Something Happens When You Have to Speak

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I guess you could call it the two faces of Ian. See, Ian is a friend of mine who is the leader of a very effective youth ministry in New Zealand. And as you converse with him personally, well, it's obvious that he has a stutter. And sometimes it makes it difficult for him to complete his sentence, and I'm sure it's probably very frustrating for him. And while it's noticeable, it's not really that important to anybody. Actually he is a Godly, magnetic leader, stutter or not.

Now, the first time I ever saw him in a public setting was in front of 3,000 teenagers in a national youth convention in New Zealand. And to tell you the truth, I felt bad for Ian because I wondered how he was going to be able to communicate effectively to kids with that stutter. To my amazement I discovered that as he spoke there was no stutter. His speech was perfect! He preached and emceed that meeting flawlessly. That's what's so amazing about Ian. He stutters in private, but something happens when he has to speak well. He does...just like you.

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