Prayer Partners Update

We spent  a long weekend in the Denver area.  KK and I enjoyed the scenery but were especially refreshed by the 1-on-1 time.  (After all her “Love Language” is Quality Time).

I woke up early Sunday morning and went to the lobby for coffee.  Since it was about 5:30, and no one was in the lobby, I struck up a conversation with the night manager at the desk.

After a few minutes, I asked Justin for a late checkout time–explaining that I was heading to the Riverside Church (about a block away) and it would really help if I could stop by and change clothes before checking out.

He said, “Sure.  Do you have friends there?”  I responded, “Actually I am speaking there this morning.”

His countenance totally changed and he asked,  “Are you some kind of priest, a pastor, or something?”  I responded, “Yes, something like that….”

Then Justin asked, “Would you pray for me?  My life is kindda a mess right now.”

Justin and I talked about why we can’t earn our way to heaven and why Jesus had to die on a cross.  Justin and I prayed together and he started a new journey of understanding what it means to be forgiven and know Christ as his life.

I took Justin’s phone number and invited him to the 8:00 service.  I told him that I understood that he had been up all night and might need to come to church another time.  He got off at 7:00 and waited around so he could attend the 8:00 service!  After the service, I introduced Justin to the Associate Pastor.  The Pastor reported to me that Justin seemed very interested in building a relationship and said, “I’m really new at this….I could use a lot of help!”

Me too Justin!  Every day I need the Gospel!  Every day I need to know Christ as my life!

Published by Al Gilbert

Encouraging Missionaries and rePlanting Shallowford.Church

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