Traveling Missionaries

We were traveling in Eastern Europe as river cruise missionaries. Well actually, I was the missionary, while my husband who still is not YET a believer, was kind enough to accompany me.  My plan was to reach out to lost and lonely people with the good news of Jesus.

I was handing out Jesus booklets in the Bulgarian language when I ran out!  We were in a walking mall near a major university with crowds of students moving around us. I hated to miss the opportunity to reach these young people for Jesus, so I found a bench and sat down.

Opening my purse, I pulled out a piece of typing paper, a pen and my fold-up scissors. I began writing two websites over and over and up and down the paper in three rows. One was www.everystudent.com and the other was www.whoisJesus-really.com  (both are also offered in Bulgarian).

I then cut out the little pieces of paper with the two websites on them, put them in my big pocket and we started walking.  I’d simply approach someone with a smile and say, “Excuse me, do you speak English?  I’m from America and I have two websites to share with you—they’re about Jesus. I think you’ll like them.”

Most people I approached would smile back, look at the little piece of paper, tell me they’d check it out, thank me and put it in their pocket. They were friendly. They seemed appreciative. There was only one man who said he did not believe in such things and wanted to argue.  I quickly wished him a good day and moved on.

It wasn’t long before all my little papers were gone, so it was time for us to return to our ship.

I praised God that I was able to get about 50 pieces of paper out of one piece of typing paper. Fifty young people over and above those who received my booklets had an opportunity to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!  How exciting is that!

What a thrill for me to reach so many! Even my dear husband was helpful. At one point he said, “See that guy over there? He looks kind of needy—why don’t you give him one.”

“Thank You Lord, for giving me favor and joy as I serve You—in just a simple way.”

  •  Remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.     James 5:20
  •  Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.     Mark 16:16
  • For more information on Global Media Outreach: www.godlife.com  and www.globalmediaoutreach.com
  • SONG:  ONLY ONE LIFELyrics by C.T. Studd, circa 1900; 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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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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8 Responses to Traveling Missionaries

  1. Florence Warwar says:

    What a blessing you have in an unbelieving husband. I wonder if in his heart he is a believer. The Lord’s promise is that a believing wife will bring her husband to the Lord by her example and not by what she says to him. Praise God!

  2. Helene L. says:

    Where can I get booklets in Bulgarian since we hope to be traveling that cruise next fall?
    Thanks for your faithfulness.

  3. Liana says:

    You are so resourceful Kathleen, ever ‘pulling’ life giving gifts from the well of salvation. It never runs dry.

    • Kathleen says:

      Not always so resourceful, actually. I typically don’t carry typing paper with me, nor fold-up scissors. But I did that day…just in case.

  4. Frank King says:

    Kathleen, the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted every aspect life as we know. I too am hoping that many hearts will be turned to God. One thing for sure, the Lord won’t tarry forever. Every day we are getting closer to His return.

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