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Sourpuss Carlos

Carlos was a strangely odd looking man with a sour disposition and a frown on his face. He wasn’t high on the list of prospective believers-to-be. Not that we did not wish to see him saved. It just didn’t look very hopeful. He didn’t like us. He didn’t want to listen.

I remember the day his wife left him for a younger, better looking man with all the flash. Having only seen the sour disposition side of Carlos, I found it interesting to listen to the men in our visiting room discussing what a fool his wife was for leaving him. In their minds, she was leaving a good provider, a great hunter and woodsman…for some flash. It made me sit up and reconsider who this Carlos was.

The upside to the problems in Carlos’ life was that, without a family, he began to spend more time with my father-in-law learning to read. Of course, Dad used the Bible to teach him. Admittedly, for the most part, he still maintained his sour disposition.

Months passed. The language barrier was definitely a big issue—but God is bigger than all things. Through Dad’s lifestyle testimony and the truths Carlos could not ignore through the reading of the Bible, Carlos leaped from the list of “not hopeful prospective believers-to-be” to having his name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life!

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  1. April 14, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    >That is wonderful…Thanks for sharing that.

  2. April 14, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    >That is wonderful.. Thanks for sharing that about Carlos.

  1. June 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm

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