Sunday, April 19, 2009

To Be Continued at a Later Date

The main problem for this blog is one more thing to write. I fully plan to write again. Have I kept my goal? No. The streak stopped on a trip to Utah when we took students there for an academic meet during which we spent two days involved at the school in competition. Thanks for keeping up and I'll let you know when I'm ready to start up again. I intended when I started to put more detail into the evangelism opportunities that I had, but I also found that it was difficult to spend the time doing so and meeting my other obligations. Meanwhile, however, let's open our mouths boldly as we ought to speak.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Jack in the Box

March 22, 2009. Day Eighty-one. Sunday. I talked to a lady at Jack-in-the-Box and gave her tract.

Cross Court

March 21, 2009. Day Eighty. Saturday. I gave a tract to a neighbor in the court across from ours.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My Dentist

March 20, 2009. Day Seventy-nine. Friday. I had a dentist appointment. I talked to both the lady that cleaned my teeth and then the dentist about the Lord. The lady was Filipino, but she lived in Guam until 1997 and her children went to school at Harvest Baptist school. She was still Catholic but was interested in the Bible. I left her a tract and brochure. The dentist grew up in Hong Kong. He's Chinese. He doesn't know English real well. He said he was Buddhist because of his parents, but he's not that into Buddhism. He had read a little of the Bible because of a friend. I told him what was different about the Bible and Jesus versus Buddhism. I left him a tract and brochure.

Grocery Parking

March 19, 2009. Day Seventy-eight. Thursday. I was in the parking lot of the grocery store with my son and I got into a conversation with the man parked right next to me. We talked about his eternity and I left him with a tract.


March 18, 2009. Day Seventy-six. Wednesday. I drove the van for evangelism. We went to a neighborhood in El Sobrante. I had Alanna and my daughter Julia with me. We talked to a man from Iran who was in the Baha'i religion. He didn't say much about what he believed, but as he worked on his car battery, he told us a fascinating story of how he was a prisoner in Iran for two years and then escaped across the desert with other Bahai on camels. The Bahai have a feast every 19 days at his home. I asked him what the significance of 19 was, but he didn't have an answer for that---it's just important.

We also talked to a Buddhist man and another Buddhist woman.

Post Office

March 17, 2009. Day Seventy-six. Tuesday. I was delivering some things at the post office and gave a tract to a man in the parking lot.

Walking Home

March 16, 2009. Day Seventy-five. Monday. We live walking distance to the library. I gave a tract to someone as I walked home.


March 15, 2009. Day Seventy-four. Sunday. This is one of those days that I'm counting the preaching at church as evangelism. I did preach the gospel there. I like to have something personal too, but today this was it.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Preach School Program

March 13, 2009. Day Seventy-two. Friday. We had our academic and fine arts meet. We have the 7-12 concert then on Friday night. I preached a gospel message, coming from 1 John 5:13.

Music Man

March 12, 2009. Day Seventy-one. Thursday. I took my son to rehearse with a world-class pianist who directs a world-class classical group. We had a great conversation and he gave us some material from his group and I gave him a tract and brochure from our church.
March 11, 2009. Day Seventy. Wednesday. I drove the van for door-to-door. I had Kim and Griselda with me. We went to twenty-four doors, because a lot of people weren't home. We did talk to one Roman Catholic lady who say she wasn't sure what would happen when she died. She was busy, but took the tract.

from the library

March 10, 2009. Day Sixty-Nine. Tuesday. On the way walking back from the library, I gave a tract to someone in our neighborhood, a few courts down from where we live.


March 9, 2009. Sixty-eight. Monday. I gave a tract to a store clerk.


March 8, 2009. Day Sixty-seven. Sunday. On the way home from church, I stopped at a gas station. The man pumping gas across from me was Muslim. I asked him if he practiced faithfully, that is, whether he prayed five times a day. He said, "no." He was from Pakistan. I gave him a tract.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


March 7, 2009. Day Sixty-six. Saturday. My wife and I went by to visit Jenisha and Jason, who were not home. Then we went to a few doors in San Pablo. We gave the entire plan of salvation to Louisa. She was a Catholic from San Salvador. She listened. And she really understood it, but she was not willing to relinquish her will and way to receive Christ. Pray for her conviction. We spend a long and thorough amount of time preaching to her.

