A {Christmas} Thought to Start Your Week // A Christmas Challenge by Claire P.

If you’ve been reading the Not of this World blog lately, you saw the inspiring “Tell Your Story” posts. Christmas time is the perfect occasion to enter into a conversation with somebody about your “testimony” of faith. Christmas is especially great because you have a chance to tell God’s story clearly. It’s an easy bridge and opportunity to share the Gospel with people around you!

For the past couple of years, my dad has issued a challenge in our family to share Christ with at least one person over the holidays. We then all come back together as a family after Christmas and share how God worked. It’s amazing how God can use that willingness to further His Kingdom!

In fact, two years back, I wrote a letter to one of my best Czech friends explaining who Jesus is, and what His grace means for us. Through many prayers, and countless conversations later, my friend, Kristi, trusted Christ. Since then, she has taken on an important role in ministry in our school, and in our church. She was even baptized a few weeks ago!

{Claire and her friend Kristi after her baptism}

Would you join me in the Christmas Challenge this year? Focus on a couple of people and pray for them regularly. Ask God to give you opportunities to talk to them and for courage to be bold in your faith. Report back after Christmas here, and let us all know how Christ made Himself known to you, and to your friends through this Challenge. I’ll be praying for you all!

“And [I] pray for [you], too. [I] Ask God to give [you] the right words so [you] can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike…. So [I] pray that [you] will keep on speaking boldly for him, as [you] should.”

– Ephesians 6:19-20

Claire lives in the Czech republic and loves traveling, spending time with her family, making art, and baking. Read her blog here.

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