08 Mar #HopeWithinMe – Who passed you the torch of faith?

For this week’s #HopeWithinMe post, we’re going to celebrate the people who helped you grow in your faith. At Legacy, we call this “passing the torch.”  The truth is that God uses different people in various stages of our lives to show us what it’s like to live for Christ, and those stories need to be shared.

That leads us to this week’s question: Who passed you the torch of faith? In other words, who made a significant impact on your faith journey that led you to embrace the hope of Jesus and eternity in your life? In an effort to “introduce” these special “Legacy Builders” to others, we’d like you to post a picture of them along with a brief explanation of the impact they made on your faith in Christ.

roy-and-georgiaWho passed Joe the torch of faith?

To get things started, I’d like you to meet Roy Reiswig. Roy was the Associate Pastor at Cherokee Hills Christian Church in Oklahoma City over 30 years ago when our paths crossed. Roy was the catalyst to the following “firsts” in my faith journey…church involvement (Kid’s Activity Time and choir), small group participation, scripture memorization, men’s accountability group, and church leadership. Roy and his wife Georgia were also wonderful role models of Christian marriage and parenting.

Roy went to be with Jesus in late 2008 but he still lives through me and many others who were fortunate to be within Roy and Georgia’s sphere of influence.

Your turn

It’s easy for you to share a picture of someone who has made an impact on your faith! Just follow these steps:

  1. Find a picture of the person you’d like to honor. It doesn’t have to be high quality; any picture is fine!
  2. Post the photo on your social network of choice. (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all great for posting photos.)
  3. Write a few words about what that person means to you and how your hope in Jesus is stronger because of him/her. Remember to use #HopeWithinMe.
  4. If the person is on social media, tag him/her in the post.

This post is the third of five in the “Hope Within Me” series, written by Joe Greenhaw. Posts will be released each Tuesday as Easter Sunday approaches.