Some email traffic from last week.
I chatted to Annie and her husband over coffee and gave them a brief overview of how they could connect and share the gospel. They’re leaders with experience in planting churches. Annie listened and then she went home and took a risk.
Just wanted to let you know that i did it! :-)
After our meeting in London, I was washing my windows outside and a woman who lives some houses from me, stopped and started to talk with me. She told me that she was in hospital and almost died. I made an appointment with her to talk some more the other day.
So the day after, I went to her home, we had coffee and I asked her; If God could do a miracle in her life what would it be, and could I pray for her?
Of course she wanted to be healed. So I prayed for her that moment. She started crying because no one ever did this for her. I told her my story and asked is she was willing to do dbs together. It shocked her a bit because she had bad experience with Jehovah's witnesses. She wanted to think about it.
But it touched me so much because this is such a natural way to talk with people! You listen to them, ask questions and let God do the work. I loved it!
Just wanted to let you know!
Thanks for sharing with us in London!
Here’s another one. Russell is a church planter who came to a Friday night and Saturday morning training. Then he took a risk and shared.
Wanted to say a big thank you for sending these materials through and for chatting about it on Friday.
I met with the couple last night and we had a great conversation. We ended with them both saying a prayer to invite Jesus into their hearts and they (esp. the mum) are interested in exploring further after the baptism. I feel like they have gone from a position of a fairly vague sense of faith to a simple understanding of who Jesus is and what he has done for them and that turning to him is about ongoing discipleship.
Your help really changed how I approached the evening for the better. I used Jesus’ baptism story and then did something like you did in the second link below – worked really well.
So now thinking about the right discipleship strategy. The following and fishing stuff looks great…wondering if I can gather a little group to do this…might be worth a little chat on this at some point…
Blessings to you!!
Here’s what I’m learning:
- There are a lot of people out there who ready to say yes to following Jesus today. These stories came from “post Christian” Britain and Europe.
- You need some simple training in connecting and sharing.
- Add to the training a step of obedience on your part.
- God will show up and you’ll never be the same.
- Make sure you know what to do next to help a new believer reach their family and friends.
What if the reason people aren’t coming to faith is because we’re not sharing?