The twelve-year-old boy held out a glossy flyer with a face of Christ on it. A man stood behind him holding a stack of flyers. “Would you like to go to a Jesus Memorial next Saturday?” the boy asked. “Would you take one of our flyers?” Continue reading The Jesus Memorial
“Would you like to have this magazine?” I stared at the Awake magazine twenty inches from my face. Startled, I replied, “no way!” I kept walking and reflected on the encounter. I thought some other shoppers probably will take offense at these two women walking the store aisles like they do when going door-to-door in our neighborhoods. Someone later suggested to me that I should complain to the store management. That thought also flitted through my mind as I headed to the grocery section. I decided I really did not want to see a sign on the store window saying: … Continue reading The Delivery
Finally, Eduardo was stepping out to his car. I had been gardening and hoped he would come outside. I ran to get the Magdalena DVD waiting by the front door and rushed across the street. “This is for your wife,” I explained. “It is in Spanish.” “Thank you,” he smiled weakly, the gold glistening on his teeth. Eduardo accepted the DVD and I went on to tell him the movie was about Jesus and about the different women He healed. He thanked me and I concluded our brief conversation with, “We are praying for you.” I wrote about our neighbors, … Continue reading Eduardo’s Wife Is Dying
Two VERY young boys, maybe ten and twelve-years old, walked up to me. “Is it okay if we give you this literature?” “No, it isn’t,” I replied. I stood up from my weeding project. “Jesus is fully God, guys. Seek the truth.” They turned and left right away. I looked across the street to see two young girls also strolling up to our neighbor’s house. The girls were in their teens. I know I did not handle that well. I probably missed a chance to have more of an impact in their lives, even briefly. So, I pondered how I … Continue reading The Verbal Bombshell
I added resources to help you reach your friends from other faiths to The Sower’s resource blog, Tools and Tips, today. Go to the Other Faiths page for helpful links. So far, I only have JWs, Jews, and Muslims. Feel free to make suggestions here. Continue reading Witnessing to People of Other Faiths
Eduardo and Luz barely speak English. Eduardo can communicate enough to understand the basics, but Luz relies on her native Spanish. I prayed for them this morning. We have been neighbors for more than a decade, and unlike our other neighbors, we have had very little contact with them. (I made one BIG contact with them when I backed into their car a few years ago!) Hopefully, our limited interactions have left a good impression (and despite the impression I made on their car!) I thought this morning that prayer is not enough, but right away I remembered that prayer … Continue reading Prayer “Only”?