I was watching Lost Boy, and what an amazing life God gave you. You are a true testimony of how God can change a man and really impact the world. I saw the part about your son Christopher dying in a car accident. I am really sorry for your loss. About 12 years ago, I was driving home from a Christian camp. As I was driving, I dozed for a second. I lost control of my vehicle and it flipped over and over again. My best friend, also named Christopher, died, and my sister had to learn how to walk again. I weep every day for the loss of my best friend.
I was so lost for so long; I became angry over my tragedy and I soon took it out on other people. I couldn’t look at my sister because of what I did to her, and I blamed myself for the pain that I caused Chris’s family. I soon walked away from God and the church. But God placed two people in my life: my mentor and you. I never met you, but one day I saw a Harvest Crusade on TV and I listened to you speak about how you were born lost and how God changed you. I thought God hated me, and that was why He let me go through my tragedy. Later I met my mentor. He prayed with me and helped me forgive myself and ask for the forgiveness of my sister and best friend’s family. Thank God they forgave me and told me they never blamed me. I wrote all of this to thank you for your words. I am now a youth pastor and I one day hope to be an evangelist that will impact the hurting youth of this generation.
Here’s a photo from my recent trip to the East Coast for National Day of Prayer. Pray for our president and our nation!