Quotes


From the “God is so Cool” department: I sometimes (often) feel altogether wortheless as far as a servant of God. But I can’t see everything he’s doing.

Links in the Chain | June 17
Edward Kimball was determined to win his Sunday school class to Christ. A teenager named Dwight Moody tended to fall asleep on Sundays, but Kimball, undeterred, set out to reach him at work. His heart was pounding as he entered the store where the young man worked. “I put my hand on his shoulder, and as I leaned over I placed my foot upon a shoebox. I asked him to come to Christ.” But Kimball left thinking he had botched the job. Moody, however, left the store that day a new person and eventually became the most prominent evangelist in America.
On June 17, 1873, Moody arrived in Liverpool, England, for a series of crusades. The meetings went poorly at first, but then the dam burst and blessings began flowing. Moody visited a Baptist chapel pastored by a scholarly man named F. B. Meyer, who at first disdained the American’s unlettered preaching. But Meyer was soon transfixed and transformed by Moody’s message.
At Moody’s invitation, Meyer toured America. At Northfield Bible Conference, he challenged the crowds saying, “If you are not willing to give up everything for Christ, are you willing to be made willing?” That remark changed the life of a struggling young minister named J. Wilber Chapman.
Chapman proceeded to become a powerful traveling evangelist in the early 1900s, and he recruited a converted baseball player named Billy Sunday. Under Chapman’s eye, Sunday became one of the most spectacular evangelists in American history. His campaign in Charlotte, North Carolina, produced a group of converts who continued praying for another such visitation of the Spirit. In 1934 they invited evangelist Mordecai Ham to conduct a citywide crusade. On October 8th Ham, discouraged, wrote a prayer to God on the stationery of his Charlotte hotel: “Lord, give us a Pentecost here. … Pour out thy Spirit tomorrow. … ”
His prayer was answered beyond his dreams when a Central High School student named Billy Graham gave his heart to Jesus.
And Edward Kimball thought he had botched the job!
I am not praying just for these followers. I am also praying for everyone else who will have faith because of what my followers will say about me. I want all of them to be one with each other, just as I am one with you and you are one with me. John 17:20,21a
– Robert J. Morgan, On This Day: 365 Amazing and Inspiring Stories About Saints, Martyrs & Heroes, electronic ed. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997).


I just got this in my email, the second year student in this article was in my Spiritual Warfare Course I taught in Haiti! Praise God for his salvation!

WARNING: This report may be offensive to the faint of heart. But it is evidence the battle for the soul of Haiti is reaching ever deeper into Satan’s real “freeing captives.
ANOTHER HAITIAN WITCH DOCTOR SAVED!
by Elizabeth Lehman
On a Sunday morning, the voodoo witch doctor walked into church. The congregation nervously held their breath, since this man was widely known as a practicing voodoo witch doctor. When he reached the front of the church, he simply asked to be baptized. The pastor of the church, a second-year student at the OMS Emmaus Biblical Seminary, counseled him. Two weeks later the witch doctor said he was ready to be baptized and wanted to share his testimony. Two sentences into the testimony, he collapsed, shrieking in pain. As the witch doctor was carried out of the church, the screaming became silent. He was unconscious for five hours. The following Sunday, the witch doctor was able to share his testimony without collapsing and was baptized. In his
testimony he said, “Those who owe me money now owe me nothing. Tell them they have already paid. Jesus Christ paid their debt.The newly converted witch doctor requested that people to go to his home and shrine of voodoo worship and burn it all. They found human heads with hair still on them which belonged to people who were victims of human sacrifice. As part of the voodoo ritual, the witch doctor ate and sacrificed human bodies. But the people followed the newly converted witch doctor’s request and burned all he owned to the ground. Now, the former witch doctor, his wife, and baby are homeless, have no possessions, and no employment. They only have the clothes they are wearing and most vitally, a real reason to live: Jesus Christ.

Gene Bertolet Haiti Prayer Coordinator