Fear. But, fear of what?
Some think their English is not good enough or someone might say, “I don’t know enough about Christianity or about the Bible, or even about my church. What should I do if people ask me questions?”
I have a friend works in a gas station and doesn’t know English, but he puts in front of him Arabic translation and English translation of the Bible. Then locates the verse in English and shows it to people who come to the store, and ask them to read it to him. Reading one verse takes seconds, but its impact lasts much longer in life. Using this way, he attracted many people to start reading the Bible and get back to God without knowing English.
If you don’t know enough about Christianity or the church or the Bible, then it is time to start learning. We have wealth of information on books, Internet, and magazines. Prepare yourself for evangelism.
If you tell me I am a sinner. How about repentance first, then later join evangelism service.
If you’re just afraid of evangelism work, let me suggest reading the following book written by Floyd Schneider, “Evangelism for the Fainthearted.” This book is not written by an Orthodox writer, so you need to take it with a grain of salt.
If you don’t know what to say, then read “What Do You Say When?,” a book written by Nellie Pickard. I don’t suggest that you do exactly as she does, but this book would give you ideas on how to deal with excuses people usually give to themselves and to others to avoid facing God.