Dave & Cheri Kelso (United Kingdom) first met her on the sidewalk. “‘J’ had heard about the church but wanted nothing to do with it. She hated God and hated people who spoke about God. When she saw us coming she would cross the street to avoid ‘our side’. Every time I saw her, I would say ‘hello’ and she would glare at me and cross over to the other side. I almost fell over the first time she said hello to me.
“In time, she ventured into the Wednesday Coffee Morning ‘to talk to friends’ who were there. She started dropping in more frequently and eventually became a regular. Then ‘J’ showed up one evening for a service—prayer meeting! And she kept coming back. Her friends told her she should come to Sunday services, but ‘J’ said she could never get up in time to come in the morning. But she did start coming in the evenings. One Sunday morning I came into the sanctuary and there sat ‘J’—and she continued coming. Then she started attending the Bible study. After leaving her first study she was overheard to say, ‘I didn’t think I would like it, but it wasn’t bad.’ Now she was attending all four meetings a week!
One recent “Sunday night, ‘J’ came to me after the service and wanted to pray to receive the Lord Jesus as her personal Savior! Her friends were so excited!”
Photo of Sunderland, United Kingdom, where the Kelsos are presently ministering.