Larry Dosset


   My name is Larry Dosset, and I joined the US Air Force in 1978, and traveled from Dallas to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. There were three Christian men that I met in the Air Force. My first encounter with a Christian was during Boot Camp at Lackland, AFB. He was a redhead soldier who was luke-warm about his faith.

   The second Christian I met was at Edwards AFB, California. He was inconsistent with his church life.

   The third Christian I met was Rick Turk at Eielson AFB in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was 6’1” tall, two hundred twenty pounds and a mature Christian. He was the first person to share his faith with me. At first I was not very receptive, but I was more interested in hunting and drinking at the NCO Club. I went back the barracks and went to sleep. Jesus showed up in my dream. Jesus said, “Larry, when are you going to follow me?” I got up and walked down to Turk’s room and asked, “What must I do to be saved?”

   Rick said that I must recognize that I am a sinner, believe that Jesus died for my sins, and your life style will change. I invited Jesus into my heart and confessed Him as Lord and Savior. Four hours after I prayed the sinner’s prayer, everything looked different. I was seeing things through Jesus’ eyes. Colors were brighter and the northern lights were brilliant.

   After I was discharged from the military, I went to work with my Dad in construction from 1980 to 1986. While working construction, I developed a double hernia. I had to make a career change and worked in security for the Crescent Hotel in downtown Dallas, Texas.

   In 1988, I married Sylvia Palmer. We were married at Prestonwood Church in North Dallas. We have three daughters and one grandchild. I had the opportunity to lead our entire family to Jesus. In fact, the man who introduced me tonight is David Palmer, my brother-in-law, who I led to Jesus Christ.

   Sylvia and I attend church at First Baptist Church in Forney, Texas.

Several Christians have told me that they don’t have to go to church to be a Christian. I counter with the story of an individual coal. When other coals surround the one coal, all the coals glow and stay warm. But when the one coal is by itself, the fire goes out. If Christians are to be salt and light, shouldn’t we stay together to be the light of the world?

In 1981, a survey was taken among Christians and found only eight to nine percent shared their faith. A recent study shows that only one percent will share their faith in 2020. Are you ready to share your faith.

Hearing His Voice Testimony

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