So all you faithful Wade in the Word readers may have noticed that my posts had been less frequent the past several months. Ministry work has been keeping me very busy. There is hardly a single time when I go into Walmart that I don’t end up connecting with someone, be it a friend or stranger I always seem to end up sharing the word of God with them. God must be in Walmart. I know this must sound strange coming from a pastor because God is everywhere; we just aren’t necessarily paying attention at times. God must know that Walmart gets my attention for ministry and sharing the gospel.
GOD’S IN WALMART
One day, about a year ago, I was in Walmart and I ran into the wife of a pastor whose congregation had been sharing space at the church my family was attending. They had gone on to purchase their own building and I hadn’t seen her or her husband for a couple of years. They’re predominately an all-Chinese congregation and her husband often took trips back to China. During one of his trips to China I was invited to preach at their church. So it was great to run into her and catch up.
As we exchanged hellos and how’s things, she began to share that their church was looking for a youth pastor. She asked if I knew of anyone who might be interested. I have no idea why, other than the Holy Spirit’s prompting, I began asking questions … Is there a language requirement – does the person have to speak Chinese? Nope. Is there an age requirement – are they looking for a young adult to fill this position? Nope. I didn’t realize it at the time but all my questions were more to disqualify me instead of qualifying me. Again, I don’t know why other than the prompting of the Holy Spirit, I said, “Well, I’d be interested.” Read more »