Archive for August 2010

Gospel Encouragement

August 18, 2010

Was due to meet today a girl I gave a New Testament to last week. She said she would read it and would meet meet me in a week’s time to talk about it. As she is an addict, I wasn’t surprised when she didn’t turn up today!

On the other hand, I met today a guy I hadn’t seen for a couple of months. Also an addict, he reminded me I had given him a New Testament when we last met. He had been reading it every night and told me he had only a few pages to go to finish it!  Even more amazingly, he said that whenever he reads it he gets calm (he normally suffers from agressive feelings). He said that even his partner had remarked on how amazingly different he was in terms of his emotions towards her when  he read it.   The Bible

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

He asked if I could give him a Bible. I gave him one and wrote a dedication to him in the front. I suggested that after he finished the New Testament he read the Psalms. I turned down the pages where Psalms began and also marked in the index at the front the page number, so he could find it easily any time. I explained who had written most of the Psalms, what they largely covered, and he agreed he could identify with that.

A good day on the streets today!

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Evangelism On The Street

August 4, 2010

Out on the streets again today. One guy I met had a sad story. He had been in care since the age of 2, when he was taken from his mother. He had been in 32 different care homes over the years and was still only 24. He had fathered a child some time ago, but the baby died at 2 days old. He then went back on drugs, but a friend got hold of him and made him do “cold turkey” – shut away for 3 weeks – and he got off again.

He was currently banned from the centre of Manchester for causing trouble. I felt for him; he said he has so many issues to get resolved. He was currently attending a local support group which, by the sound of it, is a Christian one.

He had seen us around before and wondered why we gave out food and drinks to people.

I shared some things about God with him, and added part of my testimony. Hope to meet up with him again soon………a nice lad.