Friends,
I continue to share God’s Word downtown at the train and bus stops every week and have many, many wonderful conversations with people who ask good questions, listen thoughtfully, and often ask for prayer that they can be delivered from sin, like addictions, and from anger, anxiety, etc. It is such a joy to have the Holy Spirit’s power and help to share with boldness and love, and to see Him give me the right verses and words for each person. It is truly exciting! The Lord honors our faith and our obedience!

My mom and I worked on Easter treat bags and handed them out the Thursday before Easter. Below are two photos of us with the treat bags and filled plastic eggs about to start walking with our loaded cart. Thank you so much for those who gave some money to us for the items inside the little bags and eggs. One friend donated 100 small metal crosses, and we put each on a string with some pretty beads. We also used the money for bookmarks with verses on them, including the Ten Commandments, and of course added candy and even small sticks of beef jerky. We also included the rest of the pocket calendars that a faithful friend donates to us every January. We also put in encouragement stickers and magnets, sometimes a very small toy, and some other miscellaneous things.

1. My dear, faithful mom (3/29/18)

2. Me (3/29/18)

I went again the next day –Good Friday– by myself and handed out my home-written tracts, as I do every week (–different messages every time). Here are a few of the texts I texted to prayer partners afterwards, with some names eliminated for privacy:

~~Report on 4/9/18: Witnessing today went well and thank you for praying! Please pray for D___ as his live-in girlfriend ditched him a week ago and then blocked him from being able to call her and he feels so sad, particularly because they had started out praying together and reading the Bible and going to church together. I gently reminded him that they had stepped out of God’s blessing by rebelling against His laws about purity. I encouraged and exhorted him at least half an hour and he listened very intently and I prayed twice with him. Please pray for a woman with a nine-month-old baby in a stroller and she listened soberly and asked me to pray for her and I did not get to pray with her because somebody was right then wanting to get a shirt. Her name is Lacey. I had brought my cart and about 25 men’s shirts that my mom’s friend Thara had given me to hand out, and I finally got to do that today. One man chose to take a Bible and several women took a shirt for someone they wanted to give it to. One woman took a bag of donuts I gave to her and her child. A man named James was real sweet and said his clothes got stolen and asked that I would pray that he gets a pair of pants. Please pray for a woman named Tina who has taken my tracts several times. She asked about my mom. Nina, a homeless woman asked for prayer that she get a better pair of shoes. I gave out two of my handmade bracelets also. Please pray for Johnny and Bobby who I’ve talked with before. Please pray for T___ who I had been praying for yesterday and I saw today. He and C___ were evangelists down there about six years ago and they got involved in false doctrine [Calvinism] and turned to sin and quit evangelizing. I got to talk with T___ today, though! Please pray that he and C___ come back to the Truth. I had evangelized C___ many times about 10 years ago before he became a Christian. Rachel

~~4/16/18: Prayer Partners, Thank you for your prayers. Downtown witnessing today was really good. Tons of good conversations. Please pick some of these to say a prayer for please: Bruce and Opal were two people together that I met and they asked for prayer and so I prayed for/with them. I said I would ask others to pray for them. Another was a woman, Rosa, who did not know English very well and she was crying hard on my shoulder as I hugged her. It was something about her sister and I couldn’t tell if it was that her sister had been killed in Mexico or deported there. But she was encouraged by what I told her about prayer. I also saw J____ who Brian and I had given the blankets to in December because he was in a tent in his ex-wife’s backyard. He said that a month later he got an apartment and a much better job and even a car, as well as a godly girlfriend and he is not drinking anymore. Please pray for him and his girlfriend. I also saw and talked with my friend Shot. Pray for him and Cindy who I’ve been friends with down there for about 15 years. I also talked with a nice looking 26-year-old who said he was an atheist but an hour later came back and talked with me for about half an hour and asked a lot of questions and listened really well. His name is Chris. Please pray for him to find the Truth. I often see Steven and he was feeling very discouraged, so please pray for him. Pray also for a guy name Steve who listened well and said that he is having trials with his family relationships. Also Howard, a homeless guy, who was so sweet. Also my friend Emmanuel. Also a woman named Elizabeth and another woman who was real excited to see what I was doing down there and her name is Emma. Another guy named Jerry that loves the Lord but is going through some big trials. There were many others, but I can’t remember them right now. Thank you so, so much! Rachel

