We were excited to get this story from Jim at Crossroad Baptist Church in Buckeye, AZ where this wonderful family, the Horkavy’s, minster. What a reminder that God uses even our difficult challenges in life to bring souls to know Him. May we be like Jim – on the lookout for people who need the Lord.
Jim writes, “Last week I visited one of my find-five, an 82-year-old man in an assisted living center that comes to the Tremble Clefs choir I belong to (voice therapy as those of us with Parkinson’s Disease lose our voices over time). He is a retired highway and border patrolman. He had never been a church attender, not even as a child, and said he didn’t have a relationship with God. He was interested in the Bible Study so I left him the booklet and he was to call me when he had read through the first lesson. He called the next evening saying he had read the whole booklet. Having Parkinson’s Disease, his handwriting is so bad he doesn’t write anymore (another advancing PD symptom) and so didn’t fill in the booklet. I went by the next day and we went through the whole Bible study page by page, culminating in his praying of the sinner’s prayer. About 48 hours from start to finish! Today I’ll deliver him a large-print Bible, and expect to study Living the Exchange with him in coming weeks.
2 Peter 3:9, The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”