Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Neighborly GodStop

Kempton & I experienced a GodStop this week. We have an older man living next to us who is pretty quiet & reserved. About a week ago, I noticed several people coming & going and cleaning up outside his home. I got really concerned because I didn’t see our neighbor. I thought he may have passed and I felt terrible that we didn’t get a chance to share the Gospel with him. Well, on Monday, we saw our neighbor taking a walk with someone assisting him and he was using a nasal cannula. Kempton immediately went outside to officially introduce himself (I had already met him) and found out that our neighbor had a major lung surgery (he said due to many years of smoking). Later that day, Kempton took over our contact info if he ever needed anything. Before he left, he prayed for them (the neighbor’s ex-wife and sister were also present) and shared the Gospel. He then asked if he could serve them in any way. The neighbor said he wanted to hang the American Flag up on his house, but was unable to attach the holder. Kempton eagerly did that for him (see above pic). So, not only was our neighbor alive, God gave us an opportunity to share the Gospel with him and show him the love of Jesus. God is Faithful!

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16


Waldemar Family said...

Yay! Praise God for the opporunity. I am so thankful to God for bringing your family to BBC.

The Keierleber Family said...

I like "Godstop!" That was very exciting that you have more time with him to share the gospel and serve him like Jesus. Praise the Lord. Oh, you got a beautiful shot of Kempton with the flag! :)

Stine said...

Praise God! I am so glad that He allows us many opportunities to reach the lost. Let's pray that we not miss those valuable opportunities. I was so touched by the picture of Kempton with the flag,I love my country and the patriotism that goes along with it.