Stewart has been coming to Union Gospel Mission fairly regularly the last three months. When he first started coming, he told me that he had issues with God and he didn’t see anything wrong with getting drunk. The conversation didn’t end with him changing his mind, but he continued to come to the Mission for chapel services and meals.
We were always glad to see Stewart, especially as we noticed more of a light about him. He came in for counselling sessions and eventually gave his heart to Christ! Not long ago,
he stopped to talk to me after chapel. “I can’t communicate to you how much I appreciate this place. UGM has literally saved my life.” I felt incredibly privileged to have been used by God to minister to Stewart. He went on to tell me that he is waiting to find out the results of some medical tests, that might reveal a possible fatal disease. “If you would have told me before that I might be dying, I’m not sure how I’d react. Right now, I have an overwhelming sense of peace. I wasn’t made to live forever on this world anyway.” It is so inspiring to work in a place where I get to hear how God has given hope to people like Stewart.
2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”