New Creation in Chrsit

DSC_0867 A little over two years ago I met a crippled man name Alex (Jose Alejandro). Ever since he was crippled by a car accident he has lived on the streets. When I met him he was working near my house at a market where he would open people’s car doors for food and tips. Alex had lived in Los Angeles and spoke some English so we immediately had something in common. Alex has a lot of Bible knowledge from reading Jehovah Witness pamphlets and even attending various churches in the past. The first time a Bible conversation came up he had mentioned to me the second coming of Christ. From there I continued to visit him at the market, but the more I spent time with him the more my heart hurt and the more I wanted to see him become a Christian and receive the inherence we have waiting for us in heaven (1Peter 1:3-5; Eph. 1:13-14). Through my time of knowing Alex I have seen him sleep on the sidewalk, on a piece of cardboard among some bushes, in an abandon van, and also in an abandon storage shed. After two years of visiting him, feeding him, taking him to the hospital, clothing him, praying for and with him, and studying the Bible together Alex finally became a new creation in Christ (2Cor. 5:17). Another connection Alex and I had was he struggled with drugs and alcohol. Many times when I would show up to visit him he smelt like alcohol or like he had been inhaling paint thinner. After the sharing of my own victory of addiction and lots of studying about the gospel and the freedom we have from sin (Rom. 6:17-18) Alex was baptized into Christ (Gal. 3:27). Alex is now in a Christian based home that helps the homeless and those who are fighting addiction, please pray for him as he grows in Christ and fights the good fight of faith. God is good.

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