Your critique of “hit and run evangelism” needs to be heard by everyone in the Church. I believe that it actually does more damage than good and that is why I am so opposed to a Christian culture/mantra that propagates such half-hearted “love”. Though I agree that the Baptist church tends to be the most “vocal” about their faith, I am hesitant to group such superficial actions under the banner of evangelism. Rather, I believe that we “preach” our beliefs through our actions instead of that which passes between our lips. Having said this, I believe that people like Dorothy Day, Bishop Romero of El Salvador, Gandhi, and many unsung heroes serve as the most effective evangelists of our day. Here I use the words of St. Francis of Assisi to exemplify this train of thought: “Preach the Gospel always and when necessary use words”. So referring back to the story of Mark, I earnestly pray that he enunciates the central tenets of his faith through the faithful and selfless provision of the life that is coming into this world. By doing so, I believe that all who witness and benefit for such committed actions will experience a grace-inspired sincere and authentic encounter with God, which is the goal of all evangelism, right? Lastly, we must all remember that when Jesus “preached” the good news, he was always in “solidarity” with those receiving his message. Now the question is, how can we enter into solidarity with those we evangelize?