How I came to the Lord

It was December 18, 1974. I was 18 and lived in a small cottage in Ventura, California. This may seem to be an odd way to start the story, but I was in bed with my girlfriend. I told her about a dream I had the previous year where a cartoon bull was killing everyone of my friends who were also cartoons in a type of Roman coliseum. It really frightened me. She that said that she had a dream about the end of the world. I asked her about it but she didn't give me much information, so I thought the thing to do would be to hug her.

At that moment in the corner there appeared a round object about three feet in diameter that was parchment colored with a black fuzzy border and a red mist covered the room. I felt fear and she sat up and started to pray in the name of Jesus (she was a back-slidden Christian). The apparition disappeared but the fear stayed. We drove to Oxnard where she knew of an Episcopalian church that kept its doors open as it was around 11:00 PM. I felt like I was looking through my body and my eyes grated as if there was sand in them.

When we got to the church, she prayed and started to read a prayer book. I didn't know what to do, so I kneeled and ask God what to do. I had a compulsion to look up and on the cross there was a shadow of the figure of Jesus, but not a shadow, but the purest, brightest, whitest light I had ever seen. I then felt I should go and touch the cross. I went up and on my toes touched the bottom of the cross. Instantly I felt as if someone had put a sponge down my throat and washed me clean. I felt whole, my eyes were clear and I did not feel fear. At that point I got back down on my knees and told God that whatever he had for me, that's what I wanted.

BTW, I've never done drugs and I never went to that Episcopalian church. After accepting the Lord Jesus as my Savior, I began attending the First Baptist Church of Oxnard.

Though I didn't know it, I needed and received a Savior. My life changed and so can yours.

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Gravatar Image1. Posted at 10/27/2004 3:07:25 PM by Sherry

Tanny - we met at the Townhall yesterday. I, like you, had a spiritual experience in my early adulthood. I didn't know ANYTHING about the Holy Spirit, Jesus as Lord, a personal relationship, nothing, as I was raised a Catholic. So, when I had the infilling of the Holy Spirit, it was truly miraculous. I didn't know what had happened, but I knew I had eternal life and I knew it was Jesus Christ. WOW!

I can't wait to you land at Moorpark -- we definitely need to do lunch, Dahlin'!

Sherry

Gravatar Image2. Posted at 10/13/2006 3:02:42 PM by Freddy Davis

Tanny,

As I was doing some research on the web, I came across your website. I think you have some wonderful resources and deeply appreciate what you are doing.

I am the Executive Director of MarketFaith Ministries and wanted to take the opportunity to share another resource with you (www.marketfaith.org). Perhaps it would be an appropriate link on your website.

I am a former international missionary and have a particular interest in the practical implications of worldview. I am developing our ministry website to be a place where people can go to find information about the topic.

I simply wanted to make contact with you and let you know about it. I hope there are some things on the site that you will find useful.

God bless,

Freddy Davis

Gravatar Image3. Posted at 6/20/2008 1:11:01 PM by Jerry Carter

Hi Tanny,

It's good to see another Christian programmer online. It's a lonely club sometimes. Thanks for sharing your testimony - a pretty amazing account.

I pray God continues to bless you and Jane with an ever strengthening marriage and walk with Christ.

Jerry

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