Monday, March 8, 2010

Do You Know the Way from Death to Life?

            On Monday, March 1st, a group of 10 people set out on a journey from João Pessoa to Cajazeiras: seven hours of road, good conversation, deep thinking and getting to know one another better.  The road trip was just the beginning of what promised to be an uplifting and edifying experience for the church in Cajazeiras.  We were going to campaign for Christ in the neighborhood that surrounds the church building.  The neighborhood's name is Cristo Rei (Christ King), exactly the person we wanted to introduce. There were twenty-two of us: ten from João Pessoa, eleven from Cajazeiras and one from Belém, door knocking on some 550-600 houses during six days.  We kept going back to the same houses every day, handing out six different tracks.  The objective?  To create trust, build a relationship that allows us to get past the door, to set up Bible studies so that Christ can do some heart knocking. 
            Since Cajazeiras does not have a movie theater, we tried to attract people by inviting them to watch movies on Wednesday and Thursday nights.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights were more direct to the point: lessons on "Forgiveness," "Transformation," and "Resurrection from the Dead".  As time passed we moved from the door to the couch, from the couch to the heart.  Not everyone opened up, but some peaked out.  We receive thirteen visitors on Friday, eighteen on Saturday, and twenty-one on Sunday. Six people asked to learn the way from death to life. Please pray for them as they study God's Word, as they answer Christ's knock at their heart's door and listen to Him speak about life eternal. 
            Do You Know The Way From Death To Life?  If you do, are you showing others?  I hope that you feel the love and joy of being able to take Christ with you as you go heart-to-heart knocking until someone opens and allows Christ to speak.

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