Alan B

I believed the Bible was a book of fairy tales

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Acts 2:4

It was in 1983 that I first heard the gospel faithfully preached. I didn’t believe in God and had no interest in the Bible, believing it to be a book of fairy tales. I was very happy with my life and I didn’t need a thing! Friends told me that their lives had been changed by God and that he could prove himself to me. Although sceptical at first, the more I heard about miracles, healings and the power of God, the more it intrigued me.

I decided to put God to the test and went along to a meeting in the local Revival Fellowship where I heard about God’s plan of salvation. I was baptised by immersion and a few days later I was filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in tongues (a brand new language given to me from God).

At that instant my life changed completely because I knew that God was real and I understood that Jesus had died for me personally to give me a new way of life.

As I went along I could see God at work in people’s lives, blessing, healing and providing for them. What amazed me was that as we started living as Christians – taking our direction from the Bible – the same things started happening in our family.

Alan B

Bay of Plenty

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