Coming to project, one of the biggest things I prayed I would gain was an urgency for the gospel. I wanted my heart to be changed and focused on the lost. I know this was something that was lacking in my heart when I could walk around Whitewater and down streets of packed drinking houses and feel little-to-no compassion for them.

Good news!

I am already feeling a stirring in my heart. Here in NMB, the past 5 days have been heavy on community, evangelism training, and prayer. With these things, we were taught to be conscious of our surroundings. Well, that was easier than I thought as the first night came around and the party house next door stayed up well into the night chanting and blaring music. Let’s just say – I was well aware of my surroundings. But as the days have gone on and our evangelism continued, my heart has begun to break. The houses next to us are missing something that will change their lives, they’re missing Jesus! I am becoming excited for the future evangelism training to make sharing most effective. I desire to learn how to speak in people that will communicate the gospel in the best way.

As my training and ministry continues I think of this verse that Paul wrote and am praying it over myself, my roommates, our staff, and our entire team.

Colossians 4:3 – “Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ.”

Hearts are changing! My heart is changing! The other good news is that I’m only 5 days in, there is so much more to come!

[originally posted 5.27.2012]

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