Alex talks in the video about the many ways God moved in his life through high school, but none was as powerful as witnessing Joe’s life change and developing an unlikely friendship. Despite coming from a broken home in Moberly, Missouri, Joe encountered Christ and the love of the local church. Alex said Joe’s journey to salvation taught him a lot about his own faith, and God is continuing to move in powerful ways in this relationship in their current stage of life.
Joe enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after high school and went to basics in California. He returned home for a visit and had something awesome to tell Alex, the friend who baptized him.
“It made sense he went into the military because he’s such a hard worker and he loves serving other people, but what’s cool is he has a position where he helps with prayer, church services and answers questions about Christ,” Alex said. “He’s really made his faith his own and has been bold in speaking to others. All is going well for him. He’s fulfilled his dream of going into the Marines and he’s doing amazing. I know God is still working on his heart because all the hurt and brokenness doesn’t just go away when you’re baptized, but it’s part of his story.”
Today, Alex is pursuing a worship degree from Central Christian College of the Bible and never hesitates to acknowledge that God is working in his life – and through his life for others.
“Kingdom work to me is when you’re letting God shine through you,” he said. “Heaven and God are perfect. When you’re trying to take a piece of that and let it shine through you to impact others and bring them closer to Him – that’s doing the work of the Kingdom here on earth.”
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Alex Fincher is an 18-year-old from Moberly, Missouri.