Pastor Valcarcel’s short little book is his personal testimony of how he came to faith in Jesus and some of the life transformation since that encounter.
It’s a very short read at only 56 pages, but it tells a very powerful story of his life.
He self-published it in hopes of getting the story out.
Freddy admits his addiction to work and things destroyed his marriage, his family, and nearly his own life, but through a series of circumstances, God brought him to a place of faith.
The Principles of Testimony
Pastor Valcarel uses key principles of telling your personal testimony. It follows a basic outline for those who have a conversion experience at a particular point in time.
- My life before Christ
- How I met Christ
- My life since then
Evangelism is a Process
Another key take away from this story is evidence of the process of evangelism in Pastor Valcarcel’s life.
God used circumstances, people of influence, a few sermons in a church, late night reflections, all to bring him to a place of surrender. It’s a prime example of the links in the chain principle of helping people find faith.
- Links in the Chain Video (Mister, I need God!)
- Links in the Chain of Conversion (how comments from slave girl led to a miracle).
The more I listen to stories of conversions and faith awakenings, the more convinced I have become that people need to see the process of evangelism from the beginning of the seeking journey.
Help others see the evangelism process
As evangelists, we can help people out in their journey to faith, no matter how long we might be in their life.
I yearn for people to come to faith quickly. There is urgency that drives me to pray, rather than drives me to be obnoxious.
People around Freddy gave him the space to search, and grace to explore and ask questions. They were present when needed, and helpful when needed. I’m sure they wanted him to come to faith right away, but God worked to prepare his heart over the course of time.
Now Freddy is a pastor, teaching others to share their faith and helping new people find faith in Christ.
Order your copy here:
Unexpected Turn, An: My Testimony by Pastor Freddy Valcarcel
ISBN: 1-60610-048-3, 52 pages, 6 x 9, English