Two weeks ago, I had everyone close in a short prayer; even Brandon prayed.
After last Thursday's service, while his wife Jessica, (who's a believer), played with their kids at our playground, he knocked on my office door and asked to talk.
He said he had been reading Revelation and saw that he needed to repent before it was too late. Add to that, his eyes were opened when, in one of my sermons, I had mentioned that the rioting was inspired by Satan. The clincher was when he prayed last week and realized he was praying to Someone, and that his prayers mattered.
Brandon then said he wanted to give his heart to Jesus. I repeated the Gospel message, asking him if he believed that Jesus died for his sins, was buried, and on the third day rose again. He did. I then asked if he was willing to repent of his sins. He did. Then I asked him to pray. He did.
Jesus said, "I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Rejoice with me. And pray for our new brother in the Lord, Brandon.
By the way, Brandon is getting baptized this Sunday, on his birthday. He said he's celebrating his birthday and re-birthday together! (This was written with Brandon's full permission.)