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Old 12-05-2008, 08:53 PM
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Please pray for me and my family. I have been called by God to preach (as an evangelist). I have a very time-demanding full-time job, wife, and 3 kids. I work 80 from home (one way). So, I am finding it very hard to balance all of these things. Just pray for me and my family.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:51 PM
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Please pray for me and my family. I have been called by God to preach (as an evangelist). I have a very time-demanding full-time job, wife, and 3 kids. I work 80 from home (one way). So, I am finding it very hard to balance all of these things. Just pray for me and my family.
Can you please give us a testimony about when/how God called you to be an evangelist?
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I am interested to hear as well. I really want to serve God. A few years back, I submitted myself to God to preach, but failed to act on that. I have no idea if I am called, but I have a desire to serve God, but I am not sure in what manner. I am trying to study to prepare myself if God calls me to the ministry. Until then, I will just continue to do what I am doing.
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:26 PM
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Absolutely. I actually have a copy of it on my PC, where I went and gave my testimony at the church of the young preacher who led me to Christ. I wish I could get ya'll a copy of it. I love sharing what the lord did for me and my family.
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:36 PM
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I was raised in a very violent home as a young child. My dad was VERY abusive to my mom and on cocaine 'till I was about 12 yrs old. She somehow managed to stay with him (w/God). She basically raised me, my two brothers (one of which has Downe Syndrome), and my little sister and drug us to church our whole lives. But when I was about 13, I saw daddy at home and I just really didn't want anything to do with church anymore. Started on drugs and drinking when I was 13. Started selling drugs, too. My mom and dad moved me to another school in High School after they caught me for the thousandth time. Anyway, got off drugs but still drank a lot with their permission at home. Got married at 18. Had my first little boy when I was 20. Started back smokin pot, still drank, and started takin pain pills. About 2 yrs ago, I was addicted to pain pills. Tried to quit, but it basically shut my body down and I had to get back on them. 2 days b4 I was saved, I told my wife I was as good/tame as I was gonna get. Really started questioning God's very existence. Anyway, 2 days later a 29 yr old preacher led me to Christ (he had been where I had been and he could relate to me). Anyway, I told God my life was a mess and I put EVERYTHING in his hands. Went to church the next day, quit takin pills that Sunday, no symptoms or anything, haven't touched one in 3 mos. Cut down every pot plant, even had a still where I was makin whiskey, and got rid of it. I even quit cussin, which was a miracle in itself. I cannot even put in to words what God did for me, he COMPLETELY changed my "want to." My wife has never been happier. That's all she's ever asked for 7 yrs is for me to have a relationship of some kind with God and to settle down. God went above and beyond answering her prayers and mine.
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Went to church the next day, quit takin pills that Sunday, no symptoms or anything, haven't touched one in 3 mos. Cut down every pot plant, even had a still where I was makin whiskey, and got rid of it. I even quit cussin, which was a miracle in itself. I cannot even put in to words what God did for me, he COMPLETELY changed my "want to." My wife has never been happier. That's all she's ever asked for 7 yrs is for me to have a relationship of some kind with God and to settle down. God went above and beyond answering her prayers and mine.
Amen brother, thanks for the testimony. It sounds to me like you are a new creature in Christ, praise the Lord. I can relate personally to some of the changes that have taken place in you.

So, how long ago was it that you got saved, and exactly how did God call you into the ministry of 'evangelism'? Understanding of course that every Christian has a ministry of reconciling others to Jesus Christ, but being an actual evangelist is something entirely different.
 

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