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Repent and go to church…
Ryan who serves in our Operation Joy project in Oldham had great news last week when a gentleman who had given his life to Christ brought a friend of his to the Drop-In Ryan runs on Friday at Bethel Church, the friend confessed Jesus as Lord and Saviour and then went to church on Sunday.
Ryan tells the story.
It is just amazing at the Oldham Drop-In; God is really moving in the life of the service users. Since we have been there, we have seen many people make a decision to follow Jesus but just of recent, we have seen people repent of their sins, confess Jesus and also turn up at Bethel Church on the following Sunday.
Last week we had a young man that came to us, he was told about the project by someone who already was attending. This young man had some knowledge about Jesus but when we started to share the Gospel with him, he said he had never heard it spoken like that.
The session started and I told the story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) and also spoke of my own testimony, you could see that the Spirit of God was doing a work in the young man. We spoke of many different aspects of what it means to be a follower of Christ and how there are two types of sorrow, one which is a worldly sorrow and another that is a Godly sorrow that leads to Repentance (2 Corinthians 7:10). I then moved on to the blood of Christ and how we are purchased by God at a high price (Ephesians 1:7).
I really felt that this man was ready to confess Jesus as Lord and Saviour (Romans 10:9). I then lead him in a prayer of repentance and prayed for him to be filled with the Holy Spirit, this was an amazing time as you could clearly see a change in him.
This week, one of our volunteers reported that the man had turned up at church and worshipped God with the other members, as you can imagine all of us at Manchester City Mission were blessed to hear this and praise God for this news.
We would like to thank our supporters for making this happen, if it wasn’t for your prayers, volunteering and financial support none of this would be possible.