It is always refreshing to meet up with same minded brothers and sisters in Christ! So yesterday I left my home and went to Helsinki to see my friend Otto!
Together we went to Myllypuro and started to look for some people who were open for the gospel/searching for Jesus. (Person of peace). The first guy we started a conversation with was a Muslim. He wasn’t really interested when we told about Jesus until Otto started to tell how God had changed his life. After a while the Muslim had to leave so we gave him a card with some important links. He was seemingly touched, I guess by the love he saw in us and our testimonies about how we met God. He said “goodbye” and we went to seek more people. Then “we found” some other disciples (Otto had been calling around) who wanted to join our “outreach”.
I joined Shahin who quiet recently had become father, just like me. We shared some happiness of “being daddy for the fist time” and decided to go together to meet some people. We saw a woman and started to speak with her. She had a Russian dealect and her Finnish was not so easy to understand. She had some pain in her legs so Shahin first prayed for the pain to go away. This woman was shocked when she realised that her pain was much less now. She also told us that her tows were hurting too. Especially when she would walk. I prayed for her and let her test if the pain was still there. Again she was shocked and started to laugh and said with a surprised face that it was much better. We explained her that we couldn’t heal but that Jesus (in whom she didn’t believe) had healed her because He lives in us!
She was waiting for her boys and wanted us to meet them. After many minutes she got a call and had to leave; we gave her a card and the woman asked our phone number. Shahin wrote his telephone number on the card so she could call to him (who lived in Helsinki) if she would have more questions or just wanted to talk more.
After 1-2 hours we decided to stop and return home. Everyone of us had met some people to whom we could share Jesus with. In the end, we are not the ones who lead people to faith, the Holy Spirit will convict but as Paul said:
14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:
“How beautiful are the feet of those who [a]preach the gospel of peace,
Who bring glad tidings of good things!”
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:14-17
I was really happy to have been on the street again with fellow disciples and to share my/our faith with everyone who was willing to hear.
“15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15