EKSmith

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About EKSmith

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  • Birthday 11/14/1952
  • Bio I was saved over 30 years ago and on the day that I got saved I ask the Lord to always be my guide from deception as a young christian when it came my way.and not once has my Savior let me down. though today many have been deceived. I stand firm upon Gods word and Gods truth. my feet are grounded firmly in it and no man can convince me otherwise. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife for the last 36 years and six children ( four sons and two daughters ) and four granddaughters. I have faced many trails in this life's journey. I have made many mistakes and suffered loss but I have never lost faith in the Lord Jesus. my past is not as important as what lies ahead of me "the kingdom of heaven" this what I lone for everyday.I hope to be able to share with the members here some of what God has taught me through my trails and for them to share the same as well so that we may all glorify God in all things good or bad. I love all my brothers and sisters in the Lord and enjoy their fellowship and sharing Gods word building up one another. I love the lost and my hearts desire is that all come to Gods saving grace. I hope that this bio gives you some understanding of who I am. the lord comes first in my life and then my family. my fellow saints and a great desire to reach out to the lost.

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  • Gender Male
  • Location: Charleston S.C
  • Interests reaching out to the lost sharing the gospel with them.
  • Are you IFB? Yes

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  1. EKSmith added a post in a topic: Soulwinning Teens and Young people   

    I was a youth pastor for many years yet I constantly remember back to my first youth class there where six teens three of them being my own children, we began that day to build a ministry together with each one becoming a disciple to go out into the world to reach the lost teens and within a short time we had grown to 16 with 4 new teens trusting in Jesus as their savior, we grew from 16 to 24 and from 24 to 30 within a year and eventually each one trusting in Jesus as their Lord and Savior at this time the youth out numbered the adults in the church and I had some of the adults ask how I did this , my answer was I didn't the Lord did I was just his Servant with a heart full of his love and I taught that same love to those young adults and how to share it ( the Gospel) with the lost.
    A year later the church hired a new pastor that begin to make a lot of changes within the church me being one of the changes, he told me that I didn't have enough schooling to lead the youth as their pastor and he was hiring a new youth pastor (I had never been paid nor ask to be payed and would have turned it down if offered it)the new youth leader was a young lady right out of school and all she new  to do was entertain them , the new pastor begin to sit in on the Sunday morning class more less shut me out ,that's when the lord called me out of the church to Minister elsewhere. shortly after leaving I saw some of the youth I had once taught and they told me that the church had lost all of the young adults because of how the new pastor was acting toward them with anger and bitterness. it's hard to give all of the details because it still pains my heart that this happen, Today I'm working with many of these young adults building a New Ministry to reach the many lost teens here and I'm taking it back to where It first begin " the Love of Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savoir '' 
    for over 25 years I've ministered to the youth but never in a violent manner nor used any of those ways if I had I would have only driving them away losing them for ever being and unfaith and useless servant to Jesus my lord and savior.
     
  2. EKSmith added a post in a topic: Prayer for me please   

    contacting all my Prayer partners to Pray
    in constant prayer for you and you loved ones
    God Bless Brother Jim
  3. EKSmith added a post in a topic: Prayer for me please   

    lifting you up to the lord Jesus daily in prayer sister Rosie  
    God Bless Sister
  4. EKSmith added a post in a topic: I have Missed you all   

    I've been away for awhile and I have missed all my brothers and sisters in the lord and the great fellowship on OLB 'but The Lord has had me busy lately and there's not been much time to be here I'm trying to stop by when I can and hope to soon be here more often if its the lords will
    May the Lord Jesus our Savior greatly bless you all
    Loving you all with the love of Jesus from my heart
    EKSmith  
  5. EKSmith added a post in a topic: I have Missed you all   

    I've been away for awhile and I have missed all my brothers and sisters in the lord and the great fellowship on OLB 'but The Lord has had me busy lately and there's not been much time to be here I'm trying to stop by when I can and hope to soon be here more often if its the lords will
    May the Lord Jesus our Savior greatly bless you all
    Loving you all with the love of Jesus from my heart
    EKSmith  
  6. EKSmith added a post in a topic: Asking For Prayer For My Friend Joe   

    I'm very sorry that I haven't giving an update but I came back home with the flu,
    I got a call this morning from my brother that he was picking Joe up to come home from the hospital " praising the Lord " he is able to come home this soon.
    My brother an I spoke with him with and prayed with him while I was there but he was unable to talk much with all the tubes but I feel in my heart he's ready to except the lord Jesus into his heart trusting in him as his savior
    when Dan took him home today he ask if he could come back later tonight and he agreed with Dan to bring his pastor with him.
     
