Hasty agreed and they decided to return to the house to ask the woman if she had any specific needs they could pray for. “As we talked to the woman, she told us that she was a Seventh-day Adventist and was happy to see us out there,” recounted Hasty. “After she shared some general things we could pray for, I asked if I could give her a hug, and when I did, she just broke down in tears. Then she told us that although she said she was an Adventist, she hadn’t been to church for six years, and just moments before Kean knocked on the door, she had been praying that God would send someone to help her,” he explained.
The literature evangelism team was not only able to share some books, but was also able to help that woman reconnect to her church family in a time of great spiritual need. And Jagitsch, as a ninth-grader, will never forget that God used him to help another.
Under the direction of Matt Hasty, the Rocky Mountain Conference Literature Ministry program has continued to touch hearts door-to-door. Working with 11 Campion Academy students and a new assistant, Victor Lopez, Hasty and his team have been promoting Seventh-day Adventist literature in neighborhoods in Loveland, Fort Collins and Berthoud.
One of Hasty’s desires for the program is that God would increase the number of Bible study interests they receive and that he would train the students to conduct those Bible studies. “I’m passionate about literature ministry because going door-to-door is one of the best discipleship opportunities these kids have,” commented Hasty. “I get to disciple these students to serve Jesus in a hands-on way, training them to talk with people and share with non-believers.”
-- Jill Harlow