jesus had done. The wafer is symbolic of His body, the wine his blood. I said that the Catholic Church teaches only God can forgive your sin. So when they’d confess to a Priest he does not forgive them but is telling them God forgives them and he can do this because he knows God got paid. I used the example of an insurance agent and the company he represents as I sometimes do.  The Agent does not pay for repairs the company pays. I finished saying they needed to receive Jesus as savior believing He was God and had died for their sins and rose from the dead and trusting in that to be forgiven. I said that would mean they had faith in Jesus. And then I explained faith saved them. I asked if they would want to be forgiven trusting in Jesus. “I think we would both like to be forgiven,” Bella said looking at Aimee who nodded. So I offered them the prayer they could pray and read it through to them. I asked if it was the desire of their hearts. Bella read it again and said it was Aimee said, “Is it the desire of my heart?” “Yes,” I said. She then read it slowly and said, “Yes.” So I said would you say Amen to the prayer then. Would you like to pray it silently. They wanted to and each took a booklet and prayed to receive Jesus. I explained living by the Spirit’s power to them, Inside>out. I told them I would pray a Bible verse for them each day for a year and gave them each a copy of Bible Promises for You writing their name and the date and “forgiven!” in it. Fortunately, I asked Aimee how to spell her name, as I was about to spell it wrong. I gave them The Case for Christ Answer Booklet and a Bible study showing them the Trinity was in Isaiah 9:6 and explaining that Jesus walked on the water to tell people He was God. Their friend walked up so I got up to go and they thanked me and I said thanks for talking to me and headed off.

Thanks so much for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had a chance, God truly blessed. I’m close to seeing 150 student trust in Christ this school year.

In Him,