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I’m bold for Christ, but nothing compared to my dad, Luis Palau. On one of his many trips to England, a clergyman told Dad, “Well, you must understand in our circles, basically, we feel that mass evangelism doesn’t work. There are better methods.”
So my Dad said, “Really? What method have you discovered that works in your city?” I’ve seen people swallow their tongue. He ate it! The two young women sitting on either side of him pulled away, as if to say by their body language, “I don’t know this guy.”
Then a woman named Jane stood and proceeded to tell how God had saved her. Jane described a wild life filled with trouble when she was single. One day while drinking vodka and high on pot, she started shaking, panicked, and recalled a friend’s advice: “When you hit bottom, listen to these two recorded messages.”
She decided to listen to a message my Dad had given at a London stadium. Halfway through the message, she called her friend, who had given her life to Jesus Christ there at that stadium, and begged her to come. That day Jane’s friend led her to Christ.
“Now I’m married,” Jane concluded, “and my husband is pastor of this great church. I don’t understand why you’re against mass evangelism.” Why, indeed!
Then a woman named Jane stood and proceeded to tell how God had saved her.