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Sharing Christ: Part 2, Mary’s Thoughts

Mary’s Thoughts: I love opportunities to share Jesus. There’s no better witnessing opportunity than when a group of people are gathered together. Christopher has been an inspiration to me in sharing Christ. Although he’s not in these pictures, we had a great time going to another fair and sharing together a couple of weeks ago.

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I try to look for other teens and ask them if they can name 8 of the Ten Commandments. It’s really wonderful to get the synergy going as they try to come up with the Ten Commandments. Often they call out to their friends for help.

I then take them through the “good person” test. It’s really amazing to watch their faces as the reality of their sin and their inability to get  to heaven without Jesus hits them. Not everything was so easy, though, because there were a lot who weren’t at all interested. It took persistence to find receptive groups.

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Sometimes I would make a child a balloon. I either gave them Living Waters’ “Hey Kids” tract (now renamed Albert Brainstein) or a trillion dollar bill tract. What’s really encouraging are the children who help giving out the tracts. I had a lot come back asking for more saying they wanted to give them to friends.

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These times are exciting. Who knows what God’s plan is with those conversations!

Jesus’ Girl,

Mary

“When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die;
and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest
to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to
save his life; the same wicked man shall die
in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.”
Ezekiel 3:18

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