A Waitress Who Couldn’t Wait To Share God’s Word

by The Gideons International on March 8, 2013

As I shared the gospel with a young waitress named Debbie, she confessed neither she nor any of her family ever went to church or prayed to God about anything. When I explained to her what she needed to do in order to go to heaven, Debbie sat down beside me in the booth, and we prayed. She thanked Jesus for saving her soul.

I then gave her a Personal Workers Testament and showed her the “Helps” section in the front and told her to read the Scripture references concerning any problem she might have. Then she got up and went back to her work.

About five minutes later, another waitress came to me and asked if I was the man who had given Debbie the New Testament. When I told her I was, she said, “Please, sir, would you give me a New Testament, too? Debbie showed me the helps in the front of the book. I have tried to read the Bible and it never made sense to me. So please, sir, will you give me one?” I went out to my car and got another Personal Workers Testament, and when I stepped back into the restaurant, she came running to me and said, “Thank you so much!”

Wow! One girl saved on the spot, and in a few minutes she is out being a missionary. Praise the Lord!

John Lindvall



Editorial Note: John E. Lindvall was a dedicated Gideon who served the Lord through The Gideons International for nearly 38 years. He passed into the presence of the Lord in 2012, just a few months after he wrote the letter relating this personal witnessing opportunity.

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Helen Titiriga March 9, 2013 at 1:36 am

All we have to do is be available and God will use us until we breathe our last breath!
Thank You, Jesus, for Mr. Lindvall, for his dedication to serve You and being a part of this wonderful organization: The Gideons. How awesome for him to be in Your presence now, Jesus, for eternity! Oh, such Joy!!!
Helen Titiriga


Hector March 12, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Me pueden mandar una direccion en Espanol estamos levantando un Iglesia tenemos 5 meses y necesitamos material para evangelizar si ustedes nos pueden alludar con biblias y Nuevos Testamentos se lo agradeceria mucho de ante mano es tamos en wa para el lado de yakyma Gracias y Bendiciones
Pastor: Hector Reyes


David March 13, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Amazing! Great job John!


Mike Pratt March 22, 2013 at 10:42 am

Thanks so much for this uplifting testimony, this will help me with our goal to remember and re-kindle this love for our Savior and then the lost! (because he first loved us)!


Robert March 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Praise the Lord!


jonnie lana barnes April 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Alleluia †
I Need another case of,
Pocket KJV Bibles
Psalms and Proverbs
May our Father God,
continue to use and bless you all,
for His glory, His kingdom.
In Jesus’ precious name, amen.
Thank You Father †
In His Love and service
Jesus ~ Jonnie ~ Jewelry


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