When all things are right between you and the Lord, regardless of how much or how little you may know intellectually from the standpoint of the world, you can be a spiritual parent. And that, incidentally, may even be when you are young in the Lord.
A young lady [named Patricia] works at the telephone desk in our office in Colorado Springs. A year and a half ago, she was associated with the Young Communist League in Great Britain. She heard Billy Graham and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ. Soon, she and a couple of other girls in her art and drama school were used of the Lord to win some girls to Christ.
We taught [Patricia] and some of the others, and they in turn taught the girls whom they led to Christ. Some of these have led still other girls to Christ, and they, too, are training their friends. Patricia is a [spiritual] great-grandmother already, though she is only about a year and four months old in the Lord.
How was this done? God used the pure channel of these young Christians’ lives in their exuberance and first love for Christ, and out of their hearts the incorruptible seed of the Word of God was sown in the hearts of other people. It took hold. Faith came by the hearing of the Word. They were born again by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. They observed those Christians who led them to Christ and shared in the joy, the peace and the thrill of it all. And in their joy, they wanted someone else to know.
Soulwinners are not soulwinners because of what they know, but because of the Person they know, how well they know Him and how much they long for others to know Him.
From Born to Reproduce by Dawson Trotman