Thursday, December 9, 2010

Looking back at November

Missionary Training Program - Szymon:
We first met when he came to study at the training center. Nice young man but nothing outstanding, that all changed when we heard his testimony. He was a professional soccer player, was growing up as a defiant teenager in Christian home. Was disobedient to his parents, God and lived the life he wanted with alcohol and all sort of other things that the world has to offer. He would read his Bible only when his father would tell him to so that he would not bug him about it too much and then one day the Lord spoke to him through John 8:42-44 (42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.). That made him realize the choice he needed to make: to remain a son of Satan or to turn to the Lord for forgiveness and become a son of God.
This past year  he was seeking God’s will and it brought him to the missionary training center. From day one he has been growing in the faith and has been getting so excited about knowing God more and serving Him. It was such a blessing to see him grow and change! It is always a blessing to be around people who know their God and who want to grow in Him.
This week the Missionary training center program will be over and we will be sending the students off. We are sad to say good bye since they became like family to us, yet we are excited to see them go and see how they will continue to serve the Lord with their lives.

No comments: