Salvation comes to a woman in China

Another story of a life transformed through the power of the gospel!  

Evelyn*, a missionary in China writes: 

“Would you tell me some Bible stories?” Lin* asked.  

While going to school in the States, she had been exposed to some Christianity, and she was interested in learning more. I suggested that we go through the book, The Lamb, as a way to reach this searching heart. After going through the book together with me in three separate sessions, she received Christ as her personal Savior!  

One question that she asked, when she heard that God promised to someday send a Savior was, “Why doesn’t He do it Himself?”  

It was so exciting to take her through and show her from Scripture that He DID do it Himself!  

We now use this book very effectively to introduce the promised Savior to those who show interest in this very needy country.”

Praise God! When newcomers to the Bible, like Lin*, encounter God by journeying through the storyline of Scripture, the Holy Spirit reveals truths about God’s holiness, our sinfulness, Jesus’ provision, and that there is salvation for everyone who believes.  

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(*Names changed as per GoodSeed policy.)

Sharing the gospel at a block party

 A church in Iowa recently had a block party to reach out to their community and decided to use GoodSeed materials to pass out and share the gospel. Kim writes in to share how things went. 

“The block party went really well!  We had a steady flow of people from a variety of ages and backgrounds. Because there was time to interact, I felt like the mission was accomplished, reaching out to people where they are and giving them tools to grow in or start a relationship with Jesus, by better understanding the Bible. 

The Story that Matters book was given out to all of the guests in a bag upon arriving, four bibles were given out, and a lot of the eBook cards, which was very convenient. 

With the hope of reaching out to those with little knowledge of the Bible, I also designed a quick and easy list of questions to help them open the Bible and get familiar with finding verses, along with opening the book By This Name 

All of our guests received info on how to keep in touch with the church through the packet and two gals were quite interested in participating in a book study.   

THANK YOU for the privilege to use all of the GoodSeed materials!! It made for a wonderfully focused table with great solid materials, that I was HAPPY to share with our guests!!” 

Be a part of our vision to see God transform lives, grow churches, and reach languages! Stock up, have a block party of your own, and trust the Lord to bring fruit from your efforts.  

 

Opening the door to evangelism

Our vision is to see God transform lives, grow churches, and reach languages through a clear understanding of the central message of the Bible.  

Making our resources available for free online is one way this vision is materializing.  

Kim in Iowa is excited about sharing the gospel, and is giving away our new, free eBook-business cards to people who come to her home. She writes: 

“Praise report! I have been able to give out several cards in the last two weeks. I gave cards out to salesmen who visited the house, one from Slovakia, and to two teens who knew little about the gospel. These are great materials!” 

May we each have the courage and passion to share the gospel with the people we interact with on a daily basis.  

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Sharing the hope of resurrection at a funeral

What does it mean to make the most of opportunities? 

 Colossians 4:2-5 says:   

Devote yourselves to prayer that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, … Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. (NASB) 

When a family member passed away, Tom and Lorie’s family chose to use the funeral as an opportunity to share the gospel. 

“My father-in-law passed away a few months ago.  He was a very godly man and raised his family to know and love God.  At his funeral, our family knew that many would come, since Dad was an OB/GYN who had delivered many children into the world over the years. 

As we prepared for the funeral service, we settled on what songs to sing, who would present the message and eulogy, but wondered what to put in the bulletin.  With the topic of life and death on everyone’s mind, we thought it would be best to point people to the word of God. So, we decided to give everyone a free eBook explaining the gospel. We put a link to By This Name on the back of the bulletin, so each person who attended would be able to download it for free when they got home. We’re praying that as they reflect on the fragility of life, the Holy Spirit will guide them to the source and giver of eternal life, Jesus Christ.”  

May each of us be watching and praying with wisdom for every opportunity to proclaim the gospel! 

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“I wish you could have seen her face light up!”

Kellee, GoodSeed USA staff member, used going to ride roller coasters with her kids this summer as an opportunity for them to share the gospel. She writes:

Will Rogers, Oklahoma’s Favorite Son, was famously quoted as saying, “I never met a man I didn’t like.” My daughter Kora, showing her Oklahoma roots (now transplanted in Idaho by way of Thailand), would say the same thing about everyone she meets. This summer, we got season passes to the local theme park.  We love spending our days in the sunshine, soaking up every last ray we can before our short Idaho summer ends. And in every line, at each attraction, even in the bathroom, Kora makes friends.  It’s always fun to meet someone new! 

