Soul Winners In The Making - Grandkids!
September 21, 2007
Sharing the gospel comes hard to some people, but to young people (under 10years old) it makes all the sense in the world. Oh, to have that innocence of heart back as an adult. It seems as we get older, and we consume more of the world into our system, we don’t want to be labeled among those “fools” who share the gospel with the lost. “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”(I Cor 1:18). Although, for young people they have no thought for how they look, or what people will say, only that everyone needs to know and they can’t see why they shouldn’t tell them. WOW! To have that attitude as an adult. I want my innocence back. Can you imagine having that innocence which thinks everyone wants to hear it? That innocence which believes no one would turn down the gift of eternal life. Believe it or not we need to become as children when we share the gospel, not having any preconceived notions about people, but with complete and perfect “expectation” thinking every person would want to hear this “good news.” “The fear of man bringeth a snare:”(Pro 29:25)
Pictured on this page is a man who was a “fool for Christ sake” as he witnesses here to a lost young man, pouring out with the compassion of Christ the truth of the gospel, while internally praying this young man would receive the gift of eternal life provided through Christ alone, and because of the cross. I don’t remember what this young man’s decision was in 2005, but Jerry was willing to humble himself in the eyes of the world for the sake of Christ. Jerry died this year. He had invested much into seeing the gospel spread around the world, and was not afraid to be labeled among the “foolish” who preached the cross that some could see the truth and be saved.
Pictured on this page is some SOUL WINNERS IN THE MAKING. Pictured handing out smile tracts this year is the grandson of Jerry, "Ian". His mother brought him by the booth just to visit, but he could not resist the invitation to give out those little smile booklets his grandfather had given out at the fair. I know that if God allows a glimpse from Heaven of the things that please Him, Jerry was very pleased to see his grandson spreading the Word of Truth to a lost and dying world. Also pictured is Roger and Judy Olson’s grandson (Bradley) who has been coming out for several years to work the fair with his grandpa.
Another wonderful thing happened as Jerry's grand-daugher, Colleen, came with her mother Lisa (Jerry's daughter), and most importantly brought her friend into the booth for the specific purpose of hearing the gospel. What a blessing that was as Roger showed her from the scripture and she made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Oh, what a blessing the grandkids are, and then to see them committed to sharing with others is beyond description.
Speaking of reproducing soul winners, our precious granddaughter (Betsy Grace 3yr) whom we got a report of this week, seems to have a desire in her heart to share as well. You’ve got to read this beautiful story told by her mother of her very first effort to spread the gospel. (Click Here). Start them young and they won’t forget it.