Ping-Pong Evangelism A Share the Life Story

Every Sabbath afternoon, Joel and Nicole Haywood, Bible worker coordinators in Deer Park, Wash., hold a fundamental belief study for anyone interested. The meeting wraps up at sundown, and people pull out the ping-pong tables and light supper snacks.

“We really didn’t plan it as an outreach event, it just kind of grew out of our Sabbath afternoon gatherings,” says Nicole.

Several Bible study contacts have been invited to attend the event and are enjoying the fellowship.

The ping-pong night has had some unexpected results. A young man who didn’t know anyone at the church saw people playing ping-pong through the windows. He came in and asked if he could join. He’s been attending now for about a month.

“The study and playtime is a great opportunity to mingle with the people and show them we aren’t a scary group,” says Nicole. “We didn’t plan it, but God has turned it into an outreach.”

This is just another example of a lifestyle of evangelism. No matter what we do, when we’re surrendered to God, He can use us to reach others for Him.

August 01, 2010 / Upper Columbia Conference