One Good Testimony Deserves Another (from Canada)
Fri., Feb. 2. 2018 2:41pm EST
J. Jackson from ApologetiX here again. Before posting my testimony in the preamble of this week's newsletter, I shared it on Facebook. Among the many responses was a great testimony from Canadian ApX fan Debbie Adams Plant, who is the youth coordinator for St. John's Presbyterian Church and the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall in Cornwall ON. She gave us permission to share it with you:
I just read your Facebook post and truly appreciated it. I, too, was raised in the Catholic Church and attended school and church with nuns, priests and brothers. I, too, moved out on my own and lived by myself for five years, working attending evening courses and staying away from church for two years. I felt something missing. I started back to church and realized I was missing God. Wow, Debbie! Praise the Lord! Thanks for sharing that with us and for letting us share it with others!
Three things brought me closer to God and Jesus and got me starting to read the Bible earnestly. One was the Left Behind series. My niece and nephew tried very hard to get me to read these for a long time. When I finally got around to it, I found myself verifying the Bible quotes.
The other thing was my pirated copy of a CD that a friend put together of this group she really liked — ApologetiX. Loved the music but loved the lyrics even more. Each Bible quote was looked up. It didn't take long for me to start ordering CDs and waiting for a chance to see them live.
I have a picture from that first concert (North Syracuse) and when I look at it now, it looks like we have a halo around us. Your music and words and friendship have changed me as a Christian. I believe that all of you were a tool that God used and continues to use to help people grow in their faith. NEVER stop — for the Lord knows the plans He has for you — plans to make you prosper.
P.S. The third was God bringing my husband, Dan, into my life around the same time.
BTW, I did a Christmas pageant based on Star Wars this year. I have a young group for this year and next. You can listen to it at stjohnscornwall.ca Sunday service archives Dec 17 2017. If you get a chance to listen. Next time, I won't announce the hymns — takes away from the flow. I only wanted you to see how the band has allowed me to expand my messages to the youth and the congregation. I would NEVER have thought to use Scripture this way before.
Debbie Adams Plant