Tom and I met Alan, Joe and Jennifer out on Mill Ave.
As soon as we got there, a man named Gary came up to talk to us. We had seen him out there before, he has a Jamaican background and believes all religions are basically the same and lead to the same place. He tends to take up a lot of time, keeping us from talking to others who are more open to hearing the Gospel. This guy just wants to argue his own point, even though he claims not to. He says he’ll come out every week, so maybe we’ll see him again.
After that, two girls came by and were interested in the glow sticks that Tom was giving away. He took them through four of the Commandments, but then Rocco came up with a few objections and they used that as an excuse to get away. I gave them a “Are You Good Enough to Get into Heaven?” tract as they left.
Tom was talking to a guy who seemed to be high on something. He claimed to be a Christian, but thought that all paths lead to the same place and that we cannot know for sure what the correct one is. He went off on a lot of “relative truth” kind of stuff that we heard a lot tonight. His name is John and he’s trying to get back to OR. I left him with a small booklet of the Gospel of John.
Our atheists were there, and argued with us during the Open Air preaching. After they had packed up to leave, and we were getting ready to go, Tom told Rocco to be careful that he doesn’t talk too much or he might end up with a sore throat. Rocco mentioned that he does actually have a problem with his throat, as well as with his leg and shoulder. Tom then asked if we could pray for him, and he said he didn’t care. I’m not sure if he realized that we were going to do it right there on the street or not, but we were able to put our hands on him and pray right there on the street.
We prayed that he would come to realize God’s Truth and also for his health and healing. Please keep Rocco in prayer, both for his health issues and, more importantly, for his spiritual health and coming to know the Lord.
Soli Deo Gloria