Monday, July 7, 2014

Good News Travels Fast

By Cheryle M. Touchton
The Pocket Full of Quarters Lady

Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you." Mark 5:19

They were from Bolivia – a mother and 2 lovely teenage daughters. I gave them Liberty Bracelets. Spanish was their first language but they spoke English well enough to understand. “The Gold is for heaven,” I explained. “God created it for us and wants us to go there. There is problem. We’ve all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and the wages of sin is death. The dark bead represents sin. God knew we would sin and provided a way for us by sending his son as the blood sacrifice for our sins. Red is for blood. The heart represents how much God loves you. The gift of God is eternal life and all who call on the name of Jesus will be saved. If you confess with your mouth and believe with your heart, you will be forgiven. The white bead represents that purity. The green bead represents growing in grace and love for the rest of your life.”

This family recognized good news when they heard it. They eagerly prayed to confess belief in Jesus, ask for forgiveness of sin, and invite Jesus to be their Lord and Savior. Their faces lit up with what I call the Holy Spirit Glow. They hugged each other and me.

“Wait.” The mother said excitedly. “I must tell my husband. He doesn’t speak English. Can I have another bracelet?”

“Of course,” I said. I gave her a brief course on leading someone to Jesus. “Here is a Spanish tract. Walk him through it and have him pray this prayer.” She took the bracelet and ran across the street to her husband. I watched as she pointed to the colors and looked at the tract. In bare minutes, he bowed his head and prayed.

A few minutes later, this happy new Christian ran up again. “I need more bracelets!” she said breathlessly. “I need more! I have 3 more relatives in town. I must tell them about Jesus before they leave town tomorrow.”

I gave her three Spanish tracts and three additional Liberty Bracelets. Good news travels fast!
Cheryle M. Touchton, the Pocket Full of Quarters Lady, is the Director of Pocket Full of Change Ministries.  She and Shiloh the Shepherd’s Sheltie travel the country as evangelists and handing out quarters that represent the free grace of God. For more information or to schedule a speaker for an event, go to Pocket Full of Change Ministries

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