“I told you that I’m not very interested in religion,” she said.
“Yes, you did. Would you like me to continue?” I asked.
“Sure. This is interesting.”
I smiled, flipped to the next screen, and we continued.
This was my first experience sharing the gospel using a new tool for mobile phones. As we continued, my mind flashed back to the beginning of this current adventure.
I found my seat on the flight from Atlanta to San Francisco. It was a Boeing 767, with a 2-3-2 seating plan. I moved into the aisle seat on a 2-side but didn’t get too comfortable. Kay wasn’t traveling with me this time. My seatmate hadn’t arrived yet. I wondered who God would send.
She showed up at the last minute, a fairly seasoned traveler. She sat down, her book came out, and she was in her bubble.
I was able to engage in some conversation. We talked about family (she has 2 children), about work (she was flying to San Francisco for 2 weeks), and about church involvement (she was raised in the Catholic church but is no longer active).
When I asked about her interest in spiritual things, she replied that she is content with her life and doesn’t find a need for more religion. I would talk about spiritual things and she would talk about religion.
I had just installed the God Tools mobile phone app recently released by Campus Crusade for Christ. This app has several different gospel presentations helpful for different audiences. I was looking for an opportunity to try this hi-tech way to share the old-old story.
I told her I had recently found this interesting app that talked about Jesus without talking about religion. Would she be interested? Yes, she would.
Somewhere over the middle of America at 35,000 feet, she heard about God’s love.
Each time I would try to engage her in some simple questions, I would hear “I’m not interested in religion.” But each time I would ask if she wanted to continue, I would hear “Sure.”
I think it was her interest in the hi-tech tool. But God was reaching out to her. Although she “wasn’t interested in religion”, she heard of God’s love, of our sin, of God’s forgiveness through Jesus, and of her need to receive it.
Although, she did not indicate any response, I was relaxed in knowing that I had a secret weapon. She thought it was a hi-tech presentation. I knew the Holy Spirit would be reminding her of spiritual truths.
It was a successful adventure.
What adventures have you had using new tools to talk about Jesus?
- If you have an iPhone or iPad, go to the Apple App store and search for God Tools. Look for the icon.
- If you have an Android-based phone, go to the Android Market and search for God Tools. Look for the icon.