One of the visiting missionaries has some severe health problems and is no longer able to serve on the foreign field. This man is in tremendous pain 24 hours a day and has to take several medications just to function, yet I never once heard him complain. He cheerfully went out soul winning each day he was here. When we took him out to eat at restaurants, he never failed to hand a tract to the server or invite a cashier to our church services. I have to admit, I felt a little bit ashamed of myself as I observed him. Often I’m so focused on my errands when I’m out and about that I neglect to invite folks to church or hand them a gospel tract. Sometimes I just lack the courage. With the Lord’s help I’m going to make more of an effort to reach out to people that I come into contact with as I go about my daily tasks.
I tried to do that today as I ran a few errands. I had mentioned our church’s Reformer’s Unanimous ministry to one of the stylists at the hair salon on my last visit, and today I took her a poster and several brochures for her to give to some people she knew were in need of such a program. I was also able to give her a gospel tract. These are simple things that take just a few extra moments, but they can make a tremendous difference in someone’s life.
Are there some people you come in contact with on a regular basis that you can reach out to? Ask the Lord to put people in your path to whom you can be a witness.