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Comes to Church after 35 Years...

Last night as I arrived for the 6.30 meeting I noticed a man standing on the steps at the side of the building. He was by himself and I just assumed he was waiting for someone. I smiled as I passed him and went inside.
Afterwards when I was leaving to go home I noticed the same man, standing in the same place. Jokingly, I said " I noticed you here at 6.30 and you are still here, I really hope you haven't been stood here all that time!" he laughed and said no. We exchanged names and then I discovered he had heard about CCV and decided to come to check it out for himself. He hadn't been in church in 35 years, due to a hurt although he still believed in God. No one invited him to come, he came on his own and he knew no-one in the church, and he still came. Thats brave. He loved it and said he would come back again.. He doesn't yet know Jesus personally and I got an opportunity to share about Jesus with him. Although he didn't make a decision for Jesus last night, he said he would soon. I went home feeling a wee bit annoyed with myself that I didn't lead him to faith there and then. Then I realised that its not about focusing on the result, but about focusing on relationship. It will be the working of the Holy Spirit that brings him to faith. So I'm grateful and thankful that God gave me the opportunity to represent HIm and just chat, listen, engage and befriend. I look forward to seeing his journey of faith develop and grow........his name is Joe if you would like to pray for him.

- From Diane...