Monday, January 11, 2010

Last Night was a Fun Night!

Last night, I invited my football team for a pizza party, and had about 40 guys come. I also showed some football videos and talked to them a little about football. However, the most exciting part for me was that I took time to share my testimony with them. I told them how football had been so important to me when I was growing up, and how that was taken away from me through an injury. I also shared some other struggles I have had in my life. I used these stories to lead up to why I am here in Costa Rica, and how I have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. I told them I am not about "religion" because religion is full of rules and things you have to do to please God. But I told them I am all about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I explained how they could have this same relationship and told them I am available to talk to them at anytime. Though, I did not have anyone approach me last night to be saved, I am praying that through building friendships with these guys, seeds are being planted and that some will receive Christ. Please join with me in doing this. We plan to do more of these events and have others share their testimonies with these guys.

1 comment:

leigh said...

Hey Cawthorns,

My name is Leigh Barwick and the Louderbacks are some of my very best friends. I will be leading a team from our church to partner with you and the Louderbacks in Panama this October. I was checking out your blog to see what is going on with your family, and I am so excited to see how God is using you in Costa Rica. It's very evident in your video and your posts that you love God and are having a beautiful impact on the people in San Jose.

Keep up the fantastic work and I will see you in October :)

Leigh Barwick