September 2010 Newsletter

Mon, Sep 27, 2010

NEWSLETTER, Written Articles

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Forty years ago this Summer I took on my first ministry assignment as a volunteer Youth Minister at a church in South East Texas. It was a very natural transition from having been the youth Sunday school teacher and a natural fit for the gifts and calling that our Lord had granted me. As God began to enlighten me regarding my identity in Christ, I would simply pass the latest insights on to our youth group. The transformation had begun; it was quite revolutionary! A good friend remarked that he had never seen anyone make such a positive change so quickly. Of course it wasn’t me, but the transforming work of the Holy Spirit as I began to allow Christ to live His life through me. But it wasn’t just me, Lue was right there with me and our youth group also began to come alive. They had a vibrant zeal for the Lord and a genuine hunger for His Word. They began asking how they could tell their friends about Christ! Over the next 2 years many of them accepted Christ and the youth group tripled in size. This spread to the children’s group where I ministered as well. It wasn’t until several years later that I realized we had experienced a true Spiritual awakening! The fires of His passion have continued to motivate me throughout the years. I have been able to minister in 26 states in the US and 25 foreign countries. I thank God for the privilege of being an ambassador for Christ and I am very grateful for the trail of changed lives that have resulted to the glory of God. Truly God is…read the entire newsletter here.

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