Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Day 28 Follow Up Story: Keep Praying

On Harvest Day 28 I was with a church-planter in East Moline. You can read about that day here. We were able to set up a follow-up Discovery Bible Study that day for a week later. He sent me this update:  (Note: "Jesus" is the Spanish pronounced "hey-seuss" :)

God is faithful.
I went back to see Jesus and family last Friday morning. I got there just before 10:30 and for the first 25 minutes it was fairly chaotic. Mom and family were in and out. So I sat on the couch and talked to Patrice, the other sister. I held Jesus' other child, a baby, for that 25 minutes. Patrice shared her story. The father of her 2 month old got out of her life after the baby was born. She has some knowledge, but not Christ.
Eventually Jesus came back in with his girlfriend (and mother of the two kids) and mom went off to work. For the next 35 minutes we talked. I shared the story of hope - The Pharisee and Tax Collector, went through the 3 circles again (they still did not answer the way back to God's design correctly), and then also shared some other scriptures of grace with them. Jesus is honest and asks great questions. Patrice was also listening strongly. Jenna, Jesus' girlfriend, seemed a bit skeptic, but was polite.
I am going back again this Friday and Jesus wants his mom to be able to get in on the conversation. He is going to wake her up earlier. 
Keep praying.

Join me in praying for Jon as he reconnects with this family.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Harvest Day 30: Gospel Conversation Training

Tracking Day 30
Teammates: 10
Places: Robinson
Engaged: 37
Prayed For: 25
Gospel Shares: 10
Yellow Light - Scheduled Follow Up: 2
Green Light (New Believer): 1
Christian: 9
Training/Discipleship: 3

Today we spent a bulk of the day training but then also sent out about a dozen of us into the Harvest. It was a great day and a reminder of how awesome a Gospel Conversation training format can be.

I learned a great idea from a few people that had done a similar training in California: Don't bring paper with you. Ask the person you're sharing with if they have paper or pen that you could use.  I haven't been able to put this into practice yet but I'm excited to try it soon.

We did have one person respond to the Gospel, and the local workers will be following up to affirm that decision and disciple her.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Will you join me in praying for the lost? [a prayer experiment]

I want us all to be focused on the lost through prayer. 

I'm test-driving this idea: Connect anyone interested into small #noplaceleft prayer groups using the app GroupMe. (You can also access just with text or email/web as well; no smart phone needed). The focus of the group will be praying for the lost. Click the link below if you're interested.

https://forms.gle/Y8YGvRh9xFjgQdU57

(FYI: This will be completely independent and separate from my weekly prayer updates.)

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Disciple: Commands of Christ with Mary Roberts

We could also call this episode "Storytime with Mary" because she just keeps rolling with awesome stories. God just keeps showing up when we're faithful to share the Gospel and disciple the fruit.

If you can't view the audio player, click here.

Show Notes:
If you have a question to ask or a story to share, go here and Jump In!