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The Lost Boy story touches lives… again

July 10th, 2008 Posted in encouragement, lost boy, Lost Boy Blog, photos, questions, sermons

We had a fantastic night at Calvary Chapel of Golden Springs. We showed Lost Boy: The Documentary and, once again, the response was fantastic. More than 100 people made commitments to follow Jesus Christ.

Again, it seems like just about everyone relates to some aspect of this story, from old to young. As Joan, one of my “blogging buddies,” said:

I think one of the reasons your book has resonated with so many people is because there are multiple facets of experience brought out through each chapter. You have honestly portrayed so many different types of households. For example, I completely relate to Charlene’s home. My parents are super conservative. And I totally relate to your searching. And when you were saved, all my old memories come up of how I was before and just how it happened and how things slowly but evidently changed afterwards. The details and honesty of this book, I think help others to see their own lives – like a mirror.

Thanks, Joan, for those kind words.

Lost Boy live tonight!

Don’t forget, we will be showing Lost Boy tonight at Calvary Chapel South Bay. I will also be speaking.

For more info on that, click here.

Life without Limbs. . . or LIMITS!

I have only recently become aware of Nick Vujicic and his amazing story.

Nick was born without limbs, meaning he has no arms or legs. His father was physically sick when he saw little Nick for the first time, and the nurses tried to hide him from his mother, after she had just given birth to him.

But God had a powerful plan for this young man.

As a child in school in Australia, Nick was made fun of and even called a freak. But by God’s amazing grace, he was able to overcome these challenges and discover that the Lord wanted to use him to encourage others who had disabilities or challenges of any kind.

Today, Nick Vujicic travels the world, telling people about Jesus Christ and how they can have a life without limits.

A friend sent a video of Nick to me and I was amazed by it. So, I found his Web site and was delighted to see he was posting a few of my devotionals!

Nick Vujicic will be at Harvest this Sunday!
So we contacted Nick’s people and invited him to come in person to Harvest Christian Fellowship and he will be with us THIS SUNDAY! I will be interviewing Nick at our Sunday morning services, and then he will give a full-length message Sunday night.

You will not want to miss this. He will truly inspire you, no matter what you are going through right now. Watch this video of how a family was impacted by Nick’s powerful life and testimony.

5 Responses to “The Lost Boy story touches lives… again”

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  3. michael says:

    Pastor brother Greg,

    I have not seen the film but I do work much with youth and would like to get it. I listen much on your radio broadcasts in Grand Rapids, Mi and have caught bits of your story; just amazing. As the months go by I am drawn more and more to your messages by reason of your passion for evangelism and your skill in reaching people. I still have a dream and passion in my heart that started way back in California in the early eighties at fuller seminary. Each day my goal is to share the gospel with at least three people in a clear and concise manner. This morning I woke up very early and went down to the gas station hoping for and opportunity to find someone to share the gospel with and noticed a young man sitting at the bus stop alone. Gathering a little courage I pulled out a navpress gospel tract and asked if he had a minute so that “I may share with you the good news of God’s salvation.?” He said that he used to attend church and was a believer but had gone through a divorce and no longer goes anywhere. I responded by encouraging him to get involved to grow and heal and gave him a name of one in the are he lives. He seemed so open and left praying for him. Later that morning or around noon preached at a mission service downtown with a friend to quite a good size crowd. Had no idea what to speak and just opened the service with a hymn and then went to Isaiah 59:1-6 leading into the good news of reconciliation triumphing over separation. At the end a woman and a man came up to us in tears completely broken by their addiction to alchohol. We prayed for them and for much of the day even into this evening I have felt such a burden and concern in a spirit of intercession that I cannot stop. Her name is Heather K. and His is Dean W. They are in really bad shape. Pastor brother Greg please keep encouraging me to do the work of an evangelist and may I never let up no matter what circumstances in my life. Again, thanks for your ministry.

    Michael Mooney

  4. Kristy says:

    Dear Pastor Greg,

    I couldn’t attend the night they showed The Lost Boy DVD at Harvest, but I was wondering if there has been any thought about showing it again? Just wondering and thank you for writing such an amazing book that has touched so many lives.

    Kristy

  5. Dorci says:

    Dear Pastor Greg,
    Thank you so much for posting the video about Nick Vujicic. I went onto YouTube and watched a couple of other videos about his amazing story and cried my eyes out. Not only because of his tremendous testimony, but once again, the Lord has used you to speak to my heart in a very specific way. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior 19 years ago at a Calvary Chapel in Phoenix, Arizona. I have loved listening to your teachings throughout that time, but for some reason, God has spoken to my heart more than ever through your ministry the last couple of months. I believe God is preparing me for something that is to come in the near future and for whatever reason He is using you as part of that preparation.

    God bless you and thank you.

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