Monday, December 31, 2012

LTW Update: Rio Grande Valley

From Curt and Janie Rolf:

Our December day started out with a few kids interested in our Christmas coloring pages...
A mom and daughter took Bibles - the mom, a Spanish Bible; the daughter, an English version.  A lady checked out the materials and took the "Evolution or Creation" booklet from Chapel Library.  We're always glad to see that kind of interest [since] evolution is heavily promoted in schools in Mexico, as well as the U.S.  Another lady with her young son, also took "Evolution or Creation" plus "101 Scientific Facts." A young lady [who looked to be about thirteen years old] and mom were ecstatic to receive a New King James Version Bible.  A family of Jehovah's Witnesses approached the table, and both of us silently prayed.  The young son (14?) surprisingly took "Facts About Jehovah's Witnesses" (IRR).  We both know the futility in discussing the deity of Jesus Christ, unless the Holy Spirit is at work to convict.  Our prayer is that indeed the Holy Spirit will open their eyes, ears and hearts to God's truths in Scripture, as we did share with them why Jesus is God.  It would not be amiss to say that the conversation was more than a little unnerving.  We're grateful for Dwayna's encouragement on this subject, and it also provided occasion to learn more about the JW doctrine and witnessing to them. 

Our Spanish speaking friend made a special trip to our table last month to introduce us to his daughters.  This time he brought his whole family.  What a joy!!!  Janie encouraged the oldest daughter to stop by next month and help her practice her Spanish.  All of the members of that family are bilingual except the dad.  It's VERY encouraging to us that, even though he doesn't speak a whole lot of English, he always stops by to say, "Hello," and, "God bless."  We always enjoy giving him any new Spanish materials.

A dear lady from our church stopped by to see "what we were up to."  As she perused the materials, she was pleased to take some info on Yoga to confirm her thinking on the subject. Another lady was thrilled to find a red letter King James version Bible, as was a Spanish speaking fellow who was delighted to receive a Spanish Bible.

An interesting lady approached the table outreach and checked through all of the books.  She liked the large-print New Testament but didn't take one. Instead, she took The Light That Was Dark and Questions to Ask Your Mormon Friends...

It was a good, challenging day!!!

Relying on Him as He directs our paths,
Curt and Janie Rolf
Rio Grande Valley