A group of about 40 gifted evangelists from the FGBC began meeting this evening in Columbus, Ohio, and for several days they will share testimonies, motivation, best-practices, and will discuss God’s call to our Fellowship to reach out to unbelievers.
Brethren Missionary Herald Company has provided to each one attending the meeting a free copy of Dr. Duke Heller’s recent book on personal evangelism, entitled How to Start a Kingdom Conversation.
As the publishers, we pray each week for our authors and for God to use our publications in His service. This evening Duke Heller sent us an e-mail he’d received from someone who had just read the book–excerpted here is a short piece from her e-mail. Rejoice with us, and please pray that God will grip the hearts of many of us in the Fellowship with the need to be continually sharing the Good News of Christ. And please pray for this dear woman and her family:
“We are generally happy, but I have been feeling that something is missing from our lives. Every Sunday we have an excuse why we did not make it to church.
“We work long hours, we were not comfortable anymore at our church home, etc. I also have health issues that have been plaguing me . . . We also fell short in our management of money and therefore have been going through some financial difficulties.
“Although I wanted to make changes, I see now what I have needed to do all along. I feel a real sense of peace right now. I had just finished a novel and am an avid reader. I started to read your book last night and read until 11.
“I got up this morning to pack my husband’s lunch and sent him off to work. Normally I would lay down again for a couple of hours before getting the kids up for school. Today, however, I picked up your book again.
“A month ago I attended the funeral of a child of a friend–she was seven years old and had been in a boating accident. It was the worst service I had ever been to. I can’t imagine losing a child and that family’s grief.
“I need to know that my family will be saved when God calls us home.
“I was still reading this morning when my husband left for work. I went in and looked at my children still sleeping and then I went to my kitchen and got on my knees and asked God to come into my life.
“I prayed the sinner’s prayer aloud and cried. I feel your book was what I needed to finally do what I had been thinking about for awhile now.