Dear friends of VictorJAdamson.com:
Just this morning I received the following letter from a young man from Mexico City, Mexico who flew up to Little Rock, AR with his father to spend a couple days with me back in 2009, seeking counseling regarding his homosexuality. If ever I feel discouraged with my ministry, and that my efforts are insufficient and pointless, it is letters like this that spur me on to continue fighting the good fight of faith as we war against the enemy of souls in these perilous times of the great controversy between good and evil, between Christ and Satan. And I want to thank you for the major role you play in making our ministry possible, enabling us to carry on seeking the lost and pointing them to the Way, the Truth, and the Life Jesus Christ. I just had to share this letter with you. (Some editing required for confidentiality purposes)
I hope this message finds you well.
We met in Little Rock, AR in the fall of 2009. My father and I went to see you for two days looking for counseling on the subject of my rebellion against my family and ultimately against God. Although I imagine that you have ministered to many young men like me, I hope that you remember my story and me. I am sorry that I never wrote to you and thanked you formally for your help. At the time, you see, I was determined to justify my life of sin and knew very well that contact with you would surely not help my determination. So for that I apologize.
I write to you now because I finished reading your book for the second time. The first time my heart was clouded with stubbornness to not let anything deter me from my mission. But today, reading it again, your story took on a whole new life and meaning. I can tell you now with such happiness that I, like you so long ago, have returned home (to Mexico City, Mexico). I have confessed my sins to Jesus, I have asked for his forgiveness, and he has been “faithful and just to forgive my sins and cleanse me of all wickedness. My parents and family have seen their prodigal son return and have been nothing but amazingly kind and graceful toward me. Their prayers, advice and encouragement throughout these years will forever be a testament to me of true faith in the Lord. I cannot express how happy my return has made my family and me. I wanted to share this with you because your life and your story were very helpful in my return to Jesus. I thank God for bringing you into our lives, particularly mine.
My story is incredibly similar to yours. So I now find myself in the “wilderness. I returned from the hustle and bustle of New York City to the wonderful home and family that God blessed me with. I truly don’t understand how I could have stayed away for so long from the wonderful life He gave me. So, like you, I now find myself asking him for my very own “second chances and double portions. From the moment I decided to leave my life of sin behind and accept God’s purpose I have felt the burden of ministering in some way, shape or form. I cannot deny that I feel every day more and more an urgency to serve God somehow and perhaps make up for the time I lost serving my sin and myself. Nevertheless I have committed to wait for his guidance in every step I take from now on. So I have yet to discover how that ministry will come. But I have faith that it will.
Aside from thanking you and sharing my story with you, I wanted to ask you, if I may, for your prayers. I certainly do not feel exempt from temptation yet and I know that the devil is roaming like a lion in my life waiting for me to fall again. So if you could keep me in your prayers I would be so thankful. I want so badly to serve the Lord and to fulfill the purpose he has for my life. But I do admit that I have fears and am uneasy about what the future holds. I want my life and story to glorify him, but sometimes I wish I could seclude myself from the entire world in case I should fall into any sin again and shame Him. I know that God does not want me to be afraid but, as I’m sure you can sympathize, it comes from not having feelings of great strength in the Lord yet after living in rebellion for so long.
I thank God for you, for your ministry, and for the example you are to me and other people struggling with homosexual sin. I hope that you and your entire family are doing wonderfully. And I hope that God continues to bless you the way he has.
D____ The End
Friends, I want to appeal to you to please include this young man in your daily prayers. You must know that the devil is furious over the loss of D___ to the arms of Jesus, and he will stop at nothing to get him back. I would ask that you become prayer warriors for him that the Holy Spirit will work mightily in his young life to sustain him in the victory he has now found in Jesus. And I want to thank you once again for all your prayers and support of my web site ministry: www.victorjadamson.com. Eternity will reveal what a blessing you are to our ministry and to the lives of those to whom we minister.
With grateful heart,
“Victor J. Adamson
This article is by Victor J. Adamson