We wanted to celebrate some of the amazing men and women in our church family who have walked with God for decades by sharing some of their stories. Here, Theresa White takes time with Agnes Hoffman.
The youngest of ten children, I was raised on a prairie homestead. Mother had the gift of hospitality and always kept a room for visitors. When I was seven a missionary from China was passing through our area and stayed with us. I listened to the adults talking at the dinner table and was excited to hear him say that his seven-year-old son had recently accepted The Lord. I thought to myself, “I’m seven. I could get saved!” But still I was left to wonder how. No one told me how!
It seemed wherever this missionary spoke people got saved. When the day came for him to speak in our church I was ready. He presented a clear gospel message and then gave an altar call. Three benches of boys and girls of all ages went forward and I was right there with them. But he didn’t lead us in a prayer to accept Jesus. Instead he said, “I’m going to pray for you and then I want you to go home and ask your parents to forgive you.”