Friday, April 26, 2013

An Evangelism Experience

                    “Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and
                        mighty things, which you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3).

My friend, Lacy, shared with me how she had prayed for ten years for an old  family friend named “Bob.”  He was a very gruff man who always treated people harshly.  He came to Louisville on business a year ago and he agreed to go to church with Lacy and her husband, but she could not find an opportunity to share the gospel with him.

Lacy prayed to the Lord and told Him that if he were EVER in Louisville again, or she were ever in the same city as him, that she would share the plan of salvation with him. 

Sharon Beougher
Last week he was back in town.  Lacy remembered her promise to God and, though she was nervous, she was determined to fulfill her commitment to the Lord.   She asked to meet him for breakfast the next morning, telling him that she wanted to share what Jesus meant to her.  Not hesitating, he said, “Yes.”  It turns out he had been diagnosed with cancer and he said he had taken care of all his business except his religion.

The next morning Lacy was able to go through whole plan of salvation with him and he prayed to receive Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord.  Lacy was obedient to share the gospel and God answered a ten year prayer!  May we all be faithful to pray, keep praying, and be obedient to share!