The headline of April 29, 2013, was that NBA veteran, Jason Collins, was setting aside years of worry and silence to announce that he was gay. He is the first active player of the four major professional sports leagues to make his gay lifestyle public. He announced it through an article in Sports Illustrated where he wrote, “I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay.”
The news media was in a frenzy about this news. All over ESPN analysts were praising Collins for his “courage” to come out. Even former President Bill Clinton had to give his input when he called Collins’ announcement “an important moment for professional sports and in the history of the LGBT community.”
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
“To preach the gospel in the regions beyond…” (2 Corinthians 10:16)
After nearly thirty years of ministry here in the United States, my wife and I have surrendered to go to the mission field. We have surrendered to go to a “restricted” nation, which means we cannot get a visa as missionaries; we have to find creative ways to get into the country. We will be leaving America, our five children, our nine grandchildren for the other side of the world on March, 14, 2013!
YOU GOTTA HAVE HEART
America’s families are in trouble today. With an ever increasing divorce rate and many others choosing to live together without the adult responsibility of marriage, our youth are growing up without a moral compass. Those of us who believe the Bible and know Christ as our personal Saviour have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility.
I want to give you an acrostic that spells the word “heart” and ask you to make the application to your family. I believe it could be life changing and may well save a marriage and salvage some young people for the cause of Christ.