SALT LAKE CITY (BP)–Angela Wilkins, a Baptist volunteer sharing her faith during the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, spoke with a man who said he had grown up in church and knew all the Bible stories.
He also said he knew he was living in sin.
Wilkins, a member of Kibler Baptist Church near Van Buren, Ark., shared with the man a “More than Gold” introduction to the gospel which is being used by a number of Christians in Utah’s Olympics setting.
Wilkins also gave the man a New Testament and encouraged him to begin reading it.
“I felt really good about sharing with him,” said Wilkins. “It broke the ice for the rest of the day.”
Wilkins is among a group of 10 Baptist women from Arkansas working alongside hundreds of volunteers from other states in sharing the gospel message.
Since arriving in Utah Feb. 12, the Arkansas women have done face painting and balloon sculpting, donned moose costumes and served coffee and hot chocolate in their witness activities. The volunteers said they were impressed how such “hospitality-type” ministries are effective in drawing attention and in helping them tell visitors from all over the world about an ultimate prize that is worth “More than Gold,” a key evangelistic theme for the Olympics. Working in the winter air, the women also were witnessing to many of the homeless in Salt Lake City area.
Bryant is assistant editor of the Arkansas Baptist News journal.