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Holly S.

KS

I was born and raised in a Christian home and came to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior at the young age of five. At this time, I did not fully grasp what being a Christian meant and only knew that I did not want to go to hell. As I got older, I began...

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Patty S.

MO

As I begin the story of my journey, I want to note that I have realized over the years that Jesus was always with me, I just couldn’t see or hear Him. Without Jesus, I couldn’t know real love or peace. I am also unable to learn what is truly right an...

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Aaron S.

MO

I have more or less attended church in some sort of fashion for the entirety of my life. My father, grandfather, and many uncles are all pastors. Being in church kind of runs in the family. I originally gave my life to Christ when I was six years ol...

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Joyce L.

MO

I was at McDonald's on April Fool’s Day standing in line...21 years old, and looking great on the outside, but inside I was miserable. As usual, I was feeling empty and lonely and unloved. The guy standing next to me was Bob, who I met as I walked ...

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Cody F.

MO

I accepted God's free gift of salvation when I was six years old during Vacation Bible School at Holt's Baptist Church in Morristown, Tennessee. I heard the gospel presentation that is normally presented during VBS, and I responded to the Lord callin...

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Leland E.

MO

I was raised in a Catholic family by very loving parents. I went to church and religion classes six days a week my entire 12 years of school. However, my life before Christ was filled with a lot of sin and misunderstanding. I was the youngest of t...

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Farshad M.

MO

My Name is Farshad and I am originally from Iran. I was raised as a Muslim and lived most of my childhood in fear of Allah punishing me lest I make any mistakes. I grew up with lots of questions about my religion, but most of them became offensive an...

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Jacqueline C.

KS

As a child of 7 or 8 years old, my grandmother led my sister and I in the Salvation Prayer. Our hearts were broken for Jesus, who she said had suffered and died on the cross for our sins, so He could save us. And with sincere and believing hearts, as...

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Kimberly H.

KS

I accepted Christ as my Savior at age 7. I knew I wanted what my family had--Jesus! I knelt beside my parents bed and my mother led me through the prayer to receive Christ. From that point, I had some disobedient moments in my teenage years--I str...

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Garrhett H.

KS

One thing I have always craved is acceptance. I was extremely blessed to go to church with my family throughout childhood. From a young age, I was exposed to the Bible and to the good news of Jesus. I remember believing in Jesus from a young age - ho...

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Jeanette G.

TN

Hey Y’all My name is Jeanette but the students at our church call me Chicken. The name Chicken is a long story and we’ll come back to that. I first want to share my story about my Jesus. When I was about eight years old, I walked the aisle of our...

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John V.

MO

Growing up I had always been told that I could be anything I wanted to be. Yet I had no idea what I wanted to be. What did I want out of life? I tried many different things to try to figure out the answer. I could easily self-justify my actions by ra...

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Landrum R.

TN

I've been blessed to live in a Christian household all my life which I am very grateful for. When I was 6 years old I accepted the Lord as my personal Lord and Savior. I knew that Jesus died on the cross for my sins and rose three days later. No...

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Grace B.

FL

Before I went to church with my family, I was living in a box by a river. I got adopted at the age 21 months. In 8th grade I decided to send nudes to this boy, and see, here is the fact I hurt my family and his, because everyone was blaming me for th...

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David T.

TN

Standing near my seat in the theater, hand raised high, I realized the day was ending in a way I could not have imagined just a few hours earlier. That Saturday afternoon I had been sitting around the house, a bored teenager with nothing to do. Th...

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Alex R.

TN

I am a military child. My dad is an active duty Marine. I grew up listening to him cursing a lot. I heard both my parents get into arguments a lot. Sometimes I was kept up listening to them argue. I was 8. My mom and brothers and I were leaving my da...

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Melissa J.

TN

I was a child, but I was a sinner. I heard the good news at church about the fact that I could go to heaven. John 3:16 says "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes (trusts) in Him will not perish, but have...

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Haddie R.

TN

I was adopted in Guatemala from my biological Mother right when I was born ,during the time my parents now were filling out lots of paperwork I was being taken care of poorly by the people who were taking care of me until my parents got me . I had ne...

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Dr. Anthony A.

MO

My life before Christ, it’s hard for me to describe, I came to know the Lord at the age of 7, I grew up in a home where we attended church. So for me, what I remember most about my life before Christ is struggling about thinking who God was. [Wat...

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Thuy-Vi N.

KS

I spun my wheels for years chasing after the perfect man who would desire and accept me as I was, the perfect close-knit family, and the perfect job where my talents and passions would be satisfied. These are all good things... except my ideas of th...

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Keevyn S.

KS

I grew up in a small mountain town in Colorado. Raised by two agnostic parents, ambition, success, and status were fundamental values in our household. However, in 4th grade my parents enrolled me in a small Catholic school as they were concerned tha...

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Kaleb G.

TN

Hi! My name is Kaleb. I’m 26 years old and I live in Memphis, Tennessee. This is my story. I was born the middle child of a set of triplets in Statesville, North Carolina to parents who were both Christians. My sister was a minute older, and my b...

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Andrew S.

TN

If you're reading this, I came in contact with you somehow, and I would love to tell you my story... I was blessed to grow up in a christian family. I thought, however, that being in a christian family meant that I was a christian. I was just tryi...

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Kathryn C.

KS

My journey with Jesus started when I was invited to attend a revival with a friend. I was 13 years old, I accepted the Lord that night, and baptized on Sunday. I had always had to earn everyone’s love, so sorry to say I carried that into my relations...

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Barbie S.

KS

I was raised in a church where losing your salvation was a real and present danger, so although I had been saved, then baptized, as a young child, I continued to ask for salvation many times in my youth, believing that I had sinned and lost my salvat...

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Geoff B.

TN

Let me introduce myself, my name is Jeff. I was saved by the grace of God in the blood of Jesus Christ on October of 2018. I hung myself in my garage, ready to die, and go to hell. I was strung out on meth, struggled with alcoholism, and drug addi...

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Mike C.

MO

“My dad is a sinner?” The very thought that this question which I whispered to myself could even possibly be true rattled my nine-year-old image of my father as he walked down the aisle while my grandmother simultaneously shocked me with a shouted “P...

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Abbey M.

AL

I did not grow up in a Christian home. My father was a functional weekend alcoholic, who became verbally abusive to my mother during his weekly binges. Their relationship was volatile and I was constantly fearful of when the “other shoe would drop.” ...

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Amy E.

MO

Before I came to know the Lord, I was confused about what it meant to be a Christian. I thought it was about being good enough and believed that you had to earn your way into heaven by following certain rules. I knew that I was broken and struggled...

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Travis B.

KS

I grew up in a Christian home and we went to church all the time. My mother was the spiritual leader in the home. My father went to church with us but he was never what I consider a spiritual leader. At the age of five, I asked Christ into my heart...

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Jeffrey S.

MO

I’m a 3 time convicted felon, I’ve been to prison 4 times, jail over 40 times and about 12 different drug treatments from age 17 to 28. I’ve spent about 61/2 years of my life incarcerated in some type of jail, prison or institution. In August of 2014...

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Seth R.

MO

I came to know Christ on September 16, 1995, I was a young man and before I came to know Christ I actually had two felonies on my record before the time I was 15 years old. I grew up in a small town where they let me fix the damage and do things to g...

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Julie H.

KS

I grew up in a Christian home and went to church every Sunday and every Wednesday night. When I was 7 years old, I went to a church event where the Power Team was doing a show, that's where I became a Christian! A short time later I got baptized at m...

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Doug W.

VA

Doug Wead is a New York Times best-selling author and historian. His books are known for their primary sources. In this interview, Doug shares of his faith in Jesus Christ and insights from his newly released book, Inside Trump’s Whitehouse the R...

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Rebekah P.

GA

My name is Rebekah, and this is my transformation story. I never doubted the existence of God. That was never the issue for me. I could see beauty and order in the world. Growing up, there wasn’t a Sunday I wasn’t in church hearing God’s word. So ...

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Cynthia K.

GA

As a child, I made my first communion at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Amesbury, Massachusetts.  I remember vividly what happened after the ceremony that day. I asked to go back inside the church, found the statue of Jesus in the little alcove, and...

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Jacob S.

GA

All people are in need of a Savior. I had the great fortune of growing up in a house with two very devout Christians for parents, and this was something that they pounded into my head from a very young age. As a result of their witness, I was saved a...

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Nicholas B.

MO

I awaken from my slumber aboard a C-17 aircraft in which we have been traveling in for some time in route to Almaty, Kazakhstan. It is September 10, 2000 and the soft roar of the plane can be heard in route to its final destination. I am a Infantry...

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Haley S.

GA

The great evangelist and teacher Oswald Chambers once said that “[a man or woman] will never cease to be the most amazed person on earth at what God has done for [them] on the inside.” Here I stand, a testament of this amazement & of the radical,...

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Grace P.

KS

I had the privilege to grow up in a home with parents that took me to church and taught me about Jesus. I knew stories about Jesus and people in the Bible, but I didn’t really know Him until I was 6. I had a friend named Anna who was born with heart ...

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Luke P.

KS

I was blessed to have grown up in a Christian home with loving parents. Even with a good home life that was rooted in God’s ways, it was natural for me to only care about myself. Whenever I would not get my way I made sure I did something to get what...

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Rosie O.

GA

I grew up in a church-going family in Houston, Texas. We were semi-normal and lower to middle class. I had heard the Bible stories and knew about Jesus, but I did not know Jesus. Therefore, He didn’t make much of a difference in my life. I had a ...

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Dawn S.

GA

Once Jeff and I were married and started to live together, I could see that there was something different about Jeff that I hadn’t fully noticed before we married. That something was his relationship with Jesus. He lived every day with a peace that...

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Jeff S.

GA

I grew up with a very powerful fear of death. I don't remember how far back this started, but from my earliest memories I was very aware that I was going to die, and it scared me – pardon the pun, – to death. I remember as a seven or eight-year-old ...

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Joanne C.

KS

I grew up in Northern New York state with 5 siblings in an alcoholic family. We were always told to hide dad's drinking and bad temper so I learned early on to keep secrets and do things on my own. I did well in school but hid a rebellious spirit and...

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Will S.

MO

Remember how, as a child, you felt invincible? That was me: I was the proud 6-year-old who could already read, play the piano, and reason at the level of a teenager. Nothing was difficult for me. Until I realized that I could not save my own life fro...

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Julie S.

MO

Most of my life, I’ve been pretty steeped in the church and in Christian culture. I was at church 2-3 times a week, I was baptized at age 6, and most of my social life was through church. Jesus was simply a presence to be read and learned about, and ...

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Mandy K.

KS

I was born in Samastuphur, Bombay, India. My birth name is Hilda Ann Noel. My family emigrated 3 generations ago from several countries, England, Ireland, Spain. We were considered Anglo Indian's which was looked down upon in India. My mother die...

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Jerry H.

MO

My parents took me, my two brothers and my sister to a Baptist church for a short time when we were kids but I didn’t understand much then. I remember my sister and my mother being baptized in that church. I was only 7 or 8 at the time. My father ...

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Charles S.

MO

How did I come to know God and his Son, Jesus the Christ, is a testimony that started many years ago. From an early age, I had always been in church but the church had not always been in me. My brothers and I would attend church only on Easter Servi...

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Sheri T.

KS

Is the main feeling you have when you think about God condemnation? Tired of feeling guilty? Like you’re not enough? That you don’t measure up? You’re not alone. Sheri Thompson grew up hearing about the Word of God, but not about the grace of Go...

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Sam F.

KS

My family is a rooted Christian family, and has been for many generations. Because of that, I grew up around many Christian influences and adults that all influenced me in my beliefs and faith. I have always grown up around brothers, sisters, relativ...

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Lesa T.

KS

I had grown up in a Christian home My parents had really enforced going to church every Sunday and Wednesday. As a kid, going to church didn't really mean learning more about Jesus, it was more about seeing my friends and socializing. One summer in f...

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Joey H.

KS

I have always known about God. I grew up in a Christian household, both my parents are devout Christians, I went to church two to three times a week, I was involved in several church programs and events. I remember going to Sunday school and learning...

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David T.

KS

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Micah P.

MO

My story begins with the great blessing of growing up in a Christian home and family. I am truly grateful that the Lord allowed me to grow up in a Godly atmosphere. Church has always been a part of our lives and at the age of 10, I accepted Jesus i...

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Noah P.

OK

So, before I start telling you this story, I want to preface it by saying this isn't a ME story it's a HE story meaning this story isn't about what I did to save me it's about what Jesus did to save me. I professed to know Christ at a very young ...

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Andrew J.

AZ

My life before God was a childhood of abuse. Born in Arizona, my abusive parents managed to lose custody of us. Brother’s leg busted by my Father. Sister malnourished and underweight. They kept a chain on our fridge to keep us out of it. Then one day...

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Diane P.

MO

A 9 year old doesn't often think of themselves dying. However, after seeing their younger brother fall out of a moving vehicle and roll towards a semi entering the highway, it becomes more imaginable. This was an event that God used to bring me to th...

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Thomas S.

MO

I guess that mine is far less interesting than most here. I was saved at a young age after being in church and exposed to it for all of my life. While my salvation--like any salvation--was an act of God on it’s own, I doubted that it would inspire an...

