Friday, August 04, 2006

A Moment to Remember

So this story starts on Wednesday. Jim (my crew encourager) started building a relationship with our home owner Ms. Bonnie. They just talked every chance that Jim got to just talk to her. That day, on the way back to the school, Jim told us that Thursday would be the day that he would try to find an opportunity to share the Gospel with her.His opportunity came when Ms. Bonnie went around the house to grab something for us and we were wating patiently for the supplies to finish our job. Jim turned to us and said:

"Could you guys go away for a minute? I think that now is the time."

"Sure," we answered.

So the three of us (Amy, Joe and I) went around prayer walking, praying for Jim and Bonnie. About 45 minutes later, I got a phone call:


"Hey Chief, are you guys ready to come back?"

"Only if you are ready for us to come back."

"I am, Ms. Bonnie just prayed to recive Christ in her heart!"

"That's amazing, we're on our way."

It was so cool that she accepted Christ. If only that was the end of the story. Later that night, Jim went back over to Ms. Bonnie's house to talk with her more about her decision and about baptism. The next day, she cam to him and told him that she was ready. So we had a baptismal service...right there in her front yard. It was the coolest thing that I have ever experienced at a World Changers. It made the whole week worth while. At that moment it didn't matter how much work we did. It was all about God's mercy.

Jim addressing the 'congregation' in the front yard

Preparing for the dunk

What an amazing moment

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