2008 Monthly Letter
24:31 “And their eyes were opened; and they recognized
Jesus..and they said...did not our hearts burn within us while
He opened to us the Scriptures.”
is the tale of 2 P.K.'s not Promise Keepers but Preachers'
One is 16 and the other is 56. Both live in Ohio. One in the
north the other in the south.
was at the Youth session where I always share the A.B.C.'s
of the Gospel. A personal invitation to pray: “Father,
I Admit I am sinner. Jesus, I Believe in You as my personal
Savior. Holy Spirit, I ask You to Cause me to be born anew.”
always follows. Fifteen teens prayed.
As I was leaving, Benjamin approached me and revealed that
he was the son of one of the church's pastors. Since a small
child he had heard all the Bible stories and knew many verses
by heart. BUT that today during the prayer his “insides” were
stirred like never before. He told me,“I can't describe
it BUT my personal salvation was confirmed.”
Jonathan, who is the treasurer of his church, stated
this to me as he gave me the check for the Weekend expenses:
“My father is a pastor. So is my sister. I've recited all
the church creeds, confessions, and went through the Communicant's
class and answered 'yes' to the question 'Is Jesus Christ
your Savior and Lord.' What else was I supposed to do? My
dad was the pastor of the church!
I even went forward at a Billy Graham crusade. BUT it was
only to see if I could get the name of a cute blond girl who
was also going forward!
something was happening to my heart when you led us in prayer
to receive Jesus Christ personally. I believe I experienced
a conversion! My heart is still fluttering! The Holy Spirit
lit a fire in me!”
you for allowing me to be a midwife-assisting the Spirit in