Marian Bicajan is an evangelist that presently lives and labors in the city of Fieni. His ministry includes street evangelism, church planting, and working with children. He is currently serving with Florin Stan in a church plant in Fieni. He and his wife Simona have one son, Teodor Razvan. In the following report, Marian relates a recent encounter that he had while doing open-air evangelism on the streets.
I want to share with you about an encounter and conversation I had with a young man as he was attempting to hitchhike. When I approached him, he told me that he did not want to talk to me because he was a Satanist. I started praying for guidance in approaching him because I knew he was in great need of hearing the Gospel. I felt so sorry for him, but I had no idea how to start a discussion with him. Eventually, I decided to simply tell him directly, “You cannot even imagine how sorry I am for you; you must suffer much in your life because of your rejection of God.” He said I was right and continued to watch for a ride. I told him that I also suffered when I was his age, but I had found comfort and a purpose for my life in the Lord Jesus. I told him to stop hitchhiking, because no one would stop until I told him the Gospel. He did not stop looking for a ride, but he began to listen to me with an increasing interest. I strongly believed that he needed to hear the Gospel message. I told him many times that Jesus could save him from his miserable way of living if he put his trust in Him. The young man seemed to despise everyone, and he had an empty look in his face. But in spite of his outward appearance, I could see that God was touching his heart; he was becoming more and more sensitive to the Word of God. After twenty minutes of discussion, a car stopped, and the driver asked him if he needed a ride. To my surprise, the young man turned down the ride because he wanted to talk to me a few more minutes. We were friends when we parted, and I was blessed to witness how the Lord can open even the most hardened heart in just a few minutes.