Monday, November 19, 2007

Turkey, Turkey.....and more turkey?!?









We had an awesome Thanksgiving here in the C Springs! Breakaway put on our yearly Thanksgiving dinner and 400 people came out and many went to the altar to give their lives to Jesus! There was tons of food, and tons of people! Be on the look out for posts about the Christmas holiday....we are working 24/7 for the Parade, for Scrooge and for the kids play! Can't wait!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

MY TESTIMONY

I was thinking the other day about the Great Commission and how we are called to "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel" and how your testimony is your most powerful weapon. For the few years that I have been saved, I haven't shared my testimony with as many people as I should. But that's changed.

So here it is... I am 18 years old, soon to be 19. I have grown up in church my whole life. I have always known the truth because my pastor and the people in my life have always told it like it is and never watered it down. At a young age I had a sensitive heart for God, I had child-like faith and believed that anything was possible, and wasn't afraid of what people thought. Things started to change when I got older though. The devil had it out for me, and slowly I was introduced to things and people that I shouldn't of been introduced to. My life at home was good, really good, but a few traumatic things happened and continued on through the years. But it ended at an abrupt halt one day.

I remember leaving school early one day because my parents called me home. I knew that one of my relatives or someone had passed away, but I was in my own world and didn't really care. Little did I know what awaited me at home. It rocked my world. My older brother took his life at the age of 17. I was only 13 years old at the time. I thought I had problems then, but this changed everything. My heart was cold before, but after everything it became colder, I became hard and lifeless on the inside. I never showed emotion, never talked to anyone about anything. I can't even begin to explain everything that I felt, or everything that happened. I used to think that I was crazy, but it was the devil lying to me, trying to take me in. And he almost had me.

It took three years of confusion, constant fear and worry to come humbly on my knees before God. I remember the day I was saved, it was a Wednesday night at church. Not a special service, or a revival, just church. I remember thinking in that service that I was sick of myself, sick of my life and sick and tired of being so confused all the time. And I knew that I was headed for a devils hell if I didn't change, so I made up in my mind that I was getting saved when he pulled that alter call, and I did. I don't remember what I prayed or said, I didn't hear a chorus of angels shouting Hallelujah, I just remember thinking to myself, "your never going to be the same again". I was 16 years old.

And since then, I haven't been the same. I thank God so much for all that He has done for me and in me, word's can't explain. It still brings tears to my eyes to think of his unconditional love for me, and how He set me free from guilt of the past and fear of the future. I don't have to worry about what comes next because my life is in the hands of the Living God.

Jesus Christ is real. When you get saved, it's like God opens your eyes to everything around you. People can't tell me that there isn't a God, or that maybe there is, but He is not for everyone, it is just a religion. NO, if only you knew what He has done for me and so many lives around me, you would know that there is a God. That He is the Creator of the Universe, and that He sent His one and only Son, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, to be a sacrifice for all of mankind. He took the consequence of our sins on His back, so we wouldn't have too. What a wonderful Savior.

You can have that peace today, you can have that joy and assurance of Eternal life. You can have the satisfaction in knowing that you are called to something great. You can have Jesus there for you, when no one else is and when no one understands, He will ALWAYS understand and love you unconditionally. All you have to do is ask Him into your heart to be your personal Lord and Savior. And let Him lead you all the days of your life. Salvation is not just for certain people, it is for everyone. You don't have to clean yourself up for Him to love you, come as you are. He will heal and restore everything that hurts and has been lost to you, that's one of his promises to us. Joel 2:25-26

My Savior, my hope, my life, my Jesus and my everything. That's what He is to me. Know you know why I call myself "Jesus Freak". I give all that I am to Him, because He gave everything for me. I WILL go to ends of the Earth to proclaim Jesus. This is my life, I AM A FANATIC.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Harvest Carnival




"HELL HOUSE"





This year's Harvest Carnival was a complete success! We had hundreds of people come through, lot's of candy and crazy costumes. The "Hell House" was awesome, the line to get in didn't end until 10PM. At the end of the night 45 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ! All of our work, money and prayers were worth it. Everyone did an awesome job in the haunted house and the carnival, thanks for all your work! We were tired and wore out, but 45 people makes it all go away. I'm happy we did it, and I had a blast in the haunted house. (Sorry for the scary pics, but you had to see what everyone else saw)