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Our office received this story recently from a couple who took our Prospective Members Class back on Sunday, April 13, 2008.  It was SO good that I asked them if I could share it with everyone.

The story speaks for itself.  It’s what we’re ALL ABOUT here at Grace.  Helping people learn what it means to become a follower of Jesus!!

"My husband and I just took the Prospective Members Class, and loved it. We enjoyed meeting some of the other couples in the class and loved listening to Tim’s story. After the class we met with one of the members who asked us the question: ‘Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.’

"I said ‘Yes’ because I did when I was 14 years old…not really knowing what it meant. But my husband said ‘No,’ which shocked me because I thought he had…it wasn’t something that we had talked about. But to me I didn’t really understand what the whole meaning of that is. So when they explained it and asked if we wanted to do this both of us were ready to do this. So we said the prayer with the members and boy did that feel great!

"Afterwards my husband and I both just cried from relief. We both felt lighter hearted and like the world had been lifted off our shoulders. That was the best feeling anyone could ask for. I’m sure a lot of people say that when they find this church it is what they have been looking for and don’t really mean it. I won’t say that, but I will say this. This is the church that God has lead us to. We never knew that a church could be so fun, so educational and so rewarding to us. Our 2-year old daughter loves this church…which is a blessing to us.

"I would like to say from the bottom of my heart, ‘Thank you so much for being there when we needed it, for helping us get closer with God and welcoming us into a life that both of us so desperately needed.’ "

After I asked if I could share their story, here was their follow-up comment:

would not mind at all if you shared our story with others. I am so glad that we
found this church. Our lives since we made this one change has been awesome. I
never knew that becoming closer with God could bring so many good changes. Again
I would like to thank you for bringing me and my family closer with God. It is
by far the best feeling ever!!!"

Seeing God open our eyes…change our hearts…transform our families…that’s what it’s all about!