Prayer, Care, Share
Comes to California

by Marti Fisher

Did anyone ask you today how they could pray for you? This involves reaching out beyond their own concerns and lifting yours up to God. In a world where so many are "into themselves" it might even be unusual for a friend to ask you this question. Yet, that is what prayer, care, share is all about.

Dale and I were privileged several weeks ago to do a "Prayer, Care, Share" weekend conference at his home church in northern California. There were around 45 who attended and listened to Dale share how this relational evangelism had worked in Ethiopia and other countries in Africa, and how the same principles could work here in the USA.

Prayer is the place to begin. Ask someone in your circles of influence how you can be praying for them. Then, GO PRAY! After a week or so, ask them how things are going and if the prayer has been answered. Look for ways to care for them (tomorrow I am going to a neighbor to babysit for a few hours so she can have some personal time. I have known her for 11 years but because she is a member of a cult, I have hesitated to reach out). As you build a friendship, the person might ask you why you are caring for them. This question becomes a segueway into sharing your God story (how you came to Jesus and how He has changed your life). If it seems that there is an openness to the Gospel, one method you can use to share the message is reading "Knowing God Personally". This is a small booklet which has been known in the past as the Four Spiritual Laws. Trust God for the results. His Word is powerful.

Dale talked with the pastor of the church who shared that there were many positive comments about the conference. One Vietnamese man is using "Knowing God Personally" and is asking for 25 more booklets. Accountability groups have been formed and now the challenge is to JUST DO IT! You can try it too.

PS: If you'd like to see and print a copy of CRU's "Knowing God Personally" booklet, click here for a free printable PDF version. To order one or more packs of 25 booklets, click here.

Dale Fisher teaches unique hand motions for Prayer, Crae, Share to trainees in Richmond, California.

Dale teaches Prayer, Care, Share hand motions
to trainees in Richmond, California.

A trainee learns from Dale how to use CRU's 'Knowing God Personally' booklet.

Demonstration of how to use the "Knowing God Personally" booklet

Dale sits down and conducts a Prayer, Care, Share discussion with trainees from his California church.

Prayer, Care, Share group discussion time

18Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." — Matthew 28:18–20