In this ongoing series, I have been highlighting Christians who bravely came to Salt Lake City last summer to share God’s Word during a media outreach campaign conducted by Truth in Love Ministry. The campaign shared messages inviting people to know more about what the Bible teaches at beyeperfect.org. One of those missionaries was Daryl Schultz from Minnesota. He shares the following insights.
“Initially, the thought of going door to door in Salt Lake City seemed like it would be a bit nerve-racking; however, once I got past the view of “it’s not about me”, it became an amazing experience!
God reassures you that the Holy Spirit will give you the words to speak, and I was able to experience that first hand. By stepping outside my comfort zone of sharing my faith boldly and letting the Holy Spirit work through me, I was able to experience how powerful God’s words are by seeing the faces of the people we witnessed to.
We will never truly know how God will work in the hearts of the people we talked to, but I can honestly say that I felt an overwhelming peace when sharing my faith. Not only did I see the Spirit work through all of the Christian missionaries during witnessing, I also felt my faith grow during the week. This helped me realize how important it is to stay grounded in the Word and how important it is to encourage and bond with other fellow believers.
I remember one LDS elderly gentleman which I keep thinking about. This gentleman has been LDS his whole life and had held various leadership roles over the years.
I remember seeing the look on this person’s face when we shared about being perfect right now, right this very minute. The look on his face and the tone of his voice completely changed from being stern. My partner and I kept sharing key Bible verses and witnessing how we were confidential that we are perfect already in Christ. There was something working in this gentleman’s heart. I remember how easy it was to share my faith and how peaceful I felt with the Spirit using me to witness to this man.
What a great harvest field in Salt Lake City!”