News from a Nebraska Skate Park
Mon., Aug. 7. 2006 10:01pm EDT
Here's an awesome story we just received from a friend of ours at Back to the Bible Ministries in Nebraska:
Hey, Marv Chauza here from Lincoln NE. I am the manager of the skate park for Edge64, owned by Back to the Bible. Check us out at http://www.edge64.com
My wife and I got to hang out with you and have dinner with you guys when you were in Lincoln.
Anyway, they won't let me play secular music at the skate park, for good reason. But they did say I could listen to as much ApologetiX as I wanted to. So tonight I have ApologetiX playing, and a kid says "Marv, why are you playing rock music?" (Lazy Brain) I said, "It's actually ApologetiX. It sounds like the original rock song, but it has Christian lyrics. He says, "Well, why don't you just play Ozzy?" And I told him that Ozzy doesn't promote a life that we want to be living as Christians.
He didn't understand why. So I sat him down and explained to him what sin was, and that Christians aren't perfect but forgiven. I explained how that whole Jesus dying on the cross thing, really had a purpose. It wasn't long and he realized that he was in fact a sinner and wasn't going to Heaven unless he repented of his sins and asked Jesus into his life to be his Lord and Savior. I prayed with him to receive Christ.
When we were all done, he had a straight face. I asked him what was the matter. He said "I'm thinking." And I said "Yeah, a lot happened to you tonight. Do you know what happened to you?" He said "Yeah, I regretted of my sins and asked Jesus to forgive me."
Aren't kids great? And praise God for ApologetiX! You guys hooked me up with a bunch of free CD's when you were here, and look your gift didn't return void! Thanks guys, keep on keeping on. We love you brothers.
Edge64 Skatepark Manager
Thanks, Marv! Praise the Lord! Say hello for us to everybody at Back to the Bible ... and Godfather's Pizza, since we ate there with you. :)