My first year in ministry I met Christy who was a skeptic about Jesus. She often came to the fun events our ministry hosted, but not the Bible studies or anywhere she would hear the Gospel. I knew she needed Jesus, but honestly I was pretty intimidated because she seemed so skeptical- almost like she had already made up her mind. Maybe she would stop coming to anything if I pushed it to much. On the other hand, maybe she would never hear the Gospel if I didn’t take the initiative to speak up.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit I took the initiative to ask Christy what she believed about spiritual things and was able to share the Gospel with her. She was interested but had heard too many arguments against the Bible being true. I asked her if she would like to investigate further and she said yes! So we began meeting weekly and discussing and researching evidence for the Bible and for Jesus being who he said he was. Each week I shared the gospel and prayed that Christy would place her faith in the truth.
One week she sat down and I asked, “so what are you thinking is true?” and she simply pointed to the Bible and said, “this is the truth”. Right there on campus, Christy placed her faith in Jesus to rescue her from darkness. And I got to be there! Not just be there- I got to PARTICIPATE!
In Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus came and said, “All authority has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Wow! Can you think of any greater mission in life? To make disciples of all the nations! And God has given us the authority to do it. I can think of no greater privilege than seeing someone go from darkness to light.
Rhonda attended Oklahoma Baptist University for two years until she felt called to reach out to a secular campus. She then transferred to Mesa State where she graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in Counseling Psychology. She now serves as a missionary to college students and has a passion for reaching out to young women. God has a purpose and design for who he wants Godly women to be, and Rhonda is excited about helping women find freedom and joy in His purpose.