By Staff, Baptist Message
Kay Wilbanks, 66, may consider herself just an ordinary grandmother, but ever since she prayed in 2013 that her son Brock would accept Christ, God has been doing extraordinary things in her life and in the lives of many youth at Flactor Baptist Church, Leesville.
Once a youth leader at Flactor Baptist, Wilbanks took a hiatus from her leadership position – after her children graduated from high school.
When God placed a burden on her heart for Brock, who eventually accepted Christ, Wilbanks felt led to reach many more of the area’s young people.
Though Flactor Baptist did not have anyone active in the youth group, Wilbanks did not let that hinder her from taking 14 students to the 2013 Youth Evangelism Celebration in Alexandria. Seven of the students accepted Christ.
Over the next few months, the youth group was re-established, with 15 in attendance on a Wednesday evening.
Wilbanks said she was tempted at one time to quit because she believed she was too old to relate to the students. But God used the situation as a reminder that He has Wilbanks there for a reason.
“I’m not a minister, just an ordinary person who loves the Lord,” Wilbanks said. “The Lord has given me an exceptional love for teenagers. I see how much they go through in life these days and how much they need God’s help. My message to everyone is the Lord can use ordinary people like me and He can use ordinary people like you. All we have to be is available.”