Later I had a dream, the Lord showed me
thousands of people being thrown off
Two years later, in 1999, that pastor left our church and God sent us a new pastor. One month after he was there, God told me to go share our outdoor passion play outreach with our new pastor. I argued with God and told him I did not want to go because of how hurt I had been when I went before. He told me to go, so reluctantly I did. After sharing everything that happened to me our new pastor got excited and told me he was going to make it happen. I wanted to move it from the front of my business to in front of our church which is on a higher traffic traveled highway. I shared this with him. Since he was so new, he asked me who was in charge of dramas. I told him I believed it would be under the choir department. He had a meeting with the choir board and they told him they did not think it would be a good idea because a well-known lady from our area had just been killed on the highway when her car broke down. So he came back and told me they said it would not be a good idea to do it in front of the church. My Sunday School class had been praying for me for over two years throughout this whole ordeal and I shared with them everything going on. Then I asked them to come down to the front of the church and pray with me at the end of the service. So at the end of that church service, 15 people followed my wife and I to the front of our church to pray. I felt like everyone was watching us. As though I had cancer or something. At the end of our prayer, a lady named Linda Sculley, looked at me and said, “Marlon, I see Cathedral High School down on Highway 105. I believe the Lord wants you to do it there”! Right after the service, I went to find our Pastor Forner. I asked him, “Pastor, what about Cathedral High School? We could do it there in that giant open field next to the high school”. He said, “Well it just so happens that I have a school board meeting with them in two days, I’ll ask the board”. Well, it’s all history! We moved the “Last Days of Christ” from our business to the field next to the high school in Easter, 1999. Guess what? I figured out later that the highway in front of us runs east and west. Wow! One statement I always use is, “I will not do any more than God ask me to do and I will not do any less”. After the event is over each year, I asked the Lord, “What do you want me to do for next year. Keep it the same, add to it or stop. Some things are for a season for the Lord and some forever, but I must remain in his will which is the most important thing in my life. I repeat without hesitation this is of God, not man. I will do everything in my power to keep man’s hands off this event. That is why the Lord has blessed it so much. The testimonials are endless. From hitchhikers, truck drivers, poor, rich, cancer victims, AA members, Jehovah witnesses, and etc. are getting saved. It is unbelievable! Throughout the process, God has also given me a love for pastors and ministers. This love is a deep burden for the struggles they go through to spread the Gospel. God deserves all the praise and glory for giving me this vision and a dream, and for showing me his love and compassion for man. Thank you God for not giving up on me. I have no background in drama. I can not sing. But, I have become faithful in hearing and obeying what God ask me to do. So no matter whether it’s big or small, expensive or little cost, action or voice, I will serve the Lord. You’ll never know what crazy ideas from God can do! Follow him!
In His Service,