Starnes and his translator David.
Jerry said, "The highlight for me was when a
lady invited us onto her porch. After sharing the plan of salvation she
and her daughter both prayed and received Christ. She then said
something I shall never forget the rest of my life. She said that she
had seen us in her neighborhood and had hoped that we would stop to
visit her to share the truths about how to be saved and go to heaven.
She said many others had stopped at her home in the past, but every time
she tried to find what they had told her in her Bible, she could not
find what they were trying to tell her. We had actually shown her the
verses from the Bible using the Roman road how to receive Christ and
have the assurance of eternal life. She was so thankful and asked us to
return and share with another daughter this same message. This lady
lives just a couple of blocks from the Baptist church where we were
working and was 'just hoping someone would tell her the truth.'" Jerry
had thirty-one decisions in four days of sharing Christ.
During the last hour of visiting we had 25
decisions that included eight participants who made public decisions in
the class at the end of the closing session. These were men and women
who had attended all three days of training on personal evangelism. We
had 83 decisions putting in practice what we were teaching.
class at Claro, Nicaragua.
Responses to the evangelism classes: "Never have we been taught
evangelism and then went out to witness. We did not realize it was our
responsibility to go out and witness."
Participant leading woman to Christ.
Others said, "This was very practical. Two years
ago we had a crusade here, but no one taught us how to use the
Scriptures to witness. With these presentations the whole family was
included, men women and youth." Others said: "It was very practical and
easy for us to use. We put in practice as we were learning the method."
"The teacher was very animated. The Scriptures he used were chosen to
touch the heart of the lost person. Very disciplined."
Participant witnessing to youth on the street near the church.
In the village of Saupuka the work is new. One
night I preached on John chapter three and had eight decisions for
Christ. This was typical response during the two weeks.
In Claro the participants were hungry for
Biblical truths, and filled with excellent questions about the Christian
Evangelism class in Waspan, Nicaragua.
Evangelism class participant sharing her testimony.
Aristides sharing Christ with Miskito person in Uhuri, Nicaragua.
Miskito Christian witnessing during personal witnessing training in
Wil having fun with Miskito villagers.
Miskito children playing in tree.
Miskito children playing in tree gave Wil an opportunity to share
Christ by telling them about Jesus' visit to Zacchaeus' house in Luke
Miskito child responding to a children's story in the life of Jesus.
Miskito house in Uhuri, Nicaragua.
Miskito house in the community of Uhuri which has 3,000 population in
the large rural area.