This month was very fruitful, even if it only saw us share the Gospel on two Friday nights. Malik, Jeremiah, Andres, Ricardo, Jonathon, Jose, Celine, Jessy (just out of prison), Jose, Melissa, Andy, Brandon, Ryan, Jeremy, Gilbert, Alonso, Luis, Elijah, John, Tyree, Jaden, and Ashley (has a brain tumor) were the people who Stan and myself were able to speak with during this month. Judy, Sue, and Frank were also able to speak with about the same number of people this month. If you see them at church ask them about all of their wonderful encounters! I wanted to highlight a few of our conversations from this month for you to read about. We actually had 2 cancellations (one at the beginning of the month and the Friday after Thanksgiving). One was a planned week off and one was not. Early in the month we had to cancel due to illness.
Jessy was a young man we spoke with who had just been freed from prison, so he had experienced first hand the punishment that can come from doing wrong. Sometimes you assume in your head that someone is ready to receive Christ, but then you start talking with them and they’re further away from God then you would assume. Jessy was one of those guys. He heard the Gospel. He acknowledged that he had done wrong. However, he was far from God in his thinking and his decision making. Even though the conversation fell flat at the end when we finished sharing the Gospel and asked him what was holding him back from giving his life to Christ. He didn’t have any good reasons, but knew that he wasn’t ready to commit his life to Christ. Pray for Jessy and he rebuilds his life after getting out of prison. Pray for his physical needs to be met, but also that he would recognize his spiritual poverty without Christ.
Another conversation that the PIE team had was with a lady named Ashley who had a brain tumor. When a person is going through a crisis like this they need lots of prayer and support. Pray that Ashley would be healed from her brain tumor. There are few prognosis’ in life that are as grim sounding as hearing news that you have a brain tumor. Pray for the surgeons, doctors, and nurses to be fantastic at their jobs. Pray that Ashley wouldn’t lose heart. Pray, most of all, that she would find comfort and rest in the one, true God by believing in Jesus. Thank you for praying for Ashley.
All of our other conversations had one thing in common. By the end of them the person (or people) had heard the glorious Gospel. Please pray for them all to come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. Thank you for reading and praying!
~The PIE Team