Is My Christian Life Just Like This?

I grew up in a Christian family in Indonesia, but I seldom went to church. Although we were Christian, we still worshipped our ancestors like other Chinese people. Then one day my elder brother passed away. As we began to seek the Lord, we went to different churches. But in those places we did not find real happiness, especially my parents. As I felt the emptiness inside of me I many times...
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The Local Church—My Home

My name is Susannah, and I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Cal Sate Fullerton. I grew up in Fullerton where I have been meeting with the local church since I was a child. My parents touched the church life in Los Angeles before I was born, so I was raised in the local church in Fullerton. I am so thankful to the Lord that He brought me into the church life. Ever...
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Searching Tells of Eternal Trails

One day not too long ago, I came across something I had written during my early college years. It was a remnant from my past, and yet the person who composed it was a stranger. As I read it, I recalled a plight of endless wandering. I would like to share with you a glimpse into the inner world of a young seeker who is today at home in the Father’s House. A child, I wandered many paths seeking,...
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Shepherded into Christ

I was born in Orange County on October 27, 1979. Both of my parents were believers in Christ, which afforded me with a preserving atmosphere in which to grow up. I feel blessed by the Lord to have parents who were enjoying meeting with the local church before I was born. When I was very young, I loved the Lord and enjoyed going to the children’s meetings. I remember one song in particular...
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My Testimony

My life wasn’t always meaningful. In fact, it was once, in a word, vanity. Allow me to share my past life with you. I was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1944. My parents separated from one another almost before I can remember. My mother raised my sister, my brother, and myself until she had to be hospitalized for a long period of time. I was then eleven years old. The authorities placed us...
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Cared for in Christ’s Body

I would like to share my experience with the local churches. I was born into a Christian family in India in 1973. When I was ten years old, my father came to the United States to work at Oklahoma University. Because of visa and financial situations, the rest of us (my mother, my two sisters, and I) remained in India. After a year had passed, we received word that Dad had suffered a heart attack....
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