All tagged friendship evangelism
"I read something in my cabin from the seventeenth century French Philosopher, Blaise Pascal, that startled me," said OMer Richard. "He said that there is little point trying to persuade people with Christian belief. Instead, the way to impact people was that, having caught a glimpse of this rich and satisfying life that was being offered, to make people wish that it were true."
"Just the other day I was sitting by the beach and observing all the surfers," remembered OMer Michelle. "There were young surfers, old surfers, male surfers and female surfers. First timers and pro’s, tourists and locals. After a few minutes of taking inventory I began praising the Lord for taking something so simple as surfing among the surfers and making it so uniquely, beautifully, complex."
"If we forget to say thank you to the people around us, in our ministries and in life in general, we teach them something," says OMer Anja. Do you agree?
How do you define friendship? After praying for two months for a local friend OMer Michelle realized that she already had the friend she was looking for – the friendship just looked different than she was used to.
I call myself a missionary. And I still find some forms of evangelism hard. My shy nature doesn’t like going up to people and striking up a conversation about Christ, or about anything, really. But Christ is in us.
Every talk about God will be different, because those talks are always influenced by the stories people live. I will never get bored of talking about Him, and I will never cease to be amazed at the variety our invariable God put into His creation.
More often that not, when you meet a Thai person, the first thing they will ask you is, “Have you eaten?” They love to share their culture and food with those of us on the team and are always impressed to see foreigners eating their traditional foods with ease (or great hesitation). As much as I love Thai food and sampling the favourites of my local friends, nothing compares to the way their faces light up when I offer to cook my favourites from home for them.
Sometimes I walk through the streets and I wonder what God is thinking. I wonder what His plan for the people is. Most desperately, I want to know how He wants me to be a part of His great plan.