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Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Xulon Press
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.73 (inches)|
Author: Rick Blaisdell
Submitted: June 29, 2015
Tell us a little about yourself. I am the senior pastor of Renewed Life in Jesus Church and the author of One Life to Give. Since my salvation, I have a burning passion for sharing the gospel, and have been involved with short-term mission trips since 1991.
What was your motivation behind this project? God opened the door for me to take the gospel into seven nations (Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Republic of Slovakia, Kenya Africa, the Philippines, and into the rugged rural villages of South India).I kept a daily journal of each gospel meeting on every one of the 15 missions trips. I never knew there would be so many, and I was going to leave my journals for my children.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? Being miraculously delivered from thirteen years of drugs and alcohol addiction, and given a new life, I want people to see that with God, nothing is impossible. if He did that for me, then there is hope for others. I would also like to see more such gospel missions work spring forth from small local churches, and reach into third world nations.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I was especially touched by the hunger for Christ when I was preaching in a formerly Communist country. I almost always stayed with families, ate their food, and slept where they gave me a place. I learned to be very thankful for their hospitality and generosity shown me. The poverty in rural India was striking and profoundly touched me when I returned to America. I have been to India ten times with the gospel and experienced a sense of great spiritual hunger on the part of the people I visited and prayed for.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Reinhard Bonnke, author of Evangelism by Fire-Igniting Your Passion for the Lost was the greatest source of inspiration to go and trust God with the results.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: If you have a like-passion for reading actual eye-witness accounts of people saved, healed, delivered from demonic spirits, and completely set free by the Gospel of Christ, you will surely enjoy this book. It is very "meaty" and you won't want to put it down until you are finished with it to the end. It is an autobiography of my life before Christ, my salvation experience, and what God has done with my life over the past 22 years of international travel for Christ. may your hearts be touched as deeply as mine has been, experiencing God's love, mercy, and compassion poured out on the hurting, broken, and forgotten people in the world's eyes.