Thursday, May 22, 2008

This young man has been trying to figure out how to be forgiven!

Today, Augustus "happened" to be wandering
around the mall with no place to go.
Then he ran into me and I asked him,
"Do you have any thoughts about God and spiritual things?"
"For sure...I've got plenty to say!"
Instantly he wanted to talk about God.
So we put him on The Way of the Master Radio
and afterward he was very moved by the law.
He got off the program and his eyes filled with tears as he explained,
"I was asking God for a sign--last night...you know...
I needed to hear from God...and then he brought you."
He lifted his cap from his head and continued,
"I heard what they were saying on the radio--
and I have done so many horrible things."

We listened as he poured out his heart like water.
It was so refreshing to hear the words of this honest young man.
It was visibly evident that he was broken over his sin.
With tears filling his eyes again he continued,
"I have done so many horrible things."
With great joy my mother and father-in-law joined
to help me explain the good news and how he could be forgiven.
"What you must do is repent of your sins (turn from your sinfullness)
and trust in Jesus Christ...you can be forgiven through the
death and resurrection of Jesus Christ...there's forgiveness for you...
and there's nothing you have done that you can't be forgiven for--it's really good news!"
We encouraged him to get right with God immediately!
Then gave him all our contact information and invited him to our church
And almost an hour after he was on the program,
we were still at the mall and "happened" to run into him again!
We talked for almost an hour. Praise be to God.
Please pray for this sweet young man Augustus.


You can listen to the program here May 22, 2008 - Hour 1
it starts around the 40 minute mark.

7 comments:

David said...

Thank you for the great job you do. It is so encouraging see how God works in the hearts of people. I am praying for that young guy.
Keep reeling them in.
~Dayna

Sicarii said...

I tune in to podcasts of WotMR every evening here in Singapore, and this is one of those moments when it's been so very encouraging and inspirational!

God bless, Trish!

p.s. I hope you don't mind that I've linked to this story from my blog. I'm sharing with other Christians on how much we need to get out there and share the Gospel.

Fish with Trish said...

Dayna and Sicarii,

You will be overjoyed to know that Augustus came to church last night (all on his own) and he is joining me and my husband for a birthday party that we are attending today and then he wants to hit the streets with us tonight for evangelism!!!!...I am completely grateful to God!

Sicarii said...

Hallelu YaH!

I am more than overjoyed! Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! All praise be to God!

Soli deo Gloria!

Please send our regards to Augustus. :)

God bless!

Melanie said...

I heard this guy and his honesty was amazing. It shows how much he was really thinking.

I so enjoy listening to the witnessing on WOTM Radio. I learn so much because of all of the different personalities that you guys speak to.

I have to confess, Trish, you are my favorite "fisher". :D

God bless all of you, and thank you so much!

Fish with Trish said...

Sicarii...I don't mind at all! Thanks for passing it along.

Thanks everyone for your prayer support. I value your prayers!

Jeannette said...

That is beautiful!!