Whilst tidying up, I recently stumbled across a letter written by a friend of mine, John from Colombia, at the end of the week in August 2005 when he'd first started professing as a Christian. Some readers will know that the circumstances through which John became a Christian whilst learning English in Bournemouth were miraculous.
My heart brims with thankfulness to God each time I read this letter for the grace he's shown (and continues to show) John. I've reproduced the letter uncorrected:
Hi dear Peter, I have been thinking about all this experience and this travel, that I am going to take, and I know that it won't be easy, but I will be a soldier and my God (our God) is going to walk behind of me; he won't leave me alone.
I want to share with all the people in your church, and also I want to learn more of the Bible.
In this letter is wrote my deal, my compromise that I have with God, to be by him side and to become his friend.
Thank to much to teach me about beautiful and fantastic things about Jesus and the thing and to remember me that life can be better.
I take the oath about my faith in God.