Saturday, June 28, 2008

Pray for the laborers

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Dave had it posted in the church bulletin that he was planning some morning outings to reach the lost. His idea was to go out to an area where immigrant workers hang out in Queen Creek waiting for day work from local landscapers and contractors. We also found out that the Mormon elders had been frequenting the area which caused us concern, so we headed out with the Mormon VS Christianity videos in hand--in Spanish of course. Dave brought free water and spanish tracts along with a pack of Spanish Million Dollar Bills I had which turned out to be a big hit with them!

The workers were more than happy to mug for photos!

It's always such an encouragement when people respond with concern for their eternity. One concern of mine when sharing in Spanish is that I get the right message out the right way. It's definitely a challenge when it seems like you're getting funny looks and expressions, but when they finally get it and show concern, I know The Holy Spirit is at work.

Dave brought his mini DVD player to show a preview.

And yes indeed, the Mormon elders were out in force.

Once they saw us, they walked to.....

and fro. I don't think they were in the mood for a conversation with us.

All in all, it was a great outing although my brain usually feels a little scrambled after that much use of my already lacking Spanish. Please pray that these men who have so little and risked so much to make it here, heard the Gospel and have responded. Regardless of their legal standing in this country, their souls are just as precious to God as any others.


Jennifer said...

What a blessing and another great idea for reaching Spanish speaking people!! I don't speak a word but I can hand them something good!! Keep up the great work!! :)

Robert Tewart said...

Thanks for the encouragement Jennifer! I'm sure that in Florida there are plenty of opportunities to reach Spanish speaking people with tracts.