Sharing the Gospel on the Streets
By Joanna M., Summer 2022
Doing street evangelism allows us to share the Gospel with a lot of people, but we don’t see nearly as many salvations. In my experience, I have told the story of the Gospel to all kinds of people and even had some fantastic conversations with them, but after that we part ways with no decision being made on their part. I have met many people on the path to salvation but who are not yet ready to make the final commitment. I have also met people who say they trusted in Jesus Christ but are doing nothing to grow in their Christian life. I find this frustrating and discouraging.
One day as a girl told me about different events that took place before she finally came to salvation, God reminded me that all of us are on a journey. Each of the people that heard the Gospel from us in the last few weeks are on a journey. For some it is a journey that will hopefully one day lead them to find Christ, and for others it is the daily battle and commitment to follow Christ with all our hearts. I thought about the people in this girl’s life who shared the Gospel with her and told her about Jesus but didn’t get to see her trust in Him. They very well could have felt discouraged as I do sometimes, but God used them to cultivate the seeds sown in her life and then brought her to us where I could see and be encouraged by the fruits of another’s labor.
This reminded me of what Paul wrote about in 1 Corinthians. God uses many different people in unique ways to grow seeds that have been planted in other’s lives. Many of the people that I shared the Gospel with are not as far along on their journey yet. I can only hope and pray and trust that someday some of the people that I shared with will be telling their stories to others. This encounter encouraged me to keep planting seeds and to keep having a heart willing to be used along others’ journeys, all the while trusting that each good work God begins, He will complete (Philippians. 1:6).
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