Here is an email I received from Charles Brock a few day ago...
For the past few weeks I have been going through the Good News for You booklet with a 63 year old legally blind woman. She is a Roman Catholic from New York. I read the question and the scripture. Then I repeat the question slowly and pause at each blank. She responds with the answer.
Today we were at lesson number six where a decision to follow Christ is called for. At the end of the lesson I read Romans 10:13 and I talked to her about how to pray the sinners prayer.
She said “I have already done that. Two weeks ago when you came by and prayed with me, I prayed that prayer and I was saved.” She spoke of the new peace she has and the joy in her life. She spoke of the chaos with the rest of the family but that she has peace. She prayed today thanking the Lord for her salvation.
She agreed for me to come by each week and lead her through the study of I Have Been Born Again What Next?
Miracles are in the field.
Graduation season, spring gardening, and summer vacations can quickly fill up one's spare time leaving little room for evangelism. (In our minds anyway!) This year our oldest is graduating high school, we are participating, helping, or leading various graduation events and we still have a busy church schedule to keep up with. Our first "international" vacation is being planned this spring along with church summer camps and another trip or two.
This is where intentionality comes into play. Sometimes, in order to get some things done, we need to sideline other things. Most of the time I would say that this is okay. I would disagree with sidelining evangelistic practices on the alter of seasonal busyness.
We are all busy at times!
Be intentional during busy times! This means you need to think ahead evangelistically. Do I need to have something on hand to send along with graduation cards? Maybe you are busy planning and hosting parties. Use this time to think about who is coming and how you might be able to share the Good News with them. One of the things I recommend to those I disciple is to build a spiritual family tree. This helps them have a quick mental picture of who has made a profession of faith, who has not, and those they have not asked yet. Take a picture of it and store it in your phone in case you are forgetful like me!
Summer vacations are another example of busy times. I love to relax at the beach, see new ball fields, and travel to different cities. When you pack your bag, pack some bait as well. Plan to put copies of English and Spanish of Good News For You! in your bag, car, and everyday 'go' bag while you are out seeing the sights.
Check out CGI for some bait. Make a plan to share during your busy season!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.