Summer 2024 Testimonies 19: Beth McMichael

Summer 2024 Testimonies19: Beth McMichaelMy testimony begins in the country of Northern Ireland. My parents were both born and raised in this small country, heavily influenced by the gospel and generational Christian living. Both of them believed Jesus Christ died for their sins when they were young teenagers. My parents met in 1979, were married in 1984, and had my older brother in 1987. There was a lot of turmoil in Northern…

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Summer 2024 Testimonies 18: Preston Scotto

Summer 2024 Testimonies 18: Preston ScottoCompiled by Maddie McDonaldMy name is Preston Scotto, and I was born and raised in a Christian home in Denver, NC. It truly is such a blessing to be raised in that setting and to be hearing gospel messages at such a young age. I began to be concerned about my soul when my friend Micah got saved. He was around the same age as me (only…

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Summer 2024 Testimonies 17: Cindy Petterson

Summer 2024 Testimonies 17 - Cindy Petterson“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16, KJV)Back in 1990, watching the TV show Alf was something I looked forward to every week. My whole family would sit in the living room, watch the show, and enjoy a nighttime snack. But on February 5, 1990, as…

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Summer 2024 Testimonies 16: Michalle Parks

Summer 2024 Testimonies 16: Michalle Parks My name is Michalle Parks. I grew up going to a Roman Catholic church; my family went often but I wouldn’t say that we went every Sunday. I also wouldn’t say that I actually enjoyed going. My experience with church was much different from what I have come to know now about having a relationship with God. When I would go as a child, we would…

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Summer 2024 Testimonies 15: Wilma Petterson’s Testimony

Summer 2024 Testimonies 15 - Wilma Petterson’s Testimony As a young girl, one of the most impactful things I remember speaking to me about needing salvation was the salvation of my younger sister, Anne. I was around ten years old at the time, and I was now the only one in our family of six without Christ. Raised in a Christian family in Scotland, I grew up hearing the gospel regularly. My…

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Summer 2024 Testimonies 14: Madeline McDonald

Summer 2024 Testimonies 14: Madeline McDonald My name is Maddie McDonald, and I was born and raised in Denver, North Carolina. I was so blessed to be raised in a Christian home. My parents brought me to pretty much every meeting at our church—every Sunday, Bible studies on Wednesdays, VBS in the summer, etc. I took it for granted most of the time, but hearing the Gospel message several times a week…

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Summer 2024 Testimonies 13: Delanie Knight McDonald

Summer 2024 Testimonies 13: Delanie Knight McDonald I was very fortunate to be raised in a Christian home. Some of my earliest memories involve spending time in a church building, and I’m so blessed that my parents made that an important part of their lives.  From a young age, I was particularly interested in Billy Graham. Now that I look back, I laugh at my 8-year-old self for having such abnormal interests.…

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Summer 2024 Testimonies 12: Moriah Nesbitt

Summer 2024 Testimonies 12: Moriah Nesbitt I was blessed to be born into a Christian family. This gave me the opportunity to go to church from a young age and hear the good news of salvation. Although I was born into a good Christian family, this did not guarantee that I would be in heaven because of my upbringing or even guarantee that I would live a ‘religious’ life. From a young…

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Summer 2024 Testimonies 11: Cara Vallance McMichael

Summer 2024 Testimonies 11: Cara Vallance McMichael Because I had the immense privilege of being raised in a Christian home, I knew for as long as I can remember the gospel truth: I am a sinner, separated from God because of my sin, and in need of having Jesus as my own Savior.  It didn’t necessarily feel like a privilege when I was young, but now I thank God that He chose…

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Summer 2024 Testimonies 10: James Lee

Summer 2024 Testimonies 10: James Lee I was born in the rural coastal city of Ulsan, located in the southeast of South Korea. Imagine a coastal countryside rapidly going through industrial revolution—that would be Ulsan. My parents were first-generation Christians. They were saved while in college, so I was born into a Christian home, which I count as a great privilege.  The concept and existence of God were impressed upon me at…

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