In SOBE, they send you two books that you have to read; the first one I read is ‘Out of the Comfort Zone’. It’s an autobiography of Ray Comfort’s life and ministry.
The book starts out in New Zealand where Comfort was born and raised. How he got saved and what he felt the LORD was wanting him to do. A big thing he felt God leading him to do, was to get a big bus, hollow out the inside and put rows of benches on the sides. Then on the outside, he wanted to put scriptures all over it. It would be a moving witness. Then they would bring people inside and give them the gospel and all sorts of literature to start them on their journey with Christ. The only problem was, he didn’t have a bus, and he didn’t have the money for a bus. So Comfort began to pray about it. Before he knew it, God gave him a bus; a big bus, for only $600.
Ray Comfort moved his ministry to the U.S. when he was offered a job in a church in CA. He didn’t know if he should move that far, or if God was in it. He asked God to make it clear if he was to move. All sorts of confirmations started coming. One was that neither sets of parents (his or his in-laws) were mad, and they actually had been given peace that their children and grandchildren would be leaving, even before Comfort told them. One other big thing that happened, was he lost his position were he was working at there. So it was definitely God’s hand that moved him overseas.
I really enjoyed reading about Ray Comfort and really seeing what circumstances brought him to the place where he’s at right now. All the events he has gone through to make him have a passion to reach the lost. The stories of near death experiences, and charity work. Along with family trials and ministry mishaps.
Ray Comfort keeps your attention and you will not want to put his book down. Now that I have read the background of his life, it makes me see that what he’s doing is for a greater cause and it encourages me to do more.
What are you doing to spread the gospel?