PARAGOULD, Ark. (BNC) — One hundred and forty people indicated that “they want to know more about the Bible” in a two-day door-knocking effort July 20-21 promoting the Center Hill congregation’s Vacation Bible School in July.

After a third period of door-knocking the evening of July 21, youth minister David Lawrence wrote, “In two days we knocked on 2216 doors, talked to 1010 people, and found 140 people who want to know more about the Bible.”

On the congregation‘s Facebook page, minister Michael Meredith wrote:

It’s been another good day of knocking doors! It has been hot, yet productive. [One worker] talked with a teenage boy who lives with his family in the Glen Echo subdivision across from our building. He was very receptive to what she had to say. He told her that his family has never gone to church … ever. He was very interested in learning about Jesus. She asked him if he would like to learn more about the Bible. His response: “Ma’am, I don’t know anything about the Bible.”

The congregational email and posts did not mention if the people interested in knowing more about the Bible would accept a personal Bible study or course.

But the numbers are encouraging, considering the city of 26,000 and environs have some 13 congregations with many years’ efforts of outreach. There are still people out there who want to learn more.

And that ought to motivate saints everywhere who have been given the Good News to share.

Photo: West Court Street, Paragould, by Trent Dowler.