Evangelism literally means bringing the Good News to someone. Everyone can do it. One way is simply to keep your eyes open for need or pain around you. Thatâ€™s what Jesus did in the gospels! If you see someone who looks confused, ask â€œMay I help you?â€ If you see someone who looks distressed or hurting, you can say, â€œIt looks like something is bothering you.â€ If you see someone who looks lonely, you can ask, â€œWould you mind if I join you for a minute?â€ If you see someone whoâ€™s having trouble with a door or carrying something or reaching a can on a grocery store shelf, you could just say, â€œLet me help you with that.â€
You donâ€™t need a script from there. That person may share a whole story with you. Or they may say â€œno thanks.â€ If they tell you a story, you can offer to pray with them or share a bit of your story that relates to theirs. Â It’s not that hard. Â And you never know what will come of these simple acts of kindness.
The whole time you may be silently praying, â€œGod, please help me through this.â€ Itâ€™s OK if you donâ€™t feel comfortable. God will still use you. Are you ready to bring good news to someone in need? Keep your eyes open!