I received this neat email from Taryl not long ago, and I thought you might enjoy seeing how God opens up opportunities for us all the time::
This is in response to your Waffle House newsletters (recently and last fall):
I went to Waffle House this week to see if they sell gift cards (I have never been in a Waffle House), and they do not sell gift cards. But one waitress told me I could buy them at Walmart or online.
So, I was off to Walmart, and I did find them there. I just wanted to get them quickly and get back to the car (people were waiting for me there, and it was pouring down rain).
I got into one check-out line, and it did not move forward, so I switched lines (divine guidance). I gave the gift cards to the cashier and was getting out the money to pay for them. She asked, “Who gets the gift cards?” And then I knew I was supposed to talk to her. So much for hurrying out of there. I told her they were for a ministry. The conversation had begun (thanks to her question).
She does not attend church as she is always at Walmart on Sundays. She does like to read. I had the booklet One Second After You… in my purse, so I gave it to her. She asked what it was about, and I explained it briefly (the line of people was growing behind us). Hopefully, it was the right material for her.
I need to stop hurrying through life, or I will miss opportunities to reach out to others. I hope the enclosed cards will benefit your ministry, including you and those who work with you, if you do eat at Waffle House.
Well, I have now been given the choice to either use these gift cards for myself and get chunky, or I can go on a “mission trip” to find some people to bless with a gift card and the gospel. You folks who know me know that this is an easy decision for me to make!
…Stand up and bless the LORD your God for ever and ever….
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
Taryl is really bold for the Lord. She knows people need Jesus and is doing something about it. How about you?
Until the Nets are Full,
P.S. I met a guy on the streets who was asking for money, so I gave him a choice: “Would you like to come and eat dinner with me tonight or would you like a Waffle House gift card?” Well, let’s just say I ate by myself that night!! But he took the gift card and a One Second After You… booklet. God is good!