The other day, Laura was journaling and got a word of encouragement from God. She felt as though she was supposed to share this with another young woman, so that evening during evangelism, Laura went on a search! But she didn’t find any girls that ‘matched’ who she felt God had spoken about.
It was getting late and Laura’s team still hadn’t spoken to anyone so when they saw an older lady playing with her grandchildren they approached her. It was hard to have a meaningful conversation as the woman had to keep an eye on her youngest grandchild who was running around.
They learned that she was selling roses and that this was how she made her living. As the conversation wasn’t really going anywhere they decided to pray for the woman before leaving. But after praying, they felt to ask if she believed in God. She told them that she did believe but had mixed theologies, influenced by the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Catholicism.
The conversation opened up once her eldest (6 year old) grandchild started asking questions about God. Laura felt that this was the moment when she was meant to share her word from God. She said ‘God is really proud of you’ to which the woman replied that she hoped she wouldn’t disappoint God. To Laura this confirmed that this was the woman she had been led to and so she went ahead and explained how nothing she could do could make God disappointed with her. He is proud of her just because of who she is and she is a daughter of God. God loves her in the same way that she loves her grandchildren – but even more!
The woman was really encouraged, which led another student to ask if she had a personal relationship with God. She said that she didn’t have time for that but the students explained how Christianity is not a religion and is not an extra burden to carry. The woman was quiet for a while and then asked ‘How can I get it?’ They proceeded to pray that Jesus would enter her life and then invited her to Church. Laura felt so honoured and encouraged that she had the privilege of being part of this woman’s reconciliation with Christ.