Today I labored in the city of Mission Viejo. I spent hours on foot evangelizing businesses. I distributed approx. 200 Gospel tracts inside businesses, to their employees and patrons, to those on the outside, and pedestrians elsewhere.
I then went onto the Saddleback College campus. I distributed approx. 500 Gospel tracts throughout different parts of their campus. Once I got onto their main quad, I realized then that they had a lovely lady playing live amplified music. So that I would not compete with her music, I changed my strategy. I causally handed out tracts, engaged in many ‘one on ones’, and did a lot of ‘talking the Gospel’ into the open air – to smaller groups of students (open-air talking).
The chief of police came over to introduce himself, and suggested I go through their office (I didn’t know I was going to Mission Viejo until this morning). I usually share the Gospel with the police, but this time I simply gave the Chief a Gospel tract. Next time on this campus I will call ahead of time. This video is an excerpt of a days work.
“There was a time when the Church was very powerful. It was during that period when the early Christians rejoiced when they were deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the Church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society. Whenever the early Christians entered a town the power structure got disturbed and immediately sought to convict them for being “disturbers of the peace” and “outside agitators.” But they went on with the conviction that they were a “colony of heaven” and had to obey God rather than man. They were small in number but big in commitment. They were too God-intoxicated to be “astronomically intimidated.” They brought an end to such ancient evils as infanticide and gladiatorial contest.” ~ Martin Luther King (from his 1963 “Letter from Birmingham City Jail”).