My mission field on a soccer field

March 30th, 2012 at 10:27 am

During my mission work, I’ve been spending a lot of time at a local soccer field to get connected with the youth. Out of all of the young people, Peter has been the guy that I have connected with the most and I’ve been having some great interactions with him as of late.

A week and a half ago, I was visiting one of the Bhutanese houses during my soccer time (It had  been raining that day, so no one was at the soccer fields). While inside, I heard a voice from outside call out “Hey, is Simeon in there?” I peeped my head out of the apartment and saw Peter at the bottom of the stairs. He had seen my bicycle chained up to the staircase and wanted to say hi. During our conversation, I heard him mention his church once or twice, so I asked him if he was a Christian. He said that he was, but when I asked him about what made him a Christian, he said that he was a Christian  because his parents and grandparents were Christians. In that interaction, I was able to share the gospel with him and chit-chat a little more before leaving for the day.

The next day, I ran into Peter in the exact same way. However, this time, he came  to the top of the stairs and we spent the next four hours answering his questions about Christianity like “What about bad Christians?” to “Will we have Xbox in heaven?” His latter question was in part because he was disappointed when I told him we won’t have wives or girlfriends in heaven.

I’ve seen him one time since and he’s been as friendly as ever. I’ve been praying frequently that he would come to know Jesus and I’m hoping that I might get a chance to disciple him. However, it seems that there might already be people in his life that would be ready to take up that task.

The last time I talked to him, he said that some of his friends were trying to get him hooked on Christian Rap and was asking me about an artist named Lacrae. I’m particularly interested in Peter coming to faith because he has a lot of the marks of a powerful Christian. He loves people more than status and material things and he is weak and unglamorous. In my experience, the weaker a Christian feels and looks, the more potential there is for the working of God’s power in his life. I think he would make a big difference for the Kingdom if he comes to know Jesus.

Simeon Snow

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