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Matthew M.

NJ

One bad decision changed his life forever. From physically incarcerated to spiritually liberated, this is the Matthew Maher story. After excelling in school and sports, Matthew found himself as a professional athlete living a life most only dream...

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Halie L.

KS

My name is Halie Linduff and I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I was raised in a Christian home where my parents prayed with me, told me about Jesus and brought me to church. This was just the beginning of my story. At a young age I realized it was no...

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Rita T.

MO

I met Jesus on the bathroom floor of my childhood home as a damaged, scared, desperate 10 year old little girl. I had learned about Jesus at a church VBS, to which a kind neighborhood family had invited my sisters and me, but I didn't understand Who...

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Jessica W.

KS

My story starts in first grade. It was the Upward Ceremony and I remember praying to God saying, "if you give me this really cool Hex bug toy, I'll accept Christ as my Savior..." [watch video for full story]

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Dallas D.

KS

"Before I met Christ, I had grown up in the church...but I never really understood what Jesus did for me..." [watch video for full story]

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Kennedy C.

KS

"When I was six years old I accepted Christ but that wasn't the true moment I accepted Christ because...I did it because my brother did it..." [watch video for full story]

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Kennedy W.

KS

Hello! My name is Kennedy Wiltshire and this is my salvation story! I grew up in a household where God wasn't talked about. It wasn't like I heard that God was bad but I just never heard anything about Him. I was told to be kind and try my very be...

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Bryan H.

MO

I was in college chasing after the world...I started making deals with God and things started falling apart... [watch video for full story]

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Mike P.

KS

I went to church when I was young. Stopped going and through the rest of my life I kind of felt there was God but didn't attend...I lived a sinful life... [watch video for full story]

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Katie W.

KS

I was really young when I accepted Christ. [watch video for full story]

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Tailyn M.

KS

I became a Christian when I was four years old. [watch video for full story]

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Stacy W.

KS

When I was 11 everyone around were Christians and I didn't want to be left behind. [watch video for full story]

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Christopher N.

TX

Life before Jesus, was hopeless and sad. Jesus answered my call, when drug and alcohol abuse became my master. My life is bloomin' under God's ways and I have a life I never imagined.

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Gene C.

MO

Before I had a relationship with Christ I went to church on occasion with my mom but found church to be a strange experience. I believed in God and prayed to Him but didn't understand why I needed Jesus. I was a very rebellious teenager and self iden...

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Proctor M.

OK

My Spiritual Journey I, Proctor Mullen Jr., was born the seventh child of Proctor and Alma Mullen. No, I was not the firstborn or the last to be born; they, Ruby and Charles Wayne were the first and the last and they seemed to get all the attenti...

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Tammy S.

Nicaragua

Tammy Stearns is a mom, a missionary, and the Women’s Ministry Director of Project H.O.P.E in Nicaragua.   It’s a ministry that ministers to the poorest of the poor- dump women and their children, single mothers, prostitutes, those abandoned and s...

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William H.

KS

Life before God was normal lots of fighting and an addiction to porn. I came to Christ truly in college that is when I didn’t just use him as a get out of hell free card. After becoming a true Christian life has became easier to deal with. Yea...

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Dustin W.

KS

God Is in Control This is my journey of Fatherhood. It’s a wild and crazy journey that I absolutely love and wouldn’t change. My wife and I have been married for almost 14 years. 11 years ago we started trying to have children. This is how ou...

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Jenilee M.

GA

Jenilee Mullikin is a wife and a mother of two, beautiful, young daughters. She is happy and joyful in the Lord, but it wasn’t always that way. Nine years ago, Jenilee’s life took a turn that she never thought would happen and it rocked her to h...

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Sarah P.

MO

All I ever wanted was to feel good enough. To be desired for ME. If I had to describe a theme that weighed on my mind & heart throughout my life from childhood to adulthood, it would be that of wanting ACCEPTANCE. Even though I had friends an...

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Ishi S.

MO

I grew up in a Christian home, and I was very close with my Dad. I always knew that he loved me unconditionally. He loved Jesus so much, and I was privileged to watch him live out his faith. He often explained to me, “I am your Dad for a little while...

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Christy B.

MO

I was not raised in a Christian home. In fact, my upbringing was filled with non-Christian experiences. From living with a step-parent with an undiagnosed mental illness, that caused him to behave in many unpredictable ways. By today's standards, ...

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Patience N.

MO

I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home and a family where God and His goodness were promoted on a daily basis. For that reason I had a decent understanding of who God was even at a young age. When I was 5 years old I decided I wanted God/...

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Catie H.

MO

“For I will restore you and heal you of all your wounds,” declares the Lord. – Jeremiah 30:17 My story is a journey of healing. Though I grew up in a good, Christian home, my heart was scarred by life. When I was a young girl, I went through a ...

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Harrison L.

KS

I gave my life to Christ when I was eight years old. I was blessed with parents that made Jesus a priority in our home, they took me to church where I heard the Gospel and continued those conversations at home. We were living in Pennsylvania at t...

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Vicky P.

MO

The summer of my 11th birthday, the military had just moved my family to a new town, and we started regularly attending a nearby church. Another new girl at church befriended me and we were immediately inseparable. She spent the night at my house fr...

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Philip P.

MO

Are You Working Too Hard? I grew up in a loving family that attended a church every Sunday. I learned that doing the right things and attending the Mass on Sunday meant that I was good to go. I thought following the rules and being a good person w...

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Ryan M.

KS

I grew up in church and can remember learning a lot about God from a young age. I can also vividly recall giving my heart to Jesus as a boy in my parents bedroom. The problems in my life started though as I entered into my teenage years. Even tho...

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JD A.

KS

JD Asbell is a distinguished leader in business and the president of We Buy Ugly Houses, Cityscape Properties. He and his family own multiple businesses and are leaders in the real estate marketplace. But there was a time when he was married to ...

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Dan S.

MO

I had the privilege of spending the first years of my life in Guadalajara, Mexico. When I was 2 years old, my family moved to Mexico as missionaries to work in needy parts of the city to tell people about God's love. It was in those formative years...

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Nicole C.

MO

Angry, confused, and scared, this is how I would describe myself before I meet Jesus. Growing up, my brother and I knew that our mom was a strong Christian. She would bring us to church with her, and we would be involved in various church programs. M...

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Mackenzie L.

KS

My name is Mackenzie Lewis. It means a lot to me that you would choose to read my story. Know this: You are loved, you are treasured, you are chosen, and God loves you so much that He is reaching out to your heart through the people you encounter and...

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Danielle N.

MO

From a young child singing at her father's evangelism crusades, to a young wife helping to lead a church youth group, growing up in ministry, Danielle has seen and faced many of the joys and trials of leadership.  In 2011, she and her husband, beg...

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Patrick R.

KS

I am so glad you’ve taken an interest in my story! I am certainly amazed at the journey my life has taken and hope that you enjoy reading it and find some encouragement through it. In many ways, my story is pretty ordinary, at least to me. I was r...

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Daniel W.

KS

LOST! I was raised in a Christian home. My father was a minister. My mother was sweet, prayerful, and devoted. But I was a mischievous, sometimes hateful, often disobedient young boy and I could expect severe discipline for my conduct. I was my...

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Lee L.

KS

Growing up as a young child I lived a very sheltered life. I had a Godly foundation in my life for the first several years. We attended church regularly, we prayed for our meals, read the bible, and I went to Awana on Wednesday nights. It was while a...

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Andy W.

MO

I was like others in today’s world--I was living for the moment which always left me feeling empty or without a purpose for life. I often wondered if life was supposed to feel this way. My thoughts were that getting a college education would help me ...

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Kjirsten A.

KS

I remember her saying you could ask Jesus to come and live in your heart. You can ask Him right now to come live in your heart. If you want to pray right now with me, you can ask Him and He will be in your heart. He will stay with you. And I ...

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Will B.

KS

Life before Christ, He's always kind of been in my life, but I've never really come to Him before that....God is working in my life by making my relationship stronger with my family and everyone else, for example, my friends and my effort in class. ...

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Kennith N.

KS

I came to know Christ at the age of 13 at a Youth for Christ meeting. I've been serving Him for 55 years now and He's completely changed my life, given meaning to my life. And now, I believe that my mission in life is to be a good example to my chi...

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Barbara O.

KS

I was raised in a Christian family, but a military family.... And so we moved many times. That wasn't always easy as we were moving as it meant changing schools, making new friends, but we had a constant in our life. We had the Lord Jesus Christ wi...

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Steve H.

KS

I was pretty confused and that wasn't the way things were supposed to be....Finally, I got down on my knees next to my bunk, opened my Bible, and I began to read my Bible and I just asked the Lord to come into my heart. I asked Him to forgive my sin...

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Cary J.

KS

My life before Christ was empty. I had always been a believer. I grew up a believer and I'd always kind of stayed on the fence.... I was tired of being on the fence. I wanted to fully commit myself to God. {Click video for the entire story}

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Mackayla H.

KS

I grew up in a very Christ-centered family. I grew up in church and that's where I learned to love the Lord and that's when I accepted Him as my Savior. {Click video for the entire story}

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Michelle S.

KS

I was baptized as an infant and raised in a loving, Christian home....But early in my life, I think I was going through the church motions.... It really opened my eyes to how important it is to be in God's Word and fully accepted Him as my Lord and S...

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Ryan H.

KS

My life before Christ was dark. I was very angry growing up.... I had a horrible temper. I didn't like people at all.... He found me. I cried out to Him, yes, but He truly found me. I was empty. I was at a point in my life that I needed somethin...

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James D.

KS

I grew up, still in church, but not really committed to anything.... Times got bad after my kids grew up and were out of the house and I had a hard time accepting things the way they were. And then my wife left me and I knew in my heart that God had ...

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Karen D.

KS

I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and I was raised a Catholic.... I ran away from home when I was 55....I was clinically depressed. I had severe anxiety.... For the first time in my life, I felt the joy of God. God just kept blessing, over and ...

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Kevin M.

KS

My story is a journey. A journey that proves “grace” happens, time and time again. A notable point in my journey took place a few years ago. At the time, I was the father of three young children (they grow up so very fast), blessed with a loving a...

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Abby S.

MO

The last time I shared my story or officially wrote it out, I was a sophomore in college. Now, as I am in my fifth year in college, so many things have happened since then and I’m excited to take this time to share my story with you and reflect on al...

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Brenda H.

KS

I am the youngest of 4 girls. I grew up in New Orleans, LA. As a child, I went to church regularly. I was baptized about the age of 10, because that is what was expected of me. As the 4 of us girls got older we got busy as a family and church was...

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Polo V.

OK

I grew up in a loving home. My mom as a Christian women and my dad a Catholic. I always knew and been taught there was a God. I attended church more regularly as a child but as I grew older I didn’t really have that interest. I did attend a weekly...

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Preston M.

OK

Growing up, my life included going to church on Sundays and Wednesdays. However, as I got into my later elementary school years, church turned into a chore for me. I always felt as though I was angry about many things all the time. I always seemed to...

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Jane B.

KS

I was born into a pastor’s home at the end of January of 1946 and loved it all. We were never blessed with much money – but always had what we needed and my folks were the best. My mother was nearly always our church’s choir director so I went th...

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George B.

KS

I grew up in a small farm in Oklahoma – my family was a member of a local church and we attended regularly. I went to Sunday school regularly and learned the 23rd psalm by memory in one class for a prize of a Bible and a giant Hershey candy bar. I ...

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Andrea J.

OK

I was born in a small town in Oklahoma. I was raised by parents who loved The Lord my sister and me deeply. They were never shy about it. My parents openly discussed the importance of a relationship with Jesus Christ and how my sins separated me from...

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Jon J.

OK

Thank you for checking out my story. I hope you will find my journey to faith in Jesus Christ encouraging and challenging as I pray that God would use His work in my life to change other's lives. The reality is that I have not always been a Christian...

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Kathy K.

KS

I was raised in a Christian home and was baptized around the age of 7. I use to be in the church pew and listen to the sermons but they never really meant much. I was in youth group as a teen but again it was just an event that our family was involve...

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Mona W.

MO

I grew up in a home with both parents and three sisters. My mother and father did not go to church and they did not take us girls to church. My father worked long hours at his business, and my mother was often away from home helping dad at work. A...

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Kathy F.

KS

My Story – Kathy Ford I was born March 8, 1958. I was adopted when I was three months old. I had an older brother and younger sister. I was the middle child with tendencies of wanting everybody to just get along. I was raised on a farm in Ottawa, ...

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Jeff I.

KS

We’re made for life-long companionship and most people are hopeful they will find true love, someone they can build a life with. In fact, data shows there are over 40 million Americans using online dating services looking for that special someone...

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Tracy C.

KS

When I was a child my parents rarely went to church. I would ride the church bus to church, and in the summertime I would stay with my great aunts and go to the church camp that her church offered. One year I attended a VBS. I think I was maybe 9 ...

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Matthew D.

KS

I grew up in a Christ-honoring family. When I was one-year old, I was hit by a truck. I also had a seizure while the truck ran over me. The next moment I remember was waking up on a surgery bed surrounded by doctors. I had the oxygen breathing ma...

