Really? Marijuana?


Christian Fellowship Ministries

This is obviously not Tom. Dozens of youth are challenged yearly to go the way of God, not the way of perdition, each year.

At the time, I had no idea that Tom* smoked pot. He just seemed like the sweetest kid. He fervently loved God. He even sponsored a friend to go to camp. At Q300, such “fruit” showed genuineness.

I had no idea of the tempest swirling in his background. The only sign of trouble was that quickly a room-renter in his house complained of being robbed. The amount? Q300.

Liceo Bilingue La Puerta

El Liceo Bilingue La Puerta teaches youth to avoid alcohol, drugs, domestic violence, crime and other ways people look for happiness. We’re not official a reform school, but we have a decent reforming record.

It seemed clear to me who stole it because the amounts were precise. What was weird was that the money was not used for self.

Not long after, I fled organized criminals in Guatemala after almost 16 years of missionary work. I tried to eke out a life in the States and find meaningful ministry. After being away for four years, I visited the church and school we had pioneered with my wife.

Tom tracked me down to thank me. He gave me his testimony. He had been smoking weed when he came to our school, and God had challenged him to come out of a lot of confusion. I didn’t ask about the Q300 though. I forgot.

He had heard I was back in Guatemala, and he personally came to thank me. Praise God for what preaching the gospel can do. Next time you sponsor someone to camp, Tom, it has be your own money.

* Name changed.

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7 responses to “Really? Marijuana?

  1. So happy for Tom, that he saw you again and was thankful, so good when you know you and God made a difference in young lives!

  2. Tom, is there a way you will stay in Guatemala for ministry?

    • I’m Mike. Tom was the pseudonym for the guy who got saved in our school. I’m back in the U.S. already.

      • Sorry Mike; I’ve been quite encouraged by your posts with all that you shared in Guatemala. Definitely the LORD has used you when you were a missionary there! I was wondering if perhaps you still have the desire to go back one day again as a missionary pending of course the circumstance. Obviously the Lord has used you that the enemy has made it difficult for you =)

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