School Boys

March 6, 2009. Day Sixty-five. Friday. We have young people in our school who aren't yet saved. I preached about the saving gospel in chapel, but I talked to a group of jr. high boys about their salvation.


March 5, 2009. Day Sixty-four. Thursday. I gave a tract to an elderly lady with a big cat.

Angie and Veronica

March 4, 2009. Day Sixty-three. Wednesday. I drove the van for door-to-door with teens. I was with my daughter and Clarissa. We went to several doors in El Sobrante and talked to two ladies. Both were Catholics. We talked to Angie for 15 minutes and Veronica for 25. We left tracts.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Piano Teacher

March 3, 2009. Day Sixty-two. Tuesday. I gave a tract to my children's piano teacher.

Post Office

March 2, 2009. Day Sixty-one. Monday. I gave a tract to the post office lady while mailing a package.

Teen Girl

March 1, 2009. Day Sixty. Sunday. I spoke with an unconverted young teenage girl about the condition of her soul. We didn't talk long but the goal was toward her conversion.

Saturday, February 28, 2009


February 27, 2009. Day Fifty-eight. Friday. Our son brought my wife and I to our favorite Sushi restaurant, which is in Benicia. After a Titanic, California roll, and crunchy crab, and some green tea ice cream, I gave a tract to the waitress.

Opposite Court

February 26, 2009. Day Fifty-seven. Thursday. I gave a tract to a neighbor on the furthest side of the opposite court from us in our neighborhood.


February 25, 2009. Day Fifty-six. Wednesday. I took our teens and others out door-to-door again. My wife went out with another lady in the church. I had Griselda and Kim with me. We went to about 10-15 doors and had conversations with two people. We talked awhile with the administrative pastor at a new-evangelical church in town. He gave me his testimony about being saved when he was fourteen at a GARBC church. We did talk about a couple of controversial subjects, but he had to go to supper. Later we talked to Jimmy, who was from Reno, but here living with a friend. He looked like he had a tough life so far, about early thirties. He came out of the house and we talked near his car, because he didn't think his friend would be happy about his talking to us. He had a difficult time admitting he wasn't good and that he deserved hell. His attention started to wane, so we left him a tract. He must strive to enter into the narrow gate.

Four Things

February 24, 2009. Day Fifty-five. Tuesday. I gave extra time after family devotions going through the gospel again with my eight year old daughter. She knows what we call the "four things you need to know." I'm going over the details and emphasizing the importance of salvation.


February 23, 2009. Day Fifty-four. Monday. I went to pick a book at the library I had on hold. I held the door open on the way out for a Chinese woman. I gave her a tract. She smiled and said, "Thank you."

Country Run

February 22, 2009. Day Fifty-Three. Sunday. After being at church most of the day, in the evening after church I gave a tract to someone who lives in our neighborhood at Country Run.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Board Member

February 21, 2009. Day Fifty-two. Saturday. I had a very interesting talk about salvation and eternal life with a board member before our board meeting on Saturday with Berkeley Youth Orchestra. The death of a family member came up, which led to talk about the death of a child. I began talking about H. G. Spafford and It Is Well with My Soul.

Best Buy

February 20, 2009. Day Fifty-One. Friday. I gave a tract to a Best Buy employee while I was there looking at a computer.

Down the Street

February 19, 2009. Day Fifty. Thursday. I gave a tract to a neighbor down the street from me.

Two Women

February 18, 2009. Day Forty-nine. Wednesday. I drove the van for door-to-door on Wednesday. I talked to two women. Jahna and Cynthia. I had two teen girls with me, Alanna and Kim. Jahna was a former Jehovah's Witness who was married to a Muslim. Cynthia was a former Pentecostal, now being confirmed as a Catholic. I had fairly long and interesting conversations with both of them. They didn't have time for the conversation to be complete, but I'd like to tell you how those conversations went.

Kitty Corner

February 17, 2009. Day Forty-eight. Tuesday. I gave a tract to a neighbor, a lady, that lives on the opposite corner from us.

