I arrived at the Syracuse, New York at 3 pm and I was met by Pastor Jody Martin who pastors the Gospel Light Baptist Church of Utica, New York. He drove me about an hour to Utica and to the Best Western Motel. He was very gracious and gave me a vehicle to drive this week end.
I went to my room and settled in unpacking my bags. I walked to the McDonalds' Resturant next to the motel to get a bite to eat and returned to my room to watch Michigan State University defeat undefeated Wisconsin in their first Big Ten game for 2010. MSU is undefeated at 5-0 and should be ranked higher this week in the polls. Mrs. Gray's team the University of Michigan is also undefeated and ranked. (Don't tell her but U of M is not as good as their record!) Our nemesis Ohio State University had a rough time with Illinois and look venerable! Arkansas had a week off and will play Texas A & M next week. It should be a good game!
After watching the MSU game I went soul winning. Come on first things first! Ha! I have 3 lined up for in the morning. One young man in the picture above was at the front desk when I went to go to the exercise room to do my 3.25 miles on the treadmill tonight. The desk clerk had just given Irick a Gospel tract. The young clerk is a member of the Gospel Light Baptist Church where I am preaching in the morning. The clerk was on duty and told me later that he could not do more than hand Irick a Gospel tract. I happened to walk up as Irick was reading the tract. I asked Irick if he knew 100 % for sure that he was going to Heaven? He said, "No!" So, I carefully went over the Scriptures and in a few minutes Irick bowed his head and asked Jesus Christ to pay for all of his sins. WOW! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!