Monthly Archives: January 2013

EE 1/24/13

Last night Matt and I went to the College of Lake County. As usual there was an abundance of students willing to talk about religion. We decided to use the questionaire approach.The first person we talked with was a muslim man named Mohammed. He was excited and willing to talk, but after about 5 minutes the young woman who was with him got very nervous and persuaded him to leave.

The next person was Jeremy. He was also very willing to talk, but he only had 15 minutes before he had to catch the bus. We had a great conversation. Jeremy is a seeker. He has read the Bible and attends his friend’s church once a month. He is not convinced yet that Jesus rose from the dead, but he is making the attempt to discern the truth. Praise God for Jeremy, a noble Berean to be sure.

After that I began a discussion with 4 female students. Talking with multiple people can be difficult because one wants to answer every question, and at the same time not be rude. Three of them participated in the questionaire. Steph pretty much had no use for God at all. Liz is a semi-regualr church attender, but was confused on what the Bible teaches about eternal life. Bree was a self proclaimed “catholic jew”, but upon further discussion she has rejected both and is now a secular jew. They did not want to discuss anything further.

By this time it was after 8;30pm and we were going to leave, but Matt had not done a questionaire yet, so we decided to do one more. This turned out to be our divine appointment. Matt shared the entire gospel with a young man named Brian, and he prayed to receive Christ. It was really good. Brian has been attending church most of his life, but what he said was new to him was that eternal life is a free gift (Romans 6:23 & Ephesians 2:8-9). He was already convinced that Jesus was the Son of God, died on the cross, and rose from the dead. He was unsure about going to heaven and said he was “still working” it. Please pray for Brian, that he is able to grow in grace, faith, and knowledge.

The angels rejoiced at CLC last night that the gospel was presented and that a soul accepted Jesus offer of the free gift of eternal life. They also rejoiced that Matt is being trained to be a soul winner. Please pray for all mentioned as well as for Theresa who has been sick and was unable to join the team last night.

 

EE CCLV 2012

One of the things we do in EE is keep records. Why? It allows us to know what we did and evaluate our progress. It also reminds us of people we still need to pray for. Do you pray for people you may have witnessed to 5 years ago?  Keep notes so that you can. So here is the numbers for 2012:

# of weeks                  31

Typle of contact:

Total teams                   1

Questionaires              46

Door-to-door                18

Gospel Tract only          61

Referral                         4

Personal                          1

Total attempted            134

Total completed             92

Gospel presented:

How many times             20

How many people           31

profession                       3

no decision                     22

christian                          3

for assurance                  3

Gospel not presented:

not admitted                   12

already christian            10

only questionaire             11

only friendly visit           26

only peronal testimony     26

follow up  2nd visit            2

This is only the actual witnessing we do each week as a team in training. The reason for the training is so we are equipped to witness 24/7. The Harvest is white and the workers are few.  Evangelsim in the churches is a topic for intellectual discussion, while it should be the what the church is doing. Pray that this attitude changes.

EE 1/10/13

    Matt, Theresa, and I began a new semester and are going out on Thursdays now (instead of Tuesdays, which we did last year) due to some logistics problems. We went to Gurnee Mills mall this time. We prayed for a divine appointment and the very first person I spoke with allowed me to share the entire gospel with her. Praise God. She was working a kiosk. She had been considering going to church. She wanted to receive Christ, but she was working at the time. Business was slow, but she was concerned about her boss returning. We did pray for her and we gave her a book of John, a few gospel tracts, and some info about CCLV. Please pray for “Ah”, that God would bring her the rest of the way.

“He who began a good work in you, will carry it to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” Philippians 1:6

 

Another note: Last year on week 6 we shared the gospel with 3 people in the parking lot of Wal-Mart. Two of them came to church this Sunday 1/13/13, and stayed for lunch where we were able to share with them some more. Praise God! He is faithful.