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Those Days That Make It All Worth It: Follow Up Post

 —  July 5, 2012 — 2 Comments

 

A few weeks ago I shared with you about having the opportunity to baptise a man whose daughters both were a part of our youth group with one being a leader the other a high school senior. Their dad had been sick for some time but recently made a decision to give what remained of his life to Jesus as well as get baptized. He passed away 10 days ago, and I officiated his funeral this past weekend. I have officiated many funerals in my short ministry career, but none were as challenging as this one. I could barely speak at times as the emotions were almost too much. But in the end, his life was honoured and the work that God had done in and through him celebrated. I thought I would share with you this video that we made, it was the opening of the memorial service and to me it was so encouraging for a few reasons:

1 – The Gospel was proclaimed loud and clear from a student and a leader not a pastor

2 – It made it clear that Jesus was the only way

3 – All who attended the memorial were able to hear the Hope that Lauren and Georgina have in Christ and Christ alone.

If you have 7 minutes, I hope this can encourage you today.

-Geoff

Geoff Stewart

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2 responses to Those Days That Make It All Worth It: Follow Up Post

  1. Thanks for starting off my Friday with a tear-soaked desk…

    Encouraging video for those of us with unsaved family; thanks for sharing. I’m going on 20 years of praying for my dad’s salvation.

  2. Great video,

    Hadn’t watched it yet cause I knew it would be emotional. Reminds me of my grandfather accepting Christ shortly before his death. It was an emotional time for my mom and the whole family. So blessed to see God working in peoples lives. Even when to us it seems to late, its never to late for Him.

    If there is anything as youth workers we can learn, it is that we need to talk about this with students and their families. Those girls were brave talking to their father, many students might miss the opportunity. And its an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.

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