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Battle Cry
"Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?" Gal. 4:16

How Not to Waste a Phone Call
Issue Date: September/October 2013

By David W. Daniels

It was 1 AM. The phone rang shrilly in the other room. I had to answer it. So I got out of bed and jog-walked to the phone, not wanting to wake anybody up.


A whisper. “I’m gonna kill you.” (Click)

I was shaken, but went back to bed.

2 AM.


The same whisper. “You’re gonna die!” (Click)
I was saved, going to Bible college, but still shaken.

I prayed.

3 AM.


“You’re gonna--”

“Did you know that Jesus loves you, and died for your sins?”

“Huh? Oh, look, I’m just messing around. I’m here at my friend’s, I was bored.... Hey, I go to church, and...”

No kidding. He told me his name, where his friend lived, where he went to church, that he was sorry.... All because I took the opportunity to start to witness to an unidentified, scary person on the phone!

Ever been called at 3 AM by a Saudi Arabian telemarketer? One church secretary was. The poor salesman didn’t know what time it was in the USA. But the sister was not fazed. She witnessed to this Muslim, and he got saved!

But that’s not all. On another night, she got another call, about 3 AM again... and the same telemarketer was on the line. He said to her, “This is my cousin. I want you to tell him everything you told me.” It became a soul-winning opportunity!

Brothers and sisters, God gives us opportunities, if only we will keep our spiritual soil moist, through prayer and Bible-reading. I keep my little Bible and plenty of Chick tracts handy, and was able to give a tract to a JW and his wife! They offered me their materials, and I offered mine! May God bless every one of you with these kinds of opportunities. Who knows what victories the Lord may have in store for you?