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Posted September 17, 2012

I’ve tried searching the word about what it takes for the wife and the great commission. I’ve always thought the great commission was for man and woman. My husband is not much for door to door evangelism. Do I step out my role as a wife to evangelize as it says in the word…or follow my husband’s leading?

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  1. Anonymous

    Follow your husband.

    # September 17, 2012

  2. Miracle Baby

    Just let your life be a light, perhaps quietly. In the way you take care of your kids your husband, your countenanc says ALOT about you. Which could be a light. My friend Ethan is not the witnessy preachy type, but people say they want what he has. How do they know he has something???? He has JOY!!

    # September 17, 2012

  3. Katie G.

    You say your husband is not much for door to door evangelism. Would he approve if you were to, say, invite another lady over for lunch or tea with you and have a Bible study? These days, that is often a more effective way of evangelism anyway. Even without a Bible study, letting people get to know you as a friend can be evangelism. I agree with Miracle Baby… Let your JOY show!

    # September 18, 2012

  4. Faith T.

    Practicing hospitality is such a hugely effective way to reach out to other women in your community and bring them the Gospel! It is so natural to strike up conversations and form new acquaintances when you are out, perhaps at a mom’s group or children’s event or whatever you happen to get involved in. If you don’t have many opportunities to meet other women, what about in your neighborhood? Are there any other women in your neighborhood you could bring cookies and a Gospel tract or Jesus movie to, or that you could invite over for coffee? Any new people at your church you could invite over? If your husband is open to it, you could invite a couple over for dinner, too.

    Another possibility is Gospel tracts. If your husband doesn’t mind you ordering some, there’s some really neat ones at http://www.livingwaters.com. They can be left anywhere, anytime you’re out, handed to store clerks, through drive-through windows, left at phone booths, etc. My children enjoy bringing along a few children’s ones when we go out, and praying about where to leave them.

    Depending on how much time you have on your hands, making sure all your responsibilities to home and family are adequately met, you may be able to start a women’s Bible study, a Mom & Kids Playgroup, a Preparing to Be a Help Meet group, or a children’s Bible group of some kind (e.g. A Princess Club) in your home. You could put up posters, invite neighbors, etc.

    If your husband is not willing, or you don’t have enough time, or have a hard time meeting people, perhaps you and the children could find a creative way to raise money to donate to a local or foreign mission, such as an orphanage.

    If all else fails, always be faithful to PRAY. Some people God simply calls to intercede for the lost in their own community and in nations around the world. You could put a world map up on a wall in your home and highlight the nations that are in the 10/40 window (the least evangelized countries in the world). You and your children could look up more information about certain countries, religions and people groups and spend time praying for them together.

    If your heart overflowing to share the Gospel, God will open a door for you that will not cause you to walk in disobedience to your husband.

    I hope this helps.

    blessings,
    Faith T.

    # September 19, 2012