Day 4 is a continuation of Day 3. In my effort to be timely in posting what happened the evening of Day 3 I was not aware that the Spirit of God was still in the process of drawing more of these athletes to His Son, Jesus Christ.
Here is what I know as of now; after we were done praying with 22 guys, according to our count, one young man pulled me aside who has some deep personal issues he is wrestling with and I met with him the better part of 45 minutes with several others waiting to speak with me about things going on in their lives. What I did not know until 11:30 pm when I got back to the cabin was that Coach Callan had met with another five guys who prayed to receive Christ as their Savior. Can you believe that? The level of interest was just so real and moving and the hearts of the fella’s so tender toward spiritual things that it was amazing.
So you might think that is the rest of the story but it is not. This morning at 6:00 am practice on the field, one young man pulled me aside and shared with me what happened after he eventually made it back to the cabin. He said his cabin mates were waiting for him to arrive to ask him what we were talking about as we were all on the deck and I shared the gospel with them and we all prayed together. He said he told them everything we had spoken of and showed them the verses I had used with them in the Bible like Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:9-12, etc… and he said many of them said they had never asked God to forgive them of their sins nor given their lives completely to Him and they wanted to do that as well. So this young man excitedly told me they prayed together in the cabin because more wanted to give their lives to Christ. He also told me the same thing happened in another cabin..
Folks, I have no idea how many people have prayed to accept Christ in their lives. All I know is the lid is off and Coach Callan and I are trying to figure out where to pick up and begin as it is so difficult in the midst of a football season. I don’t know what else to share because my emotions are so high and again I simply do not have the words to express the goodness of God. The only phrase that comes to mind is one that is said time and time again at Scioto Hills camp; “To God be the Glory!!”