One of the more unusual encounters on a crosswalk happened in September 2014. Alan had set out from Warwick race course through Warwick and Leamington Spa and off into open countryside. On this occasion Alan was joined by a a good friend Bob Mullins.
Just outside the village of Southam in Warwickshire Bob met Alan with the car and some refreshments. Aso they were talking another guy called Dave pulled up in his car to see if he could take a photograph.
To cut a long story short, God was on Dave’s case. He had been driving cross country from Swansea to Northampton. On route he had stopped at an Anglican church in Hereford to visit the graveyard where men from the Special Air Service were buried.
At this point Alan interrupted Dave’s story, “The grave you visited belongs to Frank Collins.”
” How did you know?” Dave replied.
So Alan explained that the Holy Spirit can reveal things to those who love Jesus, so that others can come to know him also. As a result it gave Alan an open door to share why Jesus came. However despite all this supernatural intervention Dave did not surrender his life to Christ.
Fast forward 2 years and two months, Alan is at home. The phone rings, It’s Dave, something has happened. ” I have finally found God” Dave exclaimed excitedly. ” I have been transformed”.
Dave had never forgotten that day, He had visited the Church yard in Hereford many more times and eventually chatted with the vicar who prayed with him to receive Christ.
We never know the results of our conversations, but God promises that his word will never return to him void.