~~Report about 4/19/18: I had a wonderful three hours downtown witnessing at the main Dart train stop and had a lot of very good conversations, exhorting and encouraging people, many who I had never met and some that I haven’t seen for a long time. It was really wild down there with a lot of people mad at each other and yelling. One of the security guards came over to me and said, “Go over there in front of the liquor store and preach to those people, because otherwise they’re about to get arrested.” So I did and most of them dispersed but two of them kept mocking me and asking dumb questions but one guy, nicknamed ____, listened somewhat well. I exhorted him, using 1 Cor. 15:33, to get away from corrupt company. Please pray for him. Later, at a different corner, a guy named Pedro was asking me questions and wants to follow the Lord he says, but says he can’t because he loves sin too much. At least he was honest. Another guy name Willy asked for prayer for his sister on chemo. Another guy named Tommy didn’t like my Hebrews 10:26 sign, but I encouraged him to read it in God’s Word, so he did on his phone, and then he soberly admitted that my sign was correct. None of these particular ones were homeless, but there were many others, and one was a homeless girl, one who had been yelling and swearing at a guy and kind of crying, and about an hour later she came and talked to me a little, but she was high on something and I tried to encourage her and she then said she had to call her dad. Pray she gets delivered. There were many, many other conversations… Thank you for all your prayers!!! Love, Rachel

Those are just a sample of things that I encounter while witnessing. Most of my mornings are spent in Bible study and my prayer ministry, and I also keep my nursing home ministry, blog ministry, and work part-time for pay. Thank you to anyone who would be led to donate at my “About” page.

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

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Friends,
Below are the two new signs I made on Thursday and used this last Friday down at the bus and train stops. It was such a beautiful-weather day that I prayed I’d have strength for the whole afternoon –from noon until 6:00– and I did. I happened to meet another woman evangelist when I first got down there and she and I went over to talk with two men who also often evangelize down there and we all had a wonderful 20 minutes or so of fellowship, laughter, and prayer. Then I went on to the restaurant area where those walking to or from lunch could see my signs and receive my tracts, though most in that area, as usual, refused me.

After lunch time I walked back to the poorer section and got into many excellent conversations. I encouraged many with Scripture verses, prayed with some, and even prayed with one man who prayed “the sinner’s prayer” and also asked Jesus to deliver him from alcohol. One young man, at another corner, talked with me for over half an hour, telling me he was greatly inspired to return to following Jesus and wanted to evangelize in power also.

The whole afternoon was excellent and mostly positive except for at one point when one particular young man kept telling me that Jesus came only for the Israelites, of which he was a citizen supposedly (of course). I said that the Gospel of Salvation is for the Gentiles also, but I listened patiently to him as he gave his verses (twisting Scripture). However, when I told him he was adhering to the Black Hebrew Roots groups, which are wrong, he started harassing me and following me from one corner to another. Then he started in about women aren’t supposed to preach and that my clothing was men’s clothing and he even yelled, “This woman is an abomination!” I said to him, “This is women’s clothing in this culture.”

“Not back then, it wasn’t,” he retorted.

“Back then men wore robes,” I said. “So you are not wearing men’s clothing, I guess.” But he just yelled some more as I crossed the street again to try to get rid of him.

I’ve heard that the Black Hebrew Roots groups are often down there on Saturdays, yelling with microphones and insulting people walking by, and saying exclusionist things. (My husband and I got harassed by them last year when we went witnessing down there on a Saturday near Easter time.) I do wonder why the law allows the expressions of their hate-filled doctrine. May the Lord put a stop to it.

I actually didn’t give the insulting young man much thought after he left until later in the evening when I was about to go to bed and I was reading the Word. The Lord showed me Rev. 5:9,10 and it struck me as a concise contradiction to the “Israelites Only” groups. It says about Jesus, the Lamb, “…You were slain, and with Your blood You purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”

There is a lot of theology in those two verses. But certainly some of what we learn here is that through His shed blood Jesus did not just purchase Israelites back for God, but Gentiles also. When John records in Rev. 7:9,10 concerning those wearing white robes and praising God, he says it “was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language.” (v. 9) Specifically these were “those who had come out of the great tribulation, who had washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (see v. 14), but truly, the Word of God teaches that every ethnic group has been offered salvation, this fact confirmed in numerous other passages, just a few being Isa. 56:3-8, Luke 2:10,29-32, John 3:16 & 4:39-42, and Acts 10:43-11:18, Rom. 1:5,13-16 & 2:5-11, as well as Acts 28:28 which states, “I want you to know that God’s salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!”; and Rom. 11:11 which also states, plainly, that “salvation has come to the Gentiles.”

