From Hopeless To Saved

We don’t know exactly why Rudy felt compelled to ask a Gideon for a copy of God’s Word last month. But he did. And that question launched a discussion that would be the most important conversation of Rudy’s life.

A Scripture distribution had just concluded in the Dominican Republic and Gideons were taking stock of their remaining Scriptures as they prepared to leave. It would have been reasonable for them to assume God had done all He was going to do at this location on this day. However, God is always at work. And on this day, He was placing a lost soul in just the right place at the right time.

That lost soul was Rudy.

So when Rudy saw the Gideons and their boxes of Scriptures, he approached them and did what people do every day–he asked a Gideon if he could have one of the New Testaments.

A seeking heart like that is a joy to the Lord. And it’s a joy to a Gideon. One of the Gideons then took out a personal copy of God’s Word and explained to Rudy that if he could just have a few minutes of his time, this copy of God’s Word would be his to keep.

Rudy then listened as the Gideon began to share about Jesus, telling the young man that Jesus loved him. He explained the plan of salvation and that we are all sinners but that God offers us salvation through His Son, Jesus. And that is the only eternal hope any of us can have.

The Holy Spirit was working on Rudy’s heart. As the young man listened to the Gideon sharing the Gospel, he realized just how lost and hopeless he was without Jesus.

And in the moments to follow, Rudy made the life-changing decision to follow Jesus and to make Him the Lord and Savior of his life.

We give God all the praise for Rudy’s testimony. We thank our members, donors and others whose faithful prayers and financial support made it possible for Gideons to be there that day with God’s Word. Because of so many faithful Christians and a faithful God, Rudy can now experience just how much God truly loves him.

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