The decision to become a Christian had really effected Rayford in the last few days and he had really been praying for Chloe and Reba to get saved. Then one day, he got a golden opportunity.
"Rayford, I've noticed a really big change in you lately." Reba said.
"Me too dad." Chloe chimed in.
"You know Chlo, I haven't pushed you to go to church with me or to get saved. I just want you to know I love you and I'm praying for you. Both of you." Rayford replied.
"I know dad." Chloe responded and Reba nodded.
"I just ask one thing of you. Please watch this video with me." Rayford pleaded. The girls agreed. After breakfast the three Steele's went into the living room to watch Rayford's tape. Rayford hit play and was once again greeted by Pastor Vernon Billings, New Hope Village church senior pastor.
Rayford watched Chloe and Reba as the tape played. They looked scared and frightened about what's to come. When the Pastor started talking about praying the prayer of salvation Chloe walked out of the room. Reba was a lot more receptive to the thought. She got on her knees and sobbed. She prayed the prayer and sat there crying out to the Lord until the tape was finished. When she finally stood back up she looked at the spot where Chloe had been sitting.
"I'm sorry Ray." Reba said.
"She'll come around, I know she will." Rayford responded. Reba sat on the couch and Rayford walked up to Chloe's room and knocked on the door.
"Come in." Chloe said. She was on the bed reading a book. "I'm sorry dad. I know you wanted me to watch the entire tape, but I just couldn't." Chloe said.
"It's alright Chloe, one of these days it will all make sense to you." Rayford replied.
"I hope so, because a lot of that stuff was really confusing." Chloe stated. Rayford walked out of Chloe's bedroom.