September 29, 2012
I went on a witnessing trip to Nashville to promote this past 2012 IYF World Camp in New York. Being the first time my wife and I went on a witnessing trip like this, I admit I was worried about it.
It was then that I remembered a passage in the Bible. The words in Ruth 3:18 spoke of the work of God, and when I re-read the verse, I felt peace enter my heart.
Reading on, I came across 1 Samuel 12:16, which says, “Now then, stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes!” This verse filled me with so much hope. I always made the effort to try my best, but the more I did that, the more I saw myself fall into difficulty.
My senior pastor had asked me to visit Knoxville, TN, but by accident, I went to Nashville instead. I visited public schools during the day and went around from church-to-church at night. During one of public school witnessing trips, I happened upon a sign for a Spanish church and decided to pay them a visit. I remember their doors were closed, so my wife and I determined ourselves to come back later.
When we did, a woman at the church greeted us and we told her we wanted to meet the church’s pastor. She told us he was busy and to leave our information so he could call us back. But, we insisted on meeting him and asked her again and again to connect us. She went back into the room and emerged saying that he would meet.