One of the clearest and most powerful ways to demonstrate that the Christian faith is all about a relationship, the relationship, with our Father God, is by hearing and reading about real lives, real experiences, real transformations from real people who have a real relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We'll keep updating this page with real testimonies of what Jesus has done in the lives of those within the church family at Whetstone.
"As the first week of the Alpha Course came around I was excited but nervous – I wasn’t ready to be preached at, to be
taught what to believe, and I felt like I was at war. I was determined to be Mr Awkward and Mr Controversial. How wrong I was."
"God loves me whatever size I am and I can spend my life doing much better things than comparing myself to others and trying to be someone I’m not. Maybe through my struggle with eating disorders and depression, I can help people who face similar troubles."
"I thank God for everything that he’s done for me. For giving me a great father and family who’ve helped me through the darker times; for putting so many great people into my life who’ve helped me massively; and of course, for giving me a truly lovely church family who’ve always been there for me and reminded me that God loves me and will never stop doing so."
"...at roughly the age of ten whatever I had believed was lost. Up until this point I never knew that anyone could not believe in God as I had always assumed that everyone did. It was a shock for me to meet anyone who wasn’t a Christian, and meeting and talking with them made me think that maybe God wasn’t real."
"To be honest I’ve been scared of sharing my faith other than to say ‘I believe in God’. Saying that I’m a Christian or that I go to church I thought would make people think I’m
weird. My lovely husband and siblings would say I’m weird anyway but that’s nothing to do with being a Christian!"
"WBC was as different to my traditional Anglican roots as could be…. the worshippers were enjoying themselves. We read the Bible and were given an understanding of those Holy Scriptures my King James upbringing made almost impossible. I found a new belonging, a new joy. And above all – an inner peace which I had never experienced on that level before."
"I have felt God working in my life. I’ve never been more settled since I accepted that I am not in control. I am a passenger in the car that Jesus is driving. That’s not to say that life
has been perfect, I’ve had difficult times like anyone else."
"I never had a ‘Road of Damascus’ moment. I would say that my experience of Christ has been in the first half of joy, but has been in the second half like the trials of Job, and I make no cut of that, because it is true and you will hear my tale and can judge for yourselves, but through it all God has been there."
"I feel blessed that God has never given up on me despite my rejection over the years and know he is always there for me as I am for him. He is always faithful to those who love him. I still have a lot to learn and my faith is continually growing day by day and I turn to the Lord for courage and support for my future."
"The fact that my narcolepsy was gradually improving, and still is today, is just one example of God working in my life, and it just shows what he can really do if you put
your faith and trust in him. As Mark says in his gospel: ‘All things are possible with God’."
"At the Alpha ‘Away Day’ at Nettle Hill I had my first experience of the Holy Spirit. It was an amazing day for me. This was the start of my journey and encounter with God. I started attending church regularly and enjoyed the lively services and also the way I was welcomed."
If you are a member of Whetstone Baptist Church and are willing to share your life story, please let Neil Burley know.
Page last updated: Nov 2015