At the beginning of December, we had the great honor of being invited to minister at the Tim La Haye Ministries Pre-Trib Conference in Dallas, Texas. Jerry was asked to come and do the music. At the end of the meeting time the first night that we were there, a lady came up to the table where we had been seated and said to me “your husband led me and my entire family, all 7 of us, to Christ back in the 80’s”. We were of course, overjoyed and humbled to meet and visit with them. Thank You, Lord, for allowing us to meet them again.
Later that evening in our hotel room I began to reflect on this meeting and became increasingly aware that it all began with a couple very dear to us, Alan and Cherryl Smith, who were the ones responsible for inviting Jerry to Houston so many times back in the 80’s. Not only did Jerry have the extreme honor of being used of the Lord to lead this family to Himself, but also, Alan and Cherryl, were vital in this process.
The Smith family remains a vital part of this ministry today and continue to help send us. Let us encourage you today, you may not be the one who actually leads someone to the Lord directly, but you may be the reason that someone can be sent to others. Either way, it brings about fruit and fruit that remains.
John 15:8 “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.” NKJV
1 Cor 3:7-8 “So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. 8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.” NKJV