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#1 Candice

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 06:20 PM

people in the US don't want to hear the Gospel anymore.  I have tried and the folks are deaf and I believe the LORD may have done this TO them.  

 

I went to Haiti on a medical mission with the full purpose really being sharing the Gospel.  There were many receptive and saved that week.  

 

Please explain if I'm off.  I've given up on my homeland.


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 10:59 PM

There's a lot of truth to what you say and it's even worse in Europe. So many churches have closed down in Europe and they've been converted to museums, office buildings, apartments, etc. I've been there and have seen it myself and it was quite depressing. The church is much stronger here than over there, but it's not as strong as it once was. Many Americans are distracted by material things and have pushed faith aside because of it. But all of this is a sign of the times mentioned in the book of Revelation, so don't give up! *Think Big Picture...the return of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. <><


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 06:39 AM

Your right , however I just had a very exciting time out on the streets evangelizing!! I've found great receptivity at places like prisons, nursing homes rescue mission s etc. My advice would be to let God lead you!!
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:59 PM

Candice, 

 I hear what you say and understand how you feel, but our responsibility is to proclaim who Jesus is. We tell the story and try to plan a seed, but it is the Holy Spirit who takes it from there. We seldom get to see the complete picture of someone hearing about Jesus, accepting that, and then seeing Holy Spirit work in them to complete the salvation. Oh but wouldn`t it be grand to watch all that even 10-20 times in our lives!  How about 3-4 times?  

I think Phil identified the problem here in the US.  For anyone to be looking for a solution, they first have to know they have a problem and what that problem actually is. Most of us presenting the Gospel are explaining the solution to a problem, a lifestyle, a trouble, but many people see their lives as OK, tolerable, and not-too-good, but nothing to make them want to make any changes in how they think or what they believe in. Many developing countries have people with terrible problems and they are willing to look at most anything that possibly could change anything in their lives because they don`t see any hope of a way out. I really hate to say this, but it may take a big blow to much of the US before our people think they need devine help. My hope is that when that blow comes, these people might remember something that Candice spoke to them about a while ago. God is always the seeker and all we have to do is to respond to His love and His gentle knock at our heart`s door.

I love you sweet Candice. Keep up the good work.

 

Charlie


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