Gene and Dennis had a booth at a cherry festival. They were able to share the gospel with lots of people. The booths are a wonderful place to have conversations. We start off the conversations with IQ tests and it starts the conversations off on a good note. We also like to use optical illusion tracts so we can start off with a smile. Most of the time the conversation ends with a thank you so very much. I never heard it explained like that before, that make so much sense.
Jenifer was able to share the gospel with hundreds of people in Paris by handing out tracts and having conversations. She found that she only needed to learn a few words of french to be able to handout tracts without issues. Many people spoke English and so she was able to witness to people 1 to 1. She had a wonderful and productive trip. Two different times she was near a school letting out and most of the kids that went by took the gospel tracts that were written in French.
Dennis had a wonderful conversation with a student.
Herschel was a Catholic who believed in purgatory. I asked him if he knew what Jesus said on the cross right before He gave up His spirit. After a few guesses I cited John 19:30 where Jesus declared, “It is finished!” and explained to Herschel that Christ’s finished work on the cross is sufficient. There is nothing we can do to earn salvation or atone for our sins. Jesus paid it all!
After some further discussion I was pleased to hear Herschel admit with a smile that he’s never thought about spiritual things like this before in such depth. He was being challenged, it seemed, but in a good way. Our conversation had caused him to think deeply about eternity.
Before we parted ways I reminded Herschel to read the “Will you make the grade?” tract I had handed him earlier which, by the way, is excellent for students and was designed by our very own CCN President!
Herschel’s response to my questioning him on when he was going to get right with God was typical of students this time of year facing the end of the semester before heading for summer break.
“Probably after finals” he said sheepishly.
To which I reminded him as I pointed to the tract in his hand that this was the Most Important Test he will ever take and he should get right with God today.