Bill Wilson: The Power of Personal Visitation

I’m reading Bill Wilson‘s book Whose Child is This?

He says:

Our Sunday School is averaging nearly 75,000 worldwide in weekly attendance at all our Sunday School sites, and that’s only the students aged twelve and under.  What is the reason for the high numbers?  Our staff is composed of more than 150 full-time staff and more than 300 volunteers who make more than 75,000 personal visits to these children every week.

When I repeat these figures to Church leaders, they either think I’m lying or we’re some kind of supermen.  Neither is correct.  I simply believe the secret to high attendance in any Church programme is personal visitation, and I’m willing to do what it takes to get the job done.

The New Testament Church went daily from house to house.  I still believe that we must go out and compel folks to come in.  That word compel means to provide a way – any way.

I am not what people would consider an extremely gifted person, but I can go out every Friday and visit dirty children sitting on the street corner that look just like I did when I was their age.  Somebody came and visited me, and that’s why I am where I am today.  I’m no scholar, I don’t have degrees after my name.  But I care, and you can care, and we can both take that burden onto the streets.

We all want a personal visitation from the Lord.  Often it comes through personal visitation for the Lord.

Taken from Chapter 7, Whose Child is This? by Bill Wilson. 9780615519968_31-12-12

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