I love to hear and read testimonies of peolpe getting saved. I meet with a couple of different groups of Christians throughout the week that are really big into all types of evangelism and it really warms my soul to see what God is doing today. So, I thought I'd start a new topic on testimonites in the hopes that people out there will share some of the ones that really touched their hearts. I thought I'd start with one that my wife, Cathy, was involved in a few weeks ago when we were up at the Sports Show in PA the other day. I keep a jounal of testimonies taht really spoke to me so this is copied from that. So, here goes.... The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show was this last week. The Christian Farmer’s Outreach had an evangelism booth at the show and this last Saturday our church (Granite Baptist, Glen Burnie, MD) ran the booth. The booth is set up with 2 signs. One reads “Christian Farmer’s Outreach” and the other reads “Free Gift with a Message.” There are about a dozen chairs in the booth and 4 or 5 soul winners – people trained to lead others to Christ. People come in and sit down to get a walking stick (a square yard stick with a little leather strap on one end holding colored beads – gold, dark, red, white, and green). They have to sit down and hear the gospel in order to get the stick. We usually have a chance to give a clear presentation of the gospel to anywhere from a few hundred to over a thousand people a day at a medium sized fair. Well, we made it to the Sports Fair this last weekend – even with the snow. It was not as busy as last year at the evangelism booth (I heard a lot of people stayed home because of the weather). But we still saw a lot of decisions for Christ on Saturday – over 140 people prayed to ask Jesus to be their Savior. I know every decision is sweet to God. And, every once in a while, He gives us a taste of how sweet they are. In particular, I'm thinking of a gentleman that Cathy was able to lead to Christ on Saturday afternoon. Cathy was sitting in the back of the booth when a couple walked in to hear the message of the beads and to get their free walking stick. As they sat down and Cathy engaged them in conversation it became very apparent the young man (in his late 20s) was mentally handicapped and the lady was probably his nurse or aide and she was already saved. As Cathy went through the plan of salvation she got to the part where she talks about Christ's death, burial and resurrection. When she told him that Christ had actually risen from the dead the young man's eyes got big as saucers. He said, "No way, I didn't know that!" and "Really?!" and "Wow, I never knew Jesus rose from the dead. No one ever told me that before!" Before Cathy asks people if they would like to trust in Jesus as their only way to heaven, she does a little review to make sure they understand everything she has told them. She asked him if he knew he had done some sins in his life. He said, "Yes." She asked him if he understood there was a punishment for his sins. Again, he said "Yes." She asked him if he understood that Jesus paid for those sins on the cross. Once more he said, "Yes." Then she asked if he believed that Jesus rose from the dead. He said, "No way!" She told him she could show him in the Bible where it said that. He said, "Oh, I believe you now. Just, no one ever told me that before. I never knew that. But now I know because you told me. I know Jesus rose from the dead." Cathy held his hand and prayed that he would be saved today. She then asked him if he would like to ask Jesus to save him so he would go to heaven some day. He said, "Of course!" Then he asked Jesus to be his Savior. As Cathy told me later about this young man it got me to thinking. How many times a day do we overlook talking to someone about eternity? How many people have we had a chance to talk to and was able to make up some excuse why now isn't the right time? How many Christians did God send across the path of that young man and they thought he's too slow to understand, he just wouldn't get it? It says, in Luke 10:2 - Therefore said he unto them, "The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest." Every day there are people, in our neighborhoods, that go into an eternity without the Savior. How many people do we come across every day that "… never knew Jesus rose from the dead." And they never will know unless we tell them. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. And pray that WE would be those labourers.