Son in Drug Rehab

We were eating in a quiet restaurant. There was one other diner eating alone.  He greeted us when we arrived and began sharing his sadness over his 19-year-old son in drug rehab.

I asked him if he had a faith background.  He said he had “fallen away.”

I said, “We all need hope.” I reached in my purse and pulled out a booklet.  I  said, “I have something that will encourage you. This booklet contains a message from the Bible. Many years ago this message changed my life.  It’s called, Would You Like To Know God Personally?”

He seemed grateful and began reading it.  When he left he waved the booklet at us and said, “I appreciate this—I’m going to share it with my son!”

Reminder: Re-stock my purse!

“Thank You, Lord, for giving that man the freedom to share his heart with us. Thank You for his openness. Please prepare his son for the truths he will read. Draw him to Yourself, dear Jesus.”

  •  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect.     1 Peter 3:15
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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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2 Responses to Son in Drug Rehab

  1. Frank+King says:

    Kathleen, I prayed that God will use the booklet to impact the lives of the man and his son. I thank God for the way He uses you to reach the lost and for your willingness and readiness to be used by Him.

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