Real Stories

PAUL, Coventry

“I became a Christian at a young age when I prayed a simple prayer saying to God that I was sorry for the bad things I had done, believed that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the price for these bad things(rather than me later), and asked Jesus into my life as my own personal saviour. I’ve never regretted doing this expecially as I got older and left school and decided to follow Jesus rather than follow the path many of my friends at school took. I have peace with God – my sins forgiven, a home in heaven, and the knowledge that Jesus is with me everyday and who’s there at the good and bad times to help me. I truly recommend that you come along to Bethesda and hear more about Jesus.”

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GLADYS, Coventry

“When I was twelve years old I was playing in the street, when a lady took me by the hand and said come and give your heart to to the Lord. I was frog marched into the Salvation Army and I was told to kneel and recite the prayer of faith. This meant nothing to me at the time but now I see it was the start of my walk with God. Twenty five years later there was a crisis in my life where by the Lord bought me to my knees, that was the turning point. The Lord had been calling me for twenty five years but I had ignored him but He was not going to let me go. I began to realise this so I explored the Christian way of life. Life was hard as I grew spritually. There were many set backs but my life changed dramatically as I came closer to God. The more I sought him the more personal He became. It would take years to say what the Lord has done for me. He is my constant help and the Lord and I have a deep and spiritual relationship and His Holy Spirit guides me daily. He has bought me through the toughest of times as only God can. He paid a debt for me on the cross, he did not owe, I owe a debt I cannot pay. He did this for me. My only regret is that I did not ask Him into my life years ago but God in his wisdom knew what he was doing. I feel now that the Lord has great plans for me and as I am going to live forever, I have plenty of time to serve him. If there is anyone who reads this and is hesitant about taking that first step of committment, please take it and your life will never be the same. To God be the Glory praise His Holy name. God whispers to us in our pleasure, speaks to us in our consciousness and shouts in our suffering. I am one of those people he has to shout at. “