Eight Houses Down

February 16, 2009. Day Forty-Seven. Monday. I gave a tract to a neighbor about eight houses down.

One Block Down

February 15, 2009. Day Forty-Six. Sunday. I gave a tract to a neighbor a block away, stopping on the way home from church. We had an afternoon service.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sikh Man

February 14, 2009. Day Forty-Five. Saturday. I'm going to write more on this tomorrow or the next day, but I went door-to-door with my wife and we made it to one door. We talked to Raavi, a twenty-two year old Sikh, Punjab Indian-American young man. I'll give you the low-down on this soon.

Check Out

February 13, 2009. Day Forty-Four. Friday. I went to the grocery store for an errand and I gave a tract to the check-out.

Not What I Wanted

February 12, 2009. Day Forty-three. Thursday. I would call this my worst time of the year. I did talk about the gospel to two men that I'm not sure believe a true gospel, that would both profess to be saved. However, for talking to them, I didn't go as far as I would have wanted.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

USA Station

February 11, 2009. Day Forty-Two. Wednesday. We had a rainstorm come in and we called off teen door-to-door. I got caught talking awhile after church too, but stopping on the way home for gas, I gave a tract to the lady in the USA gas station window.

New Neighbors

February 10, 2009. Day Forty-One. Tuesday. We have some new neighbors about 7 houses over. I gave them a tract.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


February 9, 2009. Day Forty. Monday. I gave a tract to an elderly Chinese couple that lives nearby.

Monday, February 9, 2009


February 8, 2009. Day Thirty-Nine. Sunday. I briefly challenged someone with the gospel at a reception after an afternoon concert my kids played in.

Hispanic Lady

February 7, 2009. Day Thirty-Eight. Saturday. I gave a tract to a hispanic lady at a restaurant.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


February 6, 2009. Day Thirty-Seven. Friday. I have one child who hasn't professed faith in Christ, so I talked to her about salvation in particular---my daughter Gabi.


February 5, 2009. Day Thirty-Six. Thursday. We had Jenisha and Jason over on Thursday for Supper and a time in God's Word. We answered questions and talked about salvation, preaching the gospel. He wasn't ready to receive it, but it was an important time.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


February 4, 2009. Day Thirty-Five. Wednesday. I was with three of our teenage girls---Kim, Joyce, and Clarissa---and we visited about 15 homes. We talked to three people. We spent an hour with David, who was not saved. He had a philosophy of having a good "journey," not so concerned about the end. He respected the Bible, he said. He believed in God. But He did not take the Bible as an authority. I went to quite a few verses and he was under conviction, but I ran out of time.

Third on the Right

February 3, 2009. Day Thirty-Four. Tuesday. If you are a regular reader here, you might be getting tired of reading that I handed out a tract. I don't blame you. I'm sure that I'm going to be reporting of more talking to people as more time opens up. I know I'll be talking to people tonight. We're having supper with Jenisha and Jason on Thursday night. She made a profession of faith in January going door to door.

Last night I gave a tract to our neighbor across the court from us, third house on the right.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Two Doors Down

February 2, 2009. Day Three-Three. Monday. I gave a tract to a neighbor two doors down on my way walking back from the library. The library is just up the hill from us.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Drive Through

February 1, 2009. Day Thirty-two. Sunday. I went through a drive through in the afternoon and I smiled and gave a tract to the lady that took my money.

Jenisha was in church today. We will start a Bible study with her this week.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Garage Door

January 31, 2009. Day Thirty-One. Saturday. Something happened with our garage door on Saturday; out of my range of mechanical understanding, so I called in the garage door man. He repaired it and I stood and briefly talked to him about eternity and left him with a tract.

Friday, January 30, 2009


January 30, 2009. Day Thirty. Friday. I took my wife to Starbucks in the afternoon and one of our former realtor's walked in, John, and so we talked to him for awhile. I asked him how business was going and he said he wished it was going better so he could take a trip to Italy. We talked a little while longer and he mentioned Greece. My daughter is doing a history project on Greece right now. We told him. Then I told him that some of the New Testament was written to churches in Greece. I gave him a tract and told him, "We're not going to be here forever, John. This is something you need to consider." He nodded his head, "yes."