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Stories from the Field: From Anger to Acceptance

Stories from the Field: From Anger to Acceptance

by Todd Smeltzer on December 12, 2018

Stories from the Field: From Anger to Acceptance

From Anger to Acceptance


This is another Making Disciples story from a Jersey member. If you or someone you know has a similar story, let us know for the benefit of others.

I have known the Lord for a long time and have taught His Word to others for quite some time as well, but I have always been somewhat backward about sharing my faith. However, the leading of the Holy Spirit is powerful when we yield our will to His. Several years ago I witnessed to a long time friend who had for many years rejected God.

Over time he shared that he was mad at God for not saving his marriage. Years earlier his wife left him and he became a single parent with a child to raise on his own. After many conversations and invitations he eventually started coming to church. Once he got acclimated to the church, he realized his next step was to attend a small group, so I brought him to our group.


After a number of weeks of hearing God’s Word preached and taught, then working through questions he had together, he prayed to receive Christ. This resulted in him repenting from how he had been living. It led to him being reconciled to his brother and his brother’s family who he had been estranged from for years. The Lord did a miraculous work of transformation in his life and now he is very active in his church.

No matter what fear, uneasiness, or concern we may have with sharing Christ, none of it compares to the joy we experience afterward in seeing someone come to know and follow Him.

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