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                                                                                          This is my Story!
I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the U.S. As a young person I grew up in the Methodist church. The years went by and I began to work a job and raise a family. At 35 years old though, I found myself with a raging drug habit and all the wicked things that go along with that life style. I was sinking fast and was so ashamed of myself. Thankfully I had a neighbor who came and told me how much God loved me. He told me that that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for sinners. That everyone was a sinner not just drug addicts. I didn’t have a disease I chose to sin. I always thought though that I would go to heaven because God loves people and I wasn’t such a bad person; at least not as bad as some others. I was wrong and the Bible proved it.
I watched my neighbor's family and saw the joy they had and their calm assurance that they knew they were going to heaven when they died. I wanted to know that joy, peace and assurance of heaven. My neighbor shared the truth with me from the Bible about sin, My Sin, was weighing heavy on me in two ways:

1. That my destructive drug habit was hurting me and those around me

2. I now realized that I WAS LOST AND WOULD PAY FOR MY SINS IN HELL!

I believed the Bible was God’s word and a Holy Book. I finally believed what the Bible said, not the church that told me I was ok if, I was just a confirmed, religious, Methodist. I got scared! I needed more than religion; I needed a relationship with Jesus Christ. My neighbor showed me how to be saved from the Bible. Each verse was such wonderful truth. I understood what I needed to do. I had to ask Jesus Christ to save this sinner. Me! It was June 15th 1990 on a Sat. night that I knelt down in my sitting room and asked Jesus Christ to save my soul. He did! Joy flooded my soul!
All that I had learned about being “saved” and “born again” from the Bible came alive and became true in my life. I had finally realized Jesus died for me! I now have a wonderful life only because Jesus Christ is my Savior and Lord. When tough times come He is right there to take me through. I just wanted you to know that – and this…
Jesus Christ can do for you what a church cannot do. Jesus Christ can save you from eternal death and give you eternal LIFE! QUESTION…
                              What are you waiting for? What has to happen before you will trust Him to save you?
                                                                          His servant / Your friend
                                                                          Dan Eberly
 
                                                    This is my story of how I was saved!

I was born the second of eleven children in New Jersey, U.S. My early years were ones of constant change and troubles. I spent many years in and out of foster homes. At the young age of 12 I began to drink and spent several years in the hold of my sin. My bad choices saw me pregnant married at 16 years old. My first husband wasn’t ready to be a father at such a young age and we divorced after 7 years. I now had two children and was a single mom.
Things began to change when I was around 35. I (for some reason) didn’t want to drink anymore or go to the old places. After a few months of this the Lord brought someone into my life. He was to be my future husband. He led me to Jesus Christ and I was ‘born again’ in April 1991. I asked Jesus to save me sitting right in the middle of my bed. I was wonderfully saved! We were married in May of 1992.
I serve the Lord now every day. I no longer have to depend upon people; seeing as I once was always in need of help. Now I can help others. God has allowed me to be a good listener, give counsel, maybe few euros to help out, or maybe mind their children for them. I want to be an encouragement to people and tell them what Jesus did for me. He will save them and change their life if they will let Him. I thank the Lord for changing my life completely and giving me the opportunity to serve Him. I know now without a doubt I am going to heaven when I die.
                                                                                     God’s servant
                                                                                     Kathy Eberly
 
