Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
In 1989, youth pastor Dan Seaborn (Wikipedia) of Holland, Michigan, was searching for a motivating and bonding
logo or name for his Central Wesleyan Church youth group. The WWJD page on Wikipedia gives credit for the idea to Janie Tinklenberg (1900s paragraph, HERE). Dan had read, "In His Steps", the 1896
Christian classic novel by Charles Sheldon. In it a dying beggar challenged the townsfolk to
always ask themselves before any personal or group action, "What would Jesus do?" They had the
idea of putting WWJD on a button, and Ken Freestone of Lesco Company first printed up WWJD
legend buttons. Then, Freestone and his brother came up with the idea of WWJD wristbands. In
1996, after a big promotional push, they sold 250,000 bands. Then CNN produced a 1997 story
followed by sales of 15,000,000 wristbands. Wrist-band protocol: if someone asks about your WWJD
wrist band or button, the owner is...in accord with The Great Commission...to
perform an act of evangelization and give the bracelet/button to the "asker", explaining the
initials, answering any questions, and hoping to be used of the Holy Spirit [see The Elect] in the interchange.
[WWJD web site]
***give me your comments about this
[posted 20 Nov. 2000; reposted 17 Jan.
2002; adjusted 3 October 2015]
You have just read a very brief example of the
powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the
acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will
accept you just as you are right this second! Consider accepting Jesus now