The best part about traveling is meeting the people. We were blessed with a cruise to the Caribbean.
Whenever we went ashore I brought my tracts with me. I began engaging people in the shops and on the streets by saying, “Excuse me. I am a visitor, and I’m interested in learning about the different churches you have here on St. Kitts.”
One lady said, “We have mostly Catholic and Anglican Churches. We also have Methodist Churches. I’m a Methodist.”
“Oh! You’re a Christian!”
“No, I’m a Methodist.”
“You’re not a Christian?”
“Do you study the Bible in your church?”
I said, “I have a little booklet that explains how easy it is to become a Christian. May I give it to you?”
“I’d like that! Thank you!”
Just then another lady standing in hearing distance approached me and asked, “Are you a Christian?”
“Yes. Are you?”
“No, I’m a Methodist.”
“I don’t understand. Do you to go church?
“Of course I go to church!”
“And you’re not a Christian?”
I said, “If you were to die today, do you know where you would go?”
She said, “hell.”
“Are you comfortable with that?”
She said quietly, “No.”
I pulled out another tract. “I have a little booklet called, Would You Like to Know God Personally? by Bill Bright. It explains how you can get right with God so you will know you’re going to heaven. May I give it to you?”
She eagerly received it.
As I walked away and looked back, I saw both ladies reading their booklets and I prayed, “Lord speak to their hearts and draw them to Yourself. Save them for eternity, in Jesus’ name.”
I met another woman on the same island. She was selling jewelry and swimsuits on the beach. Same thing. Said she was a Methodist, but not a Christian. I began to wonder if there really were Catholics and Anglicans on the island. I certainly didn’t meet any. Again, she welcomed my literature and sat reading it as I walked away.
The most precious part of this trip was the support from my family. It warmed my heart when I overheard our nine-year-old granddaughter say, “Grandma’s talking to someone again! We need to pray!”
- And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:18
- SONG: INTO THE LIGHT – Words & Music by Kathleen