Sharing the Gospel At Work

“I work as a night nurse at a local nursing home. Several months ago a man came in with cancer. He was very angry and hostile but had a loving side to him too. He would often yell and swear, but then say that he was sorry and that he loved the staff. When I tried to tell him about Jesus he would be angry and say that he didn’t believe in God. I would tell him that I believe in God and that God loves him, but he would tell me to get out.

One time, I had made sugar cookies for the food shelf but it was cold and not many people had shown up, so I had a lot of a lot of extras. I kept hearing God tell me to go to my work. I didn’t want to go, because I was on leave because I had surgery on my foot, and I knew I had to go back to work in 8 days. I obeyed though and went anyway. Once I got there, I entered the man’s room. He was alert but clearly ill. I asked him if he was still angry at God and he said no. He told me that he was dying. I told him again what Jesus did for him on the cross and asked if I could pray for him. He got tears in his eyes and said yes. He said he wanted Jesus and I got to pray for him to accept God.”

—Nancy Carlson