David Martin admits his excuse for not sharing the Gospel with individuals one-on-one used to be because he was an introvert and it was not his “wiring” to engage with strangers. However, he reached a point in his life where he realized he had a “gospel integrity gap” which prompted him to begin spreading God’s message in an unconventional way.
The San Antonio native started going to a waiting room at Methodist Hospital, once a month, at 6:30 a.m., armed with a jug of Starbucks coffee in one hand and healthy dose of fear in the other.” He’d nervously ask those waiting, as their loved ones underwent life-threatening surgeries, if they wanted coffee.” During his visits to the hospital he had the opportunity to pray for people and engage in spiritual conversations which led a few people to commit their lives to Christ.
He says, “Evangelizing is not about methodology as much as it is about intentionality because there is always an opportunity to share the Gospel with people. There are very few things in my life that bring a greater sense of feeling alive than having the opportunity to open the Bible and communicate its truth.”
Martin is the director of student initiatives for I Am Second, a ministry that posts a series of web videos featuring personalities and their testimonies about God. Will you follow his example?