1/09/10 Guillermo, about 35
Tonight I was blessed to have my son Sammy, 16, come with me to the grocery store to observe me in a witnessing conversation. I spoke to Guillermo who typically believes his personal goodness will save him but soon changed his mind when exposed to the Ten Commandments. He listened with interest to my explanation of how our trust in Jesus satisfies God's demands for justice However Guilermos' teenage daughter, who hovered impatiently while we talked, reminded him that people were waiting for them and they had to leave.
Today I received an e-mail asking how I begin conversations so I'll tell word for word how this one started. (I added more ideas on starting a conversation in the Q & A section - just scroll way down) While grocery shopping, I saw Guillermo shopping with his daughter: "Excuse me, did you get one of these? Its an Obama million" Guillermo took it hesitantly, then smiled. I told him "Its a fun collector's item, but it also has a great message on the back. See here? It asks if you will go to heaven Then it gives the good person test. Are you a good person? He answered "Oh, yes I am. I work hard and provide for my family, and I try to help people whenever I can..."