As you might know we’ve been slowly building a relationship with Jason and Kristin for a couple of years. Beth and Kristin have been having a weekly Bible study at our house once a week for awhile now. Kristin seems to be really engaging the topics and wrestling with the spiritual issues presented in the Bible.
Their current study has been on the attributes of God and most recently on God’s sovereignty. This aspect of God has been very difficult for Kristin to accept but she seems to be genuinely struggling with it rather than simply rejecting this truth. This is a good sign.
What’s even better is that as she has gone home and discussed these things with Jason, they’ve had some interesting discussions too. In fact, this past week it actually ended in an argument over Jesus being God. This runs against the grain of the false teaching of the Jehovah’s Witnesses under which Jason was raised. Beth thought this might make a good time for me to invite Jason to have a Bible study with me.
In the past, Jason has worked his factory job 6 days a week and Sundays were for family…and I mean…”Mexican family” which includes a LOT of people. This meant that there really wasn’t a good time to suggest a Bible study. However, with the economic downturn, his employer cut back all Saturday shifts so he’s off on Saturdays and has more time now.
I haven’t seen Jason more than two or three times since last summer so I wondered how he’d respond to the invitation over the phone. I’ve been praying that he’d be open to the idea and when I called him this evening he didn’t hesitate to accept the invitation! This is good news! Not only that, but this is an opportunity to finally build a foundation of understanding for presenting THE Good News to Jason in a way that answers his questions and his reservations and that might overcome his past indoctrination into the teachings of this JW cult.
Pray for Jason that God will open his heart and mind and that he will come to receive Christ as his Savior, Lord and God! And also pray for me that I will be wise in my choice of words and choose the right areas to study and present to Jason. We’re going to meet for the first time this Saturday at around noon in his home.
Thanks for praying!