In 1963, David Wilkerson co-authored the book, The Cross and the Switchblade. The story covers David’s first 5 years in New York and became a best-selling phenomenon. More than 15 million copies have been distributed in over 30 languages. In 1969 a motion picture based on the book, was released. After 45 years, the story continues to inspire renewed faith in God’s ability to overcome problems that even the most determined human efforts cannot resolve.
Teen Challenge is a Christian-based organization, founded by David Wilkerson. The purpose of TC, nationwide, is to help people who have life-controlling problems and initiate the discipleship process to the point where the student can function as a Christian in society.
Today Evidence, our high school ministry team, lead worship for and were introduced to the ministry of Teen Challenge. It was a powerful morning. After being a part of a dynamic morning chapel service lead by Pastor Will, the team heard amazing testimonies of how God had rescued and transformed the lives two young women and two men. All had awe inspiring stories of how they had hit rock bottom and had turned to Christ. The people we met were so full of God’s joy, so eloquent in sharing God’s word, I was almost incredulous as they described their former lives.
To meet four truly walking miracles, helped all of us to be truly convinced, that no one is beyond the love of God. It was both humbling and encouraging at the same time.
What a pleasure to join in as co-laborers with those whom God has used to radically change countless lives of those that most of society, including many of their own families, had given up on.
Until the Whole world hears,
P.S. Tomorrow we minister on the Staten Island Ferry. What an opportunity to spread the light of the gospel.