In the book of Acts one of the greatest evidences of God’s transforming grace is the story of the apostle Paul. On the road to Damascus, Sauls eyes are opened to see the truth about his sins and his persecution of the early church.
Immediately in his encounter with God he recognizes his need for a savior and make Jesus Christ the lord of his life.There is however, a great step of faith on Ananias’s part to go to Saul and pray for him knowing that Saul was a murderer of Christians.
Then the Lord speaks of Paul’s wonderful ministry to kings, the children of Israel, and the gentiles. Amazing what God saw in Saul, a murderer…one of the greatest messengers of Hope in Salvation to the gentiles.
The Lord so often sees in us, what we cannot see in ourselves, once we receive Him and believe Him, He can use us to accomplish magnificent things in the ministry that Christ has planned for each of us.
Here the former Pharisee, Saul, is now witnessing to the gentiles, the people who were outside the covenant of God became heirs to the promises of God.
At our last community fellowship Pat and Cheri Summerall joined us and shared their incredible story. Pat shared how even with all the successes of the world, he didn’t see the destruction his addiction to alcohol was causing in his life and the lives of those who loved him. Through God’s grace, Pat received Christ and is now daily walking with the Lord and has overcome his addiction.
We were so honored to have Pat share the ministry of his testimony to recent graduates of employment training classes. He has believed God to show him how his life and his testimony may be used to set others free from their sin. I know that Pat never dreamed he would have such a tremendous impact in the inner-city. The voice of sports is now the voice of proclaiming Jesus Christ as savior. It is such a blessing to see Pat and Cheri being bridgebuilders!
Each of our graduates has their own amazing story of God’s miraculous tranformation in their life. We would love for each of you to join us October 9th for our next community fellowship. Below is a short summary of what happened at September’s Community Fellowship.
Medically, we are going back to Germany for a second round of treatments at the end of October. We will spend a week in Romania first, as part of HIS BridgeBuilder INTL’s first mission trip led by Marc Rylander and 15 men from Prestonwood North. We are grateful to God that the cancer is now downgraded to Stage 3…to God be the glory!