Shelly, our new sister in Christ...
(David) This is Shelly, a nineteen-year-old University of Toledo student from Asia. She's been attending Christ the Word since Christmas. Sunday we rejoiced to welcome her into our midst as a new sister in Christ.
For many weeks now Shelly has prayed that God would give her the courage to accept His Son. In her country, she says, being a Christian can cost your life. So she prayed for strength to accept Jesus. Last week, however, Shelly realized it was wrong to pray for strength to accept God. Instead she prayed that God would accept her.
This is the second young woman we have seen come to Christ as a result of international student Bible studies in the last four months. What joy. It seemed like half the church was crying for happiness last Sunday morning.