In this heartfelt video, Mike Barko engages in a meaningful conversation with Kylie, a JMU student, about faith and the Gospel. The dialogue begins with Mike's friendly and approachable demeanor, fostering a comfortable atmosphere for Kylie to open up. Mike starts by discussing relatable topics like pets and relationships, creating a connection and easing into a deeper conversation about spiritual matters. As they share laughter and pleasantries, Mike masterfully steers the conversation toward questions about eternity and belief in heaven. Kylie shares her upbringing in a Christian family and her inclination toward critical thinking and occasional doubts. She expresses her desire to live a life aligned with her faith and values, especially as she envisions her future. With sensitivity and patience, Mike gently challenges Kylie's confidence in her salvation, leading to a profound self-reflection about her beliefs and spirituality. Kylie candidly admits her imperfections and moments of doubt, paving the way for a deeper exploration of faith. The conversation shifts toward the importance of recognizing one's shortcomings and understanding God's justice. Mike draws relatable parallels between everyday experiences, such as receiving a traffic ticket, and the divine concept of justice. He emphasizes that, just as someone else paid Kylie's fine, Jesus paid the penalty for her sins on the cross. Kylie's comprehension deepens as she realizes her need for a Savior and the significance of trusting God. She acknowledges her trust in Jesus and her willingness to surrender to Him. In a heartfelt moment, Kylie makes a life-changing decision to accept Jesus as her Savior, embracing the promise of eternal life. This video captures a genuine and moving encounter where Mike Barko's compassionate and patient approach helps Kylie discover faith and hope in Jesus Christ. It showcases the transformative power of the Gospel message and the beauty of personal salvation, illustrating how faith can be shared in a relatable and approachable manner.


4/24/20221 min read