Sharing Christ: Part 1, Sarah’s Thoughts

Last night, some of our family (not everyone was available) went to the county fair. The purpose was to engage people in conversation and share Jesus.

We decided to split the report and pictures into several posts, so you’ll hear from a few of us. So stay tuned!

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Sarah’s Thoughts: At first, I took pictures, but then I decided it was time to take the plunge. I spotted two teenage girls eating hot dogs, and I asked them if they’d like to take a survey. They readily agreed. I said if they got eight of the Ten Commandments right, they’d get $5. Clearly, they liked that idea. It’s a very simple way to witness.

On my clipboard, I had a little sheet that listed the Ten Commandments, and I checked them off as people said them. I also told them they didn’t need to give them word perfect–just the concept. I also didn’t set a time limit.

With groups of teenagers, you can get some real synergy going, as they all work together, discuss, and try to come up with the commandments. You can tell they like it, because of the way they interacted with me and asked me to tell them how many they had gotten or to read off the ones they had. They were very engaged. Afterward, I gave them a Trillion Dollar bill tract or Are You a Good Person? tract. One group of girls I had shared with and had earned their $5, stopped to talk later on. They said the $5 had been perfect because they had been headed back for $5 more for their ride!

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DSC_7546I loved sharing Jesus last night. I’ll admit at first, it took me out of my comfort zone to walk up to someone, but as soon I took that step, it was awesome. It gave people opportunities to think about eternity. It’s forever.

The girl behind our trip last night—my sister, Mary. She has such a heart for sharing Jesus: it has been an example to me. You should see her face glow, and it’s inspired me. Sharing Jesus through the Ten Commandment survey, followed by however the Spirit prompts, is so easy. Just go equipped with $5 bills. You’ll need them!

Love,
Sarah

Camera in hand.
Camera in hand.

“And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire...”
Jude 1:23

Coming Later Today: The Report

A full report and lots of pictures later today on what we did last night! God is so gracious, and I marvel at His goodness.

Love,
Sarah

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DSC_7539DSC_7619“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
and how shall they hear without a preacher?”
Romans 10:14

Balloons … Everywhere?

Just a peek into something we’ll be doing one evening this week. I plan to capture the moments with my camera. A hint though: this doesn’t just have to do with balloons. It’s for a much more significant purpose. I’ll share after the event.

Love,
Sarah

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An elephant--something requested last week, well, we'll tell you more later.
An elephant–something requested last week, well, we’ll tell you more later.

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Teaching Dad!
Teaching Dad!
First you pump it up.
First you pump it up.
Then tie it.
Then tie it.
Be ready to twist!
Be ready to twist!
Good job!
Good job!
Anyone want a flower?!
Anyone want a flower?!
Anna's elephant.
Anna’s elephant.

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“Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”
Psalms 37:5

Summer Picnic

You couldn’t get a more perfect-Kansas “summer” day–with crisp blue skies, puffy clouds, a gentle breeze, and a temperature of about 80–for an auntie/nephew/nieces’ picnic. Anna was watching the little girls as Nathan and Melanie had an appointment with Drew in Kansas City (which went fine).

Love,
Sarah

Ruthie is growing up, and she delights in her older brother, and watching anyone who will pay attention!
Ruthie is growing up, and she delights in her older brother, and watching anyone who will pay attention!

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Thanks, Jesse, for taking the picture.
Thanks, Jesse, for taking the picture.

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There are two ways to eat a sandwich: crust first.
There are two ways to eat a sandwich: crust first.
Or last.
Or last.
Aunt Anna and Aunt Mary.
Aunt Anna and Aunt Mary.

“But let the righteous be glad;
let them rejoice before God:
yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.”
Psalms 68:3

Andrew’s Newborn Pictures

It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and we’re enjoying another reprieve from the summer heat. When the humidity is 15%–well–that’s just amazing for Kansas. And not only am I grateful for a gorgeous day, Sundays are a special day of worship, extra family time, and rest. How much we have to be thankful for!

Last Sunday, Christopher and Anna Marie did a newborn photo session with Drew (I was enroute home so I wasn’t able to help). I thought you’d enjoy seeing pictures. He’s such a cute little guy! Thank you for your prayers for him. He’s doing well.

Love,
Sarah

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“And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
Deuteronomy 6:7

Loveland’s Conference

God has been very gracious to our family. We praise Him for opportunities to minister.

We are excited about the new Energize! conference. Friday night, in between music, we each gave a lightning talk on a burden of our hearts. Dad challenged each of us to develop a topic, practice giving it to the family, and then present it. We all loved it!

Saturday, the sessions were engaging and energizing. One thing we’ve done with the new conference is shorten the time slots from an hour to forty-five minutes, and that change worked great. Conference feedback from those who came was so encouraging!

We LOVE making new friends!

We’re grateful to the church who opened their doors to the conference and to the coordinator who invited us. Thank you!

We enjoyed being in Colorado again.

Serving Jesus,
Sarah

Friday afternoon set up help!
Friday afternoon set up help!

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Mom was excited with her first Schedule Triage session as the ladies were highly engaged.
Mom was excited with her first Schedule Triage session as the ladies were highly engaged.
Dad really enjoys the questions in the business session.
Dad really enjoys the questions in the business session.

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Saturday morning set up.
Saturday morning set up.
It was a delight to see some of our relatives Friday evening!
It was a delight to see some of our relatives Friday evening!
We love having children at conferences.
We love having children at conferences.
John's session for young people.
John’s session for young people.
Book tables
Book tables

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Panel discussion
Panel discussion

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A photo with Hannah, Lydia, and their mom. Thanks, ladies, for coming!
A photo with Hannah, Lydia, and their mom. Thanks, ladies, for coming!

“O satisfy us early with thy mercy;
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.”
Psalms 90:14

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