Loving pre-believers is fruitful.
Excerpt pasted below, from the prayer letter of a missionary couple I’ve been praying for, who spend lots of time building intimate friendships with pre-believers in an edgy section of London.
–WeakDave, trying to encourage believers to spend time with pre-believers
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“Someone knocked on Oli’s door. It was a guy our team had met on the streets several weeks before. He had prayed with Constance and Oli, and for the first time in his life had acknowledged that Jesus was Lord and the only way to come to the Father. That day he was drunk. Last night he was completely sober. He had a crumpled flyer for the Jesus study in his hand, and a question for Oli burning in his mind. He has been sober since Constance prayed for him, and he has felt alive and eager to tell people about Jesus – and he wanted to know: `What has happened to me?!’ Oli explained that when we put our trust in Jesus as Lord, he comes and lives in us – what he was experiencing was the presence of God’s Holy Spirit in his life! He now wants to become part of the church and be baptized. How awesome is that?! Rejoice with us and with the angels that one of God’s lost children has been found – and also pray for Oli and all of us in Lysan as we welcome this guy and grow together as disciples of Jesus.”