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BRINGING MY FRIENDS TO JESUS


Albert McMakin was a 24-year-old farmer who came to faith in Christ in 1934.


He was so full of enthusiasm that he filled a truck with people and took them to a meeting to hear about Jesus.


There was a good-looking farmer’s son whom he was especially keen to get to a meeting, but this man was hard to persuade. He was too busy falling in and out of love with different girls. He did not seem to be attracted to Christianity. Eventually, Albert McMakin managed to persuade him to come by asking him to drive the truck.


When they arrived, Albert’s guest decided to go in and was “spellbound” and began to have thoughts that he had never known before.


He went back night after night until one night he went forward and gave his life to Jesus Christ.


Since then, the young truck driver has spoken to at least 250 million people about Christ during his lifetime, and went on to become a spiritual advisor to the last nine US Presidents.


The young truck driver was, of course, Billy Graham.


We are not all called to be Billy Grahams but we can be Albert McMakins, bringing our friends to Jesus.


SOURCE: From "Questions of Life" by Nicky Gumbel, p.193-194.



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