And while they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, Lord Jesus receive and accept and welcome my spirit! And falling on his knees, he cried out loudly, Lord, fix not this sin upon them [lay it not to their charge]! And when he had said this, he fell asleep [in death]. Acts 7:59-60 In the early church, the twelve disciples were having trouble keeping up with all the demands of taking care of the church body as well as prayer and preaching. So, they got together and decided to choose seven men who would be willing to help with the distribution…

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