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 LIFE – Lyrics 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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