Ten Years Later!
We love and appreciate Randy Becton and Herald of Truth and HopeForLife.org. They offered Randy's content early on for us to use on Heartlight and then committed to follow up with all those who responded. On the anniversary of our tenth year, we would ask you to keep Randy in your prayers as he finds himself once again battling cancer. This article is from the earliest days of Heartlight. Thanks Randy! I don't know of anyone who has given back more than you! If you would like to send Randy a message, please send an email to us and we'll share your message with Randy.
The spirit of generosity is spreading like wildfire through a Northern California community. It all started because of Les Borcut. Les Borcut tinkers with old bicycles.
Les runs a one-man bicycle hospital. He's repaired more than two thousand bicycles and donated them to newly-arrived Russian immigrants. When word spread about his kindness, his community started dropping hundreds of old bikes on his doorstep! Now, there is a story behind this sympathy toward immigrants. Both of his grandfathers had fled persecution in Russia, crossed the Atlantic, and found a new life in America. And Les says, "Fixing bicycles is my way of giving back."
What a beautiful example for all of us who are Christian believers. We were delivered from the bondage of Satan, we were welcomed into a new life in Jesus Christ, and what we do now is we try to pass along God's steadfast love to other people. We give it to them, not because it is duty, but because we are grateful. Think about the doors that open when we love other people extravagantly in the name of Jesus Christ. Follow Les Borcut's example! It may not be bicycles, but give what you have, because you are grateful to God.
Paul said that he was sent to the lost "to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me." (Acts 26:18 RSV)