Who’s Your One?
Ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic was challenging, to say the least. But even during that challenging season, there were still opportunities to share the Gospel.
In 2019, London Bridge Baptist Church in Virginia Beach launched the “Who’s Your One?» campaign. “Who’s Your One?” encourages believers to ask the Lord for the name of one person specifically to pray for and share the Gospel with. Donna Paulk, SBCV’s Women’s Ministry Team leader (who is a member at London Bridge), met a young lady at her local gym whom she chose to be her “one.”
Sometime later, COVID-19 hit, and the local gym closed. To continue contact with her “one,” Paulk suggested they walk together for exercise. They walked several times a week for six months, which allowed them to build a relationship. Paulk’s “one” invited her to family gatherings, birthday celebrations, and holiday parties. During that year and the next, Paulk would have the opportunity to share the Gospel with her many times.
When the gym reopened, Paulk’s “one” had a new job, which cut into her leisure time and limited their time together. Wondering what God might be up to in her life, Paulk continued to pray for friend daily.
More than two years passed with no word from her. So, when Paulk arrived at the Lisa Harper conference at River Oak Church in Chesapeake, she was shocked to see her “one” there. Her friend explained, “I just needed some God today because so much has been going on in my life.”
Paulk took comfort in knowing that even though she hadn’t seen or been a part of her friend’s life for a time, God was still at work in her life. The Bible tells us in Luke 1:37 that nothing is impossible with God. Paulk was blessed and encouraged that day to keep praying for her friend and not give up.
If you’ve chosen your “one,” keep praying for him/her. Do not grow weary or despair. Continue to pray and reach out, if possible, because you never know what God may be doing in your “one’s” life.
For more information or to download a prayer guide, visit: whosyourone.com