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All believers have something worth sharing with others.

This is Jen's testimony.

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Thanks to my parents, I was brought up to go to Church and Sunday school. I loved Religious Instruction at school and I loved Jesus in my own child-like way. But that is not real faith in Jesus; besides when I reached my 'teens' the things of God started to mean less to me and I thought I was too old for that kind of thing, and I wandered far from God.

When I was 21 I went out to live in Vancouver, Canada and made the most of being able to join in outdoor activities and socialise.
Things seemed to be going well and I shut God out of my life completely.
We might forget about God, but He never forgets us.

Just over five years later I came back to England to live with my parents again, but I was still restless and couldn't settle in any one job for long. In my late twenties I fell in love and got married and even though I had what I wanted, I somehow felt empty inside and thought there must be something more. More importantly, from somewhere deep within I knew I was not in a right standing with God. I used to see Christians attending meetings at my neighbour's house and I remember thinking that I could do with something like that.

A little later, just about the time our third child was two years old, my neighbour invited me to a Christian Mums and Toddler group and then to a dinner put on by Christians where I heard what it is to have a personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. So I turned once again to the Bible and was reading the parables in Luke's gospel. I realised that Jesus loved me and that my sins could be forgiven. I then felt an urgency to put my life right before God and that Thursday morning whilst on my own at home, I knelt down and told the Lord I was sorry for all the wrong things I had done and asked Him to forgive me and I surrendered my life to the Lord Jesus Christ.

(Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things are passed away; behold, new things have come!) 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

Even though I did not fully understand at first all that Jesus had accomplished on the cross to pay for my sin, I soon understood that being saved is about having a relationship with Jesus Christ. As I fellowshipped with other believers, prayed and read my Bible, the Word of God became clearer to me.

(Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.) Philippians 3:12

My husband came to know the Lord six months after I did. We soon found a local fellowship where we were able to serve the Lord. Our five children all came to know the Lord and served with us in the fellowship. Being a Christian is a daily walk with Jesus and it is like getting to know a friend. He is still showing me lots of things through His Word. First of all, He cares about me and everything about me. Through His indwelling Holy Spirit, He is my Counsellor who reminds me of God's love and His Word through Jesus.

At times when things got difficult in my life and I cried out to the Lord in all sincerity, He was my only true comfort and source of inner strength. The Lord is always faithful. He has promised to never leave us or forsake us and to provide for our needs (not our wants). We have had long periods when my husband was out of work, but the Lord provided. There was a time when we were moving house and we needed somewhere to live for an interim period. We didn't have anywhere to move to right up to the last day, but then a house miraculously became available.

In January 2008 we felt deep pain and sadness when our second to the youngest son, Steven, was knocked down and killed in London at the age of 22, but we know that Steven had given his life to the Lord Jesus and we remain strong in our belief that Steven is now in heaven with his Lord and that one day we will see him again.
We really appreciated the support of Christian brothers and sisters at this time, not only through prayer, but in practical matters as well. Our other four children are of course grown up now with lovely families of their own and are all serving the Lord in different parts of the country.