It's been a busy week around our house. We've been hosting two missionary families and having church services each night during our Missions Conference. Our hearts were stirred as we listened to the missionaries share about their ministries. There is such a need for the gospel all around the world!
One of the visiting missionaries has some severe health problems and is no longer able to serve on the foreign field. This man is in tremendous pain 24 hours a day and has to take several medications just to function, yet I never once heard him complain. He cheerfully went out soul winning each day he was here. When we took him out to eat at restaurants, he never failed to hand a tract to the server or invite a cashier to our church services. I have to admit, I felt a little bit ashamed of myself as I observed him. Often I'm so focused on my errands when I'm out and about that I neglect to invite folks to church or hand them a gospel tract. Sometimes I just lack the courage. With the Lord's help I'm going to make more of an effort to reach out to people that I come into contact with as I go about my daily tasks.
I tried to do that today as I ran a few errands. I had mentioned our church's Reformer's Unanimous
ministry to one of the stylists at the hair salon on my last visit, and today I took her a poster and several brochures for her to give to some people she knew were in need of such a program. I was also able to give her a gospel tract. These are simple things that take just a few extra moments, but they can make a tremendous difference in someone's life.
Are there some people you come in contact with on a regular basis that you can reach out to? Ask the Lord to put people in your path to whom you can be a witness.
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