Many weeks ago I was contacted by Melissa. She wanted a cross to proclaim the gospel in her community in Northern Ohio. Just like most of us the first time out with the cross is when you may have the most fear of not knowing what to expect. This is Melissa's account of her first day on the street with the cross.
Well, as promised, here is the story of my first time out with the cross. I didn't go out until today because of fear and bad weather. But after hearing two sermons on being strong and courageous the past two Wednesdays, I knew I had to go out as soon as possible. When I saw that the weather would be good today (at last), I knew today was the day.
My pastor's wife joined me so that I would not be alone, and she gave tracts to the people who walked by since my hands were full. She gave away 11 tracts, with only one rejection. We were out for an hour and a half, in beautiful sunshine and breezy air. So many people waved, nodded and smiled at us, and many gave us a thumbs up. A few even called out, "I'm ready!" We were greatly encouraged. No one stopped to talk, but it is my prayer that many were provoked to seek the Lord.
Please pray for Melissa and her evangelism efforts in her community. She clearly sets the example of stepping out of her comfort zone to reach the lost and glorify her Savior.