When GoodSeed released the give-away cards for the children’s book, “The Lamb”, I snatched some up and let Kora know I was carrying some in my bag. I told her that she could give them to the friends she makes.  As a mom, it has been a blessing to see her share the gospel, even at 5 years old.  One night, we were in the line for a ride, and Kora made fast friends with another little girl. She even ditched her brother, Kees, so they could ride together. While they were on the ride, I introduced myself to the girl’s uncle and chatted a little bit about what they’d been doing on their vacation. When the girls got off the ride, they walked over holding hands, and Kora gave her a card. I wish you could have seen her face light up!  She kept saying, “Look, my new friend gave me this!”   

The park was closing soon so we went our separate ways, the day of fun at an end. I doubt we’ll ever see this family again, and I don’t know if they’ll download or read the book, but I do know that God is faithful, and I trust He is working behind the scenes in ways I don’t know.  Each card we hand out, is another person we can pray for, another seed that is planted. We pray that God will use our efforts and multiply them! 

 

May we each have courage like Kora to share the life-changing message of the gospel with those we meet. Pray for opportunities, stock up on these evangelism aids, and trust God for good things to come! http://us.goodseed.com/the-lamb-business-card-pack-of-25/ 

 

 

A getaway that led to an opportunity

This story comes from Tom, one of our GoodSeed USA staff members. He writes about making a connection with a passenger on a recent flight.

My wife and I recently made a trip to New Zealand to celebrate our anniversary. On our return flight to Australia, I found myself sitting next to a young man from Oman. We politely started plane conversation. You know how it goes: “Where are you going? For work or pleasure?” I discovered he was heading back to Sydney to return to university.  I remarked that I had just done some teaching in several churches around the Sydney area. He proceeded to let me know that he was Muslim. I was in prayer during this time and asking God how to guide this conversation for further spiritual benefit. Thankfully I was prepared. I had brought along a business card with a free link to the eBook for All that the Prophets have Spoken. I respectfully handed him the card, saying that it tells of the prophets of old and that he may want to know more about what they had said. I told him it is even written in Arabic, a language he also spoke. He took the card and held it between his hands for the rest of the trip. We parted ways at the end of the flight, but my prayers went with him. I pray that he would read and grasp the message of the book, that of the centricity of Jesus Christ in the Bible and all of history, and that he would in turn embrace the God of peace.

Step up to the challenge to share the gospel on planes or wherever God has you, and share with us a story of your own. Get equipped with GoodSeed business cards here : us.goodseed.com/new-release

A small step of faith at a local dump

Scott, one of our GoodSeed USA staff, recently had the opportunity to share some of our new free By This Name e-book cards. He writes:

I love going to the local dump. There’s no better feeling than driving home with an empty pickup truck!

Early last Saturday morning, with hot coffee in hand, I headed across town and pulled up onto the entry weigh scale where a smiling booth attendant, whose name tag read “MARGE,” greeted me.

“Good morning! What do you have for me today?” She asked. I described the nature of my debris, as she noted the weight of my full truck, and handed me a pink laminated card.

“Trade you?” I asked, while offering her a business card with a link to download a free copy of By This Name.

“What’s this?!” She asked, still smiling, as she looked over the card.

“It’s just a little something for you,” I answered, “With it, you can download a free eBook that explains the message of the Bible in a way that makes a lot of sense. I’ve read it myself, and I really enjoyed it–I hope you do too!”

“Why thank you!” Marge said. And off I went.

Once my truck was empty and swept, I drove onto the exit weigh scale. Another attendant whose name tag read, “TONY,” extended his hand to receive the pink card Marge had given me. I gave it to him, along with another free eBook business card.

As I drove home, I thought, “Who knew something so mundane as going to the dump would give me a chance to invite people to journey through the Scriptures?”

I prayed for Marge and Tony, asking God to prompt them to get the book. Perhaps the Holy Spirit will bring new realizations about God’s holiness, sin’s devastation, Jesus’s amazing provision, and how trust in God changes everything.

Sharing the gospel in everyday life is always going to take a step of faith. These little business cards are a big help. Order yours HERE: us.goodseed.com/new-release