Often, due to our busy American lifestyle, we feel evangelism efforts compete with time with our families. We love the example set by the Lobley family in Windham, New Hampshire. They make evangelism a family affair. It’s “who they are!”
This latest story comes from the Lobley family, trained in 2013 at Heritage Baptist Church in Windham, NH. Previous to Exchange training, David described himself as weak in the area of evangelism. But since that time, he and his family have led many to Christ. Now David is leading the evangelism outreach at his church. In October we returned for our third training at Heritage, and while there we enjoyed a homemade pizza dinner with the Lobley family. The treat of the evening was hearing David’s daughter, Hannah, tell how she recently led the aid who was helping her elderly grandfather to Christ. This young man listened with rapt attention and eventually prayed to trust Christ. Hannah immediately asked him if he would do the Bible study with her Dad just to make sure he understood salvation and to help him become grounded in his new faith.
Perhaps one of the keys to passing our love for Christ on to the next generation is involving our families in our evangelistic efforts!