“I wanted to thank you again for our time and conversation. It was very encouraging for me and helped me to think through some of those ideas about evangelism. I have begun following your advice; I started my very first evangelistic bible study in a little over 10 years of ministry. I think it is a little sad that I was able to move up the ladder so to speak in ministry without ever talking about faith with someone that does not already have faith. The study is with my secretary’s husband who is fairly new to religion and has not been baptized. Last week, we talked about Matthew 5:13-16 and how Jesus is giving this mission to those who are just beginning their faith in him. They don’t have all the answers yet but are expected to influence those around them. The young man was so excited he went to his sisters, and aunts and shared what he was learning. While they were together for Easter he urged them to begin a study together. Tonight, his aunt (an atheist), her husband, a cousin (an alcoholic), a sister, and another aunt (who is a lesbian) are joining us.”
I wanted to share this good news with you. If we allow people to engage the story of Jesus within a culture of discovery, cold hearts can be warmed. Also, the amazing thing is that I will probably never meet these people and they will never know GCMI was the catalyst for their close interaction with Jesus. That is part of what it means to work in a catalytic ministry: our desire is to see fruits produced beyond the reach of our own efforts. Please join with me in prayer for this family.
K.G. in Los Angeles
Jack Gaynor says
Warm environment is great but the Gospel is God’s power…grace through Faith! Broken people love it!