Scissors and Prayer

March 16, 2010 at 11:29 am Leave a comment

Picture this scene…Two Christian hair stylists cutting the hair of over 100 boys, aged 7-18, on the grounds of one of the largest youth facilities in Massachusetts, all the while praying that the Gospel of Jesus Christ would one day be proclaimed on the campus.

The one thing standing in the way of this dream was the director of the program…a staunch atheist. For many years all Christian groups were shut out. But still the hair stylists prayed.

Five years ago proclaiming the Gospel to these boys was not possible. But God has the key that unlocks the door, and when He enters who can resist?

Last month the church I attend held its first official church service at this facility with our full praise and worship band as well as a sermon geared for the kids. The sermon was the Gospel and we invited the kids to consider their own sinful condition and their need for Jesus Christ to save them.

At the end of the night seven young men professed their complete faith in Christ plus nothing, for the salvation of their souls.

Another reminder that “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous [wo]man availeth much” (James 5:16).


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