- My name is Nick Ford. I am a pastor in my home town of Stafford,Ct. I was raised by two amazing God loving parents, who always told me about how much Jesus loves me. I came to know Jesus as my personal savior when I was eight years old and for the next seven years God slowly worked on me until brought me to the point where I wanted to be all in for Jesus. So as a sophmore in high school I dedicated my life to Jesus and its been a wild ride! When I was a senior in high school God called me to ministry so when I graduated I attended Word of Life Bible Institute for one year. And was then called back home to work as a church intern in a local church in my home town. Following my internship year God brought me across town to another little church in need of a Youth Pastor.I have only been here for little over a year, but God has done some amazing things in me and through this ministry. We have a long way to go and a lot of growing to do. But God has blessed this Rural Youth Pastor, and I hope he'd use me to be a blessing to you too.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Update from Schroon Lake
Sorry it has been almost a whole TWO MONTHS since I lost posted but I have been a tad busy. As you probably know I am now a student at the Word Of Life Bible Institute. An I have to tell you guys it is amazing up here, I am so amazed at what God can do in the lives of his children. So to review briefly what has happened, this is officially the end of our third week of classes. And we have studied the book of James, Evangelism, and Genesis 1-11. As well as theology and the old testament and I have to say I am learning a whole lot and being convicted of a lot of things. The biggest thing that has really convicted me in my relatively short stay here is evangelism. Reaching those who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal savior, an as we started that class the Holy Spirit just gave me a "gentle" nudge an I was mortified inside. We have been commissioned as Christ's followers to reach the lost. An I have been so busy wondering what God was going to do FOR me rather then what God wants to do WITH me. And right as he convicted me of that I just had to stop and pray to the Almighty. An I just begged him to change my heart, make it more like his own, fill it with his love and urgency for the heavenly agenda. To shape me an use me as he desires so that his will may be done not my own. An I can not wait to reach out to the lost, to often I see my friends status's on face book and the like are just filled with hopelessness and pain and suffering and it tears me up inside to see that an I know people will hate me as they hate my savior. But I know that if I don't live a testimony for my savior and witness to the lost they will stay in the suffering of the world an I can't live with the self imposed hardening of the heart anymore. I pray that the Lord makes me more like him each and ever day. An I pray he will use me and strengthen me to do his will, an I pray the same for you guys.