Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Week Keeps Getting Better

Ever have those moments when you just know something really big is happening. . .and the awe of knowing that God chose you to be the midst of it. This whole week has been like that for me.

This week two youth gave their life over to Christ from my youth group. One happened on Sunday and the other last night.

The young girl gave her life to Christ after talking with her daddy about baptism. She had heard about her father (parents are separated) baptizing her brother two months earlier and it's been raising questions in this young girl. In fact, last night Sarah was able to talk with her about this decision. In two weeks her father will be baptizing her.

I had the honor of talking to the young boy who gave his life to Christ last night. I had shared the Good News of Jesus with him about four months ago and he completely rejected it. I think for a short while it created a rift between him and myself, because I think he felt like he rejected me and he didn't know how to face that. For a little while I've let that decision sink in, but as we crossed paths from time to time and he came to youth, from time to time, (he was dodging me) I tried to let him know that I still love him and care for him, and God even more so. He has now been coming to youth regularly for the past month or so. Last night at the conclusion of a gospel presentation he wanted to talk with me and the conversation ended with him praying, on his own, asking God to change him and to give him the strength to follow him. You better believe it was hard to "fight back the tears".

6 comments:

MilePost13 said...

sweet!

Katie Lamont said...

I, too, am fighting back tears" just reading this- THIS IS WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT!

Rick Lawrenson said...

Cool beans again!

MilePost13 said...

Enough of this God saving stuff...how did Nacho go over?!?

TerryKM said...

Nothing spectacular. The youth liked it, but I don't think it's a movie they would want to watch again.

peanut580 said...

Woohoo and praise God!