One of the greatest joys we have at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship is watching God at work in the lives of others. We love to see what happens when God remakes people, transforming them into new creations. It’s these stories of transformation that we call “God stories,” and we count it a great privilege when God allows us to play a role in them.
Bob’s God story began long before we met him. As a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, Bob can attest to the transforming power of God in his life in very real ways. His relationship with Jesus Christ saved his life and set him on a course that has made him a new man.
We first met Bob last summer when he brought his children to S.L.A.M. Kid’s Club. We got to know him better over the next months as he became more involved at Abundant Life. He’d been growing in his faith and praying for a place to continue this personal growth through a Bible study, and this prayer was answered when the church began a class called Exploring Christianity that met during Kid’s Club. It wasn’t long before we started seeing Bob and his family on Sunday mornings, and now he and his children regularly attend Abundant Life Christian Fellowship.
And Bob’s God story is ongoing. He continues to grow in Christ, prioritizing service to others and giving. He regularly prays for opportunities to help others, and God continues to provide these opportunities. In fact, Bob has already started participating in outreach opportunities at Abundant Life, where he especially enjoys joining us for fellowship at the New Destiny Treatment Center. Through ALCF, God has provided Bob with a place where he can be grounded, with people to call when he’s in need, and with spiritual mentors.