The moment Craig* arrived home, Laura* started waving to her husband announcing, “The students are here, the students are here!”
Jumping out of the car, Craig exclaimed, “We’ve been waiting for you!”
Confused, student LE Raeann Leal looked from one to the other, hoping for an explanation. The story unfolded. “Four years ago, a student knocked on my door. I turned him down,” said Laura.
“The next year, I turned down another student. The third year, I bought the ‘Final Events’ DVD by Doug Batchelor. I absolutely loved it!” Laura’s eyes sparkled. “Last year, I bought The Great Controversy for my husband.”
Craig began reading the book in January of this year. When Raeann knocked on their door, he was reading it for the third time. “Why don’t you guys come every six months instead of only once a year?” they pleaded.
Raeann and Lisa M. offered them Bible studies, and invited them to attend the local Adventist church. The next Sabbath, Laura attended the Salinas church. After the service, she talked with the group of 15 young colporteurs.
“You all should never stop doing what you are doing,” she said. “Look at me — I rejected students two years in a row. I recently talked with my [Baptist] pastor about the Sabbath, and he told me to leave. The Bible has become more alive to me this year more than any year in the last 20 years.”
With students gathered around, the pastor prayed for her. “This is how heaven is going to be like with all these kind of people around you,” she said. Now, her husband comes to church, too.