Saturday, May 22, 2010
Interview with Tyler and Shaun
Yesterday, we hit the Redondo Beach Pier with some gospel tracts and some gospels of John hoping to talk to some people about where they are going to spend eternity. The first two people I talked to were two brothers, Tyler and Shaun. The beginning of the conversation was spent listening to their thoughts on the afterlife. They seemed to believe that whatever a person believed, based on how they were raised, determines what happens to a person when they die. Before I had a chance to explain the gospel to them, their bus came and they were about to leave. I tried my best to convey the truth about heaven to them but only had a short time to do so. They boarded the bus and I was off to find some others to witness to.
As I was walking around talking to others, I heard Shaun and Tyler call my name. Apparently, the bus was not leaving for another 10-15 minutes and they wanted to finish our conversation. I was thrilled. I didn't want this opportunity to slip away so I made sure to explain the gospel to them before they left. By the end of the conversation, they were eager to take some gospels home and were soon back on the bus.
I enjoyed talking with these two young men. They told me they were 17, which is the same age I was when I became born again. I pray that they would come to place their trust in the only one who can lead us to the Father in heaven, Jesus Christ, who said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father, except through me." John 14:6