Cheryl M. Henderson
I Didn't Want To Be Saved!
At age 18, I did not want to be saved! I knew it was right, but the life of a Christian was too restricted. I thought I would wait until I was old, maybe 30, to get saved. I figured that by then I would have lived my life enough to be ready to settle down. But God had other plans for me! On April 14, 1976, a series of events led me to a choir rehearsal of a group of high school friends. At the close, someone began to talk about the goodness of God. I realized just how good God had been to me and my family and I began to cry. The more I cried in thanksgiving, the more God washed me. Suddenly, I wanted Jesus as my Savior no matter what! As I sought Him, I saw a vision of my hands holding the hands of Jesus. I saw my name being written in a giant book in heaven. I knew then that I belonged to Him and He belonged to me!
About 1987, I accepted my calling to preach the Gospel. The road to being trained was not easy. I had to learn how to be faithful to God in the face of painful obstacles. But God carried me every step of the way. Now, I know that He is the one who was forever faithful to me!
Sister Melody Wiley
Free From Sin!
The Lord saved me in 2002 on my job through a minister. He spoke to me and told me, "You need the Lord in your life and to repent of your sins. God is not accepting just you going to church. He wants all of you." I repented of my sins that day. The Lord saved me that Monday and filled me with the Holy Ghost that Saturday. I was a changed woman that year and it will be 11 years that I have been saved from sin! I love the Lord with all my heart!