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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Everyday Evangelism - Why We All Should Learn A Foreign Language

We learn something new everyday, and today, although this was not new to me, was just a reminder of why we should learn a foreign language. This has happened a couple of times to me. You go out with tracts, and every once in a while, you meet a person who doesn't speak English. What can you do?
My limit of foreign language ends with the German language. However, I did learn a little bit of Spanish when I was in the fourth grade. Thank God for teachers who teach well and love their subjects.  I happen to remember a little bit of Spanish and picked up a few words since fourth grade.

I got out of my car today, and a man was walking on the sidewalk carrying a blower machine. I gave him a Giant Money tract. He looked Oriental to me. After a real brief conversation, I realized he didn't speak English. I picked up on a couple of key words. 'No Comprehendo" "espaniole" or at least that was what I thought I heard. I tried to ask him if he spoke Spanish, to which he didn't really know what to say. Then I remembered a Spanish phrase that sounded something like this; 'si espaniole' and now I think we were communicating. I pulled out a Spanish "How Good Are You?" tract and he could read it! So he took the Spanish tract instead of the Giant Money!

Many of the tract companies make tracts for Spanish speaking people. There are a couple of tract companies that make all kinds of foreign language tracts. Wouldn't that be great if you could learn a foreign language and use it to write your own tracts?

The Bible talks about the different nations serving God together: I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. Daniel 7:13,14. 

America is like a melting pot of people and nationalities. We can preach the Gospel to people in many nations by just going to the store or restaurant. Let's minister the Gospel to people in whatever language they speak, and wherever they are at! 

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