O Lord, open my lips,
That my mouth may declare Your praise.
This is a praise/ prayer request:
Tonight my daycare had a “girl’s night” in order to decorate some cowgirl wear for a parade in our town this Saturday. They consider these get together “ team building “ activities.
If anyone remembers, I am the only non Mormon where I work.
I was debating whether to go but something kept prompting me to just bite the bullet and attend.
It started at 7:45 so I thought I’ll just go for an hour. I kept sensing it was the Holy Spirit doing this prompting.
So yesterday and today on my way to BYU women’s housing apartments ( the coworker hosting this is a student there and was having us come to her apartment), I asked God that if I go to please if he wills it for there be an opportunity to talk about the gospel.
Well, I ended up staying until midnight. And I’ll be getting no sleep as I get up at 3:30 anyway.
But here is the praise………
I am 50 and 5 other coworkers showed up. They’re all ages 19-24 ish.
As women did, we grabbed the night away as we decorated our cowgirl hats.
I was thinking ok, I don’t think there’s going to be a segue into beliefs.
Then literally , one of the girls says she was shocked the guy she was dating didn’t believe in evolution. She saw the look on my face and asked me if I didn’t believe in it. I told her no then joked not to get me started , we all laughed but then I KNEW this was the opportunity I asked the Lord for.
I started explaining creation etc. Well within a short time as she was mentioning Mormon beliefs on this the conversation was able to turn to salvation , heaven , Christ etc.
I was able to explain the gospel , the person of Christ / his finished work in the cross , heaven and hell , the judgment seat of Christ versus the Great White Throne judgement, salvation by faith and not works, a little about Joseph Smith and of course more about creation versus evolution and the biblical reasons for creation etc.
I told them I didn’t want to offend them but that I cared about their souls and Jesus was the only way but that it must be the right Jesus.
I told them I had a recommendation and to do with it what they wish as we all have freedom to choose what we believe.
I asked them to just take the Bible and not any other if their books and to start reading in the New Testament ( book of John) and to sincerely ask God to reveal the truth.
This girl did must if the talking and everyone else just sat quietly listening. Occasionally the others would talk amongst themselves about something else but did hear this conversation.
I kept silently asking God to give me the words and if course I probably could’ve done better etc.
But I am so thankful that God opened the door for his truth to be discussed.
I hopefully did the best I could and some seeds , no matter how small were planted tonight.
Sacrificing sleep because the faithful, loving God who heard and answered my request, is worth it for what happened tonight.
Although nothing tonight resulted in Andy conversions from Mormonism to Christianity, no one left this gathering tonight mad, offended , disrespectful but instead smiling, laughing and
“ I’ll see you tomorrow at work “ , Stephanie!
So I am very thankful for that.
If anyone who feels called to pray for my wonderful coworkers that heard this conversation and their salvation, their names are Jenna F, Jenna W, Lanie, Emily, and Rachael.
Thank you all for listening to the truth unfolding of my night’s events and for lifting these young ladies up in prayer.