Using Audio Evangelism ...
trusting God for the rest
This report from David McMullen gives a very concise understanding of how he -- a full-time independent missionary in Mexico -- uses the recordings and few words to reinforce Christian concepts for new believers. It is better if there is someone who can immediately
follow-up and make disciples, but sometimes Dave just has to trust the Holy Spirit will feed the new converts.
Tayoltita: About 7000 people living in a space about the size of two football fields. They are Mixteco, Zapoteco, Nahuatl, a few Amuzgos etc. and a few who speak only Spanish.
Two and a half hours from our base camp, seven of us arrive in our van at about 5 PM. About 100 cassettes are delivered in various indian languages.
About 500 people turn out to watch our 24-inch color television screen tell the story of Jesus. Nearly 200 respond to an invitation to receive Christ as Savior and Lord.
We will not be able to return to this camp any time soon, or this area. So I try to lay some basic ground work in the hearts of these brand new believers, emphasizing
their need to know the Word.
When you put yourself on God's side by accepting Jesus as your savior from sin, and as Lord of your life, He puts within you the Spirit of His Son, so that you can speak to him as a father. Speak to Him every day. Just as you fathers like to hear the voices of your children, so does your Father in heaven want to hear your voice.
out what God's Word, the Bible, says. If you know how to read, get yourself a New Testament, and read a portion of it every day with your family. If you don't know how to read, get one anyway, and get someone to read it to you or get together with others who are reading. Commit some of the verses to memory, so that you can meditate on them while you are walking in the field, or lying in bed.
If you fall into temptation, and do something that is not pleasing to the Lord, tell your heavenly father about it, and get up and go on with God. If you see another Christian in that condition, help him up. We are a family. When a child, just learning to walk, falls
down his family does not kick him and step on him. They help him up.
Your new family is a big family. Wherever you go, look for them. Look for the people who worship the Lord, and try to do His will, and know His word. They need your fellowship, and you need theirs.
The movie is over by eight o'clock, and we must be out of the camp by nine. What can we give them in an hour that will strengthen them the most?
We encourage them to purchase a New Testament. (five pesos - about 63 cents). Some want Christian music cassettes. (same price) Others still have not received the very basic teaching cassettes in their own languages. (free)
We are all very busy with these details until a few minutes after 9 o'clock, when we just must drop everything, and get out ot the camp. These people will be up at 4 AM for the dayís work, and must get their rest. They do not want us to go, but if we stay we will jeopardize our permission (from the owners of the camp) to return.
There are in this area, five camps like this, and there may be others. The door is wide open, but there are no workers to take advantage of it. Can you hear the Fatherís heart saying:
Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Isa 6:8