These same Gideon Scriptures hold a special place in his heart. He was first introduced to The Gideons when the mother-in-law of the friend who began discipling him gave Andrew a pocket-sized Gideon New Testament right after he was saved. “I read it over and over again,” he recalls. “I took it everywhere I went.”
Andrew’s Gideon story came full circle two years ago when he joined The Gideons International In Canada as a member. It was only natural, considering his newfound heart for evangelism. “As soon as I got saved, I wanted to tell people about Jesus,” he explains. “He became so real to me and I wanted everyone to know about him!”
Andrew’s New Lifestyle
But sharing the gospel with people isn’t something Andrew does only in his spare time. With compelling boldness, he shares at work too—and a government job, no less!
“I like spreading the gospel at work,” he says. “We started a Bible study at work, at City Hall, to invite people who want to learn more about the gospel.”
“I do my best to share my faith in truth and love. If we’re faithful with little, we’ll be given much.” Andrew doesn’t take any of these opportunities for granted. “Every opportunity is an opportunity to share the gospel, in a big way or a little way.”
For Andrew, sharing his faith is not a once-in-a-while activity or an obligation—it’s a joy! And what makes his heart beat.
“God has given me a huge heart for evangelism. It’s more a lifestyle, so I try to incorporate it wherever I go. God is just providing these opportunities.
Nine years ago, Andrew could have never imagined what his life would look like today. “What was used for bad is now used for good as I’m able to help people, especially those with drug and alcohol addictions.”
The distractions in life—partying, drugs and alcohol—that used to entertain Andrew can’t compare to the new life and purpose he’s found in Christ. “Our life here is so short,” he concludes. “God has put us where we are in our lives for a reason; we all have a sphere of influence. We need to be bold with our faith.”
“There is nothing better you can do in your entire life than introduce someone to Jesus. Absolutely nothing.”