As a show business kid we traveled back and forth across the country for most of my childhood.
Although we were Christians we were what as known as Easter and Christmas Christians that being about the only time we went to Church. When i was thirty my life changed forever on a Bermuda cruise I met the girl who was to become my wife. After a year long courtship we were married on July the twelfth 1969. During that year we went to her little Methodist Church every weekend and thus I was reintroduced to the benefit of regular Church attendance.
We first attended the Methodist Church in our home town where I accepted Christ as my Savior and was baptized. Linda was attending Bible study classes with a friend and we were introduced to the Alliance Church in Chatham New Jersey. At the time its Pastor was Dr. Paul Bubna who became a great friend. When I retired in 2005 we moved to Tucson and found The Alliance Bible Church and became members. Having been on the board of the Methodist Church in New Jersey it only seemed logical that I should join the ABC board which I did. I hope over the ensuing years I have contributed in a helpful way to the running of ABC. In 2014 I had a near death experience when I had a Deep Vein Thrombosis in my left leg and a Bilateral Pulmonary Embolisms in my lungs. I realize that the Lord has kept me alive for some purpose yet to be understood so i will continue to serve to the best of my ability.
Yours in Christ,
Hello! My name is Vicky Lindberg. Most of you probably know me because I am a sister of Cindy Erickson and Sandy Slupski. My walk with the Lord started when I was young. I remember going to Bible school with my cousins and occasionally church with my Mom. But sadly, I only talked with God when I needed His help or wanted something. This went on for years. I only truly turned to God after my marriage of twenty years ended. I needed and pleaded with Him to carry me through because I could not do it on my own!
I suffered severe depression for a few years and knew after some hard lessons from the Lord himself, this was my path back to Him. I had to learn to let go and give it to God! With Jesus' and God’s grace, I have overcome some very powerful addictions, to methamphetamine and cigarettes. I am blessed and thankful that the Lord my God and Jesus my savior, have saved me! I hope and pray that you allow Them to save you too!
Greetings Brothers & Sisters. I would like to tell a little about myself. My grandparents on my father’s side came to Tucson from Texas. They were of german & british decent. My mother’s side of the family were spanish. They came to Tucson from Mexico. I was closest to the mexican side of the family. I was raised catholic and went to a catholic school in the third grade. I attended mass every day. I didn’t get a lot out of catholic church. Mass was said in latin. The altar boys would ring a bell signaling us to stand, sit or kneel. That was about it. When I got older, I strayed away from the church, though I still read my bible. (Catholics were discouraged from reading the bible). When my son, Lucas, was 5 years old my neighbor introduced him to vacation bible school. This brought me into the baptist church. I loved the fellowship there & decided to find friendship with fellow christians in a home church. This led to a search for a home church. I found what I was looking for at Alliance Bible Church (my grandma’s old church). I love the bible based teaching & the warmth & friendship of all our members. The bible has so much wisdom in it! I consider it to be an operating manual for life. My favorite passage is in John, when Jesus gives his disciples one more commandment. “Love one another as I have loved you.” Following this example of love & forgiveness has brought me closer to God. I thank God for this little church & for all of you. May God bless and care for you.
Hello, my name is Stacie Hedgpeth.
My mom died when I was 3. My sisters and I went to go live with my grandma. At 5 my dad got custody of us and we moved to Illinois to live with my dad and stepmom (whom many of you have met).
From May of 2017 I was raised by my dad & stepmom. We went to many churches & cults. Then we found the Christian faith. We went on & off to church and Christian school, but I never really knew God. I grew up with many problems, molestation, anger and abandonment. I went to Juvenile Detention as a teenager & then to Joliet Department of Corrections for kids.
At 17 I moved away and had kids of my own. We went on & off again to church. God was searching for me but I never let Him totally in. I got divorced and remarried same thing in 2008. I finally made my decision to accept God in my life. Then the unthinkable happened in 2009. My husband got arrested for molesting my daughter. Ten days later I was arrested for neglect and failure to protect. I lost my kids to CPS. I fought and fought & then in 2010 I lost the fight. Almost died from an overdose. In 2011 my 2 kids were adopted. But little did I know I was pregnant with Daniel. God blessed me when he took my kids away and gave me Daniel.
As some know, Barry & I have been on & off in church. But in November of 2018 I had a dream I was going to hell and that was my wake-up call to never go back to the life I was living and to get right with God.
So God has taken me through a lot, molestation, anger, depression, anxiety, PTSD & abandonment. Without God I don’t know where I’d be. Never give up hope. If God is for us who could be against us. That’s just a little about me.