Our Church volunteers once a month at St. Vincent de Paul dining room for the homeless. Each month our Church collects clothing and then brings them there and hands them out to the clients. This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to work with a young guy from a local company. We both worked at the front lobby hanging the clothes we’d collected to homeless people.
While I was talking with him I asked him if he and his wife who was there (but working in another area) were Christians or had any church background. He said, “Well I’m a Lutheran. But my wife is an atheist or agnostic.” I asked him why she was an atheist or agnostic. He said well, she’s never really thought that there was any proof for God. So, I asked him how much she ever looked into any evidence for God? There are many books are there that describe the evidence for God in great detail. He said no probably not, she really doesn’t think it’s that important. I said, “Well each of us is going to have to give an account of himself to God. You won’t be able to point to anyone else being there or your parents or anything like that. We all have to stand before God alone and give an account.”
During the course of the conversation, I found out that this guy, who said he was Lutheran and went through confirmation, doesn’t go to church and doesn’t read the Bible. He did say he does pray though. I showed him some of the tools I’ve written that help you stay connected to God’s word on your phone:
- Nuggets (Web): http://coolgadgetssoftware.com/nuggets_mobile_app/web/index.html#/nugget/y
- Memory (Web): http://coolgadgetssoftware.com/nuggets_mobile_app/web/memory/
- Bible Nuggets (Android Native App): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cg.biblenuggets&hl=en
I showed those to him and explained the basic purpose as well as (he was in IT too, so I also talked about the technology involved). I was hoping he would ask how to get them, but no, he didn’t. I will pray that Paul would come back to the faith of his youth and that his wife would find Christ too.