Keller: Letter illuminates decades-old commitment to faith

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, June 6, 2018

I received a letter last week from Pensacola, Fla.

It was encouraging to me and reminded me that God uses you when you least expect it.

I decided to share it with you and pray it will encourage someone to be available when a person is in need.

“Dear Mr. Harold and Mrs. Keller. This is Bro. Jesse Curren whom you directed to Teen Challenge in Hot Springs, Arkansas, when I finished Fontainebleau Treatment Center in Mandeville, Louisiana.

From Arkansas, I then went to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and later graduated from Teen Challenge Ministry Institute in Jacksonville, Florida. I stayed on as a staff member there for a short while. 

Since 1999, I’ve been on staff at a church in Pensacola, Florida, where I’m now residing.

As you stated in a letter written on December 20, 1997, you were 63 years old. That makes you 83 years young. (Ha-Ha)! 

You wrote that humility is the secret to greatness. May the Lord help us to live this. Yes, may we be as Jesus said in Mark 10: 45, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Also, Proverbs 16: 18, “Pride comes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

You are my spiritual parents as my mom and dad died years ago.

I love you both in the name of Jesus Christ!


A Servant

Jesse Roland Curren”

This letter proves that God’s Word does not come back void.

Jesse’s letter is my first contact with him in over 20 years.

If you have any questions, or comments, please write Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084 or call 985-652-8477.