the people you meet on airplanes…

Posted: July 21, 2010 in a funny thing happened...

coming back from orlando today, i had the opportunity to sit next to a gentleman dressed in a pretty sharp suit heading to chicago on a business trip. we started talking about our reasons for travel and i shared with him that i was coming back from new staff training with ccc and he shared that he was involved in ministry through his local church and we began to share our testimonies. it was cool as this guy, his name is lawerence, shared about growing up in jacksonville fl and moving up to the dc metro area with his mom.

lawerence shared that he grew up going to church but how he had through college, lived the crazy life of a practicing homosexual. he went on sharing how out of that God had met him where he was and that someone had taken the time to share with him God’s unending love. He shared how his decision to put God first in his life had radically changed his outlook in life and how he lived day to day. he is now working for the fdic and is happily married to the woman of his dreams and has been for the last five years.

over the last couple years God has used him to start a men’s ministry in his local church and has taken him to eastern africa on several evangelical mission trips and now he feels God’s call to eventually go into ministry as a pastor. he also shared how God was using his current position in hr as a recruiter for the fdic to engage college students in spiritual conversations and how God was using him to do ministry in the workplace.

it was very encouraging because as we were landing i had the opportunity to pray for and be prayed for by a guy who seriously two hours before i didn’t even know existed. God is doing amazing things in people’s lives and i feel fortunate to get the opportunity to hear about God’s intervention into people’s lives.

how about you? what is a cool story you’ve heard or experienced in the last couple months? what’s one way you’ve seen God show up in something you’ve experienced lately? or maybe who’s the most interesting person you’ve ever sat next to on an airplane?

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