Anaheim has a bulletin board of laminated paper wheat stalks representing their currently active contacts in the community (below).
Each stalk has a contacts first name written on it that is associated with one or several members of the Anaheim church.
Every person represented on this board has discussed the Lord with a member of the Anaheim church in some direct way. Most have engaged in at least some impromptu Bible study with us. Eight have or are engaged in indepth personal studies with us.
In every community I have visited in the past thirteen years, there have been people willing to talk about the Lord and study the Bible. Anaheim, is no exception! It is in these that conversion and completeness in Christ begin (Romans 10:17, Colossians 2:6-10).
Who do you have in your realm of influence who would talk about the Lord and study the Bible if you just brought it up. Probably not everyone you know, but likely some and more than you may think!
I encourage you to broach the topic of faith in Jesus and obedience to God’s will with others. See what the Lord has been doing in people’s lives to prepare them for you and you for them. Expect spiritual blessings in your relationships as you do. And always remember that some plant, others water and God causes the growth (1 Corinthians 3:6).
When will we realize that people need the Lord. Many know it and others are willing to be informed about it.
God speed my brothers and sisters.