    for 35 years my heart has cried out to the lord that my friend be saved and right now I feel the tears of rejoicing very close and Gods answer to many prayers
    I'm in prayer that soon we can all rejoice with the angels giving glory and praise to our father in heaven for Joe's salvation
     
    Thank each one of you for your Prayers
    I love you with the love Jesus from my heart 
  7. EKSmith added a post in a topic: Asking For Prayer For My Friend Joe   

     Joe and I met when we were 5 we grew up together and have always been very close just like brothers  but when I was saved we drifted apart and Joe chose alcohol to control his life, I've tried many times leading him to the lord but his rejection has been the hardest I've ever faced I have prayed for many years lifting him up to God that he would send someone he could not reject leading him to the Lord.
    last night my brother called and said that Joe was in the hospital he had called his sister an told her he was vomiting blood, she called EMS and when they got him to the ER he was taken into surgery, he had a large hole in his stomach and most of his vital organs was posioned and not functioning , he came through the surgery well but his condition is critical.
    I'm leaving early this morning to visit him but before I leave I have come here to ask for prayer for Joe and I as well
    please pray that the lord speak through me to my friend of 53 years whom I love very much that he will not reject the lord but will trust in Jesus as his savior.
     
    I've not slept much tonight and ask for prayer that I'll make the 4 hr. trip safely
     
    Loving you with the love of Jesus from my heart
    Thank you 
  8. EKSmith added a post in a topic: They Are Keeping Us Safe, Aren't They?   

    Could this have anything to do with all the coffins I've heard about being shipped by railroad to certain city's throughout the U.S and the UN Camps being built ????
    they got to act fast 2016 is just around the corner
  9. EKSmith added a post in a topic: Can We Help Someone?   

      thank you brother Larry I'm a softy to, so very heart felt
     
    God bless Brother
  10. EKSmith added a post in a topic: The Real And The Unreal World   

    brother you are in my prayers lifting you up to the lord
    Loving you with the love of Jesus in my heart
  11. EKSmith added a post in a topic: Opportunity Or Not   

    brother John I 'm not trying to change the topic but when speaking of movies and there influence on the Mind this came to thought , I was listening to a radio talk show a few years ago and the subject was about science fiction movies one thing that was very interesting was that all the calls coming into the show was from people (adults) whom believed in this fiction many whom believed that Jesus would come back in a space ship along with the other Gods in the universe to save mankind from destroying themselves. Wo!
    I recently watched a clip of Clint Eastwood taking about preserving the old movie films before they are all lost in this clip he made a statement that'' Movies are apart of our lives and the development of one s thoughts and imagination '' and these films need to be preserved to keep up the spirit and love we have for them. Wo!
     
    I was still in the youth ministry when the  first left behind movie came out , a brother from the church and I went to see the movie after setting through it twice taking note of every word and action and then afterwards seeing the awl in which many where caught up in after seeing the movie, I refused to entertain the minds of the youth to such false teachings that perverted the Word of God. as a youth pastor I was NOT to entertain the hearts and minds of the youth but to teach discipleship to the youth building them up in the word of God to go out unto the lost of this world this I believed in doing so until the day I retired.
    Yet I was shocked when the pastor made the announcement one Sunday morning encouraging the Adults to see the movie left behind, my thoughts was how could one encourage the hearts and minds of the adults to see a movie not inline with the word of God even though they haven't even seen the movie and are going along with what they have read or heard about the movie  Wo! 
    of course they were all adults and their minds could not be subjected to such imaginations or perversions  it's just entertainment. ''Very Not True ''
     
    God bless Brother 
  12. EKSmith added a post in a topic: The Never Ending Story...   

    while pondering upon the three sided cube I heard the voice of the lord saying Joel Olsteen  
  13. EKSmith added a post in a topic: random fact game   

    Brother John has posted 60,491 times  " wow " he  may hold the record for the most post on OB
     
     keep on posting brother
     
    God bless brother John
  14. EKSmith added a post in a topic: Hypocrisy Left And Right   

    I second you brother Larry
  15. EKSmith added a post in a topic: Obama To United Nations: ‘The U.s. Is Not At War With Islam; Islam Teaches Peace’ – Calls For “Interfaith Alliance”   

    Praising the Lord Miss Rosie "Now that's encouragement " we need to hear this kind of News everyday
     
    God Bless