What if redirecting a person’s forever really is as simple as walking across a room? Is it possible that 3 (or more) simple steps could be the key to someone spending eternity with their heavenly Father?
While most Christians don’t get called to the overseas mission field , we are all called to just walk across the room to begin the process of introducing people to Jesus. Often those simple steps, can seem as terrifying as a move to a foreign nation.
Until our family gets fully settled into our new home, we know it is not the time to focus on “community outreaches” or “evangelism strategies”. But everyday, everywhere we go in Penang we are committed to be led by the Holy Spirit are are willing to just walk across the room.
Because of this, we have met so many amazing and ethnically diverse people here. We’re not sure where these relationships will lead yet, but we dare to believe and are praying their lives will be eternally changed because of our simple steps. Here are just a few of the people we’ve met so far:
- Anaaz, the Malay (Muslim) Starbucks barista who’s wife is about to have her first child and wants to meet for parenting advice.
- Hafeez, the Malay (Muslim) salesman at Celebrity fitness who talks with me during each visit to the gym.
- Paschal, the Indian personal trainer who was assigned to me for 5 complimentary sessions of personal training. He later agreed to 5 sessions with me to help train his “inner man”.
Ayang and Koon, the Burmese couple who sell fruit drinks at our favorite Penang street food “hawker”stand. They were in shock when we invited them to our home for dinner.
From Nashville to New Zealand, from Cleveland to Kuala Lumpur, there are endless people who are longing for someone to just walk across the room and take an interest in their lives. And help themexperience God’s love through YOUR smile, love and encouragement. We’re cheering you on from Penang, go take a walk today!
Thanks so much for encouraging us and praying for us in our move to Malaysia. Through your support you are planting a church in a Muslim nation. Cindy and I are so grateful for you and will continue to keep you in our prayers. Thanks again and God bless you!