On Tuesday the outreach to Riccarton started with some letterbox dropping.
As I was walking around a corner, I encountered two teenagers and offered them a tract. To my surprise, one of them said he had already talked to me before - at Eastgate!
It turns out we were only a few paces away from a small bus shelter, and there were more teens there. I had a wonderful opportunity to briefly discuss the things of God with them before a bus turned up and they hopped aboard. But before that, I was encouraged that when I shared the building = builder / creation = creator analogy, one of them said: “that makes complete sense” (or words to that effect). They all received an Easter tract.
After the letterbox dropping, I went to a slightly different spot on Riccarton Road to have Gospel conversations. And I also didn’t use my flip chart (I forgot it as I rushed out the door). Well, for two hours, I wasn’t able get anyone to stop for a full Gospel conversation. I don’t think it was the new spot - I was able to give away plenty of Easter tracts. Or the lack of a flip chart. Although I did see plenty of people I have talked to on previous outreaches. Maybe I need to find a completely new spot for a while?
Yet I was not discouraged. The outreach, at the very least, was a success, as I had obeyed Jesus in going.
On Wednesday conversations were, again, difficult to come by - but they did occur this time! :) May God be glorified in our efforts, even when they don’t go as well as we hope.
As we march on towards winter, an added blessing is that the sun is now low enough that the hospital building is shading my prime spot in front of the entrance. I thank God for this small blessing.
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.