God Opens a Door
We stopped, as two young Asian men approached us on the sidewalk. We had just left a meeting in a large college stadium with over 5,000 people and had crossed the street with many others from the conference for an outdoor ice cream social.
“What is going on?” the students asked.
We explained that we were on the staff of Cru and were attending a National Staff conference on their campus for the entire week.
These two students were from China and were studying over the summer. We were able to talk with them for several minutes about faith in Christ and gave them some tracts.
How to Share Your Faith at Christian Events
If you find yourself at a large Christian gathering, you might assume you will have no one to share with. Stay available and look for these opportunities:
- Other travelers along your route
- Hotel and car rental employees
- Janitorial staff
- The cafeteria workers
Of course, you’ll want to be sensitive that the person you’re sharing with might have been approached by many people already. I actually have not found this to be the case, unfortunately. In these situations, conference attendees are caught up in their schedules and their friends.
Two years ago, as I gave tracts to the students working at the front desk, I would chat with them and learn their name and, as far as I know, I was the only one who gave them a tract. At the health fair, I thanked the nurse for taking my blood and handed her a tract. It was the first one she had received. I don’t know if anyone else talked with her later on.
Do you take opportunities to share your faith at large Christian events? Find more evangelism ideas and true stories on this blog.