Hi folks,

This is the story of how I was converted, and of how God changed my life and gave me everything I had ever longed for.

Even as a child I sought God by reading my Bible and going to church now and then. I had a strong feeling that God had something in store for me. However, when I was 12-years-old my parents got divorced, which was a real shock to me, and this had a great impact on my life. Although I had many friends, I no longer had the joy and happiness in life that I had before this event. My parents noticed this of course, but my depression went on for years. My studies went downhill and I quit school one year before graduating.

At this stage I was really desperate for something positive in my life. My dream was to move to another country (preferably Canada or Australia), and have a family, friends, a house, dogs, etc. However, I was afraid of marrying, as I thought that what had happened to my parents’ marriage, would happen to mine as well – divorce. This thought almost killed me (literally), as life didn’t make any sense to me anymore.

After working for one year, without having an apprenticeship, or much hope, I was called for compulsory military service. During this time my life changed dramatically.

While I was in the army, I stayed in the same room as a guy who preached to me from the Bible and seemed more sincere than anyone I had ever met before. He also showed a deep interest in my life and started to build up a friendship with me. I had never experienced that kind of care and friendship before. When the three months of basic training finished, I decided to follow the Lord and be born again, because I realized the Bible is not just a book talking about “a nice fellow up there”.

I had never experienced that kind of care and frienship before.

From then on, the Lord moved powerfully in my life and many miracles happened. All the glory goes to God that I now live in Australia, I’m happily married, have friends who truly care about me, and I have a very big family in Christ! Even my parents are back together, which is a miracle in itself!

Love in Christ, Alex