It’s a busy time of year, isn’t it? In fact, December may not be the most ideal time to be asking my friends to be writing up their testimonies for my blog — not if I want them to keep calling me a friend anyway.
Fortunately, there are some incredible testimonies available on the Internet. The links below are for two of the pastors at Mclean Bible Church, where Will and I’ve attended since 1998. Both Lon and Todd have incredible stories of redemption and transformation. Lon was raised Jewish and was heavily involved in drugs until he met Jesus through a street preacher. While Todd says that money was his god, and he pursued this god through many business ventures, including plans to finance a strip club. His story of coming to Christ is truly remarkable and entertaining — you’ll just have to listen. I have only met Lon a handful of times in all these years, because it’s a very large church, and I’ve never had a conversation with Todd Phillips. Although I’ve described Todd as a fit Kevin James because he’s really quite funny. Plus, he has this Kevin James expression every once in while that’s downright uncanny.
These are not 3-minute, 700-word testimonies, but I hope you’ll take the time to listen to them. I know you will be blessed and greatly encouraged if you do.
Click here for Lon’s story. Then click on the listen now link right under the title: The Story of a Changed Life.
Click here for Todd’s. You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page to the sermon entitled, Through the Lens of Unbelief. They are listed by date and it was given on 11/7/2004. Then I would recommend starting to listen at the 6:35 mark. The first six minutes are introductory remarks about our church so you’ll miss nothing of Todd’s testimony if you skip it.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about their stories!