In either late July or early August of 1991, I first went on door-to-door visitation for my current church. At that time, we would go out on Saturday mornings. We met first for a time of singing, prayer, and a brief challenge. Then, we would go out visiting in the neighborhoods around our church.
From 1991 until 2008, I was able to go on door-to-door evangelism virtually every time that we had visitation. A bout with Bell’s palsy prevented me from being involved with outreach for some time in 2008, but after recovering, I have been going on visitation regularly as my circumstances have allowed.
Over the years, by my records, I presented the challenge for visitation at least 10 times from 1993-2003. I have probably knocked on doors in our neighborhoods well over 2000 times over the past 20 years, handed out more than 1000 tracts, and witnessed at some length to several hundred people.
A small number of people have made professions of faith, and I have had some opportunities for ongoing discipleship. As the Lord sees fit, I hope to see more visible and lasting fruit in the years ahead.
I praise God for His grace that has directed, constrained, and enabled me to evangelize regularly in spite of my many failings over the years! I would like to encourage all believers to be involved actively in the outreach ministries of their own churches:
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matt. 28:18-20).