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Out of Darkness

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Dear Josh,

How can we thank you for your faithful service to our Lord Jesus?  Your little paperback book, More than a Carpenter was instrumental in bringing my dear brother back to Christ after he wandered into the New Age movement and Occult.

After he watched the movie Jesus provided by Campus Crusade, the Holy Spirit showed my brother the truth of who Jesus was. Next he read your book, More than a Carpenter. When he got to the end of the book, he said the sinner’s prayer asking Jesus to be his Lord and Savior.  We burned all his occult books.

He got into a discipleship program and read God’s word with a passion. My brother Tim’s life was transformed by Christ.  His life showered over with God’s forgiveness, mercy and love. Tim produced music for the Glory of God, by playing the harp, guitar, violin, flute, and synthesizer.

Tim passed suddenly of a massive heart attack while on a hike 5 years ago.  He passed on to heaven with a smile on his face.  We miss dear Tim so much (he was 11 months older than me and we seemed more like twins) but we know we will see him again one day in our heavenly home with our Heavenly Father.

Dearest Josh, he will be one of thousands waiting in the greeting line for you in Heaven – Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We love you and pray for you and all the many souls who read your books, hear [your talks] or hear you speak, so that the Good News would pierce their souls and minds and they would believe in Christ’s redemptive work on the Cross.

Thank you for speaking tonight to us here at this fundraiser for the Mission.  You see, I was homeless once living in my VW bus, so I know hopelessness—homelessness.  Listening to Billy Graham and reading your books turned my life around as I asked Jesus Christ to be by Lord and Savior.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Love you as any brother in Christ.  The Word has healed me also, I was a survivor of sex abuse at age 5 years old.

May the Lord use our suffering for His Glory.