The two young men carried on with their conversation and ignored me, even though I was just three feet away from them.
You’ve been there before, too. You stand in a grocery line and the bagger and the cashier chat with each other while they work. This situation makes it harder to connect with them, but I still try to talk, even briefly, and give them the Gospel in a tract they can read during their break or at home. The natural time in this case is when they are finished working and the cashier asks for my payment.
After I swiped my card and signed, I handed each of them a tract.
“This is for you, if you would like it,” I said. “It’s about Jesus.”
This is the minimum conversation I hold with cashiers, especially when I did not get to chat with them while they worked and when people are waiting behind me.
I did not run off this time, though.
“Did you guys watch the Opening Ceremonies last night?” I asked.
The three of us agreed that the drummers were awesome.
As I left the store, I remembered that the Olympics is a great conversation starter, so I have put some thoughts together on the Sower Tools site on how to use the Olympics to communicate the Gospel to others.