When we hear the word "missionary" the thoughts that may come to mind are going to foreign lands – Mexico, India, Africa, China, etc, but here in the United States is a very large mission field. There still are many, for whatever reason, have never heard the good news of Jesus Christ, or have chosen to refuse to hear it for whatever reason. Look for open doors and opportunities every place you go — grocery stores, banks, churches (yes unsaved people go there too!), parks, beaches, etc. The list is endless.
Don't fear speaking up and talking to someone about the Lord. The Lord will make the way for the conversation. Don't think that the person has to be saved on the spot. You may just be one of many along this person's journey to coming to know the Lord. I know there were many along my journey who faithfully planted seeds in my life.
It doesn't have to be extravagant and scripture filled. It can be a simple hello and look the person in the eyes (and mean it), and ask them "how are you?" You will be so surprised how many people will open up and really tell you how they are. Here's a hint – this is an open door for an opportunity to share the love of God. The Lord will bring many hurting people to you, and you can have opportunities to minister if you allow it. One thing I have found is that never has any person ever refused to be allowed to be prayed for. Listen to their story, and then bring comfort, and offer to pray with them. If they don't feel comfortable with that — just tell them you will pray for them, and do it. Pray that the Lord will get them where they need to go. God knows what is best for them, and what it will take for them to hear the good news — trust Him for the results.
Remember, we are not the Savior. Our job is to point them to the Savior. Off of us, and onto Him. I know me personally, without the Lord I'm a pile of crap. Seriously. With everything that I've done over my lifetime prior to Christ, I don't deserve the life that He has given me today, but He is so full of mercy and grace that He loved me right where I was at — and continued to love me and care for me (through His word and through people), that I came to know Him and His saving grace for me.
Okay, there's my pep talk for the day — now get out there and be missionaries! Go on! Don't be afraid. You don't have to come up with the words yourself — ask Him for His words, His love, His compassion. You just need to be available. That's it — and in the words of the Nike commercial "just do it!"
Blessings and love to you today. Phil 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."