CLARKSBURG – Another Monday, another opportunity to share the Gospel. There’s never a dull moment, it seems, as we make ourselves available on the streets of a rough part of town known as Glen Elk.
Upon arriving, a lady was hanging around where we usually setup. She had several cell phones charging at the base of the street light where we anchor the prayer stand. We introduced ourselves and she amicably allowed us to proceed to setup. What followed was about 1 1/2 hrs of conversation as Adam, Eric, and I went in round-robin fashion trying to reason with her.
Like many we minister to on the streets, she was trusting in what she could do for her right-standing with God. Many times throughout the conversation we would circle around and recount verses such as Ephesians 2:8-10 to no avail. We continued to plow and plow to the point of verbal and intellectual exhaustion at times. Every time she was cornered with the truths of the Gospel, she either balked or tried to redirect the conversation. We eventually got to a point where Adam exhorted her to stop making light of the seriousness of her situation and to turn to Christ in repentance and belief. Please pray for Tiffany.
While the conversation with Tiffany was going on, I checked out for a while and met a man who was happening by. I was able to get his attention and invited him over to talk. Though he seemed out of sorts, he seemed to be cognizant enough to have a reasonable conversation. He knew a bit about the Bible but I sensed the message was too unbelievable for him to accept. At one point the Holy Spirit prodded me to mention that he could not out-sin the mercy of Jesus Christ. His eyes lit up like someone had just struck him with a bolt of lightning.
He talked with me for several minutes mentioning several things that he did not believe Christ could forgive. Every time he responded with a remark about how his sin was not erasable, I continued to tell him how great of a Savior. Often times, my replies describing the atoning power of Christ on the cross quickened him to a wide-eyed expression on his face in disbelief. He eventually continued on past our area thinking about what I had said. Please pray for Timothy.
Despite a relatively slow evening, we were able to reach a few souls and trust them to God’s sovereignty.
Soli Deo Gloria!