The illusions of Andre Kole were masterful, but what riveted my attention was his simple explanation at the end of his performance on the Person of Jesus Christ … and how His Life, Death and Resurrection 2000 years ago could change my life today … giving me meaning and hope! He said that Christ promised a new and eternal life to all who would trust in Him to forgive their sins. My decision was not immediate, and I struggled with the teachings and implications of the Christian Faith for an entire year.
But the fact was, my life was empty! Oh sure, I filled it with all kinds of activities, but on the inside there was a dark hollow abyss … meaningless, hopeless and without real worth. I chose to believe Christ and His Word, and have never regretted it! In the last week of December, 1972, I invited Jesus to be the Lord and Savior of my life, and finally discovered why I was alive … first, to Know and Experience God and His Love, and second, to Love, Serve and Enjoy Him Forever!
Having come to know Christ, it became my life’s desire to make Him known! My gifted wife, Gail, and I served on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ for 12 years, on college campuses in Hawaii and California, and in Papua New Guinea for six years where she gave birth to two of our three children.
After returning to the U.S. in 1984, we attended the Multnomah School of the Bible (today called Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary and which I highly recommend to anyone desiring excellent Bible training). Today, Gail is a retired Science Specialist Instructor while I am a retired Water Microbiologist. But these were just our “tent making” skills. Our real vocation is sharing Christ’s Good News to all people everywhere!
The Discipleship Ministry was started for this purpose. It is our hope and desire that Jesus would use it for His Glory, and in some small way to help fulfill His Great Commission!
Ke Aloha a me Na Maika`i o Ke Akua ia`oe a mau loa aku! (May the Love and Blessings of God be with you Always!)