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The Gospel In Me: September 20, 2015

“Jesus was the bridge I searched for for so long”

Before every baptism we have the privilege to hear stories of how God has saved people in our church and community through the gospel. In order to encourage one another, we will be posting these “gospel stories” after each baptism!

Katie Shelton

Before I became a Christian, I was living a life of sin and traveling down a wrong road. I made a lot of poor decisions and suffered the consequences. I spent almost 13 years as a drug addict and did unimaginable things during that time.

In 2011, I got pregnant with my first daughter, Zora. I did well for some time, but once again I relapsed. It was when I met my, now, husband, James, that I started to pray and ask God to give me strength to overcome this disease. This time last year, just 2 months before our wedding, James and I had an argument because he had found some drugs I had hidden. He said that night he was done. I fell to my knees and cried out to God telling Him that I can’t live like this anymore and asking Him to please guide me.

The next morning my dear friend, Phil Feigel, made me come with him to work at the Oldham Clinic. It was that day that Phil brought me to Robin. I broke down and told him my pain and struggles. He said all you have to do is repent and accept Jesus Christ into your heart and your life. We prayed, and at that moment I was saved!

In the past year I have grown so much spiritually and mentally. My life completely changed that day. I went from a disaster to a proud, devoted Christian. Jesus was the bridge I searched for for so long, and without Jesus I would not be standing here in front of all of you.

Psalm 16:11 says, “You have shown me the path to life.” That verse to me is so powerful and so special to my journey!

Written by

Family Pastor to Students