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January 13, 2020
A quick story from evangelist Beth … yesterday I joined the SPSE team on the streets of Birmingham. I spoke w/ one man, Terry, who didn’t believe in anything (although he was Jewish). It was clear he’s had a rough life and when I asked him if he had any prayer intentions. He said “yeah, my wife.” I asked for specifics and he said “she’s dead, you can’t do anything about that.” That lead into a discussion about everlasting life with God in heaven. After some back and forth I reached for the SPSE “Good News” flyer. We flipped through to the back and I gently stepped through that prayer with Terry. He had such a willing heart. He said “YES I want everlasting life!” I was praying to the Holy Spirit the entire time and the discussion lasted for about 15 minutes. He even recognized that God orchestrated the encounter saying that God must have know he would walk down this street this evening … honestly it is a strange thing to meet a church lady on the streets of Birmingham. We did end in prayer asking God to make himself known to Terry and also renouncing the temptations and evil that Terry acknowledged attack him. He didn’t want to go to church (I suggested Royal Oak Shrine) but he did keep the Good News flyer saying he will pray the prayer each day.
The team had so few supplies that evening. I’m so glad that I had the Good News flyer to give him. I pray that Terry will be open to the Holy Spirit working in his life. One of the things about Street Evangelization is that there is rarely any follow up. This encounter is but one link in a chain for Terry. I never know what happens next but I continue to pray for Terry and the many others I’ve spoke with over the years.
Mother Mary watch over the dear ones you’ve placed in my path. Keep their hearts and minds open to the whispers of your son. St. Michael protect them.