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Randall, Dannycomment (0)

April 9, 2009

By Brittany N. Howerton

First Baptist Church, Aliceville
Pickens Baptist Association

Favorite Bible Verse: John 3:16
Favorite Hymn: “How Great Thou Art”
Hobbies: Taking care of his dogs
Family Status: Widowed after 30 years of marriage to Sara Frances

After his wife passed away last August, Danny Randall began to understand the difference between having Christ as Savior and truly making Him Lord of your life. Randall committed to following Christ and felt God drawing him to establish a ministry — distributing “I love Jesus” pins to anyone who would take them. Because of his passion for the cross and relating to others Christ’s forgiveness of sin, he budgets his paycheck to allow for the purchase of the pins and distributes them anywhere he can, from restaurants to church vestibules to the hands of friends and strangers.

Q: How did you decide to begin distributing “I love Jesus” pins?

A: I was taking a nap one afternoon, and I had already started wearing the “I love Jesus” pins, and it seemed like God was telling me He wanted me to give them out. … And that’s how the ministry was born. I give them out at church, restaurants or wherever. It’s just something the Lord laid on my heart after my wife passed away. I felt like He wanted me to get into the pin ministry and help out.

Q: What do you get from the ministry?

A: It just makes me happy to know I’m able to do something for people in this way.

Q: What kind of difference do you hope to make with the pins?
A: I guess, in a way, I’m adding a little bit to somebody’s life by giving them out.

Q: How do you see yourself involved in ministry in the future?

A: I don’t know what the future holds. He may want me to continue doing what I’m doing or not, I don’t know … but I believe no matter what comes, I’ll be ready for it. Whether good or bad, I’ll just do the best I can.

Q: What difference has being a Christian made in your life?
A: It’s brought me closer to wanting to try to do my best to live the life the Lord would have me to live, including reading my Bible more. I’m not saying I’m a good person; I’m still like a baby Christian, but I’m doing what I think I should, and maybe it will help somebody along the way.

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