Men use lunch hour to show their faith
By Seth Leonardsleonard@salisburypost.com
A group of men holding signs at the intersection of North Arlington and Innes streets used some time off from work to inspire faith in local drivers.
“We’re out here to spread love to people, not to spread fear or scare people,” said Ed Firth of Faith Baptist Church in Oakboro.
He and his colleagues from area congregations picked the spot in front of Chick-fil-A because of the opportunity to witness to the lunch crowd. They said their choice had nothing to do with the fact that the restaurant claims to be founded on Christian ideals, including keeping Sundays as a work-free holy day.Tony Kiker, who headed up the outing, held a sign with an image of the crucifixion.
“Even if nine out of 10 people knew the Lord, that 10 percent is awfully important to the Lord,” he said.
The display met with mixed responses. The group did receive a loud horn blast from a dump truck with “Jesus Saves” painted on the side.
Kiker said the most successful trip he’s had was a journey to Staton Island in New York. He said the location made him audible to several thousand people riding the ferry.
“Now that is a place for public ministry,” he said.