Erwin and I spent most of of yesterday in ministry meetings–networking with ministry partners. We boarded a G-Liner bus when it was time to head back to my place.
That’s where I had my first “bus preacher” experience. Some guy was reading his Bible out loud as we were seated. He got up and started preaching as the bus began moving forward. Soon after he passed out offering envelopes. He exited not long after finishing his collection.
Strangely enough, he got back on our bus a few minutes later. I guess traffic was slow enough for him to find us again (or maybe he rode another bus for a while–I don’t remember the exact time line). He stood up as if to preach again, but he left pretty quickly (maybe he realized he had already seen us and no one had asked for an encore).
This would not be the last solicitation of the day. Two young men boarded the bus a little later. One of them opened a folder with some pictures and started talking about some medical missions they were doing. Like the preacher, they passed out collection envelopes.
I’m not a fan of this kind of fund raising. What about you?
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