The second most discouraging thing about evangelism is looking at the empty seats in church where recently "saved" people are missing. (The most discouraging thing about evangelism is the absence of evangelism itself in a church!) When folks pray and minister hard to see a person accept Christ, it is discouraging to realize they are not following through and growing in the Lord. I would like to offer a partial explanation for "falling fruit" in evangelism and some brief suggestions on conserving it. . . .
Conserving the Fruit of Evangelism