As I grew up as a child there was no God or Jesus in my life, my parents did not attend church ever that i recall. I had no idea about God except from knowing he was a guy who was in the pledge that we said every morning to the flag at school,it was not until the time I was almost 15 years old that I discoverd who God really was. It was all because one night I stayed at a friends house and when the morning came I was asked if I wanted to attend church with them and of course I said yes and was excited to go. I still to this day don't think they had a clue it was my first time going to church. After going to church that one time with them,just about everytime I stayed there I would wake up early an go to church with them. Then at the age of 18 after graduation from high school I moved away from home, only just about an hour away but I did not take it upon myself to find a church to attend.In all this time i still believed in God and still had faith in him but still had no understanding of the bible at all and was not saved. Then at the age of 21 I hit a rough spot in my life I was just depressed all the time and instead of looking to God for help I started drinking a lot about everday an just decided that this was going to be my life, I was going to be a drunk constrution worker. Well, this lasted until about the end of 2011 then something happened. I kinda woke up an decided what I was doing was wrong and I just had an urge from somewhere that I needed to find a girl to calm me down. Well it did not start off well an I was just about to give up an fall back into my old routine until i happened to notice this cute, little, blonde girl who liked my facebook status I had no clue who she was so I sent her a message to ask who she was an well it started from there. We really did not know what to think of each other at first both being cautious about meeting on facebook and then it about all ended before it began as she was living with her best friend in California an I was in Ohio but come to find out she herself was from the same little town in Ohio that I was living in, so we talked for about two weeks then she said she was missing home and was thinking bout coming home for her birthday and to see her parents and she would like to meet me and of course I was all for that so she flew back to Ohio and the next day I went to pick her up for our first date and right then and there I knew that she was special. We started dating an about a week in she asked me to go to church with her and her family and I did. It didnt take her long to find out that I really wasn't a true Christian and that bugged her. So we talked about it and I told her I would love to become a christian and we would work on it so for five months I went to church with her an loved it! So in May of this year i asked her to marry me and she said yes! We planned our wedding for September because I will be leaving for the army in February of 2013 and a month before our wedding we sat down with the pastor who would be marrying us and talked about all sorts of things. Then he asked me if I was saved an I told him I belived in God and had faith but I did not think I was saved he asked me if I would like to be saved and I said yes when can we do it and he replied right now, so on that night i stood in front of my future wife and the pastor and his wife and confessed to the lord that I have sinned and asked for his forgiveness and opened my heart to him an I truley felt for the first time I was one of Gods children, as goosebumps ran up and down my arms, as I hugged the pastor and thanked him for what he just did for me and he replied back it wasn't me it was God and now looking back I know it was God that sent me my wife and it was my wife who showed me the light and it was my wife who lead me to getting saved but none of it would have happened if it wasn't for God and his son Jesus Christ. And now a days yes we did get married, as you can tell and the love I have in my heart for my wife and God and his son has never been stronger!
Thank you for the wonderful testimony. Just keep yourself fired up, for God and Jesus. The Army life is very difficult, but know you've got God inside of you and in Christ you are more than a conqueror! And congratulations on your marriage!