6/22/10 Humberto and Alfonzo, both about 45
I was at the park today, using million dollar tracts as conversation starters and met two men (Humberto and Alfonzo) as they were chatting on a park bench. They had just run into each other after many years and were both from the same town in Mexico. I talked mainly with Humberto as Alfonzo listened. Humberto grew up in a Baptist church in Mexico and seemed solid in his faith, especially when he talked about the unbiblical beliefs of some Jehovah's Witnesses that had approached him the day before. Now that I also talked with him today he felt like God was trying to get his attention, and I believe the main issue in his life is that he is not active in a local church. Some bad experiences with a few churches have led him to conclude that church involvement is more trouble than its worth, so we spent a lot of time talking about the importance of church in the life of a believer. In the end he seemed greatly encouraged to give church another try and said he would like to check out my church very soon.