It wasn’t very long after I came to faith in Christ that I found myself talking to other people about what had happened to me. I had grown up in a traditional, denominational church, but I had never experienced a personal encounter of intimacy with Christ like I had when I made a decision to turn my life over to Him and become one of His followers. Whether it was where I worked or people I encountered in my various life situations, I began to share the good news about what God had done for me. That was in November of 1964, and I have been doing that ever since. Most of the time, I never knew the results of how my testimony impacted their lives, but that wasn’t my responsibility. I share my faith out of the overflow of what He is doing in my life and trust God to work in the hearts of those with whom I meet.
One man I encountered thirty years ago became a friend I started meeting with weekly. Eventually, he became a follower of Jesus, and we still meet regularly for lunch and share what God is doing in our lives. He is a college professor at Texas State and has made a big impact on many students’ lives, influencing them to become followers of Jesus.