A note from one of the men in the program who will be graduating later this month:
"My name is Jeff. I came to His Steps in June 2013 because I had problems with alcohol in my life. My life was out of control and not right with God or my family. I had been struggling with this burden for a long time and finally reached a point where I couldn't take it any longer. I went to my pastor and asked him for help. My pastor knew Tim Brown, the director of His Steps Ministries. We talked about me going to His Steps. I was scared at first; it's a long way from my home in Iowa, but I knew I needed to do something so I decided to give it a try. I wanted to do this not only for myself, but most importantly for the Lord and my family.
The day came for me to depart and travel to Georgia. My pastor and his wife drove me from Des Moines to Woodstock. I began to wonder if I was doing the right thing, and once I arrived it took some getting used to. But after a while, things all smoothed out and once I started getting plugged into the teaching and daily disciplines things began to make sense to me. I could see that God was involved in my life like never before. I was finding out who God really is and really began to understand the Word of God. Then I really started seeing God working in my life. We had a lot of different studies to go through, interestingly all of them seemed to intertwine with each other.
I've learned from my time at His Steps that my addictions are a sin problem in my life and that with the Lord's help I can overcome my sins. I know now the importance of having the Lord at the center of my life, and without Him I would be doomed. I now have the desire to keep growing in the Lord and in His Word. I've come to love Him with my whole heart and want to follow Him until He calls me home or comes back for me. I'm grateful to my pastor and church family for sending me to His Steps and thankful that my wife has continued to stand by me through this process, and I look forward to going home to be with her and our children."
I pray you are as encouraged as I am from these notes from the men.
Bald Eagle Baptist Church in Julian, PA
In other news, Kit and I were blessed to be able to travel together to Pennsylvania earlier in November. Bald Eagle Baptist Church in Julian, PA invited me to speak for their 178th anniversary. We were truly blessed by the people there. They sent a young man to His Steps this past year, and during that time Pastor Spaugh and I came to know each other. We have never been to PA and have always heard how beautiful it is, and it truly was. But we agreed that the bigger beauty for us was seeing this body of believers at Bald Eagle Baptist. We were truly blessed by their generosity and comradery. After the Sunday morning service, we had a large, and I mean large, meal together in the church fellowship hall. The food was great and the fellowship was better. I couldn't help but think how wonderful the meal we will all enjoy together one day with our Lord will be.
Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.” Revelation 19:6-9
Jesus is Lord,
Tim Brown Director of His Steps Ministries
Please pray for the three men that graduated in November: that they will get involved with their local church and continue to grow in their relationship with our Lord.
Please pray for the new men arriving at His Steps. There is always some bit of apprehension upon arrival.
If you are interested in meeting any ministry needs, you may contact Tim Brown:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 595-4249
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