While on vacation in Canada this summer, Kristy, of St. Louis, and her husband, Michael, decided to get pedicures. When the manicurist found out Michael was a seminary student, she was surprised a pastor-to-be could be married. That gave Kristy an opportunity to talk about denominational differences and what Lutherans believe — something the manicurist “was really interested in,” Kristy says. “I went for relaxation, but I left rejuvenated that God was at work!”
Kristy’s is just one of dozens of faith-sharing stories posted on the Ablaze! Web site at as a way of encouraging others to share their faith.
Here’s a sample:
“Henry is with the Lord because his nurse shared her faith and the Gospel from her Small Catechism,” wrote the pastor, Scott. “She called her pastor to seal in baptism what the Holy Spirit had already done. The witness of this nurse made possible the ministry of Word and Sacrament, which brought a new saint into the kingdom of God.”
To read — or submit — a faith-sharing story, visit the Ablaze! Web site at www.lcms.org/ablaze.
Posted Oct. 2, 2008