Russell Leroux: A Father's Legacy
I have been blessed with an amazing heritage. Pentecost came to my family in 1904, when my grandfather's grandfather received the Holy Ghost on the back side of his farm one Sunday afternoon.
The Baptist church he was a member of was in the middle of revival and asked all present that morning to pray one hour before the evening service. Before that time the Pentecostal experience of Acts Chapter Two had not been experienced in southern Missouri.
I was blessed by being raised by my grandparents for a time, and growing up hearing those stories of America's discovery of the modern Pentecostal experience. That was their legacy which they passionately handed down to me.
Now, years later, my daughter is grown and moved on with her life. As I looked around me at all the things I have experienced over the years, I began to ponder the question of what would be my Legacy.
What will I pass on to others, what do I have to share? Will anything that I have experienced be worth remembering in the ages to come? That is the motivation for the pages that follow. I want to share what is most important to me while I still have the time and ability to do so. So that one day when I am gone, future generations will have a voice to guide them and help them overcome the storms of life that I have already passed through.
Within these pages you will find a collection of essays and short stories that I wrote to share some of my deepest held beliefs and most private life lessons. Some of my words may not meet the needs or approval of everyone who reads these pages. I just pray that you will continue until the conclusion of this journey with me. My hope is, that hidden somewhere within the contents of "A Father's Legacy" (My Legacy), somehow you may find a grain of inspiration. May God Bless you richly and guide your path with the light of His Word.