Thursday, July 21, 2011

KATRINA'S MUSINGS

We have a dear sister in Christ and friend of ours in Otsego, Minneapolis, by the name of Katrina Oseid.

We have not yet had the pleasure of meeting Katrina in person and we are not sure we will on this side of glory. We know her from her blog called Katrina's Musings.


Katrina is an avid and faithful evangelist in her town. She usually is found sharing her faith with others in various ways on her own. She utilizes an "Are You Ready" cross in some of her outings, speaks one on one with anyone who would be willing to listen, hands out tracts and, at times, even hands out homebaked treats to go along with the tracts. Food for the body and food for the soul.

She has a quiet and gentle approach to her evangelism and she is able to do that without compromising on the truth of the gospel. Many of her stories are up-close, personal and heartwarming.

Whether the townspeople know it or not, Otsego is blessed to have someone like Katrina, whose love for the Lord and concern for others is demonstrated in her willingness to lovingly share the Good News to all the Holy Spirit leads her to and to those who the Spirit brings to her.

You would do well to peruse through Katrina's Musings. A very encouraging blog to say the least.

Here is a sample: 


FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011

Evangelism Focus 07/15/11

I mentioned last Friday that I visited my brother's friend in the hospital. Click hereto read that post. I visited two times. On both visits, Jeff (my brother's friend) was unresponsive (awake but not able to communicate, he had spent some time without oxygen to his brain, and there was the appearance of brain damage). At the point I first visited him, he had been in the ICU at the hospital for 12 days.

I also mentioned that I left the hospital (on both accounts) pleading with God to have mercy on him and allow him to hear (and understand) the gospel one more time.

I stopped back today, a week from my first visit. I was very self-conscious about visiting him for the third time when I hardly knew him. I considered leaving at least three times while I was in the waiting room (waiting for the nurse to give me the clearance to go in and visit him).

When I arrived in the room, I was amazed to find Jeff alert and responsive. We had a lengthy conversation. I was able to share the gospel with him and pray for him.

In the beginning of our conversation I said, "Jeff, God kept you alive for a reason."

He said, "Well if he did I don't know what that reason would be."

I said, "Jeff, if you had died when they first brought you into the hospital, would you have been ready to meet God?"

He said (most emphatically), "No!"

I said, "Well, I think that might be your reason right there."

I left Jeff with some literature about the gospel, and he invited me to stop back and visit next week. I pray God grants him the gift of repentance.

This time, I left the hospital overwhelmed by the mercy and kindness of a great God who hears our prayers.  

5 comments:

  1. Our God IS Faithful! And HE uses faithful servants. Thanks for being faithful Paul. We are all Unprofitable Servants...(Frank Ross, Pennsylvania)

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  2. I see I made a mistake in commending you, Paul, for the "Evangelism Focus" blog... I now see that commendation belongs to Katrina! Like I said; "We are all Unprofitable Servants" It's just more immediately apparent in my case... (Frank)

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  3. Hi Frank,

    If not for the grace of God in me since my conversion, I would have gladly taken the credit for Katrina's post. I would have broken the 8th, 9th and 10th commandments...not that it would have been my first time. But, alas, such is not the case and Katrina wins the prize!

    Make sure to check out her blog. God bless you, brother. Thanks for checking in.

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  4. Thanks for the idea Katrina! I just made a mini cross after seeing this. This is actually a great idea for my evangelism group. We have been given permission from a local grocery store to stand at their doors twice a month and hand out tracts. This is the perfect size to hold while standing there! God bless you Katrina!
    Chad Matthews

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