Q: Why are Christians left on earth once they’re saved?
A: To help other people believe
Q: Why am I doing this year with Navs?
A: To help other people believe (directly or indirectly)
Q: Why are you mentioning this now?
A: Because someone I’ve been meeting up with has just become a Christian, and that means I must be doing my job well!
Andre is a Malaysian guy that I met in Freshers’ Week back in September, when I randomly knocked on his door with a packet of cookies (well, not completely randomly – he’d given his address to someone on Freshers’ Fair and I popped round). He spent the first two terms (probably around 18 meetings) asking loads of questions and listening intently to the answers. Towards the end the questions were more along the lines of “Why do I find it so hard to do what I think is right?”, so I could see he’d taken on board what answers I’d been giving to his questions. Then I saw him just now for the first time this term and asked him where he was up to. It turns out that he’d prayed a prayer of repentance and belief recently, so, in my eyes (and God’s I believe), is a Christian. So we spent some time going through what that meant, and assuring him that it was real and irreversible. But also explaining why this didn’t mean life would be easy from now on.
We talked a lot and prayed a bit. Was awesome!
I’m glad to be doing my job 🙂