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

I Thought I Could Forgo God’s Plan
and Work My Way to Heaven

-Holly Anger

Share this Post I was raised in a fundamental, independent Baptist faith, taught the Bible from a young age, memorized Bible verses and was taught to pray. I knew all the facts of the Baptist heritage, knew some of the Word of God, told people that God created the world, and even became angry with those who questioned my religion. … Read More

Lost in Belief
-Jackie Gable

I grew up in a typical home with loving parents, two brothers, and a dog. The only thing unique about my upbringing was that my dad was a pastor and well-known author of many Christian books. From a young age, I knew my father was respected and looked up to by many. He was a “man of God.”

I Was a Rebellious Teen Girl,
Until God Saved Me

-Karen Beckman

As a young girl, I attended several different churches off and on. One summer when I was eight years old, I attended a neighborhood Bible club with my girlfriend. The teacher pressured us into praying a prayer, but I really did not understand at that time what it meant to be saved or to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

I Did Not See Myself As God Saw Me
-Debbie Lytle

Before I was saved, I wasn’t much concerned about, or even interested in, spiritual things. “There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.” Romans, chapter 3, verse 11. There was no thought, really, about having any special purpose in life.