Doncaster Evangelical Church

Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."


Christine

Looking back, and knowing what I know now, it seems strange that I was teaching others about the Christian faith before I really understood it myself…

I was first taken to Sunday School at the age of three at a Methodist church near Leeds and as I got older started going to church twice on Sundays.  Both my parents went to church and they encouraged me to read the Bible from an early age, I had my own Children’s Bible Reading Notes from the International Bible Reading Association.

We moved to Doncaster when I was thirteen and I continued to attend church twice a day for services and stayed for the Youth Group meetings.  It was a full day.  I also became involved with Sunday School when at age fifteen I wanted to earn a badge for the Girl Guides which involved community service, I didn’t realise how much I was going to enjoy the work.

A couple of years later I was asked to join a group of young people, led by a Local Methodist Preacher, which  travelled to different churchs and helped to lead services.  This was when I really began to think what Christianity was all about.  The act of leading prayers, studying the Bible more intently and preparing talks led me to realise that I had to take my relationship with God more seriously.

Around this same time I also attended several Evangelistic Events (usually led by students from Cliff College) and it was at one of these events that I became convinced that I needed to make a commitment to Jesus which I did.

Looking back, and knowing what I know now, it seems strange that I was teaching others about the Christian faith before I really understood it myself but I am sure it was part of God’s amazing plan and so everything worked out well.