Today was an interesting day. It seems every Sunday ends up being interesting over here, but today was more so than usual.
First, I joined my friend and ministry partner Alex at the local LDS chapel (I have no idea if “chapel” is the right word or not). Alex and I aren’t Mormons, so I should probably explain this. A few weeks ago, Alex had met a couple of missionaries while he was out sharing the gospel. Rather than debating them or challenging them concerning the unbiblical doctrines of the LDS (which is more Alex’s natural style), he felt called to simply share his testimony with them, his story of deliverance from drugs, life-threatening disease, and a life of crime. The two were so struck by his story that they came to church with him the next Sunday. Later, they invited him to join them for their monthly “testimony Sunday” where the pulpit was open for anyone to share. Of course, Alex can’t turn down any chance to share his testimony, even if it means going to an LDS meeting.
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A couple days ago, I was sitting in the car at the Arboretum in Madison, WI, preparing for my talk at the Spring Green Community Church about our ministry in Romania. In the midst of my work, two smiling people approached me. It was only after they were close that I noticed the name tags that clearly identified them as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons).
Well, I never like to miss an opportunity to share the gospel, and I figure it’s better for me to keep a Mormon missionary occupied than to let him talk to others, people who might be persuaded to believe him. Plus, I have always enjoyed conversations about religion, even when I was an atheist. So, naturally, I decided my preparations for Sunday could wait.
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