Monday, March 17, 2008

Gospel Sharing Opportunity- Prayer Request

Today I had more field placement and in the classroom, on the teacher's aide's desk was an index card with scripture references. "That's cool, is she a Christian?" I thought. However, under the index card, was a book. I don't remember the title, but it ended with "for the spiritually curious". (And I know this sounds like I was snooping, but I wasn't, the desk is in the room, not an office, and the book was in the open, not in a drawer or anything.) On Sunday, in the UC Class the topic was on evangelism, and Pastor Arie just did a great job stressing the importance and talking about it. So, I have no doubt this is God giving me an opportunity in the most obvious way. However, the timing was bad when I saw the book, as I didn't have time to talk to her about it. I am hoping to bring it up Wednesday when I go back for my final day, but I'm not going to lie: I'm scared to death. This type of evangelism is really hard for me.

I am asking you all to please pray for me. That if the opportunity arises (as in, she has the book out again) I will take it and be able to tell her the gospel, and perhaps even invite her to our Easter service. I'm already getting exciting about the possibility, but I'm nervous. Based on my track record, I will throw another opportunity away. I really need God's help- and your prayers. I don't want to live constantly making excuses.

Thanks so much, in advance, for your prayers!


Leanne said...

Praying for you...and her!

My "easy" way to start a conversation like that is from a question like "So, do you have plans for the weekend?". Especially with Easter, you're likely to get an answer that involves family, and potentially church as well.

Sarah said...

As I was trying to fall asleep last night, I was thinking of ways to start out and asking if she had any Easter plans was something that popped into my head. Thanks for confirming that that may be the route to go.

Sacha said...

Hey girl! I was thinking of the same thing that Leanne and you were thinking. Definitely an EASY way to start conversation naturally. It can open up all sorts of avenues with out being invasive. : ) Praying for you!!!

Mary Nell said...

I'll be praying for you to have courage!

My mom's cousin lives south of Myrtle Beach so I'll be staying with her for most of the time :)