Welcome: Your Story, God’s Story, Our Story

Welcome to the HillChurch Stories Blog.  Here our Church on the Hill community shares our stories.  These stories are full of inspiration and examples of how a life seeming lived in random, is actually connected.  We are connected by our stories… Your Story, God’s Story, Our Story.

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Melissa Simpson

My name is  Melissa Simpson.

I came to know Christ . . . my family raised me to know Christ

Before I knew Christ . . .I always had a relationship with God it used to be strong.  Through 18 years of battling addiction I lost my relationship with God and began to lose faith, which was very selfish.  I always knew God never left me.

Now that I know Christ . . .I am in recovery and as soon as I gave my life back over to God and let go of all control and asked Him to take my addiction from me.  I have felt at peace and feel love.

My scripture is . . . I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether in plenty ore in want I can do everything through him who gives me strength.  Philippians 4:11-15

Baptized 12/15/13 by Pastor Jerry Moen

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Ericka Evelyn Rubio

My name is Ericka Evelyn Rubio.

I came to know Christ . . .1 0.13.13 during the Billy Graham My Hope America @ Church on the Hill

Before I knew Christ . . . It was hectic. I was LOST,, very sad and angry at the world. My dauter was taken from me by CPS.

Now that I know Christ . . . My life has been turned around for the better. I have my daughter back now!

My scripture is . . . Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” Luke 7:48

Baptized 12/15/13 by Pastor Jerry Moen w/Suzanne Brockie

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Timothy Alan Radke

My name is Timothy Alan Radke.

I came to know Christ . . .After service here at Church on the Hill – God spoke to my heart and I knew it was time to surrender

Before I knew Christ . . .I was incomplete – I felt as though something was missing. I was very unhappy.

Now that I know Christ . . .I am complete – I now have the guidance of God and now I know I have a purpose.

My scripture is . . . Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies—make your way straight before me.  Psalm 5:8

Baptized 12/15/13 by Pastor Kathy Togstad

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Breanna McKinney

My name is Breanna  McKinney.

I came to know Christ . . . November 10, 2013

Before I knew Christ . . . I felt alone, lost, and incomplete. I always believed in God but never had a personal relationship with him. My sister would always ask me to attend church with her. My response was always that I was too busy. After struggling with the pain of the miscarriage and going through a break up, I felt more alone and lost than ever. Someone had left a book at my job called,  “Never Walk Alone, God is always with you.” I started to read though it. Something in me that day told me that I needed to bring myself closer to God. The following Sunday I  made a decision to attend church  with my mom. Walking through the church doors I felt overwhelmed in a good way. That Sunday was probably one of the best Sundays for me to attend; there were crosses standing high, and leaders drawing people to the front of the church to accept Christ as their personal Savior. I wasn’t sure if I was ready, but I had this strong urge to go up and talk to someone so I did. November 10th I took the next step and accepted Christ as my Savior. It was the greatest feeling I have felt so far.

Now that I know Christ . . .I no longer feel alone.

My scripture is . . . I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

Baptized 12/15/13 by Pastor Tim Elliott

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Michelle McKinney

My name is Michelle McKinney.

I came to know Christ . . .Nov. 24, 2013 with Tim and his wife Michelle.

Before I knew Christ . . .I always felt something was missing. I always had an empty feeling, regardless of the blessings he had given me.

Now that I know Christ . . . I finally decided to take the step and accepted Christ,  realized then that there was so much more to life than what my eyes had been seeing. With God by my side I feel complete. I am a Christian under construction and I fully believe with God all things are possible.

My scripture is . . .  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

Baptized 12/15/13 by Pastor Tim Elliott

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Joshua Chamley

My name is Joshua Chamley.

I came to know Christ . . in the middle of November at My Hope Billy Graham on Wednesday night in the sanctuary at Church on the Hill

Before I knew Christ . . . my life was chaos –  as I was in and out of prison and jail, had many losses of friends and family, and no direction.  I was hopeless.

Now that I know Christ . . .  I have had a problem with alcohol all my life and God has taken my desire to drink away. I now have a future

My scripture is . . . Philippians 4:13   For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

Baptized 12/15/13 by Pastor Tim Elliott

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Kylee Heesacker

My name is Kylee Heesacker.

I came to know Christ . . .

Before I knew Christ . . .Life was plain.

Now that I know Christ . . . Life is awesome.   I get to go to church !

Baptized 12/15/13 by Pastor Chris Collins

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