|Nell Kerley, who has led nearly 1,900 people to Christ, visits with SBC President Bobby Welch in her home church, Beulah Baptist in Statesville, N.C. Welch, in his “Everyone Can” initiative, has urged Southern Baptists to baptize 1 million people during the current church year. Photo by Norm Miller |
STATESVILLE, N.C. (BP)--Nell Kerley sat quietly as her two team members talked with a mother and father about their need for a relationship with Jesus Christ. When the parents refused the invitation to pray and ask for forgiveness and salvation, the evangelism team prepared to leave.
“Wait a minute. I want to talk to the daughter,” said Kerley, who had been observing the 15-year-old girl.
“You’ve heard everything that was said tonight, haven’t you, Danielle?” Kerley asked.
“And would you like to give your life to the Lord?”
The young teen nodded again and then prayed a prayer of repentance from her sins and of commitment to Jesus Christ. Read More