Jane is a lovely retired lady with a quick mind and a great sense of humour. After a barrage of questions on her door-step, I was invited into her immaculate home.
As I was following her into her living area, Jane turned around, looked at me straight in the eye and said, “You are not going to attack me, are you?” I quickly replied, “I’m a happily married man with four children. I have been visiting homes for over 30 years and I certainly want to continue to do so!” Jane smiled. We sat down and I began to further explain my visit.
While demonstrating our large Family Bible, Jane had questions, “Why is it that our schools are slowly removing religious instruction from the classroom? Why is that we are seeing less nativity scenes around Christmas?” Jane is not a church goer, but was raised to believe in God and was genuinely concerned about the slow erosion of Christianity in Australia. I responded and said that they are very good questions and I took out the book, The Great Controversy.
I began my presentation, “In my opinion this is the second greatest book ever written, the Bible being the first.” I continued on telling her a little about the volume. I handed it over to her and Jane began to flick through. After a few moments she looked around the room and said, “Where’s my hand bag?” She got up, found her bag and gave me a very generous donation for the book. Thank you Lord!
Before leaving I asked if I could pray for her and Jane accepted. Moved by the prayer she couldn’t thank me enough for coming.
Colporteur Ministry, page 127, “The Great Controversy should be very widely circulated. It contains the story of the past, the present, and the future. In its outline of the closing scenes of this earth’s history, it bears a powerful testimony in behalf of the truth. I am more anxious to see a wide circulation for this book than for any others I have written; for in The Great Controversy, the last message of warning to the world is given more distinctly than in any of my other books.”