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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Everyday Evangelism- Telephone Evangelism

Over the weekend, I didn't get to spend time talking to people one-on-one like I would have liked to have done, but, instead, my phone rang a lot, and I usually don't answer those phone calls, unless the number is familiar, but this time I did. The first phone call was from a woman who wanted my husband to do a survey. He wasn't available to come to the phone, so I asked her if anyone had ever shared the Gospel with her. She didn't speak English very well, and I don't think she understood my question. She tried to ask me something about it which I didn't understand. Oh well. She hung up on me : (
Well, right after that, the phone rang again. This time it was The Republican National Committee. I was sorry I picked up the phone because they don't take "no" for an answer, but I gave it a shot anyway. I explained that we weren't going to do that, but my husband is supporting individual candidates. I was surprised at the end of the conversation when I asked her if I could ask her a question, then I brought up the Gospel. She listened and didn't mind taking a few minutes to hear it. I tried to get as much in as I could in a short amount of time. She thanked me for the conversation, and seemed to really appreciate it to some degree. Well after I was done talking to her, not too much later, the phone rang again. This time is was a call supporting a particular candidate. At the end of the conversation, I asked the woman the same thing, and went into the Gospel with her, as well. She listened, and I was able to communicate the parts of the Gospel that were important. Well, I trust I did anyway. Well, yesterday, the phone rang, and my son picked it up and answered it. It was for me, and it was a person asking about the hike in our electric bill. It was actually a salesperson for a solar heating company. I would not have answered the phone, but since it was already in my hand, hey, why not preach the Gospel again! So I let this lady talk, and tried to be friendly. Again, I asked her if she would mind if I asked her a question. She was fine with that, and I was able to tell her the Gospel too! She listened, even though she should have been careful about the time she spent because the call was being monitored, she took the time to listen. I was amazed. I didn't look for these opportunities to talk to these people, but they came my way, and 3 of them listened and heard the words of life. Not everyone responds to phone call evangelism like these 3 did, and I am grateful for that opportunity to have ministered the Word of God to them. Now, to pray that God will work in their hearts, and that they will have other opportunities to hear the Gospel again! God is at work!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Everyday Evangelism-September 17, 2009 - Updates

Lots of new ideas are on the horizon. I now have a blog page specifically made for people that I talk to and want to continue the conversation of the Gospel. The url is: . Well, I talked with a man named Mark over the weekend. Very nice to talk to and he seemed to be searching. I didn't get to go into all the specifics of the Gospel, but briefly touched on some things. I gave him some tracts and the new url also. I would love for anyone who feels so led to pray for him. He seemed to understand about God's sovereignty, and believed that our conversation was from God. A couple of days later, I was going to my car from an Office-Depot store and talked with a man, who I think is Jose. I was talking with him and he seemed very interested in hearing the Gospel, which he said he had never heard before. His cell phone went off, and he told the person on the other end, to call back in three minutes. The person called back a few minutes later and he really had to go. I gave him the How Good Are You? tract. When I opened the car door, I realized that I had a business card in my hand. I think he must have given it to me before he left. That is why I think his name is Jose. I found the email address and wrote out the Gospel for him and sent it on. Haven't heard back from him though.
Today I was at Publix for a really quick shopping trip. Had to go to pick up something to eat, go home, then pick up my son and leave for The Great Debate. Well, when I was emptying my shopping cart, one of the bag boys took the empty cart to bring it back into the store. I had a Million Dollar Bill tract rolled up in the cart. He saw the tract and started reading it. He said that he thought there was no way anyone could ever know for sure that they could go to heaven. Wow! If only I would have had more time I would have probably had a good conversation with him. I told him his question was a good one, and gave him a How Good Are You? tract. It is neat to see how God is working. I am praying that God will prepare the hearts of the people even before they get the tracts. Some of them have responded even before I give them the tracts. I love to see God at work. I'm looking forward to seeing what God will do in the coming days. Right now I have a little bit of time for Yoville, and things are happening there too. But I will save that for another blog entry.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Everyday Evangelism-September 11, 2009-Thoughts

"Will it be door number one, door number two or door number three?" Those are the words that one would hear while watching a game show in the 60's. That sounds a lot
like how people think their relationship with God should be. They assume that nobody really knows what God is all about, so, hey, lets just pick something to believe in. Maybe it will be right, or maybe it won't. Most of the time, people believe in a particular religion (or denomination) because they were raised that way, or, someone brought them into it, and it served them in some way. I recall a story of a great uncle of mine, who married a Jehovah's Witness. From what I understood, the woman became a Jehovah's Witness because one time she was very ill, and a group of them served her while she was sick. So there you go. Someone reached out to her because she had a need. Too bad we aren't more sensitive to people's needs like that. But we don't want people to come into our churches or fellowships because we served them (although God can use that to expose them to the Truth). We want friends and family to come to Christ because they have been convicted of their sin, and are looking for a way to be forgiven and delivered from their sin. We don't have to make a guess about what God said about Himself and our need for Him. We can read in the Bible how God sent His Son to us, to deliver us from our sin. He became the Ultimate Sacrifice for our sin. There is a reason why we believe in Jesus. And we can know what we believe in and why we believe it. It is not a guessing game without any information given to us. Jesus said that He is the way, the Truth, and the life and no one comes to the Father but through Him. How much clearer could it be? We know which door to pick. It is not door number one, two, or three. Jesus said that He is the door. The choice is now clear. Which door will you pick?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Everyday Evangelism-September 9, 2009

For those of you going to the Deeper Conference,please take special note of Greg Koukl. This man is so insightful on dealing tactfully with people, and speaking the truth in love. His teachings have helped me tremendously in having meaningful conversations with people. Here is his web site:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Everyday Evangelism-September 1, 2009

Today I was at Walmart, as usual, and as I was getting ready to pay for my items, the cashier, a young African American lady noticed the MDB (million dollar bill tracts) that I had in my basket. I actually give cashiers, at least most of the time, a Giant Money tract, but this lady noticed the million dollar bill tracts. So she looked at the MDB and I said she could have it. She went back to the cash register (she was by my basket scanning a large bag) and she was reading the tract. I was concerned that people behind me would become angry. I explained that it was a Gospel tract. She did finish ringing up the items, but seemed a little disturbed. She couldn't seem to get over the fact that "lusting" was the same as "committing adultery". She seemed really concerned and I felt helpless in trying to help her. I asked her if she had a Bible at home, and she said she did. I encouraged her to read it. Now what I really wished I had was a web page set up, with the basic Gospel on it, that I could have given her the URL to. I wished I would have had made up business cards with my name and email address so I could have given that to her and encouraged her to email me with any questions she has. I think her name was Stacy if anyone would pray for her. I hope to see her again, or hope someone else will come along and share the Gospel with her.