In 1983 I accepted Jesus into my life as my Lord & Savior. By 1990 I fell away and turned my back on the Lord. On June 10, 1998 I was lead back to the Lord by my son Allan. I was later baptized by him in the presence of our pastor.
God has continued to bless me through successful cancer treatments and has guided Jean & I to Three Hills through a 3 year journey including a Jonah like attempt to move to Magrath instead.
God’s blessings continues as He has provided the right house, great neighbors, new friends and a wonderful new church family, peace and joy. I cannot imagine life without my Lord.
Thank you Jesus for not giving up on me.
When I was a young child I knew ABOUT God. I remember going to a summer bible camp and even learning more ABOUT God. After I had my son Joshua (out of wedlock) a co-worker invited me to go to church and again I learned more ABOUT God. However I was still searching for that ever elusive peace and Joy that everyone said God gives us. Well many years later June of 1998 actually while still going to church and learning ABOUT God and after making many wrong choice at trying to find that peace & happiness a young man by the name of Allan (who later became my step-son) said to me “Jean , you have to accept the gift of peace and forgiveness . It’s a gift Christ wants you to receive. All those years the Holy Spirit was working on my heart and mind it finally connected and I understood. I couldn’t just know ABOUT God, I had to KNOW God. I began my journey of having a personal relationship with God that day and getting to know Him.
Wow did my life change! I finally understood what “the peace that passes all understanding” meant. Did this mean my life was perfect? No! Did it mean I made all the right choices? No! Did it mean I didn’t have struggles, sorrows and hardships? NO! However over the years I have learned that Christ has to be FIRST in my life and the center of my life then as the verse I love says “I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me. I love that I can depend on Christ to be with me always. I love that despite my humanness he stills loves me and still blesses me richly.
Thank you Lord for loving me all those years ago and patiently guiding me to your gift of eternal life!