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Joey C.

KS

Before I had accepted Christ into my life I lived as tho I was God. Making all my own choices, Living life with out a care. I started drinking and doing drugs at a very young age. At first the partying started out as fun. After a while the drugs and ...

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Cliff I.

KS

I’m the product of a dad who didn’t want me and a mom who didn’t raise me. I was raised by my grandparents… [click video for full story]

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Kimberlee A.

MO

I have grown up in the church. A minimum of 3 times a week. I loved my hometown, Church. The Church Family at Sedalia, First Baptist Church started the seed of the type of Christian I am today. Once I graduated High School and went to College. I left...

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Jodie O.

MO

I grew up in the church, Sunday school, church camps, & volunteer events. I was a "good" kid. However, I was never taught about having a personal relationship with Jesus & reading the bible & prayer only happened in church. I ...

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Richard C.

MO

My story starts when I was a young kid in elementary school. My sister came and picked me up every week to go to Church. I had fun and from what I remember liked going to church. Then when I was a little older and I could make the decision for mys...

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Scott F.

MO

I was the beneficiary of growing up in a home with wonderful, loving parents and siblings. We belonged to a Catholic church and I remember attending classes and services learning about the church and religion, but not so much about God. After I ...

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Nathan L.

MO

The focus of my life as a child and teenager revolved around my physical abilities. I played as many different sports as I possibly could as a kid and eventually landed on baseball which I played all the way into college. Achieving great feats of ath...

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Bert R.

PA

I was brought up well in the faith, despite the kind of early family trauma that can break a family: My father died young, leaving my mother to raise four children ages 4, 5, 7 and 8. I really loved my dad. Every evening he would sit there with the r...

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Bill S.

KS

I was raised in a Christian home and in a great Baptist Church. I had tremendous Bible training and wonderful people who built in to my life. When I went to college, kept "one foot" in the church and "one foot" in the things of th...

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David T.

MO

Jesus' story in my life: I grew up in a single parent household, but my mother was an active Christian and church member in the second oldest Baptist Church west of the Mississippi. As a member of the cradle role (attending church before my first...

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Matthew O.

MO

My life before God was a rebellious one and I was disobedient in School and did not follow the rules much from the time I was in Elementary School to my Junior High School Year in Special Education Alternative Schools Marillac Center & Ozanam School ...

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Garrett K.

KS

Something was missing in my life. I searched for years to find out what it was. I believed that I could fill that void with sports, relationships, or even work. Those worldly 'fillers' lasted, but only temporarily, leaving space after the immediate r...

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Dane H.

KS

As a little boy, I can remember sitting at our kitchen table staring up a painting of the Lord's Supper picture hanging on the wall. I had no idea who the men in the art were, but I thought that they were important. There was also a big, white bibl...

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Jessica S.

Missouri

My story? It truly begins way before I was born. Why do I say that? Because without God’s divine nature, life would not exist. I also believe my story began way before I was born, because of the Holy Spirit interceding in the lives of my family and r...

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Elizabeth R.

Kansas

I've been very blessed to have grown up in a Christian home, where both of my parents love God and have taught me His Word faithfully. For as long as I can remember, I've been surrounded by godly influence and teaching. I accepted Christ as my Sav...

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Dave T.

KS

I grew up in a very Godly, Christian home. My parents and grandparents invested an incredible amount of time teaching me about God, salvation, and my need for a savior. At age 5 when I was spending some time with my grandparents, God saved me. The...

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Virginia G.

MO

My childhood was something I would never want to repeat. From what my older sister said it was pretty idyllic until my parents divorced when I was seven. At age ten abuse from my stepfather destroyed my self-esteem and most of my memories of child...

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Mycah B.

KS

Hi my name is Mika and I did not start out with the best relationship with God. I sometimes didn't want to stay for service I have been a Christian all my life I thought I love crist and I saw everyone else take the bread and I wanted to be a perso...

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Chloe W.

KS

So my story starts off pretty generic: I grew up in the church, knew all the right answers, was baptized when I was six, etc... but I was also homeschooled. My family was probably that sheltered homeschool family and on top of that we kinda stayed in...

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Cynthia T.

Ks

My name is Cynthia T. I have not written my testimony before, so here goes. I grew up in a small town in Northeast Missouri with loving parents and grandparents who lived close by. My mother was responsible for getting her children to church and w...

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Lane L.

KS

I was born in Kansas on October 7 2006. My family did not go to church regularly, but my mom brought us on Easter Sunday. Then in the summer of 2014 after our church had Vacation Bible School we started going to church regularly. Then when I was 8...

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Stephanie H.

Kansas

I have been reading testimonies of a few kids recently that just shatter my heart. I know I have needed to write mine but it is not complex. Nothing tragic has really happened in my life but the enemy does know how to tear families apart. I know it i...

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Chase M.

Missouri

When I was growing up, going to church was not manditory. I went at a very young age and not every weekend. As I got older (elementary age), going to church was no longer a thing. Not due to being disinterested, but rather a lack of time. Sports beca...

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Kelsey M.

MO

I grew up in a Christian home in a family who loved Jesus! When I turned 8, I was baptized and a very determined little girl to live like Jesus and make Him known. Flash forward to my years as a teenager entering High School and College - my miss...

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Cilla F.

MO

A letter to you. I have a hard time watching you work. I pray for you the entire time. I ask God to put words in my mouth that show you how much He loves you. It took me a very long time to learn of God’s love for me and that I can trust Him with my...

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Maise C.

KS

Dear Friends, My life story starts out as most. My family was very happy and loving to me and strong in their faith. We went to church most Sundays and love it there. To me church was a fun place where we went to hang out with our friends and got...

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Madison R.

KS

My story starts out with growing up in church. Every Sunday as a little kid I went to kids church. As I grew up there seemed to be a point where we stopped going to church but when we did go it seemed almost like a chore I didn't want to do. Once I h...

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Claire S.

KS

I’ve grown up in a pretty Christian household. My mom and dad got married out of college and I was born soon after. Life didn’t start off too well though. After my brother was born my dad and mom split and got back together multiple times when I was ...

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Hannah H.

KS

Since I was little I have been verbally abused. Over the years I have tried to impress others to gain approval but things always seemed to have gotten worse. Eventually I turned to guys and sexual things, just so I can feel loved. There would be ti...

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Erin T.

KS

When I was really young my family and I went to church. I remember being so happy every time I went to worship God. But growing up my family started to not go anymore because we were always traveling. The connection between God and I was lost and I d...

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Rylee J.

KS

Well, welcome to my story! It starts out pretty typical. I’ve been growing up in the church since I was 3. I waited until I was 12 to get baptized because I refused to be typical. I didn’t want to get baptized until it meant something! Which it did, ...

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Layton L.

KS

I grew up going to church, but I had no idea what it truly meant to be a Christian. By the time I got to high school, I was putting sports and friends before God, my freshman year of wrestling, I blew my knee out and wanted to know why God would do t...

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Cari J.

KS

When I was little my family went to church every Sunday and were very involved. In second grade, my family just abruptly stopped going to church. I don’t remember the exact reason why. All I do remember is when I was younger I didn’t have the stronge...

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Stewart P.

KS

This is hard, I never really thought about my story. I thought I could wrap it up in a few short paragraphs, but that didn’t happen. I don’t know if my story is similar to others on here, but this is my story. Its taken 45 years to get to where I am....

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Sydney F.

KS

I’ve always been a believer. Not a dedicated believer, but a “Jesus? Yes, I believe in Him.” or “We’re all praying? Yes, I’ll do that.” kind of believer. My parents got divorced when I was 5-6, so we never really had time for church because both my p...

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Taylor G.

KS

As a newborn I didn’t know a thing in the world, but my father however did. He didn’t care to stick around so by the time I was 2 months old he decided to leave. By the time I was five, he had been arrested and sentenced life in prison. Not long afte...

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Mikey Z.

KS

I grew up in the church, it was just something we did every Sunday/Wednesday. I knew the stories and memorized Bible verses etc, but it wasn’t until age 10 that I decided to make the greatest decision of my entire life, accepting Christ as my Lord an...

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Hope J.

KS

I have always gone to church. I grew up in church. I always went because my mom made me but when I was 15 years old I got to go on a mission trip to Haiti. That changed my life in so many ways. So I got baptized I thought I would go through life lovi...

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Austin C.

KS

My life before god was not the best. I’ve been in foster care since the age of 2yrs(in now 16). I had never really even been to church till I was 15. And when I did go it just didn’t feel right because it was new and I was not with my family. But on ...

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Ross C.

MO

I did not grow up in church, in fact my mother is completly against all religion. The only experience I had was taking my grandmother to the Catholic church a few times. When I got married and started a family, I realized that something was missing, ...

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Kim D.

MO

I was raised in a remote small town in Missouri. My home life did not involve church or talking about having a relationship with Jesus. My father and mother were very young parents trying to raise four little ones. They worked very hard to make sure ...

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Howie L.

KS

I was born and raised in Kansas City. My parents were divorced when I was about 5 years old. My dad was re-married and with that brought 2 step sisters. My mom also re-married a few times and had 2 other daughters. So, I was the only boy with 4 gi...

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Greg S.

KS

I started my walk with Jesus on January 16, 1976 just a few days before my 16th birthday. I was raised as a “preacher’s kid” starting at age 9. My father was raised in a little Baptist Church in NE Sedgwick County, while my mother was loosely raised...

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Brent C.

MO

My journey begins in Omaha, Nebraska where I grew up in a Catholic family and community. I was raised Catholic and went to Catholic grade school K-8th grades. I am lucky to have two parents that invested in me and my brother and sister greatly. I ...

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Anna R.

Mo

Jealous, empty, worthless, unloved, unnoticed, alone and angry are words that would describe a phase of my life. I asked Jesus into my heart at the age of 7... sitting on my bed with my mom. I realized I was a sinner and needed a Savior. I prayed and...

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Amanda P.

MO

Fear is a Liar This phrase has become my mantra of late. I have spent a lot of time living in fear of so many things. Fear has told me that I am not good enough. That I can’t be successful. That I am not a good wife or mother. That God can’t use m...

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Joshua I.

KS

Growing up as a pastor’s kid I was always involved with the church. I went to every church event and summer camp possible but as I grew up I relied on my parent’s faith. I wasn’t aware of it but my faith wasn’t my own. Once this was finally made clea...

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Jim C.

KS

I never needed God in my life. I had just graduated with honors from one of the top journalism schools in the country. I secured the job I wanted out of state. Life was great. I gave myself all the credit and looked forward to a successful future. Ev...

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Cameron B.

KS

I don't remember much before I knew God since I was four when I became a Christian. The few weeks before I decided to follow God, my parents would read Bible stories to my brother and I before we went to bed. I would ask them questions about God and ...

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Gerald B.

MO

Not unlike many children who grow up attending church with their parents I came to know about God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. When I was young, we attended a Christian Reformed Church in the Southern suburbs of Chicago. I was involved in Sunda...

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Paul D.

MO

I’ve been hesitant to share my story because of the fear of judgement. What will people think of me? Will I lose my job? Will I lose friends? All these thoughts have led me to one conclusion. God is the Judge that speaks the truth and I do not fear G...

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Sarah J.

MO

More than a Story I grew up in a non-practicing Catholic family. I even went to a Catholic school because it was better academically than the public one. To me Jesus was just a story; no more real than Cinderella or Babe, the blue ox. I did not...

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Craig C.

MO

Hello, my name is Craig Combs, I am 59 years old and I did not grow up in a church environment although my sweet mother tried her very best! See I hated church didn’t see much need at a young age or even as I grew I always thought I believed in God a...

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Rojennia B.

MO

First, I have to say it is so wonderful to have this chance to share my story. For me the story starts at the beginning. From my youngest of years, I have always felt the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life, but it wasn’t until I came to the reali...

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Evan B.

KS

I grew up going to church. My dad was (and still is) a deacon, my mother would sing in the choir and my brother was one of those guys that literally everyone knew because he was involved with everything which meant I was always defined by the people ...

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Bethany B.

MO

Like many people I know, I was fortunate to be raised in a Christian home. My parents, albeit flawed, sought the Lord and overcame many obstacles they wouldn't have outside of Christ. I accepted Christ when I was in kindergarten, but it took a long t...

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Kelsi K.

KS

My whole life I have have grown up in the church. I had a grandpa that was a pastor and he really set the standard of Godly living and teaching. As an adult now though I look back on being a child and I feel like I was just going through the motions....

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Macy P.

MO

My life before God? Well to be honest, that wasn’t that long ago. I’m talking maybe within the last 2 years. I’ve always gone to church on and off my whole life but I was never consistent. I know Gods always been there for me but I chose not to respo...

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Michaela M.

MO

Like many, I accepted Christ at a young age. I vividly remember sitting in Sunday School and feeling the Lord nudging me to step out in faith. Being so young, there wasn't much outward change but it was the beginning of my journey in walking with the...

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Kasey S.

KS

Well I grew up in a Christian family. For as long as I can remember I was going to Sunday School, VBS, and church activities. Because I grew up in church I accepted Christ into my life at around 7 years old. I knew I had made a big decision but it di...

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Sara W.

