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    Jesus Experience: Connie

    I grew up in a family that went to church. My parents were involved in serving and teaching. I knew all of the Bible stories. I even attended Child Evangelism class at school. We prayed at meal times, but Christ was not the center of our home. Somewhere around 5th or 6th grade we stopped going to church completely. I don’t ever remember hearing about salvation at our church. I did know the difference between right and wrong, but I didn’t understand that I was a sinner. During high school I got involved a little with Youth for Christ – enough that I could go to Florida on Spring Break.…

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    Jesus Experience: Beth

    I grew up going to church but not a gospel preaching church.   In the summer of 1980 while on vacation, I was hanging out with my sister and some people stopped and asked if they could share some information with us.  They went through the Bridge track and I accepted Christ that day.  I was 16 when I accepted Christ as my personal Savior and spent the remainder of the week with Campus Crusades for Christ ministry learning and studying God’s word.  When I returned home, things went back to “normal”. We did not attend a gospel-preaching church so I floundered for about 3 years before going to a…

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    Jesus Experience: Anna

    At first, I hesitated to even participate in sending in my Jesus Experience. I felt like my story was “boring”. That it wouldn’t make a difference or “inspire” anyone in any way. But I was immediately convicted for thinking that way. My salvation story, like they all are, is a story of GRACE. It is my story and I am so humbled and thankful for the way that God has worked in my life. By God’s amazing grace, I was born into a Christian family who loved the Lord, prioritized God in everyday life, and taught us in the way we should go. I accepted Christ as my Savior and…

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    Jesus Experience: Paula

    God showed such great grace by allowing my parents to get saved when I was 3 years old. From that point on, my parents immersed themselves in their church community, but more importantly they made a daily relationship with God a priority.  My dad was a maintenance machinist and my mom became a nurse when I was in high school. But they gave of themselves so completely to seeking God’s kingdom first that it seemed very natural that my brother and sister and I would all end up in ministry. It wasn’t something I desired but when I yielded to His will that is exactly how He led. While I…