9/29/11 Alex and Laura both about 20
I want to encourage more people at my church to witness regularly, but more and more I am realizing this doesn't happen by talking or teaching about evangelism but by actually doing it together. It is better caught than taught, as Jesus demonstrated. Our church has home Bible study groups that meet throughout the week. so with this in mind I met at the beginning of our Thursday night home group and three of us - Nick, Tiffany and I - headed out after being prayed for by the others in order to share the good news with whomever the Lord might put in our path. The idea is that the Bible study would then proceed as normal and that we would report back after witnessing to share our adventure and pray for the people we met. We decided to go over to the nearby IIT campus where we had an interesting conversation with Alex and Laura - he a disillusioned former evangelical church attender and she a faithful Catholic who trusts that she is forgiven as long as she confesses her sins regularly. They had seemed to be hurrying to get somewhere when I stopped them, asking if they had some time for some questions, and this led to a conversation of almost an hour. Back at the Bible study, Nick and Tiffany related the conversation to the rest of the group, and we all prayed for Alex and Laura. I hope to do this every week, taking out someone different from the group to witness with me, because its a great way to keep the group members mission-minded and outwardly focused.