Today I’ll be speaking at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. Click here to watch the live webcast. Service times are 8:00 AM, 10:15 AM, and 12:30 PM Eastern Time (5:00 AM, 7:15 AM, and 9:30 AM Pacific Time).
I was lost for 42 years. Similar to your mom, I grew up going to church, but never really got to know Jesus. I never understood the Gospel. When my father died I was 16 and I got angry at the Lord and told Him to go away and never bother me again. I proceeded to destroy my own life with wild living, marriage, divorce, multiple partners, children I neglected, abortion, drunkeness… all in the hopes of finding acceptance and love. I ran away to Florida in 2004 and sank to the lowest point in my life. I figured if God wasn’t real then I should just be dead. And then I met a girl at work who shared the Gospel with me. Something about that encounter clicked. She invited me to CCFL and on the second occasion, I heard God speak to me! Like you, I was the last girl to go forward that night. I couldn’t believe the Lord would ever want me back, after all the bas stuff I had done. That was 11.12.05, the BEST day of my life! I was 42 years old. The story of the prodigal son still brings me to tears, because I was the prodigal son. Thank you so much for coming and speaking to our church! I plan to share your DVD with all the folks in my family who still need the Lord. God bless you and keep you!
I was so impressed by your testimony and so moved by the beautiful “lost boy” movie. I invited my 18 year old nephew to come to church with us since he is also a lost boy whom is a fruit of a broken home and a few divorces, but sadly he didn’t make it.He is going through such a hard time in his life, making poor choices that are really hurting him. His mom left his abusive father when he was 3. Several relationships later he is a shattered young man who doesn’t know how to trust anyone. I love him dearly and I am so very sorry he didn’t come to church with us. I bought him your book and can’t wait to be able to buy the movie also. You see, my nephew like you is a cartoonist and very talented with graphic arts, an artist at heart. I pray that through your testimony he will also be able to be found for God’s glory. Please be in prayer for him also. Thank you!
I was at the Saturday night service. Lost Boy was awesome! Very moving. My dad came from a similar background to yours. He isn’t one to talk much about his past but said your movie really brought back memories. He loved the film. My entire family was there and all enjoyed. My mom is the only person in my family who has not excepted Jesus. She hates the whole ‘alter call’ thing. Please pray for her. Her name is Sharon. During the alter call my entire family was praying. My sister offered to take my mom up when you gave the invitation but she didn’t go. I did feel God telling me don’t give up on her. Saturday wasn’t her time, but I know your sermon planted seeds. Oh, she did say you are an excellent speaker and your movie was good.
Thank you for inviting us into your life… I want to apologize for your mom… as another woman who also wanted the kids (she wound up with) but wanted fun more so she spent so much time miserable in the process… I understand her dilemma… nowadays woman are doing the same with work in place of alcohol and sex… please forgive her for being her… and the sin that seemed so much more inviting than caring for you lovingly… a new beginning may be for you to be able to thank her for the beautiful Christian man you’ve become.
Vici from CCFtL
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