Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Day 28- The Mall

One of the coolest things about going to the mall is one simple question: May I help you? Here are a couple of possible answers:
  • Yes, what must I do to be saved?
  • You may, I love sharing the gospel. Do you have a church background?
  • Yes, why do we have so many religions?
  • Sure, I'm looking for a pair of pants and eternal life. Which one could you help me with?

At the mall today I created an opportunity with Connie. Connie is from the Philippines. To shift from a natural conversation to the spiritual, I asked Connie if she was from Tulsa. Once she told me where she was from I asked, "Is it true that there is a large Muslim population in the Philippines?" She told me that it was mostly Catholic so I asked, "Are you Catholic?" She informed me that she is Catholic, but her husband and daughter are Baptist. I then spent the next fifteen minutes just listening, which is not uncommon. When I brought up heaven and hell, she told me about her son who had passed away eight years ago. He was 35 when he had an aneurism and left behind a four year-old daughter. She visits his grave every weekend and still cries when she thinks about him. I left her with a gospel tract. She left me thinking about how precious my kids are and how the Bible refers to our lives as but a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

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