I’m not buying it. A small town doesn’t have to mean a small congregation.
In a town of 10,000 people, we witnessed a Sunday School of 350. The female Corps Officer set about visiting every home in town, covering it three times i the twenty years they were stationed there. Think you need 20 years? Hardly. I imagine she did the whole town in the first six years.
“Go ye into all the world…” the whole town…small or large. If your town is larger, imagine that you could visit 5,000 people in three years. My guess is that the officer received plenty of no thank you’s, but she was singularly determined to meet and invite as many people to Jesus as possible.
“Little is big when God is in it.”
“I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.”
Romans 12:3 MSG