Saturday, April 26, 2014some welcome reinforcements...
It was a pretty chilly night, with a frigid wind blowing through town. Nowhere near as bad as some of the freezing weather we got over the winter, but still pretty cold for spring time. Good thing I packed an extra sweater before leaving home this morning!
A nice surprise awaited me when I got to Pastor Tim's house tonight: Dale Parkes, an American brother-in-the-Lord who I got to know through this blog years ago, was in town on a work assignment. He wanted to join Pastor Tim and I on our street preaching endeavor before having to head out to Philadelphia the very next morning. It was nice to have another worker with us tonight, sharing in preaching duties. I did however feel a little sorry for Dale... I'm not sure if he was quite prepared for the spiritual reality of Canada: mostly dead.
Despite the cold weather, a good number of souls were out in the market. Between us three preachers, we ministered the Gospel to thousands of souls. Not many tracts were handed out, and I didn't have much of anything by way of one-on-one conversations. Pastor Tim and Dale did a bit better than me tonight: both men had profitable conversations with sinners, and I think they had more success in tract distribution.
Funny moment of the night: a police cruiser drove by and stopped in front of the spot where Pastor Tim was preaching. The officer lowered his window and said: "Hey! Put it down a little. You're so loud I can hear you a block away!" To which Pastor Tim replied, with a big smirk on his face: "Well, that's really good that people can hear the Gospel a block away!" Amused, the police officer laughed and drove off.
Not much else to report. There was a lot of mockery tonight, lots of sin. Our Bible signs were knocked down a number of times, and all three of us were scorned by a number of sinners. Still, the Lord was glorified, and that's all that matters.
Have a blessed weekend, dear saints... especially the Lord's Day!