6-Week Series: Against All Odds

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I remember once while I was visiting on a Saturday, it was around noon and I had been at it for about three hours. I decided to stop at a trailer that sat back from the Highway a good distance. When I knocked at the door of the home, a man in his late thirties came to the door and said come in. I introduced myself, and told the man that I was the Pastor of Lakeside Baptist Church in Woodbury, Georgia, and that I was visiting and inviting people to Church. He ask me if I would like to come in and meet his family, to which I said I would. I could tell that this man was in very bad health. He was as skinny as a rail, and his skin was very rough. Immediately I felt compassion for this man, as country as could be, and very friendly, so I followed him into the trailer. He led me to the back room of the trailer, and there I found three little girls, cute as could be, and his wife who also looked to have bad health. They invited me to have lunch with them, as they had a pot of Macaroni and cheese cooked. (That was their meal, they had nothing else.) After talking to the family I took the Bible and led all five to the Lord Jesus Christ, all confess Him as Saviour, and they came to our Church, became faithful members. They began to grow in Christ, their health became better, their lives witnessed for Christ. They were model Christians in our community until they moved away. I did one good work, I shared the Gospel with them and look at the end results for their lives while they were living among us. And what will ye do in the end thereof?

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