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Old 12-02-2010, 12:02 AM
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I had a friend named John Dobson. I really didn't know him long. He was a friend through one of my best friends, Charlie Hair, whom I've gone to church with for a very long time. John was a painter by trade and always volunteered to do anything around the church that needed done. He lived a rough life battling drug and alcohol addiction. He was one of the nicest people you could ever know. On November 24th, 2010, John passed away from liver cancer. But I have a story to tell. My friend Charlie Hair's uncle, whom everybody calls "Uncle Red" has a Bible study in the little town of Bolingbroke, Georgia every Tuesday night at 7 PM. On September 14th, 2010, Charlie went by to pick up his friend John who had been attending the Bible study for a few months now. Uncle Red has been known to get really worked up in the spirit when he's preachin, and about half way through, he looked at John and said "John, are you saved?" John said, "Uncle Red, I really don't know." Right then and there Uncle Red turned to Romans 10:9-13 and began reading what is known as The Sinner's Prayer. John Dobson accepted Jesus Christ on September 14th, 2010 at about 7:30 PM. Although I was not there, I have attended Uncle Red's service many times. At John's funeral, Charlie spoke a few words beginning with "I've got a secret", and told the story above. No one in the congregation knew that John had been saved, not even the pastor. Here is John and the "team" that led him to salvation that night. Uncle Red is standing and John is second from the right. I just had to share this.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:14 AM
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He is in a better place now, I know this all too well, liver cancer or any form of cancer wreaks havoc on the body and the person never looks the same when they surcome to it, Thank you for sharing your story.

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Old 12-02-2010, 12:28 AM
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I know this forum is not the place for this stuff but I APPLAUD this story. I am a Christian and the Lord has done amazing things in my life but I don't tell people about it unless they ask.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:36 AM
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Their are a lot more Believers than you know, so never be ashamed of being a believer and speaking out loudly your love for him.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:42 AM
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I've always thought sittin on it was the same as denying Him. If this is inappropriate, I will gladly ask it be removed and do likewise with myself. I'm not one bit ashamed or afraid to say that I love Jesus Christ. Just trying to spread some good news for a change. Sorry.
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:17 AM
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Nice story. Although I am a christian but i havent been to church in 10 years, this is a very encouraging story! Hope he is in the place of his dreams now.
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:33 AM
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Well, we are taking a break from church after heavy participation as youth directors for quite a few years. I have been a member of the Methodist church I was born and raised in literally all my life......but it has gone through some changes in the last few years that leave us searching. It's unfortunate, but true. Jesus actually held contempt for the church at times, so I don't sweat the little things. It's always been my belief that attending church can get you in hell just like anything else if you just sit there and never get the message. It's not about where you are, it's about what you believe.

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Old 12-03-2010, 09:23 AM
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Glad he was saved and there is nothing wrong with posting it here. The PC crowd has everyone running scared anymore worrying about offending someone.

I too am taking a break from church but more because if my military job and biting off more than I could chew with this District Commander's position for the VFW. Anything beyond the post level is for someone who is retired!
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:31 AM
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We are off topic so we are in the right place.
Thank you for sharing your stories. I have one too.
I was a chronic, late stage alcoholic who also led a life of crime. I used drugs too, including IV use of cocaine and heroin.
On March 25th, 1999 I had a Spiritual Experience. I was struck sober. The only way I can describe it is that I felt a voice and heard a feeling. It was a male voice with a gruff and disgusted tone and it said "You are doing it again"
I poured my 1/2 gallon of booze (complete insanity for an alcoholic like me) down the kitchen sink and I have not had a drink since.
I don't know if it was Jesus Christ or God Himself, but I do know for an absolute fact that there is someone or something that wants us to be part of a miracle.
I don't preach either, I share my story when the opportunity arises.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:38 AM
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Thats an awesome story. I used to go to Church, I do believe In Jesus Christ and that he is my Lord. I don't act like I should sometimes. But I'm not perfect. But I do try to do whats right. A lot of members don't know this, I had two open heart surgeries. 1 when I was 4 1/2 and one when I was 21. I was born with a hole in my heart and a defective valve. Well after I had my first surgery, the bigger I got the smaller the valve got. So there was little blood flow going to my heart. Well when I turned 21 they did another surgery. And now they tell me the new Pig valve they put in me, has a pen size hole in it. So I do go for a check up every year, and I don't take any medicine for it. So all that being said, I do believe God is keeping me here for a reason.
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