The evidence that many of you are praying and praising our Lord comes in the form of lives that are being changed here…
Here are three of the most recent encouraging stories coming from our follow-up of seekers.
1- Zachariah: this guys is my age. He has a job as a radiologist. He is super honest with the fact that he is curious but not convinced that He is “THE way, THE, truth and THE life.” We have now met, I believe, only 3 times. The first was to deliver him a book and to chat some. The second time to read a great deal straight from the book. Of which he texted me a few days later to tell me he believes both religions are basically the same and he believes in both prophets. Then I met him last week and we had our most encouraging time reading and discovering together. He was engaged and tracking with everything. Then just this morning I received a text from him asking me some clarifying questions of things he is reading on his own in the Word and to tell me he found some extra time today to watch the “Jsus Film.”
I rarely get these guys to contact me. But he contacted me and asked me stuff and tells me this. This is a huge turn and very encouraging.
2- Wally: this guy is also my age. Has a wife, a young daughter and one on the way. He is kind of a self employed pharmaceutical sales guy. So we hit it off great the first time. He thinks like an independent entrepreneur. He is responsive. He works hard and reads a lot on his own. I was able to give him his first Book in Arabic in his life.
Then just last week I met him for only the second time. He said he had wanted to start from the beginning so had already read most all of Genesis and more. He sees both religions being mostly the same, but in a curious way, not a close minded way. We had a hard conversation about who the Son really is. We ended with laughter and in good spirits. Then since my car ended up getting towed, he drove me to find and recover it. So we ended on a mutual problem solving commonality. He said he is eager to keep meeting. I really enjoy meeting with this guy.
3- Aymen: this guy is just a few years younger than me. Seems to be a hard worker. Into philosophy some. The first two times he met me he wanted to meet in a bar. We really stayed pretty generic these first two meetings, so I didn’t know how serious to take him.
Then over the last two weeks our meetings have gone straight to the heart and truth. He has confessed to being a drunk which has cost him his marriage. He tells me he has decided to quit drinking. He also has recently lost his job which has humbled him. The third meeting I told him he needs to read Matt 5-7. Last week we met for the fourth time for him to tell me the following:
He said, “Stefan, up to this point you have done a lot of talking. Now it’s my turn.” He said, “two things you have said that have really spoken to me is that 1) God is searching after me and 2) what I need is a total heart change.” He said he now has a satisfaction and a peace he has rarely ever experienced. He read all of the Matthew chapters I gave him and we discussed through them some. Then we prayed for his job interview that day.
Just yesterday he texted me to tell me his job interview went well and to ask what chapters I have for him to read before the next time we meet. I gave him Matt 1-4 and he said he would read them before we meet soon. This hardly ever, really never, happens.
PTL. Can’t make this stuff up. Thank you for praying.