2/20/12 Three teenage guys
I was out in the park sharing some Gospel truths with a middle aged man and his wife when three teens stopped near us like they wanted to talk. I turned to them, not sure what they wanted and shared some truths about the Lord and our accountability to Him. They were interested but their lack of questions let me know this wasn't what they wanted, so I wrapped up early with a challenge to read what I had given them. It was then that they let me know what they wanted. "We need to interview someone for a class project at school. We want to ask your opinions about smoking" I agreed and as they got out a video camera I realized I had about a minute to talk to not just these guys but to their whole class through their video, and I wanted to use the opportunity to encourage them toward faith in the Lord. At the same time, I needed to remain true to the purpose of the interview. If I strayed too far off topic I believed they wouldn't be able to use my interview in their project. What to say? I just talked about how I want to serve God to the best of my ability and I can't do that if I don't take care of my body. Smoking would eventually harm my ability to serve God, and I don't want to destroy my health for that reason. Nothing profound, but who knows? Maybe that class or at least a few individuals in it can benefit from seeing an adult sharing some biblical values that they hadn't considered before.