The salvation that comes through Jesus Christ is for all people everywhere. For “Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all people” (1 Tim. 2:5,6) “is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” (1 John 2:2) Therefore, “Whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the Water of Life.” (Rev. 22:17)

I used several signs on Friday, but here, with supporting Scripture references, are my two new ones, reminding everyone that Salvation and Eternal Life means we are truly freed from the penalty and the power and captivity of Sin:

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May we all put the Truth into practice in our own lives as we work to spread the Good News across the earth.

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

Friends,
Most of us have heard the “plan of salvation” spelled out by the use of A, B, and C. I’ve added D, E, F, G, and H. Here is my version and addition:

A –Admit you are a sinner and under the curse of damnation.

B –Believe in Jesus Christ and what He did for us, and that He is both Savior and Lord over all.

C –Call out to Jesus to save you, repent of sin, and commit your entire life and being to Him.

D –Don’t look back at worldliness and sin but abandon them genuinely and completely.

E –Engage all your energy to serve, obey, and please Christ, the Captain.

F –Follow faithfully, forever, the Shepherd.

G –Glorify, praise, and petition the Lord throughout each day and in every circumstance.

H –Honor Christ in all you do, think, and say.

These A-H reminders will definitely give us a victorious walk with Jesus –full of righteousness, peace, and joy, an abundance of fruit, and a beautiful life in the presence of God eternally.

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

Friends,
Wednesday my mom and I went downtown and passed out the 200 or so Easter treat bags we’d made with decorated wood crosses, candy, trinkets, and tracts. We’d also filled plastic eggs, but since we hadn’t gotten those passed out that day, my husband offered to go down with me today. I was surprised as he’s only gone once or twice with me down there, and it was years ago. But I was happy he wanted to and after finding a basket in the garage to put the eggs in (plus in a bag because there were many), off we went.

The first guy we met and talked to was very happy to testify to what the Lord had been doing in his life lately –that he had been off drugs for five months and how the Lord was blessing him. Several others approached us, asking for an egg and smiling and thanking us. It had begun positive.

But then when we were going to cross the street one way, a group of black guys on microphones waved us to come over to them. I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea, but we took up their invitation. Right away I realized I wished we’d not gotten snagged by them as they were asking trick questions and going on about the origins of Easter. When I saw a 666 on the forehead of a picture of Jesus, I told them that was wrong. They kept saying something about Jesus not being a white man. I just really wanted to leave, but they kept saying to my husband, loudly for all to hear via their microphone, “So you’re going to let your woman tell you what to do?!” We were trying to tell them that it doesn’t matter what color skin Jesus has, but instead that we live out the Truth by loving God and others. They wouldn’t let us get a word in edgewise, of course, and when we did walk away, they turned up their microphones, yelling away at us. They were truly racist and sexist.

When we went through the station we met a lot of grateful, cheerful people and it was enjoyable talking with many about the Lord. But there was still another black group over there and they kept yelling things at us as well. My husband mentioned that it was really a wild place down there and I said it is not normally like that.

When we went around the station and then up a few blocks, and were talking to one man, two beautiful black girls came across the street and hung out near us until the man left. Then they talked to us and said that they had seen us and wanted to talk to us too and that they had become born again just yesterday through an evangelist woman down there. We were excited about that! And they were from the city and state where I’d gone to college and had just come here this week to be in some video.

After we got home and I had texted my prayer partners to thank them for praying and to relay things that had happened, several of them said some really encouraging things about not being disturbed when we get persecuted, for Jesus has said that we are blessed and will be rewarded. This is true and it helps to hear it after a somewhat troubling experience.

