Sharing Christ: Part 4, Steve’s Thoughts

We went to two county fairs recently to share Christ. The first one I wasn’t very prepared for, was somewhat uncomfortable, and didn’t think it was very profitable. Yet, it was good because I determined to do better next time.

Other family members were successfully using balloon animals to begin conversations about spiritual things so I went home determined to learn balloon twisting. I soon got to where I could consistently make a fair-looking dog and was content to go with that.

The second night came, and I was really looking forward to it. Equipped with a balloon pump, balloons, tracts, and five dollar bills off we went. I soon found a picnic table to sit on near a food court and began making balloons for some children.


One very articulate ten-year-old young man and I had a great conversation while I made him a crazy hat. I was so saddened to learn that he had never even heard of God’s Ten Commandments. He happily took a tract with them on it to read at home later and prepare for next year, and even asked for some for his friends.

I was able to share with others and was especially pleased when I compared the first fair endeavor to the second one.


DSC_7546“For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus
the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.”
2 Corinthians 4:5

4 thoughts on “Sharing Christ: Part 4, Steve’s Thoughts”

  1. I loved reading these posts! I’m so happy that God opened the hearts of the fairgoers so they could truly hear your message. Keep it up, Maxwell family.

  2. Looks like you all had a wonderful time sharing the gospel at the fair near you. Thank you all so very much for being willing to be out there to tell others what Christ did for us! I really enjoyed reading each of your posts about it!! It is very encouraging to see other believers out witnessing! It can be quite nerve wracking when you first get out there and start sharing the gospel with people… but then it is supper amazing to see how God has arranged everything perfectly, some people are open and ready to hear gospel! We just need to be ready and willing to step out of our comfort zone and share it with them! Thank you all so much for your encouragement to me! I pray that God would be working in the hearts of the people you talked with and that they would come to Christ!
    I really enjoy following your blog, although I have never commented before. Your family is a great encouragement to me!

    Joyfully Serving Jesus,
    Sarah Joy
    Thank you.

  3. I know what you mean b/c it is so hard to believe that in the USA there are people who don’t own a Bible, never read anything in a Bible, don’t know about the 10 Commandments etc. It is so sad; however, that is why we are advised by God to go out & preach the Word to all ends of the earth.

    Blessings to you all & how successful your night was!!

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