I met Brendan on the streets of Galway among thousands of people.
He marveled that 2 people that he knew stopped to greet
him. I told him
that it was no accident that he was there. I told him that we had prayed
that God would grant us
"divine appointments" and God had brought him to
us. His heart was pricked and I told him that the holy spirit
was "on him".
The gospel was presented but he couldn't accept right then. He allowed me
to pray for him
and I asked God to reveal himself to him. He promised to
come to the drama so I introduced him to the pastor. The church
and almost impossible to find. When he told him that it is behind Paddy's
Bar he knew where to find it.
What a contrast from the throngs in the
streets. God was trying to tell us something. Later I knew what it was. See
Matthew 7:13-14. Enter by the narrow gate??t;br> Brendan is a young military man in special forces. He heard the gospel
presented again but couldn't go forward. I asked if I could help. I called
over Aimen from that small church. I told
Aimen to lead him to Christ. I
knew he was ready. Brendan said again "I can't..you don't understand, It's
I do for a living." When Aimen said that he had also been in the
military I knew that God had orchestrated the entire
thing. Aimen compelled
him and when Brendan said "Yes" to Jesus and prayed "the sinners Prayer" I
knew that I had witness a "new birth" in the spirit. Brendan praised God
with us for the next hour as
the angels of heaven rejoiced over him. As he
walked out of the church he raised his hands toward the heavens and said
"Wow, what a night"
I felt that my mission was complete.