The first time I ever knowingly did evangelism is when I answered telephones for the Billy Graham Crusade.
When Billy Graham came on TV, there was an 800-number that was on the bottom of the screen.
I was one who answered the phones that night.
I remember being nervous and anxious.
I did not want my phone to ring, even though I knew it was going to ring.
I was scared out of my mind.
I can’t do evangelism.
It wasn’t even 8:00 when booth number 1, which was opposite me, was already on the telephone 3 minutes before 8.
I’m remember panicking. “How could that happen? Billy Graham is not even on TV.”
I listened in on the conversation.
The counselor was comparing Jesus with Buddha and Mohammed.
The panic rises up my back.
I’m thinking, “Oh, God. I cannot do this. I’m only 18 years old.”
I was afraid because I didn’t have all the answers to all the possible questions I suddenly imagined coming my way faster than hail falling during a thuderstorm.
Evangelism Fears paralyze us
I hadn’t memorized the 3-day seminar on apologetics between major religions.
I had only been a Christian for a few years.
I already felt clumsy with the material Billy Graham’s organization had already given me.
I was a disaster waiting to happen.
I overcame my fears
Since that day, I’ve learned a lot about how to communicate my faith without feeling awful, scared, or even obnoxious.
Faith sharing conversations have come naturally now once I learned a few principles of evangelism.
Evangelism can be as normal as breathing.
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