Pastor Zack mentioned this story today and I decided I had to google around for it and share it with everyone. It is the story of a man named Mr. Jenner, George St., Syndey Australia, and witnessing.
They went to meet Mr. Jenner, now an old man who was dying of Parkinson’s disease. He was a humble man filled with the love of Christ. He told them, “for about twenty-five years I have been speaking to at least ten people a day. I have only one line of approach. I have spoken to hundreds a year. I have spoken to thousands over the years.” With tears in his eyes he said, “Do you know what? I have never lead anyone to Christ.”
Go read the story and see what you think. It should serve as an ecouragement to everyone wondering about not bearing fruit and witnessing.
[Update 2007-03-25 21:32:06] I found another site with the story on the internet and wanted to share it. The details are below.
Here’s another link to another site with the same story. That same site had audio andvideo files they allow people to share (yay!). I’ve decided to mirror them on my website. As they say, feel free to download them, enjoy them, and share them.
Mr. Frank Jenner, George St., and Witnessing Encouragement (2mb mp3)
Mr. Frank Jenner, George St., and Witnessing Encouragement (6mb wmv)
[Update 04-19-2007 16:20:38] I have a new feature so I decided to offer the video here to watch streaming. I hope you enjoy it.