Last week we had four workers digging trenches in our yard and laying pipes. They were all Hispanic and spoke broken English. When they took their lunch break I went outside carrying paper cups and a pitcher of ice blended mocha. I told them I’d also brought them something to read.
Their leader asked, “What is it?”
“It’s about Jesus! These are little comic books in Spanish. I think you’ll like them.” “Really? Are you Christian or Catholic?” “I’m Christian. But Catholics also consider themselves Christian because we both believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior.” He said, “Can I ask you some questions?” From there he asked one question after another.
The next day they returned. They had enjoyed their booklets and two had shared them with their families. Did I have more they asked? I did.
There were more questions: “Do you believe in heaven and hell? Do you think Jesus is going to return? Do you know of any Spanish-speaking churches?”
The four guys were from three different nearby towns. I went online and found churches in all three towns—churches with Bible studies and church services in Spanish. Three of the guys were happy. One was reluctant. Their boss said, “You take it and you go to that church. You need it! We all need it!”
Their next questions were about the problems they had with their teenagers, with their ex-wives or girlfriends. These guys were dear young men with regular problems and genuine fears and concerns for their families.
When they finished their job I gave each a New Testament in Spanish. The leader said boldly, “Thank you! I’m going to read this! I’m going to read this!”
- Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19
- My recipe for Ice Blended Mocha: Place in blender: ice chips, water, instant coffee, cocoa powder, milk and sugar to taste.
- Comic tracts: http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0001/0001_01.asp
- In Spanish: http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0570/0570_01.asp
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