Laying our sports equipment down today, the sports team headed out into the field to focus on sharing Christ in homes. Along with my interpreter and me we were joined by the pastor of the church (Richard) and another church member (Javier). Javier had been a believer for some time but had never shared his faith. In the morning we went to several homes and I shared my testimony and used the Evangecube to relate the story of Jesus. Javier watched closely and after lunch he was ready to go. We had time to go to two homes where we was able to lead 2 men to Christ. He was excited. Later during a session on how to disciple new believers, Javier spoke out. He said, “As I am here today I feel that by this training (in Evangelism and Discipleship) God is raising me up (and he stood) to go out and share more about Jesus Christ”. Wow, that’s it! We have to be training our national brother and sisters to do the work year around.
CONVICTION ALERT! Several of the houses that I spoke in seemed to have a common issue with taking the step to put their faith in Jesus and it wasn’t what you’d think. It was us, Christians. Many people said they had known people who said they were Christians but they lived no different than anyone else so what should they bother to become a Christians if that is the way Christians live. Ouch! As believers we need to be very careful of our witness and take Jesus’ word to heart when he said it is better to be hot or cold than to be luke warm.