The Power of Sharing a Bible…
I’ve always told people that giving someone a Bible is a great way to start a dialogue with them about God… a great icebreaker. But I’ve never seen the ripple effect of sharing a Bible like I’ve seen it in this week in Labrador.
For those of you who don’t know, Send Me participants are scattered throughout small towns of Labrador ministering to local kids, youth, and young adults with Extreme Dream Ministries.
I arrived in Goose Bay, Labrador last Friday night and drove to North West River where our team was holding a gospel concert. It was a great night singing songs of Good News, sharing Bibles with the visitors and sharing with them that God loved them.
While walking back to the house we stayed at, a bunch of youth emerged from the woods. Instantly I thought about how I had Gospels of John in my bag. I went over and shared with them, and they proceeded to follow us back to our house to talk further. I thought, “Wow, that was cool, they seem so interested.”
Everyday since, these youth have showed up to hang out with us and join us in whatever we’re doing. And this past Sunday, most of them came to church for the very first time. The church had never seen so many youth inside the building—they were so encouraged and excited!
And it all started with sharing a Gospel of John.
Throughout this past week I have seen God at work in their hearts. And it’s affecting their families too.
I overheard one boy on the phone with his mom saying, “I’m at the pastors house! Yes, the pastors house—we’re playing some games!” His mom was quite surprised.
Tonight we are bringing our new friends to a youth rally in one of the larger cities about an hour away. We are trusting and believing that before we leave Labrador, they will come to a saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
You can be part of this mission too– please join us in prayer for the youth of Labrador.
And I challenge you to share a Gospel of John with someone around you, and watch the ripple affect unfold before your eyes.
For free Gospels of John, go to www.sendme.ca
– Ashley Bonnell
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