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True Stories of Faith and Hope...


These stories first appeared in our quarterly CHALLENGE MAGAZINE.

Dorothy's Story

A miracle of a new life happened this morning to me, (over 80 years of age). Before this, I’ve been a believing daughter of God for many years. I’d married a child of God, and we became medical missionaries in Thailand. It was a blessing to serve the Lord there. Then Eddie, my husband, died and left this earth. That left me alone in my flat, as all our children were grown-up and married...

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Eddie's Story

I was born into a family where my father drank to excess and came home angry all the time. My Mother, my sister and I were in fear every time he came in the door. I witnessed my Father almost beat my Mother to death but she stayed with him, because she believed that he would be given custody of the children if she left. When not directed at my Mother, my Father’s anger was vented on me...

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Billy's Story

In May 1973, the YF were going to a “Play and Praise Rally”, so I went along as I was now in the badminton team. After the play came the praise. I remember thinking that life seemed to be really good when I was among Christians and, when the guy was speaking, I was convicted that I wanted to be more like them. So I asked Jesus to come into my life. Then came the really embarrassing bit...

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Marianne's Story

By summer 2016, my life was in a mess. I had been on drugs for 30 years and for 20 of those years, I had been “chasing the dragon”. In a short period of time, I had lost everybody I was close to. I was depressed, anxious and very angry. I was mentally unstable and violent. I was hearing voices in my head - they led me to self-harm and, in all, I was heading for an early grave...

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Sam's Story

Over the second weekend in March 1987 I was booked to preach at the anniversary services of Bathgate Baptist Church, just off the M8 going west from Edinburgh to Glasgow. I never did get into the pulpit there as I was urgently called back home - the message was relayed to me that Timothy had been rushed to the Leicester Royal Infirmary after a potentially fatal traffic accident...

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Margaret's Story

As the years passed, I was now happily married with two children, and although I read my bible and prayed to God - I still felt there was something missing. I bought “Every Day with Jesus” Bible Notes for new Christians and tried again and again to find the answer. I was searching for something and didn't know what. I was going to Church, the Young Women's Group and even became an Elder...

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Irene's Story

Every Christian has struggles trying to be the person they know they should be, but if you have ever felt that you were struggling in vain and were ready to give up, then you‘ll understand just how I was feeling some months ago. Paul‘s words to the Romans - “I don‘t understand what I do. What I want to do I don‘t do and what I hate I do” must have been written for me...

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Jennifer's Story

One day I sat at the table and again in tears surrendered my future to Him, knowing if we were not willing to be obedient we would be most miserable. The Lord took away my stony heart and gave me a willing one. I can't say that I never had anymore doubts and fears, but we could now handle them together. I wrote Norman a letter (which he still has!)...

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Mildred's Story

I had a great desire to get to know this Loving God who could renew me and raise me up if I put my trust in Him. So in December 1989 I gave my heart to the Lord Jesus. That day, I was crying, shaking, trying to pray but couldn't, repeating Jesus' name. Although I don't remember all of the prayer, I know I asked for forgiveness and asked Jesus into my heart...

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