Sunday, August 12, 2007

Double-Wide: The Rest of the Story

"Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God" (Luke 6:20, NIV).

This is a small portion of Ron and Judy Babbit's monthly newsletter (Tulsa Urban Ministry) to their supporters. Ron is our preacher in the Contact Church of Christ. If you are a supporter of the Babbits, thank you!

"Do you remember our Double-Wide story? He obeyed the GOSPEL, and his wife was mad at him for his commitment to be baptized into CHRIST. I gave her a book and she read every word. Afterward he called and said, 'Ron, my wife now understands why I made the commitment to the LORD. She wants to be baptized.' The next Sunday, Double-Wide baptized his wife into CHRIST. Amen church! This is a story of a family who was living on the side of a mountain in a two man pup tent. I gave them who bikes and a large 5 man tent. That's why he obtained the name Double-Wide---he went from a two man tent to a double-wide tent. Muscles and Touchdown moved them into their home, that was a 6 month blessing. Bob Fitz called and said, 'Does that dude living on the side of a mountain need a job?' Fitz gave him a job and Double-Wide loves to work. He and his wife now have their own apartment, full of furniture. They are starting a Bible study in their home so we need to find another van to haul families from their hood because they are sharing how GOD has blessed their live. Kingdom opportunities!"

Sid (Double-Wide) and Beverly (Sonic) are a great couple. Sid is very out-going and appreciative of everything that everyone has ever done for him. Beverly is very reserved, but a nice woman. I always feel honored to be a part of the Contact Church. It's great to be able to play a small role in the urban ministry.

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