For the past 3 years ‘Sam’ has faithfully been coming to our Tuesday Drop-In program. He doesn’t in particular stand out, due to his quiet and sensitive spirit. One night, he brought me a Bible he found lying around; it had been left there and was worn from use. Sensing that he really wanted his own Bible, I asked him if he really wanted an old one. We had some new Bibles that we had recently purchased, so I gave him one of those. I talked to him about good books to start reading and told him to list out any questions he might have so we could get together and I could give answers. Since then, he has become our Bible distributor to youth! He has asked for and given away Bibles to his sister and a number of his friends.
Over his time here, he has asked for advice on how to deal with various issues and recently about a depressed friend. We have been able to talk with him about these things and pray with him. A couple of weeks ago, he didn’t seem to be himself, so I asked whats going on. He shared that his girlfriend had moved away to live with her grandparents, which made him sad; he had tried to pray, but his prayers seemed to go unanswered. I asked if I could pray for him, and then he asked, ‘how do I become a Christian?” One of our volunteers came and joined me and we had the privilege of talking and praying with him to become a Christian.
It has been such a joy to see how God has been working in this young man’s life, and for us to be able to be a part of it.