Thank God that He recently gave me the opportunity to bring a Christian co-worker to bible study. This co-worker, let’s call her Ann, was on my team, so I worked closely with her for a month. The topic of religion had come up several times in our conversations, so I knew that she was a practicing Christian.
After a month of service, the tradition at our work place is that team members will go out for an “off service dinner.” We similarly planned to do an off service dinner and set a date, which happened to be the date of a mid-week bible study I had forgotten about until the day before. I was on the verge of canceling our dinner, but since I had been reading this blog and thinking about evangelism, God reminded me that I should try to bring her to church. I was a little surprised when Ann actually agreed to come. This was a lesson for me that there are probably opportunities for evangelism all around me; I just often don’t see them because I don’t think about evangelism enough.
I walked towards my gate 10 minutes before boarding time. Most of the waiting area was full as I searched for a vacant seat. Eventually I spotted one on a corner and sat down, letting out a sigh of release. In less than 2 hours I would be back in Norcal, getting ready to go to bed.
I glanced over at the middle-aged woman sitting in front of me. She was reading what was unmistakably the Bible. Should I try to preach to her? Do I have the courage to talk to her? I was scared to try, but my mind was telling me that this was an opportunity, and that when it comes to preaching, we need to go beyond our comfort zone. I also had a TJC pocket calendar on me for this very purpose.
Exactly 10 years ago today, the very first entry of this blog was published. Many things have certainly changed since then. When it first started, people wrote casually, about daily life, and from their hearts—which some people still do to this day. However, nowadays it’s more common to feel like our ‘loaf’ or ‘fish’ isn’t good enough to be posted here, and we would much rather write in a personal blog or not write at all. That’s a pretty far stretch from how we started. Continue reading
Wondering what happened to the English Writers’ Retreat (EWR) this year? It is being held in Sunderland, UK! Under the UK DLM, the event is locally known as Literary Ministry Seminar (LMS) as it covers a wider scope of Literary Ministry, providing training for aspiring and experienced writers, editors, proofreaders, and graphic designers. For more details, please visit: http://tjclms2013.eventbrite.com
Currently, the USGA is planning the next release of a revamped website and is calling for new devotionals, testimonies, and full-length articles. Even if you are unable to attend LMS or have little writing experience, you can still get involved in this project because the first and most important step is being interested in serving God through Literary Ministry.
A great way to start is by contributing right here to this blog. Continue reading
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