In spite of the negative parts, my husband said that he really enjoyed walking around passing out eggs with me and watching me witness. I enjoyed it too and was really touched that he had wanted to join me. Here are some photos he took of me down there today:

May the Lord bring many to Himself through each and every effort His servants make.

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

Friends,
This last Thursday afternoon, I handed out, at the bus and train stops downtown, the rest of the stack of pocket calendars two different people had given my mom and me. (My mom is putting some in with the Valentine treat bags we’re working on.) So, with the calendars, my tracts, and my signs, mixed with the prayers of several of my praying partners, it turned out to be an extra wonderful time of witnessing.

During my third hour there I noticed a homeless-looking guy standing a ways from me, reading aloud some writing in the cement. After watching him for a few minutes and wondering if he was too nutty to approach, I remembered Christ considered everyone worth the try, so I moved closer to him and asked him if he wanted a calendar. He took one and then he did talk with me about the Lord (though I had a lot of trouble understanding his speech). At one point, I asked him if he had asked Jesus to forgive him of his sins and save him. He responded by hanging his head and saying, “I’ve told Him I’m very sorry for all the bad things I’ve done.” When I offered him a good-size New Testament, he grabbed it eagerly and immediately began reading it, and quite loudly. He read Matthew chapters 5-7, then First Peter, and then he began in Revelation. I kept “Amen-ing” his reading and sometimes when he’d pause, I’d say, “You have such a great reading and preaching voice!”

It truly was a big blessing to me as we stood together, and I relished the time with him, thinking, “This is really great. What a way to shine the Light on this corner as people see me with my signs and holding up my Bible, and see and hear this guy reading the Word of God loud and clear. One guy in a wheelchair seemed to appreciate it as he wheeled himself up to us, took out his pocket Bible, sat there listening, and then wanted me to show him all my signs and explain them. My reading friend just kept right on reading –nice and loud. I thought it was fantastic.

Earlier, on another corner, a guy I recognized from last year came up real joyful and happy and said that my prayer a year ago had really helped him and delivered him from the demons that had been harassing him. He told me that when he had walked to another bus stop that hour, a woman had said, “I see the anointing on you,” and he had told her, “Well, a lady just prayed for me!” I, of course, was very happy and encouraged to hear this testimony and to watch him bubbling with joy as we talked more about the Lord and the victory we have as we walk in His Spirit while applying the Word.

There were other precious affirmations besides these last Thursday. Another was a woman who I had seen a couple of months ago, and this time again she came up very glad to see me, to tell me what is going on in her life, and to talk about the Lord. Her faith and determination in the face of persecution was inspirational.

There was also a young man who, though he seemed to be slightly handicapped mentally and who was with those who appeared to be his parents, was also noticeably excited to tell me that he loves Jesus and lives his life by Gal. 2:20, which we then proceeded to quote together.

Of course not all of my conversations were this positive. Like one of the first guys I talked to –shaking his dreadlocks, he repeated over and over, emphatically, that he had lost his faith because he could no longer believe that God exists. This, he said, is what must be the case being that there is so much evil and suffering in the world. I tried to encourage him and exhort him and explain how DNA proves there is a Creator, and I also reminded him that this life is a testing ground where God looks for truly committed hearts. I spent considerable time with this 36 year old man and, though he did seem to keep wanting to listen and have me try to convince him, he also seemed bent on sticking to his complaints and doubts.

Well, there were a lot more encounters, but suffice it to say, it was another wonderful time evangelizing for the Lord and for the furtherance of His Kingdom. I pray the privilege never ends.

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

Jesus Delivers Implementers

November 2, 2016

Friends,
Jesus teaches in John 3:3-8 that unless a person is born from above, meaning “born of the Spirit” (v. 8 ), he or she cannot enter the Kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit is the Promised Gift whom we receive from God through faith in Christ Jesus (Gal. 3:5,14) and through our obedience to His teaching (John 8:31 // Acts 5:32 // 1 John 3:24); and this washing (Titus 3:5), this rebirth (2 Cor. 5:17), this union with the Spirit (1 Cor. 6:17 // Gal. 2:20), is the born-from-above experience. It is a must for acquiring eternal life. (Rom. 8:9,14,16)

