6/10/13 Mario and Clarence, 17, 21
Sunday morning before church, Rich and I went out to record a gospel conversation and we ran into two young men on their way to the basketball courts - Mario and Clarence - who agreed to be interviewed. This is the unedited video of this conversation, about 18 minutes. In it one can see that they started out very confused about religion but very open to talking nonetheless, and how gradually things became clearer to them. In the end Mario exclaimed how he wished his brothers and sisters could have listened in, and how the whole neighborhood needs to hear the message we had shared! It reminded me of the “woman at the well” in John 4, how she excitedly went to tell her friends and neighbors about what she had heard from Jesus even though it was all so new to her. I believe it was no accident that Rich, my witnessing companion and cameraman for the day, runs a youth basketball outreach at our church building twice a week. He invited Mario and Clarence to come. Let’s pray that they do, and, like the woman at the well, that they invite their family, friends, and neighbors to come and meet this man called Jesus whom they were introduced to Sunday!