A Single Convert

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Key Bible Verse: “The harvesters are paid good wages, and the fruit they harvest is people brought to eternal life. What joy awaits both the planter and the harvester alike!” (John 4:36)

Dig Deeper: 

George Smith thought his ministry was a failure. He felt called to Africa, but after a short time he was driven from the country. He left behind one convert, a woman. Not long after that, George Smith died on his knees, praying for Africa.

Some years later, a group of men stumbled onto the place in Africa where George Smith had ministered. They found a copy of the Scriptures he had left behind, and they met the one convert of his ministry, who led them to the Lord. Later a missions organization did a study and determined that one hundred years after George Smith left Africa, thirteen thousand people had come to faith through his ministry as one person reached another, who reached another, and so on.

Maybe you have been talking to your family for years, and not one has come to believe in Jesus. Maybe you have shared your faith with your neighbours and coworkers but have never had anyone believe as a result of your testimony. But it isn’t over until it’s over. Your job is to be faithful. Do your part and leave the results in the hands of God.

– Greg Laurie in Tell Someone


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