From Rebelling to Rejoicing!
-Matthew Spangenberg

Share this Post  I was born and raised in a Christian home and was in church from before I can remember. I learned about God, good and evil, sin, and all that stuff from a very young age. I remember at the age of 13, at a Christian teen camp, I prayed to God and asked Him to take me … Read More

Ye Who Are Weary,
Come Home!

-Bethany Schlaner

Share this Post My name is Bethany and this is my story of how I came to accept Jesus Christ as the payment for my sin. I grew up in a Christian home, faithfully attending church with my family. Every time those church doors were open, we were there – Sunday school, Sunday morning, Sunday evening and even Wednesday night. … Read More

What Is Your First Rule?
-Ruth Cefola

Share this Post What is your First Rule? Let me ask that another way, Who is running your life? What is your First Rule? Let me ask that another way, Who is running your life? For me, I was my first rule. I always put myself first. Even though I grow up in a Christian home with good Christian parents … Read More

What Did I Need to Be Saved From?
-Eliza Rogers

Share this Post I grew up a devout Baptist, though neither of my parents were saved in my early childhood. I had a large family, with nine children beside my parents. I was naturally curious and rebellious. Both traits contributed to my downward spiral. However, I was also intensely aware of God. I knew He was there but I also … Read More

God Gave Me Peace
-Hudson Hall

Share this Post For as long as I can remember, I’ve been greatly intrigued by weather patterns. Storms of any sort are especially fascinating to me. Hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning storms – all are an incredible display of God’s almighty power. But there is something special about that sense of quietness after the storm has ceased. This sense of quietness that … Read More

I Was So Close,
Yet So Far Away

-James Malitsky

Share this Post The events leading up to my salvation started when I was about 13 years old. I had been experiencing conviction from the Holy Spirit during that time and was very close to salvation. But I was like king Agrippa in Acts 26:28, who said to Paul, “Almost thou persuadest me….” I was so close, yet so far … Read More

Paralyzed by Pride
-Jillian Starr

Share this Post My parents began attending church when I was six months old. They were saved soon afterward and determined to give me and my siblings a Christian upbringing. (Note: “saved,” “salvation,” and “born again” are Biblical concepts referring to the forgiveness of sins by God and the rescue of a person from the power and penalty of that … Read More

I Was Tired of
Living an Empty Life

-Jeremiah Cefola

Share this Post My name is Jeremiah Cefola, and this is my story. I was born into a Christian family and was raised in Lehigh Valley Baptist Church. I have attended there for as long as I can remember. Because I was in a Christian family, I always thought I was a good kid. I knew I wasn’t perfect, but … Read More

It Was My Choice

As a young child I attended church regularly. I even attended a Christian school. As I was taught through the Bible, I knew the truth about what God had said. Even so, as I grew up I had no true relationship with the Lord. There was no time in my life that I made it personal to me.

The Goodness of God
Led Me to Repentance

-Amanda Anger

I grew up in a Baptist home and attended the same Baptist church from infancy. I was surrounded by God’s blessings, learned all the Bible stories, and acted like a good kid for the most part. Behind the scenes, I was a really good liar, stole small items from the school’s art closet, and was verbally unkind to my siblings. But at church, I put on my good manners, and I thought that nobody could tell that I was a sinner.