Kwame's Story

Kwame talks about sharing your faith amidst possible setbacks

Kwame talks about sharing your faith amidst possible setbacks

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He started off someone who didn't believe
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but was open to dialogue
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and through a transparent relationship
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we journeyed til he could hear the gospel and say yes.
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My name is Kwame
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and this is my story.
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There are oftentimes people reject the message
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and it feels like it's a rejection of us.
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This young guy came off a train station
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and I politely wanted to engage a conversation with him.
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He allowed me and the moment I started talking about Jesus
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he got so cross with me,
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he almost attacked me
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and I felt really bruised and battered
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and I went back and I cried
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and said God, I was just out there
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wanting to show some love.
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Nevertheless, I have sown the seed
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so you have the responsibility of watering it.
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A year later I met the same guy at church
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and he walked up to me
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and he said to me do you recognise me?
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I said oh, yes I do very well.
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I will never forget that encounter.
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So, I said so what's happen?
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He said, you know, since that day
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the message you shared with me
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it stayed with me,
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it set me on a journey
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and I found Jesus or Jesus has found me
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and today I'm training to become a pastor.
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So we never know what God will do
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with the situations that even seems
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like they are against us
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and those moments where it feels
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like we're being persecuted.
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First of all, I want to respect people.
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When you show respect to people
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they tend to show you respect back
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and open to what you have to share with them.
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Secondly, I learnt to listen
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to what others have to say
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and then you earn the right for them to listen
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to what you have to say.
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And then the last thing is people everywhere
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want to be loved
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and so, showing them love in very practical ways
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and even when they don't want to listen,
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show them respect and love by just chilling out
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and just handing the situation over to God in prayer.
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Remember, you have the most amazing story,
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it's worth sharing
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and not everybody may want to hear it
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but that one person who you may share with
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is worth all the trouble that you ever go through.