I was recently in North Carolina visiting a dear family and I was blessed to share in their church on evangelism. It’s amazing because I thought my purpose in going to North Carolina was to encourage people to boldly share their faith, but the opposite happened: They encouraged me!
When I arrived at the airport, my friend’s mom picked me up and because we were waiting for her son to fly in from a ministry trip, we went right to Costco where there are lots of food samples!! (Her son assists apologist Alex McFarland in his ministry and was returning from a trip with him.)
While I was with his mom in Costco, I was so encouraged by her boldness in taking opportunities to share the Gospel with people. Every cashier or worker we met, she pulled out a 180 Movie Gospel tract, handed it to them and then encouraged them to read the back and take the time to watch the 30 minute video online. She did this to many people – At Taco Bell, same thing!
I found out later that they have an entire book case at home filled with Gospel tracts, Mark Cahill books and 180 DVD’s that they give out to the lost. They load themselves up at home with resources and take them with them into their day.
In fact, last Christmas they went all around their neighborhood and gave out hundreds of 180 Movies as Christmas presents for their neighbors. For some reason they think that the gift of eternal life is a gift worth sharing!!
While I was there, my friend and his mom and I and another brother went out into the town where the Andy Griffith Show was based and shared the Gospel with tourists. It had only been a week since Andy Grifith had died, so there many people in town visiting. We had so many great conversations and a blessed time of fellowship as we worked our way through the downtown area. Each of us had God-ordained conversations! Along the way, we were blessed to meet a godly family who were visiting from Charlotte. We were so encouraged to learn that they love the Lord and regularly share their faith with the lost! Since meeting them, I have kept in touch with the husband and have been so encouraged by his passion for evangelism!
My flights to and from North Carolina were such a blessing as well as my time being with their church, but the highlight of the trip was being with this family and seeing how much they love Jesus and how much they love people. I learned so much from them!
Mom and dad and son – redeemed from Hell, in love with Jesus, and wanting to see the lost saved and God glorified.
What a beautiful sight!
I hope this family encourages you to share the precious treasure you have with the lost and not keep it to yourself.
By the way, there is a video below from a witnessing encounter I had on the plane flight home.