We Regularly Love Wade with the Gospel
Published at : 23 Oct 2020
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Wade lives across the street from the Emma Goldman abortuary. My church family has ministered outside this murder mill for 3-4 years.
Whenever we are there, we see Wade come out of his house to have a cigarette on his front porch. Many times, now, several of us have walked across the street, stood on the sidewalk in front of Wade's house, and preached the gospel to him. Most times, Wade will stay on his porch only long enough to finish his smoke, before returning inside his home without a word.
But this day was different.
Pastor Mike noticed that Wade was wearing a brace that extended from his mid-calf, over the knee, and partially up his thigh. Having sustained a serious quadricep injury himself, Pastor Mike Reid knew all-to-well what Wade's brace indicated.
Pastor Mike walked across the street, expecting no more than what we usually experienced with Wade. However, Pastor Mike had the wisdom and discernment to address Wade's injury before proclaiming the gospel. In God's providence, in showing Wade a modicum of genuine concern, Wade didn't hurry into his home. He not only listened to the entire of the gospel, but briefly engaged Pastor Mike in conversation. This was more interaction with Wade than we had previously ever experienced.
Tony MianoMike ReidCross Encounters Ministries