It was the final outreach.
One last effort in the park to do basic contact evangelism through skits, drama, and a short preaching, followed up by conversations with interested individuals.
It almost didn’t happen.
The team tried to invite people to the area, but there was little visible results at the appointed hour.
Just before getting started, the park security forces sent Brenda on a search for a piece of paper from the close park office.
The weather was not cooperating, with the sound of thunder in the distance.
Our chosen spot was a playground area for small children, but tucked away from the main entrance – few families were around.
Discouraged, I almost called it a day.
We even talked with the team leader and were ready to quit when. . .
That nudge of the Spirit
I got that gentle nudge of the Spirit that warned me not to quit. Rather, I can say the Spirit of God gave me an instant and fresh awareness that he was working.
Quickly, we sent the team out to invite nearby people to the drama spot in the next 5 minutes.
People came, including a mom with a child under 5, who happened to be walking by at the right time.
I invited her to stay and watch our presentation.
She did. I saw tears in her eyes as the Spirit of God spoke to her through the drama, the mimes, and the story given by our pastor. The whole presentation was less than 10 minutes.
The fruit of God’s advance work
She talked with our speaker afterwards. During that conversation, she gave her life to the Lord, making that tearful prayer of surrender.
On Sunday, she joined us for church, and is making steps to connect with a small group for women.
Our presentation almost never made the light of day. Yet in paying attention to the working of the Spirit, we went on and someone’s eternity was changed.