I wrote this post almost exactly 2 years ago to honor an amazing man who spilled Jesus everywhere he went. Mr. Altemus went to be with the Lord this week and I am remembering his testimony and his contagious faith today.
I wished him a happy birthday.
I’d seen the pictures that week of family and friends celebrating his 94th birthday at the Chick-fil-A in our tiny town. So, of course I wanted to join my “happy birthday” with theirs.
He accepted my birthday wishes with a friendly grin and then opened up his wallet to show me a treasure, not cash or check or credit card, of course.
No, he had packed his wallet full of small Gospel cards that he’d designed and had printed up himself–200 of them. He fingers the Bible verses as he tells me all about them, about how they tell of Jesus loving us…
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