It Is Never Too Late

The early Methodists were known for their willingness to witness to what God had done in their lives. I wanted to share with you the following witness by Dick Foster:

As a young child growing up, I never spent much time in going to Sunday school or Church. I attended William Jewell College, a Baptist Church college where we went to chapel three days a week and were required to take 6 hours of religion. After I was married and we had 5 children, we attended the First Christian Church in Platte City, MO.

When I got into college coaching in 1969, Sunday was a big work day from 6:00 am until 11-12:00am at night. Looking back, this was a major mistake in my life by not taking time to attend church.

In the summer of 1988, I was 55, the good Lord had been good to me to have helped and guided me to have won more football games than any Junior College coach had won in 16 years. Needless to say I wasn’t leading a very good Christian Life.

In 1997, I retired from the University of Oklahoma. We moved
back to Coffeyville and my wife Karen started attending to the First United Methodist Church. She seemed so happy with her Sunday school class and Church. French and Klynell Hey became close friends. These two people and my wife helped to guide me into changing my life style and become a member of the church.

On June 5, 2005, I joined the church and my entire life went in the direction of God’s way. I had to change a lot of my life choices. I felt so inferior, and still do toward the people we associate with in my lack of knowledge about the Bible, scripture, Holy Spirit, prayer and my new life style. I have tried to get caught up by reading scripture each day and taking every class that our church has to offer.

Going to prayer breakfast each Monday morning has really helped me, as the men there are knowledgeable about the Bible and about the Scriptures we read and discuss each week.

Since joining the Church, besides attending Church each Sunday, are the half dozen friends that are shut-in I see each week. We talk about old times and the wonderful work of the Lord. I don’t do this because I have to do it, but because I want to and enjoy every minute I spend with these fine people. Each year since I joined the Church I help with Vacation Bible School. I always have loved young people and to spend a week with these young people and watch them grow especially as Christians, makes me feel like I have been associated with another group of Champions.

Hopefully I grow as a new Born Christian each day. I have learned my relationship with Jesus Christ is as easy as the A B C’s.

A – Accept: “As many as receive him, to them he gives the right to become children of God”; John 1:12

B – Believe: “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved”; Acts 16:31

C – Confess: “If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved”; Romans 10:9

God Bless, I love you all.

Dick Foster

I think it’s inspiring to hear (or read) people witness to their faith and the difference that Jesus Christ has made in their lives. If you have a story you would like (or even are just willing) to share please let Jenny or I know.