We received the following testimony from one of the members of our association. As conventions are taking place around the world, we thought this would be an appropriate time to share this testimony of God’s perfect timing with you.
While in Phoenix at the International Convention of Gideons, before I left to begin my day of convention activities, I saw on the local news that a commercial jet had experienced a lot of turbulence and that about 25 people were treated at a local hospital for injuries.
A few hours later, I went to one of my favourite activities of the convention–the afternoon witnessing on the sidewalks. I spotted a man sitting on the Åsidewalk beside his brief case. The Holy Spirit impressed it on my heart to stop and speak with this man about the good news of Jesus Christ.
Right away, I noticed that the logo on his shirt that was the name of the airline mentioned in the news story.
To me, this was a confirmation that I needed to share with this man the need to be prepared to meet Christ. So I began sharing with him that not only does God call out the old into eternity, but also the young. It opened the door for me to bring up his airline’s flight incident that had just occurred.
I could tell that the Lord had already placed the thoughts of eternity on his mind from the prior day’s event. I shared the plan of salvation with him from the back of a New Testament and asked if I could pray with him. Moments later, there on the streets of Phoenix, he confessed Jesus as his Lord and Saviour. I am certain that for this new creature in Christ, a lot of heavy baggage was lifted from his heart.
The Gideons International