Hey Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I hope your day was blessed with all good things from above. The first guy I talked to, Tah, when I thanked him for his tine he said “Thanks for making my first day of school unforgettable.” So that helped me out of the Box, at least I was not boring anyone, though he did not trust in the Lord. Alijah, Jordan and Ken each prayed with me to receive Jesus later. All were African Americans. Their stories are below if you have some time. Thanks for your help in prayer.
Alijah was sitting in the hall near the bookstore. He was dressed all in black, t-shirt and sweats. His afro was about three inches over his head and he had a mustache and a chin beard. Good looking guy. He was a quiet reserved guy who played nose tackle for the football team. I asked him what he would say to God to get into Heaven and he said, “You shouldn’t. I don’t deserve to.” He thought he had a 28% chance of getting into Heaven. I began to go through the Gospel with him asking if he ever went to Church and he said, “My sister just got baptized I’m familiar.” I said that for God to live inside him He would have to take away his sin, and asked him what Jesus had done to take away his sin, “He died on the cross,” he replied. I asked that was right and explained how God got paid through the blood of Christ. I explained how Christ’s righteousness could be to his credit by faith. Finally, I asked if he would want to be forgiven trusting in what Jesus had done. He nodded. He would so I said there was a prayer he could pray and reading through it I said if he wanted he could pray it silently. I wouldn’t hear him but God would hear and he’d know he was forgiven. “Alright,” he replied and I handed him the booklet and then he silently prayed to receive Jesus. When he finished he got out his phone and showed me the Everyman’s Bible saying he had just ordered it. I explained the Christian life to him and he said, “Appreciate it.” I gave him a copy of Bible Promises for You Writing his name and “By the Spirit’s Power” in the front. I gave him The Case for Christ Answer Booklet and wrote his name and the date and “Forgiven!” in the front. I explained now trusting in Christ’s blood righteousness to be his righteousness the likelihood he would go to Heaven was 100%. I gave him a Bible study on ways Jesus claims to be God. He’d shaken my hand already but he did again and said, “Appreciate ya.” I told him I would be praying for him each day until Spring and then a year after.
I headed up the stairs and was going toward the Science buildings lounge when I felt like I was going the wrong way and did a 180 and headed down the raised hallway past the library. There are stairs right there. A pretty black girl with straightened hair and a headband on her forehead was sitting on the steps up to the 3rd floor. Her hair was parted down the middle and she had clear plastic, half oval glasses. I passed seeing her and went back. Jordan said she’d do a survey. She’d been to Church when she was younger. She had an ankle length black peasant dress on and a spaghetti strap top with some kind of wrap in. She wore yellow Crocs for shoes. She wanted to go to Japan. When I asked her what she would say to God if he asked “Why should I let you into Heaven?” she replied, “Why not?” “Yeah I guess if you don’t know you should ask,” I replied and she smiled and agreed. She thought she had a 75% chance of going to Heaven. When I asked her what the big thing was that Jesus did to take away her sins she said, “He forgives you?” I said He did and the way He did it was God got paid. She nodded as if that sounded familiar and I explained the gospel to her, trusting I the Blood and Righteousness of Christ. I asked her then if she would want to be forgiven trusting in what Jesus had done or thought something else. She said she would want to be forgiven. I talked through the prayer asking (reading from the booklet) “Does this prayer express the desire of you heart?” She said something like, “Yeah it does.” So I said she could pray it silently and I wouldn’t hear her but God would hear her and she’d know she was forgiven. “Wanna do that?” I asked and she said, “Sure.” And she prayed to receive Jesus. I gave her Bible Promises for You writing her name and the date and “Forgiven! On the inside. I explained now trusting in Jesus the likelihood she would go to Heaven was 100%. I gave her a Bible study too and The Case for Christ Answer Booklet. She was grateful and I said I’d pray for her each night and got up and headed off.
Ken was sitting on the edge of a lounge on the 1st floor of the BIC building. He had already done a survey he said so I asked if the other survey had told him how to get to heaven, he paused thinking so I added do you have any interest in how the Bible says you get to heaven? It turned out he didn’t have a class for 40 minutes or so. “Ok, I’ll take the survey,” replied. He wore a bright orange ball cap turned backward and a black t-shirt and black shorts with orange lettering on them. He had square plastic rectangular glasses on an oval face with classic black features and a very short afro from what I could see, looked a bit like Dave Chappelle. He said he stayed mainly to himself and wasn’t that social and wanted to retire by the time he was 30. I asked him what he would say to God if he died and God asked “Why should I let you into Heaven?” And he said, “That’s a good question,” Then thinking a minute he said, “I don’t know what I would say.” I asked what he thought would get him into heaven and he said, “Something like kindness.” I agreed the Bible said we should be kind. He thought he had a 75% chance of going to Heaven. I began with him asked if he knew what Jesus had done to take away his sins, he nodded I think to say he knew He had. I went through the Gospel. As I finished I asked him if he thought something else or would like to be forgiven trusting in what Jesus had done and he said, “The second one,” pointing at the circle with Christ inside your life. I said if he’d like to be forgiven there was a prayer he could pray and reading through I asked if it was the desire of his heart. ”Yeah,” he replied. I said he could pray it silently and I wouldn’t hear him but God would hear and he’d know he was forgiven wanna do that. He nodded and prayed to receive Jesus. I wrote by the Spirit’s power on the booklet (when I explained living the Christian life by the Spirit’s indwelling “inside> out”). I gave him Bible Promises for You writing his name and the date and “Forgiven! On the inside. I gave him a Bible study too and The Case for Christ Answer Booklet He seemed cool with everything saying he had a Bible. I thanked him for his time and headed off.
So thanks for your prayers for the ministry and for evangelism today if you had some time. God truly blessed.