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Old 07-20-2007, 01:38 PM
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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At what age did you become a Christian ? What made you decide to give your life to the Lord.Give a testimonial if you prefer.
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:44 PM
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by noland123 View Post
At what age did you become a Christian ? What made you decide to give your life to the Lord.Give a testimonial if you prefer.
Eleven. Short version-I just knew I needed to do so.
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:47 PM
Location: ARK-KIN-SAW
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i really dont remember not being one ..I was baptisted in the 3rd grade.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:22 PM
Location: God's Country
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I was nine, but then rededicated my life to Christ at 37.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:24 PM
Location: Jersey Shore
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I was infant Baptized and grew up in a technically Christian home, but really started my walk just a few years ago. The past two years have been amazing for me and my husband. We were both just Baptized again in June. It was awesome!
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:26 PM
Location: Bronx, NY
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I went through the Lutheran church early on (because my parents went) and later went to a baptist church. I attended a Catholic church for a couple of years and became a member of the mormon church for a number of years. When I was 47, I truly gave my life over to the Lord and have never looked back since then.
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:29 PM
Location: Comunistafornia, and working to get out ASAP!
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18 years ago. See testimony at http://www.city-data.com/forum/relig...testimony.html third one down.
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:59 PM
Location: Austin Texas
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I was 16....full immersion. It was a great time all around.
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Old 07-21-2007, 12:10 AM
Location: Northern California
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I was 30 years old. Sigh...I really should type out a testimony. Maybe another time...too long!
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Old 07-21-2007, 01:50 AM
Location: land of quail, bunnies, and red tail hawks
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July 19, 1973 - 34 years ago yesterday! Someone invited my sister to go to church, and that person convinced her sister (who was my age but didn't know me well) to invite me also. I was in Junior High; my sister was in High School. So, a loving family picked up my sister and me faithfully every week and took us to Sunday School/Church, evening services, Wednesday night Bible study, and youth activities. There was no way a stranger could sit in that church for more than a month and not know the gospel message thoroughly! And it resonated within me! I knew it was the truth (not gonna argue, so don't even try!), but pride kept me from walking that church aisle.

That church hosted it's own summer camp on an inholding deep within a National Forest. While I was attending that camp, one of the older women in the church pretty much cornered me one night after campfire and had a loving talk with me. I succumbed to that inner desire I had been carrying with me for months. Needless to say, I walked that church aisle the next time I had an opportunity and was baptized a week later.

That first church laid an excellent foundation of Biblical wisdom and scholarship. Also, the adults in that church came together and ministered to a bunch of non-churched kids like you wouldn't believe. My friends at school were envious of all the activities I did and events I attended. Through the selfless devotion of those adults--of time, energy, personal finances, etc.--they befriended a great number of kids who are still today following God and ministering to others. They had an effective ministry, with lasting results. They're the ones who taught me what true, Biblical scholarship was all about (and they did it in fun ways!); and they are the ones who taught me to serve others.

Unfortunately, quite a few changes occurred within the church, and--essentially--it split. As a young adult, I knew it wasn't for me anymore, but I didn't feel right following the others to the church they all eventually ended up at. I felt like I needed to find my own place, but I never sought it. So, I walked my own way for 10 years of my life. I married, moved to Alaska, had a child, and grew up. Even though I'd been out of fellowship for 10 years, there wasn't a single day that I didn't think of my Lord and Savior. He was patient with me and showered me with the kindness that leads to repentance. When we moved to Alaska, my husband and I agreed we would find a church home, and we did.

I take my responsibility as a parent very seriously, so that meant I needed to get my act together and be the best parent I could possibly be. For me, that entailed growing strong in the Lord and in my knowledge of Him. He guides my steps when I am unsure of the way; He comforts when no one else can; He endows me with wisdom and knowledge and compassion so I can best serve my family and others; He loves me unconditionally with an unending love, and no one can pluck me from His hand!
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