New from California

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  1. walkbyfaith

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    Hello to all my Brothers and Sisters from sunny California.

    I have been reading alot here the last few days (while waiting for activation.....Lord grant me patience) and there is alot of good info here. Most of it is over my head right now, being new to the Word.

    I'm sure my story is one you have heard before. I was the guy who didnt want any religion, didnt need it, didnt know any better. I had attended church a little as a young kid, but not by choice. As an adult, I had been urged to attend church by my grandparents and always declined. I figured I knew (or thought I knew) who Jesus was, and that was enough for me. I was the one to roll my eyes when they prayed before meals and such. I didnt have time for such nonsense.

    Then, in April of this year, everything changed. My Grandmother passed away. I'll never forget that day, sitting in her house with everyone crying and carrying on. While sitting there, I happen to notice her Bible sitting next to me on the couch. Not sure why, but I picked it up and started thumbing through it. I wasnt reading many verses, I was reading the notes she had written in the margins mostly. The more I read, the more peace I found. I happened to read John 3-16:17 (which she had hi-lighted) and those verses for some reason hit me really hard that day.

    After her funeral, Gramps tried to give me her bible, which I declined. As much as I would have loved to have had it, I felt he should keep it for awhile at least. I did get my own, however and began attending church with him. My wife and I were both saved in May. In the last 6 months or so, I have learned how little i knew (and still need to learn) about Christ. I really had no clue at all about Him.

    Gramps likes to say that Grandma was constantly praying for her family to attend the church. Every night this is what she prayed for. God granted her prayer, as now there are at least 20 of her family sitting in those pews on sundays and attending bible study and other church functions.

    I believe this is why she was called up, to get the attention of the rest of us. The Lord used her as he saw fit, to get her family on His path.
     
  2. preacher4truth

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    That's an excellent testimony brother. I remember that day. I am glad you got saved. Stay in the Word.

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  3. Old Union Brother

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    Welcome from Kentucky on a very snowy morning
     
  4. abcgrad94

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    Welcome to the board! So wonderful to hear of your grandmother's sweet testimony and how it lead to your salvation. I lost both of my grandmothers this year. Both were saved, but the loss is still there.

    This is a great place. Don't let the debate forums scare or discourage you. Our bark is worse than our bite (most of the time!)
     
  5. walkbyfaith

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    I wont be debating much, if anything, for awhile.
     
  6. ktn4eg

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    Welcome aboard!! :wavey:
     
  7. annsni

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    Welcome to Baptist Board!! That's an awesome testimony. It's amazing how God gets us sometimes, isn't it? I don't know how much our loved ones know in heaven but I do believe that God let's them in on a few things and I'm sure your grandma knows your new walk with the Lord and she is filled with joy. :)
     
  8. SaggyWoman

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    Thank God for Grandparents. Welcome to the board.
     
  9. Jon-Marc

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    Welcome to the Baptist Board. You're new from California, and I'm new IN California. This is my 12th day in southern California. I'm not sure why I left Florida to come here--other than the fact the home I was living in was repossessed when the owner filed bankruptcy. It's too cold and windy here.
     
  10. mcdirector

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    Welcome from NC!
     
  11. Tom Butler

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    Welcome from the flatlands of Western Kentucky.
     

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