I had nothing with me! I did not have my Bible or notes with me. Well, I had nothing but God. And, honestly that was all that was needed. 1 Peter 3:15 says, “…always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you”.
We had been sharing the gospel with those waiting to be served at the Mobile Dental Clinic. It was approaching the end of the scheduled time. Most of our evangelism team had already left. The last two registered. They were introduced to me, but neither of the ladies spoke English. We found an interpreter quickly. I skipped the normal introductory conversation starter and began sharing the gospel and my testimony.
Through the interpreter, I asked if they had ever asked Jesus to come into their life. Neither had done so. Both wanted to. The fruit just fell off the tree. I felt ill prepared, but God knew they were ready and we were willing. Isn’t this the way it should be.
November is the month we naturally focus on gratefulness, as we approach Thanksgiving.
(This year, Priscilla and I were blessed to have our son Aaron and his family here for the last few days of October celebrating an early Thanksgiving dinner including football (Michigan holding on to a win with Minnesota in the very last seconds of the game.)
I’d like to briefly describe some of the ministry organizations we’ve worked with. These folks are dedicated to serving the under served. We are blessed to participate.
Hope Clinic for Women is a faith based safe and confidential place…equipping women, men and families to make healthy choices with unplanned pregnancies.
Men of Valor is a ministry of hope, reconciling men to God, their families and society. Their story is best told by founder, Carl Carlson. You can learn his compelling story in a book he wrote, “Beyond the Walls” on Amazon. He passed away exactly one week after the book was finished.
Welcome Home Ministries is a faith based alcohol and drug recovery support ministry.
GraceWorks helps local churches screen requests for food, monetary help, or clothing; maintains a thrift store and food pantry.
Christian Women Job Corps empowers individuals to break harmful cycles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring, and resources.
Remember to pray for these and others who serve on the front lines of ministry meeting needs of hurting individuals in the name of Jesus.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support.