Purdue BCM: A Life Changed
Ben Beck, BCM Director received an encouraging facebook message from a guy he met last spring break on the Beach Reach Mission Trip. When JB's path crossed with Ben last March he had just been kicked out of a bar for causing trouble with the DJ. JB was hungry so he headed to Taco Bell where Ben's street team was hanging out sharing Christ. Ben had a very long conversation with JB about God but JB was not quite ready to change his ways. They exchanged information and have stayed in contact via facebook. Ben prayed that God would send someone into JB's life to continue to share in person about Christ. Below is the facebook message Ben received. God has answered Ben's prayer.
Hey Ben! You'll never guess who's going to start going to church again.. me! I met this friend of mine Doug from work who is around my age and is really passionate about Jesus and I've been talking to him alot lately. It's kind of weird because the way he describes the church he goes to it sounds perfect for me. He also has the same perspective on things when it comes to politics, values etc. Also, I just finished the book Blue Like Jazz and it really put alot of things in perspective for me. It was actually kind of weird how I found it. This past weeknd I was riding in a friends car who was borrowing it from her dad, I happened to reach in the back seat and pull the book out. After thinking about the chances of that happening, meeting my friend Doug at work, and thinking about how we ran into each other in Panama, I feel like God is trying to have a personal relationship with me and I haven't been trying very hard to form a relationship with him. The book also talked about alot on what you were trying to tell me in Panama about God's grace and how we are sinful creatures, but the thing is we should understand that Jesus Christ died on the Cross so we can be saved from our sins. And that Christianity is a struggle with one's faith and we will mess up at times, but it is in our sinful nature to. It talks about how easy it is to follow the dark, and stray away from God. I guess what I'm trying to say is Thank you Ben for talking to me that night at Taco Bell. Not only have I came to Peace with myself, I've been able to share some things with my little brother and now he's starting to read the book Blue Like Jazz and hopefully he will start going to church with me also. I hope all is well and you'll be in my prayers!
Purdue Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM)
507 Waldron St., est Lafayette, IN 47906
"The BCM is a body of students striving together to glorify God and spread His love through relationships and service."
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