Thank you so much for joining us in prayer for the backyard disciple-making training! Unfortunately, due to sickness, a number of families couldn't make it so we were much smaller in number than we had hoped. However, God never seems to care about how MANY. He is always ready to work in and through whoever is available and surrendered. Everyone who was able to attend the training was encouraged by the simple tools and then joined us on the streets of our neighborhood in downtown Martinsburg for some "on-the-job" training.
This training is one that I (Ryan) will not soon forget. During our "on-the-job" training time, I was able to take my teenaged daughter (Hannah) out into the harvest one-on-one. If you've ever had the privilege of meeting Hannah, you know that she wants to know everything about everybody and she CANNOT walk by a person without saying hello. This is a rather useful character trait when you're trying to engage someone with the good news. In less than an hour, we engaged 6 people and shared the gospel with 3. Hannah shared the gospel using the two kingdoms tool with an older gentleman just a few blocks from our house. He was brought to tears as she shared and we are incredibly hopeful that we will be able to build a real relationship with him and be the hands and feet of Jesus.