On May 22, San Dimas Wesleyan celebrated 100 stories of people sharing Jesus with others. We decided to be like the church in Philadelphia in Revelation 3:8 and refuse to shut up about Jesus ("I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name."). The challenge was simple: Say the name "Jesus" in normal conversations with people outside of our church. You could say, "Jesus helped me....," "Jesus is good," or even "Jesus bless you" when someone sneezed. People wrote their stories on boards we set up on our sanctuary. It was amazing to read how young people and old people were talking about Jesus with their F.R.A.N.Cs (Friends, Relatives, Acquaintances, Neighbors and Co-workers/Classmates). One of our senior ladies boldly asked people, "Do you know Jesus Christ as your savior." Some of our "Jesus bless you" statements opened the door for conversation and witnessing. We celebrated with delicious homemade cookies after church. We are praising God because He is changing our DNA to be a church that is not afraid to talk to others about Jesus.

Tim Kirkes