There have been several changes in the world of the PIE team since my last update. I’ll start with the members of the PIE team. We lost Judy, Frank, and Sue a few months ago. For various reasons they are no longer able to come out with us on Friday nights. I am so very thankful for the time that they were able to come. The infectious love for Jesus. The infectious love for people. The world could use more Judy’s, Franks, and Sue’s. I have no doubt that all three of them will continue to share the Gospel with people that God puts in their paths. You don’t need to attend Friday night PIE to share the Gospel! I do however, miss their stories every week. Judy had a story of a divine appointment from her week nearly every Friday. She also challenged me to always hand out a Bible – every week. Frank could pray for an hour if you let him. He was slow moving, but always impactful when he talked with people (usually young men). Sue showed me that you are never too old to start anew. She had never done anything like what we do in the PIE ministry before. Yet she put all of her effort and prayer into doing well within the ministry. Like I said, all three are an inspiration to me. If you see them around church make sure to follow their example!
I mentioned that there were changes. Another change is that we have a new member named Carl. Carl is very soft spoken and shy around people, but he felt compelled to reach out and begin coming on Friday nights. He, by his own admission, has a long way to go in terms of becoming a proficient *evangelist*, but God is always looking for people who are willing to serve Him. I have no doubt that through discipleship, practice, and consistently feeding on God’s Word that Carl will get there, and probably much quicker than he thinks he will.
Then there is Stan and myself. Call us stubborn mules. We will keep going out on Friday nights to share the Gospel as long as God will allow us to do so. Stan inspires me to always remember the end game. The end game is heaven. Point people towards Jesus so that they have the hope of heaven. Share the Gospel. Stan didn’t let a heart transplant (literally) stop him from coming out on Fridays. His health can be fragile at times, so I ask that you lift him up prayer. If only, so I’ll have my old reliable friend to share the Gospel with on Friday nights.
As people we minister to on Friday nights. Some nights seem better than others, but we rejoice when we leave each Friday night knowing that many people heard the Gospel and/or received Gospel literature from us. We aim to take Jesus Chris to lost people and lost people to Jesus Christ. We can do no more. We can’t make decisions for people. We can’t argue anyone into heaven. What they do with the Gospel message is between them and God. We do hope that they will receive Christ though. Join us in praying for the people who hear or read the Gospel every Friday.
Thanks for reading!
~The PIE Team