It’s kind of scary being in a new place, not knowing anyone, not being familiar with our surroundings and knowing in our hearts that we have to do a work for the Lord. I don’t know how to even begin to win our neighbors and if you read this post, you know how frightening this knowledge is for me. One significant challenge is that we are from different cultures, but let me hasten to say that this is not a challenge for God. In spite of this, I believe God can use us to win our community to Him.
We bought this house from a Jewish Dentist and his family, there is a synagogue up the street from our house and our neighbor on the left is a Rabbi. Before we moved in; my husband and I thought this was a Jewish community, now that we are living here and getting to know our neighbors we realize it is not.
On my right is “S”, his wife died two years ago from cancer. I felt terrible when I heard this; they had been married for many years. Though I’m not yet friends with “S”, I pray for his as though he was my best friend. Everyday as I wait for the school bus I greet him as he returns from his daily walks – talk about consistency.
Beside him is “B”, who brought us candles during our first storm at this address. Then there’s “J” and his family who takes the same school bus as my children, an elderly couple lives across the street (they’re so sweet) and finally “D” and his family. Actually, there are a few more houses but I haven’t met those families yet, maybe in the summer.
My husband and I have a sincere burden for these precious people, we would like to start a Home Bible Study with them and are praying for God to open a door. So what have I been doing? Praying, praying, praying! Asking God to prepare their hearts and equip us with the tools we’ll need to reach this valuable harvest.
If you have any testimonies of how you won your neighbors to the Lord, or advice, please share with us; we would love to hear from you on Apostolic Talk!