Thursday, October 8, 2009

Collin the Evangelist

Last night we took Collin on his first trip out witnessing! This is something that is difficult for me & I am always really nervous about it, but being in a Baptist church you really can’t escape it (especially at FBC JAX)…and I am always glad that I went afterwards.

Anyways…last night a men’s group that Son is a part of at our church had an evangelism event in conjunction with the First Wednesday Art Walk in downtown & Collin and I decided to tag along. The Art Walk tends to attract some “interesting” people, but I felt really safe with Son & our friend Brad (who happens to be a police officer) with us.

We were walking around trying to find someone to talk to when Son decides to stop and talk to a guy who is on his break from playing the drums in a street band (looking back, what happened next shouldn’t have surprised me). Son is asking him about his band, etc. and is having a good conversation with the guy but as soon as Son says “can I ask you a spiritual question” the guy says:

“No man, we are totally Pagan, and my wife is actually a Wiccan High Priestess”

Wow! What a way to start off the night! I was totally in shock & speechless but Son didn’t skip a beat, he just offered the guy a brochure, which he refused, and thanked him for taking the time to talk to us.

The rest of the night went pretty smoothly, Collin & I spoke with a few of the ladies who were selling jewelry and Son talked to a few of the guys who were artists as well. It was really hot outside & Collin fell asleep so we only stayed for about an hour, but it was definitely an exciting event.