Faithful Stewards
In Planting and Watering


1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in
stewards, that a man be found faithful.

Our responsibility before God is to be faithful stewards.  
We are not responsible for the results!  
Stories of soul winning don't have to have overwhelming
results to be a blessing and encouragement to others.
(Contrary to some Christians' beliefs.)  

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though
God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.


You May Never Know

Somebody's Mother

Contributed by Patty S. of California.

This story...shows the mighty hand of God at work.

My mother is a heathen, atheist. I have been tearfully praying for her salvation for years. In the year of 1996 I did something that I'm not sure is really Biblical, but I decided that I would fast from chocolate from 1/1/96 to 1/1/97. You see, I LOVE chocolate and I eat it probably every day. But I fasted. I prayed. I got comfort from the Lord.

[In December], my mother came to visit and stay with us. I was due to [have] my baby on 12/27/96. So she was staying to help with the other children. In a normal conversation my mom told me what had happened the day before she had come up. She said that a Baptist preacher had come to her door and talked with her. And that he had opened the Bible and tried to preach to her. She told him she wasn't interested half way through.

What is amazing about this story is that in the time that I lived in that house (about 6 years), not one religious person/organization has ever come to our door. Including the jw's and mormons.

I know that this was God answering my earnest prayers. Not only did he send a saint, but he sent a Baptist. I had been praying that God would sent someone to preach the Gospel to her. I have tried many times and my husband also to no avail. I was hoping that if she heard it from a stranger, that she would believe.

I feel that this Baptist preacher (he could have just been a soul winner) was an angel. Not a heavenly angel, but a messenger none the less.

I praise God and thank Him for answering my prayer. Though my mother did not accept Jesus, I know that in time she will. And I know that The Lord will send more messengers her way.

Please, if you are not a soul winner yet, please start. There are many mothers, fathers, aunts and uncles that people are praying for. How can they hear without a preacher?

Thank you for reading this,



Romans 10:14
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
and how shall they hear without a preacher?

2 Samuel 22:7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God:
and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

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