02 November 2009

Pride Fest: Team Member Perspective Take One

I took the Way of the Master course after a good friend recommended it. I expected it to be a how-to guide to teach me how to witness to the lost. As we moved through the lessons, the Lord captivated me, molded me, changed me & ignited a passion in me that has changed my walk in a profound way. He gave me the compassion I desired, the conviction I needed & the transformation He knew was necessary to reach out to others with the love of Christ.

I would challenge anyone that says they love the Lord but are doing little to introduce Him to others to take the course. If you are committed, it will change you to the core.

Piedmont Park Testimony:

Towards the end of my time in the park, I ventured onto the sidewalk outside the grounds to see about the people uninvolved with the festival. My trusted partner stayed behind & stood by a brother who was sharing directly from the Word with all who passed by. It was beautiful.

I noticed two young men across the road & up ahead of me. They stood in one spot & lingered on the sidewalk for some time. Truth be said, I was a bit intimidated by them. I finally crossed the street & began walking toward them while praying, “Lord, I’m gonna walk, you do the rest”.

I approached the two young men, gave a smile, shared a tract & introduced myself.

We got to talking about their “Christian background”– one stated that he was a Christian – “he went to church”. His friend listened as he explained that he had “done some time”, got into some bad deals but that he had decided to go the high road now. We moved into the 10 commandments & the Holy Spirit took over.

That young man never took his eyes off me except when he hung his head, recognizing that indeed he was headed for hell. I shared the gospel with him & by this time my partner joined us. He let us know that he knew it was time to repent, come clean with Christ & trust in Him wholly.

He shared that, yes, he would go home & get with the Lord that night and pull out his bible. We hugged & parted ways. (I’m not a hugger). It was so cool.

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Thank you for your obedience to share the gospel to the lost. You have been huge blessing and encouragement to me and others during these last two months in the WOTM class.

This is just the beginning!

Keep up the great work in the Lord!!

God bless you,