3 HIGHLIGHTS I WILL NEVER FORGET...
1-An Oakland Raiders lineman as he went forward to accept Jesus Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade...pointed to Ken who was sitting next to me...Ken had shared Christ, met with him often before the Crusade...he reached out to the football player boldly in love...
it was a powerful witness that produced fruit
2-When Ken retired...the trucking industry honored him at the Brown Palace Hotel in their Grand Ballroom...approximately 800 were in attendance from coast to coast including me and Tudi...it was a GRAND AFFAIR...THE HEAD TABLE included the who's who of the trucking industry including Government leaders too.
When it came time for Ken to speak after receiving his awards...
Ken briefly spoke about the trucking industry experiences but then told everyone how his life changed a couple years earlier when he claimed Jesus as Savior
...it was a clear, bold, love-motivated testimony...I was overwhelmed with pride in my friends witness
3-Ken had in his will that I would speak at his memorable service at our church...Here's part of what I said:
"I was privileged to have Ken as my best friend when I was 29 and he was 59...we both were fairly new Christians and both "gung ho" for Christ...it was "iron sharpens iron" as we studied the Bible together, prayed and reached out to people in our paths. He was a renowned international trucking industry executive with PIE and I was President of the Oakland Convention and Visitors Bureau.
More than any man I have ever met he finished life well, devoting his life to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I want to encourage all ages by sharing what made Ken so fruitful until the day he died.
KEN BEADLE in a positive acrostic:
was not in his vocabulary when it came to growing in Christ..he thirsted for the Word
B...Ken often urged me to
Be a good father
unlike what he did
E...Ken looked at every
as a possible opportunity to share Jesus
A..He was always
in the work of the Lord
D...Ken was also a
not just a hearer
of all people was authentic and recognized by all
E...His purpose for living and
Enjoyment of life in Christ
"Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and
...all describe Ken
FINISH WELL LIKE KEN?