Amazing Grace – My Chains Are Gone!
I worked at Penn State University and noticed a student who was very peaceful, even though some of the other students were laughing at her. I asked her what was her secret. She said that she loved the Lord and that He helps her through her trials. I wanted to know more about that.
I went to my boss who I knew was a Christian and asked her to help me.
After some conversations over several months, she came to my house, prayed with me, and I gave my life to God. I started reading the Bible more and more and found I liked reading the Gospels and learning about the women in the Bible.
There have been times in my life that have been difficult to face. If I hadn’t had my faith in Jesus and His teachings, I would have given up.
My son died at age 28 following a long illness. I was angry, very depressed, and in pain. But at his funeral a sense of calmness came over me. I knew my son was with God and not ill any more. God gave me the strength to carry on with my life.
Over the years, things happened to me – bad things. The only person I trust is Jesus. He helps me to not be afraid. He shows me the way to go. I pray for my family and believe that Jesus, in the fullness of time, will show them the way to Him.
I do not know what Jesus has in store for my future. I do know that I trust Him to lead me where He wants me to go in order to serve Him and share my faith with others.
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I was rebellious because of everything I’d been through. I couldn’t take it out on my dad, so I took it out on my mom. My mom called the police on me. I didn’t care who they were. I wasn’t fazed by their authority.
We now have eight grandchildren, and my prayer is for all of us to one day be reunited in God’s Kingdom.
When my older son was in his late teens, he began to drink alcohol and it soon turned our world upside down. It was a long, harrowing ten years of severe alcohol abuse, car accidents, constant worry and sleepless nights. He nearly died twice.
I remember being in church and going up to the altar and crying. I was so tired of the life I was living. I needed help. I felt a sense of peace at that time and knew that if this Jesus thing can work for some of these other guys, then it can definitely work for me.
I said to myself, “Why should anyone envy me and want to be in my shoes?”
God has led me to amazing places in my life, so let me explain how God led me from South Carolina to Kenya.