Archive for August, 2008

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Truly Born Again

It is always the highlight of the month when someone gets saved! This month it happened to be a 12-year-old boy. I had once asked him if knew he was going to go to heaven and he said no. I then asked him if he would like me to show him sometime what the Bible says about being saved, and he again said yes. On a Sunday afternoon he came to the house and I shared Scripture with him. I was a bit amazed at his ability to grasp the Good News. He confessed Jesus as his Lord and was saved. After he prayed I made the comment, “It just got serious, didn’t it?” He said yes. You could tell by his facial expressions that he was not joking around, and I truly believe he is now a born-again Christian. His dad told me later that he wants to be baptized.

Running a close second to salvation is being able to baptize people. What a blessing to see 7 people be obedient to the Lord Jesus Christ by being baptized. Many were baptized before, some as children, but also some as adults. Five of these people I had the pleasure of leading to the Lord Jesus. They all thought they were saved before, most through being baptized, but through Scripture they found the truth and responded to it.

Monday, August 25th, 2008

More Salvations

Praise the Lord, we had two people accept the Lord Jesus as their Savior! A 15-year-old boy came to visit his grandparents. They asked if I could go through the salvation message with him. I found out that he had never shot a high power rifle, so we went shooting. After we shot, I asked him if he would like to see some Bible verses that explain salvation, and he said yes. He prayed and confessed Jesus as his Lord. His grandmother came up to me after service; she had tears in her eyes and said, “I don’t think I am saved.” That evening, Susie and I went to her house and she accepted Jesus as her Lord. It’s really fun when they come to you and say they want to hear the salvation message

About 90% of those who attend come down for fellowship and snacks. Some have told me it is amazing to see so many every Sunday enjoy this time. Some are getting used to inviting others to church – this month a single man began coming. In general things are going well.

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