Easter 1985 - I went to church with my cousins, Jeff and Maureen Siegel and that began my relationship with Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. In October of that year, I told the Lord, “I want to serve you every day for the rest of my life” and although I haven’t done that perfectly, I have never turned back.
Easter 2013 - we had church on the soccer field for our center and also for whoever wanted to come from the community. Our director Steve asked for a volunteer from several categories, including missionaries, to share a brief testimony of Easter in their lives. I nearly ran to the front, no other missionary stood a chance!
I briefly shared my life before – high school dropout – twice! – drugs, drinking, smoking, etc., and my general rebellious attitude toward life.
Then I shared how my cousins invited me to church on Easter in 1985, and my life has never been the same since. I am so grateful for my eternal life but also for my new life here on earth.
The crowning moment – one of the boys here in the center, a teenager now, who used to live in my dorm, sent me a facebook message to tell me he was blessed by what I shared. Then he wrote, '”Thank u 4 caring me when i was young.” What a blessing!
Thank you Lord for the meaning of Easter!