KS

I grew up going to church, but never really paid much attention to my relationship with God. I was more worried about being a kid and having fun. As a teenager I was given an opportunity to go to a local church camp. This was the first time that I re...

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Sid W.

MO

As a child, I found myself in church a lot. What I remember most about “Sunday School” was learning that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, that the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants were sacred Scripture no less inspired than the Bible ...

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Josie C.

MO

I grew up Catholic, knowing nothing different. Right out of college, I got married to a man who was so clearly not my perfect match. It wasn’t right, I see that now, but was blinded then. Things went down a very bad path and after a few years, he ...

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Randi L.

KS

I remember thinking at age ten that I was terrified of dying. It wasn’t but two years later that I would accept Christ as my savior and that fear was gone. I had wanted to attend church and asked my mom to start taking me. She did and I went up to th...

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Faith B.

KS

I have grown up with God all my life. My family and I have gone to church almost every Sunday ever since I was born, but when I was younger I had never realized that Jesus actually walked on Earth; I had always thought that they were just stories. I ...

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Taylor M.

KS

I have been going to church for as long as I can remember. My family is very religious. I went to a Catholic school from kindergarten through 8th grade. Saint Johns was a great school but I was not Catholic. Growing up being surrounded by Catholicism...

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Katherine W.

KS

My testimony… It has always been a difficult thing for me to put into words because, in my mind, it has always been rather uninteresting. Only recently have I realized just how self-centered it is (even if it doesn’t seem like it) to believe that ...

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Jeff M.

MO

Hello, my name if Jeff Malone and I’m 55 years old. If you are reading this testimony my prayer is it gives you great hope that God can restore a man that was broken, a marriage that was over and relationships that were severally damaged. I want to...

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Dina L.

KS

I grew up in a household where my mother was a strong Christian and my dad said he "graduated" from church. Dad said the preacher asked him all the questions in the Bible and he got them right...so he graduated. It wasn't until later that...

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Emma R.

KS

My whole life, I have been in the church. I grew up a church kid, as my dad was a youth pastor and both my parents made sure our household revolved around Jesus. From when I was young, I was apart of a small group bible study, I always attended the s...

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Daniel R.

KS

I grew up in a Christian home and went to church my whole life. I hated going to church and threw fits every time I had to go. I only looked out for myself and thought that God was just for older people. Then one Christmas eve my family and I were do...

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Kelsie M.

KS

My name is Kelsie and I’m 17 years old. I’ve grown up in church and been part of a family that’s always been involved in church. Growing up I have always believed in God but I was pretty much living in my parents faith and others around me. I knew al...

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Kennedy E.

KS

I've grown up in the church. I can't remember a time when I wasn't a part of the church and church activities. When I was 7 I accepted Jesus as my Savior. I was baptized shortly after. I remember the steps I took and the importance of a relation...

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Janelle T.

KS

I've grown up in a family with two parents who love the Lord. I’ve been attending church ever since I was little. From a young age, I knew about God and knew that He sent His Son to die for our sins. Every Sunday I would wake up, get dressed, grab my...

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Nicole H.

KS

I’ve gone to church since the day I was born. I grew up hearing stories of Noah, Moses, and David, some of the great leaders of the bible. When I was seven at a Good Friday service, something clicked, and those stories seemed more real than before. I...

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Jason L.

KS

I grew up in a Christian home, both of my parents and all four of my grandparents were Christians, and had aunts and uncles that were Christians as well. Around the age of 8 or 9 I went forward at church – mainly because it seemed like the right thi...

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Brian R.

KS

I grew up in a Christian home. My parents became Christians in their 20's. By the time I was born, my older sister had accepted Christ. We attended a church very close to our house. I thought everyone attended the school and church they lived c...

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Mary B.

MO

I grew up in Southern Missouri, had Christian parents, went to a little country church, only a few kids my age. I was molested as a child by my grandfather and my 2nd grade teacher. But I told no one till I was an adult. My parents were very involve...

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Jim F.

KS

I grew up in a small town in a small church where we went every single Sunday but is was a church where we didn’t hear the Gospel clearly. At least for me, I didn’t hear the Gospel clearly. I remember as a High School student going off to a… [wa...

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Justin L.

AR

My life before God, I really don’t remember. I was around 8 years old, and I asked my dad about God. And he told me if I believe in Him I will go to heaven. And if I don’t believe I would be separated from God forever, and be with the devil. And I wa...

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Derek W.

MO

“I hate people.” I often said it. I was half-joking, but part of me was serious. Sometimes I really behaved like I hated people. I made fun of people who talked differently and who thought differently and who were just plain different. I really di...

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Dennis L.

MO

It gives me great pleasure to be able to share my story to those who are open to it. There will never be a movie made of my life, but it’s mine. I was so fortunate to be born to loving parents who loved Jesus and loved being part of a church famil...

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Clay W.

MO

My story is shared here because I believe there are many other people who have experienced something similar and have lost their hope. Many years ago, after spending a great deal of time chasing dreams that ultimately left me empty and drowning i...

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Terry T.

MO

I went to small church as a boy and I remember nice old ladies in Sunday School and enjoying Vacation Bible School but not much beyond that. I was baptized as a baby and then again when I was a 11 or 12 but it really didn’t mean much in a spiritual ...

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Matt E.

MO

My life before JESUS was….well….was a typical life of a 7 year old boy.  I was lucky enough to grow up in a home that shared with me the most important gift in life.   JESUS!   So prior to beginning my relationship I didn’t have many daily struggles ...

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Greg G.

MO

I pray that my testimony will not only encourage you, but lead you to discover what I found…something, or rather, Someone who changed my life and my destiny. My story is not very "spicy" or incredibly exciting...I mean, I wasn't one who ca...

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Jim S.

MO

Thanks for taking the time to read my testimony. It’s my prayer that God uses it to bless you and give Him glory. My life was drastically set off course when I was 2. My father was driving his motorcycle down a street close to our home. At that same ...

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Thatcher M.

KS

I was about six years old when I went to my parents and asked them if I could be a Christian and to get saved. So my life wasn’t super crazy before then. It was really more about me not going to go to Hell and wanting to be a good person. I think...

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Jason N.

KS

Thanks for stopping by my page. Whether you are a friend, casual or close, or someone I have just met somewhere along along the way, Blessings! I hope that the trials and struggles of my life and the love and joy that I have found through a loving r...

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Patricia L.

KS

God has always been with me, I’ve felt his presence as long as I can remember. Having grown up in a blue-collar family with a teenage mother and parents with only a high school level education, it was very stressful as a young child. My earliest mem...

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Randall S.

MO

Stephan Hawking recently passed away. He is considered to be a great thinker for our time. I once read where he was a "vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics." He, obviously, possessed a brilliant mind ...

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Jack N.

KS

Hi my name is Jack am I'm going to tell you my personal testimony! So my life before God was pretty basic and plain, i was a regular church goer and knew a lot about the bible and understood it but just didn't grasp the concept, i still made wrong ch...

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Lindsey W.

MO

I grew up in a home where Jesus was the center. I was taught stories from the Bible and was in church all the time. My upbringing laid the foundation for a decision that I would one day make on my own. At the age of 6, I was diagnosed with scolios...

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Jeremy L.

KS

My story like most people in the church start out like others who were raised in the church. Maybe the problem with that is that you think I have never struggled with anything. Being raised in the church I came to a personal relationship with Jesus...

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Steve G.

MO

I would love for people that knew me when I was in High School and College to see this because I wasn’t a Christian back then. I said I was, I went to church every Sunday, I thought I was a Christian but I new I wasn’t. I was stubborn, rebellious, ...

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Corey G.

KS

I grew up in a Christian household where we went church every time the church was open. I would say that I was going to church 9 months before I was even born. But I grew up knowing all the right answers and knew all the stories. So I thought I knew ...

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Christopher S.

MO

Hello there! If you're reading this, it likely means I gave you my story card with my ID # on it. I'm so glad you decided to check out my story! :) I was raised in a Christian home, the youngest of six siblings, and took my faith for granted up i...

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Rick A.

MO

I was physically and mentally abused by mother. It started very early in my childhood. I was told I was no good and terrible child. When I was in the 1st grade I brought home a paper that a parent had to help with. I was sitting in a kitchen chair. I...

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Tom S.

MO

I was raised in a “Christian” home and remember always going to church. I was baptised as an infant and attended the local Lutheran church every Sunday where my mom and dad were active in church activities. We were a typical mid-western family ...

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Scott S.

MO

I’ve been a Bible Teaching Pastor my whole adult life. Central to the message I teach is that Jesus, by virtue of His grace gift to us (AKA; His death, burial, and resurrection) saves us from the punishment for sin and grants us eternal life as we p...

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Samantha N.

MO

I know what it is like to have no hope, no peace, and no joy, and I know what it is like to have a fear of dying. These feelings characterized my life for many years. Oh, I used to be such a liar. It was a lifestyle. A habit. I lied to make myse...

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Felton B.

MO

My story begins really with Panama the country I was born in. I was raised by a single mother and my grandparents early on. At a young age I knew of God and about Jesus his son because of the influence of my mother and grandparents. Like most typi...

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Mike B.

MO

I grew up in a somewhat “dysfunctional” home spiritually – my Mom raised my sisters and I Catholic, and my Dad was mostly uninvolved – Mom took us to Mass on Sundays and we attended the Parish grade school. I remember about 2nd grade, believing that ...

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Cory T.

MO

I was raised in a Christian household that was regularly in church. I grew up knowing the Bible stories, being involved, and being a 'good kid'. When I was eight we were at a Sunday night service when a man in our church stood up and talked about h...

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Nick F.

PA

I've gone through ups and downs in the NFL. Gone from being a starter, traded, benched, back up, back up...I wanted to retire from the NFL. I would really struggle and couldn't pick up a football for eight months. I had no love for the game, it wa...

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Lora S.

MO

I didn't grow up with God in my life. I had a very difficult time with daily living in general. I was lonely, confused and scared most of the time. I became an Alcoholic. My drinking got really bad. I drank every day to the point of blacking out and...

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Brian R.

KS

My name is Brian, I’m the director of Celebrate Recovery at Lenexa Baptist Church. God has used this program to bring me to a deeper and more intimate relationship with Him. The relationship I have with Him has given me a deeper and more personal rel...

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Charlotte J.

MO

I’m Charlotte Jobe, I’m 67 years old, and if I were to describe my life in one word, I would have to say “blessed.” Let me explain. I was born into a family who valued morality, respect for my elders, all people, God and country. My parents work...

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Stan J.

MO

Stan had an encounter with God as a child and served in the Navy. He later married and became highly involved with his church teaching Sunday School. His greatest desire is for others to come to faith in Jesus Christ.

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Melanie C.

MO

Melanie Curtis shares her journey after rape, teen pregnancy and feelings of low self worth to where God has delivered her to today.

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Julie M.

MO

Growing up with 5 siblings and quarrelsome parents in a largely catholic neighborhood before air conditioning common life was noisy and scary at times. Open windows left little privacy so everyone in the neighborhood knew everyone else's business. ...

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Denise N.

MO

I was very fortunate and blessed to be raised in a very strong Christian home. We attended a small country church and I grew up seeing my parents praying, studying and reading their Bibles. This was the life I knew and I didn't know any different. So...

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Cheryl W.

MO

I grew up going to church but it was never my own decision. I never really felt close to Him and eventually drifted away from religion all together. I ended up in an abusive relationship, struggling with addiction, and doing many things that I knew w...

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Pam V.

KY

I grew up in the '60s and '70s, raised by Christian parents and regularly attending church. I accepted the faith of my parents and was baptized in middle school. At about 18 years old, I started reading the Bible regularly - nearly every night. I r...

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Terisa G.

MO

Hi, my name is Terisa. The date is December 20th and I can’t let another Christmas season go by like so many before and not share with others the Gift that God is offering. So my gift this season is to share what God did for me and for you if you w...

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J W.

Not disclosed

I came to America when I was 18 years old to attend college. America was a culture shock to me. Everything was bigger (especially cars), faster and louder. I had a hard time adjusting. My freshman dorm must have been the dumping ground for outcast...

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Austin L.

KS

My early life I was not the best kid. I was in an abusive home. I got in a lot of trouble. When I was in 7th grade I realized that I was missing something. I went to a church camp and finally accepted Jesus. After I did this, I have had a better life...

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Molly B.

KS

Hey y’all!! My name is Molly Biorkman and I grew up in Ventura, California but now i live in Lenexa, Kansas. I’ve been going to church my whole life and I grew up in a home where church wasn’t up for debate. When I was 7, I got baptized and accepted...

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Aaron C.

MO

I wasn’t raised in a a religious home. My parents never pushed me in one way or another, but let me find my own path. I had many friends in school who had found the Lord, but I never did. I tried going to different churches throughout my early to mid...

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Stacey R.

MO

I was blessed to have grown up in a strong Christian family. Church attendance was a regular part of my life and what was taught there was lived out at home. I thank God all the time for allowing me to grow up that way. I was a people pleaser, tho...

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Angela J.

MO

I'm so glad you made it to this website. I am far from perfect and struggle in many areas of my life, but I do try to put Jesus and His teachings first in my life more and more each day. I'll try to explain why I am a Christian. I believe that I ...

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Hilda K.

