I walked downtown yesterday to check with Maricruz about her boss who had questions about Christianity vs Jehovah’s Witnesses. It turns out we misunderstood her description. It was not her boss but the store security guard. Makes no difference. He was off work yesterday, but she said I could come and talk to him today on his lunch break at 1 p.m.
So, I walked there again today and met Elias. He was still on-duty so I sat outside on a planter and waited until he was able to take his lunch break. He came over and we talked, and we talked, and we talked. I shared “the ABC’s of life” tract with him. I answered a lot of questions. He listened and asked more questions.
After an hour, he went back to work with the tract in his hand with my name and cell number on it. It turns out that next week he is officially taking his pension, so he will stop working. He said that he’ll be in San Juan for a few months more, but he plans to leave.
In the meantime, he lives in an abandoned house about a mile from where we live. He has been attending the Jehovah’s Witnesses for about 4 years but has a lot of doubts about them. He says he will go back to their meetings and say “goodbye” and leave nicely. He doesn’t feel he can just not go back.
Pray for Elias. He didn’t make a decision to trust in Christ alone today, to my knowledge, but he seemed to grasp the concepts of salvation and certainly I would say there were Scriptural seeds planted in his mind and heart. May the Devil not snatch those away. Pray with us to that end, and pray that he will indeed trust in Christ alone, by grace alone, and through faith alone. I could not see resistance in him to the Gospel but people tend to be very agreeable when talking with them. I truly don’t know what he’ll do.
Pray too that he’ll accept my offer to study together and to examine the claims of the Bible concerning salvation and to answer any questions he has.
Praise God for the opportunity to share the Gospel with him, even on a busy, city sidewalk. It really was a sweet time to share with him the Good News.