ST. LOUIS (BP) — Southern Baptist volunteers reported more than 350 professions of faith in Jesus Christ during Crossover events throughout metro St. Louis this year.
One man who made a decision for Christ had been considering suicide just a few days earlier, said Eloy Rodriquez. Rodriquez, a longtime Crossover volunteer, serves as Hispanic pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Fla.
Rodriquez said his team knocked on the door of the man’s house and asked if they could pray with him. The man told the team about a friend who was struggling with cancer. As they were preparing to pray, the man then opened up about his own struggles.
“Last Sunday, he closed his eyes while driving,” said Rodriquez, who has been bringing teams of volunteers to share Christ during Crossover since 1999. “He was willing to have whatever happen to him, happen — suicide basically. Then he opened his eyes, he was in the other lane, but there was no one else there. He pulled over and just cried — not because he was about to kill himself but because he realized he could have killed someone else.” [Read more…]