What is the reality of the person who is born of the Spirit? The reality is that we are led and controlled by the Spirit (Rom. 8:9,14), are increasingly growing in our understanding of how to conduct ourselves righteously so that we please God (v. 4,5,29), and are walking in the freedom from sin that produces the holiness that results in eternal life. (John 5:29 & 8:31-36 // Rom. 6:6,7,18,22 // 1 John 3:5-10)

Last Thursday while street-witnessing, I had as my back sign, “Jesus delivers those who apply His words”, and a man, quite perturbed about it, ran up from behind me. “No, no,” he said. “Jesus delivers everyone in the world.” I was walking with another man, a man from Chicago, but originally from Nigeria, and we were in a deep conversation about sin and God’s requirements. Even so, we turned around and, immediately trying to find common ground, I said, “Yes, Jesus has died for everyone’s sins –everyone in the whole world, just as 1 John 2:2 says.”

“Well then, why your sign?” the agitated man asked.

I explained that Jesus died to pay everyone’s sin penalty, but that many people reject this Truth, and that there are also those who say they accept it, but because they do not actually apply Jesus’ words of Truth and Freedom, they remain undelivered.

The man from Nigeria agreed with my explanation and tried to also reason with the upset man, who did calm down and acknowledged the sensibility of what we were saying. Being that yet another man came up and joined in the conversation, I let the latter two talk while I and the Nigerian man moved several feet away so that I could pray for him, which he had requested of me earlier.

“I’m just lost,” the Nigerian man said.

“Lost spiritually?” I asked.

“Yes,” he said. “I know the Word of God but I’ve been running.” He looked almost panicked. He was a church-goer, he said, but he wanted to hang on to his pet sins. “What you told me about the guy you knew in high school,” he continued. “The one who was raised a Christian, who turned from Christ, who wouldn’t repent, and who was killed in a car wreck three nights ago… Well, I too, have been procrastinating, and I don’t want to anymore!”

I prayed with the man and we parted ways, though I told him I would continue to pray for his deliverance from all types of sin. At least he was convicted of the fact that his grip of sin equated to being spiritually lost. Many church-goers won’t admit this.

Speaking of being spiritually lost, earlier that day there had been a woman who had told me the same thing: “I’m lost.” She was sitting on a bench and I’d given her a tract and she asked if it was okay to speak to the dead. I told her that God considers that to be repulsive and I quoted Dt. 18:10-12 for her. I told her that dead people have no access to living people, but that an evil spirit could take advantage of someone’s effort to speak to the dead by impersonating the dead person and use it as a doorway to harass the person still living.

“Is there a loved one you’re missing?” I asked gently.

“My husband,” she answered.

“I’m so sorry,” I said. Then after a few moments, I asked, “How did he die?”

“He was murdered,” she replied. “Three months ago.”

My eyes got misty, even more so when she said she was lost. Lost with sadness, is what it seemed she was saying. Lost with not knowing what to do and who to turn to. I looked into her eyes and she did look lost, but she also had a faint glimmer of hope, a faint flicker of faith. I tried to encourage her and then prayed with her. I’m still praying for her…

I say all this to emphasize how critical it is that preachers and teachers, evangelists and everyone, make the Gospel more clear –that true faith means adhering to Jesus’ teaching (Luke 6:46-49), that this means applying / implementing it (same verses), which means obeying it (John 15:1-10), and that this is how we abide in Christ and live by His Spirit. (Same verses // Gal. 5:16) It needs to be clarified that, by the Spirit, believers can, and must, refuse to take back again the old self with its sinful nature, understanding that it has been crucified and circumcised off, along with its passions and desires. (Gal. 5:24 // Col. 2:11 & 3:9,10) It must be taught that believers themselves can, and must, in order to be saved, make the choice to die daily to self (Luke 9:23-25), and to put to death, with the Spirit’s power, all acts from the sinful nature that try to arise. (Rom. 8:13 // Col. 3:1-8 // Ja. 1:21,22) It must be understood and proclaimed that this Way of living is the only Way that brings true deliverance and eternal salvation.

“The Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin.” (Gal. 3:22) But Jesus came to set us free from sin! (Rom. 7:24,25) This is the Gospel, the Good News! “He redeemed us… so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.” (Gal. 3:14) –The Holy Spirit who trains us in Jesus’ teaching (John 14:26) and who gives us His divine power to participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. (2 Pe. 1:3,4)

Being birthed by the Spirit to live a new and holy lifestyle so that eternal life is reaped, is what the Gospel invites, proclaims, and instructs about.