MO

I was not raised in a christian home or did I attend church as a child. I was baptised as a teenager but didn't really understand what that relationship with Jesus Christ was about until much later in life. My husband and I got married, graduated f...

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Susan B.

MO

I grew up in a disfunctional family. I had 4 brothers, my mom was an alcoholic and hooked on legal drugs she obtained illegally. both my parents came to know Christ as their Savior later in life, but my Mom always struggled with depression and drug a...

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JD B.

OH

When citizens of the United States of America think of the word champion, they think Team USA. Those who have earned their way to compete on the world stage at the highest level. Preparation through complete physical exertion, perseverance, disci...

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Gracie N.

KS

As a child I grew up in a Christian home. I always loved reading the bible. My family would always try to have bible study, church, and prayers daily. Knowing that Jesus is always by my side has helped give me comfort throughout life's craziness. ...

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Luke N.

KS

Hi! I’m Luke Neland! I’m 8 years old. Today I am going to tell you about what God has done for me. Ever since I can remember my mom and dad had taught me about Jesus. We pray together every day and go to church a lot. I also went to a Christian ...

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Joshua N.

KS

When I was young my parents talked about Jesus and we would go to church and that really brought me closer to God. When I was seven I wanted to get baptized but before I did my parents wanted to know if I knew that Jesus died and rose again and if I ...

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Mary W.

MO

As a kid, I went to church all the time and learned a lot about God. I usually wanted to make God happy by the way I lived my life. However, even though I wanted to be good most of the time, I knew I still had a sinful heart. I didn’t have the pow...

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Jeremiah A.

CA

For the first couple years of my life my family grew up in Diamond bar, CA. In a fairly large 5 bedrooms 2 story home. Family would come and stay from time to time. My immediate family is my mother, father, my older sister, and my twin brother who is...

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Nilssa G.

CA

My Story I was born in the small town of Douglas, Arizona, but grew up just two hours north, in the city of Tucson, Arizona. I’m the youngest of three girls so like they say, I’m the baby of the family. My dad passed away when I was seven months old...

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Angel A.

CA

I began going to church at a very young age. I was maybe five years old when my mother started attending services. I grew up in an environment where I always knew God and knew of God. At the same time, however, it was difficult because my father was ...

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Ana T.

CO

My name is Ana Karen Trevizo I was born and raised in Chihuahua Mexico, I lived there for the first 10 years of my life. I grew up in a very unstable home, where my mom came from a Christian home and my dad from a catholic home. Growing up in this en...

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Shawn H.

FL

Hi, I'm Shawn. I grew up in south Florida for most of my life with my mom, dad, and three siblings. My parents had been actively involved in church and even on staff in ministry at different points in my life. Because of this, I had a pretty loving h...

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Hannah S.

LA

My Story I have come from a family that was fully involved in ministry. My dad was a pastor and my siblings and I were involved with kids church and youth group. I grew up in a home that was very dysfunctional. I was adopted at 3 months old and m...

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Kasey S.

Mo

My Story, My life is a story of the grace and goodness of God. I was raised in a Christian home and there is no time in my memory that I did not know about Jesus and his love for me. Though I had always known about God I had never met him myself. The...

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Jordan F.

NY

From the time I was born, I was surrounded by a loving family that was firm in their salvation. I remember giving my heart to Lord when I young and always looking forward to the plans and purpose that God had for my life. As a child, you think that b...

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Robert B.

KS

Before the Lord Jesus Christ came into my life I was a selfish boy who did everything in terms of how it would benefit me. I was wicked and sinful, but I couldn't change myself. After I prayed to receive Christ, He began making changes in my life. ...

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Britney M.

LA

My name is Britney. I am from a small town in south Louisiana called Franklin. I was raised in an Assembly of God church. My parents were youth pastors a good portion of my life. However, at age 9 my parents completely stopped going to church and pu...

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Laura T.

OH

I grew up in a small town north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When I was seven my parents got divorced. This broke me. Everyone began to treat me differently. They looked at me with pity but said and did nothing. I was a broken, hurting and confused kid...

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Charles R.

NY

My name is Charles Rizzuto. I grew up in a town called Oceanside, New York. I spent most of my life in a church but I hated it. I felt as if everyone was fake and pretended to be holy so when I was 15 I decided to fight with my mom not to go to chur...

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Kerrie B.

MO

Kerrie Bryant has worked with some of the nation’s best brands and organizations, activating large marketing campaigns and corporate partnerships. After eight years in professional sports with the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys, Kerrie felt...

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Gary K.

KS

Gary Kendall has a gentle spirit with a love for people and a passion to make a difference in the world. In 1985, he and his wife Belinda along with a group of 27 adults gathered together to plant Indian Creek Community Church. Since then, the ch...

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Roger B.

KS

I was fortunate to have my maternal grandmother as a member of my household. At the age of three she began taking me to Sunday School and Church. She read her Bible daily, prayed daily and read me stories of Jesus. It was at Sunday School at the a...

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Hau L.

MO

I was born and raised in a Christian family in northeast India where I attended Sunday schools and other church related events regularly. For that reason, I grew up believing I was a Christian and even claimed to be one. In fact, I thought I was one ...

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Trae A.

KS

Growing up in a household where mental illness was present made things challenging. We had a lot of very difficult experiences. I’ve got a lot of memories of how my brother, sister and I had to stick together just to be safe…I thought it was kind of...

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Leif L.

KS

Like many of you, I did not grow up in a strong church family. When I was a child my parents made sure my brother and sisters and I got to Sunday school by riding the local Assembly of God church bus. They didn’t go and soon in junior high we stopped...

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Phyllis H.

MO

I am telling my story because I want those of you who don’t know Jesus to meet Him and get to know Him personally and see how much God loves you! I was born in Pennsylvania in 1944. My family didn’t attend church. even though my father’s dad had b...

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Carolyn G.

MO

“Like a sponge,” would best describe what I was life after accepting Jesus as my personal savior.” I could not get enough of the Word fast enough. But let’s go back to the beginning of my life so you can get a better understanding of this young life....

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Toni L.

MO

I was born in St. Louis, Missouri. I was one of a set of twins. My Mom was a 'Southern bell' Baptist from Mississippi, and my Dad was an Italian Catholic from St. Louis. They had decided when we were born to let us grow up and then decide in which re...

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Olivia G.

KS

Hey there! My name is Olivia Golden, but my friends call me Liv. ;) I am 13 years old, and I am in the 8th grade. I grew up in the church, my whole family are hristians. Although, I never quite understood the true meaning of being a christian until ...

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Steve N.

NC

Yeah, right. Ordinary people don’t end up on the radio! In my case…that’s exactly what happened. In fact, when you think about it, isn’t that the way God usually does it? He uses regular folks to build His Kingdom and that way, there’s no doubt about...

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Oscar R.

KS

I was born in Mexico and was baptized in the Catholic Church as an infant. Then, my family moved to Los Angeles, California when I was five years old. While growing up there, I learned a little bit about God while in catechism, but nobody showed me t...

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Clara B.

KS

“Sunday morning church attenders” – that is the category my family fell into when I was a kid. We attended a very small church of about 40-50 people most Sundays, but at home we never really talked about God or the Bible. If asked, I would have told ...

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Candi B.

KS

I am one of thirteen children. We were raised in a “Quote: Christian home” where “spare the rod and spoil the child” was the “golden rule.” I hated church! It was full of jealousy, backbiting, gossiping and lying. We never knew the word “Love” bu...

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Christopher C.

KS

I was raised in the church, baptized at 8, church every Sunday and Wednesday. When I was in high school I started to doubt but never fully deny his exsistence, even though in his eyes they are both just as bad. Early 2017 I moved from Raytown M...

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Taylor L.

KS

I was born in Fresno, CA but when I was about 6 months old we moved to Fairview, OK where my sister was born. Then when I was 5 we moved to Hillsboro, KS where my brother was born and that was my home for about 18 years. For a large portion of my ...

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James T.

KS

I grew up in Arkansas on a farm. We went to an Assembly of God church, so I grew up knowing about God. At the age of 12 I went with my parents to a revival and I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I can still see the little church. I ...

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Hal L.

MO

I was raised in church, went off to college, went hog wild, got to the bottom of my barrel with alcohol and drugs and the party lifestyle and realized I’m not doing well in life… [watch video for full story]

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Lindsey H.

KS

I was asked the question ‘what has your experience been in turning your life and will over to Christ?’ In response, my answer would be more of an ongoing journey, I believe that turning your life over to Christ is a one-time commitment, but turning ...

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Olga C.

MO

When I was four years old, I had a dream about Jesus. Neither of my parents were born-again believers, and we never went to church. With that as a backdrop, I had the following dream: It was a dark, stormy night. I was kneeling in the mud, furiou...

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Daniel C.

KS

For anyone who feels down, struggling, hurt, insecure, feel worthless, I know what you are going through. I will pray for you. God has a plan for you. You just have to be ready to listen. I thought 13 years ago I had found my faith and I wouldn't eve...

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Jennifer M.

KS

My whole life I watched my parents in the church and watched what church was all about. My parents raised me to know who Jesus was and the importance of accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. That was introduced to me the minute they could...

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Alexsis S.

MO

I was told about God as a child. Went to different churches along the way with friends or family. Then I put my faith in Jesus Christ while on vacation to visit family in the country at 10 or so. That's where I learned the fear of God, and I prayed e...

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Richard D.

MO

God transformed me from an alcoholic teenager with a penchant for girls and a poor self esteem to a pastor and chaplain working with people at the end of their lives. I interact with people every day who have come face to face with the fact that t...

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Christian N.

MO

I grew up in the home of an educator. My dad was a school teacher and then a principal. My mom was a substitute teacher and worked in education my entire life growing up. I’ve got a younger sister and an older sister. My grandfather was and remains...

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Don C.

MO

My walk with Jesus began in California, the state I was born in. I was born into a family that had Christian beliefs, but that was about as far as it went. We were not a church going family. Sure we would attend for special events such as Easter, ...

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Liz T.

KS

Being a good person, going to church regularly and being baptized as a child. I thought that's all I had to do to go to heaven — that as long as the good outweighed the bad, I was fine. It wasn't until middle school, when I attended a Youth for Ch...

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Jennifer H.

KS

I grew up in a family of church attenders. My parents were faithful to take me to Sunday school and church on a very regular basis where I learned a lot of Bible stories. However, we never spoke of God or the Bible in our home. It was just what we ...

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Sherry W.

KS

It was a report from Russian aviators that God used to help me see His truth! My parents raised us to be faithful in our church attendance. After high school, I finished three years of nursing school and left my parents, three sisters, a brother,...

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Kelly H.

KS

I had the privilege of growing in a wonderful family environment and my parents always made church a priority. I was always a good kid and rarely got into trouble, however even though people would comment on how good I was, I knew in my heart that I...

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Mark A.

KS

I heard the gospel of Jesus when I was a young man. I was standing around waiting to shoot a game of pool. While waiting there, I heard a man in another room talking about Jesus to some other people. After about a month of this I found that I was go...

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Bud J.

KS

When I was a young boy of about six I was told in Sunday School that Jesus loved me and longed for me to live with Him in heaven when I died. To my young heart this was something I wanted and I prayed and asked the Lord Jesus to forgive me and be my...

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Jon C.

MO

I’ve found you really can’t escape God. God has been after me since I was born. He’s also after you. He wants you and a relationship with you. At a very young age, I grew up a pastor’s kid. One Easter I’m watching a story about Jesus on tv. All ...

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Matthew H.

KS

When I was seven years old I went to a Wednesday night service and the pastor talked about being saved from hell. It was the first time I was told about hell and I did not want to go so I prayed a prayer of repentance for my sins. I did not really un...

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Chad M.

KS

My name is Chad McDonald and I am a follower of Jesus Christ. When I was growing up I had the privilege of being born and raised in a very godly home. My parents loved Jesus, they were always engaged in the church and their love for Jesus flowed in...

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Vicki P.

MO

I was born and raised in Independence, MO. The on Christian upbringing I had was during my early childhood. I asked Jesus into my heart at age seven, while watching a Billy Graham crusade with my then stepmother. I was baptized as a result of a fr...

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Rich M.

MO

I was born and raised in a small town in New Jersey. About 36 years ago I gave my heart to the Lord. I was brought up in the Presbyterian Church where I learned head knowledge about God, Jesus, Heaven, and Hell, but this did not become heart knowl...

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Sherry L.

OH

I had a terrible childhood. I was abused mentally emotionally, and spiritually by the people that raised me. At the age of ten my grandmother was calling me the devils child, because I started to cut my arms, and I was severely depressed and suicidal...

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Danny D.

MO

I was born and raised in Southern Ohio. My home was spiritually divided. My mom, an amazing woman of faith and prayer, taught me about Jesus. My father did not serve the Lord. At the age of thirteen or fourteen, I stopped believing in God. I reall...

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Jonathan F.

MO

I gave my life to Christ at a young age which led to a walk with the Lord very early. Although it was easy to feel comfortable in my walk with God throughout my life, I have still found myself in very difficult situations that I would have to get thr...

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Joshua S.

MO

I was saved at the young age of 5 years old, but I never really made my faith my own until I was in high school. All the way up until that point I had been a pretty good kid. I never really was a problem child and I was nice to people. I tried my ver...

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Robert E.

KS

I was raised in a mostly Christian home. My mom would take me and my siblings to church every few Sundays but it didn't really impact our lives until just a few years ago. We would say we were Christians and we definitely believed what the bible said...

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Austin J.

MO

I gave my life to Christ at a young age which exposed me early to spiritual warfare. As far back as I can remember, I've struggled with confidence issues and feelings as if I don't fit in or belong. Frequently I would find myself thinking that I didn...

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Kelsey K.

MO

I was not raised in a religious home; my mother took my older sister and I to church occasionally but we never learned about most of the Bible stories that kids are taught and we were never told about God’s love for us. When I was 13 years old, a...

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Kat M.

MO

I always grew up in church, I knew about Jesus, I heard about Jesus. I was a really funny kid but I was also a very angry kid… [watch video for full story]

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Owen M.

KS

I came to know Christ at a young age, but I didn't really get it until recently. I have wandered for most of my life, trying to make sense of the world and where I fit in to the grand design, and realized that it was in God's plan. Now, I'm trying to...

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Alyssa K.

MO

I have gone to church my whole life and personally accepted Christ as my Savior at age 8 and was baptized that Mother's Day. However, I wouldn't say my faith became my own until my grandpa passed away while I was in high school. I loved my grandpa de...

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Logan S.

MO

I was born in West Des Moines, Iowa, and have since lived in both Chicago and Kansas City. I've been involved in church my whole life and have always loved church camp and VBS, where I accepted Jesus as my savior when I was seven years old! I'm grate...

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Rhae L.

SC

I was taught who God was, what he's done, and what he's continuing to do in my life at a very young age. At the age of nine I gave my life to him during vacation bible school. I can still remember the way I felt that night and the impact of the Holy...

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Tavis H.

KS

I was born in Kansas City and have lived there for most of my life. I grew up in a christian home and attended church each week with my family. When I was 13 years old I made the decision to give my life to Christ. John 3:16 says that "God so love...

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Amanda H.

MO

Before Christ, my life revolved around me. I wanted to seem "good" to the world while hiding the bad in me. I am blessed to have faithful parents who led me to know the Lord at a young age. My mom used to pray with me every night before be...

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Tyler O.

MO

I've been in church my whole life and put my trust in Christ as my personal Savior at the age of 5 on Easter Sunday! It was in Sunday School that day that, while going over the resurrection of Christ, I realized my need for a Savior. No matter how in...

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Isaac P.

KS

I grew up in the church so I'd heard the stories of the bible many, many times. I got baptized when I was about 8 or 9. There wasn't actually a change in my life until I was a junior in High School. Little bit of a background on my life: When I was 5...

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Kent H.

KS

I was fortunate to be raised in a Christian home. I attended church all of my life and had a great example in my parents to follow. Our family was active in church and I was very active in the children's and youth ministries growing up. I knew man...

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Hannah S.

KS

I grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. We were members of Summer Grove Baptist Church and my parents worked with the high schoolers as early as I can remember. I grew up in the church, going to DNow and Bible studies. I asked Jesus to be my personal Lor...

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Charles S.

KS

My life is in some areas normal, but I guess we all say that about ourselves, that we are not "special" in that we are better than those around us. I was raised by my parents in a family that attended church and was active in events. I knew...

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Tanner M.

KS

Hi :) I am Tanner, and I asked Jesus into my heart when was around seven or eight years old. I grew up in a Christian family and for years I've struggled with sin on and off. I always asked God to forgive me. I felt like every time I sinned, God beca...

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Jeannine J.

PA

At the age of 15 introduces to alcohol. At the age of 19 hit by a train and walked away with a bruised knee- " God has a plan for u". At the age of 21 drove off a cliff and end-over-ended my truck multiple times and walked away with bruised...

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Lisa G.

PA

This is my story of what Jesus Christ has done for me. And what has He done? Well, I’ll put it this way – if it weren’t for Him (and my parents guiding me to Him), I’m fairly sure I wouldn’t be here at all. I’ve dealt with depression and anxiety...

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Shea M.

MO

What is life? No matter what I do I always find myself asking myself this one question. But I can never find the answer. I have lived for 19 years maybe I'll know when I'm 30 or 40 who knows it could be until I die. But what is my purpose here am I s...

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Holly H.

KS

I was raised in a wonderful Christian home. I had learned about Jesus from a very early age. Although this was a great beginning to my story I realized it wasn't enough to know just know things about Jesus I needed to accept him and know him personal...

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Barry L.

KS

My life before I had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ reflected that of a young boy growing up on a family farm in northern Minnesota. I distinctly recall, when at the age of 11, my father brought me to a Billy Graham crusade in Fargo, North...

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Jack B.

MO

I was a college student pursing the field of medicine, when my behavior started changing. I found myself caught up in obsessive-compulsive behaviors. I was 23 and for the next 2 decades, I found myself drowning in mental illness. In 1995, I was diagn...

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Kelley A.

AZ

I did not grow up going to church our house was filled with alcohol, drugs and violent fights between my parents. I was subjected to molestation and incest. This built inside me a self-image that I was never good enough, not smart enough and unlovab...

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Ken L.

KS

Life started out great. I was adopted into a Christian home. We went to church as a family every Sunday. I accepted Jesus into heart when I was in grade school. My parents sent me to a private Christian school and I married my highschool sweetheart a...

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Collin M.

CA

My alcohol was a huge problem. There were nights I would go out with some of my friends. I would have so much that I would lose the entire next day. In 2009 I was arrested for driving under the influence. It was completely controlling my life. I re...

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Dick T.

MO

What is my story? Does it begin when I first went forward for the invitation? Or is it when I rededicated my life at church camp? Or is it when I went through one of the stages of my life later on? Actually my story must begin with my Christian ...

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Sujo J.

TX

I grew up in the country of India. I was raised in a Christian home but I didn’t have a relationship with Jesus until I was fifteen. As a matter of fact, when I was about nine years of age I watched my sister die of leukemia. I was really confused ...

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Joyce T.

MO

My story began with attending a small one-room country church with my mom and dad. I remember my Sunday School class taught by a lady who always ended every lesson with “If you don’t remember anything else today remember ……..” and she would share th...

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Lee S.

TX

I started in atheism. My background is in journalism and law. I’m a person who is attuned to facts, evidence, and solid information that could be checked out. I don’t believe in fairy tales, wishful thinking, superstition, mythology or make believ...

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Mike B.

KS

At age 23, I began to question to purpose of life. One day I woke up and thought, "All I do is go to work, come home, drink beer and do laundry. There has to be more to life than this." I began to investigate Christianity. It became imm...

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Gloria L.

MO

I got saved at an early age but I soon fell into a works-based religion. We moved around 10 times before 3rd grade. Everyone, including my family felt distant; I had to earn their attention. But when my family settled down, I witnessed to others, esp...

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Beth S.

MO

I was raised in a Christian home, my parents were just as active in the church as the Preacher. When I was 10 I wanted to be saved but I didn't want to be baptized alone and I prayed for a month that my best friend would accept Jesus as Lord with me,...

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Joanna F.

KS

I've had a lifelong battle with depression and especially anxiety in my adult years. After a year of marriage, my husband lost his job and used the off time to go to school. After completing school, he had a hard time finding work, and was off for al...

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Sam R.

TX

God has blessed me beyond belief. I have been married 33 plus yrs., to a wonderful man. He has had a hard time the first time being almost five years ago, he was drinking excessively and smoking, but has never been abusive to me or our children. He d...

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Janice H.

MO

I had always gone to church, but in 20s I just drifted away. I was the stertypical good person, mother of 2 sons, married to an alcoholic/drug user/abuser, but I would eventually get my degree in teaching as a single mom because I loved children. ...

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Matthew M.

KS

After 13 years of addiction, March 11th, 2014, homeless and afraid, God pulled me out of despair. Spiritually dead and hopeless I pulled to the side of the highway crying that day seeking help, I turned the radio too Christian music and the Danny Gok...

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Liv G.

KS

I've gone to church my whole life. I grew up in the church because my grandma worked there. I was baptized when I was 10 years old. That's when I gave my life to Christ. My life has changed throughout the years as I got more into the Gospel. I have b...

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Brody L.

KS

I can't remember a time in my life that I was not with Christ. My dad doesn't go to church and my mom does but her parents don't. So one day she chose to go to church. On this one Sunday we talked about life with Christ and all the adults were talkin...

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Annie R.

KS

Hi I was encouraged to write out my testimony a long time ago and I'm finally doing it. My story: Like most kids that grows up in church, I accepted Christ at a young age I think I was about 6 and I was hiding under my dining room table because of th...

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Luana B.

MO

My girls, Lisa and Michelle, were seven and four years old in 1973, living in my mid-sized Iowa hometown. We would often walk the one block to visit my aunt, passing by the house of Clara Butters. Although bent with arthritis, Mrs. Butters could usua...

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Trishaa M.

Metro Manila

Before I didn't care about what kind of dances all I ever wanted is I just want to dance. I never thought that through dancing/workshop I will find Jesus. But as I kept going to DIVE, the Christian dance workshop, I soon found Jesus. Now As I contin...

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Sigrid G.

Metro Manila

I went to learn how dance but I wasn't expecting that I will find Jesus there. During the dance workshop practice I was asking God what my purpose was. God told me ''My daughter can you be my partner? Can you take care of my children?'' I thought my ...

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Laura N.

KS

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Nicole H.

KS

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Hazel M.

Luzon

Before I didn't care about what kind of dances all I ever wanted is I just want to dance. I never thought that through dancing/workshop I will find Jesus. As I continue dancing the Lord told me ''You wont only learn dancing you will learn about my wo...

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Edwin C.

Mindanao

I am Edwin Camerino I used to live in Davao City. When I was 10 years old my parents got separated. Both my parents found a lived in partner and they both left me at our house in Davao. Years passed and my mom took me to Cotabato (Muslim Area) and I...

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Dan H.

CA

“I grew up in a godly household but we didn’t really go to church consistently. I was just a young boy interested in sports…Everything in my mind translated into athletics…competing at the highest level…my walk since I came to Christ, I never doubte...

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Stephanie A.

CA

“I was raised by a single mom. Fast forward my husband had left…I was in a real deep dark place and I found myself in a spiraling depression that I just didn’t see any way out of. I just became really depressed. I felt lost, I didn’t feel any conne...

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Kris R.

CA

“I was pretty much alone. I had maybe two friends left in my life. My family was pretty unhappy with me. Just angry bitter, what I call living in the me box. Even driving home some days saying is this going to be it? I call it the spiritual hole...

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Chrissy K.

CA

I remember in the middle of the night sometimes waking up, I could hear my dad praying and then wake up in the morning before school and my mom would be having her coffee reading her daily devotional…over the course of about fourteen years, I knew th...

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Sue V.

KS

“Sunday Christians” is the name I would give my family when I was growing up. I was confused how we went to church every Sunday but we didn’t really practice any of the things we learned at church. It was just important that we go but as soon as chur...

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Aryahna L.

MO

I always said that I beleived in God, but I don't think my heart did. I loved God, and I had given myself, but I didn't know why. I was going to a public school, and I had a couple of friends. One of them was sort of a Christian. She hadn't fully giv...

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Aki D.

KS

My name is Aklilu Abebe Damtew. I was born and grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in a family from the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. I inherited my parents’ religion and considered myself as true Christian even though I did not have a personal re...

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Chase O.

KS

My older brother was seven years older than me. At one point in his life around his college days, he got real bad and mixed up in drugs. It took a toll on him and our family. A lot of the attention that would have been spent with our family had to b...

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Trina A.

WI

My life before Christ placed me as a candidate with a mandate from a life shaped from abuse of every kind, a teenage mom, a single parent, doing drugs, being in prison, living a homosexual lifestyle, angry with this world and with God from what had b...

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Dan D.

MO

What God Wants (and what He has given) Disclaimer! My story isn’t “better” than anyone else’s but it’s one that I hope (and pray) demonstrates the importance of “seeking God” rather than waiting for a personal tap on the shoulder from Him (He’s ...

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Susan L.

KS

In May 2012, I received a phone call that had changed my life. My father had passed away. In September of the same year I received another phone call that brought me to my knees. My biological mother was looking for me…there was something with her...

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Dallas W.

KS

Belief Through the Eyes of a Child It was Christmas time 1976 when my father was cutting a tree down earlier that week to have money for Christmas when he had fallen out of the tree and broke his leg. My Mother had not told us how bad it was, or ...

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Michael A.

TX

I have always known God for as long as I can remember and although I haven’t always walked with His path, He has never left my side. I was raised going to church at a very young age and even went to catholic schools up until the 6th grade, my parents...

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Rick L.

MO

The year was 1989, I was 19 years old, strong in stature and had been raised in a Christian church and attended a Christian school through out grade school. I had faith in Jesus Christ and the power of prayer. I was blessed with an incredible loving ...

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Clint D.

KS

I always called myself a Christian. The truth was that I was lukewarm at best. Church on Sunday was an expectation, more of a checklist for me to complete than anything. Basically, I took the parts of the Bible I liked and applied them to my life,...

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Suzanne W.

MO

"It has come at last—salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth - the one who accuses them before our God day and night. And they ha...

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Molly W.

KS

I have been extremely blessed to grow up in a loving, Christian home where my faith is very encouraged. While I grew up in a Christian home, I never had a personal relationship until I was older! I came to know Christ as my Lord and Savior when I was...

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James S.

OR

I was joyful at 8 asking Jesus in to my heart. With age there's times in life to re-seek that joy. Like most, there was times I did Not use discernment, I had #misguidedLove yoking myself in bad relationships. I’ve faced homelessness, losing children...

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Abbi Z.

KS

Hey. I am Abbi and this is my story. I grew up in the church and my parents are both very strong in their faith. I accepted Christ at a young age and got baptized right away. Flash forward to middle school and I started getting bullied a lot and didn...

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Claire R.

KS

I have been incredibly blessed by God to have been born into a loving family and to have been raised by Christian parents, who have taught me everything I know. From the start of my life, my parents have set the example of a Christian life to both my...

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Jarrett R.

OK

Hi, I'm Jarrett and am from Olathe, Ks. I and am a freshman at OBU. My background is found in the church community and a godly home. This testimony begins in High School, yes I was saved from a very young age, and I believe I was truly saved here...

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Alexander F.

TX

The presence of Christ in my life has been constant. Blessed by exposure to Him by antecedents, the path to God was illuminated although my persistence on the path has faltered at times. While working to find my future in medicine over 30 years ag...

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David H.

MO

I was the youngest in my home. I was spoiled. I made bad friends and bad decisions. I violated all the rules when I was a teenager. I was expelled from high school when I was 17. So I started drifting from city to city… [watch video for full story...

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Colby J.

KS

I don't remember most of my life before Christ, I grew up in a Christian home, both my parents were involved in the church, and I was in a lot of the programs at church, but even as a 7 year old I felt something missing that couldn't be filled by the...

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Jade F.

MO

Jesus Christ has changed my life in so many ways. From my friends, to going to a local middle school group at my church, to praying at school. Before I accepted Christ, I would go to church, but I was just going through the motions. About a month ago...

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Rachel M.

MO

I have grown up going to church. I cannot remember a time in my life when I didn't go to church. I always just assumed I was going to heaven because of all the time I spent at church, and all the verses I had memorized through AWANA. One night at AWA...

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John K.

MO

You know my life before God looked pretty good from the outside: good job, great wife, nice home, and a career that paid me more than I had dreamed possible. Those who knew me thought I was on solid ground with the Lord. I was an elder in the churc...

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Dan M.

KS

Hello, my name is Dan McDonald and this is my story. I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and grew up in a home with loving parents who were faithful Christians. We attended church Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday night. In 1957 we moved to Bro...

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Steve D.

KS

I was privileged to grow up in a Christian home. God was important to my Mom and Dad. They took me to church growing up. It was a church camp in rural southern Oklahoma I made a profession of faith at nine years of age. I was convicted, walked down ...

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Lois M.

KS

Growing up: I grew up in a Christian home, where my parents went to a Methodist church, my Dad a very strong Christian. I went to a Baptist summer camp every year for many years until my high school years. I thought of myself as a Christian from atte...

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Jeff K.

KS

In 1967 I was newly married and starting my junior year at Nebraska. I received my draft notice telling me to report for duty. Five of my friends and I went into the army under the buddy system and after training was sent to Vietnam. We were separate...

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Teresa S.

MO

I am not sure where to begin, perhaps with the purpose of this story Yes, telling my story, helping, encouraging others struggling with addiction. Granted, this is different (I am certain every addict says that) In and of myself I am not bold enough...

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Walter E.

MO

I lost my grandma, I lost faith in God and I started hanging out with the wrong crowd . I started to do a lot of bad things. I started to notice that me not following God was making me worse. My life was stressful without God. On a Wednesday I went...

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Randy W.

KS

I didn’t grow up in a Christian home. I don’t remember a Bible in our house. But I had a religion. My religion was to be better than others. That way, when I died, it was certain I would be chosen for heaven. My belief was that the better half went u...

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Keta E.

MO

I grew up in the church and was baptized when I was a month old but I never truly believed. I struggled with depression all my life. Four years ago I made the decision that I was going to try to end my life and it ended me up in a mental institutio...

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Michael H.

MO

I was a mess. I went around and stole everything that wasn’t nailed to the floor…At one point I went into unorganized fighting to make a little money. I had a huge pride and ego that was covering what was really going on. I was born to a father y...

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Thomas G.

MO

I’ve been a Christian for the last six or seven years. About two years back, I lost my son. It was a hard loss. I almost lost my way with God. Got majorly lost in drugs and with the help of friends… [watch video] To learn how you can connect ...

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Nancy M.

MO

I was in a lot of darkness. My father left me when I was six years old and he came back when I was thirty eight. Through his letters and forgiveness, God brought me into some deep encounters with him. Through this I learned the difference between ...

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Michelle H.

MO

Who am I? It depends on when you ask me what I’ll say. I’m a mom, an artist, a general handyman (handyperson for those who want to be PC), a backyard diagnostician for sick kids, small mechanical problems, general household issues and a philosopher. ...

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Kayla H.

MO

My parents did meth and sold it. They were young and so then I was put into foster care because I was in trauma. My parents now, before they adopted me they took us to church for the first time in my life. It was pretty cool because everyone was ni...

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Victor A.

MO

My mother was a prostitute. She was doing drugs and alcohol and involved with the street life. She gave me up after I was ten days old so that I could be adopted in foster care. I thank God because He had a plan, even in that. Like He says, even i...

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Kayla C.

MO

I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior at the young age of six. Growing up as a pastors daughter, I went in and out of my relationship with Christ until I was fifteen and went to an awesome play and met a wonderful woman, in a bathroom stall… [watch v...

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Cassie S.

KS

My life wasn’t the best before Christ. I followed Him but not like a true Christian. I was in an abusive relationship for five years and lost…after I got the courage to get out of the relationship I moved…and was still going through the depression ...

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Mary T.

MO

I was brought up Greek Orthodox and I never heard a prayer in English until I was twenty seven years old…when I got older I wanted to understand things about life…so I went out into the world and got involved in new age things, astrology, psychics, a...

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Megan S.

MO

My whole life I grew up in a church family home. My family would bring me to church and we would go to church as a family and we would go to lunch afterwards. I didn’t discover my real faith until I was thirteen but then I kind of lost myself after...

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Lewis D.

MO

Hello, my name is Lewis, my story has divorce, domestic violence, drug abuse, and ends in salvation. I grew up in a single parent family with a Mother that work all the time in a meat packing house and her boyfriend that provide for their drug abuse...

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Katherine V.

MO

My life before I found God was not like an average pre-teen, I grew up with a single parent (mother) and four siblings. Things didn't come easy for us, we had no one but ourselves. I assume that's why I always stuck to myself, rather than reaching ou...

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Jessica J.

MO

My life before Christ was empty. I was in a lot of dark places. I found KLove and I found God and I found out who I am and I love it and I couldn’t be happier. My life was changed radically by… [watch video]

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David C.

MO

When I was a teenager, I didn’t fit in anywhere. I didn’t have a single friend growing up, I never got invited to any parties. I never got anyplace that I belonged. Nobody ever wanted me around. I was odd, I was weird, I had strange things I would...

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Casey Y.

MO

I was a little about four years old and I realized I needed to have something that was missing in my life. I needed a relationship with Christ…I remember being homesick from church and my mom and I prayed and I received… [watch video]

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Logan M.

MO

It wasn’t until I got into High School and became sexually involved with a girl. At that point I thought I was still a good kid, I was raised in church and all was well. But then this girl became pregnant and I talked her into having an abortion… ...

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Dean D.

MO

In 2011 I was going through some tough times in my life…it was the closest I ever came to divorce. I’m my kitchen taking stock in myself…writing on a piece of paper things I’m going to improve in my life. “Improve my health, improve my relationship w...

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Isaac I.

MO

My parents sat me down and said “… today one of your best friends was in a car accident with her mother and she was killed on contact.” This friend had a deep part in my life. She helped me through many trials… God why would you do this to me?...[w...

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Jessica C.

MO

Before I came to Christ, I thought I knew Christ. I had grown up in church. I thought Christ was my Mom’s smile and my Dad’s pulpit tie. But I found out it’s not, it’s really not. When I was twelve my grandfather raped me… [watch video]

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John P.

MO

I grew up a farm boy. At the age of ten my mother had a heartache and died. That left a lot of resentment in my heart about God and what his plan was for me. Somewhere along the line I got involved with drugs. Later I got married ... [watch video]...

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Leandra H.

KS

I was living a lifestyle of homosexuality. I didn't really understand the path that God had set out for me. I was into girls and smoking weed and doing all kinds of things with family members because I wanted to fit in and because of the pressure t...

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Nova N.

MO

I was smoking pot, doing pills, drinking. I was really lost in the world, trying to find my needs in other things and fill the void. One day I came up to a car wash...[watch full video]

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Dr. Brenda C.

MO

Hi, my name is Brenda. I lived in a community where my family was the only black family within a 56 mile radius...imagine the fun I had as a kid in school. I grew up in a domestic violence environment. Even though I gave my life to Christ at 10 ye...

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Christopher A.

MO

I grew up in the Church as my dad was a pastor and went forward at the age of 7 prayed a prayer and was baptized. But I never lived my life for Christ. I actually lived 3 different lives, one at home, one at church, and one at school. Throughout my t...

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Gabriel P.

MO

Well, my name is Gabby, and my life started on November 27th in 1994. I was brought into the world with devout Jehovah's Witness parents, and they wanted only the best for me. The first 5 or 6 years of my life were fairly uneventful. Learning to ride...

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Shea M.

MO

I am not good at writing at all. I came to know GOD was not into till my early teens I am seventeen.So that not that long I was saved at the age 15. As a child I know there was a GOD growing up but I didn't care I resented GOD. For the first part of ...

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Summer M.

MO

My name is Summer and I am 17 years old. When I was 11 years old, I moved in with my aunt. I moved in with her because my mother was a drug addict. When I moved in with my aunt, I knew who God was, but I didn't KNOW him. I didn't have a special relat...

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Malory K.

MO

I have grown up in a God loving and fearing family. Many times when I was a little girl I felt that God was far away. I was getting so sick of "having Christ being shoved down my throat" that I even told my mom that when I got older I would...

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Lindsay U.

KS

Throughout my life I have felt the “GGN.”… God’s Gentle Nudge. In high school I had several friends that were leading me towards God. I went to church a couple times. It just never stuck, I never found my passion. I never felt God’s glory or might...

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Jack A.

KS

At a very young age I understood that there was so much more to this world than just myself. In my head I knew that there was a creator of the Universe, but in my heart I did not know what that meant. Did he love me? Was I created for a specific purp...

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Rachel C.

MO

My life before I became saved: Let's see to understand my story of what my life was like before I became saved you have to travel back to the relationship my mom had with her mom. Which wasn't healthy and a lot of the anger that existed in the rel...

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Nathan C.

KS

Throughout elementary school, I was a really bad kid. I sinned so much, it was like I'd never heard of Jesus. After (what felt like) hundreds of punishments, and spanks, I finally got it around 3rd grade. In 3rd grade, I had the best teacher in the e...

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Zeru F.

KS

My whole life, I was raised with this truth of God, and that He loves us and there's the trinity, which is actually 3 in 1. Very fundamental beliefs. Before I began a relationship with Jesus, though, I knew how to fake it. You see, there was always t...

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Cassity G.

KS

When I was eight years old my family was going through a difficult time and I became overly fearful. I had horrible nightmares about Satan and being stuck in hell and had an overactive imagination once the lights went out. I was living in fear! Durin...

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Brian G.

KS

My testimony is pretty straight forward. I thank God that I was born into a strong Christian home. My dad was a pastor of a small baptist church; my mom is a solid Christian woman; my older sister got saved at an early age; both sets of my grandparen...

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Austin L.

KS

Before I knew Jesus, I was not a positive influence. I was a boy that would not do things I was told. I got beat for it, but I still did it. I was not the best kid in the world, at all. Then I went into foster care. When I was in my 3rd foster hom...

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Andrew S.

KS

I came to know Christ for the first time when I was four thanks to my parents answering my questions about the faith. I went along with my life with Jesus to the side. I always knew he was there. I had plenty of head knowledge about Him but my relati...

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Leah A.

OK

I have always gone to church so it seems. I was raised in church. We went on Sunday mornings, Sunday nights and Wednesday evenings. I was saved and baptized at a young age, age 7. I knew I wanted to go heaven and I had a childlike love/faith for Jesu...

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Samuel S.

KS

I had a pretty typical relationship with Christ. I am a very strong Christian but that only became possible because of the trials and circumstances that God brought me through. Here is my story: I accepted Christ as my savior at a young age, about ...

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Jane H.

KS

So, I've always grown up in a church community, ever since I was probably around just a year old. Accepting Christ was just a thing that everyone did eventually and it wasn't really treated as a big deal. People just kind of said they were a Christia...

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Abby D.

KS

Before Christ I grew up going to church and I was always hearing people talk about Christ and heaven and how great it was. So I accepted Christ when I was about seven. I was just sitting at the dinner table and I was talking to my parents about accep...

