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Come and see what God has done; His awesome deeds for us! Psalm 66:5
6th October 2019
A true short Testimony, submitted by a River member:
I come from a non-Christian back ground, a father who professed to be an atheist. An unplanned, unwanted product outside of marriage, which back in the 1950’s was something one just didn’t do.
My Grandmother, apparently, forced my father to marry my mother and we both paid the price for that.
Many times growing up, I witnessed my mother being physically and mentally abused, as indeed was I. We would have the stuffing knocked out of us for a daily pastime, and to this day I still feel the effects.
My older brother was caught throwing pen knives into some disused railings on a main road, by a Sunday School Superintendent, of all people, who felt it necessary to inform our Parents. As a result, I was asked if I would like to attend the Sunday School, to which I did not reply...... aged 7yrs, local Baptist. Mother made me go, as a means of getting me out of the house away from my father, and I hated it......
Aged 11yrs I went to a Christian Holiday Camp for children, organised by the Church, in North Wales, and it was there I accepted Christ as Lord and Saviour, which didn’t help matters at home.
Life took its twists and turns, but when doubts crept in, Isaiah 43:1, reassures me: “I have called YOU by name YOU ARE MINE”
Thank you Jesus.