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

Friends,
I thought it was quite interesting that again today while downtown evangelizing, a stranger, after talking with me about God’s Word, asked if he could pray for me. It was at the end of my three hours at the bus and train stops and it was as I was walking the several blocks back to my car. In my last post I wrote about the security cops praying for me and this time it was a cab driver! What a precious prayer he prayed for me, just as the others had. May the Lord bless him, and since he quoted Jer. 29:11, may the Lord indeed give him hope and a good future.

Earlier, after I’d handed a tract to a woman who smiled at me as she passed, she came back a few minutes later and asked me if I would pray for her about some things she confided to me. I did and then told her I would ask my mom to also be praying about her request. When I hugged her, she hugged me like she didn’t want to let me go. May the Lord work miracles in her life!

Within the first few minutes of arriving at the train track, I saw one of my long-time friends. I was very happy that he seemed to have grown spiritually and in concern for his family members’ salvation. He said he very much wished some of them and I could meet. I felt honored that he desired that. May the Lord answer all his righteous prayers, including that of the salvation of his grandchildren and his five year old great-grandchild!

One guy who I’d witnessed to years ago and who I see every once in a while, I saw again today. He is a soft-spoken man, but I was sad to realize that though he used to consider himself a Christian, he now leans more toward Islam. I reminded him of the difference between the man Mohammed who was perverse and a murderer and Jesus who was sinless. I said that if Jesus was not who He claimed to be (God), He had to have then been a liar or a lunatic, not the “good man” Islam claimed Jesus was. This friend said the messenger wasn’t as important as the message. I responded that the Bible was written by many people –righteous people, not like the Quran which was written by just one man whose life revealed he was not worthy of our trust! He responded that he had come to believe that the Bible couldn’t be fully trusted and he said he was doing research about it all. As I drove home later, I kept thinking, “That is what it means to be lost. It means to be confused, to really not know the Truth or who is teaching the Truth, and to be rejecting the Truth out of blindness and because of listening to men’s philosophies and doctrines.” May the Lord reveal the Truth to this friend and may he listen, believe, and turn from falsehoods!

Later I saw a guy I’d conversed with sometime earlier this Fall, the one who had sung so sweetly for me songs unto the Lord. He told me of a recent deep hurt he had received from a preacher and I felt so sad to hear of it and to think of all the calloused crushing that goes on in the name of Christ. May the Lord open doors for this man to use his beautiful voice, his love for Jesus, and his humble preaching ability to spread the Truth far and wide, including on his friend’s radio program. May he always live out that song he sang for me again today, “Oh, how I love Jesus”, and may many people encourage him in his spiritual gifts.

When I was just about to leave, I decided to make one last “lap” around the corners. When I approached a guy leaning against a wall by the track, he said, “You would have to come over here, wouldn’t you?” He said it while smiling and let me know he’d been watching me and that my signs had him under conviction, particularly the one that reads, “A companion of fools suffers harm. (Pr. 13:20)” He took a tract and we talked a while. When I asked him where he was at spiritually, he said that he believes the Word but has a big problem with wanting women. I reminded him that in Mt. 5:28-30 Jesus taught that lust, if it is not repented of (as in rooting it out completely and thoroughly), will send a person to Hell. The guy said he understood that and didn’t know what to do about it. I said that beside prayer and praise to God and reading the Word which feeds our spirit and renews our mind, he should daily take every thought captive to be obedient to Christ, as 2 Cor. 10:5 says to do. I said that he should flee sin and the places and people that bring temptation. May the Lord yank that guy out of the pit he has been sliding ever deeper into!

There were many other people I talked with, others who just took a tract, and others who only stopped to read whatever sign I had showing at the time. Some scowled, some smiled, some remained poker-faced. Some people in cars honked and waved and others gave me the thumbs-up. May the Lord remind every one of them of His Word, His commands, His love, His Truth, and His coming Judgement. May they read the Scriptures, repent and follow Jesus, and share Him with others. And may the Lord give all of them, particularly those people I spoke with today, righteous friends who will encourage them to renounce sin and follow Jesus trustingly, with full commitment, all the rest of their lives.

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel