Sunday our team was on the beach promenade again. What fun! We’d just set up our table and one from our team began playing her accordion when a man walked up. He saw our signage: “Free Books,” “God Talk” and “Need Prayer? Let us Pray for You!” He looked over our books and Bibles and asked us a few questions about our beliefs. Then he opened his wallet and handed me a crisp $100 bill.
I said, “We’re not selling anything. Everything you see is free.”
He said, “And I’m not buying anything. I like what I see. I’d like you to take this and buy more Bibles.”
I thanked him and said I would. He hung out with us for about 20 minutes and watched as we interacted with others.
A bubbly high school student stopped by. She was from out of town, and a participant in the surfing competition in progress up the beach. She was excited as she looked at our Bibles and began asking questions.
She said, “My mother is very spiritual, but she doesn’t really know what she believes—she’s kind of mixed up. My father is a strong atheist. I’m in the middle and have been searching for truth since junior high. I’ve read and studied about every religion I can. The one that makes the most sense to me is Christianity. But I do have some questions.” She asked one question after another, smiling and eager to learn more.
It was getting close to the time of her next heat and she had to hurry. She said she wished she could talk with me further. So I told her I was an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I suggested she go to http://www.godlife.com/connect where she could learn a great deal. If she wants me to mentor her, she could click on “Talk to Someone.” She will see a place to make a comment. I gave her my code name so she could enter it there. She said she would.
Before she left I loaded her down with some tracts, a Bible and a DVD from http://www.JesusFactOrFiction.com . As she ran off she said, “Thank you! I’m so happy!”
- He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Luke 10:2
- SONG: MY FRIEND – Words by D.J. Higgins; music by Kathleen
This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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