It's July and the All-Star game has just been played. Vacations are happening across the nation and churches are still hosting their annual VBS events. The remnants of July 4th are likely still in yards and streets.
It doesn't sound like football season yet, but that's what I opened my front door to yesterday evening. I young man from a local high school stood there, sweating in the evening heat. He was trying to help his team raise money for uniforms.
Christy was cooking supper. I was doing some household chores thinking about an upcoming family visit. I was not thinking about purchasing a coupon book "good for savings at a number of area locations!"
When I walked to the door, the memory of a conversation I had had with a friend this past week came to mind. God had blessed us by placing us in this new neighborhood. There would be Mormons, JW's, door to door salespeople, and kids trying to raise money for various items coming straight to my door! We had not experienced that at our previous residence (a parsonage right next to the church in a rural community). I was excited for this new opportunity!
I left the kid (he was at least twice the size of me!) outside and went in to talk to Christy about the card and to grab a Red Book. When I went back out, I gave him the money and began to share the Gospel with him. Check out what I was reminded of in my conversation with him:
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