I Could Really Use One Of Those…
As you read these stories, place yourself in the writer’s shoes. Ask yourself, “how many times have I been there?”
Imagine if you really could do what the writer wishes they could do. Imagine having what is pictured at the end of the story. Then consider the very question at the end, and we invite you to place your imagination in action by accepting our challenge.
Wednesday was no different than any other day, except by the end of the day I definitely knew I was missing something that I wished I desperately had access to, that day. Yet, I am getting ahead of myself. Guess I should begin with the waking up business.
Every day seems to start out the same for me. Of course, there is waking up, taking a shower, getting dressed, eating breakfast, and kissing the wife and kids goodbye as I head out to the door to work.
Being a fairly routine kind of person, I usually do and see the same people every day. That day was no different; same routine as always.
That routine involves me, before going to work, making a stop at my favorite place to get a big glass of tea. Iced cold tea, tasting like molasses is my beverage of choice; think it comes with being a Southern boy. They say that in our bottles our mothers, right from the womb, mix our milk with a tea that is more like drinking molasses, to break us in easy.
Because I always stop at the same place, I have gotten to know some of the workers there, by name. Sheila works the floor on a regular basis, full of smiles and a great hello. Today was different though. Today, Sheila seemed preoccupied, seemed to be a million miles away. So, I asked Sheila what was up and how things were going. Sheila began to share with me how she just discovered she was pregnant and had no idea what she was going to do. So, I asked her if she went to church anywhere. To which, she told me her family had never been great big church goers.
I so desperately right then wanted to share the gospel with her, but just did not know what to say. I also wanted to tell her about a church, but just did not know any to recommend, as she did not live close to me.
It would be nice to have others pray for her right now, but could not do that either. So I wished her well and prayed silently and went on my way to work.
WOW! Rough day today, work has been unusually tough for some reason today. Here comes Billy. He’s always good for a laugh to brighten the day. Hi Billy, “How Are You Today?”
“Can we talk for a minute Mark?” “Sure, Billy what’s up?” “Well, Mark my wife went to the doctor’s today because she had developed a small lump on her breast. She just called me to tell me that the doctor wants to run tests, but thinks that there is a good chance it’s cancerous.”
“OH, Billy, I’m so sorry!” At that moment I wish there was more I could say, but I was not only at a loss for words because of the severity of the news, but I just had no idea what to say to him. At that moment, I wished I could reach out to my brothers and sisters around the globe and ask them to pray for Billy.
As the day continued I would have another encounter, one with a co-worker I often dread, because they are a Jehovah Witness and they know I am a Christian, they seem to always want to talk scripture with me, leaving me in the position often of not knowing what to say to them. You know, there should be an app for that!
Well, it’s the end of another work day, time for the drive home. As I climb into my car, my thoughts race back to the situations I had encountered that day. They also think back to wishing I had an app in which I could have communicated more effectively with my Jehovah Witness friend. In fact, I realized that what I really wanted was an app that could communicate with others for prayer needs, help me witness to those like Sheila, and help me get them connected to a church in their area.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was such an app that could do all of that, I think as I finish the ride home!
Imagine WHAT IF
Perhaps you have been in one of these situations, you have wished you had answers, could make connections, could send prayers in at a time when others seemed hopeless or you seemed to not know what to say.
World Prayr is working on such an app! That is why we have launched our crowdsourcing campaign. You see, it not a question of asking for money or even needing the money. World Prayr has been self-sufficient for a very long time and will continue to be even after this campaign.
No, the question is allowing God to show us how far he wants to increase our reach. That is why we need your support of our campaign. By partnering with us in our campaign you will be not only helping World Prayr take the next step, but also helping us increase our reach as we work to build the kingdom.
So, our challenge to you is… to help us build what does not exist by supporting our campaign. So that the next time you’re in a position you need to share Christ, you need to know what to say to someone of another religion, or you simply want to share globally a prayer request, it will indeed be a lot easier. As a result, YOU WILL!