Hello. My name is Liam and I have been coming to Dovecot Church since I was born. My parents are both Christians but this didn’t automatically make me a Christian, which is a mistake many people make. As I grew up in the church I was very familiar with the teaching of the bible but I never put these into practice. As a child and even early teens, I used to find going to church very boring and when the preacher started speaking I’d completely switch off until he was finished. This was my attitude to most of the meetings in the church.
I carried on like this until I was 13 years old. During that summer in 2004 I went to a Christian camp for kids my age. I had gone the year before and liked it so I went again the next year. During the camp we had a teaching and a message from the bible every night. These were very different from what I’d experienced before. Most of the preaching I’d heard in church only confused me as I couldn’t follow and understand most of it, and I was still too young to attend youth meetings at my church. So the type of simple, yet powerful preaching at this camp struck me.
I’d heard a message on the Tuesday which made me really think about my position with God but I put it to the back of my mind while I went about for the rest of the week. On the last night the speaker asked some youth from the camp to come out to the front and give their testimony. I’d heard people give their testimony before but I was interested this time so I listened. The speaker then gave a message and I knew that I myself wasn’t saved and I needed to. I went to my room and asked Jesus to forgive me for my sins. I asked him to take away my sin and be a part of my life from then on, He is still and always will be.
All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
|Steve T Fr|
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