Tuesday, July 07 2020
"If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you. 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water." John 4:10
We began a homegroup with parents of addicted teens and before long we had about 60-70 kids showing up, some smoking dope outside, others making out in the cars, and some just coming to find out what was happening at the group, but as wild as it was, the Holy Spirit was definitely drawing them!
Although many just came to see their friends they definitely had the word planted in their hearts and some were saved, others convicted and still, others delivered. Anyway, it was a very fruitful ministry that eventually turned into a church. We moved the church out to our home on the west-side where we had a 3500 square foot, five-bedroom home on 2 acres, and a 2000 square foot metal building in the back.
It was the perfect setting, private, in a wooded area with room to take in young men addicted to heroin! The first five young men were friends and all got their dope from black dealers on the south-side of town. On Sundays, we assembled as a fellowship with mostly parents of addicted teens, and during the week we ministered to their sons in our home, dealing with their addictions, it was a divine appointment!
"Whoever drinks of the water I shall give him will never thirst. But the water I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." John 4:14
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin