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A woman in our church came up to me and said “Could I ask you a question?” I said “sure.”
The question was, “Where did you go to church before you came here, and why did you leave?”
I tried to explain the answer to her as best as I could.
I said, “You see, I went to First Baptist in Taylorsville and Jesus called me away to this mission. I will have to be honest that I did not want to go, and it got to be such a burden, coming from Jesus, that I had to yield to him.”
This woman also has a 15-year-old daughter who accepted Jesus Christ as her savior, and she got her mother started to our church along with some other friends.
As I look at the First Baptist Church and how they wanted to serve Jesus by anointing me a minister of Jesus Christ, I say that it was a great time in my life and in Roberta, my wife’s, too.
The night I was ordained, Brother Gary Mills preached one of the greatest sermons I had ever heard.
The last service that I will never forget is when I came out the door, two deacons were standing there, and I said, “You know, some day I would like to come back and give a testimony and thank you all for being so good to me.”
Their response was, “Don’t thank us, thank Jesus.”
Roberta and I still belong to First Baptist and still feel like wea re a part of it. We did not leave; we went on a mission and Jesus really has blessed us.
In closing, if Jesus is leading you to step out in faith and do something you have never done for him, always remember Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”