Today saw the team try a letterbox drop! Many tracts were distributed to a local Christchurch neighborhood. May it bear much gospel fruit.
Later in the day, the regular Riccarton outreach occurred with two stand out conversations.
The first was with a Pilipino man who couldn't understand why a Christian would be standing on the foot path trying to talk to people about Jesus. He was asking questions trying to understand my motivation. And he seemed to be impressed when he realised my motivations were sincere.
He wanted to know what church I went to (which I told him), but he couldn't stay long enough for me to get into a gospel conversation. He took tracts, and wanted my contact details (which I gave him), and then we parted ways. I hope he does get in touch.
It's not unreasonable to believe he might. Just the other day, I was talking to someone who had to leave, and I said "If you have any further questions, my name is Glen, and you can contact me via the web site (operation513.com) on the back of the tract." Well, that someone did just that. We are now in email communication to continue the conversation!
The second conversation was with a young man who had been thinking deeply about the important questions of life just the night before. He said that our meeting was no coincidence (it never is). He was keen to stick around and have a deep gospel conversation.
After at least one checking question, I was confident that the gospel message was sinking in. I challenged this young man that today was the day of salvation, he might not have another. I pleaded with him to repent and trust in Christ alone.
An encouraging days outreach. Thank you for your support and prayer. Get in touch if you'd like to get involved. :)
Christchurch (NZ) Team
Heads out on to the streets of Christchurch usually 6 days a week to various locations.
Including Fridays in Cathedral Square from 12:30pm and in Cashel Mall after that till 3:30pm. Also Sundays in Cashel Mall 1:30pm till 3:30pm.