I received this really neat email the other day. Well, at least I thought it was neat. Only problem was, I couldn’t read it!
|Señor Cahill:Mi nombre es Abigail, tengo 22 años, soy estudiante universitaria. Vivo en Mendoza, Argentina.Me alegra comentarle que su libro “A un latido de distancia” ha llegado hasta mi ciudad, no lo compre por mi cuenta, fue un regalo para mi ex novio ateo, el cuál nunca leyó su libro pero yo si!
Soy cristiana hace aproximadamente 4 años, pero después de leer su libro siento que recién empiezo mi camino con Cristo. Hay tantas cosas de las que no era consiente, sobre todo de llevar a la gente la verdad sobre Jesús.
Siempre he sido muy extrovertida y no me cuesta relacionarme con la gente en general, pero al momento de hablarles de la Salvación me congelo, me invade la vergüenza y el miedo al rechazo. Su libro me ha inspirado a trabajar en eso, a poder empezar charlas intencionales con las personas, recordando que sus almas necesitan ser salvadas cómo lo fue la mía.
Gracias porque su libro ha avivado mi amor por Jesús! Sin dudas lo recomendaré a mis amigos y conocidos!
También he comprado su primer libro “La única cosa que no puedes hacer en el Cielo”, espero con ansias comenzar a leerlo.
PD: Espero que pueda traducir este correo!
So I took a chance and put it into a translation website, and it read,
My name is Abigail. I am 22 years old. I am a university student. I live in Mendoza, Argentina.
I am happy to tell you that this book “A Heartbeat Away” has reached my city. I did not buy it on my own; it was a gift for my atheist ex-boyfriend, who never read his book, but I did!
I have been a Christian for about 4 years, but, after reading your book, I feel that I am just beginning my journey with Christ. There are so many things I wasn’t aware of, especially bringing people the truth about Jesus.
I have always been very outgoing, and it is not difficult for me to relate to people in general, but when I talk to them about Salvation, I freeze. I am invaded by shame and fear of rejection. Your book has inspired me to work on that, to be able to start intentional conversations with people, remembering that their souls need to be saved just like mine did.
Thank you because your book has fueled my love for Jesus! I will definitely recommend it to my friends and acquaintances!
I have also purchased your first book “The One Thing You Can’t Do in Heaven.” I am looking forward to reading it.
PS: I hope you can translate this email!
Well, somebody is doing some witnessing down in Argentina!! This is why we plant seeds; whether that seed is a Bible, a book, a Spanish book, a booklet, a tract, or a conversation.
1 Corinthians 3:7-9
So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.
We just never know how God is going to use the seeds we plant. We might be witnessing to an atheist, but later that seed might be used to ignite a fire inside of a Christian to be a bold soul winner for the Lord!
Until the Nets are Full,
P.S. Life can change on a dime. People are trapped in those buildings, yearning for someone to rescue them. Listen to the cries of those trapped in life around you. Be grateful and be thankful for another day to share Jesus with the lost, before it is too late.
P.P.S. We received this neat piece of feedback from someone who witnesses all the time. Linda said,
“At Kroger, a very sickly chemo woman and I had such a fine conversation. I gave her your booklet and she said she was thrilled as she had heard of excellent things about you and wanted another for her sister. The Kroger worker was listening and wanted one, too. I was sharing with my pal and said, ‘Can you believe that they had heard of Mark?’ My pal started laughing and said, ‘Of course, you have plastered them all over Houston!’ Ha ha! What a joy to share.”
Linda has literally given away cases of our books and booklets across the Houston area. When we say that she has blanketed Houston with eternal truth, we mean that!
When you have solid materials to leave with people, you can be thankful knowing the Lord can use those materials to reach them!