Tuesday, July 07 2020
"Do not say, 'There are still four months and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!" John 4:35
Again, the Lord had given me the desires of my heart with a perfect place to live and minister to those He sent. Whenever I was contemplating on a home I would always look to see how many people could live there, and how it could be used for ministry, I guess I was brainwashed, actually, heart washed by His blood and mind renewed!
The little church grew and many were transformed by God's word and we baptized many in the pool and His grace was upon us. One of the family's who came had two sons and the oldest had been hooked on heroin several times and we took him in believing God to set him free. Heroin is a vicious beast that starts out with a euphoric sense of peace and tranquility but as little as 3-4 shots can addict the unsuspecting with a horrible withdrawal.
Many of the ladies we ministered to in the women's ministry were given heroin by drug dealers and pimps to addict them and hold them captive and then would send them out making them prostitutes. Eric, the boy who came to get free in our home was buying heroin from this same type of dealer, a dangerous thing for a young, naive white boy to do. Little did we know that a spirit of death was about to strike one of ours in the dead of night!
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin