This is continued from the previous post.
BJ travelled to Peru aged fourteen on a mission trip with Awe Star ministries. God had provided him with an opportunity to practise the “Freedom”drama that Awe Star teams use to share the gospel with the native people. The team he had practiced with was from his church and had included his sister. He brought many people to Christ and returned there the following summer where the Lord laid a new call on his heart to go to North Africa and he was eagerly awaiting the following summer when he would travel there to share the gospel. Unfortunately this never eventuated. Soon after his return from Peru BJ was hospitalized with what was later to be diagnosed as suspected bubonic plague. After the setting up of the website www.prayforbj.com many members of the body of Christ prayed for him but unfortunately BJ passed away.
One statement in the book I think captured what BJ’s life was about. It was this:
I will not be satisfied.
I will not let my passion be held in a bottle.
I will not let my light be hidden.
I will stand up.
I will let my voice be heard.
I will lead, I will serve, I will fight.
I will tell people about Christ.
I will unsheathe my sword.
It’s time to raise a revolution.
God will give me strength.
BJ Higgins 1989 – 2005
This was adopted by Awe Star Ministries as it’s Global Mission Creed in 2005.