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    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...

Vantage Point: Who Are We?

By Ken Horn
July 31, 2011

We are all made up of other people. I recently found out that my genes have been passed down from believers who came over on the Mayflower and two colonial Christians who were persecuted for their faith.

But we are really made up more of the people who have influenced us in this life. These people have made us what we are today. I count in that number not people who taught me how to live, but those who showed me, and somehow influenced me to follow in their footsteps.

I am Roy Horn. My dad, with few words, showed me more than anyone how to be a decent human being and live a godly Christian life that puts others first.

I am William Kirschke, the pastor of my youth who greatly impacted my life. And I am R.J. Thurmond, the former Northern California-Nevada District superintendent who was the first person I told when I was called to the ministry, a man we thought was a bit old-fashioned, but taught us so much about Pentecost.

I am Ray Horwege. The first pastor I served under in the ministry also mentored me by his life. I watched him and learned how to live like Jesus.

I am Reuben Sequeira, a ministry friend who stood with me in my severe physical trial and always shows me how to love people. He later demonstrated how to get through his own battle with cancer.

Who are we as a Movement? The Assemblies of God is certainly a reflection of its great leaders, past and present. But it is more the people of your local Assembly, the individuals who helped form your life and who are influencing others today.

The AG in the U.S. is made up of more than 3 million people today, each making some kind of impact for the Kingdom. That includes you.

So I ask, whose life will you influence? Just how will you make your mark?

Ken Horn

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