It is written: "because our gospel came to
you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and
with deep convictions." -1 Thessalonians 1:5
Live such good lives...
Jack Eckerd, founder of the Eckerd drug chain, which was at one time the
second largest drug chain in America, became a friend of Chuck Colson, former
chief of staff to Richard Nixon, who spent time in jail, due to his involvement
Eckerd was sponsoring Colson for a series of meetings on prison reform. As
they traveled together on several occasions, Colson told Eckerd of his newfound
faith in Jesus Christ. ckerd also became a Christian. Soon after his
conversion, Eckerd noticed that they carried Playboy and Penthouse magazines in
his stores. In a conversation with the president of his company, he ordered that
the magazines be removed from the stores. The corporate president protested, "We
earn $3 million in profits off these magazines." In one day, the two magazines
were pulled from 1700 stores.When asked about the decision, Eckerd replied,
"The Lord wouldn't let me off the hook." Most of us aren't involved in $3
million decisions. -February 3, 2008 Adult Faith Connections-Word
Brian "Head" Welch finds Christ Jesus, and writes a book: "Save Me From
"I thought I had it all,
everything I thought was important when I was a kid -money, fame, pretty women-
but I came to a point where I didn't want to live," he told the congregation.
www.PrisonFellowshipStories.org/Rick Vicious gang
leader found transformation in Christ!
Kelsey Begaye, a committed Christian, and elected Navajo
President 1998, declared: "This administration firmly believes in
strengthening family values; [it] does not support gaming on the
reservation." Indian casinos within the American
gambling industry is the fastest-growing segment.