Results of the Work – 4/4/24

Hey Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope your week was blessed with all good things from above and you could rest in His love for you. I had a good day on campus Thursday and Anna prayed with me to receive Jesus. Her story is below if you have time. Please pray she grows in her faith. Derrick committed to Christ Wednesday saying, “If you’ll give me this [booklet] I’ll pray later.” So I’m hopeful I’ll bump into him and he has believed. He had a rough top afro and kind of a short beard like popcorn for want of a better texture description. He was at a desk up on the 3rd floor too. Samantha and Carlos also prayed to receive Jesus this week.


Anna was sitting in the hallway up on the 3rd floor of the BIC in a run of chairs. She had a blonde head of hair was wearing a pink pull over and had a tiny diamond stud in her left nostril. Her face was red with sunburn so she’d been outside somewhere for Spring Break I imagine. Had a diamond stud in her left nostril, nice nails. She was pretty with a short face, a bit like Reese Witherspoon (with less forehead). Seemed like a warm confident person. I asked if she died what she would say to God to get into Heaven. “I’ve done everything in my power to make right decisions—when it comes to decision making—to be kind and things like that,” she replied. She thought she had a 93% of going to Heaven and was going to a 4-letter community Church I’ve not heard of; she only gave me the 4 letters not the name so hey. I told her that eternal life was knowing God. This meant that God could live inside her and be one with her but to live inside her He had to make her His type, like a blood transfusion. Sin killed her and God gave her life, so God had to take away her sin as He can’t occupy the same place as sin. “What was the big thing Jesus did to take away the sins of the world?” I asked. She thought for a while and replied with a broken sentence saying she did not know, like the question had caught her off guard. So I began to explain what Jesus had done for her in dying and pouring out His blood. This paid for her sin and cleansed her. Now God could live inside her. I explained the righteousness of God Christ earned which would be to her credit, she would not go to Heaven because she was good but because Jesus was good and she was connected to Him. When God adopted her he gave her all these blessing. She could receive all this by faith and become a child of God. I asked if she would want to be forgiven for her sins. “Yeah,” she said with a kind of enthusiastic well obviously tone. I said there was a prayer she could pray if she wanted to be forgiven and talked her through it getting half a sentence out and a guy interrupted saying, “Sounds really good.” He seemed to be a believer and so I slapped his hand in a 5 and a thanks brother to get rid of him, [I’ve had this happen several times through the years a Christian wanting to help or be a part of the conversation and interrupting, seems odd to me] and went back to the prayer. It had been a bit dark in the hall and I wondered if she would want to pray in front of someone but she discarded him and said reading, “It says here, ‘Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? Would you say it does? She nodded. So I said she could pray it silently and I wouldn’t hear her but God would hear and she’d know she was forgiven. “Wanna do it?” I asked. “Yeah sure,” she replied and prayed to receive Jesus. I explained the Christian life asking if she had a Bible, she said she had several. I explained living “Inside > Out” by the Spirit’s power and told her the Christian life was “Just Ask”. God loved her and wanted to help her live. I told her the likelihood she would now go to Heaven was 100%. “!00%,” she repeated, pleased. I wrote her name and the date and “forgiven!” in the front of Bible Promises for You. She seemed happy seeing that written and thanked me. I said she could read them for encouragement or turn them into prayers. I gave her The Case for Christ Answer Booklet she had not heard of Strobel and so I said he had stuff on YouTube. I gave her a Bible Study and explained it and said if I saw her I’d just say hi. “Thank you so much,” she said. You welcome I’ll see you in Heaven. I got up to go and the hall emptied the other direction as I was at the near end of the hall. Her girlfriend walked up and they headed off and the guy who interrupted me, Jimmy, button holed me and started telling me about his Christian life for about 20 minutes as I stood on my unhappy leg. But this is long enough. 


So Thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism if you had a chance God truly worked. We have to travel this tomorrow to a former student’s wedding in Florida so we are stopping to see some other former students we have not seen for many years watching her vows and heading back. But people are popping in and out all weekend for the kitties.