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Greeting in the precious name of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!
I was convicted to wear the head covering the end of May, 2001 while reading 1 Cor.11:1-16. I had read it so many times before, but this time was different. I felt God telling me I should cover and obey this teaching. It was not taught in my church. I cannot describe what happened to me. It was like a heavy burden had been placed on me and I could not shrug it off. For two days I begged and pleaded with God, saying, surely you don't want me to do that? For two days, my heart was so heavy it was unbearable. Sunday worship brought a visiting couple who sang. I cannot remember the name of the song, but the words" get back to the heart of worship; it's all about you, Jesus" went right to my heart. On the verge of tears, I silently agreed to obey God and cover. Instantly, the burden was lifted! The peace that followed was so sweet. I now had to tell my dear husband. He did not think it was necessary, but told me to cover if I felt God telling me to. The very next day, on came the bandana style head covering and a dress. For, I felt if I were to wear the head covering, then I would have to cover full time and dress modest also. I took off the tiny gold stud earrings I always wore and the mascara.
It has been almost 10 months since then. Many blessings and changes have taken place and continue to do so. God is so good! I now wear the gathered bonnet style head covering with my hair fully covered. It is my glory and only my husband shall see it. We left our church in Oct. 2001 and gave up our membership in Feb.2002. We could not agree with the non-Biblical teachings and doctrines being taught there. We met another family through the Charity Fellowship Finder List. They are also New Testament believers who follow the KJV. We will be attending our first home church this Sunday, 3/31/02. I have chosen to follow the teachings and doctrines found in the New Testament; which is the Word of God.
Update November 2002
We continue to fellowship and home church every Sunday with the family we met last December. Recently, another family has been visiting our fellowship. We have been able to travel to Mitchell, South Dakota in September for a Charity outreach weekend. Hearing Bro. Denny Kenaston and Bro. Mose Stoltzfus preach in person was a blessing beyond words. In October, we traveled to Wellman, IA to visit Zion Christian Fellowship and hear Keith Daniels preach. We were very blessed that weekend! We enjoyed the fellowship with the families at Zion and hope to return soon. The night we returned from Zion, my husband accepted the Lord into his heart and was born again! I cannot describe how beautiful that moment was while we kneeled together in prayer and he accepted Christ. What a blessing!
God continues to bless our family. My husband has taken spiritual leadership of our home. Prior to and after the conversion of my husband, the Lord showed me through prayer, reading His Word and Charity teachings that I was not born again. Imagine my surprise and disbelief! For almost 20 years, I believed I was born again. I did what I was supposed to do: say a little prayer, ask Jesus into my heart. How Satan was deceiving me just as he is deceiving countless others in the same way. Let this be a warning to those of you who are unsure of your salvation! You can have assurance of salvation! I thank God for His mercy and grace! I would have went to hell if I had died. He showed me what true biblical repentance and salvation through Jesus Christ was. On November 15th, I renounced Satan's hold on me in the name of Jesus, I laid everything at the foot of the cross, I gave every aspect of my life over to Him and I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I have been washed by the blood of the Lamb! I have Victory in Jesus! I am continually praising God for my salvation. I have never known such peace, such contentment in Him.
Update October 2003
We now home church with 3 other families. They are such a blessing to us. We have so much love for them. Our children now have other youth to associate with that are being raised in like-minded Christian homes. We've had the blessing of having elders from Zion come to our home church twice this past year. We were able to go to Wellman the end of August for baptisms. May God Bless You!
Update October 2005
How blessed it is to walk daily with the Lord Jesus! There have been many changes in the past couple of years since my last update. Many trials and triumphs! Our home church has since formed Glory Christian Fellowship. We have two deacons as well as the elders from Zion overseeing us. We've have had two different weekend meetings and do street preaching once a month in the Old Market in Omaha, NE.
Recently, our family moved to a small farm. What a blessing it is to be here! We have a wonderful very old house to love, care for and fix up. God provided this home to us and we are very thankful to Him.
Have you been washed by the blood of the Lamb?
I press towards the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14 KJV