Occult Priest Becomes a Friend

The occult priest began visiting our college campus Bible table weekly.  He was not a student, but he’d come on campus to hang out with his buddies at the witchcraft table, and to see us.

He was no longer angry with us Christians, but came to us with theological questions. Sometimes we didn’t know the answer and we’d tell him we’ll try to find an answer,  and we would try.  He’d often pick through the free literature on our table.  He’d read it for a while and usually ask if he could take it with him.

He did this for several months and then we did not see him again—that is, until two years later. One day he suddenly appeared at our table. We were so happy to see him, I even called him by his first name.

He said, “You remember my name?”

I said, “I remember the names of people I pray for.”

“You’ve been praying for me?”

“Yes!  You’re my friend and I care for you.”

I’m sorry to say we never had the privilege of leading him to Jesus, but I believe seeds were planted. For one thing, he stopped thinking of us as the enemy.  In fact we were friends.

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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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10 Responses to Occult Priest Becomes a Friend

  1. Florence says:

    Yes, I truly believe that seeds were planted. Someday I hope you are priviledged to see the harvest. God Bless you for your work for HIM.

  2. Mark says:

    God’s work happening through you! Yes, seeds were planted!

  3. Nicky ABRAM says:

    Wow, we were talking about prayers and that promise (God’s word will never return void) in our home group. I can remember the Lord pursuing me with his Love talking to me through different friends…for a long time..until one blessed day, He opened my eyes!
    Also, could you tell me who sings the song My friend!

    • Kathleen says:

      Thank you, Nicky! Yes, sometimes it takes a while before HE opens our eyes! The song? Thank you for asking! The poem was written by D.J. Higgins. I wrote the music, I’m playing my guitar and singing it.

  4. Karen says:

    When we don’t see the fruit of our investment in others, we can become discouraged, but that’s when we have to trust the Scripture when it promises that God’s Word will never return void. Keep planting those seeds!

    • Kathleen says:

      Thanks Karen. Isaiah 55:11 is one I’ve often clung to: “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

  5. Frank King says:

    Kathleen, the fact that he no longer regarded you as an enemy is serious progress. Perhaps God will use others to water the seeds you have planted.

    • Kathleen says:

      Yes Frank, I definitely agree with that. 1 Corinthians 3:7-9 says, “So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.”

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