When I look back to the day I decided to surrender my life to Jesus Christ I remember I didn't always realize the depth of God's love and power to change lives and forgive. At the end of a service at a Church in Minneapolis back in 1975 a call to the alter for salvation and God's forgiveness was given but I could not respond. Though I so much wanted to be forgiven and excepted by God I didn't believe I was forgive-able, or save-able, I had offended God and hurt people in so many ways, how could God forgive me? What I didn't know was that "Nothing's too hard for God". And I didn't know the wonderful love of Jesus when he died for the sins of the world. The good news is that who ever will call on the name of the Lord Jesus shall be saved, saved from the guilt of sin, saved from the terrible bondage of sin, and saved from the punishment of their sin. Jesus died on the cross for our sins no mater how monstrous.
Twice in my short time in ministry I have also had people tell me they were unable to go to heaven because of something they had done or just because of their ethnicity, both times it was so disturbing to me and brought back the memory of feeling unforgivable myself. This is why it's so important for me to preach the gospel, it is a calling from God and it is also in my heart that everyone should know of the love God has for them, no sin too great, and no life un-redeemable because Jesus paid with his own life the penalty we deserved.
This is the message we preach in Sierra Leone, "God loves you and wants you to be a part of his family (the church), he wants you to be part of his village (heaven), and he wants to forgive your sins and change your life, and give you eternal life. Just put your faith in Jesus and follow him. Make your decision for Jesus right now.