Saturday is an interesting day to come to the city to witness because so many other religions / cults are out on this day of the week too leading to some interesting conversations for the team!
Sunday saw a team of four set up at the corner of Cashel and Colombo for what was a fruitful time of ministry.
I spend a lot of time each week having Gospel conversations. And sadly I’ve become quite used to people being completely unmoved by the seriousness of sin, and the amazingness of grace.
But today, I had a very encouraging conversation. I offered a tract to a guy who I completely expected to ignore it. But to my surprise, he was interested and took it - wanting to know more. He was happy to try the flip chart (see picture), and indicated that he was the best person on the chart!
But then as I started to take him through the law, to my encouragement, a look of concern crossed his face - and didn’t leave. I then proceeded to explain why we call Good Friday good.
He listened intently.
When I asked him if he had any questions, he wanted to know what church I went to, and said he wanted to come along. From what I can tell, he has friends who are Christian who have been talking to him about church. He gladly accepted a contact card for my local church, and I wrote my contact details on it. He said he would be in touch if he had any questions.
It would be so wonderful if he did get in touch, but - as always - I leave him in God’s hands.
To finish the outreach we moved to Cathedral Square to open air preach. We couldn’t decide who should go first, so we ended up trying something different: we both preached! I introduced us, Andy went through the bad news, and I finished with the good news and a call to repentance and faith in Christ. We both had opportunity to interact with people while we were speaking.
I’m looking forward to a rest on Monday. Please keep the Christchurch (NZ) team in your prayers! Thank you for your support. SDG!
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.