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.
My name is Tony Benavides.
I came to know Christ on March 17, 2013. On that day I met Pastor Tim, who is very nice and down to earth. Before I knew Christ, I felt lost and empty. Now that I know Christ, every day is better. I really feel God is with me now. This time last year, I felt empty and alone, but now I feel accepted by God.
My scripture is: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future(Jeremiah 29:11).
My name is Terria Christopher.
I came to know Christ when I was sitting in the Prayer Room after service, and just wanted some quiet. When Pastor Kathy came to me, I didn’t think I wanted a prayer just then. She asked if I wanted to receive Jesus. I just cried and said “YES”. Before I knew Christ, I was always worried and anxious. I felt I could never make ends meet. I thought I had to do it myself, because that’s what I always tried to do. I felt alone. Now I am not always worried. I just pray and have hope. I’m smiling more again. The anxiety isn’t as bad. I am learning & understanding the Bible as I’m reading it. I feel at peace when I’m reading God’s story.
My scripture is: Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it, but receive it with thanks. For we know it is acceptable by the word of God and prayer (1 Timothy 4:5).
My name is Tehya Logsdon.
I am 10 years old. I became a Christian around November 2012.
Before I became a Christian, my life was incomplete. Now that I am a follower of Jesus my life is full and fabulous. I’m glad to be a Christian because I will have eternal life, and will see my grandparents and Jesus in Heaven.
My name is Tara Jeanette Milton.
I came to know Christ when our family decided to give our lives to Christ.
Before I knew Christ, I felt stressed and empty. Now that I know Christ, I feel hopeful and at peace.
My scripture is: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9).
My name is Stephanie Jensen.
I came to know Christ when I recognized that I wanted to be more like Him. I wanted to live from a place of love. Before I knew Christ I was judgmental, I was in survival mode, I was unconscious. Now that I know Christ, I know what it is like to love even my perpetrators. I am capable of forgiving myself and receiving forgiveness from Christ and my peers. I AM FULL AND THRIVING!!!
My scripture is: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies (Zechariah 4:6).
My name is Shannon Vasil.
Before I knew Christ, I was drug addicted, lost, empty, rock bottom, sad, alone, living in fear, lies, and selfish. Now that I know Christ, I am hopeful, happy, fulfilled, found, loved.
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).
My name is Sharese Nelson.
I came to know Christ when I started going to church with my family.
Before I knew Christ I guess I didn’t know what to do in life or how I can control it.
Now that I know Christ I finally have hope and know that I am always good for SOMETHING.
My scripture is: A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold (Proverbs 22:1).