You Can Know You are Saved!
-John Davies

When I was very young, until I was seven years old, my parents took me to church. After that, I would occasionally go with some neighbors. When I was about 18 or 19 years of age, I was starting to wonder what religion was all about. At the same time, my girlfriend was urging me to get to know God. This drove me back to the church that I had grown up in. I attended several Sundays to hear what the pastor had to say.

Episcopal Church, Russian Orthodox,
United Church of Christ:
All Are Empty Labels

-Michael Brooks

My name is Michael Brooks, and this is my story. I was baptized as an infant in the Episcopal Church. My mother and my aunt served on the Altar Guild. They were both key in the coffee hour following services each Sunday. My uncle Roy sang in the choir and was the church sextant. So, as a boy, I thought I was well connected, and due to my family’s contributions to the church, we were good people, and of course, heaven-bound due to our good works.

I Exchanged Depression
for Dependence on God

-Nathan Bieber

As a child, I attended the Lutheran Church with my family. I was confirmed when I was 13 and stopped going to church shortly thereafter. As I grew older, exercise and weight lifting became the center of my life. In addition to this, I began to use drugs and alcohol.

Armed and Dangerous
-Mitch Zajak

“Usually armed and dangerous” was the typical warning from the dispatcher to my arresting officer. It was probably true, too. I almost always carried loaded handguns on me, sometimes even toting a machine-gun under my coat. I needed the protection in the underworld as I was involved in transporting high volumes of drugs between suppliers and dealers.

Esta Vez Es Real en Mi Vida
-Michelle Castner

El 4 de Octubre del año 1996, el Señor hizo algo especial en mi vida que causó un cambio verdadero. Este cambio es tan radical y profundo que yo jamás sería la misma persona. Me gustaría tomar esta oportunidad de compartir con usted cómo Dios produjo este gran cambio en mi vida.

Mas Cuando El Pecado Abundó,
Sobreabundó La Gracia

-Garry Castner

No nací en un hogar cristiano. Mis padres me llevaban a la iglesia solamente cuando se celebraba la Navidad y la Pascua. Me acuerdo que mi abuela me enseñaba a orar como niño pero durante los años de mi adolescencia sentía que Dios no me escuchaba y estaba muy lejos de mí. Creo que por esta razón, perdí la costumbre de orar a Dios.