- Parent Category: History
- Category: Personal Stories
- Published on Thursday, 26 October 2006 16:39
Lynn Birch - Windsor, Ontario
My name is Lynn Birch. I was born November 18th, 1982, into a non-Christian home. My father was absent from the family setting, so it was just my mother, my two sisters, and myself. I lived with my mother for the first 7 years of my life, and was placed into foster care 4 days before my 8th birthday. I lived in my first foster home for five months, and then I moved to another foster home. The woman whom I lived with was a Christian, and I knew there was something different about her. No one had ever loved me as much.
I began attending meetings, somewhat unwillingly at first. But after 2 years of living with my foster mom, I was convicted of my spiritual state. I knew that I had to be saved.
I had asked before but I was having doubts and things in my life confirmed those doubts.
I was in grade 6 at the time, almost finished the school year. I was sitting in Sunday night Gospel Meeting, April 10th, 1994, when I read the verse,
"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him." John 3:36.
It finally dawned on me that Jesus had died for my sins, like he promised, and that all I had to do was accept His free gift.
That moment, I asked Christ to forgive my sins, and to be my Saviour, and to turn my life around, to get me on the right path. He did that, and I want to give him the rest of my life, because He gave me something better than anything I could be given. He gave me eternal life.
God is wonderful!