When I first saw this picture, I thought, “I have been there.” Only thing wrong with the thought was I have never been in this country, except at an airport. However, I have been in situations that greatly resemble this photograph. Being outside, between two buildings, sharing the Scriptures with people of another country, just like what is being done in this particular country. In fact I have been in a number of locations just like this one. These people are a part of the Band of Brethren doing all they can to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ everywhere they can, to everybody they can, whenever they can. Isn’t that a vital part of our commission? In India, Nepal, Mexico, Kenya, Uganda, Malaysia, Singapore, and you name other countries plus your home country.
And aren’t we to share with adults, young people, children, married couples, singles, the elderly (like me), plus people who speak a language different from our language? Isn’t that a vital part of our commission?
Isn’t our time of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be at unscheduled times as well as scheduled times? Isn’t that a vital part of our commission?
My friend Randy and I were in a van being taken, from the hotel where we had stayed, back to the airport. A man and his wife were riding along with us. It was very early in the morning, it was till dark. Randy can speak the language of the country where we were. As we traveled to the airport, Randy was sharing Christ with this couple. Must be okay to share Christ in the mornings and when it is still night time.
I met a man from another country in a grocery store where my wife and I shop often. So, I saw this man a number of times. I was always talking Jesus to him. It must be okay to share Christ while shopping.
I have been where we met people walking down a mountain in another country. In our conversation, Jesus was shared with these individuals. It must be okay to share Christ on a mountain side.
My friend Dale and I were having lunch while in another country. Dale noticed a man who was from even another country. He went and introduced himself to this man. A part of the conversation he had centered on Jesus. It must be okay to share Christ in a restaurant.
I visited with two neighbors until after midnight one evening. The whole conversation was concerning God and Jesus Christ. It must be okay to share Christ with one’s neighbours.
My wife, Inez, has used the telephone many times to share Christ, especially with other women and even kinsfolk. Must be okay to share Christ through communications methods and with those to whom you are related.
In fact, I can’t think of a time, a place, or a people when it is not okay to share Jesus Christ.
As a Band of Brethren, shouldn’t we be doing this, everyday and everywhere with everybody?