My Testimony of Meeting God

by Bob Elston O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. (Psalm 34:8, KJV) This is the thought I seemed to grow up with. I remember spending a lot of time in the forest among the sword ferns, under a large Douglas fir tree thinking about God, eternity, death, and whether or not anyone would miss me when I was dead. Mother did take me to Sunday School and church. We attended a small gathering in an unused room in the local school building, but I […]

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A 20th Re-Birthday Testimony

by Angie Tolpin A few months back, I was having a conversation with my eight year old and he asked me how long I have been a Christian. I got a little giddy, because I love intimate conversations like these with my kids. And I shared with him, this Spring is going to be my 20th Re-Birthday! Looking confused he said, “But Mom, you’re 35, did you forget?” “Of course not son, but when I was 15 years old, that is when I really identified myself with what being a Christian meant. That was when […]

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Beauty from My Ash Heap-

by Tish Morgan Much like everyone else, I am rarely comfortable talking about my life, even if it is to share my testimony. With that said, I know without a shadow of a doubt that God allowed certain events, and people in my life for His purpose. I grew up in a firm but loving, non-practicing Catholic home, moving around a lot, as a result of my dad always thinking the grass was greener on the other side of that proverbial fence. I had a sweet devout Catholic paternal grandmother, whom I believe I will […]

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THE DRIVE HOME: a day that changed everything

My name is Andrew Ziesemer. I want to share the story of my salvation with you. Mine is a story not wrought with addiction or depression, but it still is one that tells of the greatest redemption possible. I was blessed to have been setup for the greatest of success spiritually. For as long as I can remember I grew up in a home where I was surrounded with love. I was taught clearly whom Jesus was and was also well provided for. But I assure you — I still made my fair share of […]

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My Testimony Doesn’t Stop

by Dana Kindig What I’ve learned about testimonies is that they never stop. My testimony isn’t only what brought me to Christ, but also how He brings me through the daily battle. I’ll give you first how I got to Christ (okay, how Christ got to me) and then I’ll share with you where the heart of my testimony really lies. I’m still unsure if my parents were together when I was born. I know they had to to have been together at some point because well, I’m here. But I don’t ever remember it. […]

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Now I Am Found

By Alyssa J Howard I was the prodigal son. I grew up in the church. I knew God. I knew the truth. But I still chose to leave home and squander my inheritance. For those of you who don’t know the story, the “prodigal son” is a parable Jesus told in the New Testament (Luke 15:11-32). It’s a story about a father and his two sons. The younger son asks for his inheritance early, leaves home, and then squanders it on what the Bible refers to as “wild living.” When he’s hit rock bottom with […]

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Because I Was Lost & Lonely, Too (Part Three)

Don’t miss any of this testimony — read Part One and Part Two first! Life In Ministry by Stephen Smiley Upon release from prison I lived with my grandparents, and they cared for me and taught me how to be a son and respect authority. They met a guy at a food bank and told him my story, and he just happened to manage a camera store and provided me with a job. I loved working there so much and even better, my trainer, who would teach me everything I needed to know about photography, eventually […]

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Because I Was Lost & Lonely, Too (Part Two)

If you haven’t done it yet, read Part One. Factors That Made Me Turn To Jesus by Stephen Smiley All through those years growing up, God was trying to reach me in many ways. For one thing, my grandma and grandpa, on my Dad’s side, always prayed for me and told me God had a plan for my life and one day I would grow up to be like Stephen in the Bible. I didn’t get to visit them very often, but when I did they would share the love of Jesus with me, even though […]

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Because I Was Lost & Lonely, Too (Part One)

Life Before Jesus by Stephen Smiley I was born and raised in southern California. My dad was raised in a Christian home and my mom was raised in an atheist home. Apparently, my Dad was a biker who built Harley Davidson motorcycles as a hobby, and was kind of drifting away from God at the time. Somehow, he managed to meet my Mom at a party one night and the two of them got together in the back of his car on the side of a road, and that night I was conceived. My mom […]

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A Real Reason for Easter Celebration

by Annamaria Salin Morrill I have a very personal reason to celebrate every Easter as I became a born again Christian at an Easter service in 1984. I want to emphasize “born again”, because I always thought I was Christian. I grew up in a Christian family, was baptized as a baby, attended confirmation school, took my first communion at age 15, and celebrated all Christian holidays that were part of our Lutheran influenced Finnish culture. My parents attended an Apostolic Lutheran church that is one of the branches from the main Lutheran church. The Apostolic […]

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