A number of years a young child in our neighborhood attended our fellowship gatherings. Due to some family issues, he discontinued coming and we haven’t seen much of him if any, for around 12 years. He is now a soldier in the army, is preparing to be an officer, and plans to make the armed service his career.
I was very surprised several nights ago when he attended one of our weekly Bible studies. He has maintained contact with one of his childhood friends in the youth group and responded to his invitation to come. It was such a delight to see his respectful openness to the gospel, and sincere desire to pray to receive the Lord.
He seemed so happy to renew contact with us. His grandpa, who is no longer alive, has been my good friend and neighbor for many years. He embraced me several times before he left, and told us that he wants to talk to his brigade commander and training officer, and encourage them to have us come to the military camp to have Bible studies with the soldiers there. He said he also wants to invite some of his comrades to come and attend some our services in uniform. Amazing! May the Lord’s will be done, whatever that may be – Lord hear our prayer!