Street Ministry and The Three ‘L’s’ of Evangelism

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Jake (not his real name) was smoking a joint (marijuana) when he passed me by. I could tell he was curious about what I was doing so I called out to him, “Do you like to paint?” He stopped and replied that he didn’t know how. I continued to chat with him from a distant of about three meters. He finally stepped over to my easel. Jake had been born again while serving time in jail, so salvation was not his evangelism issue. However, he, like most people I meet on the streets need prayer. I asked him if I could pray with him concerning his family situation.

Hurricane Sandy, Malcolm X and the Good News

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The horizon was gray-black with patches of pale blue sky peek-a-booing through the clouds as Hurricane Sandy approached. The air was like a Kansas afternoon moments before an f-4 tornado roared in; still. The Harlem brownstones on Malcolm X Blvd. and 136th St. changed values as fast-moving clouds rationed out rays of sunlight on their weathered facades.

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