We must have been quite the sight as we stepped into the doorway from the cobblestone street in Medellin, Colombia. We had been out walking in a steady rain most of the morning, and our clothing was quite wet as our local church member knocked on the door. When the lady at the residence opened the door, you could see the confusion on her face as she saw a smiling and dripping wet American flanked by two Colombians.
Our local church member explained that I was from the USA and had traveled to Colombia to share my story with members of the community. We asked if we could have just a few minutes of her time to tell my story. She took pity on us, and she invited us to come inside to escape the rain and talk with her.
As we entered the residence, we were greeted by the sound of eight sewing machines and ladies working on making dresses. What looked like a normal residence from the outside was actually a small business. The women all stopped what they were doing and looked at me with the same confused look on their faces as the lady who had opened the door and let us in. I explained that I had come to Colombia to share my story. With the help of my translator, I shared a short testimony of what Jesus had done in my life. I asked the ladies if they would like to hear more about Jesus from the Bible, and with their approval, I shared the gospel using the EvangeCube. After sharing the gospel message, I asked the ladies if they were interested in asking for the forgiveness of their sins and having a personal relationship with Jesus. Imagine my excitement when all eight women prayed to accept Jesus into their lives!
We gathered all the necessary information so that the local church could follow up with these new believers and disciple them. I couldn't help but smile as we left the nice dry sewing shop and headed back out into the rain to knock on more doors. At some doors, we meet elderly women living by themselves. Some doors allowed us to share with families. Our team knocked on many doors that week not knowing what we would find behind those doors. What our team found was 197 people ready to turn their lives over to Jesus Christ. As our van pulled away after our last day of evangelism, I couldn't help but wonder how many more are simply waiting for someone to knock on the door and share Jesus with them.