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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Lizzy Laster

BEFORE Christ I was Hopeless and AFTER Christ I am Worthy

Special Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV) 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.[a]

Testimony:

I came to know Christ…
As a child, but I lost faith until 6 months ago when I started coming to Church on the Hill…and through my recovery.

Before I knew Christ…
It was lonely and dark.

Now that I know Christ…
I have faith in God’s will.

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Jeremy Laster

BEFORE Christ I was Lost and AFTER Christ I am Found

Special Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version (NIV) 11 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.

Testimony:
I came to know Christ…
As a kid, by going to church with my Grandmother.

Before I knew Christ…
I was lost.

Now that I know Christ…
I live in faith for God’s will.

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Pat Ringer

BEFORE Christ  I was Hopeless and AFTER Christ I am Encouraged

Special Verse: John 3:16 New International Version (NIV) 16 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.

Testimony:
I came to know Christ…

I was led to know Christ as a teenager. My life was not Christ-like, nor was He pleased with my bad choices. I want to re-dedicate my life to Jesus Christ and lean on Him to guide my life to other Christians.

Before I knew Christ…
I was very ashamed of my life for not being the mom I should have been. I had trouble accepting things I did, not forgiving people who had done unforgettable things to me as a child.

Now that I know Christ…
I know He has led me to this church. I know there are other Christians here who may have gone down the same wrong paths, but now know the only true path is the one Christ wants us to go down.

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Anthony Garcia

Before Christ I had REPENTANCE after Christ I am REDEEMED

My Special Verse: 1 John 1:9 NIV

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Testimony:

I came to know Christ about 6 months ago when my Aunt started talking to me about the true meaning of being a Christian. I had been going to church most of my childhood and not really understanding the meaning of Christianity. After having many conversations with my aunt, I thought about becoming closer to God; praying, going to church and asking forgiveness when sinning. That’s when I asked Christ in to my heart!   Before I knew Christ my life was very corrupt and I had no idea who to turn to when times were rough.  Now that I have accepted Christ into my life, it has been going a lot better than before. My faith in God has grown and realizing that I am ready to be baptized is an amazing feeling!

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Katherine Thorne

Before Christ I was INCOMPLETE after Christ I am PURE

 

My Special Verse: Matthew 22:37 NIV

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

 

Testimony:

I came to know Christ as a child. My Mom talked about Jesus often and occasionally took us to church.  Before I decided to get baptized, I felt I knew God and wanted Him to be in my life.  Now that I have decided to be baptized, I feel like I am taking the final leap of faith and giving the rest of me, that I will be complete in His eyes, that I will totally belong to Jesus.

 

 

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Jeremy Tingley

I was MISGUIDED and after Christ I am now REBORN

Special Verse: Galatians 2:20 NIV

20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

 

Testimony:

Before I knew Christ, I was miserable.  Now that I know Christ, I am hopeful!

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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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