The Word Among Us

May 2013 Issue

An Experiment in Evangelization

A story about a butterfly and a girl named Samantha.

By: Alex Kilpatrick

An Experiment in Evangelization: A story about a butterfly and a girl named Samantha. by Alex Kilpatrick

On a freezing January afternoon, a small group gathered in my living room to pray for a few minutes and ask God for guidance. It wasn’t the first time that I had asked the Lord for direction. And often, while praying about a particular situation or decision, I had sensed him speaking to me. But it was different this time. The six of us—all ordinary people in our twenties, some in college and others with jobs—were about to try something new: an evangelistic expedition to the local mall.

So there we were, asking the Lord to lead us to complete strangers. We were asking him to help us find the people he wanted us to talk...


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