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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Craig Columbo

I am in Philadelphia, PA., preaching for Pastor Jay Mulholland who pastors the Grace Baptist Church. He has been the pastor for five years and is doing a marvelous job of reaching his are for Christ. The building was packed with chairs being put up for the many visitors today. This was their old fashioned service today with a big meal after church. I wore my wester outfit today. I understand why these liberal preachers dress like they dress on Sundays to preach. It is tempting to preach without a tie! HA! All I need is a goatee! HA! Then you can just rap with the people! We had a great invitation time with many coming to trust Christ at their Saviour. I am not sure of the exact number but it was exciting to see.

I was up at 6:30, 5:30 Texas time, and had my quiet time and a light breakfast. I backslid this morning and did not get on the treadmill. I will make up for it this afternoon and tonight. I had been traveling for 12 hours by the time I arrived at the hotel yesterday and I was dog tired! Whatever that means? I worked on a new chapter for a new book on Heaven and then crashed and woke up this morning with my jogging suit still on. Buddy that is really being tired!

I was standing out front of the Loews Hotel, downtown Philadelphia, waiting for my ride to Sunday school when I struck up a conversation with the bell hop Craig Columbo. He is a local college student. He told me he was a Catholic and I said to him, "So was my wife in her youth." We talked a little bit and I gave him a Gospel tract from our church. There was a break in the action at the front door of the hotel so we talked for about ten minutes. Soon I was able to lead the conversation into life after death. I talked to him about John chapter 3 how Jesus told a religious man that he need a new birth in order to go to Heaven. In a few moments he listened as I presented the Gospel to him and he then bowed his head and asked Christ to save him from the payment of his sins. He looked up at me and said, "Hey, this means I have two birthdays doesn't it?" He thanked me! Gotta love soul winning!

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