Last night was the first of the 2017 Outreach Dinners, with over 200 people in attendance. Before the guest speaker shared his life story, Ruth Moodie sang a solo, and PWAMM’s Korean Choir took the stage to sing a couple of songs after the meal, one of which was entirely in Korean. The guest speaker for the night was Jay Fallon, who is a familiar face to PWAMM. Although he hasn’t been with us for a number of years, he had been a frequent guest for various outreach events in the past. Jay’s story is a powerful one, demonstrating that there are no depths that God’s power cannot reach to change a life.
Growing up in a rough area of Glasgow with an unstable family life, he eventually ended up on class A drugs for 10 years. To him, life was not worth living. However, God had another plan altogether. Through a friend who was a Christian he began to hear about Jesus Christ, and although he rejected what he heard at first he began to think about it later. He went to a local church and heard about how Jesus came to die for sinners. After becoming a Christian he signed up for the Christian rehab programme “Teen Challenge”.
A Christian now for 28 years, in full-time ministry for 24 years and married for 10, Jay’s life has been dramatically changed by God. He makes reference to the fact that before he became a Christian he had never been on holiday, but now travels all over the world preaching the Gospel. Jay’s passion is simply to tell people about Jesus, and how they can have a relationship with Almighty God. He gave the opportunity to respond to the Gospel, which is exactly what a number of people did at the end of the evening.