I went to the CMA Seasons of Refreshing in Canton last month, and while I was there, we were shown a video on Evangelism training by Vicki Wadding. Vicki is the wife of Gary Wadding, a CMA Evangelist. I was so impressed with her testimony, that I ordered three copies of the Vicki Wadding Evangelism Training tape to share with my church and other members of our CMA chapter. Now it is probably obvious that Gary has to have the gift of Evangelism if he is going to be a CMA Evangelist. What is not so obvious, is that by her own admission Vicki doesn’t have that gift. Now you might say to yourself, well, that’s ok, she doesn’t really need to have that gift, she just needs to be willing to go with Gary where he is called. And that is exactly right. But the whole point of the training, is that Vicki learned, and we all need to learn as well, that just being willing to go is not all there is to it. We do need to be willing to go, we also need to actually go, and we need to keep our eyes, ears and heart open to God as we go, to see how he want to use us. Accomplishing these three things is not going to be possible under our own strength, so Vicki points out another crucial element of the process. We need to pray and ask God for big results. Maybe sometime in the past you have prayed and asked God to just give you one person to minister to, well, try increasing that number a couple of orders of magnitude, and see if God doesn’t honor your prayer with amazing results. It is a scary thing to pray for and I cannot possibly explain it as well as Vicki did in the training tape, so I encourage you to order your own copy today. It is available from the CMA for only $10, and it is worth every penny. Share it with your chapter, your church and your friends.
VP’s Verisimilitudes, Vicki Wadding
02 Friday Apr 2004