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Drew R.

KS

I liked to play video games as a kid. I would always play this football game in which you got to create a team and play a season. I would always try to go undefeated. If i was playing poorly, or about to lose a game, I would run to the console and hi...

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Bryan B.

KS

Life for me was not very different from the average American boy born in the 90s. I played outside a lot, went to school, and tried to stay out of trouble. I have always been someone who tries to follow the rules, at least when others are watching, a...

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Dr. Rosaria B.

NC

A train wreck conversion...my life as a lesbian seemed normal. I considered it an enlightened chosen path…I believed I found my real self. What happened in my Catholic training, I believed now that it was all hogwash. The name Jesus, which had rolle...

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Jo B.

TX

Coming To Know 'My' Jesus | Jo. L. Beck I died, at 7-days-old, from a stroke. Needless to say, I have always known that my life has not ever been my own. I have been a Christian since I was around 3-4 years old. But, it wasn't until 2013 when They...

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Phillip K.

KS

The first time I stepped foot into a church I was 16 years old. There was a girl I had a crush on who wouldn’t date me unless I went to church with her. So I went to church as a 16 year old, pretty much consumed with sports, athletics, and trying t...

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Javis D.

FL

I have to testify! God is so good and nobody in the world can tell me he can't do the impossible. The picture to the left is the past me. I was living a lifestyle of homosexuality. Attracted to men and dating men. The enemy had a hold of my mind. As ...

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Christian S.

KS

When I was nine years old my entire family accepted Christ. My mom and dad sat me down and we went through the Roman road and I made a choice saying I didn’t want to be left behind. I wanted to go to Heaven just like everybody else did. I knew I h...

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Frank T.

CA

Before my relationship with Christ I was lost and hurting. I felt my life had very little value, and I believed money was the answer to pacifying my insecurities that were the direct result of years of poverty and abandonment. Low self worth coupled ...

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Ricky T.

TN

On March 5, 2014 I was in a serious car accident. The first responders were ready to call it at the scene. I was not supposed to survive. A fire fighter reached his hand in the car for one last check and ended up finding a pulse. They got the jaw...

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Amy C.

PA

I sat motionless in my chair, listening to all the other women give their testimonies. What would I even say when my turn came? I’ve never even truly thought about what my testimony would be. Their stories held me spellbound. They were stories of str...

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Carla S.

KS

Hello,I am Carla. If sharing my testimony can help lead some one to the Lord, then I have done God’s Will, that’s why I share my testimony. As a young child I was sexually abused by an uncle and from what I can remember that started at age five un...

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Carlos & Melissa A.

KS

We both come from impoverished families. I grew up in a very poor home, cockroach infested, mice jumping on my bed at night, a place that I stayed away from…I grew up in California and was in gangs too. I was running from the police, selling drugs,...

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Frank F.

KS

MY TESTIMONY At the tender young age of 42, a casual acquaintance attempted to persuade me to become a Christian. It was a novel thought for me. I had not been raised in church. There was no Sunday Sch...

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Brian B.

KS

I was raised in a large devout, loving Catholic family. I attended catholic school from K-12. I generally had great role models from the start; however something was missing in my life. As an adolescent I lost interest in church and “creatively” avoi...

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Eric R.

KS

For as long as I can remember I lived a self-centered, self-seeking life. I had a "me first" mentality. Living that self-centered life still left me feeling empty and hopeless. On the outside I may have seemed happy but on the inside I was ...

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JACKI H.

KS

My life prior to knowing the Lord was a big MESS!!!! I grew up feeling abandoned, rejected and not good enough. I was raised by a wonderful aunt and uncle but always had the feeling that my birth mother did not love me at all, so she gave me away and...

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Austin G.

KS

I attended church all my life because my parents made me and as a child. I really didn't have too many options. Its not like as a child I had much of a choice and I grew up with the idea that since I prayed a prayer at the age three and, “asked Him i...

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Madi M.

ID

I used to feel so alone. Felt like no one cared about me or how I felt. Finding God helped me see that I am never alone. He will always be watching over me. God is helping me realize that I am not worthless, but the world is worthless and I make lif...

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Gayla J.

MO

I was raised in a Christian home by my grandparents, accepted Jesus Christ and was baptized at the age of 11. I attended Sunday school, church services, Bible studies and other church related functions. These all played a key role in me developing ...

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Nadine M.

MO

Some people have a great struggle growing up. I was not one of those. My upbringing was a safe and hardworking one. There was no drinking, smoking or drugs related aspects in my life. This is something I have come to be very thankful for as I hear th...

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Lynn B.

MO

All through my childhood, I was sent to Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. During these years, I heard the gospel clearly explained. I did not think that I was a sinner, but rather a good person. During these years, I prayed more than once for ...

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Adam F.

MO

…I continued to go to church through middle school and growing in my faith. However, the summer between my 8th grade year and Freshman year our youth pastor took us on a retreat. At this retreat our youth pastor talked to us about the spiritual dis...

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Roland B.

KS

My story is similar to many people. Growing up in church made me think everything was OK. God touched my heart and allowed me to realize that just going to church was not enough but I also discovered that being saved was not simply accepting Christ a...

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Carrie S.

MO

At a young age I remember sitting in my kitchen asking Jesus to forgive me of my sins and believing that He died for me. I gave Him my heart and then was baptized. Growing up I found my identity in my parents, believing like they did and trying to...

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Jim C.

MO

I was the youngest of eight children. I was born into a strong Christian family. I had good parents that taught me the importance of God's Word and set a wonderful example by how they lived. My mother was a stay at home mother and my dad worked 2 f...

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Chris W.

MO

It was a seemingly ordinary Thursday evening, or so I thought. The course of my life was about to change drastically. There I sat about a third of the way back in that little country church, outside Bonner Springs, Kansas. It was the final night o...

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Amanda P.

MO

While my story may not be as exciting as some of the wonderful stories I've read on here all of our stories are a very important part of who we are My story started back when I was very young. I was raised in church and accepted Christ at a youn...

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Rachel B.

MO

Before I received eternal life, my life was full of emptiness and constant fear. My mother had been plagued her entire life with mental illness. She never reached out to anyone for support for fear that they would see her turmoil. Unfortunately, m...

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Kathy C.

MO

When I was 2 years old my parents divorced. My sister Kim and my brother Mark both died when they were very young. Kim was 8 and Mark was 6 weeks. When I was approximately 4 years of age, my mother married again. I saw my dad only on the weekends and...

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Shaun J.

MO

My life is a story of acceptance. Growing up, I was introduced to church by my grandfather. Although my parents were not really into the church scene, my grandfather made sure that any time I wanted to go, I was able. I learned a lot about God in...

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Lindi T.

MO

I grew up in a Christian family and was saved at five years old. It wasn't until I was in college that I truly realized that my faith was not my own. I struggled with living life as I wanted but all along knowing that that was not what Christ intende...

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Charles G.

MO

One day in 1976 I caught a ride with some boosters who stole thousands of dollars in clothes every day. I walked into Ventures in Johnson County and stole 2 small boxes of Kodak instamatic film. I could resale them to the bootleg man for $5.00. An...

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Dola G.

KS

Honestly, I’ve met the Lord over and over throughout my life! I gave my life to Christ at the age of 12, as in I was baptized and accepted Him as Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, fully believing in the trinity. At that time I was told that His Word is ...

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Andy M.

KS

This is my journey...I learned how to forgive the man who brutally murdered my daughter. Watch video for the story.

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Jeff S.

KS

I grew up attending church services in the Catholic faith when I lived in England as a young boy. I recall that I didn’t particularly like to go to church because the pews were wooden and very uncomfortable. I also remember Dad always reaching over...

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Jon B.

KS

My great-grandfather drowned in the Missouri River when my grandfather was six years old. My father had many memories of going into town to bring my grandfather home from the bar. My father never went to church as a child and did not believe in God. ...

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Abbey M.

AL

I was definitely blessed to have parents who not only took me to church every chance they could, but who also lived out their faith at home. They were two of the best examples of what it looked like to be followers of Christ, not just because of how...

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Rod H.

MO

I'm thankful to have grown up in a Christian home and due to the influence of my parents, I asked Jesus into my life at age 9. Looking back, I now realize I had just bought a "fire insurance policy" making sure I went to heaven when I died....

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Chrisann C.

KS

I was saved when I was four. I am thirty one now. It really took me until a year or two ago to understand that God had such big plans, so sovereign, to save me at such an early age. I made it through really difficult teen years. I was never physic...

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Sheri K.

KS

I grew up in church because my mom took me, but my dad didn't go. I thought I made a profession of faith at about 6 or 7 years of age, but overtime, I realized I didn't have a personal relationship with Jesus. At the age of 14 my church had a reviv...

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Bill C.

MO

I spent the first 39 years of my life chasing after money, power, and influence. In the process I have been locked up in ten different states, I have ridden over 2500 miles in handcuffs, leg irons, and waist chains. I have been in riots in prisons,...

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KC Wolf aka Dan M.

MO

I grew up in a Christian home in St. Charles, Mo. As a kid my parents were good about making sure our family attended church and Sunday school on a weekly basis. We always prayed before our meals and before bedtime. I was even blessed with the oppo...

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Jim B.

KS

Growing Up I did not grow up in what you call a Christian home. My parents did not belong to a church. I do recall one summer going to a Vacation Bible School once when I was younger. As I grew up I witnessed what I will call a lot of religiou...

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Susan M.

KS

Before following Christ, I relied on my good behavior to please God. I obeyed my parents, got good grades at school, attended church regularly, and was nice to everyone I met. People who knew me considered me as being a “good” child, and for the mo...

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Mark A.

KS

As a young child, I attended Catholic school and church. Then, one day, all of that stopped. I found out later that my Mom and Dad had been excommunicated from the church because Dad had married a divorced woman and that was against the rules. Dur...

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Cheri G.

KS

I was raised in a Christian home by two parents who were both strong Christians and took my brother and I to church regularly. When I was 11 years old, I was at my grandmother's house watching Kansas City Youth for Christ on television. At the end ...

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Claudia M.

MO

I was born in Columbia and grew up in a very Catholic and religious home not knowing I was able to have a relationship with God until my mom gave her life to Jesus. My dad passed away when I was twelve years old and I became very angry and bitter to...

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Audrey F.

KS

My personal walk with Christ didn't actually begin until I was in college, even though I attended church regularly and was raised in a Christian home. To be honest, there never seemed to be a big need for God--church life existed and revolved around ...

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Ryan K.

KS

My entire life was about me. Everything I did, everything I thought, everything I said, every relationship with other people...it was all about my own comfort, desires and pleasure. It's not that I was a horrible monster, hated by all. I was a "...

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Tommy M.

MO

Growing up without a healthy father figure, giving in to a life of drugs, gangs, and the wrong role models, God intervened and transformed me and has given me a greater purpose in life.

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Dusty B.

OH

I was fortunate to grow up in a home with very supportive parents and a loving family. At a young age, my dad instilled in me the importance of choosing right from wrong. He encouraged me to not be afraid of going against the crowd and to stand up ...

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Steve B.

KS

If you're reading this we have likely connected in some way. First, let me say thank you for taking time to check it out. That means a lot. There is one thing for certain, this is not an accident and did not happen by chance. God has uniquely crea...

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Chris M.

PA

I grew up in a pretty dis-functional family. God, religion and the church weren't a part of it. Although this lady from Catholic church used to come to our house all the time and ask my mother to allow us to come to church, she would never agree to...

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Christian B.

KS

My childhood would not be what you would describe as traditional. My mother had me when she was 19 years old and single. I spent my early years living with her in my grandparent’s house. While there was no shortage of love or attention for me, ther...

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Liza P.

KS

I have very vivid memories of my great grandmother immersed in the Bible reading over me as I would wake up in the mornings that I spent with her. I remember feeling bathed in blessings as I laid on her couch pretending to sleep as she read aloud. I...

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G. Cornelius J.

MO

Growing up in the Urban Core, I was in a home with four brothers and four sisters. We didn’t grow up attending church and by the time I was sixteen years old I had been in seven different schools then dropped out. Two years later, after going to two...

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Steven B.

KS

My Story…It was a long time ago I was 7 years old, I really can’t remember what my life was like before I knew Christ, I was definitely thinking about Him a lot. I had also heard that He changes lives. But at the same time I was thinking, how is that...

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Jasen B.

KS

I invited Jesus Christ to come into my life at the age of fourteen. From that time on God has definitely had his hand in my life, but unfortunately my own actions and decisions separated me from having the truly loving relationship that Jesus wants t...

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Don C.

KS

To list all the times God has been there for me would take several books. When I was a child in Rock Island, Illinois, I was introduced to Sunday School at Memorial Christian Church. At this time I was the only member of my family attending church. ...

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Jennifer B.

KS

It's hard to say what life was like before God because I was saved when I was only 8 years old. My grandmother had a strong loving relationship with the Lord and she led me on my journey to a relationship with Him. I can speak a little about what m...

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Jeff B.

IA

Before I accepted Christ, I was doing all the things that I thought would bring me enjoyment such as drinking, doing drugs, and hanging out with my friends in the bar. I had grown up in church but had drifted far away from my religious roots when I ...

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