For the average Briton, the Easter weekend is all about chocolate eggs and a few days off work, but in Cardiff each Easter the Open-Air Mission holds an event in the city centre.
From Good Friday to Easter Monday this year a team of eleven were in Queen’s Street to make known the gospel. We used a display board to advertise our free literature.
Many stopped to listen to the preaching and some wonderful conversations took place. Thousands of tracts were distributed.
In the evenings we concentrated on personal evangelism. Contact was made with all sorts of individuals, from young people going to and from various pubs and clubs, to older folk out enjoying the evening air.
One encouraging contact was with a girl called Sarah – a geography student from London. Sarah admitted she had regularly taken drugs since going to university. In the Lord’s providence the team member who spoke to her was able to explain that, although she also had used drugs before being saved, Jesus Christ had changed her life completely.
On the last day two lads eagerly listened to the gospel. Both seemed greatly moved by what they had heard. They then confessed their sins to the Lord, and asked him to be their Saviour.
What a joy it was to be out there telling the Easter message! Of course sometimes our enthusiasm for sharing the gospel is not as it should be. One man asked, ‘Why aren’t more Christians coming out to tell people this life-changing news?’ Why indeed!