Saturday, June 15, 2013

P52 Nashville: They Had Never Heard

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” – Romans 10:14-15
Today, Lexi and I spent some time in our apartment complex playing with the kids and sharing Bible stories with them. We helped some ladies from City Church Woodbine that does this regularly in the local apartment complexes.  We had a moderate sized group of kids with us during the Bible story. At the end, most of the kids left, but three Nepali kids who were all siblings stayed. God had these kids there for a reason. They had heard from God’s word and they wanted to hear more. After our friend K had shared a Bible story and a verse with all the kids, she was able to share the story of the gospel in great detail with them. It lasted for a while, about 30 minutes, and through God’s power the kids didn’t leave. 

At the end of the day, it’s not about if things go according to plan or how many kids are there. It’s about the gospel and getting to share the testimony of God’s grace with anyone who wants to listen. It was amazing to witness them all hearing the gospel for the first time.
The special thing about sharing the gospel with these kids is that they are from countries where the name of Jesus is not as likely to be shared as it is in America. It’s cool that the nations have come here to popular American cities, like Nashville, because there is opportunity for the gospel to be shared among many who have not ever had the opportunity to hear. After we shared with the kids, K, Lexi, and I all prayed over them, that they and their families would know Christ. We don’t know what may come of this day, but the important thing is that the gospel was shared and the kids had never heard it before.

Please pray for these three children and the rest of their family to know Christ. Also pray that we will be able to connect with them again and that the gospel can be shared again.