Praise God for His faithfulness who has enabled the Melbourne team to officially start evangelising again !!.
We gathered at Starbucks near Bourke St. Melbourne CBD and started the evangelism with prayer and by taking some time to get to know each other.
We were very thankful as the weather was really good and pleasant, as Melbourne weather can change and shift very rapidly.
We started by sharing the gospel tracts and soon after, we were engaged in conversations with people who were sitting down and enjoying the good weather.
I encountered a couple and asked if I could ask them a question and they respectfully said "yes". I asked them "what do you think happens when you die?" They were surprised with the question and said "maybe heaven?". I asked, "If there is a God who is holy, righteous and perfect and He made heaven and hell, do you think you are good enough to go to heaven?"The couple laughed and said, "yes I think so, we are pretty good people".
So I asked them questions about lying, stealing, lust, and hating people,and they realised that they weren’t good enough according to God’s standard. Then the good news was displayed about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the couple started to see the need to believe in Jesus Christ. Although the couple did not say that they will believe in Jesus, they responded positively saying that they will think about what was discussed.
Apparently there are a lot of men waiting for their wives to finish shopping outside of the shopping mall in Bourke St, and it is a great opportunity for us to evangelise to those men as they are often bored waiting. We approached a man who was patiently waiting for his wife. At first he denied to talk with us, but when we asked him about his thoughts on the after life, he started to show interest and engaged in conversation. After the law and gospel was shared, he responded well by seeing the need for a Saviour and sacrifice for our sin if God is truly just and loving at the same time. We urged him to believe as soon as possible as we do not know when we are going to die.
Overall, by God’s grace there were so many good conversations on Saturday, not many oppositions, but rather positive responses to the gospel. Please pray for Melbourne team as we have just begun. Pray for unity and for more labourers, but all in all, let this evangelism glorify God and make His name known in the city of Melbourne ! Let His name be great among the nations.
To God be the Glory who uses unworthy servants like us !! Amen !!
Melbourne Team (VIC)
Meets every Saturday, with alternating weekly outreach times, either 5:30pm - 8:30pm or 3pm - 6pm. Meet near Starbucks Galleria (385 Bourke St, Melbourne). Join the Melbourne Facebook group here to get the outreach time for this week.
Also we have a practical training outreach each month. Next one will be: Sunday 15th March 2020 4pm-6pm at 385 Bourke St, Melbourne.