Blessings Along the Way, Part 1
When I travel far from home, especially by plane, I look for opportunities to share the Gospel with other travelers. Often air travel includes lots of waiting and what better time to share God’s Word with a lonely soul with time to spare!
On my recent trip to the Brazilian state of Para, I carried two special tracts in English and some evangelistic tracts in Portuguese. I also wore a wordless book bracelet every day of my trip. Each day I looked for a special and unique chance to give out a tract or perhaps to share the message of my bracelet with the colors of the wordless book for children. I also took along a new hat from our camp as a potential gift for someone along the way.
|Our tour guide, Greyson, Mrs. W and Granny|
She specifically asked about places we had already seen in Belem on previous trips and modified our city tour just a bit to take us to several places where we had never been. She also took advantage of our hotel’s central location near two famous markets to give us a quick walking tour of each before we left for farther destinations by car. Our time with her was enjoyable and very educational! Later I discovered that she is one of only seven individuals to have the title of "official historical and cultural city of Belem guides" with a special new tourism campaign of the federal government.
|Famous Ver-o-Peso Market|
When I went down the elevator to meet her as we hurried to check out of our room and head off to our next destionation, I took the hat in a gift bag and thanked her for her most wonderful service. I had already shared about our ministry in Bahia and just a little of my faith. I trust the good testimony will speak to her heart in the future. We shared much about our faiths as we walked along the sites in Belem. I am praying for this special lady who made our time in the city worthwhile.