Jesus For As Long As I

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I grew up in Taranaki and Wanganui, and I have known Jesus for as long as I can remember. At the age of 7, on Sunday the 3rd of September 2003, I gave my heart to God, and became a Junior Soldier of The Salvation Army Wanganui City Corps. Throughout my childhood I saw the hand of God in many places. My Mum and Dad and been hospitalised a number of times while we were growing up for number of reasons, and yet both Mum and Dad were strong in their faith. As a family we attended the Wanganui City Corps until early 2001, when Mum and Dad decided to leave the Army, and we moved to the Hosanna Christian Centre. Hosanna Christian Centre was a Pentecostal charismatic church. During our time at this Church, I was baptised, and had also had an encounter with the Holy Spirit. The encounter seems a long time ago, but every week I remembered praying to God, and asking him to help me “lead a life that is clean in thought word and deed.” As I did this, my behaviour at school changed dramatically. At times when I was not behaving, my teacher would remind me that as someone who claims to follow Christ, my actions should reflect the nature of the Christ I claim to represent. As a result my behaviour improved.

In July 2005 our family moved to Pukekohe, which was a difficult move, as it occurred during my second year at Immediate School. When we moved to Pukekohe, we attended the Elim Christian Centre because the Pastor from Hosanna in Wanganui was now an Assistant Pastor at Elim.

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