In a former job, someone wrote on the white erase board a long poem from here. Here is the part that matters:
Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it,
And Anyone could have done it
But in the end Nobody always ended up with the task.
Your conversations are online, and when you get the opportunity to share your faith, don’t back away and ask a missionary or pastor to do it for you. Your fear-based response sends the wrong message to the person you love. Afterall, you spent time with this person on and/or offline. A pastor shepherds 300+ and one stat says there is one missionary for every 213,000 people. You established the relationship and they have a connection with you, not with the missionary and not with the pastor.
Do share with your pastor and/or missionary about the situation as much as you are able so they can pray and guide you, but don’t shy from the work of the Gospel. You are capable and braver than you think. Questions can be answered later. I’ve often found it good to say, “Let me get back to you,” on something I don’t have the answer to.
And sometimes, there are no answers in this life. That’s okay, too.
Somebody could do it.
Anybody could have done it.
But, really, your new friends are asking you to do it. They trust you. They love you. You love them. You are not alone as you share your faith with them. Your church and your missionaries are praying with you.
You are brave. You are strong. God is with you.