A Palms Mall Experience

This past week, i spoke to a couple people but my experience with a few of these individuals stood out. These are their stories…

Mr King’s Story

My friend and I met Mr King on Tuesday. We started off preaching to him and he told us he was already saved. We asked him if he could speak in tongues. He said No. We asked him if he would like to be baptized in the Holy Ghost. 

The first thing he asked us after that was “How? Where? Are you people Pastors?” 😂😂. He’s an Igbo man and he was so expressive when he spoke which made it even more funny. 

He was so shocked that we had the effontery to approach him thinking we could baptize him. He kept asking us if we were going to use magic to make him speak in tongues. He probably thought we were going to lay hands on him and he’ll fall under the anointing😂

We explained how speaking in tongues is not only for Pastors and how believers can lead other desiring believers to speak in tongues. And we showed him scriptures to buttress our points. When he saw the word of God for himself, he calmed down. 

After all was said and done, we asked if he  would like to he said No. But one thing I’m sure of is that we fired up a desire in him to speak in tongues. He later told us he was a Catholic, hence his initial shock and disbelief. 

Bukky’s Story

I met Bukky, a sales attendant for an artwork outlet on an outreach with my unit members to Palms Mall. 

I walked over to her, and asked if I could sit(so it won’t be obvious that I came to preach inside the mall before security sends me out🌚) but she was hesitant. I later found out that the hesitation was because of her boss.

We will get to his own matter soon. 

She eventually allowed me to sit down and I began preaching to her. I asked her if she knew God loved her. She said she did. I asked how she knew. 
She smiled to me and said “because I’ve not eaten since yesterday night and I’m fine 🙂.” 

Side note: 💔 (I was speaking to her around 6pm)

I told her beyond her seemingly “strong” reason of God’s love. There was another,  which was far greater. And that is found in John 3:16. I told her God was her ever present help in time of need and is always there anytime she calls upon Him (Jeremiah 33:3). After all was said and done, I asked her if she would like to receive the life of Christ. She said she’s a Muslim. And I told her that wasn’t a limiting factor. 

While I was speaking, to her a customer came and bought some art pieces which brought her great joy😁

Side note: I think that was her first sale for the day. And she was definitely going to get a commission. 

After she was done with the customer, she came back to sit down and said she would accept Jesus as the Lord of her life. 

Side note: “Unless you people see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.” (John‬ ‭4‬:‭48‬ ‭NIV)‬‬

As I was leading her in the salvation prayer, her boss came and kept trying to interrupt. But thank God she confessed Jesus as her Lord. Immediately after, her boss turned to me and asked me what I was doing there. I told him I was preaching to her. 

He said to me in Yoruba, with his eyes blazing with fury😂. “Why are you trying to confuse her? She’s a Muslim. Christians should preach to other Christians. Why are you preaching to Muslim? “If Muslims want to preach, they’ll find other Muslims”. 

Sidenote: As he was just “paraing” all his “para”😂, I was just thinking to myself, “Omo tó ti gba Jesu already”😏 which translates to “the girl that has given her life to Jesus”. 

I just kept nodding and “hmmming” like he was saying something really sensible. Thank God he allowed me go scot free. He didn’t even want me to collect her number. He said I would be trying to convince her on the phone😂

Anyway, I stylishly collected her number. I’m just so grateful he didn’t come a minute earlier than he did or questioned my presence immediately he saw me. 

Fresh experiences every time🤗

That’s all from here. But I leave you with our great commission, “Go into all the world and openly publish and preach the good news (the Gospel) to all creatures [of all human race]. Mark 15:16(AMP)

P.S: Are you guys feeling my feature image😎.The pictures I was taking of the mall were not coming out so nice. So I saw this guy taking pictures of the mall as well. I approached him and asked if I could see his pictures which turned out to be farrrr better than mine. And he agreed to share them with me😁

Moral lesson: Don’t be shy to talk to strangers. They don’t bite🙂

Till I write to you next, 

Stay Blessed❤️

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