                                                                    This is my story

I was standing outside my cousin’s house on a lovely sunny evening and I spotted a lady with some children putting leaflets in the letter boxes of the houses. She made her way over to me and handed me a leaflet and we spoke for a brief second and she carried on putting leaflets into the letter boxes of the remaining houses. I folded the leaflet and stuck it into my pocket and forgot about it. That night I was upstairs changing and the leaflet fell out of my pocket, I picked it up and unfolded it and a heading which was in big bold black writing said “the truth will make you free” I thought is this God calling to me? I made the decision to attend this new Bible Study and began hearing truths I had never heard before. Pastor Dan talked with me about salvation and heaven and gave me things to read. He was a ‘born again’ Christian. I just finished reading a little red book that Pastor Dan had given me to read; and started to reflect on what I had read, then something strange was happening. The breath was going out of me, it was as if I was dying, and an incredible fear gripped me. I’m going to hell I thought. Then I did something I had never done before, I prayed, I fell to my knees and tears began to well up in my eyes. “God up to now, all I’ve done is take from you in my life and now I want to give, save me”. I poured my heart out with tears. When I got up off my knees, what I can only describe as an awesome feeling of love consumed me.
I knew for the first time in my life that I was loved by God. I had always thought I was worthless and God never loved me because of what I had done. I couldn’t think who would understand this. Who could I tell? Then it came to me, Pastor Dan, as he was the only person I knew who believed in God. I sent him a text “Pastor, I asked the Lord Jesus Christ to save me from my sin”. He replied “thank the Lord for opening up the heavens for you, welcome home my Brother” Many of the sins I had committed before I now had absolutely no desire to do. Jesus had saved me and took it all away. Now I am reading my favorite book of all time, The Bible. I’m learning and growing, as Jesus shows me that He is the only way. He gave me new desires to read his word and pray to him and have a personal relationship with Him. I have so much more to say, but what I want to say is this, I know that there is nothing I did to save myself, the only thing I did was call out to God and ask him to save me, he heard and answered me. I was saved by God’s grace alone not by any of my own works, I am a dirty, filthy, rotten sinner deserving to be condemned to Hell, but God forgave me of all of my sins and saved me. Jesus died for me and paid it all on the cross, and you may ask, why did Jesus have to go to the cross and die for you? Because he loved you! For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.

                                                                                                            Gavin Murphy
 
                                                                           My Testimony – David Luxford

My name is David, and I was “born again” March 30th 2015; two months after my wife Nichole was saved. This is my testimony.
I grew up in a troubled home with addicted parents. I quickly started making bad choices and doing things that were wrong; because I was never taught they were wrong. I remember once I went to a Christian youth group as a kid and I loved it. It will always have a special place in my heart. But, as I grew up I was still going the wrong way and was headed down a dark path.
Then I met my wife and we began having children and raising a family, and I started to change my ways. Some of the wrong things I was doing I stopped; but there was still something missing. I didn't know it at the time, but it was God. My wife Nichole got saved first in January of 2015. I was watching and saw her life was changing and getting better. I became interested in learning about God too. She brought Pastor Dan over the house and I got hooked on the Word of God. I got saved not too long after, and now thank God every day that I did. I am still learning, changing, and growing in Christ, and I am thankful Jesus Christ forgave me of all my sins.
                                                                        David Luxford
 
                                                                                         
                                                                  This is my Testimony

I grew up in a Christian home in South Africa. We were in the Netherlands Dutch church. My father served through all those years in the church as a leader and I knew everything I had to, but I had a thirst inside me that wasn't met. When I turned about 17 it was time for the confirmation class, as we called it. Basically the reverend talks to you and then you give your heart to the Lord and the whole class then stood in front of the church to be 'accepted'. If there was someone who didn't give their heart to The Lord he/she couldn't take part; so although I had understood everything I was taught, and although I knew that I did love the Lord; and although I understood in my head what He did for me on the cross I think I didn't understand it in my heart yet. I didn't want to be the only one that day who didn't get confirmation so I participated but the thirst that was in me just didn't go away. It was only 2 years later after a long struggle with a lot of issues in my life that I finally had a 'breakdown' and then realized how much I needed The Lord. Ps. 23 came to my mind (me and my older sister lived with grandpa and granny for the first 5 years of my life and granny made us memorize Ps. 23 every night before going to bed) so in my darkest hour I said Ps. 23 and a peace came over me. I then asked Jesus to forgive me of all my sins and asked Him to please save my soul; and strangely enough I suddenly realized that He died for me personally and not for me who was part of my class. It was that day (1985) that I got born again within my heart and not only my head. From that day onwards Jesus was my Savior and best friend and although there were some big storms in my life, He calmed each storm as He promised me in His Word. After that day there was many tears, frustrations, bad times and struggles BUT the difference was, that He was with me, He was in me and He helped me through each struggle. I was never alone again and will never be until He takes me home. I got married 2 years after I got saved and I believe that Jesus had sent my wonderful, precious husband my way and kept him for me. We have 3 amazing boys whom I give The Lord all the honor for. Amazing Grace!!! So much undeserving grace He has for me/us. Today I love my Bible and I love spending time with my best friend Jesus Christ.
                                                                                                    Amanda Olivier