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
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
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
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
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.
As I think back to September 8, 2004, I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for what happened to me on that day. It was the day that the God of heaven forgave me of my sin, and changed my life. Though some people who knew me may have considered me to be a good person, I knew in my heart that I was a sinner, and an enemy of God.
All my life, I was brought up in church. I heard preaching from God’s Word every Sunday and Wednesday. My parents loved me very much, and faithfully taught me from the Bible. I learned that Salvation means to turn my back on sin and trust completely in Jesus Christ. I learned that Hell would be my eternal destiny if I did not choose to give my life to God. All these things and more were taught to me, and I soaked it all in during my growing-up years.
My name is Saritha Manohar, and this is my story. I was born and raised in a church going family in India and we attended church every week. There I heard interesting Bible stories at Sunday school and VBS. As a teenager I attended different churches and used to participate in youth camps, retreats and VBS. I was taught that, in order to go to Heaven, one must “be saved,” so at the age of 15, I even got baptized to please my parents. But sadly, I did not understand Bible salvation.
Share this Post My story is a testimony of God’s mercy and longsuffering in my life. He brought me to true peace as I read and studied His Words in the Bible. I live with meaning and purpose, and a secure hope of a home in heaven. But it wasn’t always this way for me… My story is a testimony … Read More