Having driven down from London, Bob and I arrived in Exmouth around 7:30 pm Sunday evening. We were given a warm welcome and delicious hot dinner provided by our hosts Alf and Cilla Ritchie. After a good night’s sleep we set off for Exmouth seafront and town centre.
Over night many people got up to see the lunar eclipse /harvest moon. The boys slept through it. However Alan and Sarah had been praying beforehand that we they would see an abundant harvest.
photo of last night’s harvest moon by Ron Markie.
Only one problem, having the luxury of a support vehicle, Alan packed extra, except he forgot one significant piece of equipment. He had left his walking boots at home!
The first leg into Exmouth Alan walked in his preaching shoes. The weather was perfect for walking sunny but not too hot. Alan and Bob had several opportunities to talk with people around town, but it appeared to be a low key morning.
Bob ( wearing the hat) talking to people near the sea front.
As it approached midday we decided to stop at the local Costa for refreshment. Here we met two ladies who had been looking for people to share Jesus with using prophetic evangelism, (treasure hunting ).
They were feeling a little discouraged as it had been a quiet morning and they hadn’t seen much happen, We sat and chatted for a while, Alan encouraging them to persevere and go out consistently. As they parted company an elderly lady called Jean who was with her husband Brian, called us to her table. She had seen us with the cross and wanted to know if we were collecting for Charity. Alan began to share the good news of Jesus and Jean began to Remember Bible verses from when she went to Sunday school over 70 years ago. we talked about the difference between knowing about Jesus in your head and experiencing him in your heart. Brian , her husband, made his excuses and popped into Boots the chemist.
While he was gone Jean prayed to receive Jesus Christ and Alan prayed with her that the Holy Spirit would seal the deal.
We returned to our overnight hosts to have lunch and share the good news of what had happened.
In the afternoon We travelled into Exeter managed to get a new pair of boots and then drove back to drop him on the road to continue the walk properly shod.