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Twenty-seven students spent eight weeks knocking on doors in Fort Collins, Colorado; and Gillette, Casper, and Cheyenne, Wyoming this summer. Not only did they leave more than $100,000 worth of truth-filled books, but they were able to pray with the people, many of whom were touched to have someone ask if they could pray with them.
Team leader Wes Carle and student literature evangelist Shiloh Howard saw children’s toys lying around the yard and chalk drawings on the sidewalk as they approached one door. When a lady responded to their knock, they shared the Kid’s Cookbook, which she bought, along with enough other books that the pair could also leave her with Peace Above the Storm, a large-print Steps to Christ.
She explained that her dad died a couple years ago and the anniversary of his death was approaching. Before the two arrived at her door, she was thinking she needed something to get her through the anniversary period. “May we pray with you?” they asked. She was absolutely stunned and almost begged them to pray. As they closed the prayer, she was wiping tears from her eyes.
“God is using our youth to show Jesus to these people,” Joe Martin remarked. “And student lives are being changed at the same time.”
[RMCNews with Joe Martin]