Take the Gospel to the People: The message bible states it well in Romans 12: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going to work, and walking around life and place it before God as an offering.
Many would wonder how is going to the market to shop can be a part of ministry. We are lights in a dark world and in the markets the people see a difference. We need to share that light. As I’ve traveled, all over, people make comments: You are so happy, you are so nice, and you shine! Not to mention, in markets, it is easy to converse with the people ~ most of them speak English.
People want to know about you and really appreciate it when you take a moment to talk to them about their lives and cultures as well as sell/buy their wares. Questions are asked of various topics. At some point, there is an opportunity to share the gospel. When I start to share, many of the people in the markets tell me that they have heard about Jesus and want to know more. It is reaping a harvest of what has been sown before. I’m always thankful for the people who have gone before me. We’l rejoice in heaven one day for being co-Laborers for the gospel without even knowing each other here!
At the “good deals spot” Anointed Scarves
Yes, it seems a little out of place, but there is a remnant. What an honor to be sent for a visit and tour of their museum. They shared all about their heritage and explained that the original temple was on teaching torah lane. We had a special dinner with the families who were Jewish. Most of them were Messianic Jews. They explained how when the tribes were scattered, a remnant came to China. The Emperor at the time welcomed them and blessed them. Some were given land and a royal last name. Even the Chinese Constitution recognizes a special place for the Jews. I was blessed as I befriended one of the young girls, Soph. She was Messianic, her parents were too, but her grandmother was not. Soph asked me if I would share Jesus with her grandmother so she too, could receive Jesus as Messiah. At our visit of her grandmother’s house, the Lord opened up an opportunity for me to share and her grandmother prayed. It was such an honor to do so. I was taught some more Chinese on this trip, wu hen goshin (spelling?? ) which means I am happy. Upon the completion of our prayer, Soph’s grandmother was saying wu hen goshin, wu hen goshin. Soph turned to me with tears in her eyes and said, you know what that means. Indeed I do, it means that her heart was filled with love, peace and joy. Making her very happy indeed!
Soph’s Grandmother saying Good Bye
Soph’s mother has this amazing talent of paper cutting artwork. Her artwork is divinely inspired and many come from bible stories. I purchased some of the artwork. Below is some of what she cuts. You can see, it is not just cutting “folded snowflakes” as the cuttings are not symmetrical.
Jesus, Jacob wrestling w/Angel of the Lord, Jewish Synagogue