Friday, June 18, 2010


It's the last night at Gilead.  Last message at Gilead.  And OH MY GOODNESS did Jesus have something to say.  As I was preaching I was freaking out with what he was bringing to the people.  But here's the coolest part:

On Thursday after lunch, I met with this group of girls for a question and answer session.  It was me with 8 girls, one adult girl's counselor, and Jesus.  :)

This girl named Jade was sitting at the table.  I asked if she was a Christian and she said no.  But she was asking some great questions.  As I was explaining some things about Jesus, I could tell that she was interested.  And then I said it.  I don't know why I did but I said it.  I looked at her straight in the face and said, "You're gonna get saved before you leave camp this week, because God is wooing you into a relationship with himself."  I then said, "Just make me a promise: come up and tell me when you get saved."

As I finished the message and gave students a chance to surrender to Jesus.  160 students just sat there, but I kept glancing at Jade (who sat right in the front row, right in front of me when I was teaching).  As I looked around I saw her start to stand and then sat down.  I was praying but not staring at her while I was praying so that she didn't feel pressure from me to stand up.  And THEN IT HAPPENED!!!!! She stood up in front of 150 people to surrender to Jesus.  I started jumping and screaming.  I ran up and high-fived her counselor.  The place went nuts.  As she stood there, I looked at her and said, "Jade, is Jesus your Lord."  She responded, "Yes."  I said, "Do you believe that he died and rose again for you?" She said, "Yes."  I said, "Welcome to the family. You're saved."  And everyone went crazy again.

VICTORY!!!! It's been a week of battling for Jesus.  Oh my, I'm still celebrating with the angels for what Jesus did in Jade.  And believe me: it was all worth it.


  1. That's stinking AMAZING!!! That gets me pumped to hear how Jesus is moving not only in our church, our valley, and the inland empire, BUT EVERYWHERE! I'm seriously jacked up right now! Great story about the life changing God and Jade!


  2. sooooo awesome! :D

  3. My eyes are so full of tears and my heart is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    rejoiceing for what the Lord has done,

  4. thanks you so much brian i am very excited to be with jesus now! when i told my parnet smy story they sterted to cry. Then my cousin told me that you had posted it on a website, and when my stepmom and dad read it they were very excited and happy for me! thank you so much brian for helping me break down my berrior and for praying for me! :)

  5. As that little girls mother I am so proud of her for waiting until she really felt it. And yes I have goosebumps and tears flowing in admiration for what the two J's did last week. Jesus and Jade I love you both very much. You make me proud.

  6. Hello, there. I am so happy for you as well. I really enjoyed getting to share with your daughter at camp. Congratulations!!!

  7. I cannot tell you how many people back here at home have been so blessed by your story of coming to Christ, Jade. I was so excited to see you stand up. SERIOUSLY!!! I went stinkin' bonkers. I'm excited for you and for your new walk with Jesus. Find a church that teaches truth and shows love. Have someone show how to have time with Jesus in his word. Again, I'm so happy for you.